Smith & Vandiver: Aromatherapaes and Spa…ah Review and Giveaway
Honestly one of the reasons for this lack of pampering is that I feel as though I can do just as good of a job in the comfort of my own home. The way I have always seen it is if you can find a relaxing aromatherapy, a pampering body wash and the right candles you can recreate the spa experience.
While I was attending the Natural Products Expo, about 8 hours into walking I began dreaming of a relaxing experience to ease my tired bones. When I reached the Smith & Vandiver booth I was dreaming of the relaxing possibilities with their products.
The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Smith & Vandiver This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.
Shortly after the Natural Products Expo I reached out to Smith & Vandiver so that I might get an overview and a sampling of their products. I received the following for review.
Since I am such a fan of long showers, anything that can enhance that is welcomed in my house. I received the Aromatherpaes Energize Spa Shower Tablets which is a combination of orange, geranium and peppermint, as well as the Aromatherpaes De-Stress Spa Shower Tablets which were a combination of neroli and chamomile. These are strong on the essential oil, so there is no doubt you will be able to smell these. These work best when they are out of the direct spray of the water, and more on the side. These lasted about 15-20 minutes, which was a nice way to time my shower – I knew when it was gone, I was done.
Since I live on the coast wind is frequent and furious, therefore the lips get dry. I was thrilled to get the Lip Smoothie in Wild Honey since I am a fan of anything with honey. I love the healing qualities of honey and all that bees do to contribute to our society and world. This Smoothie is unlike others you may have since it has natural protective and moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, jojoba and Vitamin E. The Lip Sugar in Vanilla Mint smelled immediately of vanilla with a hint of mint. The only downside to the Lip Sugars are that my lips are very tasty and the sugar disappears. I have to say it is a good thing that this can be used throughout the day because it disappears so quickly, you need re-application.
Honestly it is hard for me to review any bath and body company and not review a body wash. I am a complete fan of the body wash idea, and I religiously use only body wash in my showers. I chose the Aromatherapaes Refreshing Moisture Body Wash, which is a sweet orange and vanilla body wash that smells so refreshing. I loved using it in the morning, since it gave me a nice wake up. The second body wash was the Aromatherapeas Nourishing Moisture Body Wash which is a jasmine and bamboo combination. The smell made me think of what a forest would smell like after a rainstorm. I also received a Spa..ah Sugar Cane Body Scrub, which I have not used yet, but can only imagine how good it will be based on the other products I received.
The final items I received were two of the best smelling candles. The first one was a 2oz Soy Candle that was Cupcake scented. I was not sure what to expect from the cupcake candle since sometimes these can be very sweet and unpleasant. This candle had the perfect amount of scent and smelled just like a freshly frosted cupcake. The second scent was the same 2oz Soy Candle in Ginger Tea. This had a wonderfully ginger scent and would add fragrance to your home even if you did not burn it.
I was pleasantly surprised about the quality of the items I received. Each item was full of fragrance, and felt good upon application on my skin. The Smith & Vandiver collection would make a perfect gift for a bachelorette, or new bride. These are luxurious products at a reasonable cost. I encourage you to check them out!
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GIVEAWAY: Smith & Vandiver is offering a assortment of reviewed items to my readers! (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win an assortment of products that I reviewed. This may include the candles, the body wash, the shower tablets, or lip products at Smith & Vandiver’s choice and may vary from photo. This will be anywhere from a $40.00 to $60.00 value depending on product choice! I will be randomly choosing 1 person on August 24th (8/24/2016) to receive this natural bath and body assortment! Open to residents in the US only. To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by Smith & Vandiver. Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!