Simply Rustic Review

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Simply Rustic Products– A day at the spa without leaving home!! As all of us have different skin/hair/water/expectations, of course results will vary. These are my experiences with these products, and I don’t expect any product to satisfy 100% of the people who try it…

Several months ago someone shared the Simply Rustic site with me so I headed over to check it out & immediately liked what I saw– the products, ingredients lists, and packaging are great. Then I discovered this company was Wisconsin-based (Rhinelander), and I fell in love (I live in SW Wisconsin). We connected through Facebook and …Amanda graciously sent me a sample package of her products. Maybe it’s just me, but as the mom of a now 20 month old, I have a hard time recalling the last time I pampered myself. So it is with great pleasure that I enjoyed several products sent to me by Amanda, from Simply Rustic. Also, being on a tight budget means I don’t usually splurge on products like these for myself, I don’t wear make-up, and just use coconut oil as a moisturizer usually. The point being, it was AMAZING to pamper myself a little bit, and I highly encourage every single one of you reading this to pamper yourself once a month, or in my case once a year even :)   Also, these products would make the perfect gift for a sister, mom, aunt, whoever in your life you need to buy a gift for but have no idea what to get them (they do offer spa/gift & travel-sized sample packs).

The samples came in small plastic tubs, but I LOVE that all her regular-sized products come to you in glass, as glass is so much better than plastic in every regard! I love the informational cards that come with every product, which include ingredient lists, and even an explanation of the benefits of some of the ingredients, as well as many ideas for usage. Here’s a review of the products she sent me, including ingredient lists, cost, and what I liked most about them.  From the website: Simply Rustic products are handmade fresh from scratch. Body Butters are whipped and concentrated so a little goes a long way. Water is not used in the products so synthetic preservatives are not needed (a fact I LOVE). I also love that she lists whether each ingredient is organic, fair trade, wild-crafted, and/or unrefined!!

Paradise Body Butter – Vegan $9.00 (other blends include: Cranberry, nut-free, nighty night, peaceful, pumpkin, raspberry, and more!) I love citrus scents, and the Paradise butter has a hint of lime which gives it a crisp, refreshing scent that I really, really like. I don’t need lotion during the humid summer months, but now as fall has come & winter approaches, my skin starts to dry out. The little tub she sent me has lasted a long time, and still has a ways to go, you truly need just a dab. It absorbs very quickly, and doesn’t leave you with a greasy feeling. Ingredients: Fair Trade, Organic Shea Butter Butyrospermum Parkii, Fair Trade, Unrefined, Wildcrafted Cocoa Butter Theobroma Cacao, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Cocos Nucifera, Organic 100% Pure Lime Essential Oil Citrus Aurantifolia, Vitamin E Oil Tocopherol

Face Food is a dry powder that comes in a 4oz 100% recycled glass bottle with a cork top- $10.00. Formulated for Oily/Combination, Dry and Normal Skin Types. Face Food gently exfoliates and removes toxins, bacteria, oil and all that other yucky stuff your skin accumulates during the day. Great for everyday use. I don’t wear make-up, and generally just wash my face with water, but of course I get the same accumulation as everyone else. It was really fun to make a mask out of this with yogurt, and let it sit on my face while I soaked in the tub with the Relax Body Scrub. I also tried this with Apple Cider Vinegar as a face wash (just make sure to stay clear of the eye area, as it burns) but it left my skin with a nice, tingly, fresh feeling.  Ingredients: Pink Kaolin Clay, Yogurt Powder, Organic Honey Powder, Organic Raspberry Fruit Powder, Organic Strawberry Fruit Powder, Organic Aloe Vera Powder Barbadensis, Vitamin C L-Ascorbic Acid. There is no soap, so this cleanser will not foam but it also won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. The 4oz when used as a cleanser is equal to 10oz of liquid facial cleanser.

Relax Body Scrub–$10.00. This product comes with a little wooden scoop, so I scooped a little into my hands and rubbed down my legs and arms with it while soaking in my new claw foot bathtub. I love that there are actual chunks of lavender flowers in this, which then are left to float around the tub. Also, the oils in this scrub left my skin wonderfully moisturized after getting out of the bath– my skin looked & felt great after getting out!  Ingredients: Dead Sea Salt, Grape Seed Oil Vitis Vinifera, Organic Lavender Buds, Fair Trade, Organic Shea Butter Butyrospermum Parkii, Castor Seed Oil Ricinus Communis, Lavender Essential Oil Lavandula Angustifolia, Vitamin E Oil Tocopherol.

“Mommmyyy!” Balm is a multi-purpose balm that is formulated for children and can be used on boo-boos and rubbed on chest for cold congestion- $6.00.Thankfully, we haven’t had a chest cold to try it out on, and although my toddler is very active, he hardly ever gets boo-boos. We did just return from a week in Florida though & we both came home with some bug bites that were itchy. The Mommy Balm definitely helped ease the itchiness of the bites I had. I will update this as I use it more, although I’m hoping to not have to use it for some of its intended purposes :)   I love that The Mommy Balm is in a nice cardboard push up tube. Ingredients:Grape Seed Oil Vitis Vinifera, Yellow Beeswax Cera Alba, Fair Trade, Unrefined, Wildcrafted Mango Butter Mangifera Indica, Vitamin E OilTocopherol, Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil Eucalyptus Globulus, Organic Lemon Essential Oil Citrus Limonum, Organic Oil of Oregano Origanum VulgareOrganic Eucalyptus Essential Oil is great for insect bites, blisters, skin irritations (scrapes), minor wounds (cuts) and helpful in relieving sinus pressure and congestion from colds. Organic Lemon Essential Oil has great anti-septic properties and has an uplifting aroma. Organic Oil of Oregano can be applied directly on the skin to help with skin itching and skin infections.

Please check out her website: http://www.simplyrustic2011.com/ and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/simplyrustic2011.

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