Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dreaming Tree Soapworks Review!

Good morning Zombies!

Today I have an amazing post for you. I was given the opportunity to try and review Dreaming Tree Soapworks and since I've received the products, my life has changed for the better. hehe

(All descriptions per the DTSW website, unless ** next to them!)

Please go below the cut for full review! Oh and click each image for MAXIMUM AWESOME!

When I first received the package, it was all I could do not to rip open everything and sniff. I had to pace myself. I did right away sniff the products in the jars. Amazing.

Let's start with the body soaps.

Voluptas Soap Bar

Named for the Goddess of everything sensual and pleasurable; this is a blend of two of the most amazing vanillas. Made with creamy coconut milk, and loads of organic cocoa butter making Voluptas a sensuous shower treat.

Ingredients: Coconut Milk & Saponified oils of: olive, coconut, organic palm, sweet almond, organic fair trade cocoa butter, grape seed oil; fragrance, cinnamon

The Red Queen Sea Salt Spa Bar

The once and future Queen is revealed! The Red Queen is a luscious blend of red plum, ripe berries, juicy pomegranate, delicately blended with very light soft musk, drops of vanilla and just a dash of spice. Wrapped up in our heavenly sea salt spa bar recipe. A luxury fit only for a true Queen and a dramatic contrast to the Whyte Queen!

Ingredients: saponified oils of coconut, olive, avocado brazilian sea salt, proprietary blend of essential and fragrance oils

Thalassotherapy, the practice of bathing in sea salt water, is not only relaxing, but therapeutic as well. The salt increases blood circulation, helps eliminate toxins, and activates the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Bathing with salt improves the skin’s look and feel, resulting in a radiant, healthy glow.

**When first opening Voluptas, I was reminded of a large chocolate bar. *mental note- do not eat the goodies!* Then upon nose inspection, I found hints vanilla, smoke, and surprisingly a bit of chocolate. Voluptas is sweet but not overly but feminine. I do like that there is a bit of smoke mixed it to make this scent more mysterious.
I used the Red Queen salt soap last night. Upon nose inspection with this, I find an intense and pleasurable blend of berry, vanilla, and just a bit of spice to liven it up. This scent hold true to it's description. I loved the way the salt felt on my skin and how this soap made my skin feel after my shower. It was not drying at all and left a lovely softness behind. I felt pampered after using this soap.**

Now on to my favorite product of the lot!

Alyce Velvet Dream Whipped Sugar Scrub

A seriously sexy blend of otherworldly anise, vanilla, moss, and tangled woods.

**Alyce is so amazing, I can hardly even describe it accurately. I do find hints of vanilla and moss as the description suggests, but there is something else in here, something mysterious...something scratching at the surface that I can't put my finger on. Possibly magic? It's light and airy, it's feminine but not sweet. It's intense and it's fresh.

And the product itself? I've used this 3 times now in the shower to polish my arms. It leaves my skin feeling revived and soft. I don't feel a film after this sugar scrub washes off, like I've experienced before and I think it's because it's a whipped scrub, so the granuals are small. The scent lingers long after the shower as well, which I adore. I'm in love this this product.**

*I received a trial version of the Velvet Dream whipped scrub in the scent Voluptus as well. Scent description above.

Ahh, on to the facial soaps!

Magic Mirror Facial Cleansing Bar

A lightly moisturizing facial bar with skin softening orange oil, antibacterial and astringent tea tree, and antioxidant rich grape seed oil for a smoother and clearer complexion. Perfect for oilier skin types!

Ingredients: Saponified oils of: goat milk, olive, coconut, cocoa butter, grape seed, jojoba; essential oil blend

Mirror, Mirror Facial Cleansing Bar

Specially formulated for deep facial cleansing and pampering, this beauty bar is made with goat’s milk and infused with rose hips and calendula, to keep your skin healthy and beautiful!
Ingredients: Saponified oils of: calendula and rose hips infused olive oil, goat’s milk, coconut oil, avocado oil, shea butter, palm oil, castor oil; french rose clay, Hungarian lavender and Egyptian geranium essential oils

