By Lisa Link Phillips
Next on the list were two nice little items from Essential
Restoratives, a small company in Orleans, Massachusetts.
The owner, Vicki Bedell, says on the E.R.
"Essential Restoratives began with my personal search for
natural alternatives to improve the quality of my health and
well-being. The inspiration for each Essential Restorative
product comes from the needs of my family and friends or my own
"Packed into each formula is the love and caring
that comes with its inspiration. My hope is that Essential
Restoratives products help you to Listen to what your body
needs and treat it with love."
These sentiments are just one of the reasons I enjoy buying from
small, independent companies. Essential Restoratives, like Blue
Moon, has a name and face to associate with its products.
These women understand that, and pay attention to product
integrity and presentation, and end up delivering a high degree
of quality you feel good supporting.
I tried two of Vicki's scents in two different forms: the Bath
and Body Oil in Luv Poshun, and Solid Fragrance in Magic
Aromatic. The Luv Poshun bath and body oil is a sweet, rich
combination of sandalwood, ylang ylang, and rose all of which
are said to attract love and sensuality to your life.
taking a bath in this, I did, admittedly, feel relaxed and even
a bit frisky. My husband offered to keep me well stocked with
Seriously though, this is a nice oil that smells
surprisingly fresh, despite the three very rich fragrances of
which it is comprised.
The only downside? It came to my door in
a leaky bottle, which was a bit of a mess.
E.R. needs to make sure
that oil-type products, especially, come shipped in bottles that
are well-made and leak proof. For the record, though, I would
definitely pick this item up again.
I also enjoyed the Magic Aromatic combination, which is designed
to "evoke new beginnings and promote calm and inner peace." This
mixture of lavender, sandalwood, and chamomile is right up my
alley: fresh, herbal and light, with mere undertone of
This is a solid, balm-like formula, made with
essential oils in a combination of coconut oil, sweet almond
oil, and beeswax.
This is perfect for girls or guys
on the go who like to smell good, but don't want to worry about
a broken cologne bottle in their purse, book bag, or backpack.
These two products really sparked my interest, and I fully
intend to work my way through the Essential Restoratives line. I
like the idea that all of the fragrance compositions are fairly
simple (each combination contains three different scents) and
there is a wide variety to scents from which to choose.
Essential Restoratives scents are split into three groups:
Spirit, Earth, and Therascents; each with their own set of
"benefits." Definitely a lot of nice choices presented.
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