One of my favorite ways to treat myself is with luxurious feeling bath products. The shower is the one place you can escape as a mom (sometimes) and getting those 15 minutes to yourself feels like bliss. The warm water, a good hair mask, a close shave and a nice scrub make that little moment absolute heaven.
When I was approached by Clover & Bee Skincare I was elated to give them a try. Born from the idea a mom had to make healthier skincare products, Clover & Bee Skincare was created for her daughter who was struggling with severely dry skin. Best of all, using natural based ingredients, like honey that was harvested straight from her backyard hives. Natural based products appeal to me more, now more than ever. As a new mom, you are bombarded with the threat of toxins all around and you try as best you can to keep healthier, less dangerous products in the house in case your little one gets ahold of them. A product that can give me peace of mind is already winning in my book.
Clover & Bee specialized in body polishes, and have three varieties that each have a inviting scent. I chose Grapefruit & Jasmine and fell in love the minute I cracked open the jar. YOU GUYS. This has got to be one of the most beautiful scrubs I’ve come across! Within the honey granules and sugar are dried jasmine blossoms mixed throughout. What really intrigued me is that its first ingredient was honey and not sugar! It definitely made me take a closer look at it because I never expected that. The blend also includes skin loving oils like Babassu nut oil (which is a lightweight, non-comedogenic oil with lots of vitamin E) and Macadamia nut oil (a favorite of mine, that moisturizes and is rich in antioxidants).
I like a good granular scrub and Clover & Bee fits the bill. I love using it after shaving my legs and on rough spots like my elbows. Some “scrubs” out there simply don’t have enough scrub to them but this one met my expectations for a body polish.
And seriously, how beautiful is the branding and packaging of these scrubs? From the lid emblem to the cute label, I’m totally feeling the Clover & Bee vibes.
Each body polish retails for $34 each and you can grab yourself a tub at the Clover & Bee website. And don’t forget to follow them on their Instagram!
When I got a chance to review a body scrub I didn’t waste anytime signing up. With winter here I can already feel my skin getting drier and needing a little bit more help to look healthy and moisturized. Teadora Beauty is a natural and organic body care line that uses nourishing ingredients sourced from the Amazon rainforest. The entire line is vegan, cruelty-free, and free of parabens, silicones, phthalates or sulfates.
Teadora is also a community conscience company that makes sure to use ingredients that are fair-trade sourced, and also gives back by giving some of its profits to Tiny Purple Fishes, a non-profit organization that betters living communities in Brazil and the U.S through a partnership.
The product I was given to try was Teadora Nourishing Body Polish which can be used on wet or dry skin. I opted to use it only in the shower when my skin was wet and ready to be polished. During the winter I tend to get more ingrowns on my calves no matter how much lotion I slather on so extra exfoliation is definitely needed. I found that the polish is fine-grained and not too rough. It’s definitely worthwhile to take a few minutes per leg and really work it into the skin with small circular motions. I also used this on my chest that needed some polishing and found no irritation occurred.
The consistency of the scrub is like a clay mask. When I looked at the ingredients I discovered that it has Brazilian white clay in it which is known to draw out impurities and is non-abrasive as it polishes the skin. I think the little grit you do feel is the ground Acai seeds which makes you feel like you are getting some scrubbing in.
I’m a pretty aggressive scrubber for most parts of my body except my face, neck and chest, and like a good sized grain to feel the scrub, but I did feel like this did the trick. It is labeled as a polish instead of a scrub which makes sense that it has a more refined feel to it.
You can find Teadora online at their website, ShopHQ.com, and BeautyKind.com and you can also follow them on their social media.
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