iHerb Haul and Giveaway!

May 01, 2016

Hello pretty ladies. How are you all doing? Today's post is brought to you by iHerb, an online store where I've been ordering products for a few years now. It's the store to where I turned to when I wanted to buy even better green, natural and organic products. Affordable products I couldn't get in our local drugstores and health food and beauty stores. Just go ahead and have a search "iHerb" on my blog, you'll see lots of my posts and reviews of products I ordered from there. That's way I was most excited when they contacted me to work together. Their offer was amazing and one I just couldn't say no to. I had the absolute pleasure to pick some of the products they stock, which was so wonderful in itself but then they also offered a giveaway where two, not one, but two! of my readers will receive a gift card. How could I say no?!

Before I go into the giveaway and the prize let me just quickly mention that even though my initial impression of iHerb was that it looks a bit sketchy (they improved their design through the years) and not really chic, I ended up absolutely loving the store. They have a big selection of beauty products (mostly natural and organic, but not every single product is "clean" so be careful with that), supplements, superfoods, teas and coffee, house cleaning products, products for babies and I could go on. Everyone can find something there, no matter if you're starting your green beauty journey or if you're already a green beauty expert. Or just a "normal" person, really. If you're a first-time iHerb consumer you can also use my discount code JIG460 and get $5 off your first order. Not to mention that shipping cost to Slovenia is only $4. But enough of my ramble, let's rather move to my short reviews of some products that you can get on iHerb.
Deep Steep Bubble Bath in Passion Fruit - Guava and Mango - Papaya - these are my go-to bubble baths and have been for a couple of years. I try not to indulge in a bath as often as I would like because of the water consumption, so one bottle lasts me a long time. These both have tropical, sweet scents, Passion Fruit - Guava even more so. They provide a very decent amount of bubbles which isn't always a case with natural and organic bubble baths. The foam doesn't last the longest but the scent lingers which is fine by me. I love them and you can hardly beat the price, especially considering the ingredients and huge bottles.

Organic India Triphala - I've already proclaimed my love for triphala here. It is a wonderful herbal concoction that has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years. Triphala actually means "the three fruits" and it consists of three Indian fruits - Amalaki, Haritaki and Bibhitaki. Each a superfood with its own active ingredients they form an antoxidant rich Triphala which is especially known for its colon and digestive support. A balanced digestion is the most important thing in our bodies and we should always keep it in check. Triphala doesn't act as laxatives do, your body doesn't crave or require it once you stop using it, it just tones and supports normal functions to the bowel and doesn't irritate them. You should definitely take a closer look into it, no matter if you have problems with your digestion or not. Organic is always best and capsules are much easier to swallow so I'm faithful to this Organic India Triphala with 90 capsules.

Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub - I heard so many great things about this scrub that I just had to try it. It's said to be a deep cleansing and brightening experience with the likes of Organic Sea Kelp and Lemon Peel, which gently exfoliate your skin while French Green Clay removes impurities from your pores without taking your natural moisture with it. So far I have only used it once so I don't have much to say about it claims, but this is was one seriously good scrub! It has so many scrubby particles that you can really go to town with it. It made my skin really soft and smooth. I'm not surprised with that to be honest, Acure is one amazing brand.

Andalou Naturals A Path of Light Shea Butter + Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream - this is one of the most lightweight hand creams I've ever used. It instantly sinks into the skin. It's moisturizing but only to some extent. If you're struggling with really dry skin then this won't be enough but if you're looking for a fast absorbing cream that you can easily use at your computer, then you have to give it a go. I tend to always have it at my desk at work and I actually forgot it there so it's missing from the picture.

WiseWays Herbals Camellia Eye Cream - I have reviewed this eye cream here. It is a lovely cream, I loved using it and so has my friend. That's why this jar is for her. I would gladly buy it again but at the moment I have a few that I have to use up before buying any new eye creams.
Acure Organics Energizing Body Lotion, Mandarin Orange + Argan Stem Cell (review) - if you don't know, this is one of my favourite body lotions out there. Super hydrating and nourishing, makes my skin super soft and smooth. Love it! This one I picked up for my friend because she is also obsessed.

Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Conditioner (review) - I don't see myself ever be without it, I just love it so much! Perfect for dry, damaged hair, it's deeply nourishing and contains great ingredients.

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Acai Berry Herbal Superfruit Tea - I don't usually buy tea online but this one is an exception. It's just so good! It's Organic and Fair Trade South African Rooibos with Hibiscus, Rosehips, Lemon Grass, Acai Berries, Licorice Root and Orange Peel (+ natural flavours). I love pretty much all roiboos teas but this one just has that something special and I'm constantly going back for more.

Bdellium Tools Pink Bambu Series, Eyes 785, Tapered Blending Brush - I haven't used this one yet but I have a good feeling that I will love it. I have some other BT eye brushes and all but one I really love them. The one I don't like is from their Studio Line, the 776. It's interesting that they have a few 785 eye brushes but they are all slightly different. The one from the green bamboo series doesn't have such long bristles as this pink one does. They are all super soft and vegan, of course. Highly recommend you to take a closer look at Bdellium Tools and their bamboo series. I love the look of the brushes from their purple bamboo series too and I do hope iHerb will start stocking them.

Sierra Bees Organic Lip Balms, Variety Pack - are you in need of a new balm? Because I sure ain't! Well actually my boyfriend isn't. He is so fond of these lip balms and being a tough lip balm judge that he is, I have to tell you that these have Jaka's stamp of approval. I've already mentioned his test that he does with every lip balm. If the balm stays on his lips through the night and if he still feels it on his lips in the morning, then it's a good one. And these sure are. I really like them too.

Did you see anything that you would like to try? Then like I said, you can use my discount code for your first order (JIG460) or even better, try your luck in the giveaway. There will be two winners and each will receive a gift card worth $50 to spend at iHerb. Yay! I have some rules for you so please make sure you're following them to be able to get the prize.

Rules:
1. You have to follow my blog Small Bits of Loveliness on Bloglovin'.
2. You have to like iHerb on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.
3. Make sure you fill in the Rafflecopter form to be eligible.
4. Winners must register to iHerb to claim their prize.
5. You can also follow me on Instagram for an extra entry.

This giveaway is international. Shipping will be taken care of for both US and non-US winners. Specifically for winners out of the US, you are responsible for any additional taxes/duties/brokerage fees levied to you by your Customs Agency and/or Postal Service. Also, before any of you international readers enter this giveaway, you need to check that iHerb can actually ship to your country. To see this go to iherb.com, add a product to the shopping cart and click the "Country" drop down menu to see if your country is listed. This giveaway is open till the 15th of May 2016. Winners will be contacted my emails and if they don't respond in 48 hours another winners will be chosen.

Good luck!

Now tell me, do you also shop on iHerb? What are your favourite products to buy there? :)

Much love,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
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***this giveaway is sponsored by iHerb

