Sue at Live in the Light recently got in touch to ask if I'd like to try Carina Organics, a brand which is handmade on the North Shore of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Products are free from cortisone, steroids, DEA, sulfates, sodium chloride, propylene glycol, aluminium, synthetic fragrances and dyes. Instead, products are made using natural and organic extracts, essences and oils and are Certified Organic. Organic Palm Kernel extract and Coconut create rich and creamy foams which clean and nourish the hair.
Packaging is simple but pretty and recyclable. Here's what I've been trying:
Citrus Extra-Gentle Shampoo 360ml (£13.50)* this shampoo is suitable for dry or chemically treated hair (making it ideal for my coloured, slightly dry hair). It smells glorious - fruity and citrus. The shampoo gently cleanses the hair without stripping the colour. It leaves the hair feeling clean and nourished. To use: wet hair before massaging a small amount of shampoo into the hair and scalp. Rinse.
Also from the Citrus family is the Moisturising Body Wash 360ml (£13.50)* which cleanses the skin leaving it feeling clean and comfortable. I like using the wash in my morning shower for a refreshing wake-up call! To use: apply a small amount onto your palm or sponge before lathering up and applying to your body. Rinse.
Sweet Pea Leave-in Conditioner 250ml (£13.50)* comes in a pump action spray. It detangles and lightly conditions the hair and the scent just like sweet peas - sweet and floral. It's also great to use before blow drying or styling the hair. To use: spray onto damp hair before combing through and styling.
Sweet Pea Deep Treatment Conditioner 250ml (£13.50)* this treatment conditioner helps to repair dry and damaged hair types. Hair is softer, shinier and healthy looking. To use: massage evenly into damp hair, leave for 2 minutes before rinsing.
The final item I was sent was deliciously scented Pink Grapefruit Hand Soap 360ml (£13.50)* which is presented in a pump action bottle. This is a natural hand wash which gently cleans the hands. To use: Apply to wet hands lather and rinse.
I've been so impressed with how effective, beautifully scented and reasonably priced the products are. Pick yours up HERE.
Have you tried any products from Carina Organics?