Yuzu Scented Probiotic Deodorant

I have been searching high and low for an all natural deodorant without aluminum, that keeps me smelling fresh, and is reasonably affordable. If I could also find one that would support a small business, that would be even better!

Now enters The Dirty Goat Probiotic Deodorant! This deodorant is awesome! It is created without baking soda, so it doesn’t leave you with a rash. It has cocoa butter, emulsifying wax, and shea butter, so it is super gentle on your tender underarms. The arrowroot powder helps to keep to you dry and the diatomaceous earth helps to pull harmful toxins out of your body.

I ordered this deodorant in the Yuzu scent. This scent is a super light, fruity scent. It lasts on your skin all day, which is a must for a deodorant! The Yuzu scent is a permanent scent, along with Rose and Vetiver. Erica, the owner of The Dirty Goat, often comes out with limited times scents throughout the year as well!

Since I have entered the life of aluminum free deodorant, and my pores have no longer been clogged by the toxic metal, I find that I no longer stay “dry” throughout the day. I am fine with this aspect of the aluminum free life. This deodorant does not keep me dry throughout the day, but it does keep me fresh smelling, which is all I can ask for!

I would highly recommend this deodorant if you are in the market for an all natural, aluminum free deodorant! Also supporting small businesses with awesome owners is excellent! Here is a link for https://www.thedirtygoatsoapco.com/

Erica holds restocks often, and she is always coming out with new products to try! Check out her site and enjoy some of her amazing products!


June Box of Sugar: Sippin’ into Summertime

I just received my June Box of Sugar in the mail and I am soooo excited! This month’s box is filled with fruity, zesty, citrusy scents: my favorite! It also has some brand new scents and products in it which gets my product-loving self all tingly! I also love that all of these scents are plays on alcoholic beverages! I think it is super creative, and as a bartender, I love seeing some of my favorite drinks in bath form!

The first product from this month’s box is a brand new product! It is the Spiked Lemonade Shower Creme! I have never seen a shower creme in this format before, and I am super anxious to give it a shot! This has scent notes of pink lemonade, iced champagne, and sugared lemons. This is a very light and delicate scent. It’s uncanny how you can make out the pink lemonade and sugared lemons. The champagne adds a nice fizzy aspect to the scent!

Bath Bomb/Shower Steamer: Sparkling Mojito: This is a small sized bath bomb/shower steamer, but with most minty products, they pack a punch! I love minty and lime scents, so I am super excited to try this out! This product also has cane sugar and fizzy soda scent notes which will just be delightful!

Sugar Slushie: Queen City Vice: This is my first sugar slushie and I am super excited to try it! From my understanding this can be used as an exfoliating soap! The amount of sugar and oils in this is amazing and I am super excited to try it! I also love a harsher exfoliation, so I believe this product will be right up my ally! This has scent notes of pina colada and strawberry daiquiri. This is such a sweeeeet scent, but I love it! You can distantly smell the strawberries and coconut!

Solid Bubble Bar: Lady Mule: I love bubbles! I think the best part of a bath is the bubbles and I don’t think you can ever have too many bubbles! This bubble bar is a good size and I imagine I will be able to get several baths out of it, if I choose to use it sparingly. I love the coloring in this bubble bar as well, I can’t wait to see what color it turns the bath water! The scent notes are fresh ginger, zesty lime, lemon juice, and fizzy soda.

Next month’s Box of Sugar theme is “Flashback Friday.” I am super excited to see what the ladies bring back for this Box! I have enjoyed Ahhh Sugar Sugar products for a little over a year now, and I know there are so many products that I have yet to try!

May Box of Sugar: It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to

May Box of Sugar: It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to!

I love subscription boxes! I love getting something in the mail every month! It is like a present to myself! Ahhh Sugar Sugar Box of Sugar is an amazing subscription box that sends 3-4 unique bath and body products every month. Some of these products are old favorites, some of them are new recipes they are trying out, some we will be able to buy again. They also include a little fact sheet with information on each product and some fun facts! It is all in the personal touches 🙂

Ahhh Sugar Sugar is a small business that runs out of North Carolina by a gal named Haley and her gang of Wonder Women. They only ever produce vegan-friendly products and they are never tested on animals. They are also very conscious of their impact on the environment! I love this company! They have an amazing esthetic and their products and designs are out of this world!

