This month I share my favourite paw paw balm which is doing wonders for my dry lips, a face hydrator from a favourite Aussie brand and an update on a super eco-friendly deodorant I have been trialling all month.
I also discovered some products for the teens, decided to switch it up in the Laundry and switched up my hair oil spray because I just can’t help trying new products!
Eco by Sonya Diver Super Fruit Hydrator $39.95
This Super Fruit Hydrator moisturiser is part of a 3 step skin care system by Australian brand Eco by Sonya Driver but I have to admit I have not yet tried the other 2 products! I discovered their 7 minute mask and loved, so wanted to try more of ther range. This product caught my attention as it contains Hyaluronic acid which my beauty therapist had told me was one anti-aging ingredient she recommends.
It’s a very light moisturiser but super hydrating with a light slightly fruity scent. It also contains coconut water and wild harvest plum which is a superfood. It is oil-free but they recommend using it with their Glory Oil. I use it over rosehip oil. My skin is very dry these days so I need the extra layer. Sometimes I even feel I need another richer moisturiser on top!
The Eco by Sonya Driver SKIN COMPOST 3 Step Skincare System harnesses the phenomenal powers of organic vegetable, super fruit and seed formulation and also offers a citrus cleanser, fruit toner and super acai exfoliator. The mask I reviewed seems to have disappeared from the range which is strange since it was very popular and always selling out. I am keen to try more from their range.
I highly recommend supporting this Australian brand known for its award-winning Eco Tan range. This skincare range offers very effective anti-aging natural ingredients so it’s worth the spend. Buy in a set to save.
Find online or at health food stores, pharmacies and through beauty therapists.
Biode Deodrant $19
Biode products are designed to return to the earth with as little or no impact on our planet as possible. Their high-quality body care basics have been thoughtfully designed to suit your everyday needs.
I have already been using paste deodorant for a cople of years so my body didn’t need to adjust to using a deodorant without harmful aluminium salts or sweat blockers. Having a stick rather than a tub avoids the sticky fingers in the morning which is a plus for me – and of course, it avoids a tub that needs to be recycled!
The fragrance is woody which I don’t love but it’s not off-putting. As the stick has been used more I am noticing the eucalyptus scent coming through which I particularly like. Think this fragrance would be a winner for men.
Other ingredients include coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, magnesium hydroxide, sodium bicarbonate, kaolin clay, shea butter and essential oils.
It’s working well for me, as good as other pastes I have tried. No odour as the day goes by (but we haven’t hit summer yet so that will test it ) and no marks on clothes which is a plus for me!
I’m so impressed that every bit of the packaging including the postage bag is biodegradable. Love body care and beauty products that are zero waste and there aren’t many out there yet!
I hope that this deodorant is released with other fragrances – something fresh and summery maybe? I’m interested in trying their body bars next. Love the look of their air drying soap holder – very clever!
Natralus Natural Paw Paw Balm $5.99
My lips are always drier in winter so I like to have a rich balm handy. I really like this 25g tube of Paw Paw Balm over others because it is packed full of Organic Paw Paw with no petrolatum! I popped this into my trolley on a recent shop because I was running low on their smaller lip balms and I noticed their new label!
Natralus Natural Paw Paw Balm also contains Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter and Calendula and is not only a rich moisturiser but can be used to soothe minor cuts, grazes and stings. I often use it on cracked skin around my nails.
The Natralus range can be easily found at supermarkets and chemists. It’s a much better option than the many other lip balms and ointments on offer around it!
Find at Woolworths, Coles, pharmacies and online.
For the teens to try
New moisturisers were needed for the teens this month so I grabbed some new products perfect for oily and acne-prone skin. For my son the new Sukin Blemish Control Oil-Free Moisturiser from Sukin in a pump which he finds easy to use. For my daughter, an oil-free moisturiser with acai and kombucha from one of my favorite brands, Andalou Naturals.
I also added to my Nourished Life delivery a Lily Lolo lip gloss in a light pink called Whisper. With a chocolate smell and a rich gloss its eems to be a winner. It may cost a bit more than the cheapies teenagers buy but I would prefer to know that she is using a product with natural ingredients like Vitamin E and Beeswax and Jojoba Oil – and none of the nasties that may effect her hormones!
Sukin Blemish Control Moisturiser $14.95. Andalou Naturals Oil Free Moisturiser $34.99. Lily Lolo Lip Gloss $18
Nourishing hair oil
I love using oil to nourish the dry ends of my hair and I like a fine oil spray as a finishing touch to a hair style. I have been using O&M Frizzy Logic recommended by my hairdresser but it’s running low and then I couldn’t resist trying MY.ORGANICS Restructuring Shine Spray when I spotted it at Chemist Warehouse.
The MY.ORGANICS range contain ingredients certified and grown using organic and biodynamic farming techniques including high concentrations of pure essential oils. I discovered the products a couple of years ago buying their long black skinny bottles of shampoo and conditioner for my husband so he stopped using my hair products! It’s a large size so should last a while. Will see if it performs well over the weeks ahead.
$14.99 for 250ml
For the laundry
I have been mainly been using Eco Store laundry products for a number of years but I do like trying new products! Last month one of my favourite new products was Bossitos liquid hand soap, so I couldn’t resist grabbing their sensitive washing powder to try last week – and good to support our Australian brands! I love that they use eucalyptus oil which is antibacterial and the fragrance is a favourite of mine. However, the clothes aren’t coming out with the same smell post-wash which I wouldn’t mind!
This washing powder is dermatologically tested so great to use on clothes worn by babies and those with sensitive skin, and bed linen of course! There is no synthetic fragrances, dyes, fillers, enzymes, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) or zeolites – which is what you want from washing powder!!
$10 for 1kg
What new natural and organic products are you enjoying this month?