Routine Moon Sisters Natural Deodorant Stick Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Natural Deodorant Stick from Routine in the Moon Sisters scent that was purchased recently from well.ca. Routine is a Canadian brand – this is my first time trying anything from this brand [info in italics taken from the Routine website]

Whimsical nostalgia, neroli & roses.
Wearing nothin’ but the moonlight,
summer swimming, striking poses.
CHARCOAL, MAGNESIUM & PREBIOTICS
Scent Profile: Floral & Grounding Predominant Scent: Rose & Neroli (low key floral with nostalgic undertones of summer) Formula: CHARCOAL (with prebiotics) Essential Oils: Lavender, Rose, Neroli, Champa, Vetiver, and Peppermint.

The charcoal detoxifies, magnesium relaxes the pits to reduce stress sweats and prebiotics keep your skin healthy. There is a touch of baking soda for added deodorizing- just enough to keep most sensitive skinned people from getting irritation.

This natural deodorant WORKS really well. Although it says that it only has a touch of baking soda in it, it is just enough that if I use it seven days in a row, it will trigger some irritation – but that is normal for me with any natural deodorant if it has baking soda. So I alternate using with a baking soda free deodorant to prevent reaction / give my skin a break.

Because this deodorant contains charcoal it is grey in colour, so I wouldn’t want to use it with a tank top as it does leave a faint grey cast on the skin. The scent is really nice – not too strong – I love rose and neroli, such a fresh and light floral scent!

I plan to try their baking soda free version the next time I’m stocking up on things from well.ca.

Are you a fan of natural deodorant? Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Bloomiss Tension Balm and Tinted Lip Balm Reviews

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen in my stories that I recently received a PR package from Bloomiss – they’re a Canadian brand that specializes in beauty, skincare and aromatherapy. I received the Tension Balm, a Natural Tinted Lip Balm, and the Blooming Lashes Mascara. Today I’m reviewing the Tension Balm and the Tinted Lip Balm – my review of the Mascara will be later this week. [info in italics taken from the Bloomiss website]

Founded in 2016 as a natural organic beauty, skincare and aromatherapy company, Bloomiss products were created to help every woman live their life in full bloom. The name Bloomiss was a word created to encompass a (Blooming) beautiful woman (Miss) when she is striving to be her very best – BLOOMISS.

The Bloomiss product line is a mix of three elements; beauty, skincare, and aromatherapy created to feed your skin and body, healthy natural nourishing ingredients that have results you can see as well as luxury indulgent products to treat yourself and the ones you love. 

Tension Balm:

Relieves the tension and pressure in your neck, head, and achy muscles in our jumbo tube.  Do you have a sore stiff neck…head…shoulders full of tension from daily life? Tired of taking ibuprofen and muscle relaxers in large doses to relax your tension and muscle stiffness.  We have developed our tension balm stick for you to take on the go and to help you with your tension in a natural way. Our tension balm is 100% natural to relieve the tension and pressure on your neck, shoulders, head or any achy body parts. 

Anything that helps relieve soreness / stiffness without popping pain killers is welcomed. I really love the giant tube for easy application.

The standout ingredients are camphor, menthol and arnica – arnica works amazingly well for joint stiffness and pain. You can also use this Tension Balm for headaches. This stuff works really well to provide relief!

Natural Tinted Lip Balm:

100% Natural Beauty Products, All natural minerals are used to make this lip butter smooth, silky and extremely moisturizing. A best selling natural tinted lip balm that will moisturize, nourish and protect your lips while giving you beautiful lip colour! A light mint scent  A  tint of poppies and peaches gives your lips a glistening colour and look. Paraben-Free, Cruelty-Free, Chemical Free, Dye Free 

Ingredients:  Organic Castor Oil, Organic Beeswax,  Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Organic Peppermint Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Oil, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Titanium Dioxide,  Iron Oxide, Mica

This is a really great lip balm – the tint is really nice too. It doesn’t feel waxy or sticky. Very hydrating – I’m a lip balm addict, so hydration is a must!

I have an affiliate code, so if you are interested in buying either of these (or anything else, for that matter) I will earn a commission, but please don’t feel any pressure. I’m not a fan of pushy sales people!

https://www.bloomiss.com?sca_ref=556809.TGPlGud3Eq

Have you tried either of these? Do you like pain relief balms / creams? Are you also a lip balm addict?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were gifted, and yes, there is an affiliate code – but my opinion is always my own.

Empties – February 2021

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Today I’m sharing my empties for February. I didn’t finish up a lot this month, but progress is progress when it comes to using up my stash and not letting things go to waste! Let’s take a closer look, and I’ll let you know if the products are something that I will re-purchase (either right away, or eventually) or not at all. I’ll also link to the original reviews.

