WAHMReviewer – Kathy-Ann Mohammed
I received this product for free in exchange for this honest review.
A little bit about Hippie Love – Peace, Love, Scrub and the owner Melissa Simoes:
The name was chosen because we wanted to make all natural products. I also wanted a way to inspire people. So that’s where the phrase about all natural ingredients for your skin infused with inspiration for your soul, came from… every full size product has an inspiration quote on the packaging… because you never know who needs to hear some kind words. Originally I loved peace love scrub but it was taken on FB where we started so I went with “Hippie Love” – I love things with a hippy/boho vibe and we try to bring it back to basics / natural. We just started in October doing local events and craft fairs, although I’ve been in direct sales for over 4 yrs (so the events & selling aren’t new to me, but creating is). I am a full time working mom and this is my side gig but I’m pouring my heart and soul into this business…I find creating to be therapeutic! I love all natural products but they can cost a fortune so we try to offer them at reasonable prices. We are launching a pet line coming soon, starting with dog lotion bars.
Hippie Love – Peace, Love, Scrub makes natural skincare using 3 major ingredients: coconut oil, beeswax & fragrance oil/s.
I was sent the lotion bar in the scent Relax. Relax consists of coconut oil, beeswax, lavender, pine, jasmine, vanilla and light musk oils. The scent is lovely and uplifting and does exactly what it is supposed to do which is calming and relaxing.
How to use:
You place the entire bar in your hands to warm up, using the coconut oil as it melts to rub all over (like you would after putting a blob of lotion in your hands if that makes sense).
How to store:
comes in a bag to store.
I met Melissa is a networking group on Facebook and she was actually looking for reviewers to review her lotion bar. I approached her and told her I was relatively new with blogging and new to doing product reviews and would love the opportunity to review her product. She was so kind to respond right away and even though I am in Canada and she is in the USA she agreed to send me the product for review. She was patient as the product took 1 month to arrive to me and when we almost thought it could be loss in mail land she was ready and eager to send me another but finally it arrived.
I am so delighted to be given this opportunity to review my first product. I am happy and grateful that she trusted me to give my honest opinion about her product. I love skincare especially natural skincare and was excited to receive the lotion bar and try it out.
So I received the Relax lotion bar on Thursday but had a slight fever so I wanted to wait until the weekend to use it as I didn’t want the fever to speed up the time it takes to melt into my hand as I wanted my review to be based on accurate findings. Yeah I’m a geek like that. LOL.
Saturday I tried the lotion bar as planned. I could smell the fragrance from outside the bag which made me anticipate using the product more. However I am highly sensitive to strong scents and the scent of the Relax bar was subtle and not over powering. I found the scent to be calming and relaxing just as it said it would.
I placed piece of it in my hands and began to rub my hands together gently. The texture of the lotion bar as it melts into the palms of the hand is creamy and a cross between a balm and a butter but not greasy. It looks like a soap bar so it is a cool concept that it is a lotion bar. This was the first time I tried a lotion bar.
I have very sensitive skin and is careful as to what I put on my body/skin. I have hypothyroidism so my skin is very dry especially in the winter months. Over the last year I developed eczema on the back of my hands mainly although I do have a bit of it by my elbows and by my ankles but not as much as my hands. The Relax lotion bar was lovely and seemed to condition my skin well without using a lot of the product. I am muslim and makes ablution before my prayer so even after I had been in water and dried my skin my hands were still conditioned and soft. I do pray 5 times a day and so I make ablution 5 times as well and being in the water constantly dries out my skin more. I used the lotion bar before bed as well and my skin felt conditioned in the morning. What I love about this bar is it is so easy to use and store so it is perfect for your purse or desk or even for by your bed to use nightly. Regular lotion tends to come out in blobs and sometimes you have the dried crust from the last application. Sometime too with regular lotion I squeeze/pump too much out and have to find places just to distribute it without wasting or I get my hubby to stick out his hands to get rid of the excess. I really like the Relax bar as the size is perfect and you use how much you want and it is not greasy. It left my skin and the eczema patches smooth and conditioned.
Again I was glad to be given the opportunity to review the Relax lotion bar. I am quite pleased with the product and would definitely use it again. I would recommend this product to family and friends. I would buy this product. The cost of the product/s is reasonably priced. In fact the cost is much lower than that of businesses like Lush or The Body Shop. I would totally support WAHM/MOM/WOMEN owned businesses and buy from them instead of larger corporations where you are just a dollar sign. It was a pleasure to get to know Melissa. I love the name of her company and loves the inspiration quotes that come with each product. I would love to review other products by Hippie Love – Peace, Love, Scrub.