I have a fabulous lotion for review today from the lovely Honey Bee Holistics! I first came across Honey Bee Holistics in my earlier days of blogging. I fell in love with the organic ingredients and fabulously effective formulas. I'm a huge fan of the lotions in particular and have even used them on my kids--so you know I must really love the ingredients. For someone with sensitive skin like myself, finding a brand that doesn't irritate my skin is definitely worth noting.
Melissa of Honey Bee Holistics recently sent me her new Mocha Dream Lotion for review and I'm beyond thrilled to share it with you!
This lotion includes the following ingredients: Mountain Spring Water, Organic Coffee Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Local Beeswax, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Witch Hazel, Organic Coffee, Organic Vanilla Bean
As you can see, this lotion includes real fair trade coffee oil! I'm 100% all about fair-trade so that's awesome in my opinion. On that not, this lotion does come with a warning: Do not use if you have blood pressure issues or are pregnant as raw caffeine is present
On to the lotion...
|I swear these lotions always look and smell good enough to eat to me!|
This lotion actually had a super subtle smell. I couldn't smell the coffee much at all and even the cocoa butter was pretty subtle. It does have a faint vanilla scent to it that is a natural vanilla, not synthetic--I absolutely abhor fake vanilla for some reason haha.
Like Honey Bee Holistics' other lotions I've used in the past, this has a super thick, luxe consistency. It spreads very well though, despite how thick it is and it smooths into your skin well. I wouldn't say it leaves a greasy feel behind, but it isn't a water-thin lotion that evaporates upon contact. I don't mind the feeling of ultra-hydration with thick lotions (heck, I use straight organic shea butter sometimes), but if you really dislike feeling any bit of your lotion once you've smoothed it in then this might not be for you.
This is absolutely so beyond hydrating! My skin is instantly supple and lovely to the touch after using this lotion, much like Honey Bee Holistics' other lotions (can you tell I'm a fan?). As far as it's long-term effects as a result of the caffeine, that is yet to be determined, but regardless this is so moisturizing!
This is priced at $5.50 for 1.5 oz jar or $18.25 for 8oz jar.
Where to Find
You can purchase Honey Bee Holistics products through the etsy store or website.
As you probably already know if you've followed my blog for a while, I'm a huge fan of small/indie business and I love, love natural/organic products. Honey Bee Holistics has been a favorite of mine since I first tried Melissa's products--they're fabulous! The new Mocha Dream Lotion is no exception. It is super moisturizing (perfect for the upcoming fall and winter season), smells delicious but not overpowering, and doesn't include any nasty ingredients that I personally wouldn't want to absorb into my body! Definitely give this a try if you're searching for a new lotion for those fast-approaching colder months ;)
This product was provided by Honey Bee Holistics for review. All opinions are based on my personal experience and are my own.