A few weeks ago I was fighting off a horrible cold…you know the one I mean…stuffy head, stuffy AND runny nose, cough, sore throat…It was all the symptoms you hear on those cold medicine commercials. I try to stay away from those medicines because honestly they just make me feel worse! I gave in and took a nighttime medicine and of course, the next day I felt like a mac truck hit me…Then the mail came and I find the perfect care package from Island Girl Co. owner, Caroline! Keep reading to learn about Island Girl Co. and the goodies I received!
Something that I absolutely love doing when I have a cold is take a nice hot shower…There is just something about the feeling of that hot water and that warm steam that helps to decongest everything! It feels like I am cleansing my body of the grossness and germs that is the common cold. So, I took one of my new goodies, the Island Girl Co. Avo Body Scrub and jumped in my shower. This body scrub is made of a blend of some pretty amazing ingredients, and the scent is super refreshing and was just what I needed to start fighting this cold the right way.
Ingredients + Benefits
Cane Sugar – natural exfoliant, natural source of alpha hydroxy acids in the form of glycolic acid, helps eliminate blemishes, & helps restore the balance to skin’s oils
Avocado Oil/Butter – Encourages collagen production, helps treat acne & blemishes, contains Vitamin E which acts an a potent antioxidant, contains sterolin which penetrates the skin to provide moisturization & prevent age spots…It has also a ton of other nutrients like betacarotene, Vitamins A & D, and omega-3, and it helps in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – helps with anti-aging and skin damage, loaded with antioxidants, Vitamins A & E, and it helps to promote skin’s elasticity
Peppermint Essential Oil – helps with nausea, cough, colds, sinus & respiratory infections, headache, and muscle pain (just go ahead and check off all my symptoms!)
I used this all over my neck, chest, & shoulders, and lightly on my face. The peppermint oil in the formula really helped to alleviate my congestion and the avocado oil and extra virgin olive oil were amazing in making my skin feel extra soft. I also felt like I was sloughing away all the nasty cold germs, and dare I say, boogers??? TMI??? LOL!!!
Island Girl Co. also hand makes a Cafe Luxe Body Scrub, as well as, Goat Milk Soap with Oatmeal and Black Lava Sea Salt Goat Milk Soap. Those bar soaps sound divine!
I rinsed off and lightly patted my skin dry with my bath towel, and I reached for the other goodie Caroline sent me, Island Girl Co. Refresh Body Butter. This body butter literally melts the moment it hits the skin and absorbs in the most loving way! | The blend of ingredients works perfectly to use right after the Island Girl Co. Avo Body Scrub!
Ingredients + Benefits
Mango Butter – combats free radicals with Vitamins A, C, & E, protects from and soothes a sunburn, natural softening properties & effectively treats dry skin, full of nourishing antioxidants, heals rashes, combats wrinkles and blemishes, and helps prevent stretch marks
Illipe Butter – helps to reinforce the skin’s natural moisture barrier which in turn helps to combat dry skin and prevent mature looking skin, helps to hydrate skin, and adds flexibility & elasticity to the skin’s cells
Coconut Oil – powerful moisturizer, helps to strengthen skin tissue & eliminate dead skin cells, helps delay the occurrence of wrinkles due to the antioxidant, Vitamin E, soothes eczema, psoriasis, & sunburn, antiviral & antifungal benefits (perfect for treating & soothing bug bites!)
Grapeseed Oil – perfect for sensitive skin, helps safeguard the collagen & elastin of the skin, and anti-aging properties
Sweet Almond Oil – rich in Vitamins A, B, & E, helps to maintain moisture levels, helps improve overall complexion, helps sooth skin irritation & inflammation, helps relieve dry & irritated skin, and is excellent in preventing & reversing the signs of aging by renewing skin cells & invigorating the skin
Jojoba Oil – anti-inflammatory properties aide in the treatment of acne, natural emollient, softens the skin as a gentle moisturizer, and has antibacterial properties that help to treat skin infections
Rosemary Essential Oil – contains nutrients such as iron, calcium, vitamins, & antioxidants, helps rehydrate & tone the skin, cell regeneration properties help to treat skin conditions and replace damaged tissue, helps reduce the appearance of scars & spots, powerful disinfectant & antiseptic properties help treat acne, antioxidants help slow down the effects of aging, helps make skin firmer & more elastic, and anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce swelling & puffiness
Citrus Essential Oil – helpful in controlling oily skin & acne, helps to brighten the complexion of dull looking skin, aides in the reduction of skin’s toxins, helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, spots, and stretch marks
The scent of this body butter is to die for! It was also super refreshing so it worked really well as a follow up to the Avo Body Scrub. It made me feel clean, healthy, and free of germs. I am not saying it cured my cold, but man did it make me feel so much better! I slathered it on my chest, neck, shoulders, tummy, arms, legs…basically everywhere.
Island Girl Co. also hand makes a Whipped Mango Body Butter, Relax Body Butter (contains lavender & lemongrass…hello heaven!), and Sunshine Whipped Body Butter (super curious about this one!)
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