Love&Lotus Naturals

*Press Sample. I would never lie to you about any product I review. I am thrilled to be able to do these reviews for you because I love trying new products, finding new Indie brands, and finding products in said line that I now can’t live without.

Today we are talking about a Home, Bath,Body Care, Indie Facial Care brand. Whipped Body butters, Salt Scrubs, Sugar scrubs, Wax melts to make your home smell divine, Lip products that are made to heal your lips. This is just a small fraction of the products Melissa, the sweet owner has to offer.

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This scent notes are as follows:

A beautiful fruit and earthy blend of sweet island mangos and budding cannabis flower.  This really smells amazing!. It honestly sinks in, there is no greasiness feel, and your skin will be soft afterward.

Ingredients:

  1. Organic Colloidal Infused Distilled Water
  2. Aloe Vera Juice
  3. Cocoa Butter
  4. Shea Butter
  5. Emulsifying Wax
  6. Coconut Oil
  7. Grapeseed Oil
  8. Stearic Acid
  9. Sweet Almond Oil
  10.  Hempseed Oil
  11. Glycerin
  12. Sodium Lactate
  13. Apricot Kernel Oil
  14. Vitamin E
  15. Optiphen Plus (Paraben Free Preservative)
  16. Allantoin- Allantoin is a chemical compound with formula C₄H₆N₄O₃. It is also called 5-ureidohydantoin or glyoxyldiureide. It is a diureide of glyoxylic acid. It is a naturally occurring nitrogenous compound used as a skin conditioning agent.
  17. Fragrance

Melissa’s  Body Butters  come in 2 sizes; 4 ounces for 7.50, and 8 ounces for 14.00.

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Oh my goodness, this Salt Scrub smells DIVINE, HEAVENLY, SCRUMPTIOUS, all those words and more!. It exfoliated my body perfectly, did not hurt a bit, felt luxurious no doubt. This Luxurious salt scrub packs SIX Sea Salts, Organic Mango Butter, Hempseed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Fresh ground Coffee Beans and an EcoCert approved Preservative.  These super fine salt granules literally dissolve on skin after gentle exfoliation. Scented with Vanilla Chai Tea.

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Ingredients

  1. Dead Sea Sal
  2. Pink Himalayan Salt
  3. Breton Grey Salt
  4. Ceara Sea Salt
  5. European Spa Salt
  6. Mango Butter
  7. Apricot Kernel Oil
  8. Hempseed Oil
  9. Chai Tea Flake
  10. Fragrance
  11. Glyceryl Monocaprylate (and) Glyceryl Monoundecylenate (EcoCert approved preservative)

Vanilla Chai Tea & Sea Salt Scrub Comes in one size 4 Ounces for 12.00

 

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Lip Ganja retails for 3.50 and this is not your, run out into your local drugstore, run of the mill Lip Balm, because of the Hempseed Oil in it, which we will discuss in a minute.This feels rich and creamy. It has a light natural green tint, not noticeable on the lips at all. Comes in other various scents as well.

This feels rich and creamy. It has a light natural green tint, not noticeable on the lips at all. Comes in other various scents as well. Ingredients are:

  1. Made of Kosher Certified unrefined Hempseed Oil; It is obtained by pressing hemp seeds from varieties of Cannabis Sativa.  There is no THC (the psychoactive element present in the cannabis plant) present.  Cold pressed, organic and unrefined hemp oil is dark to light green in color and has a nutty fragrance.  It has a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids which matches the balance required by the  body for healthy cell production.  Hemp Oil has been well known to help prevent moisture loss and premature aging and is effective in maintaining moisture balance.  It can also be useful in alleviating certain skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis.  The word Ganja is simply another word for Hemp.
  2. raw Cocoa Butter
  3. Beeswax
  4. Mango Butter
  5. Vitamin E

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I love this scent as well. there is nothing bad about these Body Butters. They do not leave a greasy film behind and the scent actually stays on your skin for several hours, no joke!. Don’t let the Tobacco in the name put you off. I have never smelled anything like this one of a kind scent that makes me think back to olden days, also my lovely Grandpa; not the yucky, tobacco scent.

