Savor every moment with Rituals Ritual of Hamman products

Rituals Ritual of Hamman

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You can find happiness in the small moments. I think that’s why we are all beauty junkies, don’t you? We delight in the sparkle, the transformation, the first moment inhaling a beautiful scent, and the beauty that comes with allowing worry to melt away with the rituals of putting on eye makeup or taking a bath. That’s what the Rituals line is all about and their Ritual of Hamman line, available at Ulta, has some affordable and delightful products that are destined to become part of your own rituals.

Ritual of Hamman Volume and Shine Shampoo

Ritual of Hamman Volume & Shine Shampoo ($19) is one of the nicest shampoos I have ever tried. Ingredients include Argan oil and eucalyptus, and it gives hair tons of volume and lots of glossy shine. It smells beautiful – not too sharp from the eucalyptus, but still clean and just wonderful. I am totally loving it and it really is a shampoo that makes you get lost in the moment. It’s suitable for all hair types including color treated hair.

Ritual of Hamman Ultra Hydrating Black Soap

Ritual of Hamman Ultra Hydrating Black Soap

Ritual of Hamman Ultra Hydrating Black Soap

The Ritual of Hammam Black Soap ($15) is a tar-black paste that cleanses and exfoliates skin. There is something almost naughty about smearing this all over in the shower – kind of like playing in a mud puddle! It foams up and cleanses skin beautifully, leaving it incredibly soft and moist. I especially like using this at the end of a faux tan because of the exfoliating properties. Ingredients include eucalyptus and olive oil. It’s just wonderful – you’ve got to try this!!

Ritual of Hamman Warming Massage Oil

The Ritual of Hammam Massage Oil ($19) is a warming massage oil that has a yummy, nutty scent. I love it for massage and I also use it as a daily body oil. It’s not super slick, so it works for daily use just fine, and it smells soooo good I want it on all the time. I love the glass jar because it lets out a little bit of the oil at a time, unlike other massage oils where it all comes spilling out at once. This is a total winner on all counts and is a great way to take care of your skin.

Slow down and create some rituals for yourself. Use some wonderful products and savor every moment.  You are worth it!  – Lisa

Energize, Relax, and Recover with DirtyBird Energy Bar Soap!

DirtyBird Energy Bar Soap

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Well, this is a great find for all the dirty birds out there! It’s sooo hot here – 87 degrees today and so sticky it felt like a sauna the entire day. All I wanted to do was jump in a nice cool shower and get that sweaty ick off of me. DirtyBird Energy has three different travel friendly soaps that take care of any sweaty issues, as well as do lots of other great things for your skin and your state of mind! 

DirtyBird Energy Bar Soap

DirtyBird Energy soaps come in three different types – Energy, Relax, and Recover. These soaps are big round unisex bars that are geared toward folks with active, busy lifestyles. Juggling a job, kids, school, and working out? Then you will want a handy tin of DirtyBird soap in your gym bag or tote.

DirtyBird Energy Bar Soap

DirtyBird Energy Bar Soap

The ENERGY Soap bars are not for those who dislike fragrance. This is some strong-smelling soap! It’s infused with caffeine and peppermint oil and it will most definitely wake you up and give you lots of energy. Use this in the morning to shake off any lingering drowsiness. Also, don’t forget, caffeine is an excellent antioxidant and has been shown to reduce the look of cellulite. Hey, every little bit helps, right??

If you aren’t really into that mega wake up call from your soap, then check out the all-natural RELAX Soap.

DirtyBird Energy Relax Bar Soap

DirtyBird Energy Relax Bar Soap

The RELAX Soap bars are a completely different breed of soap. These bars are more hippie chick than muscle man and are infused with lavender, chamomile, rosemary, and ylang ylang essential oils. Your skin absorbs these oils, relaxing tight muscles and calming restless minds. This is a great bar to use if you are more of a night-time showerer like me. Lathering up with this beautiful bar before bed will totally get you in the mood to climb between the sheets for 8 hours of dream time.

