WAHM Reviewer – Kristina Mumma
Disclaimer: I received the products detailed below to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.
The Natural Choice Apothecary can be found on Etsy providing “all your Natural Apothecary needs from salves, scrubs, lotions, lip balm, calming aids, and even natural candles to create the perfect bath and body get away while staying natural and organic!” In addition to their Etsy shop, they can be found on Facebook as well as a facebook VIP group where you can participate in promotional events, get sneak peeks at new products and even be first to try them!
The Natural Choice Apothecary
One of the reasons I was most excited to complete this review was because of the products being of a holistic nature. As a holistic health practitioner and advocate for holistic remedies, reviewing natural health/home products is of utmost interest. Also because of my background, I tend to scrutinize products that purport to be “natural”, “organic”, “healing.” With The Natural Choice Apothecary any skepticism was quickly appeased as Carolyn, the owner, is an educated herbalist and creates wonderful natural products with quality ingredients! (and I am admittedly picky when it comes to this genre! J)
So what exactly did I review? 1 full size tin of Sleepy Balm, 1 tube of Herbal infused Lip Butter and 1 sample pot of All Purpose Herbal Balm.
Another new favorite of mine is the Herbal Infused Lip Butter. I admit I was skeptical of this item. I’m not a huge fan of most lip products- often they are too oily/greasy or too waxy. I also am not a fan of the artificially “flavored” lip products. That said, I LOVED this Lip Butter! It was smooth, subtly scented and just the right amount of moisture for my lips! This items is made with: Olive Oil, Organic Calendula Flowers, Organic Plantain Leaves, Organic Lavender Flowers, Organic Lavender Buds, Organic Echinacea Angustifolia Flowers, Organic Echinacea Angustifolia Root, Organic Cocoa Butter, Unbleached Beeswax, Vitamin E Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil. I have a feeling that I’ll be ordering a few extras soon because my 11 year old daughter seems to have taken a liking to this product as well!
The third product I reviewed was a sample of All Purpose Herbal Balm…I absolutely LOVE this product! When I first received it I used it on a small patch of eczema that I had on my face. It was soothing and my eczema seemed to clear up in just one day! My true appreciation of this product, though was today. My daughter fell off a motorized scooter (the kind you stand on NOT the kind you ride on!) and skinned her knees and broke her elbow. Her elbow was scraped and bleeding as well as swollen. You can imagine the tears and pain. After cleaning her wounds I applied the herbal balm. It was light, went on smoothly and actually soothed the scraped areas. My daughter was afraid that anything I put on her boo boo would burn but this was 100% pain free…plus it meets my standards! This Herbal Balm is made with organic olive oil infused with organic calendula flowers (super healing ingredient!), organic plantain, organic lavender buds, organic Echinacea Angustifolia, organic coconut oil, beeswax, tea tree oil, lavender oil and vitamin E oil. In addition to how I used this Healing Balm, according to the product page it can be applied to small cuts, scrapes, bruises, sunburn, diaper rash, chapped skin & lips, severe cracked skin, Eczema, Psoriasis, external yeast infections and vulvular irritation.
Over all I found The Natural Choice Apothecary to be a fabulous resource for natural apothecary products. The packaging is cute, ingredients are clearly detailed and each product page in the etsy shop lists product uses. You can purchase these products as well as others online at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheNaturalApothecary, follow on the FaceBook fan page, join the FaceBook VIP group or Follow on Twitter. The Natural Choice Apothecary is sure to become one of my favorite resources…I highly recommend trying out a product or two – I’d be surprised if you didn’t love it like me!
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