Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Virga Botanicals Review & Giveaway **Closed**


I stumbled across a new company that I wanted to tell you about called Virga Botanicals and that they have such an array of products that will leave you astounded at some of them as much as I am.

I really wasn't sure what I was looking for as I was just searching around looking for something new to talk about. I have been talking so much about hair products and facial products I wanted to find something just a little different but something that tied in with the Earth Day because April is the month of Earth Day on the 22nd. I had so many companies respond yes to my request I soon realized I did not have enough events to put everyone in so I had to start doing single reviews/giveaways. What I loved most about Virga Botanicals that caught my eye immediately was the Lavender and Cedar Bug Spray. We have so many gnat and mosquitos down here in Georgia it is unreal! I can go outside and in less than 30 minutes come back in with about 25 bites all over my legs, arms, even my back and face.
This does not smell like a traditional bug spray, I can promise you that. It smells like lavender and cedar! You would think that the lavender would bring the little buggers right up to you but it doesn't! For some odd reason pesky bugs generally don't like the scents of lavender or cedar at all! Now, I don't know why but really don't care. As long as I don't get anymore bites on me this year, it can remain a mystery, but I can't stand mysteries, so I might have to find out!

Here is what the founder said about this wonderful concoction:

I created this years ago when I was backpacking through the Middle East, and terribly worried about malaria... I sprayed it on my pillow and hair every night, and got the attention of not one single mosquito during my entire six weeks of wandering - not one bite! Nowadays I use it all the time in the summer, on my kids, on our linens... and we continue to be unpopular with the little buggers. It works best and lasts longest if you spray your clothes and hair with it, and your bed linens at night.
You will absolutely fall in love with this next product called Cucumber Rosewater Facial Toner. It has the best most fresh and clean smell that I can hardly describe to you. I love roses so I am slightly prejudiced when it comes to products with roses in it, but there really is something about this facial toner that I think everyone will love if they give it a chance. One of the reasons that the owner used cucumbers is because of this:

In Chinese herbology, cucumber is a healing food known for its cooling properties. Western herbal tradition holds that it is anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing as well. And as for the rose, I did not know that it also is a Chinese herb and when I heard the story, I was fascinated: Beloved of the Western herbalists as well, it has long had a reputation as a skin beauty-enhancer, and is that any surprise, really? Soothing and nourishing, lightly hydrating according to tradition, and supremely gentle on delicate skin.
 
This cream is called the Triple Rose Cream and is used on the face. These are the ingredients which also explain why it's called the Triple Rose Cream to begin with: This is made with only highest-quality ingredients including good amounts of evening primrose and rosehip seed oils, along with organic essential oil of Bulgarian rose - the three roses in the name. All I know is that my face is smooth and appears to have less lines when I wear it. It may be a tad too heavy for some who have oily skin then they recommend the Neroli Extraordinary Day Cream. That one is more lightweight and would be better suited to those with even normal skin. I have super day skin so this worked wonders for me.
 
This is probably one of the nicest smelling and happiest body scrubs that I have ever had the pleasure to use. If you love roses and scrubs then this is the one for you! It is called the Organic Rose Supernourishing Sugar Shea Butter Body Scrub.

I am finding out so much thru Virga Botanicals about Roses! I never would have known all the facts that I have found out about Roses like for instance this one: The Chinese call it mei gua and use it for its qi-tonifying, nourishing and healing properties. I just love the smell! I have used just a teeny tiny amount on my face as a scrub and it is wonderful!

 
This is another scent for the Body Scrub's but this one also has a double duty that it can do and that is it is a great foot scrub! This is the Basil Peppermint Scrub. You can also get their body scrubs in vanilla scent, brown sugar coffee, ginger grapefruit and of course, rose. Here is what they say that the Chinese ginger/grapefruit: Ginger - gan jiang in Chinese - moves and invigorates qi according to Eastern herbal theory, while grapefruit is known in Western tradition as a detoxifier and decongestant. Just the thing to wake you up, body and mind!

