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Bekind Bodycare: Hibiscus Flower Raw & Dry ( for hair care) review

Hello Readers,

Recently i treated my hair with something new – Raw & Dry Hibiscus flower from BEKIND (to make my own hair oil).

This raw and dry hibiscus flower from BeKind Bodycare was sent to me by JasNaturals. Jas Naturals provide 100% Prime Natural and Vegan Cosmetics, Beauty Care, Bath Care, Hand Crafts and Snacks curated for the benefits of the customer and the nature in the best eco-friendly way possible.
About the product & how to prepare the hair oil: 

Price: 58rs for 20gms

Best Before: Mentioned on the pack is just expiry date ie 30/4/2017. Date of packing is not mentioned. I got this product in mid march.

The product is dry hibiscus flower and it looks like this. It has smell that of dried leaves.

Some Benefits of Hibiscus flower for hair: 

  • Boosts hair growth
  • Rich in vitamin C that boosts collagen 
  • Anti dandruff
  • Does away with itchiness
  • Prevents premature greying
  • Has cleansing and moisturising properties

My Experience: I have come across a number of products that are enriched with hibiscus but always hesitated to use them. Since many products are laddened with chemicals. So when JasNaturals sent me this Raw & Dry hibiscus flowers for #doityourself hair oil, i was very excited to use it. I prepared the oil as directed and applied it at night twice a week. After using it for almost 3 weeks i find my hair healthier and bouncy. Also it does helps with the dandruff too. You may not notice the results in a single use. But using repeatedly will definitely give you good results. It is also said to be effective for hair loss. But i cant comment on the hairfall thing as i dont have hairfall issues. All i can say is it does makes my hair look healthier and does away with dandruff.

A good product overall and the best way to treat your hair with hibiscus.

The product is

  • Easy to prepare
  • Easy on pocket
  • Free from chemicals

Do give it a try. You are definately going to love it 🙂 

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The Natures Co Lavender Body Lotion Review

Hello Readers:) i hope you all are doing good. I have been MIA from my blog for past few weeks thats because i was out of the town to attend my cousins wedding. Now that i am back i will be updating back to back to reviews for you all 🙂

Today’s post is all about a Lavender Body Lotion from TheNaturesCo (TNC). I happened to get this product in their march ‘office beauty stash’ beauty wish box. What i got is a sample sized product. Have a look

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TNC Lavender Body Lotion Review

You can view the actual packaging of the product HERE

What the Product claims? Indulge in a soft, smooth sensuous encounter with our Lavender Body Lotion. Dry, sensitive and mature skin will greatly benefit from Lavender’s antimicrobial, anti inflammatory & skin regenerative properties. Apply it liberally and evenly, both in the morning and night. It is especially effective when applied after bathing on moist skin.

Included in the Atmospure Range of TNC this body lotion has calming, soothing and refreshing effect on the skin. The body lotion is white in colour and has runny consistency. It has a nice mild lavender smell. Its loaded with lavender extract, olive oil, kokum butter, vit E, vegetable glycerin, lotion base & Natural preservatives. The product is natural and doesnt contains any chemicals, nor it is tested on animals. Its priced at 545Rs for 250ml. If you have dry skin you are going to love this product.

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TNC lavender Body Lotion Review

My Experience: i have extremely dry skin and many of the lotions which i use end up making my skin oily. I always have had a hard time finding a perfect body lotion but the Lavender Body Lotion from TNC is just perfect for my dry skin. I apply it immediately after bath on my moist skin. It gets easily absorbed into my skin without making it heavier & oily. Its very light weight and i dont feel as if i have applied the lotion. This makes it perfect for the summers as it wont make your skin chip chip. It moisturises my skin well giving it the much needed hydration and i totally love the feeling it gives to my skin. My hands stay soft & hydrated for around 4-5 hours. Since i have extremely dry skin i need more amount of the lotion to keep my skin thoroughly hydrated. I love everything about this body lotion. I am glad i came across this product. Would recommend this product to you all.

