Kneipp Life Sweepstakes – great prizes

Here’s a giveaway we would love to win so of course we want to share it with you. Kneipp has a giveaway for 6 winners ((1) Grand Prize Winner and five (5) Second Prize winners). The grand prize is amazing since it’s a trip to the Woodstock Inn in Vermont and you get to bring 3 friends with you.

One (1) Grand Prize: Weekend Getaway for Four (4) (winner plus three guests) to the Woodstock Inn & Resort, Woodstock, VT. Prize includes the following:

  • Roundtrip (coach class) air transportation to Vermont from a major airport nearest the winner’s home address. If the winner lives within 175 miles of Woodstock, VT, ground transportation will replace air transportation as determined by the Sponsor at its sole discretion.
  • Two (2) Nights (single occupancy- 4 rooms) accommodations at the Woodstock Inn & Resort.

Five (5) Second Prizes: Each winner will receive a Kneipp Products Gift Basket.

                       Approximate retail value $100 each. Kneipp Products will be determined by the Sponsor at its sole discretion based on availability.

To enter go to https://www.kneipp.com/us_en/products/kneipp-life

Open to US. Giveaway closes at 11:59 p.m. EST, 2/28/18

Good luck!

Who would you rather take a bath with? Ryan Reynolds or Kneipp?

 

I’m sure I know the answer to the question I asked but only Blake Lively is the one who can can correctly answer this. The rest of us have to settle for the love of our lives (significant other or pet) and Kneipp to have a wonderful shower or bath. We haven’t lost though since Kneipp has some incredible vegan products to bring joy to our bathing life.

Having both a Bath Oil and a Body Wash from Kneipp has brought some luscious products to make my bathing experiences more interesting.

Kneipp Bath Oil and Body Wash

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If you’ve been following Beauty Info Zone you’ve probably noticed that I (meaning Marcia) don’t use many products that are fragranced but there are exceptions to that rule and Kneipp has proven why with the Bath Oil in Lemon Balm and their Body Wash in Almond Blossom. Those are fragrances that I can happily use and enjoy.

Kneipp Bath Oil in Lemon Balm

Kneipp’s Bath Oil in Lemon Balm is a 15-20 minute relaxing treat. Get your bath water to the temperature you like, fill the cap up to the line, then pour it into the warm running water. Take your bath and dream of Ryan Reynolds/Ryan Gosling or a lemon meringue pie and come out of the bathtub feeling like a million bucks. Your skin will be clean and soft as can be. I don’t find that my skin is oily after using it, I just find it feels silky and hydrated. The lemon flavor made from natural essential oils of citronella and lemon balm extract lingers lightly on skin but isn’t strong.

Kneipp has created their herbal bath oils in a variety of scents. Lemon Balm is noted for being a “pure relaxation” scent. Each bath oil is $20 and gives you 10 baths if used at the level they recommend. Some of the many scents are Eucalyptus (recommended when you feel a cold or flu coming on since it helps relieve congestion), Juniper (muscle soothing), Arnica (joints and muscles), Lavender (relaxing), and Almond Blossom (soft skin). On their website they have mini versions for $4 or a great deal of 6 minis for $10 (sale price) which is a wonderful way to try them out to find your favorite. And you will find a favorite!

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As much as I enjoy the Bath Oil I really don’t take many baths but I do take showers all the time and even have a newly renovated shower that’s spacious and comfortable. So taking the Kneipp Body Wash in Almond Blossom into that shower was an absolute pleasure.

Kneipp Body Wash in Almond Blossom

The Almond Blossom Body Wash is a soap-free product with nourishing oils that help prevent skin from drying out. It’s clear and slightly runny. A little goes a long way when I use a shower poof. The pH balanced wash contains sweet almond and jojoba oils as well as Vitamin E to keep your skin shiny and smooth. It’s a gentle wash and leaves my skin feeling so soft, just as it should be. I don’t find it to be overly almond smelling (though I wouldn’t mind if it was) but rather a slightly floral version of the almond blossom. I don’t think this would interfere with any body lotion you’d use although it might be really nice to pair it with Kneipp Almond Blossom Body Lotion.

