Saturday, April 14, 2012

Becca & Mars Natural Beauty Products Sponsor Spotlight Review

I have found another new and great company that makes natural skincare and aromatherapy products. I ran into so many of them and they all were so very kind and helpful in wanting to be in the Earth Day's but I just ran out of room to put everybody and that is why I had to join so many Earth Day's and it still wasn't enough.

That is why I have some natural/organic products here in Avoiding April Showers because it is running almost around the same time and it still gives each company some great exposure to be in a great blog hop event. Becca & Mars is one such company and they sent me a set of aromatherapy products called Calm Yourself to review and I can't tell you how fantastic it is and how wonderful and happy I am that I ran across them by accident while searching for Earth Day sponsors!

There is Bergamot, lemon, neroli, clary sage and sandalwood mixed together in Calm Yourself. They mix only the pure essential oils known for their calming and uplifting properties to ensure that you have a pleasant experience. I used it after taking a shower and patting myself down a little and then I used the oils to seal in the moisture with the Calm Yourself Body Oil. It will leave your skin feeling soft and supple and smelling divine. It has a citrusy smell to it which reminds me of the summer and cleanliness. No artificial color, fragrance or preservatives are used in these products.

Now, with the Blends, it is a little different and you must never use them directly on the body. This is what the directions told me to do:
To use, add 20 drops to a teaspoon of oil or milk and drop into your full, steaming bath. Or add 10 drops to your preferred diffuser. Breath deeply.
Do not use essential oil blends undiluted on the body.
Because it is a concentrate, I think that is the reason you need to dilute the Blends, which is the smaller bottle. So, please read the directions on the bottles to the letter. If you have any questions about anything, contact the company directly to make sure you are using them correctly.

Now, you know me, I am a huge lover and fan of sugar scrubs and when I found out that they had some of those also, I just had to go investigate and I found out that they have 16 different kinds. This one above has Lavender and Frankincense. Now, I have tried plain Lavender and Lavender with Vanilla but never this combination and wow, I bet it smells great! I have always loved the earthy smells and that is what Frankincense reminds me of so this would have been right up my alley!

Mmm, something to think about for the future. I do have a birthday coming up May 1st or even for Christmas or any other great day like our Anniversary or Valentine's Day would all make excellent choices to get any of these lovely sugar scrubs from Becca & Mars. They have these listed under Hand Scrubs but it does say that you can use them as Body Scrubs as well. Just be sure to avoid the eye area, please.

I also found that they have a few products for the face and one of those is called the Time Revolution Serum, which is pictured above. Sounds really interesting! This is what Becca & Mars say about their Time Revolution Serum:
This rejuvenating, anti-aging serum works wonders on dry or mature skin. It’s deeply moisturizing and absorbs into the skin quickly without clogging pores.

Time Revolution is made from a base of apricot kernel oil, known for its high vitamin E content and skin softening properties. Additionally, it penetrates the skin without leaving an oily feeling. We add in even more vitamin E and the essential oils of neroli and jasmine. Neroli and jasmine stimulate cellular activity and increase skin’s elasticity. The two oils also combine to make a sweet, but subtle scent – not too overwhelming on the face.

If you're not using natural oil based moisturizers, you should. Plant oils are easily absorbed into your skin and help fortify the skin's own natural protective barrier. They bring your skin all the nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids it needs to be nourished.
Sounds wonderful, doesn't it? Well, maybe sometime in the future, we will get to experience some more products from Becca & Mars but for now, I hope I have given you some valuable information about this great company and I hope that you will visit them and see what all they have to offer.

This is what I found under the About Us section. There was more to read but as usual not alot of space so please go and read the rest of what there is to know about how this company came to be:
The seeds of Becca & Mars began years ago as a couple of friends with an interest in aromatherapy and natural beauty. Soon we were making gifts for friends and family and a new bath and beauty business was born. Today Becca & Mars has a thriving online business and is available at several retail locations throughout Maryland.

We use 100% natural ingredients; no chemicals, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens or fragrance oils. Our products are hand-crafted in small batches or made to order; therefore, we deliver the freshest quality products.

Through studying aromatherapy, we’ve concocted scents that not only smell good, but have relaxing, uplifting therapeutic qualities. Erica’s love of using aromatherapy to relax and passion for citrus and herbal scents marry beautifully to create natural bath and body products that smell great, feel great and don’t cost an arm and a leg!
Becca & Mars has been gracious enough to offer the winner of the Avoiding April Showers Giveaway the same great combo that I just reviewed! Get ready for a delicious treat and a great at home spa feeling! Value of the set is $26.50. The Event starts on April 16th and ends on the 30th. You should have time to get by Mother's Day or at least a day or two after. We can't always control the mailing system but whenever you get it, you are in for a treat! Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were taken from Becca & Mar's website. For some strange reason my cranky camera does not like amber/brown looking bottles and all I got was flashbacks of me holding the camera in the glare of the bottles!


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Erin Slocum said...

This sounds wonderful.

Priscilla Benavides said...

I have been wanting to try some skin oils lately but wanted to do some shopping around before jumping into purchasing it. The Calm Yourself Body Oil and Blend Gift Set sounds like something I should try!