This is what I found under the Shop Announcement so please read carefully as there is a sale for you if you pay attention:
April 16 - April 22 ONLY! *Follow* me on twitter; then send me a convo letting me know you did. I will reply with a coupon code for 40% OFF good for this week only!
This will expire on April 22, so hurry...


I have expanded my line of natural botanical perfumes! They are aromatherapy-based, using only premium-quality pure essential oils. True essential oils are bioactive - they interact with your body chemistry in a dynamic way. This means, in Acupuncture terms, that they have Qi.
To celebrate, and give you a chance to try, we are offering 20% off everthing in the store. Use coupon code: SPRING12.

Welcome to virga botanicals, the complete skin-care line based on Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Western herbalism principles. Facial skin care is our specialty. We use the finest natural and organic ingredients we can find, and make everything by hand from start to finish. Here you will find unique and amazingly effective formulations to enhance the beauty that is already yours.

Want to be on our mailing list? Send me a convo. Frequent sales and specials exclusive to mailing-list customers!
Virga Botanicals has been kind enough to offer one winner a $35 GC to spend in their shop so that they can get whatever they would love! Open to the U.S. only!

30 comments:

couponing2ourdreams said...

Pumpkin Carrot Mask for Pure Radiance - Supernourishing, Exfoliating, Tightening - 4.5oz.

richardwinkel said...

intensive overnight hand and nail treatment

richardwinkel said...

my facebook is naomi andrus winkel and I felt a comment on your fb page

adamsfamily said...

I will get two sugar scrubs (vanilla and...) and the bug spray. Thank you! Laurie Adams,adamsfamily at peak.org

Jennifer said...

I would get the sugar shea butter body scrub

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Janet Vickers said...

pumpkin carrot mask!

Kelmomola said...

I would get the hand and nail care gift set

Sarah said...

If I win, i think I will get the Eye Serum, Superplants Essential Roll-on with Goji, Ginger and Watermelon

sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

Unknown said...

i like the Super-Nourishing Sugar Shea Butter Body Scrub Vanilla

catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

Paula L. said...

Perfume .75oz. spray, aromatherapy, Yin Star.

jandplee at att dot net

Krystle Smith said...

I would get the vanilla and brown sugar coffee sugar scrubs

krystle

krystlekouture@Yahoo dot com

Krystle Smith said...

Commented on your FB as Krystle Smith :)

Erin Slocum said...

The bug spray and one of the toners.

BlackAsphodel said...

It's so hard to decide what to choose...

I'm leaning towards the Botanical Perfume in "'Water Garden" or the Sensitive Skin Complete Daily Skincare System.

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

BlackAsphodel said...

My comment on your FB Wall: https://www.facebook.com/maryscupoftea/posts/359436104093075

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I would probably get the Eye Serum superplants essential roll-on.
-Audra Weathers
Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

Michele P. said...

the Neroli Extraordinary Day Cream - 1 oz., the Perfect Bug Spray and the Room / Linen Spray 4oz. most likely.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

left a comment on your FB as Michele Pineda

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

I left a comment on the Flat Iron experts Velecta hair dyer review post as Michele P.

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Holly said...

Spice Market perfume and Chinese Herbal Exfoliating Grains with Amber and Pomegranate !

Stephanie said...

I would like to try the COCOA BUTTER WITH GOATS MILK AND HONEY lotion

tjmetz said...

I think I would get the facial care travel/sample bag and the eye serum!

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Tiffany Mary Cecilia said...

I would purchase Rose flavored everything.

Sarah Rainwater said...

Id get some of the sugar scrub!

jcwega27 said...

eye serum
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Kris said...

acne healing botanical spot treatment and chinese herbal exfoliating grains

chels said...

I would love to try the overnight intensive hand cream! http://www.etsy.com/listing/61621847/intensive-overnight-hand-and-nail
Chelsea W

Priscilla Benavides said...

I would totally use it to get the Sensitive Skin Complete Daily Skincare System.
priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

Priscilla Benavides said...

I left a comment on your facebook wall as Priscilla Villarreal- Benavides.
priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/maryscupoftea#!/maryscupoftea/posts/365985936771425

Susan said...

Triple Rose Cream

gigisusan at gmail dot com