Kneipp is known for being a vegan company that uses plant-based functional ingredients. There aren’t preservatives in their products nor do they use paraffin, silicone or minerals oils. They never animal test which makes it a company that you can be proud to use. Who takes a bath or shower with you? Since Ryan Reynolds isn’t going to be your answer then make it Kneipp!  —  Marcia

 

Kneipp Lady’s Mantle Skincare review and giveaway

Starting a new year makes me think about skincare more and more. I don’t really make New Year’s Resolutions but I do try to start the year off with a new attitude about skincare and how it can keep me looking fresher than a daisy. Well actually let’s say fresher than a Lady’s Mantle which is the flower that Kneipp has used in one of their skincare lines.

To prove I’m not too old to keep on learning, I just learned about Lady’s Mantle and what its uses are. According to drug.com “Lady’s mantle has been used topically and internally, as a treatment for wounds, gastrointestinal complaints, and female ailments. Its tannin content appears to justify astringent and antidiarrheal uses. It may protect conjunctive and elastic tissues and possibly be useful as an antioxidant.” The plant is rich in tannins, salicylic acid, essential oil, bitter substances and phytosterols. It also contains vitamin C and numerous minerals. Lady’s Mantle is rich in antioxidants and helps rid of free radicals and ensures skin’s elasticity for anti-aging benefits. Lady’s Mantle has also been known to calm common skin issues such as eczema and rashes.

Lady’s Mantle (credit to swallowtailgardenseeds.com)

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Kneipp has a complete line of products that are in their Lady’s Mantle category and I was sent a few to test out. One of my personal problems with trialing skincare is that I’m so sensitive to fragrance in the products and that’s what happened to me and these products. The line seems excellent but the fragrant aroma isn’t one that I tolerate well. I believe that others won’t notice it though and that it’s just my personal affliction. I’ve used 3 of the products though and have 2 to give away to a new nose home.

Kneipp Lady’s Mantle Reactivation line

KNEIPP CLEANSING MILK – REACTIVATION – LADY’S MANTLE

This creamy cleanser is one that is used differently than most cleansers. I pump it out and apply it to dry skin. Then I take a moist washcloth to activate and to remove. It doesn’t foam up and interestingly enough it doesn’t leave behind a soapy film. Of course you can use it in the same way you would any other cleanser but by doing it this way it not only gives a gentle cleansing but it leaves behind lasting moisture.

Kneipp uses natural ingredients and the two main ones in this are lady’s mantle extract and nourishing almond oil. I can use this during the day but I prefer not to wash with it at night. It can be used as an eye makeup remover too (I haven’t tried it that way.)

Kneipp Lady’s Mantle Face Tonic and Cleansing Milk

KNEIPP FACE TONIC – REACTIVATION – LADY’S MANTLE

The tonic is to be used after cleansing. It removes whatever cleanser might be left behind. It can also be used any time during the day to refresh your skin. The fragrance of this surprised me since it’s much more “spicy” smelling. It doesn’t have the sweetness of the Cleansing Milk because it contains a mint extract. “The KNEIPP® LADY’S MANTLE FACE TONIC – “REACTIVATION” with its combination of natural functional ingredients with lady’s mantle extract and mint freshens and refines the appearance of the skin.” Use it as you would any toner by shaking some out on a cotton pad and apply in circular movements. It’s pretty refreshing actually but the fragrance does linger for several minutes on me.

KNEIPP 24H FACE CREAM – REACTIVATION – LADY’S MANTLE

“The KNEIPP® LADY’S MANTLE 24h FACE CREAM – “REACTIVATION” with its combination of natural functional ingredients with lady’s mantle extract is suitable as a day as well as a night cream. It protects the skin from photoaging and free radicals. The smoothing intensive care pampers the skin with long-lasting moisture and a gentle fragrance.”

KNEIPP® LADY’S MANTLE 24h FACE CREAM

KNEIPP® LADY’S MANTLE 24h FACE CREAM

I haven’t used this so I can’t give you a personal experience. I know that it has a sweet floral fragrance and that it looks rich and creamy. I’ve chosen not to use it even though I have no doubt it’s a great moisturizer therefore I will be sending this to one of our readers.

