Sunday, September 22, 2013
Honey Girl Organics Body Creme
Honey Girl Organics Body Creme ($23.99 for 4 oz) is a product to satisfy the purists, with organic, close to earth ingredients and bee products that come right from the company's own hives. If you think you only like butters and oils, this might just be the creme to change your mind.
Why it's special: It's an exceptionally pure product; made only of natural, edible ingredients, with no preservatives. Honey Girl products are not heated, to preserve the nutrients, and are handmade in small batches. This body cream features beeswax, pollen, propolis and raw honey that come directly from the company's own holistically managed beehives in Hawaii. This company is really serious about natural. Honey, propolis and essential oils act as antibacterials in place of synthetic preservatives, but just to be safe I am going to try to use this product up within six months.
Scent: The smell of this product is surprisingly warm, mild, and just a touch spicy. Clove is prominent, and you can also detect just the tiniest hint of patchouli. Now I normally shy away when I hear the "P" word, but its used very sparingly and actually has adds a nice dimension. It's balanced by citrusy lime, lemongrass and sweet orange oils. The extra virgin olive oil and the sweetness of honey also mingle with these notes, and it makes the product smell so yummy and edible. The scent itself is so light, it's only gives a slightly aura of fragrance once its applied to the skin, and it's perfect for fall. Absolutely no smelling like a holiday orange or the herb section of a co-op.
Texture: Somewhere between a body butter and a lotion. It should be applied sparingly because it is a concentrated product. Just a little goes a long way, and too much will turn you into a grease ball. There is the slightest bit of stickiness after it's applied, but it absorbs quickly. Its texture is heavy, so if you're adverse to oils and butters, this may not be the best product for you. But if you like more rich products (as I do!), its worth the moisturizing benefits. I can see a huge difference in the feel of my skin after using it, it's noticeably more smooth and supple.
This body cream will definitely will be a go-to for soothing dry skin in the fall and winter. The warming fragrance will be perfectly suited for those chilly months.
Ingredients: organic extra virgin olive oil, purified water, beeswax with pollen & propolis, raw honey, essential oils (lime, sweet orange, lemongrass, patchouli, clove).
Where to buy: honeygirlorganics.com