Master Post: Etsy Reviews

If you’re like me, and you want certain content but don’t want to sift through an entire blog to find it, this is for you.

Since I did a ton of collaborations with Etsy shops last year, I decided to make a master list for everyone so it’s easier to find the specific things your’e interested in. Below is a master list of all of the Etsy reviews I wrote in 2016 grouped by shop. I hope you guys find this useful!

Epic Soap Co.

Hunky Hazelatte Chapstick

Bacon Soap

Ginger Pear Soap

Pink Grapefruit Solid Lotion Bar

Orange Patchouli Clove Soap

Lemongrass Deodorant


Pink Himalayan Salt Soap

Headache Soother Bath Bomb

Lemonade Chapstick

Georgia Peach Soap

Shower Scrubbie

Simple Soap and Gifts

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Soap

Face Soap

Junebug Soap Co.

Activated Charcoal Body Wash

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Review: Natural.Pure.Honest Headache Soother Bath Bomb

Revamp from August 2016

Original review followed by update.

Lately, I’ve been collaborating a lot with Etsy shops in the United States to try to further their businesses. I like knowing that I can take part in helping someone grow their small business, so the owner of Natural.Pure.Honest on Etsy was kind enough to send me a lovely PR package to help give her shop a little more exposure. It’s really the least I could do, and I honestly enjoy writing product reviews. So lets get into it:

This Headache Soother Bath Bomb is made with avocado oil, purified water, baking soda, citric acid, essential oils, epsom salts, white kaolin clay, and colorants. This ingredient list is awesome, and I literally have nothing bad to say about it. However, because this bath bomb contains white kaolin clay, keep in mind that this will sink when you put it in your tub. Don’t fret! It’s dense; it happens.

Lets talk about the scents: This bath bomb comes in 12 scents, 3 blends, and 3 copy cat fragrances. I happened to get the Headache Soother blend, which is a combination of peppermint, chamomile, vanilla, lavender, and rosemary. The overwhelming scent of this bath bomb is definitely the peppermint. It seriously smells like you’re bathing in after-dinner mints. That might sound weird, but it’s actually super relaxing. Bonus: If you want a cheaper alternative to Lush Cosmetics’ Intergalactic, this is the bath bomb to get.

So how did it perform? This bath bomb sank straight to the bottom of my bath tub and took it’s time dissolving. I actually quite enjoyed it, because I could feel it bubbling by my feet for a while – sort of like my own little jet-tub, know what I mean? After it dissolved completely, there was still quite a bit of fallout in the bottom of my bath tub, but it never seemed to bother me and washed right out when I was finished. But lets back up a little; about five minutes into my bath, my skin felt cold and I had goosebumps. Crazy part? The water was still piping hot. I don’t know if I’m necessarily a fan, but nonetheless it was insanely cool, as I’ve never had that experience before. I didn’t have a headache when I got in the bath, so I couldn’t tell you if it worked in that aspect, but it certainly did make me want to get out and snuggle up in bed, so I totally understand where the “Headache Soother” name comes into play.

Overall, I think this is a good, natural, home made bath bomb, and I highly recommend you try it at least once. The Headache Soother is a great dupe for Lush Cosmetics’ Intergalactic and I would highly recommend trying this bath bomb if you’re craving an autumn or winter scent. Natural.Pure.Honest sells these particular bath bombs (which are 5-6 oz each) for $22.50/6, making each bath bomb $3.75. Honestly, you could probably get two baths out of each bath bomb because of their density (that would mean each bath would only “cost” you $1.87). Have I convinced you yet? Because I think I just convinced myself to purchase some more. Per usual with Etsy, just make sure that if you want different scents in one order, please email the shop owner to make sure it’s doable.

BUT WAIT: There’s more!

While Natural.Pure.Honest only ships within the United States, the shop owner is running a promotion right now where you’d get free shipping. You can visit the Natural.Pure.Honest Esty Shop here.

At the time that I wrote the original review above, I hadn’t had a chance to finish all of the products I was given (as they do last a surprisingly long time). Now that I’ve had the chance to get the full effect of the product, I’d like to tell you about it full disclosure style.