AQUA (WATER), PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, GLYCERIN, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, ALCOHOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, CANDELILLA CERA, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS (RAPESEED) STEROLS, ALCHEMILLA VULGARIS EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, CITRUS LIMON PEEL OIL, JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL, LIMONENE1, LINALOOL1, BENZYL SALICYLATE1, CITRAL1, CITRONELLOL1, LEVULINIC ACID, SODIUM LEVULINATE, P-ANISIC-ACID, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, DEXTRIN, MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, XANTHAN GUM, MALTODEXTRIN, SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, CITRIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL. 1FROM NATURAL ESSENTIAL OIL

KNEIPP FACE MASK – REACTIVATION – LADY’S MANTLE

Each packet of this face mask has two treatments in it. What I like about this particular mask is that it’s a cream mask that doesn’t dry down completely on my skin. It only takes 10 minutes to use so what I do is apply it as I’m getting ready to shower, then I wash it off in the shower. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. It’s currently on sale on their website for $3.25 a packet.

Things to know about KNEIPP®:

  • High-quality natural plant derived ingredients
  • NO preservatives
  • NO paraffin, silicone or mineral oils·
  • NO animal-derived ingredients·
  • NO animal testing·
  • Dermatologist tested·
  • Manufactured with pharmaceutical standards
  • All the products in this article are vegan.

    Win the Kneipp 24H Face Cream and 2 Face Masks

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: One of you will win the 24H Face Cream along with 2 packets of the Face Mask. This is a US only giveaway due to the weight of the moisturizer. The giveaway will be open through January 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST. As in all our giveaways you need to be an email subscriber and comment. All other entries are optional to help you become a winner. —  Marcia

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Sore joints and muscles? Kneipp to the rescue!

Arnica. Who knew it was such a miracle ingredient? If you exercise and have sore muscles after, if you have arthritis or suffer from stiff, swollen joints, bruise easily, or even if you get a bug bite, arnica is the answer to your prayers. Here are the benefits are arnica:

  • Help reduce pain related to sore muscles and joints
  • Help heal bruises faster
  • Aid in reducing swelling and inflammation
  • Help speed recovery
  • Help ease joint stiffness and aches
  • Help reduce swelling from insect bites

KNEIPP® has an entire line of products with arnica as the main ingredient and I have four to tell you about today. I am an avid exerciser – I work out with a trainer (I put him in my contact list as ‘Mr. Grey’ because I swear he is a sadist) and I also bike and do interval training classes. Plus, I recently had shoulder surgery so it seems like I am constantly sore and in some sort of pain! I was chomping at the bit to put these products to the test.

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Kneipp Arnica Intensive Cream

Kneipp Arnica Intensive Cream

The KNEIPP® ARNICA INTENSIVE CREAM ($22) is a light massage cream with a 10% Arnica tincture for pain relief.  I find this is the stuff to put on even before the pain starts – when you know it’s coming, massage some of this in, and it really eases the pain and soreness. I put this on before ‘leg day’ workouts and my soreness afterwards is greatly reduced. It’s also terrific for application at night, then when you wake up in the morning soreness and stiffness is much less than usual. The cream absorbs in quickly and easily without any greasiness and the product is all natural and vegan.

Kneipp Arnica Massage Oil

I love a good massage oil and the KNEIPP® ARNICA MASSAGE OIL ($23) is a great one! It has a base of arnica and ginger extracts, along with shea butter, sunflower oil, and almond oil. The arnica extract works on joints and muscles, addressing both pain and inflammation in addition to the way the massage is helping your muscles relax and recover. The slip is fantastic and the oil absorbs slowly so you actually use less of the product, which means the bottle lasts longer than most bottles of massage oil – and the massage itself lasts longer, always a plus!!

