All the way from Scandinavia, I present to you Green love!
What’s Green Love?
I first heard about Green Love last year, when I was looking for natural berry scented products. (I was craving berries, I guess 😉 I found my happiness on EccoVerde.de, where they actually sell some Green Love products. Organic, and 100% vegan, Green Love was founded by Jenny Jahn. Crafted with utter simplicity, she only selects raw and pure ingredients and her beauty products are handmade in Sweden. Most ingredients are organic & fairtrade. All oils are unrefined and coldpressed. Green Love offers a wide range of products (face and body products, fragrances etc..) and a part of the proceeds go to charities for animal protection. If you are curious about the origin of the raw materials used, Green Love also has a page on their website listing all the ingredients used, along with their source (here).
The products :
The Ice cream Body Butter, berry scented, I purchased this body cream quite some time ago and while doing a quick research online, I realized that it’s not available anymore. The one I have is a mixed berry body butter, whereas now you can choose separate berry flavors. Currently available : Strawberry, Blackberry, Coconut and Vanilla.
I really enjoyed using this body product, especially for it’s delicate but lovely berry scent. Containing olive oil, jojoba, shea butter, it’s a creamy and very moisturizing body cream, but without being greasy. A small amount is sufficient and it very easily absorbed by the skin. I truly wish I could show you how it looks inside but it’s empty (sorry about that!) I had finished the bottle before coming with this post series, but trust me, it was a creamy, whipped texture with a pastel pink color. Definitely reminiscent of ice cream 🙂
Blackberry: **shea butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), **olive (olea europaea), *jojoba (simmondsia chinensis), ***candelilla (Euphorbia cerifera, *blackberry (Rubus Fruticosus), *vanilla (vanilla planifolia). *Organic & certified ** Organic & fairtrade certified *** organically grown and natural certified.
Vanilla & Wild Strawberry deodorant
Time for a confession…this is my first time trying cream deodorants, I’ve only used deodorant spritzers and alun stones so far. Therefore, there’s nothing I can compare this one to. I’ll just break down my impressions. Let’s start off with the scent : Vanilla – Wild Strawberry. This sold me right away, because the combination is simply delicious. While the smell is not overpowering, the subtle berry and vanilla aroma still manages to linger on your skin upon application (Yay for strawberry-field-scented armpits! 😉 The deodorant has a waxy texture, but upon application it quickly melts and is easily absorbed by the skin. The deodorant is specifically formulated for sensitive underarms. I was also pleased to see that it didn’t leave any marks on my clothes.
Now, does it work as an odor fighter? Absolutely! However, I do wish it would last a bit longer: during a busy, hectic day, or simply in warmer and sunny times, you’ll definitely need to reapply some cream once or twice during the day.
INCI/Ingredients: (Vegan): *Tapioca (Manihot Esculenta), **extra virgin olive (olea europaea), Bicarbonate with NO aluminum , ***candelilla (Euphorbia cerifera), *Vanilla extract
(Vanilla planifolia), *Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa). *Eco certified ** Eco & fairtrade certified ***Organic farmed.
So… are you feeling the Green love? 😉 Do you know any Swedish green brands?
Tack* for reading!
Hej Liz! Vilken bra recension! 🙂 I'll have you google translate that although I'm sure you can suss out what it means! I have to admit, with some shame (I am half Swedish after all!) that I hadn't heard of this brand before. But it definitely looks like one to get to know better, especially love the sound of the body butter. Vanilla and Strawberry smelling armpits? Nice! My list of alternative cream deos (love them now thanks to Soapwalla!) is growing quickly which is nice, means I can play around with some more scents as well. Great review as always Liz and I love the new United Nations of Green Beauty thread! xx
I had to google translate it haha. Thank you so much lovely! I'll use this Swedish expression for your posts as well 😉 As I told you on Twitter, Green Love seems to be a bit under the radar, probably because it's quite artisanal but it certainly deserves some love. Now great your review of Soapwalla makes me want to try it pronto. Seems like the consistency of Soapwalla is also a bit more pleasant. xx
I have a Greenlove perfume I won on a blog giveaway and I just love it, such a cool brand shame it's not more readily available here. The scents combinations you describe sound lovely, great review! 🙂 Xx
Thank you lovely Ana! You're absolutely right, I also wish there were more Green Love retailers, because the products are made with simple, pure ingredients and very pleasant to use. xx
Nice review Liz! always nice to discover new brands :-). x
Thank you Audrey! So happy you liked it 🙂 xx
Yaaay it is about Green Love! 😀 I need to get my hands on them like asap, they look delicious!<3 xx
You guessed right Jana! Hope you try some Green Love soon, it's really lovely 🙂 xx
Ice cream body butter!? Count me in! x
One can never say no to ice cream 😀 xx
Interesting brand – they both sound good! x
Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves
Thank you lovely! Green Love has some nice little products indeed 🙂 xx
Love the ethics behind this brand and how part of their proceeds goes to animal charities, so great to hear! These sound amazing, can't wait to see the rest of this series 🙂 x
Thank you Chesca! Really happy you like it, Green Love is definitely worth giving a try 🙂 x
They sound and look like an interesting brand, thanks for the intro 🙂 Definitely looking forward to browsing their site now with those scent combos 😉
You're most welcome! You'll see they smell absolutely lovely 🙂 xx
Sooo tempted by the deodorant – it sounds lush! Thanks for introducing us to it! x
My pleasure, Amber! I'm so glad you like it 🙂 x
Looks fantastic Liz! I have never heard of this brand before so thanks for sharing!
Thank you Amber! I'm so glad you like it 🙂 xx
I have never heard of this brand before but it sounds great. Next time I'll order something from ecco-verde I'll definitively order one of their products.
What a great series you started! Can't wait for the next country…
Thank you so much! Green Love is really neat, their products are gentle and pure. Let me know what you'll get. Next country should be posted this week, normally 🙂 xx
I've been eyeing up Raw Skincare for a while now, I'd love to try the Little Muddies and the Skin Serum!