organic shampoo

Stem Cell Shampoo & Conditioner

While I know that brands might just be taking advantage of the “stem cell bandwagon” nowadays, I still went right ahead and added it to my shopping cart. With one of its ingredients being Virgin Coconut Oil, which promotes hair growth and not containing SLES or SLS, which we have successfully purged our toiletries stock from for years now, and it being BFAD approved, how I can go wrong?

StemCell Shampoo and Conditioner

The packaging was good. I love things in a tube, especially because the opening is at the bottom. This makes it practical for me not to have to shake the container upside down when the content is going gone. I did not miss the cheap sticker seal too, which I think earned it additional plus points. Not a lot of products have that nowadays.


Healthy Options love!

So I have been frequenting Healthy Options for a while now but I have not really been sharing a lot of my discoveries. For some reason, they have piled up one after the other that I simply just let my laziness to blog get the better of me.

The inspiration now came from my logging in to my Healthy Options account and finding out that I’m 36 points away to being a Gold Card Member! Wooohooohoo!!!! Our family has been getting hold of our organic supplies from Healthy Options for sometime now. I am slowly but surely, transitioning our home to “organic.” As geeky as that may sound, I really would rather not have anything to do with parabens, sls/sles and all those crap.  So far, our bathroom is 99% organic. Which is a great start. Oh well, I have been in this “starting” business for years now. But hey, organic stuff aren’t cheap. So there.

A few of my Healthy Options beauty products staples:  Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel, Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap 18-in-1 Hemp Lavender Pure Castile made with organic oils,  Dessert Essence Jojoba Oil, Alba Botanica Un-Petroleium Plant Powered Lip Care w/ SPF18 Lip Balm in Cherry, Alba Botanica Terra Tints in Bloom SPF8.


Beyond Bath Organics pampering experience at The Manila Hotel Spa

It was a lovely night of sweet body pampering at Manila Hotel courtesy of Beyond Bath Organics last July 27, 2010. Never mind if I had to struggle my way in because it coincided with the concert Lettermen had that night. I actually had to Google them up. They apparently are the original boy band of the 60’s, which explains the demographics of the crowd that night. The trouble was all worth it, I should say.

Now, if you happen to have been following this blog for a while, you already know that my leaning is towards everything organic. So when I received the invitation for the Beyond Bath Organics some weeks back, I knew there was no way I was to miss it.

When I got in the lobby of Manila Hotel Spa, I was all ears. I was really pleased that business people are getting into the “green” bandwagon. Either it be out of sheer passion or by mere dictation of the wellness generation we are tagged with, the fact remains that this effort makes both manufacturer and consumer value our environment all the more.

the corner of the very spacious room of Manila Hotel Spa where I stayed for a good hour or so

getting ready for a whole hour of Beyond Bath Organics full body massage pampering


Essensity by Schwarzkopf Professional

Essensity was launched by Schwarzkopf Professional last year, boasting of natural ingredients. And you can say, with my leaning to all natural beauty products, I was all too thrilled. All the SLS, silicones have what have you, chemical based ingredients have started scaring me off from the moment I got hooked studying the cancer causing SLS and SLES ingredients in most shampoos and even body wash and soaps.

Essensity is a line free of artifician fragrance and all those crap we usually see in commercial shampoos. While I love that this shampoo is all natural, it’s performance is not really spectacular. I have found that out of the 3 all natural shampoos that I use at least 2 of them cause hair fall. Yes including this brand. But I’m not saying that it does cause me hair fall, it is going to be the same for everyone.


Clear and Present Shampoo by Leyende

I am completely sold out to this product. I love Leyende! It was four months ago when I started noticing falling hair all over the bath tub, on my brush and all over the floor. The amount of hair I was losing was alarming. I was too young to go bald. And at that rate I was to go bald very soon if it wasn’t for this treasure find.

As a big fan of everything organic, I tried a hair organic soap that claims to stop hair fall and also Ilog Maria’s Honey Propolis shampoo – which I love as well and which is what my son uses. Sad to say they both did not stop my hair from falling. Leyende’s Clear and Present Shampoo alone did it for me. After a few washes, I already noticed lessened hair fall and after a week it was as if my hair fall episode never happened. I wish Neva could read this and know how much I appreciate her genius for having come up with such wonder product.

Leyende’s products are made of organic ingredients. Plant based and no animal by products for their stuff. The ingredients for this shampoo are organic aloe vera, vegetable glyceryl laurate, coconut sarcosinate, detonized aqua, pearl essence, keratin, macadamia nut oil, organic tea tree oil, a-tocopherol (Vit.E), organic fragrance oils and sodium gluconate.

The girl from their stall in Glorietta told me that I can exchange my empty Leyende bottle for a jar of lotion-what a bonus! A bottle of this shampoo costs PhP 450 (less than $10). Head over to for more info on their products.