Lydia Louis is the founder of Belle Scents a company that offers face, hair, and bath & body products.
A little about Lydia from Belle Scents website: “As a teen, I experienced a multitude of surgeries as a result of using a common item that we all use today, antiperspirant; something so small bought me a ticket to the hospital not once but twice. As a result, I had to head back to nature and find a product that could control odor yet not damage my body. After searching the industry and finding failure, I decided to make it myself. Once, I found a deodorant that I loved, I couldn’t just rest there; I moved into Skincare and then Facial Care and Hair Care combining exotic butters, natural carrier oils and essential oils to create products to help people remember what it’s like to get back to basics and back to themselves.”
I was thrilled when Lydia contacted me and introduced me to her prodigious products. Belle Scents products do not contain: “harsh chemicals, parabens, animal testing, dyes, and phthalates.” I got the opportunity to sample Belle Scents Dermabutter and their All Natural Deodorant Stick.
Dermabutter description from www.Bellescents.com: “Dermabutter is a premium, fluffy, whipped butter created to help with dry and dehydrated skin.”
My thoughts: You can say whipped again! The texture is truly one of a kind. It reminds me of whipping egg whites when I bake. The butter had a gritty texture when I first applied it, but quickly diminished with my body’s heat and it glided on nicely. I used a little too much of the butter and thought it was really greasy at first, but reading the application directions it advised applying a small amount of product. It worked and the greasiness was somewhat avoided. I applied more butter to my legs since they tend to be drier than my arms. My legs absorbed all the nutrients, while my arms took a little longer to absorb all the amazing oil ingredients. If you love the smell of Shea butter, this whipped treat is especially for you. The smell is a little overpowering for me, but it diminished and left my skin soft and fresh.
Ingredients: Organic Vitellaria Nilotica (Shea) Fruit Butter, Macadamia Oil, Tamanu Oil, Squalane (Olive based), Oat Oil, Sea Buckthorn C02 Extract, Rosemary C02 Extract.
Price: $15.99 2 oz – $30.00 4 oz bellescents.com
All Natural Deodorant Stick description from www.bellescents.com: “Belle Scent’s Deodorant Stick is all natural and uniquely powerful. It utilizes organic butters and oils combined with gentle powders and an essential oil combination Lavender French, Palma Rosa, Patchouli & Sandalwood, that helps to absorb moisture, inhibit bacteria to ensure a long lasting and effective experience. It is conveniently packaged in a tube, no need to scoop with your hands to apply. It is ideal for all skin types.”
My Thoughts: My body’s chemistry can be a little tricky. I tend to have a hard time finding a good deodorant, especially a natural one. I tested Belle Scents Deodorant Stick for almost two months and the good news is, it worked! I worked out, practiced softball with my daughter, and it’s working in the hot Texas weather approaching, we are in the 80’s these days. The deodorant is easy to apply since it’s in stick form. Just glide it on and you’re ready to start your day. The stick is very solid and was a little rough when I first applied it, but after multiple uses it softened up a bit without crumbling. It didn’t stain my clothing at all, which Is a major bonus. I do wish it stopped me from sweating but maybe it’s my body still adjusting to natural deodorants. All in all a good find but most important, it kept the odor away!
Ingredients: Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Apis mellifera (Bees) Wax, Organic Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Organic Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Sodium Bicarbonate, Maranta arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder,Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Pure Essential Oil Blend.
Price: $14.00 2 oz bellescents.com
Final thoughts: If you love body products full of amazing oils or if your still on the search for a natural deodorant, give Belle Scents a try. Their philosophy: “We believe in natural hair and skincare with ingredients that have been proven to benefit you from head to toe.” Benefit is exactly what these ingredients will do and your body will look and smell amazing. I look forward to trying more of Belle Scents products in the near future. I know I will not be disappointed!
*I received these products in exchange for an honest review. I have not been paid for my review, nor does the fact that I received the products for free influence my opinion.*
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