So over the past couple of months I have had the pleasure of using Brooklyn-based PLANT Apothecary products for all of my bath and body needs and lets just say I’ve been extremely spoiled. From body washes and oils to face scrubs and masks this apothecary has anything and everything you could want to detoxify and simplify your beauty routine. This brand speaks to me and my style perfectly which is another reason I have grown to love it so much. Their motto is simply put, “wake up, get it on, get happy, calm down, be well.” Did I mention those are also the names of their products, the non-synthetic scents correlate with the names-and they are all botanical perfection.
Plant Apothecary offers “all-botanical, USDA Organic beauty, grooming and bath products that are free of petroleum, parabens, paba, sodium lauryl sulfate, silicone and all other synthetic nasties.” The packaging is clean and contemporary and all the products are unisex which I LOVE!! I have never really loved overly feminine scents so I definitely appreciate that this is something me and my whole family can use without question. I can only hope that someday there will be an abundance of Plant Apothecaries across the country so when my kids need simple bath and body products they can stock up there, instead of every time you go to the mall and run across the oh so familiar, ahem ahem….well I won’t mention the name but the shop where the toxic synthetic fumes can be picked up from next door. But for now we have to settle for it’s online goodness which is just fine with me! Aside from the amazing products the most amazing thing of all is that they are made in Brooklyn, New York with the help of adults with physical and medical disabilities at the BKLYN UNLTD workshop which is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to give them work training and opportunities. I mean honestly how cool is that?! I love a brand with a mission and a purpose! So I want to share a few of the things I loved the most…
Wake Up Organic Body Oil: This may be my favorite of the bunch because I’m obsessed with body oils, but it’s not the easiest to find a good one. This is a good one. So the main ingredient in this is organic rice bran oil which I haven’t tried before but it’s full of antioxidants and I’m definitely loving it. The hydration is intense yet no greasiness is left behind whatsoever. The “wake up” scent is a light lemongrass and rosemary which actually does liven the senses. I also use this on my kids and their skin is soooooo buttery soft after using it, I haven’t even bothered with lotion lately. This is a definite repurchase! This oil also comes in two other scents as well. Retail: $38 (4 oz.)
Get it On Bodywash: Well the name says it all! Lol No but all seriousness out of all the scents this one is my favorite because its more sensual and different than what you usually see with naturals scents. They use sandalwood, cedar, and ginger essential oils and the super thick honey-like texture makes for the perfect body wash or bubble bath! I think this makes for a great gift too, maybe for a bridal shower or valentines day?! This also comes in three other scents. Retail: $20 (9.5 oz)
Match Antioxidant Face Mask: This mask combines organic fair trade matcha powdered green tea with white clay and organic chamomile essential oil which makes for a powerhouse mask! This mask soothes and purifies while providing your skin with a ton of antioxidants from the high quality green tea! Simply mix the powder with a bit of water to make a paste, let dry then rinse. The result is super soft, healthy skin!! Retail: $24 (2 oz)
Sea in a Scrub Organic Body Scrub: This gem combines Brazilian sea salt, healing sea buckthorn oil, the super moisturizing pumpkin seed oil and the mineral rich sea kelp to provide a super effective and luxurious body scrub. This stuff is the real deal and exfoliates the super rough areas like your knees, elbows and heels!! This is probably one of the more effective clean body scrubs that I have used, the Brazilian sea salt is the perfect consistency for those rough spots! Again I think this would make for a great gift- everybody loves a good body scrub!! Retail: $32 (16 oz)
I really, really enjoyed trying out these amazing products because though they seem basic enough, they really truly performed! PLANT Apothecary is living proof that simple is better and their use of high quality ingredients in bath and body care is setting the bar very high in the green beauty industry. You can purchase the products I reviewed and check out the rest of the products at http://www.plantbrooklyn.com.