I can not wait for summer! While I enjoyed staying cosy this winter, I am already so excited for swims on the beach and warm summer nights. I was instantly transported back to warmer climes when I was received Leahlani’s Mahana Organic Coco Infusion in the mail the other day. I rubbed it into my skin after a shower and the smell was just divine!
Leahlani is a Hawaiian based organic skin care line, which has quickly established a cult following on social media. It is now finally available in Australia, exclusively via Eve Organics, a beautifully curated natural beauty online store, which also stocks another favourite of mine, Tata Harper. But let’s get back to business – I had to see what all the Leahlani buzz was about…
Leahlani is all about divine smells, luxurious textures, the beach, mermaids and Hawaii. This line is really fun and beachy, which is definitely part of it’s success. It’s great to find a line for ladies that love a bit of fragrance, while still wanting natural toxin free products. The natural fragrance of these products is nothing for the faint hearted, be prepared for some serious aromatherapy goodness!
I tried the Mahana Organic Coco Infusion and used it as a body moisturiser and hair treatment. If it was summer right now, I would possibly smoother myself in it from head to toe all the time. And while we are at toes – it’s really great on the feet!!! The oil is a natural blend of coconut oil, kukui oil, macadamia oil, seabuckthorn, vitamin E and organic fragrances and it comes in a travel/beach bag friendly plastic bottle.
I have also tried the Bless Beauty Balm, which again has a very powerful scent. This one smells of Neroli, which is my favourite scent ever. Neroli is known to be very beneficial for the skin, as well as having aromatherapy benefits. It works magic on the skin by helping to boost cellular regeneration and elasticity, reduce scarring and aids in healing acne and broken capillaries. Neroli will also help refresh the skin and its natural astringent properties will help to shrink pores and blood vessels (making Bless Balm perfect for under eye use, if you like a rich eye balm). It also helps balance the overproduction of sebum in the skin, aiding in a more even and clear complexion.
The texture of this balm is a little like raw honey. You only need the tiniest amount of product. It works best when melted on the fingertips and then pressed into the skin. I have used it on lips and dry areas around my nose. It is a very nourishing and repairing balm, perfect for dry skin. It’s also the perfect night time treatment as it contains Blue Tansy, which is deeply relaxing and reduces stress and anxiety and is calming for the skin.
Leahlani is all about healing yourself on a deeper level. The founder of Leahlani, Leah’s philosophy is that you have to fall in love with your beauty routine and turn it into a ritual. Because she personally makes all products by hand and infuses all the botanical extracts herself, they have obviously not been tested on animals – whoop! Most products, including the ones that I have tried, are vegan, although a few contain honey. I really liked the products I tried and am curious to experience more from this range.
Do you want to feel like a mermaid and smell like a Hawaiian goddess? Then I think you will love the range. For more inspiration on cruelty-free beauty visit my eco-luxe beauty blog livlifemag.com.