Makeup:

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream SPF 30 – I love this, and would buy it again eventually. I have a few on my list that I want to try with a higher SPF, so it will be wish-listed for now. Review is here.

Derma MD Glamour Lip Plump – this was a PR product from several years ago! I really liked it, but it got lost in my stash and its really time to let it go! Review is here.

Skincare:

Poetic Blend The Timeless Oil – I won this in a giveaway. I loved this facial oil! I’m not sure if it is still available or not, but if it is, I would buy it once I use up my facial oil stash. Review is here.

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Clarify + Clear Mask – I think that this might be my second sample of this facial mask. Really great for a spot treatment for an emergency breakout as it is targeted more for oily / acne prone skin, but I’d buy this as it WORKS! Review is here.

Sothys La Creme Yeux-Lèvres (Eye and Lip Cream) – This was a PR gifted product. The jar was huge, and it took me forever to use it up because you only need the tiniest amount. Because it is such a rich eye cream, I only used it at night. It is an expensive product, so it doesn’t work my budget right now. Review is here.

Be On Me Face Cream Sensitive – This was PR gifted. Such a great facial cream. Hydrating without feeling heavy or greasy. Until I finish up a few more moisturizers in my stash, it will go on my wishlist. Review is here.

Bodycare:

Lowen’s Super Salve – PR gifted. This SAVED my poor dry hands this winter. I plan to buy another jar of this stuff as soon as I finish up a few more salves from my stash. Review is here.

UnderCarriage Deodorant Cream No BS formula, Gerouli scent – Already re-purchased a replacement! This is probably the best baking soda free natural deodorant that I’ve tried thus far. It lasts longer than most, and even the Mister likes using it! Review is here.

Have you finished up much this month? Thanks for reading

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Disclosure: This post contains a mix of products that I purchased, and PR gifted items, all are identified. However, my opinion is my own whether a product has been purchased or gifted.

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Bubble Paste Review

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Today I have a review of the Bubble Paste from Lowen’s Natural Skincare – I bought myself a few treats from their Black Friday sale, I already reviewed the Salt of the Earth Sea Salt Scrub. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I’ve gotten a PR package from them in the past and have reviewed several of their products. Those reviews are hereherehere and here. [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s website]

Lowen’s is a Canadian brand, based out of Calgary, Alberta.

Conceived by a veteran Pharmacist committed to using organic, fair-trade, and/or locally-sourced ingredients, Lowen’s creates unique skin care products that are safe, effective, long-lasting, and affordable.

Let’s take a closer look at the Bubble Paste:

Our FAMILY FAVORITE PRODUCT! You’re one scoop away from the healthiest, bubble bath day. Get the kids and whole family excited about using Lowen’s Bubble Paste. Simply made- using only 3, 100% natural ingredients. Plus, scented using Blood Orange goodness!

Ingredients: Glycerin (vegetable source), Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (organic salt foaming agent), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Blood Orange) Essential Oil

Bubble Paste is totally new bath product for me, you just scoop out the paste and add to running water and it will bubble up – and it really bubbles up, and the bubbles are fairly long lasting. I also love that the ingredient list is so simple.

The jar of Bubble Paste is MASSIVE at 15 ounces of product. It bubbles beautifully, and smells divine. I love the Blood Orange scent. They also sell jar-less refills which is so great!

Have you tried this? Are you a bubble bath fan?

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Disclosure: I purchased this. My opinion is based on my experience of using the product.

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Salt of the Earth Sea Salt Scrub Review

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Today I have a review of the Salt of the Earth (Sea Salt Scrub) from Lowen’s Natural Skincare – I bought myself a few treats from their Black Friday sale. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I’ve gotten a PR package from them in the past and have reviewed several of their products. Previous reviews are here, here, here and here. [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s website]

Lowen’s is a Canadian brand, based out of Calgary, Alberta.

Conceived by a veteran Pharmacist committed to using organic, fair-trade, and/or locally-sourced ingredients, Lowen’s creates unique skin care products that are safe, effective, long-lasting, and affordable.

Let’s take a look at the Sea Salt Scrub!

Our amazing (if we say so ourselves) exfoliating Sea Salt Body Scrub, loving made with: 

Vancouver Island Sea Salt

Extra Virgin Fair Trade Coconut Oil

Cold Pressed Organic Alberta Hemp Seed Oil

We’ve also added Soma Spa’s unique customized “relaxing mix” of essential oils. Helping to ease your journey into blissful serenity. All this local goodness will get your skin exfoliated, refreshed, and breathing again. For fans of softened skin, you’ve just found the perfect product win!

