Ashleybug Organic Spa Products: Review and Gift Basket Giveaway!

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Last fall I came across Ashleybug which at the time was a company that made organic cotton baby items. I admired the cute custom patterns and the variety of handmade items she offered.  This spring, Ashley announced that in addition to her organic baby products, she was also working on a high-quality organic spa line.  I was ecstatic when I was given the opportunity to try some of her spa creations. About a month ago, I was sent a cute gift basket which included an organic lip butter, sugar scrub and lotion stick to try out.

Why is it important to use organic products on your skin? Well, my cousin once told me that she doesn’t put anything on her skin that she wouldn’t put in her mouth. I love that. I keep that in mind every time I buy a skin care product. Our skin is our largest organ and it soaks up a lot of what we put on it. The dangerous ingredients are spread throughout our organs and can eventually cause damaging side effects. It is crucial to consider the poisonous chemicals we are introducing to our bodies and our children’s bodies – we have a choice, they don’t.  That is why organic skin care products are so important to me.

Before becoming aware of the harms of conventional beauty products, I favored Blistex medicated lip balm. Check out the ingredients list: Beeswax, camphor, cetyl alcohol, cetyl palmitate, euphobia cerifera (candelilla) wax, flavors (?! OK…) isopropyl myristate, isopropyl palmitate, isopropul stearate, lanolin, lanolin oil, menthol, methylparaben, mineral oil, ozokerite, paraffin, petrolatum, pilybutene, propylparaben, red 6 lake, therobroma cacao, seed butter, titanium dioxide.

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Now here are the ingredients in Ashleybug’s Organic Lip Butter: Organic extra-virgin coconut oil, organic unrefined shea butter and natural beeswax.  That’s it! Three quality organic ingredients! Which would you rather rub all over your lips, or your child’s lips? What I like about the Ashleybug lip balm is that it feels nourishing immediately and doesn’t leave your lips feeling dried out after it wears off, as many other commercial brands seem to. It doesn’t feel sticky feeling either; it is very smooth.

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My favorite of all three items I tried is this Organic Almond Oil Sugar Scrub. The sugar exfoliates unlike any luffa I’ve ever used and the natural oils immediately moisturize the skin. I like to leave the scrub on for a couple minutes, just to let the oils soak in a bit longer and once rinsed off, my body literally feels like I just stepped out of the spa. I don’t even think I’d need to moisturize after because my skin feels so wonderful. After drying off, there is absolutely no oily residue on my skin.

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The Organic Spa Lotion Stick comes in a cute recyclable cardboard push-up applicator and though it is small, a little goes a long way. I love the size because it’s great for spot treating my dry skin areas, but also, my daughter can easily apply it to herself without making a big mess.  The lotion is just as nourishing as the lip balm, but intended for full body hydration.  Between the sugar scrub and the lotion stick, you’re body is going to be silky soft, without all of the harsh chemicals found in your conventional lotions.

The scent of all three products are very light, fresh and sweet smelling.  I love that the scent is light, especially for babies. My husband even tried the products and appreciated the exfoliating sugar scrub, since he has psoriasis and the scent did not leave him smelling “girly” as some of my other shower products. That’s why these products are perfect for everyone in the family. And safe!

Today, June 15th, Ashleybug launched her spa line of all organic, handmade spa products! Today through June 22nd, Ashleybug is offering all of her organic spa items at 50% off! Check out these incredible deals here: Ashleybug Spa Item Sale.

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In addition to her fantastic sale, she is also offering to GIVEAWAY an Organic Spa Gift Set to one lucky MinnesotaFromScratch reader!

To ENTER this giveaway, follow the Rafflecopter link below and gain up to 32 entries for this giveaway!

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THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THE WINNER IS….

Ashleybug winner

Congratulations, Justine!  You have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

Take care, Stephanie

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38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Starla
    Jun 15, 2013 @ 12:41:55

    They are important to me because I want to keep my children as safe as possible.

    Reply

  2. Jenn Scott
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 08:48:32

    Organic is better for everyone!! Safety is so important in our family.

    Reply

  3. Alaina Bullock
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 11:45:51

    This is the first I have heard of this company! I love that their products are all organic!

