It’s product review time! Before we jump in though, I want to say that anytime I review a product, it is one that I’ve been using for a while or have used before. I wasn’t given these products. I’m not being sponsored or paid by the company to review them. I just genuinely want to share the products that I feel are awesome and that I’ve loved.
Today we’re going to take a look at Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day body care products. I’ve been recently using their Plum Berry Body Wash as well as their Oat Blossom Body Lotion. I love their products because they go out of their way to avoid harsh chemicals and use plant based materials as much as possible. Not only that but their products are concentrated, biodegradable and the bottles use 25% post-consumer plastic. Also, they smell fantastic!
The Plum Berry Body Wash comes in a cute purple 16 fl oz bottle and is priced reasonably at ~$7.99. I say reasonably because the wash is concentrated so a little bit goes a long way. A dime sized amount will lather your loofah to be able to wash your whole body and then some. I’ve been using this body wash for about three months now and I still have about a third of the bottle left. That’s basically spending about ~$1.78 per month on body wash, which is really cost effective! The sweet, lightly floral scent is soothing and soft and not at all perfumey. It’s very gentle, which is great for my sensitive skin, and doesn’t feel like it strips away your natural oils.
My skin always feels moisturized and clean – as a good wash should make you feel. Only now that it has gotten colder outside have I even needed to use any lotion.
Speaking of lotion, I thought I should test out their body lotion in conjunction with their body wash to see how they fare together. The mellow tan label on this perfectly sized 15.5 fl oz pump bottle brings a sense of calm and is priced at only $7.99 as well! It lasts forever! The lotion goes on silky smooth, is easily absorbed, and doesn’t leave that greasy film on your skin (gross) – just wonderfully soft and smooth all over. The Oat Blossom scent is almost vanilla-like, but weirdly enough reminds me of those scented My Little Ponies from my childhood. You guys remember those, right? I’m looking at you 80s kids.
Either way, like the Plum Berry wash, this lotion has a very soft – not perfumey – scent that makes you want to keep sniffing your hands. Don’t lie. I know I’m not the only one who does that. Anyway, they do say right on the bottle that it is “long-lasting”, but I’m not entirely sure how long they mean. I found that the moisturizer lasts through about 4-5 hand washes before I need to reapply, which I think is pretty good.
Overall, I think that these are must haves if you can grab them. They do come in other scents, but I just love these two so much I’ll probably just keep buying them. They do have seasonal scents so you can switch it up every so often. Even though this is a beauty post, I would like to shout out to the Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning products too. Like the skin care products, they are biodegradable, concentrated and composed primarily of essential oils, plant materials and mild chemicals. All of their products do not contain chlorine bleach, ammonia, petroleum distillates, parabens, phosphates or phthalates. Side note, if you ever have questions about their ingredients, you can go to their website and simply click ingredients for the product. There is a chart for every product that lists the ingredients, what it is and what it does. I think that’s awesomely transparent and helpful since I don’t know what things like Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine are. I personally use their hand soap, dish soap, multi-surface cleaner, and did I mention that they also make candles? Because they make some really good soy candles.
So for the stellar price point, quality of the product and the lower impact the products have on our environment, I strongly recommend checking out Mrs. Meyer’s. I promise you won’t be disappointed.