For The Love of Argan Oil

April 24, 2016

There are numerous sites that describe Argan Oil as a "liquid gold". Argan Oil is a plant oil extracted from the kernels of Argan tree, which is native to Marocco. It is said that the oil has remarkably effective natural healing properties and an unmatched ability to deeply nourish even the driest, most damaged and tired looking complexions of all skin types. Raw argan oil is composed of a high percentage of vitamin E (more than three times as much as olive oil) and 80% fatty acids, including hard to obtain Omega 6 and Omega 9 acids. The antioxidants and fatty acids in argan oil work together to help stop inflammation and to protect and maintain skin elasticity, smoothness and radiance. Phytosterols help strengthen the protective skin barrier and are also antiseptic. Squalene is a lipid that is naturally present in, and extremely compatible with, our own skin, which is why argan oil is so easily absorbed. Our body’s own squalene production declines starting at the age of 20 and replenishing helps skin retain its moisture, as well as supporting cell regeneration and oxygenation. Now that you know a little bit about the wonderful argan oil, I have four argan oil based products to show you so keep on reading.
LIGHWEIGHT
OrgaMor Forever Young Serum*. My latest argan oil serum. This one has an interesting scent. I don't mind the scent of Organic Oregano and Neroli essential oils, but I don't particularly enjoy smelling it either. It's an alright scent and one you get used to. Besides Extra Virgin Organic Argan Oil (the purest argan oil from their own orchards) it contains Sesame Oil and the beautiful Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil, an ingredient that goes by many names, like Barbary Fig, Desert Fig, Cactus Fig Oil and strangely enough, even Tuna Oil. Well this oil is definitely the only "tuna oil" I'm willing to use. This ingredient comes from cactus. Yes, cactus. The most known brand that is using it is La Bella Figura, which I would say is one of the cult brands in the green beauty world. Prickly Pear Seed Oil is said to be rich in Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals. I've been really enjoying this serum in the morning because it is lightweight and quite fast absorbing. I don't use a lot so it doesn't disturb my foundation and even though it is a 25 ml bottle it will last a long time. Side note: I'm not completely sure but I think this serum has been keeping my neck looking very lovely - like less wrinkles lovely. I was actually really surprised one day when I took a closer look to my neck. Wow. Will continue to use it to see if it really is a youth serum.
On another side note and this is an exciting one. When you order the OrgaMor Forever Young Serum you will also receive their Moroccan Rhassoul Exfoliating Clay Mask (worth $46) for free. Ah-mazing! All you need to do is add both products to your shopping cart and then apply the coupon code "jana". Valid till the 7th of May 2016.

ROSEY
MUN No. 1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum. I've been most excited when I've received this beautiful oil. It's one of the top most luxurious serums I have had a pleasure to try. Like the OrgaMor serum this one also contains an incredible anti-aging Prickly Pear Seed Oil, one of the most precious oils in the world. The blend of Organic Argan and Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil is rounded by one other ingredient - the Bulgarian Rose Essential Oil. Serum has a proper rose scent, a strong and a beautiful scent. It's a lovely serum, it's lightweight, perfect for day or night time skincare routine. It makes my skin a bit brighter, softer and smoother.
PURE
MUN Argan Oil*. No fuss, "just plain old" Argan Oil. Pure liquid gold. I haven't really been using it on its own, I always mix it with a bit of MUN's Youth Serum so it will last me a bit longer, but there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't use it on its own. This one is exclusive to their travel set, which you can get in The Green Jungle Beauty Shop, where you can use a coupon code "Jana" to get 10% off your order. I actually don't have much to say about it other than it's a wonderful multi purpose oil. Great for face, hair, nails, for the whole body really.

CALMING
Kahina Giving Beauty Serum**. I already have a review of it here. This oil is a very good all-rounder. It takes care of redness, spots, it calms irritation, reduces inflammation, hyperpigmentation and dryness. It is a gorgeous oil indeed and I love it more than I did when I wrote my review. It's said it also protects skin damage from UV rays and combat flaky skin. Besides the Organic Argan Oil, the serum also contains Organic Coffee Oil, Pomegranate, Sea Buckthorn, Carot Seed and Roman Chamomile Flower Oil, to name a few. It has a beautiful scent, which I find calming and soothing. Yes, I like this one. You can get it at the organic beauty store where you can use coupon code "smallbitsofloveliness-SPRING", which provides USA and Canadian ladies with free shipping (one time use, good through midnight the 30th of June 2016).

Do you love Argan Oil? Which is your favourite argan oil based serum?

Much love to you,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
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Beauty Heroes. use less. love more.

