Disclosure: I was provided Candi Naturals products to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
I recently had the opportunity to try out several items from Candi Naturals Bath & Body Bakery, a California-based skincare line specializing in all-natural handmade products. Candi Naturals offers a variety of products made with safe, non-toxic ingredients like essential oils, herbs and extracts.
I received the Honey Almond Coffee Scrub, Banana Coconut lotion, Lemongrass soap, and Tapioca Starch Whipped Shea Butter. I have to admit that when I first received the products, I was overwhelmed by their strong, highly concentrated fragrances. Unlike most natural, organic skincare products, Candi Naturals products have very intense, sweet and fruity fragrances. While I’m not a huge fan of candy scented products, I AM a fan of all-natural products, so I was eager to try out the products. I began with the Honey Almond Coffee Scrub. I’ve used salt and sugar based scrubs in the past, but never a coffee based scrub. It turned out to be a great natural exfoliant and left behind a subtle sweet almond fragrance. The downside was the fact that after I used it, there were coffee grounds EVERYWHERE. My shower looked like the scene of a coffee bean massacre. Thank goodness for handheld shower sprayers! That being said, I was very pleased with how well the scrub exfoliated. The Banana Coconut lotion was just a little too sweet smelling for me, but the lotion itself was a nice moisturizer. The Tapioca Starch Whipped Shea Butter had a very fruity fragrance, but once applied to the skin the fragrance mostly dissipated. The butter is rich, smooth and highly moisturizing, but unfortunately it left behind a greasy residue which actually stained some of my clothing. I’d recommend applying it at night to give your skin an intense dose of moisture while you sleep. The raw soap was my favorite of all the products. It left my face feeling clean and refreshed, and had a light, invigorating fragrance.
If you’re a fan of bath products that pack a sweet, fruity punch, Candi Naturals just may be the brand for you.
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