By now, you know that I’m passionate and adventurous when it comes to all-natural beauty products and hair care. In the past few years as I’ve transitioned to a nearly chemical-free lifestyle, I waded through product after product as I gradually replaced my skincare routine with non-toxic alternatives. I’ve tried more brands than I care to count, and sadly many of these did not meet my expectations. A select few brands blew me away, but the price tags meant that I could indulge in the products only occasionally.
For me, Bubble & Bee is the best of both worlds: clean skincare products within a very reasonable price range. Today, I’m excited to offer this giveaway generously sponsored by Bubble & Bee – the largest giveaway that I have offered to date!
Why do I love Bubble & Bee?
Effective formulations – I used to think that a product with a gazillion unpronounceable ingredients manufactured in a laboratory trumped simple ingredients. If a product is marketed as “cutting edge technology” and costs $110 per ounce, it must be effective, right? I thought. Nope! Since then, I’ve learned that Mother Nature’s unadulterated, pure ingredients are more effective – not to mention safer - than chemical concoctions. Case in point: Bubble & Bee’s products deliver amazing results with simple ingredients like essential oils and plant extracts.
Organic ingredients – Bubble & Bee is a USDA Certified Organic facility and make all their products in-house. One benefit of organic certification is that the company is independently audited so you can be sure that what’s on the label is what’s actually in the bottle.
Wide variety of products – With over 75 items ranging from facial care to insect repellent to deodorant, Bubble & Bee is a one-stop-shop for skin and body care.
Affordable – I’ve tried more natural skincare brands than I can count, from fancy-schmancy brands to handmade items on Etsy. Many of these products just don’t meet my standards for efficacy while others are wonderful but to expensive for me to indulge on a regular basis. Bubble & Bee is the perfect blend of pure ingredients, polished packaging, and affordable prices.
Do you really know what you’re buying?
Bubble & Bee stemmed from founder Stephanie Greenwood’s knowledge of chemistry and passion for pure ingredients. She was horrified to learn that the chemicals in her personal care products were linked to serious health problems and even more shocked when her friend, a chemist at a cosmetic chemical company, gave her an inside peek into the corruption of the trade:
The fact is, any store you walk into, from 99 cent to Sephora, about 80% of the products are mislabeled. (Read more about hidden ingredients at Bubble & Bee.)
I haven’t bought “natural” products at a drugstore or beauty store for years now. Instead, I purchase directly from small companies like Bubble & Bee who stick to integrity in ingredient labeling and sourcing. As I mentioned above, Bubble & Bee is a certified organic facility and they are independently audited so you can be sure that what is on the bottle is in the bottle – and what is not on the bottle is not in it!
Skincare with Bubble & Bee
You’ve heard me discuss the DIY facial cleansers I use: Oil Cleansing, Honey Cleansing and Oatmeal Cleansing. But I’ve had many, many readers tell me they would rather wash your face with a regular facial cleanser rather than food. (You mean you want the convenience and texture of a pre-made facial cleanser that doesn’t resemble something you’d eat for breakfast? Whatever, crazypants.)
Enter Bubble & Bee cleansers. Unlike harsh cleansers that strip the skin and cause the pores to overcompensate with sebum production, these products rely on saponified oils including jojoba, coconut and olive oil. Both the bar and liquid cleansers are formulated with additional plant extracts and essential oils to suit different skin types. A bar of the Oatmeal Spice Soap, suitable for face and body, is included in the giveaway. The Cool Cucumber Cleanser, suited for most skin types, is also included.
I can’t remember the last time I’ve washed my face and didn’t follow with a toner. Once you get hooked on the refreshing, soothing, reparative effects of a high-quality toner, you’ll never be able to part with it. I love the multi-purpose Splash of Lime Toner from Bubble & Bubble (it’s included in the giveaway). My unusual tip for using it? I apply it to my armpits post shaving to prevent in-growns… it works like a charm!
Bubble & Bee simplifies the question of the perfect facial moisturizer with two options: one for men and one for women. Their women’s facial moisturizer contains only three ingredients to suit all skin types: shea butter, rosehip seed oil and non-GMO vitamin E. It doesn’t leave a greasy feel and you need just a tiny dab. A jar has enough to last you three months or more! I also pat it around my eye area area for a gentle, non-greasy eye cream.
4. Body Care
Bubble & Bee offers a wide variety of pristinely hand-crafted body care products including:
- Lip balm – Included in the giveaway, their lip balm is silky and moisturizing without being overly greasy or waxy
- Body lotion - Bubble & Bee offers two very popular types of body moisturizers: ultra-moisturizing body butter and convenient lotion sticks to carry on-the-go.
- Deodorant – The Pit Putty sticks and creams, made with arrowroot powder and coconut oil, are a convenient alternative to antiperspirants, which contain toxic aluminum and prevent detox.
- Insect Repellent - Made with essential oils, this safe and easy-to-apply bug spray really works!
15% off Bubble & Bee Coupon
Bubble & Bee is offering a 15% off coupon to Empowered Sustenance readers, which you can use toward all of their skin and body care products.
Use promo code “POWER15″ to receive 15% off your order, excluding already discounted merchandise and package offers.
What’s in the Bubble & Bee Giveaway
- Oatmeal Spice Soap – gentle and soothing, perfect for face and body
- Women’s Rosehip Face Cream – non-greasy and ideal for all skin types
- Splash of Lime Toner – hydrating and moisturizing, use before your facial moisturizer
- Coconut and Lime Lotion Stick – For on-the-go moisture, throw it in your purse or car!
- Raspberry and Vanilla Body Butter - This naturally-fragranced body butter is ultra thick and hydrating
Orange Vanilla Pit Putty – Certified organic deodorant stick guaranteed to work.
Pit Primer - Neutralizes odors before you apply your deodorant. Prime those pits!
Cool Cucumber Facial Cleanser - Best-selling facial cleanser, it is targeted for acneic + oily skin but works on most skin types.
Lip Balm Sampler Pack - (6 Lip Balms of your choice) With delicious flavors to choose from like Root Beer and Coconut Lime, these lip balms use a blend of natural butters and beeswax blended with essential oils.
Plus, a $50 gift certificate to get anything else you want from the Bumble & Bee store!