Level Naturals Coffee + Sugar Body Polish Review

Some coffee scrubs can be really abrasive, even some sugar scrubs can be a bit much. This body polish is a good mix both of exfoliating and moisturizing.

Since this is an item that you will be using while trapped in the shower, the scent had better be pretty pleasant. The smell of this body polish is satisfying. Well, I say this as a coffee lover, but I think even people that don’t like how coffee tastes can agree it smells really good. There is also a sweetness that isn’t too powerful, but definitely present, like a hint of vanilla.

Aside from the smell the second thing I noticed was the firmness and density of the product. You will most likely need a spoon or paddle to scoop it out. Even after being kept in the shower in the heat it didn’t soften it any. The plus to this is that a little bit goes a long way and you won’t have the case of grabbing too much and wasting. It takes you actively scrubbing it in to get it to melt down. I would definitely rather have this than the similar products that have a scoop of sugar swimming in oil.

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As summer is approaching, I am fairly tired of coming out of the shower and immediately having to moisturize, let’s face it, we’ve been doing that all winter. Often enough I will end up skipping that step in the warmer months, but I can’t get away with that forever. I still need something on my skin or it will get a little dry, even with nicer weather on my side. Probably the friendliest aspect of this body polish is that it stays with you after the shower. You can really feel the shea butter, coconut oil and other oils doing their job. It’s like a built in moisturizer. You’ll notice after you get out of the shower there is a luminosity to your skin. It’s the look right after you use a body lotion.

This polish covers all the bases as it is gluten free, cruelty free and vegan. To close this review out I will end with what I started with, there is harmony in this product. You get moisture, exfoliation and a pleasant smell.

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DIY Lip Scrub

It only takes a few minutes to make and use, but sometimes it is the only thing that can help your lips. Thankfully chances are you’ll have all the ingredients already in your kitchen. 

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What will you need?

  1. Sugar
  2. Honey
  3. Olive Oil

Usually I put them in, in that order. I won’t give exact amounts because there’s a lot of room to experiment and see the consistency you prefer. If you add a lot of sugar and a little olive oil then it will be thicker. One thing I will say is not to make it too runny because it kind of kills the exfoliation. Rubbing olive oil and honey with a few grains of sugar on your lips won’t get rid of the dead skin. So somewhere in between soupy and dry/sugary you’ll find the right consistency.You don’t need a lot of this, just about a quarter amount. You don’t need to layer it on, a little goes a long way.I’ve seen some variations on this recipe, one I remember with sea salt, if you want feel free to add it in, but I found it to be too drying. It reminded me of after going in the ocean when your lips kind of pucker without you controlling it.

Generally I use it once a month or so, it’s more when I feel I need it. It’s nice because there’s not a big preparation involved. When using the scrub you can be pretty gentle because the sugar does the job for you. When you’re done just use a warm, wet washcloth to remove it. Afterwards you’ll want to use Vaseline or something along those lines.

You’ll find the next day your lipstick goes on smoother and there isn’t any dried or hardened skin to be found.