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Sunday, July 10, 2011

CLOSED Giveaway: Barista Bath and Body

About Barista Bath and Body
As three businesswomen with more than 50 years of combined experience in engineering, business development and consulting, we decided to take a purely business-like approach to a very personal issue.

From this endeavor barista bath and body sprang to life – a line of natural beauty products that are safe, effective and designed to complement the body’s natural capacities.
Instead of relying on harsh chemicals that strip your hair and skin of its inherent beauty, barista bath and body products contain brewed coffee, ground coffee, coffee seed oil, essential oils and natural ingredients that support the body’s ability to rejuvenate. Our formulations are free of parabens, phthalates and sulfates that disrupt the body’s natural capacities.

We believe in our products – we formulated them to make a difference. Great thought has also gone into our production footprint. We care about the world now and in the future – our products are manufactured in the U.S., all of our bottles are recyclable, our bags and boxes are made of natural materials, and our fill is bio-degradable.

Our “coffee in the raw” products – designed for both women and men – are performance-driven to bring the delight and bliss of coffee to the bath.

pH balance
pH (potential of Hydrogen) measures the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. A balanced pH is critical to maintaining healthy hair and skin. Hair and skin is slightly acidic in nature, with a pH of 4.5 to 5. Coffee also has a pH of 4.5 to 5. A high pH causes hair cuticle cells to swell and become rough and contributes to residue retention. Soap and water (pH of 12) strips away the body's natural defense system.

Barista Bath and Body offers some really cool information on why coffee is so important in making their products!
I was lucky enough to receive the i’ll take mine to go b3 Travel Kit as pictured below! This is one company that truly intrigued me with their products! I was so excited when I was contacted to review their products!
I'll take that to go

b3 travel kit
Be ready to go on a moments notice – whether cross country or just to the neighborhood workout center. The travel kit contains 2oz sizes of perk it up, soothe those jitters, triple shot3, and room for cream all in a premium zipper vinyl bag or natural burlap envelope.

perk it up
energizing shampoo
Our coffee-based shampoo received its name because it really does energize your hair – providing a “cleaner clean” as it awakens the senses.

When researching the formulation, we were determined to create a shampoo that is pH balanced, removes impurities, and is free of parabens, sulfates or phthalates. The result is perk it up, a natural shampoo that delivers brighter, shinier hair that is full of life. Brewed organic coffee gives our shampoo a pH of 4.5 to 5.0 – critical for moisture retention and shine. perk it up uses a naturally derived surfactant-based formulation that spreads easily and rinses out fully. Since perk it up won't strip your hair of it's natural beauty, it is ideal for both color treated and non-color treated hair.

I love unique products & this is unique! The scent of the shampoo is really different & so completely unique from anything that I have ever tried before! If you are all for unique products this is it! If you love coffee this is the perfect product for you!

The shampoo is so awesome but of course I love coffee so I am biased towards each product :) As most of you know organic products have a certain scent to them so what I love about this shampoo is that it's totally different from anything else I have ever tried before!

soothe those jitters
moisturizing conditioner
Our moisturizing conditioner is the perfect complement to our perk it up shampoo just as a little cream adds a velvety richness to a perfectly brewed cup of coffee.

soothe those jitters is a rich blend of natural ingredients including aloe, lavender, chamomile, castor seed and rosehip oils, vitamin B5 and coffee extract. These natural ingredients provide a wide range of nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins essential for healthy hair and scalp while naturally de-tangling hair and eliminating static electricity. With a slightly acidic pH of 3.5 to 4.0, soothe those jitters provides the hair with a positive charge which compacts the cuticle layer resulting in hair that is soft, shiny, bouncy and not weighed down.

The conditioner is not as heavily scented as the shampoo but I still love it! Just like the description above it adds a little cream to your coffee! Works perfectly & you just have to try it out! I promise you will not be disappointed!

triple shot3
3-in-1 coffee shower gel
triple shot3 percolates the senses as it cleanses your body. A hydrating combination of organic coffee and vitamin E, triple shot3 energizes as it exfoliates for soft, supple skin.

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it protects you from bacteria and external contaminants. Maintaining the skin’s pH at the proper level is vital to healthy, glowing skin. Soap and water (pH of 12) neutralizes our skin’s acid pH - stripping away our natural defense system. Our 3-in-1 gel has a pH of 4.5 to 5 which supports the skin's natural healing properties to condition and moisturize your skin. Add an exhilarating experience to your morning routine – let our silky-smooth 3-in-1 shower gel cascade across your body to stimulate every pore.

The scent gives a little punch just like the shampoo! Again if you love coffee you will love this shower gel! The only complaint I have is that I want more :(

room for cream
exotic origin body creme
b3 formulated our exotic origin body crème as a luxuriant way to indulge the skin.

Creams don't replace lost moisture but form a barrier between the skin and the air to prevent evaporation of your skin’s natural moisture. Our crème has a pH level between 4.5 and 5.5, which provides the natural balance necessary for moisture retention and a smoother appearance. room for cream is simply amazing – everyone who had tried our product, no matter what age or skin type, has raved about how fabulous their skin feels even after just one use.

Again you always need a little cream for your coffee! Perfect to use after you get out of the shower especially after you just used the triple shot3 3-in-1 coffee shower gel! It made my skin silky smooth even after a day in chlorine from the pool!

2 very lucky people will win the I'll take that to go b3 Travel Kit!

- Visit b3 Products & tell which product you want to try the most
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Open to US residents only & must 18 years old at the time of entry. Giveaway will end on July 24th @ 11:59 pm EST & a winner will be chosen by I will email the winner & the winner will have 72 hours to respond before choosing another winner. I received free samples to properly conduct this review & the opinions of this product are solely mine. Opinions may vary to my own. I did not receive any monetary value to conduct this review.

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