For this product review I tried Sun Shower Body Scrub by The Orange Owl, which is scented with Tangerine, Grapefruit, Spearmint, and Patchouli. I discovered The Orange Owl brand at the Natural Products Expo West.
Akshata Nayak founded The Orange Owl to provide all-natural hand-made products in an eco-friendly and socially conscious manner. In addition to body scrubs, The Orange Owl also offers natural soaps, lip balms, bath salts, and body butters. 5% of all sales support The Schooling Project.
A Natural Alternative to
The Orange Owl Body Scrub is a natural alternative to body scrubs containing harmful artificial fragrances and questionable artificial colors.
Ingredients in Sun Shower Body Scrub
- Scrub: Wildcrafted Sugar
- Oils: Organic Sunflower and Vitamin E Oil
- Softeners: Baking Soda, Vegetable Glycerin and Colloidal Oatmeal
- Preservative: Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Essential Oils: Tangerine, Grapefruit, Spearmint and Patchouli
Sun Shower body scrub is not listed in the Skin Deep Cosmetics Safety Database. Searching the ingredients individually in Skin Deep, the only ingredient that poses a moderate health concern is the grapefruit seed extract. The concerns posed by grapefruit seed extract are multiple additive exposure sources and contamination concerns.
The Orange Owl Sun Shower Body Scrub is packaged in a tinted plastic jar that is both reusable and recyclable. My sample jar contains 3 oz, while a regular sized jar contains 7 oz.
Rejuvenate and restore healthy skin with our body scrub. Wildcrafted sugar exfoliates, while natural additives gently condition skin leaving you radiant and silky smooth. An aromatic blend of crisp citrus, refreshing mint and earthy patchouli, our Sun Shower body scrub is like sunshine in a jar!
After shower, turn off water and scoop scrub out of jar. Gently massage over body, taking care to avoid areas with broken skin. Rinse and pat dry.
I like the pleasant Sun Shower scent. I mostly smell the spearmint and earthy patchouli essential oils. The tangerine and grapefruit seem to be over powered, at least to my nose. The wildcrafted sugar has large rough granules, so I avoided using the scrub on any sensitive skin.
The Orange Owl Sun Shower body scrub was effective at smoothing out my rough spots, especially my elbows and the dry patches on the insides of my ankles.
Rating (5 / 5)
The Orange Owl Sun Shower Body Scrub earns its first star for containing all natural ingredients.
It earns another star for being packaged in a reusable and recyclable container. The Orange Owl makes an effort to package their products with environmentally friendly materials. The soap packaging is made from post consumer recycled cardboard and the lip balm tubes are made from recycled plastic. The jars for the scrubs, body butters and bath salts are made from recyclable plastic and can always be reused once they are empty.
Sun Shower Body Scrub earns another star for effectiveness. It really does exfoliate and leave skin feeling silky smooth.
The Orange Owl Body Scrub earns another star for being a good value for your money. At $10.99 for a 7 oz jar, it is a good price compared to other brands of body scrub. Since I just use a little at a time, I think I would get at least 15 uses out of a 7 oz jar.
Sun Shower body scrub earns a final star for being a pleasure to use. It is easy to use and makes the shower smell wonderfully bright! (I bet the Mocha Buzz scent, with coffee, chocolate and vanilla smells divine!)
Overall, The Orange Owl Sun Shower Body Scrub earns 5 out of 5 stars and is highly recommended. The body scrub is a special treat that I will use on a weekly or monthly basis. I am curious to try some other products from The Orange Owl, like their decadent body butters.
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