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Whipped Sugar Butter, Wow what a delight to use.  I had tons of fluffy bubbles in my bath with this stuff. I love that is doubles, even triples as an exfoliator and a light moisturizer.

Notes are; Black Orchid, a dash of Black Pepper, Ginger, a soft touch of Jasmine & Gardenia and Musk.

4 Ounces 6.50; 8 Ounces 12.00

Ingredients:

  1.  Organic Cane Sugar
  2. Shea Butter
  3. Glycerin
  4. Distilled Water
  5. Sodium Cocoyl/Lauroyl Isethionate is a surfactant/detergent used as a cleansing agent and to impart lather in shampoos, body washes, facial care, and more.
  6. Coconut Oil
  7. Coconut Palm Sugar
  8. Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate is primarily used in cleansing products, including bubble baths, bath soaps and detergents, shampoos and shaving cream.
  9. Sorbitol
  10. Sunflower Oil
  11. Safflower Oil
  12. Caprylic Capric Triglyceride is a  mixed triester derived from coconut oil and glycerin. It comes in the form of an oily liquid, and is sometimes mistakenly referred to as fractionated coconut oil. Functions:Caprylic mainly works as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent.
  13. Sesame Seed Oil
  14. Jojoba Seed Oil
  15. Olive Oil
  16. Vitamin E
  17. Vitamin A
  18. Optiphen Plus (Preservative)
  19. Fragrance
  20. Colored Sugar Sprinkles

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If you like Fresh and Earthy then try Champaca & Bamboo. This is a  clean smelling fragrance with unusual botanical notes, powerful, green, and fresh!. The formula is just as wonderful as the others.

The freshness of bamboo, creamy tropical white flowers. Top notes of cool green bamboo, jasmine, hyacinth, and champaca which is a white flower from the magnolia family).  Bottom notes of amber, clove, and oakmoss.

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These Whipped Sugar-Butters are just WOW!.

Smells like amber, sandalwood paired with vanilla, nutmeg, bergamot, galbanum and Ambergris, YUM.

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So here we have Melissa’s Wax Tarts which are 80% pure Soy and 20% Paraffin wax. All 3 of the tarts have a perfect scent throw. I can’t stand it when I get a candle/wax that has almost no scent!whats the point?. They all melted well, and just one tart made my entire house smell beautiful. My personal favorite is Lemon Fluff Bunny.  I am sorry to say that currently she is sold out of these tarts, but I am sure it will not take Melissa long to whip some up.

About The Owner, you should read this too!. 

Love & Lotus Naturals is owned and operated by Melissa Buck.  I live in Shakopee, MN with my four beautiful children and Nate, my significant other of seven years, who has been and continues to be encouraging and supportive of my love for producing quality, luxe body products from the sidelines.  I have a degree in Executive Office Administration and have owned a successful private home cleaning business for 18 years which has helped me begin this new adventure in my life.  My love for body care came years ago when one of my children suffered from eczema and NOTHING was helping.  When my pediatrician suggested something with steroids I KNEW I needed more time to try something else first.  I scoured article after article, website after website, anything I could find to try to do this naturally.  The world opened up to me.   I was determined.  I learned about oils and butters I never even knew existed. I researched how oils were extracted (that’s important), I learned about fair trade companies, I learned about chemicals and the science behind the chemicals, I joined groups with Herbalists, Cosmetologists, Chemists and Skin Care Professionals, I have watched webinars and taken online classes.  In the end, I was not only able to find a better way to help my child but also a way to put my passion to work for me.  I am a completely self-taught crafter who absolutely LOVES anything body care related.  My products are made with many natural and organic ingredients as well as love, passion and the desire to provide you with quality skincare.  I hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoyed making them.  I appreciate your business and support more than you know.  Because of you, I have more time to do something I love.  Thank You for joining me on this journey to healthier skin.
xoxo,
Melissa

 

Wild Appalachian Natural Essentials

Hello, my lovelies!. I hope you all had a fun, safe, relaxing weekend. This weekend was all about cleaning up our yard, having family over for an evening cookout, which is always nice. I love sitting by a fire and eating good food!.

