In April I won an awesome Instagram giveaway provided by Herban Nectar, a natural skin-health line that uses only raw, organic ingredients and sustainable beeswax in their products. I talked a bit about these goodies on Instagram but I thought I’d give them a quick mention here as well!
I received two lip balms in Citrus and Mint. I’ve mentioned before that I’m usually adverse to lip balms that contain beeswax because I find them to be too waxy and not moisturizing enough, but these two are a definite exception! These balms keep my lips so moisturized and nourished, and I find that the dewy consistency leaves my lips feeling so cushioned and supple. I don’t like overpowering mint at all so I enjoy that the mint balm has a very subtle flavor and scent. They also make an unscented lip balm for the plain lip balm lovers. I highly recommend these uber moisturizing and protective balms no matter the season.
These lip balms contain:
• Organic Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil
• Organic Calendula Flower
• Organic Unrefined Beeswax
• Organic Vitamin E Oil
• Orange essential oil (in the citrus balm) and mint essential oil (in the mint balm)
I was also sent two salves, the Joint Health Salve and the Skin Salve. The Joint salve contains wound-healing comfrey leaf and eucalyptus essential oil which has a very refreshing and stimulating aroma. I love the scent of this salve and its beautiful deep green color! The Skin salve has a base of hemp seed oil which is known for its rich nutritional content and its ability to relieve symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema. Like the Joint health, they both contain vitamin E oil which is great for moisturizing. They both also contain beeswax which is a great skin protectant. I’ve mainly used these salves for treating razor bumps/burns and I feel instant relief after application!
Herban Nectar kindly offered to send me their Tranquility Tea which has been many years in the making! I actually don’t drink much tea (if at all) because I stick with chugging plain ol’ water all day, but it sounded like a great opportunity to start. This herbal and floral tea infusion has: Lemon balm, hops flowers, hibiscus flowers, chamomile flowers, lavender flowers, and valerian root. It takes on a beautiful berry color after steeping and has a very light, tasty flavor. It induces deep feelings of tranquility, calmness, and ultra relaxation making it an amazing sleep aid for night time as well. Loose leaf tea lovers will appreciate this one!