Pros:
Works well on dry skin
Perfect for summers
Light weight, non oily, non greasy
Gets easily absorbed into the skin
Nice mild lavender smell
Natural
Not tested on animals

Cons:
A lilttle bit pricey

Rating 4/5

Also Read TNC Pineapple Body Mist Review

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Ma Earth Botanicals Soaps Review

Long back i had received two soaps from Ma Earth Botanicals: Jojoba & neroli soap and Kaolin & Ylang Ylang soap. Today i am going to review these cute soaps. I had already introduced you guys to the brand Ma Earth Botanicals in my previous post where in i had reviewed a hair cleanser from their range. Check it HERE

Coming back to the Soap review….

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All handcrafted soaps from Ma Earth Botanicals are made using the traditional cold process method. The cold pressed bars are made using natural plant-based vegetables, nuts, fruits, herbs, cold pressed oils, whole grain oatmeal, honey and pure essential oils. All their soaps cure for a period of 6 weeks before they are hand-wrapped. The soaps are Cruelty Free * No Harsh Detergents * No Artificial Colors * No Synthetic Fragrance * No Preservatives * SLES Free * Paraben Free.

These soaps came wrapped inside butter paper and had brand name & soap name written on it. None other information was mentioned on the packaging. The soap has cubicle shape and has a soothing smell. I cannot make out what it smells like but all i can say is the smell is nothing artificial or overpowering.

About Jojoba & Neroli Soap.

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A creamy bar of soap enriched with Jojoba oil, renowned for its absorption and moisturizing abilities. Jojoba oil is not actually an oil, but a liquid wax. It is hypoallergenic, soothes and improves skin’s suppleness. Coupled with Neroli essential oil which not only has great therapeutic properties, but also the most incredible, uplifting fragrance. It has a relaxing effect on the mind and body, relieving muscle spasms, calming heart palpitations and a wonderful rejuvenating and regenerative effect on the skin, helping to soften scars and fighting stretch marks.

Ingredients: Aqua, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) oil, Elaeis Oleifera (Palm) oil, Ricinus communis (Castor) oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) essential oil.

Price: 575 for 100gms.

About Kaolin & Ylang Ylang Soap:

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kaolin clay or “China clay” has excellent absorbant qualities. It draws out impurities and toxins and thereby clears the skin of excess oil, dirt and pollutants. Kaolin clay is recommended for both dry and oily skin. It reduces production of sebum and helps in healing dryness. Combined with Ylang Ylang essential oil, well-known for its calming effect on the mind and body, as well as maintaining emotional and spiritual balance.

Ingredients:Aqua, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) oil, Bolus Alba (Kaolin) clay, Sodium Hydroxide, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) essential oil.

Price: 475 for 100gms.

My Experience: These soaps feel extremely smooth on the body and creates a creamy foam giving a luxurious feeling. It cleanse the skin so well without leaving it dry. These soaps melt super fast since they are free from preservatives & chemicals and hence these soaps need to be kept dry between each use. I totally love these soaps because they feel so great on my skin. Makes me feel fabulous.

Rating 4/5

Buy jojoba & neroli soap Here
Buy kaolin & ylang ylang soap Here

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BON ORGANICS-Facial Soap Review

Hello pouters & posers, how you all are doing ? 🙂

Its wedding season & this month i attended like 4-5 wedding functions continuously which means lots of travelling and applying loads of makeup. It has taken a toll on my skin  due to all day makeup face. My skin hardly got any time to breath. Thats when the bon organic facial soap came to my rescue.

