Join me, G-Team member Lynne, as I run a trial expedition into the world of detoxifying body scrubs. I plan to give you all the nitty-gritty details, pun intended.
My detoxifying adventure began September 16th with an email from Amy at Plantiful, confirming I would be among the lucky few who get to test their new Detoxifying Juniper Berry Body Scrub. So first I want to note that subscribing to newsletters really does pay off. So take the time to support those brands you love and sign up. Google and Outlook both filter most of the garbage out for you anyway.
As a new mom, who doesn’t get a ton of time to pop out for a few hours and go to the spa, I was uber excited to give my skin some much needed attention. The scrub will sell online through the Plantiful shop for $29.50, made of all natural ingredients. Learn more about Plantiful on their brand page.
This invigorating sugar & sea salt scrub gently exfoliates your skin preparing it for nourishment. Our body scrub made with Canadian glacial clay & seaweed powder, helps your body naturally detoxify and replenishes our skin with trace minerals. Try this scrub to give your skin a healthy glow and boost your lymphatic system. It’s simply energizing!
On a sunny and blissfully cool Monday morning in October I got the news, my order is out for delivery and will be arriving shortly, ‘Woo Hoo!’ I screamed out (on my insides, as the baby was having a nap). Tonight will be the night I try to scrub my weekend of house hunting, spit-up, dog hair, and just good ‘ol fashioned dirt off this temple of a body of mine. I am also really looking forward to the detoxifying aspect of this scrub, I would like to give myself a fresh start for Fall. Not really sure how you know it is working, so we will have to wait and see.
The people at Plantiful love their customers as much as their product, and have given some helpful tips on how to get the most out of our body scrub. I will definitly be trying out the Pro Tip and starting at my neck to get the complete ‘spa’ like experience.
How to Use
Take a small amount and rub onto the skin in circular motions. Start at neck and shoulders to stimulate lymphatic flow, then work your way down your body.
Exfoliate no more than 3 times a week. (This seems very important to note, for those who may be a little OCD with their shower routines, or become addicted to the sensational post scrub feeling)
Pro tip! To stimulate your lymphatics from head to toe, try this. Start at neck and shoulders to stimulate lymphatic flow and clear your channels. Then work your way down your body towards your toes then back up your body to your shoulders. Always rub in the upward circles in the direction of your heart.
The Active Ingredients
Canadian Glacial Clay: a powerful natural detoxifier that helps draw toxins out and supply the skin with trace minerals
White spruce tips: Grown and harvested in Edmonton, Alberta, are high in vitamin C and electrolytes.
Juniper Berry, pink grapefruit, dandelion flowers, and blue cypress stimulate lymphatic flow, helping the body detoxify naturally, leaving your feeling energized.
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The Trial Begins
First off I should say that I have tried body scrubs in the past. I tried a brown sugar scrub with a massaging mitt, and while it felt scrubby I never really felt anything but kind of sticky when I was done. I started off by getting my mom to watch the little one so I could enjoy a nice hot shower, as usually it is a speed shower in warmish water at best. So with the hot water steaming up the bathroom and my satchet pre ripped open, I imagine this would be rather tricky to do in the shower, I was ready to get my scrub on. The scrub is a forest green colour and has the scent of stepping into a heavenly woodland dream.
Never take the glory that is a hot shower for granted. Truly a blessed thing. #grateful #appreciatethelittlethings
I let the hot water and steam do their thing for a few minutes while I washed my hair and face, then shook a small amount (as directed) into my palms. To be honest it was a struggle to apply with just my hands alone, I missed my massaging mitt. I was doing my best to focus on applying from neck downward using upward circular motions. Getting any kind of good circles on my back was a struggle, so I just tried to get some decent scrub back there, this may be a team effort in the future. I can imagine it would be bliss to go to a spa and have someone else rub this stuff all over you.
While I was scrubbing around I was looking to inhale some intense smells, but was surprised that the scrub was not as effervescent as I expected. When I opened the package the wonderful smell of juniper berry and the other ingredients were fragrantly tickling my senses. I suppose I was hoping for some aroma therapy, but perhaps that would be counterproductive to the detoxing. Silver-lining here is that it passed the scent test. This means that my ‘scent’sitive mother would be able to use it, I had her give me a good sniff after the shower to confirm.
When I was finished scrubbing down and then back up again I made sure I had a solid hot rinse, followed by a bit of cool water to close the pores back up a little (good for the hair too). I ended up using about 5 handfuls to get the whole body done, neck to toes and then back up again. Still plenty left to continue my trial throughout the month. I expect it to take more than one round to get some real detoxing done.
After the shower I had my mom and my husband do a touch test, and was met with “oooo soft”. So I proceeded to ask, “seriously can you tell the difference?” to be sure. Both said yes so soft. So I checked myself and am pleased to report they weren’t lying to me, like the loving supporting family that they are, my skin does indeed feel amazingly soft and clean! No sticky residue.
I am going to keep this post live, and will follow up with whether or not I notice any detoxifying effects.
Thanks so much to Plantiful for including me in this trial, I look forward to using my Detoxifying Juniper Berry body scrub the rest of the month. By Halloween I will be smooth as my babies bottom, #goals.