April 12, 2016

Beauty Heroes. The beauty box to subscribe to. I can easily say this is one of the most talked about beauty subscription box services and I've been really impressed thus far. The selection of products, fast shipping, the passionate beauty behind Beauty Heroes, the lovely Jeannie, the whole experience with Beauty Heroes has been more than great. When Jeannie reached out to me, I was over the moon and so excited to work with her. Like really excited and extremely happy. We had such a nice talk over on Skype and you know what? Jeannie is a sweetheart and so passionate about her work. Love that. We talked about her beautiful subscription box and life in general, so today I'm going to introduce you to Beauty Heroes as much and try not to overwhelm you with all the information.
If you don't know it already, "Beauty Heroes is a non-toxic beauty discovery service that is perfectly curated for your beauty needs". It was founded by Jeannie Jarnot, a longtime spa director and healthy beauty expert, to bring attention to the ingredients in your skincare. In each box you get a carefully selected full-size (not sample!) Hero Product that fits the season and delivers results, rotating between skin, body, sun, hair care and makeup products. You usually also get at least one extra product, and a mini Hero mask. Beauty Heroes selects one clean beauty company each month to bring us the freshest batch of their star performer. They believe that the ingredients in your beauty products should be more than safe; they should be good for you, ethically sourced and completely effective.

Think about this, each month you get a luxury product (plus a sidekick product, because "every hero needs a sidekick") that are worth way more than what you pay. Like way more. A Beauty Heroes membership is $39 a month (plus shipping - to Slovenia is $18.95). A full-size Hero Product (plus surprises) is valued from $60 to more than $100 every month. Oh yeah! You also get additional savings on the per month price if you join for 3-,6- or 12-months. Not only that, Beauty Heroes also has its own shop, The Beauty Store, where as a Beauty Heroes member you automatically receive an exclusive 15% ongoing discount, on all green hero products. Those include brands like Kahina Giving Beauty, Laurel Whole Plant Organics, Josh Rosebrook and more.
If you would like to explore the world of Beauty Heroes and get more information, then visit their website. Just so you know, if you're eyeing luxury and high quality green beauty products then Beauty Heroes is the way to go. I absolutely love that you get a full-size product each month, which is not the case with other beauty boxes. Honestly, I don't really use many samples I receive, but a full-size product I will most certainly try and use. So far I've been so lucky to receive two boxes featuring their March and April Selections. They both arrived very quickly, like in a week. Yay! Beauty Heroes attempts to make it so that their international members, don't have to pay any additional taxes. Another Yay! Boxes came beautifully packaged and I love that they don't use an internal box. All of the packing materials, except for their mini superhero masks are 100% recyclable.
I wanted to share my experience and thoughts on the actual products of the boxes but this article is already too long as it is. So I'll just quickly show you what's hiding in them. March's Beauty Heroes box with the month's theme "Skincare is Selfcare" featured a deliciously smelling Mangosteen Beauty Drops by SkinOwl (value $85) and Heroic Helichrysum Seasonal Beauty Steam. Mangosteen Beauty Drops contains only two ingredients - raw, organic and cold-pressed South African Baobab Oil and Pure Southeast Asian Mangosteen Oil. I have more to say about the products, but I will leave that for next time. Unfortunately this box is no longer available, but like I said, if you subscribe you can get these products for 15% off in their shop.
Now for the box you can still get the April's box with "Nature is Luxury" theme. In here you'll find a brand with loads of glowing reviews, especially on their hair care line, True Nature Botanicals. This brand is all about natural luxury and for founder Hillary Peterson, beauty is more than skin deep. Her love for nature and gardening inspired her to study aromatherapy and plant medicine and her product formulations show her knowledge. The Hero Product in the box is Exfoliating Moisture Mask (value $90), which actively exfoliates lifeless skin, awakens natural collagen production and boosts hyaluronic acid levels, transforming skin from dull to dewy in just a few minutes. I've only used it once and I liked it. The April's sidekick is True Nature Botanical Travel Size Face Oil and I'm excited to try it.

All that is left for me to say is this, Beauty Heroes subscription based discovery most definitely met my expectations and I totally get the hype around it. It is a wonderful service and really worth the money. You can join and subscribe to Beauty Heroes here. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Hero on!

