And I’m back! I know I haven’t blogged for a few weeks and I’m sorry, my life has been crazy pants! I have two finals and a paper all due within the next 10 days, but I had to take a moment and share these awesome finds. These are all perfect gifts for Mother’s Day… or for yourself ;o)
There is nothing quite like a truly luxurious body oil. Moisturizing your skin in the morning becomes a spa ritual. There are a select few body oils that I consider spa ritual-quality, and this body oil has definitely been added to the list. If you have tried other True Nature Botanical’s products, then you are familiar with their signature scent. A little jasmine, a little tuberose, a little neroli – and a lot of beauty. The scent is feminine and light, and perfect for spring and summer.
This body oil uses that same signature scent with some of the highest quality oils you will find in a body oil: camellia (green tea) oil, watermelon seed oil and apricot seed oil. Honestly, this could be used as a facial oil with the quality of oils! It is SO moisturizing too, I need less than a pump for an entire leg. I sometimes go overboard because it smells so divine, and then it is a little greasy on my skin. A little goes a long way though so as long as I only use a bit, my skin is left soft, moisturized and not greasy. I’m highly impressed with this body oil.
AND, with every bottle of their Body Oil, True Nature Botanicals makes a $10 donation to the Breast Cancer Fund. What a great gift :o)
Another True Nature Botanicals find! I’ve been using their Citrus perfume all spring and LOVE it.
While I like citrus, some citrus scents can be almost too citrus-y, if you know what I mean. I like oranges, but I don’t necessarily want to walk around smelling like a giant orange! What I love about TNB’s Citrus perfume is that it encapsulates what I love about citrus, the vibrancy and freshness, but without smelling too orange-y. It has a sweet lemon scent to it, which I think helps with the vibrancy of this. There is even a slight floral quality, which I think is what really helps this stand apart from most ‘citrus’ perfumes. I couldn’t put my finger on what flower it was so cheated and looked at the ingredients. I found ylang ylang, which of course is another favorite scent of mine, so it’s a welcome addition!
And if you haven’t seen these solid perfumes in person, they are beautiful. They come in a metal case that is truly lovely, and even has a bit of weight to it. It also comes with a pick (and a beautiful one at that!) to remove the perfume once it is gone, so you can refill it with another.
The scent stays for quite some time on my skin, I would say a few hours. And because the perfume is in a compact, it’s easy to toss in your purse and take it with you.
If you are interested in TNB skincare (either for yourself or for mom!), right now they are having a Mother’s Day special where if you buy their Advanced Anti-Aging Kit, you can get a solid perfume for free! And if you missed it, I have also reviewed their floral perfume (another favorite of mine).
I will start this out by saying this is the most beautiful and unique home fragrance I have ever had the pleasure of using. You may have heard of, or used, home fragrance that has a perfume oil in a small glass container, with wooden reeds that diffuse out the scent. This takes that idea and elevates it to something new. The fragrance (made of essential oils), comes in a beautiful glass vase that even has an adorable little glass stand. And those reeds? Gone. Instead, the diffuser is a handmade flower made from balsa wood. As the diffuser absorbs the scent, it changes colors. How amazing is that?
I choose the Mediterranean Jasmine scent to try, and am so glad I did. This smells like a fresh jasmine vine, growing right in my house. The scent is very strong too. I had it in a bathroom and had to move it to the living room because the scent was taking up the entire bathroom!
I have the petite essence, which is a smaller version of the full size. I have had this in my house for two months now, and it still has more than half of it left. One little bottle will last you quite awhile! Sadly, my nose has become accustomed to the scent now, but when I have friends over and they walk past it, they immediately stop and look around and ask what smells so good. Really. It’s happened more than once.
One thing I will warn you about is that those little flower petals are delicate. I did not realize this when I first received it and in my excitement to put everything together, I accidentally tore a petal :o( It’s a small tear, but I still feel sad for tearing such a beautiful flower. As long as you are gentle with it though and avoid touching the petals, it will be fine.
So if you are looking for a unique present for your mom, I highly recommend this! They are even offering some Mother’s Day specials right now.
And if you want to pamper mom but are on a budget, take a look at Wake to Soak body products. Wake to Soak is a spa that specializes in foot soaks, but they also sell body products. I have their Lavender Whipped Shea, Lavender Shea Soap and Lavender Eye Pillow. I was instantly attracted to Wake and it’s modern yet apothecary vibe. I would love to visit the spa someday!
The Lavender Whipped Shea is a very moisturizing body butter that smells strongly of lavender. I love lavender, so the more lavender – the better! The only ingredients are: organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, organic lavender essential oil and organic cornstarch. I love that short ingredient list and that it is all organic. Shea butter has a unique, somewhat nutty, smell, but the lavender and coconut oil balance it out nicely. It really is whipped too, which makes it a ease to scoop a bit and apply. I’ve been using this at my desk at home on my hands. It’s a bit greasy because of the shea butter, but I don’t mind because my skin loves it.
The Lavender Shea Soap is also organic, and includes organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic palm oil and organic shea butter. It produces an abundance of light, frothy lather and doesn’t dry my skin out at all. The scent is not very strong compared to the Whipped Shea, but that’s ok with me since the soap is being rinsed down drain anyway.
And my favorite of the three, the Lavender Eye Pillow. The eye pillow is filled with flax seed and lavender flowers, and can be frozen or heated. I like to leave mine in the freezer and use in the morning to depuff my eyes. It doesn’t mention this in the description, but the pillow is attached to an elastic band so you can wrap it around your head and not hold it – a big plus! And since it is filled with lavender flowers, you get a whiff of lavender goodness (even when cold!) while relaxing.
That is it for my Mother’s Day gift ideas! What are you planning for Mother’s Day? Have you tried any of these products?
Disclosure: These products were provided to me to try. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I was not financially compensated for writing this blog post. This post contains affiliate links.