Scrumptiousness for your skin: Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar SoapI am on a total bar soap kick lately…all the different styles, textures, and scents are so much fun.  Bar soap certainly isn’t what it was back in the day.  While bar soap is very nostalgic for me, I also remember how soap used to smell so….soapy.   Plus, every brand seemed to dry out skin and leave itchy patches.  Well, that was then and this is now, and Farmhouse Fresh has a trio of fantastic retro bars of soap that combine all the best from the past and the now.                                                                                                                                                                   samples

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar SoapAll three varieties of the Shea Butter Bar Soap ($11.50) are wrapped in beautiful, thick printed paper tied with hemp rope.  The Shea Butter Bar Soap is 97% natural and paraben and sulfate free.  All three varieties create a full, creamy lather that cleans and moisturizes.  No dry skin patches from these hydrating bars of goodness!  And the fragrances….oooooh they all smell SO good.

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Front Porch Punch

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Front Porch Punch

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Front Porch Punch

Ok, so it is officially fall and Front Porch Punch is scented with ripe, juicy summer fruits, including strawberry, grapefruit, mango, melon and peach – but I don’t care what season it is, you are going to love this soap. It smells so good you will want to lather up from head to toe, and the super thick foam is great for shaving.

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Citrine Beach

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Citrine Beach

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Citrine Beach

Citrine Beach is a totally different scent – not sweet, but fresh and clean smelling.  It’s a morning breeze filled with fresh grapefruit and orange that will wake you up and put a smile on your face.Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Coconut Cream

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Coconut Cream

Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soap in Coconut Cream

My most favorite of the three Shea Butter Bar Soaps is – surprise! – Coconut Cream.  Oh this is lovely.  It’s a deep, rich coconut that isn’t too foody or too tropical…it just smells like amazing, deliciously fresh coconut.  Wow is it good.

For bar soaps with packaging that brings you back to the good old days and soap that has all the good stuff skin loves, be sure to try Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Bar Soaps.  You can find them online at farmhousefreshgoods.com.  – Lisa

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Recipe for calm and hydrated skin with Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Ingredients:

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

scoop of your choice

hair tie back

washcloth

water

Timing:

one minute for application

two to three plus minutes to “bake”

one to two minutes to wash off

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Farnhouse Fresh’s new Peat Perfection Mask is different from the other Farmhouse Fresh masks I’ve tried. The others, Pudding Apeel and Guac Star, have looked and smelled good enough to eat. BUT who wants to eat Peat? Normally I’d pass this by except when it’s a mask from Farmhouse Fresh the answer is yes, I’ll try.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask box

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask box

At first glance you might be thinking chocolate, then you’d smell and know that it’s not chocolate. While this doesn’t have the smell of what you know as peat, it does have a fresh outdoorsy aroma that is not offensive at all. It’s actually only noticeable if you purposely smell it to check out the fragrance as I’m wont to do.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Peat Perfection is a vegan mask that’s created with peat, the highly concentrated organic plant matter that’s harvested from ago-old enriched wetland vegetation. This natural resource contains a cocktail of calming, hydrating, and moisture locking ingredients. It features locally grown cold pressed organic cucumber extract (full of vitamin C), caffeic acid, silica, and other minerals which all provide anti-oxidants.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

The purpose of Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask is to help detox, calm, and soothe irritated skin while also hydrating it and locking in moisture. While I don’t have irritated skin I do have skin that wants extra hydration. I have large pores on my nose and cheeks and I find that a mask that dries down like Peat Perfection does wonders to cleanse my pores and keep them looking smaller.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask

The ingredients in this mask are what made me want to use it. Of course it’s paraben and sulfate free since it’s Farmhouse Fresh after all. It contains essential oils of orange peel, grapefruit, and lavender. Ingredients like bentonite and kaolin clays help remove impurities and at the same time balance oils, unclog and refine pores. In addition it contains anti0xidant rich safflower and soybean oils, pro-vitamin B5, and allantoin. All of these repair the skin’s barrier, attract and hold moisture, and help with irritation.

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask ingredients

Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask ingredients

This is one of the easiest and least messy masks I’ve used. It takes just minutes to set up so even if you have just a few minutes this is perfect. I pull my hair back, smooth the peat perfection on with my fingers and wait for it to dry. It takes maybe 2 to 3 minutes to dry but I like to leave it on longer. I rinse off with warm water and my wash cloth and VOILA I’m done and ready to glow. For those of you who have irritation you’ll want to use this daily, it’s that gentle. The glass jar is 3 oz and you should be able to get 14-16 uses out of it.