About BON – We are not a company but a journey that began in Auroville, India by one man named Ganesh Chandrasekaran back in 1997. At the time, it was only the pure application of several Ayurvedic recipes to treat health problems luring among the locals. Further on, as proper nutrition is the root of Ayurveda, healthy dining was made available back in the days. From there we realised that this conscious living was a priceless gift of good and wellbeing hidden in the act of being organic, natural and bio-environment friendly; hence was born our name Bio Organic & Natural signifying the act of being natural, inartificial, and conscious within and about our surrounding in our daily routine including our accessorial practices towards skin, body, & hair care along with our home hygiene and health. Overall, our abbreviation represents and means ‘good’ for everyone.

Today, our journey continues to follow the light. We are proud to announce that our growth is measured in the smile on our customers’ faces and the love in our employees’ hearts worldwide. At BON we are a healthy family, here we don’t refer to big investors of any sort but the lovely hearts that make us who we are Team. Our Team is holding hands on skilled, talented, artistic and creative women from surrounding areas. who are the gentle handed who craft every product individually to the perfection, the team make this art possible and eventually safe guard it until it lands on your hands similar to nature’s exertion resulting in pure rain drops.

We are not commercial; we don’t just buy the special ingredients and run them through automated processes to turn them into products in bulk quantities ready to be sold for money. Instead, we source our precious ingredients selectively and, following some of the most traditional recipes from Ayurveda & ancient Southern India, we handcraft these ingredients with attention and care to produce only the finest products that can suit everyone. All our products are 100% handmade, hand filled, and packed by hand in small batches in order to keep the richness of the ingredients intact and effective. NONE ARE TESTED ON ANIMALS. ALL PRODUCTS ARE IN  ECO FRIENDLY & ENVIRONMENT SAFE PACKAGING.

So Two weeks ago i received a facial soap from BON to be reviewed on my blog.
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Bio Organic & Natural’s organic Facial soap is made with an excellent recipe for facial needs and protects the skin from the harmful rays of sunlight & the many forms of pollution. The ingredients help restore the skin with its tone, cleanliness, texture, and moisture level. If you’re a person who constantly stays in an air-conditioned room, you’ll need this soap to restore that life and water in your skin especially on your facial skin which is generally exposed as it is uncovered (well unless you’re wearing a full face mask which is extremely rare). Unlike all our other soaps, this one is in particular formulated for the face with numerous handpicked essential oils to hydrated and safe guard the face from acne bursts and other facial discomforts.

Packaging : It comes wraped inside a dry leaf with a paper note rolled over it which contains information about the soap, its price, weight & ingredients. Its a eco friendly packaging. Thumbs up for this packaging.
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Smell : I cannot make out what it smells like but i think it smells like Johnson’s baby powder 😛 The smell is gentle and not overpowering.

Ingredients: Saponified Organic sunflower oil [Helianthus Annuus], Organic Corn oil (Zea Mays) Organic Coconut oil (Cocos Nucifera), Organic Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis), Organic Neem Oil (Melia Azadirachta), Almond oil (Almond (Prunus Dulcis), Demineralized water, Cocoa butter [Theobroma Cacao], Yogurt, Shea butter [Butyrospermum Parkii], Multani mitti [Multani Mitti, Solum Fullonum], Essential oil of sandal wood [Santalum Album], Extract of lemon [Citrus Medica Limonum], Essential oil of Tea tree [Melaleuca Alternifolia], Jojoba oil [Simmondsia Chinensis], Grapefruit oil [Citrus grandis], Natural preservative salinatural TCLS based on Turmeric Oil, Clove Bud Oil, Lemon Grass Oil and Sesame Oil.