With love,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
**this post contains affiliate links

The peridot mag

April 03, 2016

Hi lovelies!

I just wanted to pop on here and shared with you an amazing and really exciting news. If you follow me on Instagram then you know what's going on already but if not - we launched The Peridot Mag. No idea what I'm talking about?! The Peridot Mag is a magazine created by Liz from Smells Like a Teen Spirit, Nic from OrgaNic Obsessions, Tamara from Rainbow Feet and a little old me!
(here you can see me and Liz as babies)

We worked super hard for months and a couple of days ago we finally felt our baby is ready to be shown to the world. After sharing our exciting new project we have received so much love and support and I wanted to say a big massive thank you to each and everyone of you for your wishes and lovely comments. I know I can speek for all four of us, we were so hyped, excited, immensly happy, grateful and over the moon about it. The day of launch I couldn't feel asleep and was constantly checking my Instragram feed and going back and forth with my girls. <3 There will be lots of time to write the whole story about our process, our hopes and wishes, but for now let's just leave it that. From now on I will probably be more there than here, so if you like reading my mussings then be sure to check the website on a regular basis. :) Now go ahead and dive into The Peridot Mag, the world of green beauty, delicious recipes, ethical fashion articles and so much more. We all warmly welcome you to check it out. Hope you enjoy!
 Thanks again for your love and support. <3

Much love to you all,

Jana xx

P.S. Want to know a bit more about our thoughts and feelings on the magazine? Then read The Vision Behind the Peridot, where we all shared a few words about our thoughts and feelings about The Peridot Mag.

Earthwise Beauty Ambrosia del Cerrado Liquid Moisturizer

March 29, 2016

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to receive a beautiful parcel from the American brand Earthwise Beauty. This hard-core organic skincare line was created by the lovely Ava, who btw has the cutest little boys <3 (where is the heart eyes emoji when you need it?). Ava is a sweetheart and a joy to work with. I love her passion and I always learn something new when reading her Instagram captions and product descriptions. You can learn more about her and the brand on their website and you can also check out Ava's interview that Brigid posted a while back.

Ava's products are made from unrefined, unprocessed fair-trade ingredients: unrefined botanical oils and butters, traditionally prepared herbs, and therapeutic-grade essential oils and absolutes. Earthwise Beauty products are "painstakingly handcrafted in small batches to imbue them in that lovingly-handcrafted energy". Ava uses very interesting ingredients and many of them I haven't heard of before, let alone use. I had the absolute pleasure to try some of her products and my first impressions of them were awesome. Ever since the parcel arrived I've been religiously using the mysterious Ambrosia del Cerrado Liquid Moisturizer*. Vegan, cruelty free, organic, cold process, no fillers, no water, handcrafted. Just the good stuff.
This vibrant yellow product is a very interesting cross between a hydrating toner and a moisturizer. Like the name says, it has a liquid, runny and light consistency. And by light, it doesn't mean "effective just a little bit": this moisturizer is highly effective in what it is designed to do; you will be amazed how much and how quickly your skin can absorb in each single application. Which is so very true! Ambrosia del Cerrado is packed with fair-traded, unrefiend, whole-food nutrients from the superfood Buriti, Pequi and Moringa Oils. What are these oils, you say?

Hand-extracted Pequi Fruit Oil from the Cerrado savanna in Brazil is a unique extract-like oil that is rich in vitamin C, betacarotene (which the body converts to vitamin A), and vitamins B1 and B2, all promoting firm, supple, even-toned skin. Buriti Oil, also from Brazil, is highly praised for anti-aging results and for improving the appearance of brown spots and scars. Moringa Pod Oil addition further aids moisturization and delivers an incredible range of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients (too many to list all of them here, but for starters, it contains betacarotenes, several B vitamins, selenium, and zinc). Even though it contains these amazing oils, the product itself is not oily, not even remotely. That is because it also contains whole-leaf cold-press aloe vera juice. There are no fragrances added to this formula, not even essential oils, to allow the unique fruitiness of the pequi fruit to come through. Moringa oil provides a complimentary green note. I don't know how to describe the scent, it is said to have a guava-plus-citrus scent.