DirtyBird Energy Recover Bar Soap

DirtyBird Energy Recover Bar Soap

The third DirtyBird soap is their newest, the RECOVER Soap. If you have sore muscles or bruises you will love this soap. The ingredients include Arnica, Eucalytpus and Rosemary extracts, a trio that is amazing for healing and soothing. The soap smells very strongly of eucalyptus. It reminds me of when I was a kid and my mom would put Vicks VapoRub on my chest when I had a cold – anyone else remember that smell? If you are an athlete this is the soap for you.

DirtyBird Energy Soaps are available in singles, a 2-pack variety, 6 packs or in a monthly membership.  You can find more information at their website, dirtybirdenergy.com.  – Lisa

Rethinking skin care with Green Goo

Green GooThese days I am paying a lot more attention to certain things in the beauty industry. Who owns the company? Does the company have ethical business practices? What is their goal, and what is their commitment to giving back to society? I like to support companies who think it is important to strive for more than making money and Green Goo is definitely a company that caught my interest based on their mission.

Green Goo Cinnamon & Aloe Mighty Handscrub Bar and All Natural DeodorantGreen Goo is a woman owned and family operated business. They use homeopathic herbal wisdom and natural ingredients to create fantastic body care products. All ingredients are organic, and Green Goo is a certified B Corporation, committed to donating a percentage of their profits to people who are instrumental in making our world a better place for everyone.

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Green Goo has lots of first aid products that don’t increase resistance to antibiotics and I hope to try some of them soon. They also have some really cool looking products for ‘fur and feathers’, homeopathic pet care items. This time I went for two of their body products:  Cinnamon & Aloe Mighty Handscrub Bar ($5.95) and 100% All Natural Deodorant Travel Stick ($5.95).

Green Goo Cinnamon & Aloe Mighty Handscrub Bar

Green Goo Cinnamon & Aloe Mighty Handscrub Bar

Green Goo Cinnamon & Aloe Mighty Handscrub Bar

Green Goo Cinnamon & Aloe Mighty Handscrub Bar

The Cinnamon & Aloe Mighty Handscrub Bar smells amazing. The cinnamon is quite pronounced, but it isn’t bitter the way an overabundance of cinnamon can get. The soap smells like a Red Hot…remember those?? The cinnamon stimulates the skin, creating a warm sensation. Anyone into gardening or working with their hands will love this exfoliating soap. It’s actually terrific for anyone who washes their hands all the time because it has tons of soothing aloe.

Green Goo Cinnamon & Aloe Mighty Handscrub Bar

Green Goo Cinnamon & Aloe Mighty Handscrub Bar

It’s great for stimulating circulation while also making skin super soft. Green Goo has lots of soaps from shampoo bars to deodorant bars and if you plan to try some be sure to put a bar of the Cinnamon & Aloe into your shopping cart.

Green Goo 100% All Natural Deodorant Travel Stick

Green Goo 100% All Natural Deodorant Travel Stick

Green Goo 100% All Natural Deodorant Travel Stick

Green Goo 100% All Natural Deodorant Travel Stick

The All Natural Deodorant comes in three different scents – Lavender & Thyme, Lemongrass & Sage, Rose & Geranium – as well as in unscented. You can buy a full size or a handy .6 oz travel size, which is what I tried. I’ve tried a lot of natural deodorants in the past and find that most of them don’t really work for me. This one, however, does work and it’s super gentle and free of aluminum and propylene glycol.

Green Goo 100% All Natural Deodorant Travel Stick

Green Goo 100% All Natural Deodorant Travel Stick

Green Goo 100% All Natural Deodorant Travel Stick

Green Goo 100% All Natural Deodorant Travel Stick

My 17-year-old daughter saw it and asked if she pretty please could have it…the travel size is fabulous and an all natural deodorant that works is a real find. I finally relented, but I am going to pick up the Lemongrass & Sage version to replace it.