Kneipp Arnica Cooling Gel

Kneipp Arnica Cooling Gel

The KNEIPP® ARNICA COOLING GEL ($15) is a really neat product that anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet will appreciate. It’s a very refreshing gel that is amazing for specific, targeted areas to reduce inflammation. There is nothing that feels better than having a rub down of your aching calves and feet with this fabulous gel – it’s like heaven! This is also great to apply on bruised areas for quicker healing.

Kneipp Active Gel

Kneipp Active Gel

The KNEIPP® ARNICA & MOUNTAIN PINE ACTIVE GEL ($25) is a must-have for sports enthusiasts. It’s terrific to use while you are actually working out, like biking or hiking. You just massage in a little of the gel to any area that is getting sore for instant relief, and it helps to keep muscles from getting sore and keep bruises from developing. After working out, using this gel will help your muscles and joints recover more quickly. It’s great stuff! I love how it doesn’t have all the chemicals that you find in other pain creams that are on the market.

KNEIPP®is a wonderful go-to for pain relief products whether you have arthritis or are an athlete or just have occasional aches and pains. They also some arnica bath products that I haven’t tested that look great, too. Keep yourself feeling great and pain-free with KNEIPP®!  – Lisa

Cleaning up from head to toe with Murad and Kneipp

Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask and Kneipp Sugar Body Scrub

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I’ve never been to a real spa, have you? I make my own spa days though at home with all the wonderful products that are available. As a matter of fact over the weekend I cleansed from head to toe and included Murad Pore Extractor Pomegrante Mask and Kneipp Sugar Body Scrub. I felt like a million with clean hair from Keune (review upcoming) and my soft face and body.

Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask

I love when I have extra time in the mornings so that I can apply the Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask. It takes just 10 minutes and feels so comfortable once on. Once in the shower after the 10 minutes I massage it onto my skin so that I’m exfoliating with the mask too.

Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask

I’ve always said that my pores are my nemesis. As a teen I had terrible blackheads and very oily skin. As an adult I have neither but I have remnants of those days with my enlarged pores. This Murad clay mask has really helped with making my pores appear smaller.

Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask

Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask

The mask features intensive ingredients that work together to give you visible results in just one use:

  • Volcanic Clay acts as a magnet to help extract impurities and excess oil
  • Pomegranate Extract promotes glowing skin for visibly refined pores, while strengthening and rejuvenating the top layer of skin.
  • Lactic Acid polishing beads serve as an exfoliate, lifting away dirt, debris and dead skin cells that have clogged pores throughout the day.

My skin feels smoother for a few days after using this and then it’s time for me to hop in the shower and use it again! There is the teeniest fragrance. I have to stick my nose into the jar to smell anything. Being so sensitive to fragrance I can assure you if it doesn’t bother me, your’re not going to notice it at all. This is available at both Ulta and Sephora. There’s a reason it’s subtitled Pore Rescue – you’ll love it but your pores won’t.

Kneipp Sugar Body Scrub

While the jar just says Sugar Body Scrub this Kneipp delight is in actuality Almond Milk & Almond Oil Sugar Body Scrub. And it is a delight. This is a scrub I’ve been reaching for again and again. The scent of almond is one of my favorites and this has just a whiff of it. The fragrance isn’t strong or overwhelming at all.

Kneipp Almond Milk & Almond Oil Sugar Body Scrub

Kneipp calls this “Soft Skin Indulgence” as you’ll end up with the softest skin that’s conveniently moisturized at the same time. I don’t need a body lotion after using this scrub since it leaves my skin with a hint of oil to keep it soft. This body scrub even contains true ingredients of almond blossom.

Kneipp Almond Milk & Almond Oil Sugar Body Scrub

I absolutely can’t wait until my new shower is installed so that I’ll have a bench to sit on and be able to massage this onto my entire body more easily. Kneipp’s Almond Milk & Almond Oil Sugar Scrub is a very affordable luxury that is great for all 4 seasons.

Make your own spa day with Murad and Kneipp. Any products you get from them are wonderful and of course I think these two are tops.  —  Marcia

 

Murad ingredient list: Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Bentonite, Butylene Glycol, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Polylactic Acid, Sodium Palmamphoacetate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Kaolin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Polysorbate 20, Punica Granatum Extract, Schinus Molle Extract, Acacia Concinna Fruit Extract, Balanites Aegyptiaca Fruit Extract, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Propanediol, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate, Citric Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal, Red Lake 40 (CI 16035).

