I’m always on the search for organic body care products with a great company culture, and was so happy when St. Francis Organics reached out to me to sample their new products which are in the process of being NSF-certified. Their products are vegan, gluten-free, safe for septic and gray water systems and never tested on animals – wow! I’m impressed by companies that provide great quality products with safe ingredients and that care about the health of their customers as well as the environment in general. They also have an indieGOGO campaign kicking off now. Check it out here:
My thoughts on their products:
Lavender Hand Soap: Firstly, I absolutely love the scent of lavender ( surprising, no?) so I liked this hand soap right away – it’s like aromatherapy every time you wash your hands! It doesn’t dry out my hands, which is a common problem I have with most hand soaps, so that makes it great in my book. Would definitely purchase this.
Peppermint Vanilla Body Wash: It lathers, but doesn’t have any bad chemicals in it, and smells heavenly - what’s not to like? The peppermint smells clean, and the vanilla balances it out so it’s a bit sweet and not sterile smelling.
Lemon Shampoo: I have extremely thick hair that tends to get dry easily, so it’s extremely hard to find a shampoo and conditioner that works for me. This shampoo smells great but didn’t do much for my crazy/unmanageable/ difficult hair. I think it would work much better on thinner or oilier hair. I let my mom sample it, and she said she was impressed by it, so it depends on the type of hair you have!
Lavender Conditioner: Again, I loved the scent, but as mentioned above, it wasn’t moisturizing enough for my hair. That’s not to say it wouldn’t work well on someone with normal hair. I had my mom try it, who has much thinner hair, and she loved and said it made her hair feel quite soft.
Lemon Body Lotion: I’m a minimalist when it comes to body moisturizer – I generally use either coconut oil or sweet almond oil to avoid any of the unnecessary chemicals and additives found in most body lotions. I was extremely pleasantly surprised by this lotion, it works really well and it smells amazing – it’s a subtle lemon tart smell that is not overpowering but still very pleasant. It’s also one of those scents that’s perfect for any season! It also did an amazing job at moisturizing, so it's definitely worth a purchase!
I would definitely recommend trying out this line – if you do, let me know in the comments below.
FTC: Company samples provided