May’s Box of Sugar held four items with a fifth bonus item! I have not tried these items out, but as I do, I will write a review on them and post it here!

The first item is Birthday Suit. It is a Bath Frosting with scent notes of birthday cake, fruit loops, jasmine and clary sage. Bath Frostings are a soft soap with added sugar for some mild exfoliation. This Bath Frosting smells just like cake batter! I cannot wait to get this into the shower and see how it smells on the skin and in the water.

The second item is Lemon Buttons. It is a Sugar Scrub with scent notes of zesty lemons, warm sugar cookies, and powdered sugar. It has a light lemon scent with a hint of bakery. I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar sugar scrubs! They are super exfoliating and moisturizing.

The third item is Yassss Hunny Premium bath oil. This has scent notes of orange creamsicle, birthday cake, and marshmallows. This is a super sweet and sugary scent!I am excited to try this in the bath and see how it moisturizes the bath water. This product comes in a super cute little Honey Bear!

The fourth item is Shake ya Shortcake. It is a bath bomb on bottom with a bath melt on top. This has scent notes of fluffy cake, fresh strawberries, and sweet cream. You can definitely pick up on the strawberries and the cream in this scent! It is a beautifully light scent. Nothing overpowering. This scent reminds me of Lush’s Yummy Mummy Shower Cream, so if you enjoy that scent, you are sure to LOVE this one. This is an average sized bath bomb, with an oversized bath melt on top. It is shaped like a cupcake! The bath melt is made with pure cocoa butter and will be super moisturizing on the skin!

The BONUS item is Birthday Shot-sky. This is a Jelly Soap Shot. This has scent notes of cotton candy and grape bubblegum. This comes in a little plastic 2 oz cup and it looks just like a Jello Shot! It is a super cute and clever idea. It is really jiggly and looks like jello! This can be used as a soap or to make bubbles in your bath! It reminds me of Lush’s Shower Jellies. If you like that type of product, than you will LOVE this.

Again, I love this subscription box and I definitely think this is worth the money. You can choose to prepay for 6 or 12 months, or you can pay month to month. If you choose to prepay, than the boxes get a little cheaper. If you choose the 12 month plan, then the boxes are $26.25 a month. The 6 month plan are $32 a month. The month to month plan is $34.99 a month. It is worth it to prepay in the long run, but if you only want to try it out or get it for a present, then it is nice to have the option to only by it for a month.

I love this company’s values, and I enjoy being able to buy and support small businesses. This is not sponsored. Ahhh Sugar Sugar does not even know of me or know that I would be writing this review. I am just a huge fan, I enjoy their products and values, and I believe in supporting small businesses. Check out the company and figure out for yourself what you think of them!

June Empties!

Zoetic Bath Salts: I loved these bath salts and I was able to get several uses out of the jar! I will definitely look into repurchasing these! I love that they come in glass jars that I can reuse later! Check out the review I did on them here: https://delightfulramblings.com/2017/07/04/zoetic-gravity-bath-salts/

Soap and Glory Deep Moisture Body Milk: I enjoy Soap and Glory’s products, but I did not enjoy this scent in this format. I love this scent in the scrub form though! This lotion is an excellent value for the price, and I love that it comes in a pump! I will be repurchasing (but in a different scent) as soon as I finish up some more body lotions.

Bath and Body Works Body Cream: I have this Body Cream in the scent Stress Relief. I highly enjoy these Body Creams, and I like to use them as hand creams at night! I only purchase them when they are on sale from the Semi-Annual Sale. I may end up repurchasing this lotion, but I prefer to spend my money on small businesses with artisan products.

LUSH Skinny Dip Buttercream: I did not enjoy this scent. This was supposed to have clove bud in it (which I love), but I could barely smell it. All I really got from the product was a bland vanilla scent and maybe the soap base. I do not really enjoy LUSH Buttercreams. I enjoy when products and soaps suds up, and LUSH Buttercreams don’t do this. I also feel as though I waste a lot of product when I use buttercreams, and I do not like to waste! I will not be repurchasing this product.

LUSH Aqua Marina Face Wash: This is my holy grail face wash! I love this stuff! I have sensitive, oily, acne prone skin and this stuff is just perfect for my skin type! It has calamine powder and seaweed in it that keeps my oil and acne gone and is a sensitive enough that it does not bother my skin. I have gone through too many of these to count and I will continue to repurchase!

