A couple years ago I was invited to a “spa party.” It sounded like a fun night, so I went and had a blast getting pampered with the girls. It was that night that I learned about Lemongrass Spa and tried their products for the first time. I was hooked. If the giveaway last Friday was the first time you have heard of Lemongrass Spa, I’d love to share more with you about this up-and-coming business and tell you about some amazing products. Actually, Lemongrass Spa has been around for awhile. This year, they’re celebrating their 10th anniversary of hand-making fresh, natural spa and beauty products. The company believes that skin thrives on natural nutrition that is primarily plant-based instead of synthetically derived like many mainstream beauty products. It is for this reason that Lemongrass Spa avoids the use of toxic chemicals such as parabens, mineral oil, oxybenzone and a host of other unhealthy ingredients. Their superb fragrances are phthalate-free. All Lemongrass Spa products are hand-made in Pine, Colorado, a little hamlet nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, a mere stone’s throw from my hometown. Yeah, I did just say “hamlet.”
Founder Heidi Leist hooked me up with some products to sample and I’ve got to say… they can be only described as treats. Succulenty scented and perfectly formulated, these products are truly top-notch. I’ve had a heap of fun trying them all out and taking notes.
Let me tell you about the hand & body lotion first. Lemongrass offers several tempting scents; I enjoyed the Pomegranate and also the Grapefruit Lily. They both smell so good I wanted to eat my arm. The lotion is richly moisturizing. I found that it left my skin feeling a little oily, but in this dry climate the barrier was welcome. Also in the lotion category is the exclusive “body icing.” This moisturizer is creamy and thick; it lives up to its name. I was generous enough to allow Caveman to try this product while he gave me a back massage. (I am so kind). He loved the lavender mint smell but also said that his skin felt a little greasy afterwards. However, it was pretty fast-absorbing.
Lemongrass Spa offers scrubs called polishes. I tried the body polish scented as lavender mint and—wait for it—margarita. They were divine. If the gorgeous fragrances weren’t enough to make me love the gritty stuff, the silky feeling of my skin did it. Better yet, the body polish dissolves quickly so you don’t have to wash little bits of seeds or nuts down the drain like other brands of scrubs. The facial polish was one of my favorite products because it was so gentle. I’ve tried other face scrubs that seemed way too harsh for delicate face epidermis. This formula was wonderfully non-abrasive; however my skin still felt refreshed afterwards.
I got to try three other products I’m grouping into an “other’ category: lip balm, hair spray, and foaming liquid soap. The lip balm was great. And Colorado women know that not all chap sticks are created equal. We use them year-round in this arid climate, and this is one that stood the test. It was soft, and it made my lips smooth and smileable (because you know you can’t smile right if your lips are dry!) And the hairspray? I was surprised at how much I loved the hairspray. No, seriously. It was so light-weight with NO sticky residue. It’s not going to hold your tresses in a beehive ‘do for hours on end, but it will make them look amazing. I am pretty sure that my hair looked more shiny and less frizzy after a couple squirts. The best thing about the foaming soap is that it comes in an “on-the-go” container, small enough to fit in a purse or diaper bag. I can’t count the number of park bathrooms I’ve been to that don’t have soap. This is the perfect product for out-and-about hand washes to keep the whole family healthy.
Lemongrass Spa even offers a baby line of the gentlest, most pure ingredients for absorbent infant skin. Delicately scented with soothing lavender, the baby lotion is just gentle enough for Number Two’s skin. I also used the lotion on Red. He has my skin—prone to rashes, dryness, flares at the slightest irritation. That’s why I love Lemongrass Spa’s most popular product, the Healing Elements balm. This stick wonder has all the right ingredients for treating diaper rashes, insect bites, and minor boo-boos. I am also glad to announce it actually cured Number Two’s cradle cap! I have tried several remedies with no success, but after rubbing the Healing Elements on his head, leaving it for awhile and then combing the skin gently, the cradle cap is gone. I’m thrilled!
Now, after making you drool over these amazing body and beauty products, I’m going to tell you that you can’t just buy them anywhere. Sorry. It’s a good thing, really. You see, Lemongrass Spa products are only available through consultants. The reason for that is twofold: first, spa parties are just so much more fun than ordering online. It’s true. Secondly, since the products are made with few preservatives the shelf life is limited. It’s the payoff for using healthy products—that they won’t last forever because they are made with fresh ingredients. Visit the website to locate a consultant in your area.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Lemongrass Spa. I received monetary compensation to review products; however I tested each product thoroughly. The opinions are honest and completely based on my personal experience. To learn more read Smallish’s full disclosure policy.