Sunday, July 13, 2014

Natural Beauty : Chagrin Valley - Haul with Reviews! Pt. 1


I made a big purchase from Chagrin Valley a while ago but I wanted to use the products over several months so I could put in my full thoughts on a few :]

I've blogged numerous times about my love for Chagrin Valley products. They use all natural ingredients. You can actually read the labels and know exactly what your putting on your skin. In love!
Their awesome site will tell you everything you need to know, including full descriptions of each product and what each can do for you :

http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/


First up! I waited all winter for their Sunflower Sitrus Garden soap to come back in stock. I missed out last summer so I had to try it this time around.

Such a beautiful bar of soap :]
I've really been enjoying this scent for summer. It's a clean, natural, citrus-y scent. It goes perfect with all my lemony summer scented body washes and scrubs I've got in the shower currently. Although I really like this soap, I'm still partial to their dead sea spa soap, which is my absolute favorite of all time!

5.8 oz full bar is $7.95



Next up is their Citrus Body Sorbet Sugar Scrub! 
My mom actually gave this to me after finding it stuffed away in her closet. It's sad to say that this is probably my least favorite product I've tried thus far. I'm not sure if it's because it may be a bit old since I'm not sure how long my mom has had it. I ordered a new one to see if maybe that is the problem (will update this when I try the new one out).


I just feel that this scrub isn't very exfoliating. I take some in my hands and it lathers a little bit. I wish it lathered up more. But once the scrub lathers and I put some on my skin; it feels like the sugar quickly disperses and disappears so that I'm left with nothing. I'm just so used to my philosphy salt scrubs that I've raved about in previous posts- those really give you a deep scrub, making your skin baby soft. This scrub on the other hand is just too gentle for my liking.

1.5 oz Trial/Travel size jar is $5.50



Last but not least for this post, I wanted to rave about the Vanilla Bean Whipped Shea Butter!


The smell is absolutely divine! It has a yummy sweet vanilla scent. I love the scent so much that I wish I could smell like this all the time. I have to admit that I love the new glass packaging Chagrin Valley has chosen. I can't wait to finish these up and use these cute glass jars for traveling or what not. The only thing is, that the packaging seems smaller than the old packaging. I feel like I'm getting less product but maybe it's an optical illusion (my old cocoa butter packaging doesn't have the amount on it. Poo.).


I little does go along way! I still feel like I'm using it up too fast. I treat myself to this about once a week after an exfoliating scrub so it can sink in better and give my skin the extra moisture it needs :] I highly recommend trying out this product for an extra treat. You're skin will love it!

4 oz Jar is $20.75



Out of the three products I've mentioned, I'll definitely be repurchasing the Whipped Shea Body Butter in Vanilla Bean. Yum!


 Hope everyone is having a fun and safe summer! I'm about to write up a blog post of what has been happening in my world- it's been super fun and crazy this year.

Questions, comments, and advice is welcome! Hope everyone had a great weekend :]