Here at Romancing the Spoon, we like to promote natural, organic living. Our bodies respond so well to what it already knows. For instance, apples are loaded with natural fiber and Vitamin C and our bodies can easily absorb it and break it down. However, when we feed our bodies the chemicals found in most grocery store products, we tend to not “feel” our best; our bodies are feel “off” because they don’t recognize what is being put into it. It’s not a secret that eating naturally and organically is better for us, but the same can be said for the products we buy and use on a daily basis.
So that’s why RTS will not only feature “good for you” recipes, but “good for you” products as well. Products that are natural, organic, or eco-friendly (or products that are just plain good for the soul) will be featured and reviewed, and information on where you can purchase these wonderful products for yourself will be included.
So today we review two amazing products that I really believe in.
First up: Moroccan Silk Hair Serum made by Sweet Essentials.
Moroccan and argan oil is all the rage these days. It has been deemed a “miracle oil” and “liquid gold” by some of the world’s best beauty experts. It nourishes dry and damaged hair,restores shine and lustre, and tames frizzies and fly aways. Argan oil has become extremely popular within the past few years and products featuring the oil can be found anywhere from your local hair salon to Walmart.
So what makes this product so special?
Moroccan Silk Hair Serum contains not only organic argan oil, but macadamia nut oil also.
While both oils contain natural vitamins (particularly Vitamin E), argan oil can be a bit heavy on thinner hair or hair that has a tendency to get greasy rather quickly. Macadamia nut oil, however, is lighter than argan oil and does not weigh hair down. So the beauty of this product is that it gives you all the benefits of argan oil without the added heaviness or grease.
This serum comes in a convenient 2 fl.oz spray bottle, unlike other oils that often come in a bottle and end up running down the sides (wasting the product and greasing up your shelf). One spray is enough for me. I spray once in the palm of my hand, rub my palms together, give my hair a good massage (starting at the ends, working my way up), and then style as usual. Easy peasy!
This serum leaves my hair soft and shiny. If I use it and decide to let my hair dry naturally, my natural wave is extremely pronounced and defined. If I blow my hair out, I find that this serum prevents the dryness that often occurs when I use a blow dryer and straightener.
On top of all of that, it smells heavenly. The scent I use is warm vanilla sugar, and it makes my hair smell like a cupcake–which obviously I love.
Moroccan Silk Hair Serum is something that every girl should keep in her bathroom. This serum doesn’t just make your hair look healthy, it nourishes every strand to actually strengthen and protect your tresses.
Next up: Autumn Kiss Organic Lip Balm by The Healer’s Hands.
OK, I have been dying to review this product ever since it first touched my lips.
I know, I know. Every girl has their favorites when it comes to lip balm (we’re talking about the colorless stuff that makes your lips feel soft and smooth….no lipstick here) .
We tend to be particular about what goes on our lips. It can’t be too sticky, or heavy. Not too strong in flavor.
My personal favorites have always been Nivea’s A Kiss of Moisture* and Smith’s Rosebud Salve**, but even my old standbys just can’t compete with the organic lip balm I’ve recently come across.
*This is frustratingly hard to find. One time I stumbled upon it checking out at a random CVS…I bought 6 tubes.
**I have a love/hate relationship with Rosebud Salve. It smells great. It works great. But it’s gloopy (messy, sticky, you get too much at a time) and you have to be as strong as Popeye with the fingernails of a Jersey Shore castmate to get the tin open.
I can’t begin to describe how happy I am that I’ve found this Organic Lip Balm from The Healer’s Hands. This product meets all the requirements of a good lip balm, in my opinion:
- Great smell: IT SMELLS LIKE WILLIAMS SONOMA. You know the scent I’m referring to? That clove-y, citrus-y, orange peel-y smell? Yes, that one! Absolutely perfect for Autumn (hence the name).
- Mild/no taste: No grossness if you accidentally lick your lips.
- Zero Stickiness: This balm is made from organic oils and butters (coconut oil, shea butter, soybean oil, beeswax, Vitamin E oils of: Clove, and orange), so there is absolutely no sticky residue left over on your fingertips or your lips.
- Shine Durability: Long lasting glossiness.
- Smoothing Power: This balm is like giving your lips a tiny facial. I get chapped lips when the weather changes, and this balm has worked wonders for me.
- Adorable Packaging: An unofficial requirement but I just have to mention that this lip balm is packaged so sweetly and delicately (as seen above)–definitely something worth noting.
Moral of the story: toss your favorite lip balms in a drawer and keep them just in case this one gets lost in the black hole that has taken so many balms before it, but I guarantee this will be your one and only go-to for the fall.
PS: There might be a giveaway in the very near future involving these two products…check back soon for details!
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