Green Goo is the kind of company that I can really get behind. The products are organic and based on homeopathic herbal wisdom, and Green Goo is committed to helping the environment and helping people. I love this company and I am sure you will too!  – LisaGreen Goo

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Cinnamon & Aloe Mighty Handscrub Bar ingredients:  Organic Saponified Palm Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, and Organic Olive Oil. Essential Oils and Cinnamon Powder

All Natural Deodorant ingredients:  *Shea Butter, *Coconut Oil, *Sunflower Oil, *Calendula Flowers, *Aluminum-Free Baking Soda, *Arrowroot, *Beeswax and  Essential Oils of Lavender and Thyme. *Organic.

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Go for natural beauty with Good Earth Beauty’s Beauty Box

I read complaints all the time about beauty boxes for several reasons: there aren’t any boxes for natural beauty lovers; I don’t need a new box every month; there are so many products that would come that I wouldn’t use. Forget all that because there’s a beauty box in town that has shot these all down. That box is from Good Earth Beauty. I’m very impressed with the way they run the box program. You pick exactly which box/es you want. You pick when they should come. You pick the variety you like best. And there are often new boxes that will tempt you.                                               *pr sample

Good Earth Beauty Beginner's Beauty Box

Good Earth Beauty Beginner’s Beauty Box

The Good Earth Beauty Beginner’s Beauty Box is a no-nonsense box. The box isn’t fancy but the products within are a perfect way to learn about Good Earth Beauty’s products. What you’ll find in this $23 non-subscription box is:

*soap – unscented full sized bar by Good Earth Beauty

*shampoo & conditioner – by good earth beauty – 1 oz sample bottles

*Cleanser  –  By Good Earth Beauty – 1 oz sample bottle

*perfume – mini roller bottle – vanilla

*chocolate lip scrub – full sized

Good Earth Beauty Japanese Cherry Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner

Good Earth Beauty Japanese Cherry Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner

Good Earth Beauty has created 8 different scents in their shampoo and conditioner line. You can purchase any of these 8 fragrances for $2.50 each in sample sizes (Mint Mojito, Pumpkin Chai, Bamboo Flower, Coconut, Coconut Lime, Cranberry Citrus, Kiwi Lemon Basil and Japanese Cherry Blossom). While I’ve only used the Japanese Cherry Blossom that was in my set I can tell you that not only does it smell delicious but the shampoo and conditioner left my hair soft and well-cleansed without stripping it of natural oils. This fragrance is considered their moisturizing one and my hair appreciated it. (Value in box $5)

Good Earth Beauty Vitamin C Normal Skin Facial Cleanser

Good Earth Beauty Vitamin C Normal Skin Facial Cleanser

The Good Earth Beauty cleanser in my box is the Vitamin C Facial Cleanser for normal skin. There are 3 cleansers that Good Earth creates: Vitamin C for normal, Sugar Cleanser for oily skin, and Aloe & Honey for dry skin. “this Botanical Gel Wash is exactly what you have been looking for. Plant actives enrich this inspired formula with healing components. Plant lipids sooth and protect the upper dermal layers for a desirable washing experience….every day! Aloe Vera heals all that ails you skin wise…and coconut and sugar derived surfactants gently wash away the grime and goop of daily living for a fresh new start..” As someone with normal to dry skin this is a great cleanser for me. The fragrance is a light lemon one, a favorite of mine. (You can buy the samples for $2.50)

Good Earth Beauty Mint Mojito hair and body wash

Good Earth Beauty Mint Mojito hair and body wash

The delicious smelling Hair and Body Wash in my box is Mint Mojito. This minty lime smells so much like the drink. Good Earth Beauty says it’s enough for 3 uses but I’ve already gotten 4 uses out of it and will get at least one more. There are 7 flavors of this: Mint Mojito, Chocolate Amour, coconut, cranberry citrus, Honey Almond, Strawberry Margarita and Warm Vanilla. (Hungry or thirsty yet??). If I was willing to share then my husband would love this as a hair and body wash but I haven’t told him even though I’ve been using it as a body wash. (Samples sold for $2.50)

Like all Good Earth Beauty products these are all free of parabens, pesticides, petroleum, propylene glycol, phthalates, sulfates, and artificial colors.