If you just look at the name of the product, you think it's a moisturizer. But like I said, it's a mix between a toner and moisturizer. When I first used it I immediately knew what they mean with that. Due to its extra light consistency I've been using it in place of a toner. After I cleanse my face and pat it dry, I apply a few drops of the product. It very quickly sinks into the skin and provides serious hydration. I've always enjoyed toners but I never felt like this about a toner. This one is just so different and surprisingly, it really gives much hydration. I can't even compare it with your standard toner because it's so much more. It's more like a serum. I love it, is that clear?? It's yellow like the sun (which brings me so much joy!), it's packaged in a glass bottle with a unique design on it and it just really works. Oh and it also doesn't break me out. Suitable for all skin types.
Before I end this rave review let me just quickly mention another thing Earthwise Beauty is passionate about. They are looking into putting a spotlight on areas of the world that are overlooked or insufficiently known about by the Western world and in need of our attention to protect the natural environment and biodiversity. They want to support the indigenous populations of these regions by choosing fair trade ingredients extracted sustainably by small cooperatives using their traditional tools of choice, just to name one thing. Therefore the Liquid Moisturizer has a Portuguese name to draw attention to the Cerrado area in Brazil, as this beautiful savanna is considered the biologically richest savanna in the world by the World Wide Fund of Nature.

You can get your own Ambrosia del Ceraddo Liquid Moisturizer here. I'm sure you will love it.

Have a great week.

Much love,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided

blue labelle replenishing hand oil

March 21, 2016

Hi lovelies! How you've all been doing? I've been quite busy lately so sorry for my lack of posts. Hope I'll soon be back on track but in the meantime I hope you'll bear with me. So, for today's post I'm going to show you a hand care product I've been really liking, the Blue Labelle Replenishing Hand Oil*. This product replaced their Hand Oil with Rosemary, which I've mentioned before in the post where I've talked about my bedtime routine. You can check it out here.
The new and improved version contains 100% certified organic ingredients. Amazing. This hand oil is a blend of beautiful oils such as Camellia (rejuvenates skin), Jojoba (highly penetrative and skin softening), Sweet Almond (promotes healing of chapped skin) and Safflower Oil (fast absorbing and rich in omega 6). These are the base of the product, but there are also some oils that have been extracted with CO2 technology. This extraction process produces extremely pure plant extracts, that are also called supercritial CO2 extracts. One of those is for example Pai's Rosehip Oil, which is btw one of the best facial oils out there. At least in my opinion. The hand oil has Amaranth, Sea Buckthorn and Rosemary CO2 extracts. All ingredients in the hand oil are certified organic and registered by The Vegan Society.
It has quite a nice scent of Rosemary, Geranium and Lavender. It's said that this blend deeply penetrates skin to leave it rejuvenated & fortified. Formulated to absorb with no residue, standing it apart from hand creams which can leave a greasy feel after applying. Okay, first of all, this is an oil so you have to expect a bit of an oily residue. But this oil doesn't have a heavy and thick consistency, not at all. It's very lightweight and it quickly sinks into the skin. Which isn't always the case with oils. Immediately after application it does leave a bit of a residue on my skin. I would say it leaves a silky touch to the skin. You feel it's there but it doesn't feel greasy. It just leaves my skin smooth and quite soft. I can easily use it through the day but usually I only apply one drop on the tops of my hands and leave my fingertips free of oil so I don't mess up my keyboard. But in the evenings I just slather it on and don't worry about a thing.

If your hands are extremely dry, like hard core dry, then maybe this oil wouldn't be enough, but on dry to normal skin it works beautifully. 

Have a lovely week everyone!