Farmhouse Fresh can be found on their website, on Amazon, and at top destination spas like Red Door Spas, Ritz-Carlton, The Spa at Camelback Inn, and many more. The jar retails for $30 making it approximately $2 per use. Wouldn’t you spend $2 to make your skin feel refreshed and hydrated to start your day?  —  Marciapeat-perfection-enriched-peat-purification-mask-9

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Farmhouse Fresh has altered my life. Citrus Cilantro Body Oil and Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard are 2 reasons why.

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard and Citrus Cilantro Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard and Citrus Cilantro Body Oil

Upon discovering Farmhouse Fresh my sensibilities were altered. I always said I don’t like fragranced products. Anything fragranced that came to Beauty Info Zone via PR was something that my blog partner Lisa received and wrote about. She finally twisted my arm and told me that Farmhouse Fresh was a line that she knew I would love and she was so right. I don’t just love the line, I’m crazy about it. My former beliefs were turned upside down and now I crave Farmhouse Fresh. Happily I was sent two new products to adore and teach you about.

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard and Citrus Cilantro Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard and Citrus Cilantro Body Oil

It’s important to know what makes Farmhouse Fresh stand out from the crowded field of bath and body. This is a company that uses farm fresh ingredients that are grown in the U.S. Resorts and spas throughout the states proudly use their products knowing the clients will be clamoring to come back for more. 99% of their products are vegan and gluten free. Each product ranges from 90-99% natural. Finally the scents are exquisite.

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil and Citrus Citlantro Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil and Citrus Citlantro Body Oil

Citrus Cilantro Body Oil is the second Body Oil I’ve been privileged enough to use. When I reviewed Quinsyberry Botanical Body Oil I noticed the other scents and drooled. I knew that more would be in my future. Citrus Cilantro is a totally different experience. While Quinsyberry is sweet and seductive Citrus Cilantro is like a breath of fresh air. It’s an outdoor  fragrance to me. It’s summery in the same way that freshly cut grass is yet it has an edge to it with the citrus. Citrus Cilantro Body Oil is formulated with antioxidant-rich olive fruit & grapeseed oils and contains orange peel, jojoba, sunflower seed & apricot kernel oils.

Farmhouse Fresh Citrus Citlantro Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Citrus Citlantro Body Oil

It’s wonderfully hydrating and I like to apply this upon getting out of the shower. If you love to luxuriate in a bath then a Farmhouse Fresh Body Oil is a great companion. Pour some in and it will automatically hydrate your skin without leaving it oily. Since it’s a glass bottle it lives on my counter and not in the shower stall. I’m always amazed at how little I need to moisturize my body and how long lasting this is. Even though an $18 bottle of Farmhouse Fresh Body Oil lasts forever I’ve still ordered Clementine since these are what I like to use for fragrance. Who’d have thought this would ever happen to me?

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

Newer to my life is the Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard. Oh my goodness. You don’t know what delicious smells like until you use this body moisturizer. It’s like getting two for the price of one. Unscrew the glass jar and from your first sniff you’ll be thanking me for introducing this to you. It’s that scrumptious.

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

This light orange and white body moisturizer comes with a great wooden spoon for mixing. It’s created from a 2-part blend that includes 1/2 whipped shea butter and 1/2 live fruit cells that are suspended in an aloe gel. Imagine yourself wrapped in this blood orange cream with a hint of delicate honeysuckle flower essence! This is a fabulous warm weather body cream. It’s rich enough to make your skin feel soft and moisturized but light enough for summer skin. You’ll not only feel soft and supple but you’ll smell delicious. Both the mason jar and the wooden spoon are reusable too. One of my favorite parts is this bag that it comes in, all ready for gift giving!

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

Farmhouse Fresh Honeysuckle Blood Orange Custard

These two products have strengthened my admiration for Farmhouse Fresh and I’m eager for a fragranced future with them. —  Marcia

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Beach party in a bottle: Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

Every time the BIZ is sent a new product to try, Marcia and I have a very calm, civilized, and adult conversation about which one of us gets to do the reviewing. We each have our favorites – Marcia loves anything with a citrus scent and I love anything with coconut. So you can just imagine how flummoxed we were when faced with deciding who got to try FARMHOUSE FRESH’S® NEW CITRINE BEACH BODY MILK…after all, this beach party in a bottle is a delicious combination of Texas grapefruit extract, decadent coconut, lime, and creamy rum. Yup…basically a pina colada on a sun-drenched sandy beach.

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

My love of anything emblazoned with super cute cows won the ‘discussion’ and I was the lucky winner. I do mean lucky because this is some of the most awesome smelling body lotion EVER. Just gorgeous!! Of course, as with all things Farmhouse Fresh, the packaging is to die for –  Shannon McLinden, the CEO of FarmHouse Fresh®, says “Like our other Body Milks, we incorporated nostalgic motifs and the feel of handmade paper when creating the packaging for the tube, inspired by patterns of vintage wallpapers and towels.”