Good Earth Beauty No Nonsense Non-Scents Soap

Good Earth Beauty No Nonsense Non-Scents Soap

No Nonsense Non-Scents soap is one of 7 that Good Earth Beauty creates. This fragrance free soap contains Saponified Organic Oils of olive, coconut, and palm plus shea butter. I always have a a bar of soap at each of my sinks as well as a liquid soap and this is a great choice. It keeps my hands from drying out with its moisturizing ingredients. ($8)

Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Lip Scrub

Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Lip Scrub

If I didn’t convince you in my previous Good Earth Beauty Lip Scrub review then this is the perfect opportunity to drill this into your head. OMG Chocolate! I love the other flavors but you know a chocoholic is going to go nuts for this one. This is a sugar scrub that you really want to just lick off your lips but wait until it’s done its job first. Scoop out a little and rub your lips with it. It feels a tiny bit oily at first but that’s just the way it moisturizes. After exfoliating you’re allowed to lick your lips but you’re going to want to go back again and again to do this! Total yum and available separately in 7 flavors. ($8.25) Ingredients: sugar, organic sunflower oil, organic coconut oil, organic almond oil, organic shea butter, organic jojoba oil, and flavor.

Good Earth Beauty Warm Vanilla Candy Perfume

Good Earth Beauty Warm Vanilla Candy Perfume

This tiny roll on bottle brings delicious concentrated fragrance. This beauty box seems to only have this scent available but in total Good Earth Beauty has 16 samples available for $3.99 each. These are made by Mod Fragrance exclusively for Good Earth Beauty. Ingredients include Olive Oil, Squalene, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Grapeseed Oil, Natural Orchid Extract, Pure Essential Oils and/or Natural Fragrance Oils.

Good Earth Beauty Beginner's Beauty Box

Good Earth Beauty Beginner’s Beauty Box

While you can always put together your own sampler box with Good Earth Beauty you will save money by purchasing this for $23 and free shipping. It’s a $30.25 value so it’s like getting the soap for free. Good Earth Beauty also has a variety of boxes like a Chocolate Lovers box, a Coffee Lovers box and a Pumpkin box. There’s no end to the wonders of these boxes and you aren’t bound to a subscription. Buy what you want, when you want. —  Marcia

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AntiQuity BC giveaway for gorgeous soaps!

AntiQuity BC Giveaway!The hottest soap line around these days is AntiQuity BC.  Beauty Info Zone readers are definitely lucky because Crystal and Marlene, the gorgeous AntiQuity BC owners, are offering a giveaway with two winners!  If you haven’t seen these soaps yet, you are in for a huge treat. The Shea Butter and Bentonite Clay Soaps are stunning interpretations of Greek Gods and Goddesses that are not only pure romance, but also GREAT cleansers.

AntiQuity BC

All of the AntiQuity BC soaps smell amazing and are full of beneficial essential oils. They have high quality ingredients, vibrant colors, and an inspiring design and theme. The colors are made from clays, micas, pigments and oxides that are all natural by FDA standards. You won’t find any lead or synthetic dyes in them, and all products are Certified Cruelty-Free by Leaping Bunny and 100% Vegan.

I previously reviewed the Athena Owl and Poseidon Sea Soaps right HERE.  I have five more to tell you about today, plus of course our fabulous giveaway for two soaps of your choosing!

AntiQuity BC Hermes Wing

Hermes Wing, The Messenger of The Gods:  This fantastic hunk of soap will definitely get you going in the morning. You’ll be as light on your feet as Hermes with this exfoliating soap that smells like spicy chocolate. Finely ground coffee scrubs away dead skin while Shea butter and four different oils leave skin silky soft.

AntiQuity BC Hera Peacock

Hera Peacock Patchouli & Lemongrass: Hera is the Goddess of Marriage. I love this description from AntiQuity BC:

The center of the eye is where things are seen most clearly. To celebrate her faithful servant of a hundred eyes that observed the obedience of marriage vows, Hera, imprinted her servant onto the feathers of the peacock.