How to Use: Grab a pinch of Salt of the Earth Salt Scrub and slowly work it into the areas of your body you want to soften.When the salt granules are reduced to a fine powder. Rinse-off with warm water. Voila, you are off to the races!  Also, you can do a full body scrub in the shower.  Use as a once a week treat (but we do use the scrub on our hands on a daily basis.)

I think that this might be my first sea salt based body scrub! I really love how it exfoliates AND hydrates after using. My skin is so silky smooth after I use it!

The jar is quite big – who am I kidding – it is HUGE at 450g / 15oz! And they sell refills, so you can reduce your plastic consumption and just keep refilling the same jar which I love.

The essential oil blend is made up of:

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil, Bergamot Fruit (Citrus Bergamia) Oil, Juniper Berry (Juniperus Communis) Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower (Cananga Odorata) Oil.

It is beautifully scented, very fresh and uplifting!

Have you tried this one? Do you like salt based body scrubs?

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Disclosure: I purchased this! My opinion is based on my experience of using this product.

Cumulative Empties Aug to Dec 2020 – Hair, Body and Makeup

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Earlier this week I shared my cumulative skincare empties, and today I have my haircare, body care an makeup empties (not decluttered makeup, that was a separate post). I didn’t finish up nearly as much in these categories as I did with my skincare stash, but I still feel like I’m making progress in using up products. I will link to my original reviews and let you know if it is something I would purchase / re-purchase or not (by purchase I mean eventually, as my goal is to only buy products when necessary).

Hair and Body Care:

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Shampoo – This was a part of a larger PR package from the brand. The matching conditioner has a few uses left in it, so I’m sure it will be in my next round of empties. I really love the Perfect Repair Shampoo – it makes my hair so soft and healthy feeling. I would purchase a full size of this if I can get it here, or order online from a Canadian website.

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly – This was from my Petit Vour subscription. I liked this a lot, it worked well for my wavy, frizz prone hair. I would love to get a full size of this eventually – once I use up my current stash of styling products.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum – This was a PR product. This is more like a rich body butter than a serum. Amazing for dry skin, and left my skin silky smooth. It is on the pricy side though, and I have a few body lotions / body butters to use up in my stash.

Makeup Empties:


Essence Cosmetics Lips Go Wow Plumping Lip Gloss – I LOVE this lip plumping gloss. It doesn’t sting or burn like a lot of lip plumpers. I plan on getting another one if they still have them at Shoppers / Pharmaprix.

Smashbox SuperFan Mascara – This was a free deluxe sample with purchase. Its a nice mascara, but didn’t hold a curl well for me, so I would not purchase a full size. I think that it is a great mascara if you don’t have stick straight lashes like I do!

So there you have it, the final empties for 2020. I’ve already finished up a few things this month, so I might return to a monthly empties format as long as I finish up a minimum of five products each month.

I’ll be back next week with some Bath and Body product reviews.

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Disclosure: Post contains both PR and self-purchased products – all are individually identified. My opinion is my own regardless and is based on my experience with the product(s).

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel that came in my Fall CAUSEBOX. [info in italics taken from the Aromatherapy Associates website]

Our best selling De-Stress Muscle Gel first cools inflamed muscles before imparting a deep, comforting warmth. Invigorating Black Pepper and warming Ginger are the perfect antidote to an intense workout, a demanding day, or in-flight heavy legs, leaving muscles soothed and relaxed.

Not only is this muscle gel great for sore muscles, it smells amazing with the black pepper, ginger, rosemary and lavender – much like the De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil which I have previously tried and absolutely loved!

You can also use it on the back of your neck or temples when you have a headache!

INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Water, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavendar) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Leucadendron Cajaputi (Cajput) Oil, Parfum**, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Pinus Sylvestris (Pine) Leaf Oil, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Oil, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Citral*, Coumarin*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*. *Natural Essential Oil Contents **Natural Plant Extracts

Have you tried this Muscle Gel? Do you have a favourite one?

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Disclosure: This came in my Fall CAUSEBOX subscription that I paid for!

Cumulative Monthly Empties April to July 2020

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Today I have a cumulative empties post. I decided to only do a monthly empties post if I have at least 5 products finished. So now I have empties collecting from April to July! I’ll let you know if I plan to re-buy or not, either right away or eventually, and link to my original reviews.

Haircare & Bodycare:

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Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask and Scalp Revival Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo – these were minis form the Sephora annual birthday gift. Loved both of these, I would like to buy full sizes eventually. Review is here. *Sephora Beauty Insider freebie*

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream – I LOVE this one. I’ve re-purchased this a few times, and plan on getting it again as soon as I finish up one of the other body creams / lotions in my stash. Review is here.

