Friday, April 7, 2017

Review: FarmHouse Fresh New Organics Collection


FarmHouse Fresh has recently launched the Organics Collection, a whole product line composed of natural and organic ingredients certified by the NSF/ANSI 305 standard. If I already had reasons to absolutely love their regular line, this step towards further minimizing their synthetic ingredients is great news for the green beauty community.

The FarmHouse Fresh Organics collection currently includes eight wonderful products aimed for your hands, feet, and body. Do you want to know what was my experience with this new line? Keep reading!



The FarmhouseFresh Organics Collection


FarmHouse Fresh Organics Lemongrass bath salts


Here's the deal: If you like sipping tea, your body will love some much-deserved love in the shape of an infused bath. This ocean mineral bath soak is definitely my favorite product of the collection. With an invigorating aromatherapy blend of tea tree, bergamot, lime, and rosewood paired up with Himalayan and Atlantic Ceara salts, it is extremely relaxing for the body and the mind. But I promised you a tea, didn't I? As it turns out, these beautifully crafted salts also include green tea and flower blend of organic lemon myrtle, rosehips, and hibiscus. These plants and herbs have anti-inflammatory properties, making it my bath of choice after a workout to guarantee a deep and peaceful sleep! Plus, it's a 100% natural and vegan product. What else could I ask for?

{Insider tip}: To avoid making a mess of your bathtub, invest in their patent-pending tea bag with reusable clip and cork. It helps the ingredients disperse in the water so much better than a muslin cloth bag, and it's literally mess-free. Plus, it doesn't pop open in the middle of your bath like other infusers I've ever owned. I believe the folks at FarmHouse Fresh designed this with me in their clever minds!


FarmHouse Fresh Organics Whipped Shea Butter Body Polish


Have you ever wished you could find a body polish that rinses clean, smoothes away rough spots and removes dead skin in style? This is definitively it. Using organic sugar crystals, it gently removes impurities while hydrates the skin with organic shea butter and sunflower seed oil. The perfume, made with a mix of lemon, bergamot, and licorice, is simply exquisite.

The ingredient list is composed of a mixture of certified-organic ingredients and naturally-derived ingredients that are particularly mild and score a 1 on the EWG database. Although this is not a 100% organic product, they make a good job in disclosing what's in each formula and to me it's clean enough to become a part of my beauty routine.

Ingredients: Organic sunflower seed oil, organic sucrose, organic shea butter, sodium stearoyl lactylate (scores a 1 on the EWG database), stearic acid (scores a 1 on the EWG database), glycerin (vegetable glycerin scores a 1 on the EWG database), glycerlyl stearate SE (emulsifying agent, scores a 1 on the EWG database), perfume derived from 100% natural sources. *This is a vegan product.

{Insider tip}: I have very dry and sensitive skin. While I need to be cautious with most commercial exfoliants to avoid ending up with patches of redness, this body polish is extremely gentle and nourishing. Just be careful to rinse your tub after you use it because the high content in organic shea butter can make it slippery!

Sunflower Honey Butter ($30 for 3 oz.)

FarmHouse Fresh Organics Sunflower Honey Butter


This product is literally buzzing with liquid gold. A rich and decadently creamy honey-butter moisturizer, it promises intensive repair and hydration for those of us suffering from itchy, dry skin. Deeply nourishing, its high content in essential fatty acids and vitamins from the A, E and B groups deliver long-lasting hydration that stays on the skin for hours on end. Aside from the certified organic honey, this wonderful and rich formula is perfumed with notes of mandarin orange, fig, red berries, and vetiver. It simply screams spring!

Again, the ingredient list contains a mixture of organic ingredients and naturally-derived synthetic ingredients that are ranked pretty safe on the EWG scores. What I like especially about the formula is that it doesn't contain water, so it doesn't have the really aggressive preservatives I'm seeing in other natural brands.

Ingredient list: Organic coconut oil, organic sunflower seed oil, glycerin, candelilla wax, sweet almond oil, organic honey, sorbitan olivate (scores 1 on the EWG), organic lecithin (scores a 2-3 on the EWG list for potential cross-contamination, but this is the safest option as it's certified organic), natural fragrance, glyceryl caprylate (scores 1 on the EWG), glyceryl undecylenate (scores 1 on the EWG). **This product is vegetarian but not vegan.

{Insider tip}: My skin loves a bi-weekly exfoliation followed with a thick layer of this incredible moisturizer. As spring usually triggers my skin sensitivities, I have found this is a great product to calm those areas more prone to the red patches and the inflammation. Also, don't hesitate to use the really cute brush that comes with the product to lightly brush your chapped heels before going to sleep; you'll have wonderfully soft feet in the morning!

The Nitty-Gritty: How Are These Products Certified? 



These products aren't 100% organic, except for the bath salts. However, a large proportion of their formulas are organic ingredients that have been certified following a stringent process.

The NSF/ANSI 305 certification requires inspections of everything that comes into the process of manufacturing cosmetics, including inspections of pick bins, gloves, equipment, containers, storage, and handling/storage facilities. To me, this is a step further for those that need to limit their exposure to synthetic chemicals, as it guarantees that the whole process is holistic. 

This line also uses up to 95% organic ingredients and bears the QAI auditing logo, which is one of the largest certifiers in the world and has been authorized by the USDA to guarantee whether an ingredient can be labeled as organic or not. So, although the products are not 100% organic, any organic ingredients present in their formulas are guaranteed to be so (unlike other brands that just throw around greenwashing verbiage without having a certification seal to prove it.)

My Verdict

I personally like a lot these new launches by FarmHouse Fresh. They do a great job at disclosing the ingredients, and when they use naturally-derived synthetic ingredients these rank a 1 on the EWG database, which makes them pretty safe.

Also, from a decorative standpoint, these products are gorgeous on your bathroom shelf. I usually don't really care about the presentation as much as what's inside, but in this case the beautiful containers match the really good formulas. Plus, I have many a friend who are reticent to turn to cleaner beauty formulas because presentation is a thing for them. Fear not: these products look pretty and will make you look pretty without the nasties.

Finally, another thing that I really love about this new line is that it is eco-conscious and luxurious. Certified cruelty-free, it is crafted free of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, and GMOs. I really can't wait for their newest skincare line to launch!

 Have you ever used FarmHouse Fresh products? What's your favorite product?

Disclaimer Level 1: The author received NO compensation to write this post. The author received a sample of some of the products featured for editorial consideration. Receiving a sample didn't influence the decision to feature a brand nor the opinions expressed by the author. All links provided in the article are for information only and are not part of any affiliate marketing program.

1 comment:

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