The bar is as colorful as a peacock and is made with mineral pigments and clays – no FD&C dyes. It smells clean thanks to the lemongrass essential oil and spicy in an earthy way from the patchouli essential oil. This is an excellent soap for its antiseptic qualities and is great for dry, chapped skin and wound healing.

AntiQuity BC Apollo Sun

Apollo Sun, God of Light & Sun:  Could this fiery soap be any more gorgeous?? What an amazing bar of soap to have at your sink. This is a very soothing soap that has tons of aloe vera, and the orange essential oil gives it a bright citrus fragrance as well as antiseptic properties. Orange essential oil also promotes collagen production, so this bar is awesome for keeping hands looking young!

AntiQuity BC Psyche ButterflyPsyche Butterfly, Goddess of the Soul:  I think this is my favorite of the five soaps reviewed today. I love jasmine, and this smells HEAVENLY. Do you see the butterfly within that beautiful mix of colors? Such a cool soap. Amazing. The oils and Shea butter make it a great moisturizer, and the eucalyptus essential oil and activated charcoal are excellent anti-inflammatories. Psyche is terrific for those with sensitive skin thanks to the bentonite clay.

AntiQuity BC Aphrodite ErosAphrodite Eros, Goddess of Beauty & Pleasure:  This beauty has four different types of oils and Shea butter for super soft skin, plus loofah pieces right in the soap. No need for a washcloth with this one! Lavender essential oil has excellent healing properties and smells fresh and clean. Plus this soap looks totally groovy.

AntiQuity BC

AntiQuity BC Soaps are big, round, beautiful bars that last and last. I have no doubt that any one of these fives soap will make you happy. Right now AntiQuity BC is having a summer sale, free shipping when you buy two or more, and a free bar when you buy 4 – use the code ATHENA2016 at checkout.

You can find AntiQuity BC online at www.antiquitybc.com, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/antiquitybc/ and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/antiquitybodycare.

Before you go shopping, enter our giveaway for a chance to win two bars of your choosing from the Shea Butter Soap Collection!  This is open for US and Canada through 8/25 @11:59 p.m. ET. Two winners will receive two bars of soap – there are 12 different varieties to choose from. As usual, you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s emails and comment. After those two requirements you can continue on. If for some strange reason the gods decide to close comments before the giveaway is over, just shoot us an email with your comment to [email protected]gmail.com and label your message SOAP.

I hope you win because these soaps are just incredible.  Good luck!  – Lisa
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*items reviewed and giveaway courtesy of Antiquity BC

Which Greek myth represents you? AntiQuity BC Shea Butter and Bentonite Clay Soap God & Goddess Collection

AntiQuity BC

The juxtaposition of beauty products and literature is always a winning combination and AntiQuity BC does this with style. AntiQuity BC carries some of the most impressive soaps I have ever seen – they aren’t just necessities for good hygiene, they are also works of art.

The designs of their Shea Butter and Bentonite Clay Soaps are stunning interpretations of Greek Gods and Goddesses – you will easily find a message that speaks to you with one of the options!

AntiQuity BC Athena Owl and Poseidon Sea

AntiQuity BC Athena Owl and Poseidon Sea

AntiQuity BC soaps smell amazing and are full of beneficial essential oils. They have high quality ingredients, vibrant colors, and an inspiring design and theme. The colors are made from clays, micas, pigments and oxides that are all natural by FDA standards. You won’t find any lead or synthetic dyes in them, and all products are Certified Cruelty-Free by Leaping Bunny and 100% Vegan.

AntiQuity BC Athena Owl

I am so in love with the Athena Owl Soap! (9.99 for 4.1 OZ bar).  Athena is the Goddess of Wisdom and Strategy, so the owl is a perfect representation.  

Athenian owl embedded in olive, the gift Athena gave to Athens to gain Athens’ patronage. Custom designed Athenian owl, simple yet elegant.

Frankincense Essential Oil is used for so many things – it relieves stress and anxiety, eases pain and is an anti-inflammatory, and helps boost immunity. The Athena Owl Soap smells slightly sweet, slightly spicy, definitely green, and is a fantastic option for both men and women.

