Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Barista Bath and Body Travel Set Review and Giveaway



Like most Americans, I need my morning cup of coffee or I'm dragging throughout the day.  Even the smell of coffee is enough to perk me up a little sometimes!  I really don't drink any fancy coffee drinks, I don't like any cold coffee's or anything like that but I do love the smell of coffee.  So when I heard of Barista Bath and Body, I was intrigued!  Now this is my kind of bath product!  There's nothing better than the combination of a nice warm shower and the energizing scent of coffee in the morning to really wake you up!



So what exactly is Barista Bath and Body?
It all started with a mother, daughter and niece having a very bad hair day and not being able to find any products to tame their wild and crazy hair!  While commiserating over their unanimous beverage choice, coffee, they realized that their hair how their hair looked on any given day impacted how they felt. As they say, necessity is the mother of all invention!  And as three businesswomen with over 50 years of combined experience in in engineering, business development and consulting, they decided to take a purely business approach to a personal problem. They researched hair--it's basic chemistry and the factors that impact health and appearance--and defined a list of beneficial ingredients.  One ingredient that met all of their criteria was coffee.  They tested countless different formulations before they decided upon a shampoo they all adored!  
Instead of relying on harsh chemicals that strip your skin and hair of nutrients, Barista Bath and Body products contain brewed coffee, fresh coffee, coffee seed oil, essential oils, and natural ingredients that support the body's ability to rejuvenate.  Their formulations are always free of parabens, phthalates and sulfates that disrupt the body's natural capacities.
They truly believe in their products.  They formulated them to make a difference.  In fact, great thought has been put into their production footprint as well!  They care about the future of this world we live in - their products are made in the US, all bottles are recyclable, their bags and boxes are made from natural materials and their fill is bio-degradable!  Every aspect of this company is impressive and worth checking out!






So why Coffee?
According to their site, "To understand why b3 chose coffee as the key ingredient in our formulations, it is important to understand how pH levels affect your body, the complex structure of the hair and the skin's natural defense system."
"pH (potential of Hydrogen) measures the acidity or alkalinity of a solution.  A balanced pH level is critical to maintaining healthy hair and skin.  Hair and skin are slightly acidic by nature with a pH level of 4.5 to 5. Coffee also has a pH level of 4.5 to 5. A high pH level causes hair cuticle cells to swell and become rough and contributes to residue retention.  Soap and water (with a pH of 12) strips away the body's natural defense system.  For more information on this subject you can check out the Why Coffee? portion of their page.



So what did I think?
My very generous friends at b3 sent me their wonderful I'll take that to go bath set (a $22.50 value).  It included a 2oz sizes of perk it up, soothe those jitters, triple shot3, and room for cream, all in a natural burlap envelope.  I absolutely loved waking up and bathing with these products!  They also generously sent me their brand new froth indulgent lip balm, which not only makes my lips silky smooth but it puts that delicious coffee scent right under my nose, (perfect place!) and the scent lasts for quite a while!  Every time I use these products I have a craving for coffee (I wonder why?) and every time I get out of the shower I feel so awake and refreshed!  This stuff is really amazing!  I love it!   I never really noticed just how much film and soap scum other soaps leave on my skin and hair until I used these products.  It's really quite amazing!  It's something you've got to try for yourself.  I leave the shower now feeling cleaner and more refreshed than I ever have!  These products are great for men and women because the scent is coffee!  There are so many "pros" to using these products I would be here all night naming them all.  It's something you've just gotta try out for yourself!  




Want to purchase some b3 products of your own?
Of course you do!  I can't say I blame you!  All you have to do is head on over to their website to see all of their great products including ones I haven't mentioned in this review.  Besides having wonderful products they also have outstanding customer service!  In fact, they're committed to providing the best customer service and the best products to their customers!  You really can't go wrong with Barista Bath and Body

Who wants to Win Win Win?
You can also win your very own I'll take that to go Travel Kit from my very generous friends at b3!  Here's how!  Don't forget to read the directions!

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3 winners will be chosen on March 23rd at 8pm EST using random.org.  They will each have 48 hours to claim their prizes or another winner(s) will be chosen.  This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only.  Good Luck!


I was given these products for free for the purpose of a review. For more disclosure information please see my disclosure policy here.
 

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