This post is sponsored by Little Rock Garden. All opinions are 100% my own.
Confession: I’ve always been pretty lazy when it comes to any type of skin care routine. It wasn’t really until going through my studies at the Nutraphoria School of Holistic Nutrition that I started to consider that what I put on my body was just as important as what I put in it.
A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Teresa from Little Rock Garden. Teresa is a soon-to-be chartered herbalist and local artisan who creates gorgeous skin and beauty products with natural ingredients, many of which are grown in her own backyard. Thorough research goes into the production and packaging of Teresa’s products. You can read more about Teresa here.
So far I’ve used three of her products: the Busy Body Whipped Body Butter, Calm Balm, and Hair Care Oil. They are all free of perfumes, dyes, preservatives, parabens, and other yucky substances that you would not want absorbed into your body. Teresa also provides amazingly detailed resources outlining the benefits, sources, and effects of her ingredients.
Busy Body Whipped Body Butter:
I’ve been using this product daily for a few weeks, and one of my favourite things about it is how versatile it is. It is designed to hydrate, protect, and soften skin, so I’ve been using it a couple times daily on my stomach and chest to help keep pregnancy stretch marks to a minimum. I’ve also used it as a base for my makeup, and to moisturize my face after washing off said makeup at the end of the day. I’ve noticed a reduction in my face redness, and overall soften skin everywhere I use it. Softest post-shave legs ever! Another surprise bonus is how long this tub is going to last me; even with using it daily all over my body, I’ve barely made a dent in my 2oz container. A little bit goes a long way!
This lip balm has also worked its way into my favourite-product arsenal. It’s so soft and silky, and doesn’t need to be applied very often to reach its desired effect. I’ve been recovering from a cold sore outbreak (another glorious side effect of pregnancy hormones), and this balm really helped remove the dry skin at the end of the healing process.
Hair Care Oil:
I was skeptical of this product at first. I’ve never had great luck with trying any kind of oil in my hair; they leave my hair greasy for days and are almost impossible to wash out. Using as directed, I massaged a small amount of oil into my scalp before showering, and washed it out with my usual “no-poo” routine (baking soda wash, kombucha rinse). My hair felt great after drying, and wasn’t greasy at all! I’ve also used a small amount on dry hair to keep frizz and flyaways down. My only complaint is that the serum doesn’t flow out of the bottle very well, but this might actually be a good thing as you only need to use very little. As with all three of these products, it’s nice that there is no overwhelming smell. This hair oil is subtle enough to wear in scent-free environments with no issues.
Overall I’m pretty thrilled with my Little Rock Garden experience so far. At first glance I thought the products seemed a tad pricey, but after using them for about two weeks now I can say that they are easily worth the investment. A little bit goes a long way with Teresa’s products; you really don’t have to slather on a big amount to get great effects. All but one of Teresa’s products are vegan, she uses amazingly high quality ingredients, and I always feel good about supporting local businesses, especially with bad-ass female masterminds running them! Next I’d love to try her body massage candle which lets you drip warm, soothing oils onto skin for a sensual massage.
To those of you who know me personally, y’all can expect some Little Rock Garden products as stocking stuffers this year! If you can’t wait that long or would like to order some products for yourself, check out Teresa’s website and contact pages.
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Until next time,