Price: Rs 152 for 100g

Best before: 2years from mfg date

Before writing my experience let me tell you that i had this little doubt in my mind whether soaps can be used on the face? I decided to email the BON team and ask them what makes this soap suitable for face. And here is what they replied. —> Dear Ekta,thanks for your query.
Firstly, I would like to clarify that statement. The ‘soap’ that cannot be used on the face is referred to the commercial cleansing bars you can widely find in the market these days (BUT these are NOT soaps at all).
These are merely cleansers.
Our organic & handmade soaps in the other hand can be used on the face and body. In fact all our soaps can be used on the face as well as body. The reason for this is because we are using a unique UCP process which doesn’t involve any harsh chemicals or any heating or other nonsense that may harm the skin (face or body) in any way. We use a blending technique which is very unique and an ancient and forgotten soap making technique from Gandhigram, Southern India. 
At BON we treat skin, the biggest organ of our body, as precious as any other regardless of whether it is facial skin or of the rest of the body.
I hope this answers your query. 🙂

My Experience: As i said that applying loads of makeup had taken a toll on my skin. I got few pimples and my face looked dull and iritated. Tired by attending functions i felt so lazy to use the makeup remover , cleansers and all that stuff. I decided to pick up this facial soap to wash my face. After washing my face the feeling that it gave to my skin was Reposing. I was in aww of this soap. It cleanses the skin so well leaving it fresh looking, clean and so soft. It instantly breathes new life into the skin. My face looks fair after using it. The soap is gentle on my face and did not stretch out my skin or dry it out. It not only cleanses but will also give your skin the feeling of calmness. I love using this soap every night before going to bed. My skin loves it too for its free from chemicals and other non sense stuff.
I highly recommend this soap for all those who wear makeup regularly & have to deal with harsh sunrays & have dull skin.

rating: 5/5

I would like to thank the brand for introducing me to this soap. 🙂

Buy the facial soap from BUY ME HERE

Find BON organics ONLINE on-    WEBSITE ,

Facebook ,Instagram : @bonorganicsindia

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SoulTree Cleanser Review

We all know what a cleanser is and what it does. Right? However using any cleanser doesn’t mean its going to clean your face. You need to make sure you are –
✔using a cleanser that best suits your skin type,
✔using it in a correct manner and most importantly,
✔using a chemical free cleanser.
( i have written in short about this below..keep reading)

Last week i received Aloe & rose water with skin toning licorice cleanser from soul tree.

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Short Introduction: Its a ayurvedic product free from harmful chemicals. No parabens & no silicons. Its a cream based cleanser which is good for everyday use and it can be used as a makeup remover too. It cools & heals skin, lightens sun tan & reduces blemishes if used daily (as mentioned by the brand). Its smell is also natural kinda nothing artificial or scented. Its priced at 295rs for 120ml. Best before 30 months from mfg date.

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Ingredients:

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I totally love the tik-tok cap of the bottle: You just need to press on the PRESS button and it will open from the other side ( pls refer pic). It opens and closes with a tik-tok sound. The packaging is travel friendly. Totally love this packaging.

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How does the cleanser looks?

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Which cleanser suits your skin type ?
If you have oily skin  then opt for a gel or water based cleanser. If you have dry or sensitive skin opt for a cream based cleanser. This soul tree cleanser is suitable for all skin types (as said by the brand).

Correct way of using a cleanser
-Wash your face with just water and pat it dry. Make sure your hands are clean
– Take a little cleanser in your palm and massage it gently on face in circular motions
– Leave it for few seconds then wipe it off with cotton or rinse

Make sure you use a moisturiser after cleansing. If you have a toner you can use a toner first then a moisturiser.

My experience with soul tree cleanser:
Its been only a week since i started using this cleanser & trust me its already become  my favourite. It works so well on my dry & acne prone skin. It cleanse my skin thoroughly without leaving it dry and causing any iritation. It did not stretch out my skin. Infact my skin felt so smooth. It gives an  appeasing feeling to my skin. A little amount is sufficient for the entire face.Regarding lightening of tan and blemishes i cant say as of now. Though if i notice anything i will update you people. As for makeup remover it does a decent job of removing makeup. But if you are using water proof cosmetic then you might have to struggle a bit. While removing my loreal kajal i had to wipe it 3-4 times to remove it completely. But thats fine because it did not irritate or burn my eyes☺

