Jar of Live Botanical body scrub on wooden board with black background

review: live botanical lavender and cocao body polish

I’ve been eyeing the brand Live Botanical for several months now, and I finally decided to take the plunge! In my effort to streamline my consumption this year, my bath routine has consisted of a bar of Good soap and a jar of She Plants Love body butter. While I love using a dry brush for exfoliation, I was still craving an additional exfoliant. This scrub fit the bill!

Inside of Live Botanical Scrub on wooden board

Performance: The texture of this scrub is singular; raw sugar acts as the exfoliant, while shore butter leaves your skin soft without an oily finish. With water, it emulsifies into a milky cleanser that washes off with ease. I only exfoliate once a week because of my sensitive skin, but when I do, this scrub leaves it as soft as can be. I use this in the shower and have no need to moisturize afterward.

Scent Profile: As you can imagine, soothing scents of lavender and cocoa make this scrub smell delectable. If you like either of those scents, you’ll love this.

Live Botanical scrub on hand

Packaging: Beautiful miron glass jar with plastic lid

Ingredients: Raw Sugar^*, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, Shorea robusta butter^, Theobroma cacao butter^*, Lavendula angustifolia (lavender) oil**, Vaccinium sp. (blueberry)**, Styrax benzoin resin and Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate (emulsifier)

^Fair Trade *Organic **Regional/Local + Organic

Price: $38.00 USD

Disposal: The miron glass jar and plastic lid are recyclable, but it’s so pretty that I plan on saving it and reusing it!

As with any product, please patch test first, and if you are pregnant, please consult with your doctor.

What finally made me take the leap and purchase Live Botanical was its maker, Carolyn. The dedication to her craft, commitment to a more sustainable society, and passion for social justice issues made it a no-brainer for me to support her brand. Have you tried Live Botanical? If so, what is your favorite product?

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