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This is long overdue review of Green Frog Organics body and hand washes that I received back in November last year, but then the sickness, holidays and life in general got in a way, so I am posting this now, as I am nearing the end of these products. Better later than never, right? And in this case it is better as it means I used these products for longer so I can give you rounded up review rather than first impressions review.
So shall we get to business?
Green frog organics started many monsoons ago when two founders met in Thailand and discovered magical soapberries in a busy Delhi bazaar. And the rest is history as they say :) To see more of their story and ethos of the brand go to their website.
Their products are made in the UK, and they are very proud to be vegan, palm oil free, sustainable and cruelty free (approved by Leaping Bunny). Those are all the things that we like, don't we? All of the botanical soap products are ecological, environmentally friendly and made from 100% biodegradable plants and minerals. Now, does that not sound great? All that and they are super affordable, body washes retail for 8.80£ and hand washes for 7.80£ for 300ml.
Soapberries ( Sapindus Mukorossi) were and still are used in Himalayas for washing and bathing for centuries, in the traditional Ayurvedic system of medicine to treat dry and sensitive skin, eczema and psoriasis. From this, the brand makes the base of a botanical soap, known for its skin healing properties, and then it is mixed with generous amounts of Mexican Aloe Vera (certified organic). Last step is adding antibacterial and mood balancing essential oils.
And now let's look at the individual products?
|Greenfrog Botanic bodywash|
This does not suds up at all, but works well nonetheless, it will get your body clean and leave no residue on your skin. It does not dry out your skin either and I really like that about this product, as some of natural body washes can be drying, for example everyone’s beloved DrBronner's is notorious for it and I can't use it on its own. This is not like that at all, so I think everybody can use it, including the most sensitive skin types like moi. The only thing I didn't like about it how fast it ran out, meaning I would need to purchase it frequently. But most of are well used to buying your body washes frequently, so it is not a problem. Will I repurchase it? Not in the near future as I have too many products waiting to be tried out, but we will see. #Bloggerslife
Aqua (water), Potassium Cocoate, Lauryl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract*, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Powder*, Levulinic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum (Fragrance) : Citrus Noblis peel oil**, Citrus Aurantium leaf oil**, Lavandula Angustifolia herb**, Pelargonium Graveolens leaf oil Geraniol**, *Certified Organic Ingredient **Naturally occurring within essential oils. 0% Paraben 0% SLS, ALS 0% Phenoxyethanol.
Neroli & Lime and Geranium & Peppermint Handwashes
I have got two of them, but I am bundling them together as they are essentially the same thing only in different scents.
Aqua (water), Potassium Cocoate, Lauryl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract*, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Powder*, Parfum (Fragrance) : Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Mentha Arvensis (Peppermint) oil, Levulinic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid. Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Hexyl Cinnamal**, Linalool**. *Certified Organic Ingredient **Naturally occurring within essential oils. 0% Paraben 0% SLS, ALS 0% Phenoxyethanol
Well, there’s not much to say here apart from that they do their job well. Again, like with shower gels, they so not suds up but they work well. Only after using Geranium & Peppermint one I found myself scratching my hands, meaning they were irritated a little, but it didn't give me a rash or anything, and it was quickly remedied by a rich hand cream. I think it was due to the peppermint essential oil, as I have used products with geranium loads of times with zero problems. Another slight thing I found I wasn't a fan of was the slimy texture of the products, but if that does not bother you, it might be your perfect products!
I am really happy that companies like this exist as we need them! For the first time in my life I am feeling spoiled when it comes to the green beauty, we have more choice now more than ever! Whereas it used to be so hard even a few years ago. Green beauty scene is exploding and I am so grateful to be a part of it. I see no reasons not to switch to natural products!
You can get them from their website, Wholefoods and selected stores or from LoveLula.com (the latter website ships for free, which I love. Fast shipping and top notch customer service too!)
Have you tried their products? Which one is your favorite? How about their skincare?
Lots of Love,
P.s. The products were sent to me for review purposes, but opinions are mine and mine alone. Not paid, not sponsored, not on brand payroll in any kind of way. The link is afiiliate. Thanks for reading the small print.