Disclaimer/Disclosure: I received these products for free in exchange for a review. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions in this post are MY OWN. I do not take responsibility for these products but I have personally used them, I think they are great, and I highly recommend them. 🙂 It’s important to do your own research. When in doubt, ask a doctor!
When I started this journey towards green-parenting, my plan was to slowly convert all of my commercial household products to completely natural ones. I figured, if I can take such great caution with what I use on my hair, why not do the same for my skin and what I ingest? This is a huge task simply because it’s hard to figure out exactly what you want and/or like. Not to mention, finding products that are budget-friendly! When pondering the use of natural products I always think the question that we crunchy mommies often ask,
“Why do we put so much time, energy, and effort into researching the harmful effects of 100% natural products and little or no effort into learning about products that we have used, for so long, that contain PLENTY of unsafe chemicals?”
Over the past week, I have had the pleasure of using three homemade products by “The Crunchy Mamas.” They craft and sell “eco-friendly beauty, skincare, and wellness products” that are both “safe and chemical free alternatives to commercial products.” After viewing their site and sampling the products received, I now like to think of them as a one stop shop for products in the department of beauty and wellness. Their company makes it easy for anyone to transition away from things that are chemically processed. Their shop can be found HERE.
I was sent three GREAT products!
1)Witchy Woman is a make-up remover. I love that it is composed of only three ingredients: organic macadamia nut oil (YUMMY), organic witch hazel, and water. Simple and straight to the point. I’m sure we have all heard of and/or used witch hazel. I have! However, this combination with the macadamia nut oil makes it even better. I simply dab this onto a cotton ball and gently wipe. It has a very light fragrance and doesn’t leave your skin feeling dehydrated. And OH MY GOSH, they sell this stuff for only FIVE BUCKS. I recommend this in place of your conventional toners! You can purchase it HERE.
2) Smelly Face Serum is the perfect moisturizer. The Crunchy Mamas blended organic unrefined coconut oil, beeswax, organic hemp seed oil, organic rosehip seed oil, organic tamanu oil, vitamin e, organic carrot seed essential oil, organic geranium essential oil, and organic myrtle essential oil into one satisfying product for only $20! Try making this product yourself and you will easily spend about $100 bucks! No ma’am pam! This serum helps fight a plethora of issues but what stuck out to me is that it treats blemish scars, acne, and dull skin; three issues I have struggled with since my teenage years. It is also appropriately named in that is has such a wonderful “earthy” fragrance. If you have ever purchased products from places like “Origins” or “Aveda” then you can identify with that earthy smell. I LOVE IT! This is to be used in place of those commercial moisturizes (DUH) that we all purchase in Walmart and places like it. Smelly face serum can be purchased HERE.
3) Her Pit is my favorite of these three! Why? Because it’s an all natural DEODORANT. Yes, deodorant. I have never thought about using an all natural deodorant before because if you think about it you wouldn’t think it would actually work. Well, ladies and gentlemen, IT DOES! You can read the list of ingredients HERE because, as you can see, these women use nothing but the best in their products. The deodorant comes in “His & Hers” which means I have to get one for my husband to try. This product is $9 and can be purchased HERE.
The best part (aside from being completely natural and organic) is that these all come in glass jars. This means there are no unsafe chemicals that usually come along with plastic. This also means that the products are going to be well-preserved. FOR THE WIN.
Check out The Crunchy Mamas today! Meet Ashley and Katie! Their company is based out of Dallas, Oregon and the above photo was lovingly taken from their website! 😉