One of my favorite finds on our St. Augustine trip was a tiny lil all-natural & organic bath and body shop called Hickory Ridge Organics. All of the products are vegan, and homemade locally in St. Augustine. We found the shop sandwiched in between a bunch of tacky tourist shops in the middle of downtown. The sweet smell of eucalyptus and jasmine flower immediately drew me into the store!
I could have easily dropped an entire paycheck in this shop. The shelves were lined with homemade and all-natural salt scrubs, bar soaps, body sprays, moisturizers and so much more! One of my favorite finds was an all-natural deodorant made with cocoa butter, baking soda and oils. I bought the mandarin orange scent and I’m completely obsessed!
I also snagged a few bars of soap, a “shower butter” bar made with oatmeal and cocoa butter, a lemon-scneted cuticle oil and a eucalyptus-speariment salt scrub for my mom.
The prices aren’t too shabby considering the quality ingredients in the products. A bar of soap sells for $7.00 or you can get 5 for $30. The salt scrubs were around $12.00.
The soaps came in every scent you can imagine! From Chamomile & Melon to Fresh Pumpkin to Papaya! I’ve been using my soap for about 2 weeks now and I’m so in love with the thick lather and intoxicating scent. There is definitely something to say for all-natural bath products! The best part is that Hickory Ridge Organics has a website for anyone to order! I’m thinking some of these products would make perfect gifts or party favors.
I’ve also become completely obsessed with the Juice Beauty product line. I stumbled upon a great review of their products on a blog I follow, and decided to give them a try.
My first order was for the Cleansing Milk facial cleanser, Exfoliating Cleanser and the Green Apple Smoothing Eye Concentrate. I fell so in love with their products after using them, that after the first week I was placing my next order. I added on the Antioxidant Serum, and the Oil-free Moisturizer. In fact, I even got my boyfriend hooked! After using my stash a few times he finally ordered some for himself, and now uses it daily. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten hooked on a product so quickly–but I’ve yet to be disappointed! The only snag is that their stuff is pricey. We are talking like $20 for a face wash. BUT, with that said, you are paying for quality, all-natural and organic products, without animal testing. There are some things I allow myself to splurge on, and face products are definitely one of them. It’s my SKIN after all. I want to take care of the largest organ in my body the best way I know how.
Just thought I’d let you all know that there are some fabulous quality products out there, you just have to look for them! I will search high and low to find products that are not tested on animals, and it’s an added bonus to find a product that I love this much! :) I was not compensated in any way for these product reviews, this was just a little fun post for me to share with you some of my fav stuff out there. Also, if you do decide to try something from Juice Beauty, be sure to sign up for their email newsletter FIRST, because they are constantly sending coupons and free shipping specials in their weekly email ads. Good luck!