Conscious Brand: Healing Earth, Clear Conscience All Round
Enough sugar-coating though. If I’m going to do this product review stuff and be in alignment with my own value system of transparency and authenticity, I’m going to cut the bullshit. I’m going to call a spade a spade and not try and oversell you something with frills that just aren’t necessary. I’ve never been one for frills. I’m more likely to strip the products bare and give you the valuable information you care about. And me exploring this path will be no different.
So what’s at the top of our priority list when it comes to the products the discerning and conscious consumer invests in?
For me, at the top of the list is 100% natural. Healing Earth’s collection does just that, even down to the eco-friendly biodegradeable containers the lotions are made in.
The ingredients for Healing Earth’s Lemon Verbena & Argan Oil Hand and Body Lotion ingredients include: aqua (water), glycerine, dehydroacetic (an organic paraben alternative), plant-based cetearyl alcohol, aloe, shea, lauryl glucoside, grape leaf extract, soy protein, jojoba seed oil, baobab seed oil, wheat protein, vegetable glycerine, lemon verbena, grape seed oil, marula seed oil, tea tree oil, and argan oil.
The Room and Linen Mist ingredients printed on the gorgeous frosted glass bottle states: Spring water, Kalahari Rock Salts (distilled), orange peel water, linalool catral (a naturally occurring fragrance substance produced by a wide variety of plants such as mint, cinnamon, citrus fruits, and birch trees), pomelo, lemon verbena, olivem 1000 (a naturally nerived co-emulsifier), argan oil, tocopherol (organic chemical compounds with Vitamin E activity), Helianthus Annuus seed oil, organic preservative: citric acid, and TroyCare LSM (a natural antimicrobial).
Healing Earth’s Bath and Shower Gel’s ingredients include: Aqua, glycerin, dehydroacetic acid, argan oil, cyclopia internedia leaf extract, vitis vinifera (grape) leaf extract, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, simmondsia chinesis (jojoba) seed oil, adansonia digitata (baobab) seed oil, eucalyptus globules leaf oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, sclerocarya birrea seed oil, citrus aurantium amara, citrus medica limonum, and lemon verbena.
I’m happy with those ingredients, and the products are of spa-quality with properties that include anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, and astringent toning benefits. The scent is wonderfully refreshing and delicious, to be quite frank.
Next on my check list when deciding what brands to invest in is how their value system reflects their contribution to all forms of life. Healing Earth’s Lemon Verbena & Argan Oil collection are vegan and natural, as well as earth-, people-, and animal-friendly. Check!
Next on my list is the price point. Not for any other reason other than I refuse to invest my money in products that are really up their own ass when it comes to the price, for what they are. Price extortion is not on my list of values to support any brand with. Healing Earth is wonderfully modest in this department, compared with so many other natural products that have unreasonable prices just because natural and organic are all the rage. The 200ml glass pump-action bottle of Hand and Body lotions retails online at Faithful To Nature for R89, while the Bath and Shower Gel moves at R93.
All-in-all, the self-care products I used felt great going onto my skin. The lotion was not greasy, but rather silky and milky, which I loved. The bath and shower gel had excellent foaming properties for a vegan body wash, and didn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry after, and the room and linen spray… well… I think I’ve sprayed it around five times since I started writing this review. I’ll be eating lemon meringue in my dreams tonight thanks to how delicious my pillows smell!
Healing Earth is a South African brand, with their office in Cape Town. Check out their range (which has become well-loved by five-star travellers guesting at the likes of the Shamwari and Tintswalo Group, Wilderness Safaris, and Beyond Africa, as well as other luxury boutique hotels in Zanzibar and Mauritius) by visiting http://www.healingearth.co.za/products/ for more information.