Skincare:

Monthly Empties Apr to Jul 2020 2

The Inkey List Collagen Booster and Hepta-Peptide Serums – I love facial serums, and will probably re-purchase eventually. I have a few serums on my wish-list that I would like to try first. Reviews are here and here.

Not pictured: There was also an oil cleanser (Aromatica Natural Coconut Cleansing Oil) from my CertClean judging package that I had not yet reviewed, but I cannot find the bottle – I think that the Mister recycled it already, oops! I have a few more oil cleansers to use up, so I won’t need to buy any for awhile! *PR / judging package product*

Makeup: 

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FitGlow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara – I scored this mascara a 5 out of 7. It is a nice mascara, but it isn’t a great one for me personally, as my eyes are way too watery for this formula. Review is here.

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Multi-Effect Mascara – I scored this one a 5.75 out of 7. It didn’t give me enough volume, but it is a good waterproof lengthening mascara – but I want volume. Review is here.

So there you have it, my cumulative monthly empties – I didn’t finish up as much as I thought I would and I have several skincare products that are so close to being finished up, so maybe I’ll have more next time. But progress is progress when it comes to using up products rather than wasting them!

Did you finish up much this month (or over the past couple of months)?

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Disclosure: Most of these were purchased by me, products that membership freebies or PR are identified above with an * (and disclosed in the original review).

Undercarriage Natural Deodorant Reviews

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Today I’m reviewing two natural deodorants from Undercarriage – the Gerouli NO BS Natural Deodorant and the Woodzee Natural Deodorant that I purchased from well.ca. [info in italics taken from the Undercarriage website]

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

Undercarriage is a fairly new Canadian brand – I found out about them on InstaGram – here’s a little bit of info about them:

We decided to come up with Undercarriage for the simple reason that people want to feel fresh in all “under parts” under the arms, under the breasts and under the belt – and the options we are presented within the marketplace are deodorant sticks, talcs and other products that aren’t necessarily the healthiest of options.

This product is for anyone that wants odor protection. It won’t prevent you from sweating, but it will minimize your wetness and keep you smelling fresh. Creates a barrier that kills bacteria that causes odor.

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

My underarm skin has been sensitive recently, so I decided to first try out their No BS Natural Deodorant Cream in the Gerouli scent.

SERIOUSLY NO BS…THIS DEODORANT FORMULA IS BAKING SODA FREE FOR EXTRA SENSITIVE SKIN. THIS BAKING SODA FREE FORMULA IS PERFECT FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT MIGHT GET RED, BUMPY AND IRRITATED UNDER THE ARMS FROM REGULAR BAKING SODA FORMULAS. A CRISP, REFRESHING BLEND OF GERANIUM, PATCHOULI AND GRAPEFRUIT GIVES THIS DEODORANT ITS COOL SCENT. A LITTLE HIPPIE-DIPPIE MIXED WITH A LITTLE BIT OF HOOD. NATURAL DEODORANT CREAM WITH POWDERY FINISH FOR UNDER THE ARMS AND THE BELT. NATURAL OIL BARRIER PROTECTS SKIN AND PRIVATE AREAS FROM ODOR, CHAFING AND DISCOMFORT.

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

Normally, I don’t find that baking soda free deodorants are as long lasting as a regular formula for me, but this one lasts surprisingly well. And my underarms seem to get less wet than with other BS-free formulas. The scent is mild, I smell the geranium more than the patchouli – not at all hippie-dippie.

The Mister has also tried and liked this deodorant as well!

Ingredients/ingrédients : Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Magnesium Hydroxide (Magnesium), Cera alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Essential Oil), Citrus racemosa (Grapefruit White Essential Oil), Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli Essential Oil), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Carbo activatus (activated charcoal)

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

After using the No BS formula, I decided to buy and test out the regular formula (with baking soda) soon as well to see if the Undercarriage formulation would work with my sensitive skin.

A REFRESHING BLEND OF YLANG YLANG AND CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OILS GIVES THIS DEODORANT IT’S COOL – WOOD-ZEE SCENT.

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

The regular formula so far seems to be ok for my sensitive underarms – no irritation even if I use it several days in a row! It has been working really well for me during the current heatwave – a miracle, because it has been STINKING HOT! The Mister tried and liked this one as well!

One thing that I really like is that neither deodorant is over-scented! Great if you are sensitive to scents.

Ingredients/ingrédients : Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Cera alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Juniperus virginiana (Cedarwood Essential Oil), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang Essential Oil) Tocopherol (vitamin E), *Organic

Have you tried either formulation of Natural Deodorant from Undercarriage? They have several different scents – and they have a vegan formula (without the beeswax).

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased these things!