Co-founder Jessica Alba has been receiving a ton of press lately for her clean home and body care line, The Honest Company. After becoming a mom, she became obsessed with ridding her home of those sneaky toxins found in your every day cleaning and beauty products (I suspect I’ll be the same way). Luckily for us, when she couldn’t find any acceptable alternatives, she decided to take matters into her own hands and start The Honest Company.
The Honest Company offers a great deal where you can purchase a monthly subscription for 5 of your favorite products for $35.95 a month. Gilt City recently ran a great deal and I’d read great reviews about some of their products, so I bought a trial package which included their laundry detergent, dryer sheets, hand sanitizers and body oil. Given my obsession with body oils, I was most excited to try their Honest Body Oil and it absolutely did not disappoint.
Immediately upon application, the first thing I noticed was the soft, summery scent of mandarin oil. I’m a huge fan of orange blossoms, so this was a very pleasant surprise. The oil itself is extremely light and absorbs quickly, making it ideal for application when I’m in a rush before work. But this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get the job done, my skin is incredibly soft and supple all day (so much so that a girlfriend of mine kept touching my arms at dinner a couple weeks ago asking “how is your skin so soft?!”).
Given Alba’s affinity for clean products, it should be no surprise that every single (organic) ingredient is 100% recognizable: sunflower seed oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, coconut oil, mandarin oil and tamanu oil, making it a safe option for moms and their kids. Sound too good to be true? It gets better – a 4 ounce bottle is $9.95 (and a little goes a very long way)!
Available at The Honest Company.