Pamper Your Hands

Sometimes hand soaps can be drying, especially if you wash your hands a lot during the day. This is where Terranova steps in to save the day. The have recently introduced new soothing hand washes that are worth looking into.

Terranova Lavender & Chamomile Tea Pure Comfort Hand Wash The first hand wash is the Lavender & Chamomile Tea Pure Comfort Hand Wash. It is a delight to use, the smell of lavender and chamomile tea just take over your senses making it naturally aroma therapeutic. It also features white tea which acts as a anti-oxidant to keep your hands looking young. This was my friend Stephanie’s favorite, being a sucker for lavendar anything.

Terranova Shea Butter Nourishing Hand Wash The other hand wash is Shea Butter Nourishing Hand Wash. This one was my favorite, being a sucker for anything with shea butter in it. It features some of the same ingredients as the previous hand wash such as aloe, lavender, comfrey and calendula, plus it includes white as well. This is also sulfate free, for those of us trying to get away from sulfates.

In our testing, we found that these hand washes lathered nicely, even the sulfate free one. Of course with the ingredients I mentioned, they smell amazing. The Lavender and Chamomile Tea hand wash smells just like the Pre de Provence’s Shea Butter Lavender liquid soap but at a better price. Most of all, we liked that this seemed to leave a soft finish on our skin. It didn’t tighten our skin, it left our hands nice and soft… almost like a primer for whatever comes next.

More Tea? Oh Yes, The Tea Extravaganza Continues

Having recently discovered Terra Nova, I feel that it is my duty to inform everyone about this line of products, it is great. This company has a very interesting background as well. Do you know where The Body Shop got their name from? Yep, this company, so there’s bound to be good stuff to talk about. This is another one of their products and I imagine it certainly won’t be the last one that I rave about.

Greentea_1 We all know that green tea scented products are all the rage right now but here’s a product that takes this note and pairs it with something else just as delicate. The result is Sakura and Green Tea Body Wash. I didn’t know what Sakura was before I tried this product but I came to learn that it is a Japanese cherry blossom. Being a fan of anything with the smell of or word “cherry” in it, I can’t help but like this. This shower gel is wonderful on the senses. The scent is clean and fresh and just wakes you up. I also liked how moisturizing this shower gel was, my skin feels great after using this. With ingredients like coconut oil, sea kelp, ginseng and the anti-oxidant benefit of green tea, it nourishes the skin as well. I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of this collection.

As with the Red Tea and Cocoa Blossom line, there’s also a whole bunch of Sakura and Green Tea goodness available. Take a look at Sakura & Green Tea Silky Body Massage Oil, Sakura & Green Tea Shea Butter Hand & Body Cream, Sakura & Green Tea Cologne Mist (a nice fresh scent) and Sakura & Green Tea Botanical Watermist.

Tea For Your Tub?

I have recently been on a tea kick, drinking it too since I’m sick right now. If something is scented with green tea, for instance, I devour it. I’ll go for anything the scent that I can get my hands on (try these some time). I even made a soy based green tea candle recently.

RedteaOn the night that I tried this product, I couldn’t have been any more stressed out than I already was. It was a long day, I was tired and to top it off, it was muggy. Enter Terra Nova’s Red Tea and Cocoa Blossom Blissful Therapy Tub Tea. I filled up my tub with somewhat warm water and I took 2 of these bags and placed them under the faucet. Little did I know that this was going to be the highlight of my day. What followed was a hour long bath. All I did was just sit there and let the amazingly mellow and luxirious scent just soothe me and take me to another place. Calgon could never be this good. Even though this product did not add any moisture or foam to the bath, I was completely content to just sit there. This product is a complete treat and for added goodness, there’s a complete line of Red Tea and Cocoa Blossom scented products. Check out the Red Tea & Cocoa Blossom Perfume Essence (I will be buying this), Red Tea Body Lotion and Red Tea Smoothing Body Scrub.

Come back soon for more tea inspired goodness!