5/5 Rating for this product

Natural & free from parabens & silicons
✔Gentle on Skin
✔Does not causes any iritation
✔Can be used daily
✔Can be used as a makeup remover
✔Travel Friendly packaging
✔Decent Price

This is a fabulous product & i totally recommend it. Comment below for any suggestions or queries. Thankyou for reading. Hope you find my review helpful☺  #SayNoToChemicals

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Navarasas Boost Shampoo with Essential oils

Hello girlies. Writing my first beauty post of 2016 with Navarasas. I am going to talk about the navarasas boost shampoo in this post. I have already reviewed a body butter & body wash from navarasas in my previous blog posts. Must say their products are fabulous. Check out their site http://www.navarasas.com to know more about them.

Have you ever used a shampoo which is full of essential oils…only essential oils ??  No ??  Well even i am using such a shampoo for the first time and i am so happy that i came across such a shampoo. Because essential oils not only smell wonderful they have amazing beauty & health benefits.

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This boost shampoo from navarasas is enriched with essential oils. Essential oils are excellent for cleansing, nourishing & strengthening the hair and scalp.

What the product claims?

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Look & smell – The colour of the shampoo is like lemon juice and smells so fresh like a lemon.

Price – 599 for 200ml

My hair type – Dry

My experience– I love this shampoo. The gentle power of essential oils in the shampoo works wonders on my hair & scalp. It cleanse my hair well & does not leaves my scalp oily. It also helps with the dandruff & reduces the hair fall. I love how it makes my hair manageable and bouncy type but it also does makes my hair a little dry. So its good for normal or oily hair types. Also the scent of this shampoo lingers on for hours after washing. Which will make you feel fresh all throughout the day.

Do i recommend this?
Totally Yes ! Its a fabulous product.

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Navarasas Tranquility Lavender ylang ylang body wash & foam bath

Hello Girls. How you all are doing ? I hope you enjoy reading my reviews and find them helpful.  If you read my blog you must have known that I had reviewed a body butter from Navarasas a few weeks ago and i totally loved it….. So here i am again with another review about a natural body wash from Navarasas by Nikki. A body wash which is natural & free from harmful chemicals and infused with so many essentails oils that will leave your skin feeling heavenly 🙂

Bath & body products with the healing of essential oils are the perfect way to enrich your daily routine.They help in achieving  mental , physical , emotional & spiritual balance. They will keep you feeling energised & revitalized throughout.

So Lets starts with the packaging 🙂

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It comes in a see through plastic bottle with a flip cap. The packaging is pretty decent and travel friendly. Price and ingredients were not mentioned on this bottle. I guess thats because this was a sample for me to review. However i sent them an email asking for ingredients and they told me about it.

Ingredients, Price, Quantity

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This is how the body wash looks like

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My views & experience
The body wash has a soft & smooth and gel like texture. You can make out from the above picture. It has a nice lavender scent which i totally love. It helps relax my mind and body. The body wash lathers easily. However what i usually do is wet my bath sponge and pour a little body wash on it and rub gently on my body. This way it lathers more and is effective & you require less body wash in this case. The lavender smell keeps on emerging as i apply the body wash. My bathroom gets filled with the scent of lavender. The body wash gets rinsed off easily leaving my skin oh-so-smooth and clean. My skin feels new, fresh and hydrated. Its rich lavender fragrance makes me feel fabulous. However the lavender scent doesnt lingers with me. But that is ok. I am not very much a fan of highly scented products.i love this body wash for its natural and has so many essential oils present in it. Essentials oils present in it cleanse the skin gently without drying it out.
If you are looking for an all natural body wash then this is the one for you. It wont disappoint you.

My Rating 5/5

After using two products from navarasas back to back i am totally impressed with their products and the positive effect they have on skin. The body butter did heal my super dry skin and the body wash leaves my skin clean and softer.

So that all for today. If you have any queries or suggestions you can comment below and i will reply asap 🙂

Find Navarasas on-
Instagram – @navarasas
Website – http://www.navarasas.com