    Reply

  4. Tiffany
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 12:29:31

    I don’t like putting chemicals in my body and try to eat organic when I can, so why put chemicals on my body?

    Reply

  5. Jessica
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 12:41:21

    My skin is so sensitiveness. Even spa products irritate my face. I can’t wait to try this line. It looks so soothing and natural. I bet it feels great too!

    Reply

    • MinnesotaFromScratch
      Jun 16, 2013 @ 12:45:42

      I really is gentle. I’d feel comfortable using it on a newborn’s skin. I used Aveeno baby when my daughter was an infant and now I wish I had known better. There are all sorts of chemicals in that stuff!

      Reply

  6. jessica
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 14:33:53

    i like it cause its not harsh on your skin.

    Reply

  7. Renae C.
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 14:45:20

    I organic products while I am breastfeeding, because I know that they are safe for my baby.

    Reply

  8. james310
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 14:56:08

    I like it cause it’s not bad for my dry skin.

    Reply

  9. james310
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 14:57:32

    For some reason it wont let me subscribe to this newsletter http://www.ashleybug.com

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  10. Ronnie E.
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 15:00:06

    This all looks AMAZING. I love organic lip butter over any other chap-stick. It feels cleaner.. and almond sugar scrub? Yum!

    Reply

  11. Judy Litz
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 17:33:38

    I try to avoid chemicals when I can. This sounds like a great product!

    Reply

  12. Trina
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 18:03:46

    I love the way organic products leave my skin feeling!

    Reply

  13. desaria
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 23:10:30

    it is important to me because i have sensitive skin

    Reply

  14. Allison
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 05:13:19

    There are enough toxins in our air, I try to give my body a break as much as I can

    Reply

  15. Peggy Sue
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 05:25:40

    Organic is all you need, Why include harmful ingredients.

    Reply

  16. Cindy gaarder (@mentormommyof2)
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 14:11:42

    they are important becuase of my sensitive skin

    Reply

  17. Vickie Smith
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 20:13:45

    These products look amazing!!! Can’t wait to try them!

    Reply

  18. indypassionlady
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 07:31:21

    I adore pampering products! Thanks for sharing these! :)

    Reply

  19. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz (@paulabendfeldt)
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 08:29:16

    I really am trying to transition into all natural and organic products for me and my family, it’s been a slow and steady job but I am getting there. Would love these!

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    • MinnesotaFromScratch
      Jun 18, 2013 @ 08:32:28

      Yes, it really is a process. It is nice that there are so many organic products on the market now compared to even three years ago. I love that I found Ashleybug products because they really are made with high-quality organic products and they are something the entire family can feel safe using. If you haven’t already, check out her website (linked above in the blog) because she is having a 50% off sale in honor of her product line launch. You will not find those prices any where!

      Reply

  20. Michelle
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 14:38:09

    I like knowing what ingredients I’m putting on my body!

    Reply

  21. Kathryn Depew
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 20:58:25

    They are important to me because it seems like harmful chemicals are everywhere – I try to avoid them as much as possible but it is difficult!

    Reply

  22. mommasbacon
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 09:18:57

    Safety and ways to control dry skin are the most important to me and my family in skin care!

    Reply

  23. Nicolle Richter
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 21:03:16

    Love sugar scrubs and am looking forward to trying the lip balm!! :)

    Reply

  24. becca
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 08:11:21

    I’ve been looking for a new sugar scrub! This one sounds awesome!

    Reply

  25. Britt E
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 16:33:48

    So excited that I found your blog! Would love to win this!

    Reply

  26. Shannon Gregory
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 08:21:04

    Organic skin care products are important to me because I have very sensitive skin.

    Reply

  27. Davon A.
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 23:02:26

    Pure and simple skin products are important to me because I am important to me.

    Reply

  28. Melissa Ryan
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 07:58:45

    I need to start working more on the bath and face type products I use on myself. I use all organic/natural ones on my son, but haven’t quit made the switch for myself yet. Thanks for linking up with the Tuesday Baby link up a few weeks back. I hope to see you again soon.

    Reply

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