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

The lotion is light and silky, with antioxidants and potassium to plump up wrinkles and treat age spots. It has beautiful oils that skin just loves, like soybean, rice bran,jojoba, sweet almond, avocado and sesame seed oils. These oils stimulate collagen production and make skin more elastic. This beautiful body lotion is 96%-natural, and the vegan formula is free of gluten, parabens, sulfates and mineral oil. I have pictured the larger size Citrine Beach Body Milk lotion (8 oz.; $28.00) in the “Our Cows Sip Sunshine” gift box printed with vegetable-based inks. The smaller travel-sized tube (2.4 oz. $14.00) comes in a decorative package.

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

Farmhouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk

You can find FarmHouse Fresh® products at retail stores and at professional spas like Glen Ivy Resort & Spas, Four Seasons, The Spa at Camelback Inn, as well as Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf Astoria and Hyatt Regency locations, as well as online at  farmhousefreshgoods.com.  I love so many of their products, but I am especially happy that I won the latest wrestling match with Marcia and have my beach party in a bottle!  – Lisa
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Let’s think Mother’s Day gifts both high and low

With Mother’s Day creeping up this week here are some suggestions of gifts that I’d love to receive or that my female family would love to be the recipient of:

Revive Light Therapy Mirror

Revive Light Therapy Mirror

reVive’s Full-Face Beauty Panel Light Therapy is a new device that’s so advanced it can treat your full face, neck, chest, hands and back in only minutes a day. The anti-aging effects include wrinkle/line reduction and prevention, skin tone and color enhancement, hyperpigmentation treatment, and many other skin ailments—resulting in healthy, glowing, youthful skin. In addition to anti-aging effects, powerful infrared (IR) LED lights support skin healing and recovery activity, as well as minimizing damage caused by sunburn, bruising, cuts and scrapes, scarring, etc. This device retails for $399 however with the discount code MOM20 – you could get 20% off.

Sonulase Intelligence Brush

Sonulase Intelligence Brush

SONULASE is the first device that combines medical grade age fighting Red Light with daily cleansing. It’s made to stimulate collagen production while strengthening sagging skin and wrinkles. It does it all while you cleanse. Sadly collagen production pretty much stops by the age of 25. Since collagen plumps facial skin it keeps it looking fuller and more youthful. Sonaluse wants to stimulate natural collagen growth with the effects of RED LIGHT therapy. Special offer of $199 for BIZ readers.

Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System

Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System

Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System This system tones skin through Kinetic technology using a skin toning device along with specific topicals, including a treatment serum plus a morning moisturizer and a night moisturizer. The device is sort of like a hand vacuum for skin – it lifts skin, stimulating blood flow. It helps treatment products absorb better, increasing the efficacy of the active ingredients. ($249)

Beauty Junkees Pro Makeup Blending Sponge Set

Beauty Junkees Pro Makeup Blending Sponge Set

Beauty Junkees Pro Makeup Blending Sponge set is a set of four blending sponges for only $14.97. I’m totally amazed by this set and recommend it for all beauty lovers. To learn more about it read my review and you’ll want this set for yourself.

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil is only my latest love from this wonderful brand. Reviewed here but now that I see that it comes in other fragrances like Clementine, I want to expand my Farmhouse Fresh experience.

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub was my introduction to Farmhouse Fresh and I’m totally in love with it. As soon as I saw it was being used up I ordered another from Amazon ($28.75) – if you want to do a fabulous bath and body gift I recommend this scrub too. review

Travelo Classic HD

Travelo Classic HD

Travelo Classic HD is not only a beautiful accessory for the traveling mom but it’s 50% off from now to May 31, 2016 with the code MOM. It’s available in 10 great colors so there’s one for everyone, especially at the 50% off price of $10. The Classic HD improves on the Classic Excel with an incredible high definition spray head that produces a fine, luxurious fragrance mist. Made from aircraft grade aluminum and totally free of glass, it is light, strong and aircraft approved for carry on baggage. The Classic HD is Travalo UChange compatible. Change your fragrance in moments. No cleaning, no need to run it empty!

flowers from The Bouq.com day 4

flowers from The Bouq.com day 4

The Bouqs.com bouquet is still fresh in my mind so if flowers are on your list, check out their beautiful choices. These bring a unique touch and can be delivered in time for your loved ones pleasure especially if you aren’t close enough to bring your mom a gift in person.adobe heart

Last but not least is plenty of LOVE!

