I was recently sent some products to review from Homemade Du Jour. I was really interested in their products because, not only do they make handcrafted, organic, eco-chic skincare products, but, also, they’re a small business based in the Maryland area, so I definitely wanted to help support a local small business.
I received samples of the Lemon Lavender Organic Sugar Scrub, Organic Lavender Shea Body Butter and the Organic Face Cream. Here’s the rundown:
LEMON LAVENDER ORGANIC SUGAR SCRUB
Ingredients: organic raw cane sugar, organic unrefined cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, organic lemon, lavender buds, Non-GMO Tocopherols from Soy (Vit. E), lemon essential oil, organic lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil.
I tried the sugar scrub on my legs in the shower. Though I’m not a big fan of citrus scented products, the lavender in the scrub lured me in. The scrub has a gentle grit that left my skin feeling smooth and moisturized. It can get a little messy with the lavender buds, but nothing that a little water can’t fix.
ORGANIC FACE CREAM (Mixed/Oily Skin)
Ingredients: Vitellaria paradoxa (shea) butter*, Mangifera Indica Seed (mango) Butter, Virgin Argania spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Garcinia indica (kokum) butter, filtered beeswax, Arrowroot powder*, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil*, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil*, Boswellia sacra (frankincense) essential oil, Jasmine Green Tea*, Aloe Vera Powder*, Tocopherols (Vit. E) from Soy**. *USDA Organic **Non-GMO
I have to admit I was a bit hesitate to use this cream on my face, because it is on the heavy side. With my oily/acne prone skin, the last thing I want is a product clogging up my skin, but I was amazed on how well my skin took to the cream. Even with it being a little heavy, I didn’t experience any extra oiliness or breakouts and it actually helped my makeup go on flawlessly. I love it and of course the SPF is an added bonus.
ORGANIC LAVENDER SHEA BODY BUTTER
Ingredients: Organic raw Vitellaria paradoxa (Shea) butter, Organic unrefined Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) oil, Organic Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil, Non-GMO Tocopherols from Soy (Vit. E).
I’m always a big fan of shea butter based products, because shea butter is an amazing moisturizer, so I was happy to have this included in the sample. I always hate it when I have to reapply a moisturizer throughout this day, but not with this body butter, as its Etsy page stats, “a little bit goes a very long way” and it lasts throughout the day.
Overall, I was very impressed with the products, especially, the Organic Face Cream. It feels good knowing you’re using products that not only make you look, feel and smell good, but that’s also organic and naturally made .
Interested in trying any Homemade Du Jour products? Homemade Du Jour is offering a 10% coupon, valid on minimum purchases of $15. Use the code is: VANITYRICH. Please note that the Face Cream (Mixed/Oily) is currently only available by custom order request.