I am always on the look out for pure, organic, better-for-you-and-the-environment products for myself and my family. Sometimes I find a product that works great, other times I have experienced products that no matter how eco-friendly and healthy they are for you, they don’t work at all. I think that is because organic and eco-friendly products are still “new”. There has always been organic products but it hasn’t been until recently that many companies are switching to more organic ingredients. Its a “hit or miss” until they work things out.
About a month ago I was given the opportunity to try out some products from OrganicaPure. OrganicaPure utilizes the benefits of three all natural ingredients in their products; Honey, Aloe Vera and Cocoa. They harvest these special ingredients from natural resources that are known for their superior quality. They also make certain that their ingredients are obtained by ecological and socially responsible means. I can appreciate a company that places such high standards on their product ingredients AND cares about doing things that are socially responsible. By “socially responsible” I mean that the company feels obligated to act in such a way as to benefit society at large. They also avoid engaging in socially harmful acts. Another words, people and animals are not harmed or mistreated in the production of their products.
OrganicPure carries many bath and body products including shampoo, lotions, body wash and facial cleansers. Each product uses the elements of honey, aloe vera and cocoa to some degree.
The OrganicaPure Body Lotion was something I was looking forward to trying out. When I think “cocoa” I think “chocolate”. Therefore I was expecting chocolate scented body lotion. While it does have a hint of a chocolate scent to it, the scent more so reminds me of Sweetarts. That is certainly not a bad thing. I guess you can say it smells like a chocolate Sweetart, if there was such a thing.
The lotion goes on smoothly and dries relatively quickly. It leaves your skin nice and soft with a bit of a glossy/shiny sheen to it. The scent does stay with you a long time too, although the scent does change as time goes on. For the most part its a pleasant scent. To be honest I don’t like the scent it leaves after you wash your hands. I have used this lotion on my arms, legs and hands. When I wash my hands some of the scent still remains even after using soap and hot water. The scent that remains is not as nice as the original scent. It’s not terrible, it’s just not as enjoyable as the scent prior to hand washing. I don’t know if its the lotion its self or it has something to do with the hand soap, or a combination of the two.
A little bit of the lotion goes a long way too, so you should be able to get a lot of use out of the bottle. The bottle also has a pump feature so you only need to pump out as much as you need with no waste. There is nothing worst then squeezing out too much from those squeeze tubes.
OrganicaPure also sent me a bottle of their Aloe and Honey Organic Shampoo. I was a bit weary about this product. I have tried organic and “all-natural” shampoos in the past and I wasn’t overly pleased with how they made my hair feel. I also felt that some of those shampoos didn’t do a good job cleaning my hair and scalp either. With that in mind I was hesitant to use the shampoo. For the sake of the review I knew I had to. Oh my! The shampoo blew me away! I LOVE this shampoo!
The OrganicaPure Aloe and Honey Organic Shampoo is a green gel that you pump from the bottle. It seemed a bit odd putting a gel shampoo in my hair but WOW! Does this stuff work GREAT! I LOVE this shampoo!
I suffer from Eczema breakouts, both on my face and my scalp. When there are no flare ups I use regular shampoos. When the Eczema is present I use Head and Shoulders to soothe my scalp and to prevent the Eczema from getting too dry and flaky, which gives the appearance of dandruff. I do have an itty bitty bottle of medicated shampoo for my Eczema but at $40 a bottle I use it VERY sparingly and I’ll only use it if the flare up gets painfully bad.
I LOVE they way the OrganicaPure shampoo feels on my scalp. It feels as though its quenching it with moisture, for lack of a better description. I think I can hear my scalp going “Ahhhh….” in relief whenever I wash my hair. LOL!
The shampoo lathers up and cleans your hair very well. It also rinses out well too. There is no left over residue. I love the way my hair looks and feels after I use it. I have used it every day for a month (a little bit goes a long way), but sadly I am out of it now. Sigh… The ONLY “con” to the shampoo is the price. Its $24 a bottle and the bottle will last about a month if you wash your hair every other day like I do (I have thick, course, long hair – I can’t wash it every day). When our budget only allows us to buy the .99 cent bottles of Sauve shampoo, there is no way I can justify spending $24 on the OrganicaPure shampoo, no matter how much I love it and how wonderful it makes my hair look and feel. 🙁 You also have to take shipping charges into account too.
Overall I am very pleased with the OrganicaPure products I was sent to review. The shampoo, by far, is my favorite product. I love it!
To learn more about OrganicaPure products please visit www.OrganicaPure.com.
OrganicaPure would like to give a lucky reader a bottle of their Cocoa and Honey Body Lotion and a bottle of Aloe and Honey Organic Shampoo, a $49 value. Thank you OrganicaPure!
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*I received free sample products in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own. OrganicaPure will be providing the prizes.