**These soaps are not highly scented, as they are for the face and packed full of good to keep your skin glowing. I used Mirror Mirror last night in the shower. I was impressed that this soap lathers quickly and well. Once I put it on my skin, I noticed an immediate tingly feeling but only slight, it was not overpowering at all. It was a little disconcerting after I washed this soap off my face, as at first my face felt a little dry. This scared me, because I try really hard to keep my face moisturized. That feeling only lasted a few seconds and I felt my natural moisture coming back. Once I got out of the shower and added my normal moisturizer to my face, my face felt absolutely amazing. It was glowing. Even still this morning, my face is soft. I'm excited to continue with this soap and see what my face thinks! I'll keep you updated.**

*I haven't yet tried Magic Mirror, but will review alone once I do.

Bewitched True Love's Kiss Lip Balm

Bewitched True Love's Kiss Lip Balm - Raspberry and Vanilla Cream Flavor

A blend of nourishing certified organic oils and butters, like olive oil, pumpkin-seed oil, organic fair trade mango butter and a few other secret ingredients gently put to the caudron to bubble. We then infuse them with whimsical flavors and just a touch of sweetness creating true love for your lips and those who kiss them!

Vegan, Gluten Free, Organic

Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Mangifer Indica Seed (Mango) Butter*,Euphorhia Cerifera ( Candellia ) Wax,Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Natural Flavors** Eupatorium Rebaudianum Bertoni (Stevia) leaf extract* *indicates organic **indicates certified gluten free

** This lip balm is lovely. The scent is delicious and it holds true to it's description on the website. Vanilla and Raspberry! How could you go wrong? And on your lips? Yes please. The texture is smooth and light and makes your lips feel soft, but not sticky. Perfect for Summer and Winter dry lips!**

Trial sizes! 

I discussed the whipped sugar scrub and the scent Voluptas above.

Now let's talk a little about Dark Goddess Luxury Lotion, shall we?
The mysterious and enchanting scent of black amber and lavender will bring out the dark goddess in you.

**This was my second favorite product and scent of the lot. I smell spice and smoke and vanilla and lavender and amber and leather and magic. Seriously, it's that good. (I'm horrible with scent descriptions, if you can't tell.) The lotion itself is light and smooth. It moisturizes my hands and in the week I've used it, I've noticed my cuticles are getting back into shape. The scent lingers on my skin for hours and truly makes me feel pampered and lovely. I really adore when a scent does that! My Mom also commented on how amazing this lotion smells!**

Aromatic Elixir samplers!

R to L:
Temple: Alluring incense, temple woods, and spice. Deeply sensual for him or her **I was not a huge fan of this scent, due to the more incense feel of this scent.
Nevermore: Suitably dark, potentially maddening blend of absinthe, exotic spices, and ancient rich sandalwood to leave you wishing for ‘morrow nevermore. Unisex **scent was nice, but a little darker and heavier than I normally care for
Wicked Queen: It's good to be the Queen, and being wicked is so much fun! Soothe and pamper yourself with this sensual, mysterious long lasting perfume, and no one will lose their heads.
Swirls of Vanilla, Mysterious Woods, Lavender,Patchouli.
For the truly wicked woman. **gorgeous scent, minus the patchouli. LOL
Fires at Night:Cool,dusky breezes near a bonfire burning bright, smoky sandalwood, mourning flowers, crackling leaves, sticky sweet marshmallow smoothed out with a dollop of voluptuous vanilla. Absolutely addictive. Unisex **an absolutely amazing scent. I wore this all day yesterday! It's light, it's sweet, it's sexy.

My Thoughts:

Am I impressed with DTSW and would I purchase again? Absolutely! I intend to place an order for a full sized Dark Goddess lotion this week! Of all the indie bath and body companies I've tried, DTSW is by far the most unique one. DTSW offers an array of products and scents and their products WORK like described and scents smell as decided- even if some of them weren't my favorite smells. I have a pretty picky nose when it comes to scents and enjoyed most everything that was sent to me! I find the pricing very reasonable as well and the owner is a sweetheart! Definitely a company to watch!

Have you tried Dreaming Tree Soapworks? What are your thoughts?

*products in this post were provided to MakeupZombie for review and consideration purposes. All opinions are my own and 100% honest*