Review: Apsara Essence of Lavender lotion

61guxiyvoql-_sy550_I was a longtime user (and sales associate) of Bath & Body Works. This past year, however, I’ve switched out most of my personal care items for organic, truly natural products and I’ve seen a huge difference in my health — that’s without changing my diet or exercising more. The more I research ingredients, the more I understand that the synthetics that went into my B&BW products were making me miserable! Muscular pain, migraines, digestive issues, severe lethargy, brain fog. Now that I’ve detoxed from the toxins I’ve been putting on my skin, I have a high sensitivity to most “mainstream” products.

Enter Apsara. The company asked me to give an honest review their lotion in exchange for their a discount, and I agreed. In short, I really like the product and would buy again. Some highlights:

– If you think lavender really smells like what you get at most trendy stores, you’re going to be thrown by this. It’s not a sweet fragrance whatsoever, and it’s not purple. I’m used to the lavendula angustifolia variety, and this has a very similar, herbal scent. That’s GREAT.

– I can definitely smell the turmeric in balance with the lavender. Depending on your previous experiences with spices, you may or may not love the peppery scent that comes with the turmeric at first. Believe me, you’ll grow to love it. Your body KNOWS you need it! 🙂

– If you haven’t researched the health benefits of turmeric, you need to stop reading this, open up a new window, and start Googling. Pronto.

– Its consistency is thick enough to nourish the skin, but there’s no problem getting it out of the bottle, either.

I’m giving it four stars. Four because I LOVE the idea of this product, but I’m docking one star because it contains Tetrasodium EDTA and Phenoxyethanol. Why only one star? Because I know our bodies are designed to filter out dangerous chemicals to a certain degree. I don’t know how much of either chemical is used in this, and I don’t know if the company will improve on this in the future.

Based on what I know now, I feel like the good in this product outweighs the bad, and it’s still doing far better than most mainstream lotions — even prescription ones — can do. I’m definitely going to keep watching Aspara! I love their vision, and I want to see what they come up with next!

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