Kneipp Ingredients: SUCROSE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS HYBRID OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) FRUIT EXTRACT, SINE ADIPE LAC, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, GUAIACUM OFFICINALE WOOD OIL, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL, POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, COUMARIN, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENYLPROPANOL, GLYCERIN, AQUA (WATER), TOCOPHEROL. Note: this product is cruelty free but not vegan. It’s made without animal testing, parabens, silicone oils and preservatives.

The ultimate summertime experience with Kneipp!

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I am in denial.  I have forbidden several people from reminding me that it’s almost the end of July. I was at breakfast at Cracker Barrel last weekend and I swear to you, I actually saw Halloween items on display. I covered my eyes and ran. I refuse to acknowledge that summer isn’t going to be here forever and instead I am drenching myself in every summertime scent I can get my greedy little hands on. Thankfully Kneipp® is happy to help me out with their ultimate summertime scents and warm weather wellness body products.

Kneipp Endless Summer Body Wash in Lime and Mint

Kneipp® has three new summer fresh fragrances for their beautiful Body Washes ($14) – I have Endless Summer, a beautifully clean combination of lime and mint that is really refreshing. The body wash is soap free and pH-balanced, with lots of natural plant oils that cleanse skin yet leave it feeling soft and hydrated. Which one of the new scents will keep you in a summertime mood?

  • Endless Summer: An energizing infusion of citrusy lime and revitalizing mint
  • Summer Mood: A juicy blend of summer-fresh watermelon and stimulating mint
  • Tropical Dream: An exotic, vacation-evoking mixture of mouthwatering mango and sweet starfruit

Kneipp Shower Foam in Relaxing Lavender

Kneipp Shower Foam in Relaxing Lavender

Kneipp Shower Foam in Relaxing Lavender

For more summertime fun, how about some Kneipp® Shower Foam ($16)?  This is even more entertaining than it looks! Mine is a lovely Lavender scent but it comes in many other beautiful fragrances including Orange Blossom & Jojoba, White Hibiscus & Shea Butter, and one specifically for men – Cedar & Jojoba. This creamy foam is full of essential oils and is in the dictionary under ‘good clean fun’.

Kneipp Body Oil in Almond Blossom

I honestly can’t rave enough about the Kneipp® Body Oil in Almond Blossom ($22). It smells incredible…soft and sweet and wonderful, yet not so feminine that your guy is going to balk at giving or receiving a massage using this oil. This argan and sunflower based oil has lots of vitamin A and E so it is fantastic for skin, and wow does it makes for fantastic massages! It’s also perfect in hot summer months instead of heavy lotion. Use this right after showering for a light, fabulous scent and super hydrated skin that isn’t oily or greasy. You can put clothing on immediately after applying. It’s also wonderful as a bath oil!

Kneipp Hand Cream in Spring Awakening

Kneipp Hand Cream in Spring Awakening

Right now the Kneipp® Lady’s Mock & Shea Butter Hand Cream in Spring Awakening is on sale (40% off!!) online for just $6 (regularly $10) so be sure to stock up!! You can find it right HERE. This is an excellent hand cream. Thick, rich, and super hydrating. It’s a tube of goodness that you will always want at your side, especially if you love to garden and work in the yard in the summer. Spring Awakening is a floral scent with shea butter, almond butter, mayflower and magnolia, sweet and summer perfect.

Kneipp® products aren’t just summer perfect, they are dermatologist tested, vegan, and free of preservatives, paraffins, silicons, and mineral oils. Keep your summer in full swing with beautiful body products from Kneipp® ! – Lisa

Ahhhhh, relax……….with Kneipp Bath Salts, Bubble Bath, and Body Oil

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There are many stressful times of the year for me, and spring is one of them. Yes, it’s beautiful…I love to see all the flowers and trees coming to life and blooming. But there are all sorts of other things that spring brings…graduations, spring cleaning, weddings, the prospect of bathing suit season…all things that send me straight into stressland.