This wonderful Etsy shop, which I found on Instagram I’m Amberloveseyes12 over there :). They were having a wonderful giveaway, which I entered and that is how I met Amanda Connelly. She is the Owner, Curator, and Designer, of this Herbal based Skincare company. Her Husband, Walt is her loving assistant, he is an Artist, Chief Gardening, and Engineer, which also sometimes helps her with design :).  They are also busy parents of two boys, isn’t that wonderful. They live and have always lived in Newton, New Jersey.

I’d like to start off with her Silk Dream Cream.

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This is simply divine!. It’s my new favorite body cream, without a doubt. I live in Florida, and it is hot here!. I need a thick, fast absorbing, body cream that really makes my skin soft without the greasiness its a must for me. The ingredient list is as follows:

  • Shea Butter
  • Aloe Vera
  • Chamomile extract
  • Calendula extract
  • Cucumber peel extract
  • Rice Bran oil
  • Sunflower seed oil
  • Emulsifying Stearic acid wax
  • Vitamin E (MT50)
  • Vegetable Silk proteins
  • Eco-Cert preservative containing Gluconolactone and Sodium Benzoate.

The Scents include,

  • Delectable Lavender
  • Orange Creamsicle
  • Cucumber Mint (Real cucumber oil, and peppermint)
  • Aged Patchouli
  • Creme De Menthe: peppermint and vanilla
  • Ylang Ylang PLUS (A beautiful floral blend with the top note Ylang Ylang followed by, Jasmine, Geranium, and sandalwood.
  • Citrus Burst ( Sweet orange, Bergamot, and  Tangerine).
  • Geranium and Rose
  • Grapefruit (make sure to use sunscreen if using this one, which will make your skin more prone to sun damage, due to its natural nature).
  • Lavender Grapefruit
  • Real Cucumber (essential oil made from auctual cucumbers, NOT a fragrance oil).
  • Spiced Lavender (Rosemary and Black pepper).

A 4 FL. OZ. is 19.95;  8 FL. OZ. 38.95

Next, we have a Natural Lip balm 🙂

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This little gem here will soon be packaged in tins with added flavors and scents, I love this stuff so I don’t mind the change. Here is what this stuff is made of!.

  • *Certified Organic
  • Sunflower oil*
  • Beeswax*
  • Coconut Oil*
  • Shea butter*
  • Cacao butter
  • Vitamin E

Price: 2.79

Oh my goodness! her, But First Coffee Exfoliating, Foaming, Scrub is AMAZING!

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This sudsy scrub left my body feeling so darn soft and the smell? WOW!. I couldn’t believe it, for real. This scrub has a wonderful soap base, allowing the scrub to stay together, not flake off and then you end up losing most of the product before you get it on your body. This is paraben and sulfate free. It will clean, soften, and tone. Coffee has been proven to reduce cellulite, which is in fact, a skin condition.The ingredient list explains it all and shows you how this treats your body just right.

  • Cacao butter
  • Jojoba oil
  • Arabica beans that are grounded perfectly

4 FL. OZ.   9.95………8FL. OZ.     19.89     You can have this made with -or- without natural Peppermint oil.

I also have her Extreme Caffeine Eye Cream for Puffiness and Dark circles. I have only used it 2 times, so I am not ready to review it quite yet. The ingredient list is very impressive. As you all know, if you’ve been following me for awhile, and have seen my pictures on Instagram I am the perfect person to test this product!!.

I am THRILLED to support this little, Etsy shop, which you can find, Here

I will always be a customer. Amanda is a sweet woman, a hard working woman and I am thankful to have found her. Please, do not hesitate to ask me anything, or just want to talk with me, I’d love to chat you all.

Always your beauty lover,

Amber Morris.