Sample Stash #13: A Random Assortment

My last Sample Stash post was just a week ago, but what can I say, the samples, they just don't end!  Here's the most recent batch I've been working on:

EarthBody Dream Body Oil

This is the second EarthBody product I've received in a Petit Vour box, and they've both been awesome.  The body oil, which includes nourishing jojoba and rosehip seed oils, is perfect for deeply moisturizing and protecting your skin through these colder months.  Dream is scented with frankincense, lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood, and it smells lovely.  The frankincense and sandalwood add a earthy and woodsy element that really elevates it above your standard lavender-chamomile scent.  

Nonie of Beverly Hills AHA! Body Lotion
Nonie of Beverly Hills recently sent me some products from their skincare line to try (more on those later) and they also included this sample of the body lotion.  Like most of the line, the body lotion is made with naturally occuring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) from various fruit extracts, so it acts as a gentle chemical exfoliant.  It's the first body lotion I've used with AHA's, and it's great.  I can just imagine the acids going all ninja on any dead skin or impurities, since what's left behind is so incredibly smooth and soft!  It also smells yummy, like lemon ice.

Dr. Alkaitis Organic Soothing Gel
The Soothing Gel has been well hyped by several different green bloggers recently and I was curious to try it for myself.  It's essentially a whole bunch of healing herbs and botanicals - nettle, sea oak, kelp, and chamomile, to name just a few - in an aloe and witch hazel base.  It has a watery-gel consistency. 

After a couple days, I found it too drying to use all over my face, but I really like it as a spot treatment.  My skin freaked out a couple weeks ago, leaving me with multiple breakouts and I really think the Soothing Gel helped them to heal faster.  I'd probably never get through a 4 ounce, full size bottle, but I'm definitely going to pick up a couple more samples to keep on hand.  

Moor Spa Tension Balm
I don't think balm is the best name for this product, which is really more of a light lotion.  It's intended to sooth sore muscles and ease headaches or other aches and pains, and contains an interesting blend of botanicals including heilmoor clay, feverfew extract, magnesium, and peppermint essential oil.  I used the sample on my feet, rather than for its intended purpose.  It was so-so as a moisturizer, but it did feel tingly and refreshing from the peppermint.

Have you used any of these products?

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  1. The body oil sounds awesome - will have to check it out!

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    1. Yes! My favorite part of this last PV box :)

  3. I am a big fan of the Dr. Alkaitis Soothing Gel and would love to try Earthbody and the Nonie of Beverly Hills AHA! Body Lotion. The latter one I've never heard of, but can't wait to take a look at.

    1. The Soothing Gel seems to be popular with everyone lately, I'm glad I finally tried it! I hadn't heard of Nonie of Beverly Hills before either, but from what I've seen, it's a really nice line :)

  4. I need to put the Dr Alkaitis Soothing Gel on my "to buy next" list, I tried a sample and really liked it! Love the sound of the body oil! x

    1. The Soothing Gel is great! I just wish the bottle was smaller (and therefore cheaper too :P ) I've been using just a tiny dot at a time, so I really don't think I would ever get through such a large one!