Review | Natural Heavenly Beauty Lavish Body Scrub

Natural Heavenly Beauty Lavish Body Scrub

Natural Heavenly Beauty’s mission is to help people live healthier, happier lives through pure, natural, organic bath and body products that are free of harmful parabens, petrochemicals, artificial colours and synthetic fragrances. To pamper without drying out the skin, NHB uses only natural preservatives; such as, 100% pure Vitamin E, tea tree oil and extra virgin Coconut oil. To create the best healing body treatments, their products tap nature’s abundant reserves of powerful essential oils, natural butters from Shea to Cocoa and more.

This scrub contains Castile soap, Vitamin E, Organic extra-virgin coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Grapeseed oil, Avocado oil, Sweet Almond oil, Safflower and Lemon Oils.

It comes in 9 different aromas. I chose “Heavenly Bliss” which smells like apple pie with a hint of cinnamon –  totally lush!

I have to say the size of the scrub for me was pretty poor and if you are paying for this it is $25 for a tiny 4oz tub. I actually won mine to try so i have to say I’m glad that i didn’t pay for it and it is one big factor as to why i wouldn’t repurchase. The second factor for me is the packaging for $25 you would expect better than a plastic sample tub with an inkjet label it just doesn’t sell it to me no matter if the product is all natural or not packaging plays a big factor on selling your product.

The scrub is just your typical sugar scrub, but with added castile soap to help it foam more into a body wash. In my opinion it would be better without the castile. If you’re using it as a daily scrub then it keeps skin smooth and soft, but for me i only exfoliate twice a week and i prefer something more moisturising castile kind of kills the point in having all the oils in it for me and i still needed a body lotion afterwords.

I would only rate this a 6.5/10 i think the brand needs to think more about the price point and packaging of the items it’s just not selling it for me.

2 Months No Poo Update

I started going No Poo around mid-march. It wasn’t a great success for me as baking soda dried my hair out terribly and ACV  made it lank, I could never seem to get the balance right!

I moved onto shampoo bars after ordering a few samples on Etsy. I had much better results with those, but i got the waxy build up and just couldn’t handle covering my hair in dry shampoo to make it look “ok”, so i gave up and decided that no poo wasn’t for me, It was such hard work! (I was around 2-3 weeks in by that point).

I moved onto “Low Poo” choosing to go with Dr Organics manuka honey shampoo & Australian Organics conditioner pictured below.

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This has been the best thing i could’ve done with my hair and i would advise others to start off “low poo” before going cold turkey. The first few washes were still a little waxy with the shampoo but honestly maybe only the first 3 and then it seemed to really start easing off. The conditioner works great but it is not like an intensive one that’s going to make your fried ends disappear as it is “cone free” but it still is a great everyday conditioner and works well to moisturise.

I have now started to go back to shampoo bars and i seem to be getting great results from them now, they give my hair so much body! I do a spray of acv and leave it in to balance ph. I might be tempting fate here, but i think my hair could be adjusting to the no poo way of life now. I no longer use cone loaded heat protector on my hair when i straighten (which i rarely do nowadays) i’ve been using argan secret leave in spray and i only use it on my ends as it does contain 1 silicone, but it’s right at the bottom of the ingredients list, so certainly not as bad as all the old junk i used to put on my hair and think it was doing it  “good”.

I will keep on with this and update again. It’s still a learning curve and who knows what will happen 🙂

How To Make Natural Homemade Toothpaste

I have never liked normal toothpaste, My teeth never felt that clean after brushing and I hated the way some of them tasted. As you’ve seen on earlier posts I’ve slowly started to get into going more natural, especially when it comes to what I’m putting on my body.I really went cold turkey when changing my normal toothpaste to a homemade one….I don’t know if it was the best approach and don’t recommend it because it will be a shock to most.

This was my first recipe: 

2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil 
2 teaspoons xylitol (stevia can also be used)
1 teaspoons baking soda (sodium bicarbonate not baking powder)
6-10 drops spearmint essential oil
 
I put all the ingredients in a bowl and started smooshing it together – it seemed easy enough and i actually remembered to take pictures 🙂
This actually worked great, It was a bit saline like for me and i missed the foam, so i went back to the drawing board and added in some calcium carbonate (to help re-mineralize teeth) and some more coconut oil to bind it together, but being as the temperature here was in the -3/4 area it solidified 😦
It did work great though, but it was a pain to scrape it out of the packaging…if you live in a hotter country give that a go but i had to move on to a toothpaste i got in the local health food shop which i will blog about in the next few days because i completely LOVE IT!
I won’t rule out my homemade stuff completely though and will make another batch when it’s much warmer here.
 I would love to know if any of you have made your own and if it worked for you?. Leave a comment and let me know.

The No Poo Experiment!

I am starting to get into using shampoo bars. I do have to say finding them is actually proving quite difficult in the UK as all the companies I’ve looked at or heard rave reviews about are in the USA.I have ordered some sample sizes from a UK company on Etsy and so far only one of the bars are really working for me. I am only going into my second week of no poo though and i did use silicone laden products for donkeys years!.Today I purchased a natural shampoo and conditioner to use in conjunction with the bars as i did find my hair was needing conditioner badly after using them, so i will press on with them all and hopefully come back and give my thoughts in a few weeks depending on how long this adjustment period takes!.

Have you gone no poo? Used shampoo bars? Let me know your thoughts on the whole process.