Eden Body Works “Consolation Prize”

 

About a month ago I entered EDEN BodyWorks‘ Eco-Glam Ambassador contest hoping for a chance to become the brands’ Eco-Glam Ambassador.

Although I was not chosen, the company showed their appreciation by sending me an EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree gift pack along with a bonus of Eden’s new JojOba Monoi product.

A few weeks had passed from when I received the email explaining that I won the “consolation prize”. So, when I was greeted one morning by a FedEx delivery of the gift pack I was so pleasantly surprised. Here are the goodies I received:

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Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Gift Pack

I will be using my gift pack items really soon, and I can’t wait. So I will be back on here to post a review of the items really soon.

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Natural Hair & Black Art…

 

One of my dearest friends, who is a Black Art connoisseur, visited me in FL bringing with her this as a present for me. She said when she saw it she immediately thought of me, especially with it being art about natural hair.
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I’m really touched by this piece. I can relate to each of the words, having felt or lived each one at some point in life. Each time I look at it I’m inspired in a different way whether it is a chuckle, reflection or a feeling I’m in the midst of.

That’s the magic of what art can do for you which I appreciate so much!

Thank you so much ASH!

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Twisted Ponytail

Hi!

A few weeks ago Naptural85 posted a video on how to do a 2 Minute TWiSTeD Side Ponytail. I thought that it was a cute style that could be done easily and have been eager to try it.

A couple of days ago I saw the following picture posted on Facebook of another version of this style.415 Twisted Ponytail

With my hair being currently on day 3 of a twist out I thought I’d give it a try. Here’s my version of this easy go to style.

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I styled mine a bit different, making the twist in the front over instead of under or a loose french braid. I also made my ponytail a bit tighter. Though the next time I try this style I will make it looser because I like the free look of the model’s hair in the picture above.

All Natural Everything

Hi there!

Thought I’d catch you all up on my natural hairscapades. Recently my locks seemed weighted, lifeless and kinda blah. My regular routine just hadn’t been doing the tricks they once used to. This forced me to try looking into doing things a little differently.

I’m always open to trying something new. Because of this I started researching all natural, organic products that are free from parabens, sulfates, silicones, gluten, synthetic dyes chemicals,etc. 

After researching the potential harms associated with many of the chemicals used in health and beauty products my curiosity, about what is safe and healthy, has definitely piqued.

One thing I learned, it is possible that products laden with chemicals could cause allergic reactions. Over the years I have had some consistent reactions that I could never quite pinpoint the causes. Some studies show a link between parabens and breast cancer, though there is no proof that parabens cause cancer.

I am not making a blanket statement saying that the use of products with chemicals in them are unsafe or bad and bad for you. There are definitely strong points on both sides of these arguments. Personally, I am choosing to error on the side of caution and explore using more natural products when I can.

So what initially started out as my quest in all natural hair products has expanded beyond just hair. I’ve been making an effort to purge many of my staple health and beauty products replacing them with all natural alternatives for everything from hair care products, soaps, lotions, deodorants, bubble bath etc.

I have to confess, making this change when it comes to makeup and perfumes will be the hardest challenge for me. Whole Foods, Lush and The Vitamin Store have become some of my favorite stores recently. One thing for sure, it is expensive trying to be healthy icon smile All Natural Everything

Below are some of the products that I’ve tried so far. I plan to give more in-depth product reviews of each, stay tuned.

Facial Cleanser 
Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser

Toner
Lush Tea Tree Water Toner

Body Wash/Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Lavendar Magic Soap

Deodorants
Crystal Deodorant
Lavanilla Deodorant

Shampoo/Mud Wash
Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash

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Hair Gel

Lotions/Oils
Almond Glow Skin Lotion

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 All Natural Everything All Natural EverythingI’m a newbie with this and open to learning and trying different all natural hair care, toiletry and makeup alternatives. Any and all suggestions are welcome.