LUSH Fruity Beauty Shower Gel: I love citrusy scents! I enjoyed this shower gel very much. This is citrusy with a tropical twist from the pineapple and vodka. I have read a lot of reviews that complained that this shower gel went “off” within a few months, but I had this shower gel for over a year and it never smell funky! I do not know that I would repurchase this, only because I enjoy other scents more, but if you enjoy tropical scents I would definitely give it a try!

LUSH Antiphilitron Shampoo: This is a clarifying shampoo made from lemons! I love lemons and all lemon scents! I did not enjoy this shampoo. I felt as though I had to use waaaay to much to get my hair clean. I will not be repurchasing this shampoo.

Zoetic Gravity Bath Salts

Bath salts are an excellent way to help relieve muscle soreness and built up toxins in the muscles. Bath Salts help to relieve stress and add benefits to a regular ole’ bath. I work on my feet for hours at a time, and at one time I had a massage therapist tell me that if I could not get a massage regularly that I should be taking regular epsom salt baths to help relieve muscle tension and the built up toxins in my muscles!

Zoetic is an amazing company that puts so much thought and effort behind their products. They make products that are healthy for the skin with lots of added benefits. Zoetic talks about how they take great care in choosing the names, colors, and scents of their products because of the connection between our mind, emotions, and senses. Now that is a small, local business that I can support!

I received the Gravity Bath Salts from a friend! Gravity Bath Salts are made with Indian Sandalwood and Grey Illite Clay. Zoetic claims that these salts help to calm and center the mind and thoughts. If you like the scent of sandalwood, then you will LOVE these bath salt! They smell of straight sandalwood. They add a lovely meditative experience to the bath and I could feel myself noticeably getting calmer and more relaxed. I could easily mix these bath salts with a bath bomb. They were not overpowering, but you could still smell the bath bomb and the bath salts. Word of warning: the bath salts do leave some residue in the bottom of the tub from the clay, but is easily washed away with some water after the bath!

You can check out Zoetic at bezoetic.com . There you will find the story behind the company (I highly recommend giving that a read!) and other products that Zoetic makes! They make some lovely sugar scrubs, shampoo bars (excellent for decreasing use of plastic that could get into our oceans and landfills!), lip scrubs, and facial drops! Let me know if you want me to try anything else out and review it on here! Enjoy!

7pm in Charleston Coconut Milk Salt Scrub

7pm In Charleston Coconut Milk Salt Scrub from Ahhh Sugar Sugar

I am not one that enjoys a salt scrub. They have always been too harsh without adding moisture and oil back into my skin, or not harsh enough yet still without the added moisture. I have always preferred sugar scrubs because I feel as though I can get a deep enough scrub and it moisturizes my skin in the process. If you gave me this product without the label, I would have assumed it was a sugar scrub! It offers a moderate to harsh level of exfoliation (that I prefer in my scrubs) and with the added coconut milk, it leaves a layer of oil on the skin that continues to moisturize even after you get out of the shower.

The scent is something that I believe anyone can get on board with. 7pm in Charleston has scent notes of sweet orange, lemon, macadamia nuts, sandalwood, and rosewood. It is not a strong or overwhelming scent. It is very light, and perfect for the warmer months. I know I will not be able to adequately describe this scent, but here we go! It is a clean scent, with an added layer of woodies depth. You can smell the citrus from the sweet orange and the lemon, but it is toned down and grounded by the sandalwood and rosewood. It has an added layer of sweetness from the coconut milk and coconut oil. It does not lean too far one way and it a very well-rounded fragrance.

This scrub is also just plain good for your skin. Because of the fat content in coconut milk and coconut oil, this scrub is a good moisturizer. Also the Vitamin C and Copper in the coconut milk help prevent saggy skin, wrinkles and age spots. The lemon juice and dead sea salt help to clarify and brighten the skin.

I thoroughly enjoyed this scrub and I will repurchase this product in the future! I think that Ahhh Sugar Sugar does some of the best scrubs and has some of the best scents. If you like a good harsh scrub, that still moisturizes your skin, you should definitely try out Ahhh Sugar Sugars’ scrubs.