With love,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided

keeko. lucky dip

March 14, 2016

Swish now. Slay later. A smile so fine - even the mirror will be jealous; that's the Keeko way.

Have you heard of oil pulling? Have you read my blog post about it? For those of you who haven't, oil pulling is a practice where you take a spoon of oil (coconut or sesame for example) and swish it in your mouth for about 20 minutes. Then you spit it out and brush your teeth normally. This technique is something magical for your teeth, oral health, for your overall body health. It's detoxifying but it also whitens the teeth. For real. You can read all about my experience with oil pulling here. I love it even more than I did when writing the post. But in the last few months I was slacking on the whole thing. That was until Australian brand keeko. reached out to me. They are making the whole oil pulling thing nicer and extra refreshing. How do they do it, you say? Well then just keep on reading.
Keeko. is devoted to Ayurvedic cold pressed coconut oil-pulling practice and it made the experience of it easier and in my opinion also better. Before I start talking like you know how this product looks, let me first describe it. On their website there are a few options to choose from. I went for the so called Lucky Dip*. Naturally, because I wanted to try all three flavours they have. Yes, flavours. Based on coconut oil, each flavour has a blend of essential oils. Each flavour comes in a cute little sachet and in the Lucky Dip you get 14 sachets. They are really handy, super easy to use and yes, they taste nice. Nicer than just you standard coconut oil.

All three flavour have the same base of ingredients - Cold Pressed Coconut Oil and essential oils of Chamomile, Myrrh and Lemon. My favourite of the three is definitely Morning Mint, the blue one. Besides the already mentioned ingredients it also contains Spearmint and Peppermint Oil. Like you would imagine, it is super refreshing and perfect for mornings. Closed second fave is the orange flavour, the Citrus Burst with Lemon Lime and Grapefruit natural flavours. As for the lilac goes, the Sweet Sensation with Vanilla and Cinnamon natural flavours, I have to be honest and say that I wasn't the biggest fan in the beginning. It's sweeter and tastes like cookies. It's safe to say I wouldn't buy the whole "box" of this flavour but funnily enough I got used to it and I quite enjoyed it the more I've used it.
I usually use half a sachet per use. It's easy. Rip off one sachet and simply squish (or pour) the coconut oil into your mouth. In my research into oil pulling a couple of years ago, I've read many times that you can use a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it in your mouth for 20 minutes, but for me that's just too much. I always go for one teaspoon and half a sachet is more or less that same amount. Like I said, I swish it around for 20 minutes, even though it says on the packaging that you can do it for 5 to 20 minutes. I alaways go for later because my teeth feel cleaner if I do it longer. After that I spit in the bin (not in the sink, because you don't want to clog the drains!) and brush my teeth like I normally do, with a bamboo brush and Auromere toothpaste. Also, the best way to do this is in the morning before eating but I don't usually have the time to do it so I just do it in the evenings.

Now should we talk about the whitening effect? It's strange and I don't know the scientific basis behind it (and I can't be bothered to understand it) but the oil pulling really, really works with that! At first I couldn't believe it but it is magic. I'm very sorry but I don't have any pictures of my teeth before and after. I completely forgot to take them or I remembered when the lightning was bad, and that was also that one time when I was too lazy to take them. You will have to trust me, okay? My friend has been doing oil pulling for a good while now, for a few months, and her teeth are whiter than ever. So yeah, it works. My teeth still need a little bit more oil pulling to be all white and pearly looking, but the difference is most definitely there.
I highly recommend this product. Lucky Dip is the perfect choice if you would like to try all three flavours, but the one I enjoyed the most is the Morning Mint Flavour. I don't think you can go wrong with that. The packaging is also cute and easy to use. Honestly, I wouldn't say you need to use these all the time, but if you would like to start oil pulling or you would like a bit of change in the routine, then I'd say give it a go. I think you won't be disappointed. You can get it here.

Are you a fan of oil pulling?

Have a great week!

With love,

Jana xx

 *sample generously provided
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