I am very conscious of making time for self care in times of greater tension and taking care of myself physically is always my first step to de-stress. A line with some beautiful and nicely affordable body products is Kneipp. They have lots of wonderful sets that also make great gifts (two birds with one stone!!) and I love the naturopathic philosophy behind the products. People are such fans of this line that once they discover it they are fans for life.  Here are just a few of my favorites from Kneipp that never fail to keep stress away.

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Kneipp Mineral Bath Salts

Kneipp Red Poppy and Hemp Pure Bliss Mineral Bath Salts

Kneipp Mineral Bath Salts

Kneipp Red Poppy and Hemp Pure Bliss Mineral Bath Salts

Red Poppy & Hemp Pure Bliss Bath Salt (17.63 oz., $20.00)  Bath salts in general are fantastic for healing your muscles, getting rid of aches and pains, and keeping your soul grounded. The Red Poppy and Hemp Pure Bliss Bath Salts are really, really wonderful – they are everything bath salts should be and more. You remember poppies from The Wizard of Oz? They made everyone sleep. The poppies in these bath salts smell so good. They are incredibly relaxing so this is a fabulous soak for right before bed, particularly if you have troubles turning those thoughts off at night. Kneipp says, “Our mineral salt is sourced from an ancient underground salt water sea in central Germany that is the last remaining salt works in Europe using traditional pan boiling methods. This method reveals unique salt crystals free from chemical additives and environmental pollutants. Naturally very high in trace minerals such as Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc, which are absorbed by the body while soaking in your tub.” What a wonderful way to treat yourself both physically and spiritually. It’s pure bliss indeed.

Kneipp Aromatherapy Bubble Bath

Kneipp Aromatherapy Bubble Bath

I certainly enjoy life a little more every time I take a bubble bath with my May Chang & Lemon Enjoy Life Bath (3.38 fl.oz., $20.00). Shoot, just taking a sniff of this lovely citrus bubble bath puts me in a better mood. The scent is lemon-based and juicy, with a slight edge of clean mint. The formula is full of natural plant and herbal essential oils and a good soak in this lovely bubble bath is always a major treat.

Kneipp Aromatherapy Body Oil

Kneipp Aromatherapy Body Oil

Besides relaxing in a tub of beautifully scented water and tons of bubbles, I feel pampered and relaxed when I treat myself to some truly marvelous body oil. I highly recommend the Kneipp Lavender Relaxing Massage Oil (3.38 fl.oz., $23.00), which is saying something since lavender is not exactly my favorite fragrance. To me, lavender can smell sharp, soapy, and unpleasant. This scent is very soft, subtle, and feminine. It’s lovely. And the body oil itself is stellar. It’s perfect as a massage oil with lots of emollient jojoba oil and sweet almond oil. It isn’t greasy, so it’s also exemplary as a daily moisturizer (and especially terrific right after a shower because it locks in that wonderful moisture). There are several other scents I’d like to try, but boy, if you are a fan of lavender you really have to try the Kneipp Lavender Relaxing Body Oil.

Whatever you do, don’t forget to take care of yourself. Kneipp is fantastic body product line to help you remember to do so.  Happy spring! – Lisa

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Red Poppy and Hemp Pure Bliss Bath Salt Ingredients:  SODIUM CHLORIDE, PAPAVER ORIENTALE (POPPY) SEED OIL, CANNABIS SATIVA SEED OIL, CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, OLIBANUM, LIMONENE, GERANIOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), POLYSORBATE 20, CI 14700 (RED 4), CI 42090 (BLUE 1).

May Chang & Lemon Enjoy Life Bath ingredients:  POLYSORBATE 20, AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, LIMONENE, CITRAL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL, CYMBOPOGON NARDUS (CITRONELLA) OIL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, LINALOOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), TOCOPHEROL, CI 47005 (YELLOW 10), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5).

Lavender Relaxing Massage Oil:  HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT, LAVANDULA LATIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA EXTRACT, RETINYL PALMITATE, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, GERANIOL, COUMARIN, TOCOPHEROL.