When I wrote this originally, I thought this was a unique home made bath bomb. Now? Yeah, I still think its super unique (at least in terms of products I’ve tried thus far), but the fascination has worn off quite a bit for me. The longer I think about my experience with this particular bath bomb, the less thrilled I am. I don’t hate it, don’t get me wrong, but it’s a pretty “meh” product for me. Granted, this is a better value than Lush’s Intergalactic, but I think I’d rather spend the money for that particular bath bomb. I don’t particularly like the cooling sensation of this bomb, since I wanted a hot bath and I was just conflicted about the actual temperature of the water when I used this. I also don’t like that I had to work to get this bomb to dissolve. It took a lot to get it to dissolve completely and it just kind of left a clumpy mess in the bottom of my tub that I didn’t appreciate too much. All that said, would I recommend it? Yes, if you like completely natural bath bombs, especially if you’re looking for a home made alternative to Lush’s Intergalactic. Would I repurchase? No. This one just isn’t for me.

As always, I hope you enjoyed this review. Please be sure to let me know if you’re giving Natural.Pure.Honest a try, and then tell me what you think!

504026c0-1562-4345-be92-7c14b6a9a516_zpsrqqtwapzDisclaimer: Like I stated earlier, this is a sponsored post, but I was in no way paid for my opinions, or even to write this post. I received a PR Package in exchange for a blog post containing my 100% honest opinions of this particular seller’s product(s).

Review: Lush Cosmetics SuperDad Bath Bomb

Revamped from August 2016

Note: This is just me trying to transfer all of my older posts onto this new blog. Obviously, this bath bomb is no longer available in stores or online. However, maybe if you’re interested and keep it in mind, you can get your hands on it for Father’s Day 2017! Either way, I hope you enjoy the review.

The second to the last time I went to a Lush store, I saw SuperDad sitting on display and just had to have it. I’ve seen some raving reviews and I have no self control in that store, so why not?

Lush’s website describes SuperDad as woody and earthy because of the Sandalwood and Olibanum oils its made with. So, of course, I got all excited. I’m a little weird when it comes to bath products because every once in a while, I want to smell like I was deserted in a forest for a few days. There’s just something relaxing about smelling a little primal.

A few days later, I decided to pop this baby in the tub to relax a little bit before bed and this is what I got→img_4298_zpsgg0rgz0v

First of all, let me just say that this is such an incredibly beautiful bath bomb. The shade of blue that this turns the water is seriously heavenly. I would have sat in the tub all night just to stare at the water. It really was that pretty.

However, I do have to say that I was pretty disappointed with this bath bomb. Aside from the color it turned the water, I’d say this bomb was mediocre at best. And that really hurts my soul because I’m a HUGE Lush-A-Holic. If you follow me on Instagram, you’d know that I haul Lush products like its my profession.

So why was I so disappointed? The water didn’t smell like anything that was promised. Honestly, it just smelled like water (because water totally has a smell). On top of that, the vast majority of Lush’s products make your skin feel silky smooth and a soft scent lingers behind, and I didn’t find that that was the case with this bath bomb. I don’t really know if I just got a dud or this is the experience I was genuinely supposed to have with it. Let me know if it was different for you! If you convince me, I’ll probably order another just to make sure I’m not going crazy.

All of that being said, I do think that the marketing of this bath bomb was genius. I think its a fantastic starter bath bomb for the men in your life – It’s not heavily scented and it dissolves really easily, and who doesn’t like feeling like they’re bathing in the ocean? Plus, my husband found it super entertaining because he likened the color to that mysterious blue liquid they use in feminine hygiene commercials. Not the most flattering comparison, but at least he seemed to enjoy it, even if just for the humor.

Its still listed on Lush’s website for $7.95US and I would totally go invest in at least one before they’re all sold out if you haven’t already. Maybe pick up an extra for your dad/husband/boyfriend – This bath bomb is really easy to enjoy, so once they try it, there’s no reason they shouldn’t be hooked.

Until next time,