When I opened my box of latest goodies to review, I was excited when I saw the press release of Green Tea Goods poking out of the packing bubbles. I thought “yeah, I’m getting a new brand of tea to try out.” As a big fan of tea, I was really excited. So I was a little disappointed when the baggie with the green tea-infused personal beauty products tumbled out. No tea for moi. But, happily, my disappointment didn’t last for long because I started to use the products.
Green Tea Goods, which launched in 2008, keep three things in mind when creating their products: natural ingredients; portability; and affordability. Their personal care products are made of special blends based on “Traditional Chinese Medicinal remedies” that are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-septic. With these formulations, I was positive that the comfort I get from a good cup of hot tea would be recreated on my skin with the use of these products.
I received a variety of GTG products to try and I’ve been using them happily for the past month. My favorite item is the is the Pulse Point Elixir to Energize & Focus, which contains a combination of eucalyptus, peppermint, and jasmine oil. Besides awakening my senses before I left for work, it opened my congested sinus during a rough allergy season in New York. The $8.95 fragrance put a spring in my step and air in my nostrils.
Recently I had two skin tags removed from the back of my neck, and the area was dry and itchy as the scabs healed. GTG’s Herbal Body Balm kept the dryness at bay, and reduced irritation caused by the creases in my neck rubbing against each other. This 100% natual balm is crafted by hand and contains yummy, soothing ingredients including sweet almond oil, apricot kernal oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, vitamin E, natural green tea and rosemary.
The Refreshing Towelettes containing a natural blend of rosewater, traditional Chinese herbs and “a touch” of organic grape alcohol were created to cleanse, moisturize and refresh the skin. They did not work to remove my make-up, but they were excellent at cooling down my face and neck after a long walk. Keeping to their goal of affordability, the Herbal Body Balm is $6.95 and a box of six Towelettes is $5.95.
My only disappointment with the use of the products was the Nourishing Cuticle Balm. It’s not that it didn’t work. It just was just too difficult to get out of the jar. I had to scrape at the balm with my nail in order to get enough to smear on my cuticles. However, when I did get enough, it worked well to smooth down my snags. The jar contains a hand mixed batch of cuticle cream with a blend of olive oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, vitamin E, organic rosemary, aloe “and a Green Tea Goods Special Herbal Blend.”
With the wallet-friendly prices and the great old-fashioned apothecary-styled labels, I definitely see myself purchasing Green Tea Goods products again. The roller ball Pulse Point Elixir fragrances would make great stocking stuffers or little gifts for my girlfriends.
Readers and the review team, have you discovered a new way to enjoy the goodness of green tea with Green Tea Goods?[ratings]
Rakisha is a mom, wife, librarian and shoe lover. Check out her thought provoking wht hosted blog, brooklynshoebabe.
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