Always scouring the market for natural, eco-friendly, safe products for my family’s bath and body needs, I stumbled across a new company that tugged at my curiosity. Just one look at their gorgeous, artful website made me realize I had to find out more!
Graham Gardens was started by — you guessed it — the Grahams, a couple who are both lifelong aficionados of gardening. That combined with a true desire to come up with natural bath and skincare products for family helped birth their blossoming company.
Here are some of the things I heard straight from the Grahams about their fantastic products:
“Our goal is to make products that are wholesome and effective. We use only essential oils for fragrances, and stick to products that can be made without unnecessary, questionable additives like emulsifiers, preservatives, parabens & sulfates. Because of this, our product line won’t include some skincare items that you might expect to see! Our journey into natural skincare has proven that the more simplistic products, made with really nourishing oils, herbs and botanicals, really do work beautifully. Because of this, we make every effort to package our products beautifully – resulting in a carefully formulated, visually pleasing product that appeals to all the senses and is a delight to use.”
A delight is right! We instantly fell in love with their soaps — Bella Luna Avocado Oil Soap and Lavender and Coconut Shea Butter Soap! Not only does it create super soft skin and a terrific lather, the open bars of soap make the bathrooms themselves smell great all the time!
Their Butter Bars are simply indulgent. We tried “Fresh” and “Citrus” to try. I can’t stop switching between the two — they’re both so fantastic. Conveniently packaged in a tin, they’re travel-able and portable. Just rub the molded bar between your hands and use like regular lotion for a terrific pampering treat. (A must-have for these dry winter days!)
Last but not least, we sampled their Lip Balms — Peppermint Candy and Orange Sunset. Made with jojoba, grapeseed oil and shea butter, these glide on effortlessly and provide the utmost in chap protection.
(The Peppermint Candy flavor makes your lips feel cold and tingly, too!)
Win it! Courtesy of Graham Gardens, one of you will win these three items reviewed above:
- 1 Butter Bar in “Fresh”
- 1 Lavender and Coconut Shea Butter Soap…and
- 1 Peppermint Candy Lip Balm!
Here’s how to enter: 1) MANDATORY: Tell me, in a comment below, another item (NOT mentioned above) by Graham Gardens that you’d be tickled to try! 2) For a second entry, subscribe to Muse Reviews’ feed OR subscribe via email — tell me in a separate comment if you’re a new subscriber or already a subscriber. 3) For a third entry, become friends with Muse Reviews on Facebook, then tell me you did so in a separate comment below. 4) For a fourth entry, twitter about this contest using @MuseReviews within your tweet, then tell me in a separate comment that you twittered! (Only one tweet per person per contest, please.) I’ll close this contest at 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012. US entries/addresses only. Good luck!
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
Congrats to the winner, # 38, Kimberly B.!
FTC info — Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned products at no cost from Graham Gardens in exchange for my honest review. I received no other product or monetary compensation. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”