As moms, we spend a lot of time researching and identifying the best and safest products we can provide for our babies and kids. In our recent article Keeping Toxins Out of Your Body with the 3 Points of Entry, we talked about the three primary pathways for toxins to reach our bodies:
- In our mouths
- In the air we breathe
- Absorbed through our skin
In that article, I mentioned that while my family has found some great skincare brands for the kids, mom basics like non-toxic deodorant and other toiletries were still on my “must find” list. So I was thrilled when Ely Organics signed up to sponsor EcoMom Alliance‘s 2012 Go Green Get Fit Challenge and sent me a sampling of their beautiful, non-toxic bath and body products to try out for my eco-fitness routine. I had the opportunity to try the following products:
- Miessence Tahitian Breeze Deodorant
- Miessence Sunflower Body Wash
- Miessence Certified Organic Cleansing Bar
I had heard of Miessence Skin Care and knew that every one of their products rated in the “low hazard” range (0-2) in the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database so I was eager to try them out. Why was I so interested in learning more about them? Miessence is the world’s first extensive range of internationally certified organic products for skin, hair, body, cosmetic, oral and nutrition. They make all of their certifications available online and have an outstanding focus on transparency and sustainability. ElyOrganics.com offers Miessence products via their informative website filled with product information, including all ingredient lists, so I know exactly what I’m buying.
But how did the Miessence products perform? In a word: beautifully!!! Not only do they smell scrumptious and feel luxuriously silky on my skin, they work! I mean, they really, really work. When I exercise, I sweat. When I sweat, I want a deodorant that is going to work with my body, not against it. So many of the natural, non-toxic deodorants I have tried either work against my body chemistry and make me smell weird or simply don’t work. But the Miessence deodorant really does its job!
One request I made of Erin, owner at Ely Organics.com was to not send me anything flowery because flowery scents don’t typically work well for me. So she sent the Tahitian Breeze roll-on deodorant. It has just a touch of citrus scent to it, but is not overpowering, and definitely not flowery. I was immediately a fan. I tested it out a few times while training for my 1/2 marathon last weekend and it stood up to my long run days very well. So when it came to race day, and I knew I had to use the best deodorant in my arsenal to stand up to 13.1 miles in the staggering Anaheim heat, the Miessence deodorant from Ely Organics was the obvious choice. It worked perfectly despite the grueling heat. I was even able to re-apply post-race and feel confident at breakfast with my family before hitting the showers. My post-race cleanser was the Sunflower Body Wash. I was a little worried when I saw the name of the cleanser that it would be flowery smelling. But it is not at all – the scent is so pleasant and uplifting! At $18.90 for 8.5 fl oz, it is a little more than I’m used to spending but since you hardly need any at all to wash your whole body, it will easily last twice or even three times as long as other body washes I have used. And while I’m usually more of a fan of body washes than bar soaps, it is actually hard to choose between the body wash and the cleansing bar, which comes wrapped in a natural, sisal drawstring bag that provides superior exfoliation. Both are amazing and I am thinking about becoming a Miessence community member so that I can continue to use these products at a great price and also reap the benefits of being a part of the Miessence Community.
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Full disclosure: We were provided with full sized product samples for review purposes and were not otherwise compensated for this article. All views expressed are those of the author.