I was recently sent three amazing products from Koru Naturals to test out and review on my blog. I used their Emu Oil , plus their Manuka Oil and Honey Shampoo and Conditioner for a month. I used them on my skin and my kids’ skin, and now I get to share all the nitty gritty about them with you. I wasn’t paid in any way for my opinion, and I have no reason not to put my honest-to-goodness thoughts down on paper, er, in my blog. So, here we go:
I will admit, I was a little weirded out about putting animal oil on my skin. I don’t know why, maybe just because I haven’t done it before. I wasn’t sure what the health benefits of emu oil were, so I went and checked out Koru Naturals’ website. They say it is hypoallergenic, won’t clog your pores, and is good for skin as a moisturizer or on hair as a conditioner.
I got the 2oz bottle of Emu Oil, which retails at $9.85. They sell larger volumes as well if you are interested in a bigger bottle. I have really horrible eczema on my hands, so I am very leery of any new products, to be honest. Even products that say they are hypoallergenic often result in a flare-up of my eczema.
The first time I used it, I put a tiny drop on the back of my hand and rubbed it in. I was pleasantly surprised; the oil soaked into my skin quickly and didn’t leave me feeling greasy. It is scent-free and did not cause my skin to break out. The next time I used it, I tried a little bit more and covered the whole back of my hand. Once I knew it wasn’t going to cause any issues at all, I started using it on my whole hands as a moisturizer. I also used it on my kids’ skin. It’s winter here and the kids get pretty dry skin; this is an excellent moisturizer and you can’t get more natural ingredients. I like it better than coconut oil because it absorbs faster so I don’t have to worry about leaving greasy handprints everywhere. I even tried it on my face and it truly didn’t clog my pores.
Manuka Honey and Oil Shampoo and Conditioner
I was even more excited yet still hesitant to try the shampoo and conditioner. I looked over the list of ingredients and fell in love: Manuka honey, Manuka oil, lavender, peppermint, chamomile, and rosehip oil. However, I don’t touch shampoo or conditioner, ever. I really wanted to try it out, but I didn’t want to touch it. You see, soap of all walks of life and my skin do not get along. When I got brave enough to try it, I was again pleasantly surprised. My skin didn’t burn, itch, tingle, or flare-up from using it.
One warning though: it is invigorating; I’m talking hold-on-to-your-horses-I-hope-you-really-want-to-be-awake kind of invigorating. It is minty (without burning your scalp), but I wouldn’t use it right before hoping to drift off to a lovely dream land filled with cups of coffee that never get cold and where that unfinished project actually gets completed, perfectly. That being said, I really like it.
Finding a shampoo and conditioner that I can actually use is like winning the lottery, just without the whole money thing. I’m really excited. I wish I could emphasize this more. Just picture me jumping up and down excitedly and whooping like I just watched an incredibly talented tightrope walker cross over a rope of fire; that comes close.
The set of shampoo and conditioner retails for $14.95 and if your order is $35 or more, you can get free shipping. With things like lanolin cream, botanical beard and mustache gloss, and organic, cold-pressed rosehip seed oil (which is also excellent for reducing itchiness due to eczema in my experience), it’s pretty easy to find $35 worth of great products to fill your virtual shopping cart with.
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