Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Rest of My Favorites

My final "favorites" begin with the the Organic Fiji line of skin care products. Delicious aroma is what drew me to the booth and then I experienced the Pineapple Coconut Scrub which I used to exfoliate my hands. I was left with a lush layer of moisture and a subtle, natural scent, I am very finicky when it comes to scent especially too much scent!

The scrub adhered to my skin (my biggest complaint with scrubs is many slide right off especially sugar based types) and the texture was good. Made with organic Fijian cane sugar and virgin coconut oil, which is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and antibacterial properties, helping to protect against environmental stresses. Coconut oil also acts as a natural pour decongestant with exceptional moisturizing ability while helping to relieve minor skin irritations.

As an added bonus the company uses all of the left over coconut husks as an energy source helping to power the local community where the product is made. I briefly visited the website where I will be back to buy in the not so distant future. Learn more at www.organicfiji.com .

My next favorite was Tenfold Organic Textiles. Now I must admit that I am nuts about fabrics and paper, I just love textures. This company, started by a young woman named Leah, has incredible quality fabrics that are not only organically grown but also naturally plant dyed which differ from low impact dyes. The companies website www.tenfoldorganic.com is easy to use and you will find fabric by the yard, sheet sets, duvets, towels and napkins. The most impressive of their products was the Peace Tree Quilt and it was a work of art. The hand craftmanship was obvious and this impressive quilt is also available online. Tenfolds textiles are grown and produced in India where they employ fair trade standards for the workers.

Lastly I want to mention a delicious olive oil that is not yet available in the US but when it is you will want to get some. Intense flavor that was different from other oils I have tried ACUSHLA extra virgin olive oil is a product of Portugal and one that will hopefully find a US outlet!

Until next time, Beth

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