AntiQuity BC Athena Owl and Poseidon Sea

AntiQuity BC Poseidon Sea

The Poseidon Sea Soap ($9.99 for a 4.1 OZ bar) is visually stunning. Poseidon is the God of the Sea and this soap is like an ocean with swirling colors of green, blue, and cream, with speckles of sea salt throughout.  

The World’s seas whirlpool into Poseidon’s kingdom. Sea salt and dulse whirl together to provide a gentle exfoliation.

Ingredients include lemongrass, dulse, & pink Himalayan sea salt. Dulse is a dark red seaweed that has wonderful healing properties, plus vitamins, trace minerals, healthy fatty acids, and antioxidants. The scent is a bright mix of lemon and patchouli that smells warm yet clean.

AntiQuity BC Athena Owl and Poseidon Sea

AntiQuity BC Soaps are big, round bars of fantastic soaps that will look amazing in your powder room. Take a look at the website for these two soaps, plus others like Hades, Zeus, Hera, and Aphrodite. I wonder which Greek myth most represents you!  – Lisa

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Athena Owl Ingredients: Non-Gmo Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Sustainable Palm Kernel Oil, Castor Bean Oil, Shea Butter, Bentonite Clay, Frankincense Essential Oil, Paraben-Free Fragrance, and Natural Mineral Pigments

Poseidon Sea Soap Ingredients:  Non-GMO Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Sustainable Palm Kernel Oil, Castor Bean Oil, Shea Butter, Bentonite Clay, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Dulse, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, and Natural Mineral Pigments.

New Petite Collection from Soap and Paper

Soap & Paper Petite Collection in JasmineJune is the month for everything petite – gifts for baby showers, wedding showers, graduations, teacher gifts, and travel. It’s the perfect month for the new Petite Collection from one of Beauty Info Zone’s favorite lines – the Soap & Paper Factory. I’ve loved their hand creams, soaps, and perfume oils forever, and now they are available in beyond cool retro travel sizes!                                                                                                                             pr samples       Soap and Paper Factory Petite Collection No one does packaging like the Soap and Paper Factory (soapandpaperfactory.com). Every product is so much more than what’s inside…it’s also a work of art.

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The new Classics Collection includes:
Verbena: Notes of citrus combine with woody undertones and floral notes in this scent stimulate the senses and gives a feeling of balance.

Green Tea: The naturally detoxifying scent of green tea is accentuated with crisp citrus in this sweet and uplifting fragrance.

Jasmine: Heady and intoxicating, the jasmine flower blooms only at midnight, making it ideal for this exceptional scent.

Gardenia: This warm and alluring fragrance is made from the petals of the gardenia, a flower cherished for its stimulating and exotic scent.

Lavender: This blossom’s renowned ability to soothe and relieve stress make this scent ideal for application just before bed.

I tested the Jasmine Shea Butter Gift Set ($14) and it is AMAZING. It smells like sunset on a hot summers eve as the delicious floral breeze envelops you like a warm hug.
Soap and Paper Factory Jasmine Hand CreamSoap and Paper Factory Jasmine Hand CreamThe Shea Hand Cream is thick and rich, with an elegant shea-based formula that totally soothes dry skin. It’s velvety goodness, and the jasmine scent is just dreamy.

Soap and Paper Factory Jasmine Bar Soap

Soap and Paper Factory Jasmine Bar Soap

The bar soap is gorgeous – so pretty I didn’t even want to unwrap it. What’s inside is a milky bar that gives a thick, rich lather. The scent is amazing and makes a washroom smell amazing.

Prices are right for these petite presents: Perfume Oils are $16, Petite Hand Creams are $9, and Petite Bar Soaps are $5. The Shea Butter Gift Set, which includes a travel size soap and hand cream in a pretty package, is just $14. Be sure to pick some up for perfect gifts and fabulous travels.  – Lisa

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Soap and Paper Factory Jasmine Shea Butter Collection