No matter what your price range there are fabulous options. — Marcia

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Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Botanical Body Oil is perfection in a bottle

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil

I want to be one of those women who can walk by a bath/body section or store and admire the yummy sounding confections. But I’m not. I need to be seduced into trying a fragrance item. FARMHOUSE FRESH knows how to seduce me. Their seduction factor runs high. Everything I’ve gotten from Farmhouse Fresh has been amazing and made me went to dive head first into their manufacturing facility.

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil

When I was offered the chance to try Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil I didn’t hesitate for a minute. I absolutely knew that I’d want to try this out and now happiness abounds. How could I say no to this? “96%-Natural, Vegan  & Gluten-Free Body Oil Features Vitamin A- & C-Enriched Black Currant Which Helps Prevent Premature Aging While Restoring Skin’s Natural Glow”

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil contains a blend of blackberry extract and light botanicals oils. The fragrance has a soft apple blossom aroma mixed with the blackberry. I’m not one to be able to describe scents well but I know what I like and I really like this. Besides being rich with vitamins this body oil makes my skin feel soft and warm. I love the feel of this on my body.

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil

I started slowly since that’s how I roll with a fragranced item so my legs were first. I noticed just a soft whisper of fragrance but that my skin felt so moisturized. So I moved up and used it on my body. As I became more enthusiastic about the aroma I moved to my arms. Even my husband asked why I smelled so good.

Ingredients that make this so wonderful:

  • blackcurrent extract – which is rich in antioxidants that help repair and nourish damaged skin while restoring your skin’s natural glow
  • Vitamins A and C to help prevent premature aging
  • Soybean, jojoba, sunflower and apricot kernel oils – these all have high natural moisturizing factors that will reduce dryness and retain moisture
  • Grape seed and olive fruit oils – powerful antioxidants that diminish the damaging effects of sun and enhance healthy collagen and elastin
  • Shea butter – a terrific skin hydrating ingredient
  • Cocoa Seed Butter and Vitamin E
  • This is a vegan formula and is free of gluten, parabens, sulfates, and mineral oil
Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil ingredients

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil ingredients

This botanical oil is very light and doesn’t make my skin feel oily or greasy. It absorbs quickly so I don’t have to wait to put on clothes. I can still use my Aveeno unscented body lotion right after my shower and then layer this oil over it. The combination keeps me moisturized for 2 days before I have to apply more.

I highly recommend Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil as a gift for anyone – grad, mom, sister, friend. At $18 it’s a beautiful bottle and will make someone’s eyes light up with delight. While you may never find me at a bath and body store, you will find me stocking up on Farmhouse Fresh in general and Quinsyberry Body Oil in particular.

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil

What tempts you from Farmhouse Fresh?  — Marcia

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The proof is in the pudding…Farmhouse Fresh Pudding Apeel

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Something about Farmhouse Fresh makes me hungry….maybe because one of my favorite masks is their Sundae Best Chocolate Softening Mask and one of my favorite body lotions is their Back Country Caramel Body Milk Lotion. They both smell so delicious I want to eat them with a spoon.
My newest obsession keeps my stomach growling – the Farmhouse Fresh Pudding Apeel ($22 – 14 to 18 applications), a resurfacing mask that is a deliciously effective way to exfoliate my skin!
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Farmhouse Fresh Pudding Apeel
I’ll admit up front that I may be just a tad bit biased as I am a huge, huge rice pudding fan. This face mask uses glycolic acid and alpha hydroxy acids from fruit extract, as well as the yummy honey, coconut milk, green tea and honeysuckle for mega hydration. Teeny tiny brown rice grains also help exfoliate, allantoin reduces inflammation, and tapioca gives skin a soft, smooth feel.
Farmhouse Fresh Pudding Apeel

Farmhouse Fresh Pudding Apeel

This mask is gentle enough to use every single day, although it does have a little zip from the fruit enzymes. This is a creamy mask – just smooth some on and wait about a half hour, then rinse off. It stays relatively creamy but you can move around and do pretty much anything short of exercising – keep off the treadmill because as I unhappily discovered, sweating melts the mask right off.
It smells so crazy good, like sweet baked goods – it’s right up there with the fabulous chocolate and caramel scents of my other Farmhouse Fresh favorites. It is a great refresher for skin, keeping it ultra soft and moisturized while very gently sloughing off the dead skin cells you may not have even noticed yet. This helps to treat any existing breakouts while also ensuring new ones won’t be erupting soon. It’s also terrific for aging skin and will reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Farmhouse Fresh continues to be a mainstay for effective, beautiful, and yummy skin and body products!  Satisfy your sweet tooth and your skin concerns with some Pudding Apeel.  You can find it online at www.farmhousefreshgoods.com or at luxury retail boutiques as well as some of the top destination spas like Four Seasons Chicago, The Spa at Camelback Inn, and the Ritz-Carlton Orlando.  – Lisa

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