Cruelty-Free Hand Soaps

There are two “home” things that always make me excited for the season to change, and with the passing of yet another Ground Hog’s Day (Here in the U.S.) I thought it’d be a great time to invite spring into my home. The two “home” things I LOVE more than anything are:

  1. Candles
  2. Hand Soap

So, I don’t have any new cf candles at the moment, I’m on a hunt. If you have any to recommend leave a comment below. I’m in dire need of new scents/companies that are cf!

This means that I have some new hand soaps that I love! ❤

I recently ran out of my YesTo hand soaps, (which were amazing! I’ll do a review about those soon) and I wanted to try another brand. While I was shopping at Target the other day, I stumbled across the Seventh Generation selection. I’m currently into anything that is citrus scented. This is mostly because I’ve been sick and the idea of clean citrus makes me feel a little better.

I bought two on this trip. One for our master bathroom and another for the kitchen.

They’re both 12fl oz.; The orange colored one is Mandarin, Orange, and Grapefruit scented. Its great! Not overpowering at all, such a light and fresh scent. The blue one is more anti-bacterial (but not harsh and stripping) and has a lemon grass & tea tree scent. I’ve been LOVING tea tree scents since I purchased the BodyShop face wash so this makes me very happy 😀 This is also a nice and light scent, not too overwhelming.

So far, I’d recommend this soap (in these two scents at least). It leaves a nice, clean feeling without being drying. It also lathers extremely well, which I love because it actually looks like its cleaning better. They were both only $3 USD at my local target. I think thats a great price for a more natural and good quality hand soap.

I hope you found this helpful! Are there any hand soaps that you just LOVE? Oh, and do you have any cf candles recommendations?

Speak to you soon,

-Dianna ❤

Sample Review: Jasmine & Henna Fluff Eaze Hair Treatment

Hello everyone!

I did a LUSH/Sephora haul last week and have tried all of the products now 😀

In the haul I mentioned that I got a sample of the Jasmine & Henna Fluff hair treatment. My hair is VERY dry and processed by years of bleach and dye. When the LUSH employees told me I needed to buy this hair treatment I went to grab it… until I  saw that it was $23.95 USD… for 7.8 oz…. ahhhh!

So, as I said, I got a sample:
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Before I go into the review I wanted to include the video LUSH has on their website regarding the product, to give you a better understanding of what it claims to do and how to use it:

Source: Jasmine & Henna Fluff Eaze Hair Treatment | Hair Treatments | LUSH Cosmetics

Applying a cream to dry hair is a new thing for me, which felt so gross… My hair got all tangled and I ended up with knots. The smell is VERY potent and gave me an instant headache. I didn’t realize how strong the scent was until I took it out of the sample pot.

Because of all this, I had low hopes for the treatment, which was actually great since I didn’t want to spend  that much money on such a small amount of product. I left it in my hair for about 15-20 minutes and then took my migraine-ridden head to the shower. And I thought nothing of the product after I washed it out with my shampoo and conditioner except for the scent that lingered on my hands and hair for a couple of hours. If you don’t have a sensitive nose/head then maybe this will be your favorite scent. It’s very strong but it’s also very natural and deep. It has a slightly sweet, earthy… I’m SOO bad at describing scents. haha I would have loved the scent if it wasn’t so strong.

The next day, however, I changed my mind completely. I have never had my hair feel so soft. My frizz was gone, my hair wasn’t weighted down like most softnening treatments , and the once-sickly scent was now soft and earthy. The softness lasted a few washes but my hair is VERY damaged at he ends. In my opinion, it is worth the pain that it caused my head for a few hours.

Do I recommend: 100% Yes!

Pros: Made my hair SO soft, no longer frizzy, and feel light & healthy

Cons: Price, scent (when applying), it only lasted 2-3 washes (on my VERY damaged hair)

I will wait to buy a full pot of this, but I will make this a staple in my monthly hair care routine. I can’t use it too often, my bank account would hate me for it! lol

I hope you all enjoyed this review, some more reviews of my latest purchases will be coming your way shortly!

Speak to you soon,

-Dianna ❤

YesTo Blueberries Shampoo and Conditioner- Review

Hi there 🙂

When I decided to go CF I went to google (didn’t we all??). Through “google-research” I found the Leaping Bunny shopping guide and went straight to the hair care section. I was running out of my current hair care supplies and I thought this would be a great time to start purchasing a new brand. I was using head & shoulders (my over dyed and processed hair needed something strong enough to clean it without stripping it of all it’s oils). I had seen the YesTo Carrots brand before, in my local Target, and when I saw that it was on the CF list I jumped on it.(It does help that the whole site was on discount! lol) I was going to do a mini haul and describe all of the items I bought from there but I decided to break it up instead. I wanted to give each item its own post! They really deserve it!

So after that long intro… Let’s get on with the review!

First, in case you have never seen YesTo products (you really are missing out!) Here are a couple pictures:

YesTo Hair Care YesTo BB Back

Please excuse the glare! The sun wanted to be extra shiny while I was taking pictures! Also, it doesn’t have a Bunny Logo (some of their products do, and some don’t) and that might scare some people but don’t worry! All of their products are CF and if you click the product link below you will see that the website says it is CF too! 🙂 Yay!

Like every other product, this shampoo and conditioner combo has some claims that I really wanted to be true. After I used it for quite some time and finished my conditioner bottle (It’s always the first to go!) I figured it would be a good time to reflect on the claims and see how accurate they truly are!

Product: YesTo Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Shampoo & Conditioner  $15.99 on the YesTo Website

CLAIM ON BOTTLE        YES/NO/SORTA & MY ACTUAL OPINION

  1. Restores fullness & shine =  This is SORTA true… My hair did not feel limp or weighed down by this product at all so my natural fullness remained (I’m not sure if it would restore it or not… mine never went away). I have quite thick/full/frizzy/damaged hair due to genetics and years of hot tools, dying, and the hot Florida sun! I didn’t notice much extra shine added but I’ve never had much shine to begin with. This seems to be a case of you can’t restore what was never there I guess.
  2. Healthier-Looking Hair in 7 days = YES this is true! I noticed that my hair felt less frizzy, more nourished, and not greasy after application. I would say this claim is 100% true for me and my hair type! My hair feels so clean but not stripped of all the moisture it so desperately needed. I love that!
  3. Reduced breakage = I can’t really answer this one…I, thankfully, don’t have much of an issue when it came to breakage but it did reduce my frizz problem! Since I don’t have extreme breakage issues I do not know if it really did what it claims!

Overall, I love this product and it does exactly what I need a shampoo & conditioner to do for my hair! It’s not too expensive and the smell is great (not too strong but leaves a subtle smell of natural goodness!) It does not have any harsh chemicals that will further damage your lovely locks or the environment. It does what it says it will and I will be repurchasing this product. I also like the packaging. It is easy to dispense and looks cute (that is always a plus in my book!)

Cruelty-Free Confidence says yes to the YesTo brand!

Look for other YesTo reviews coming soon and don’t forget to check out their website! It is filled with CF goodies. Let me know what you thought of this review below: Good or Bad?

-Dianna ❤

Questions: Have you tried any YesTo products? What was your first CF purchase? What products do you want reviews of? How are you doing today? 🙂

 

*I am in NO way paid, sponsored, or asked to do this review by YesTo or any other company/person. All of the posts are my own original material and I ask that if you would like to use anything on Cruelty-free Confidence give the blog credit within your post. Thanks 😀