This month I’ve taken a trip down memory lane. March is a very busy month for my family. In addition to everyday life, between my family and my husband’s family, we have roughly a dozen birthdays to celebrate. It’s hectic, but lovely to spend time with people we care about. Time is precious, so building memories is important. In the midst of our celebrating, we’ve also been compiling genealogy information.
I was presented with a group of products from Aubrey Organics, Inc., and was immediately taken with a surprising correlation; Aubrey is my Great Grandfather’s name. Now, I’m sure there is no relation, but it brings a pleasant, familiar feeling. So in the spirit of the occasion, the research began.
Aubrey Organics, Inc. was started in 1967 by Aubrey Hampton who was born in rural Indiana, and developed his first products at the age of nine in his mother’s kitchen. Since then he has personally developed 200 products that are sold world-wide. Aubrey Organics, Inc. is hailed as having the most natural herbal products available and sold in most health food stores. The company began in New York and the manufacturing plant is currently in Tampa, Florida.
Aubrey is a pioneer in the field and has a long list of firsts to his credit. He was the first to use coconut fatty acids in hair and skincare; the first to formulate cosmetic products with jojoba oil, evening primrose, blue chamomile, Rosa mosqueta® and Matcha green tea; the first to develop a natural preservative with citrus seed extract and vitamins A, C, & E; and the first to be certified as an organic processor (1994). In addition to developing products, Aubrey is also an avid environmental and animal rights activist. His products contain no petrochemicals and are not tested on animals.
He is an author of health and beauty books, including Natural Organic Hair & Skin Care, which is in its 6th printing, What’s in your Cosmetics, and The Take Charge Beauty Book, which was co-authored by his wife Susan Hussey. He is an award winning playwright, GBS & Company and Wolf Trilogy. He is the co-founder of Gorilla Theatre in Tampa, Florida and the publisher of Organica, an arts and environmental publication with 70,000 readers nationwide.
The company is dedicated to being natural; “Protect the Earth…Promote the well being of People…Nourish the Soul.” Please see www.aubrey-organics.com for more information about the company and its products.
Now, my opinion on the products I tried…. My favorite by far is the Honeysuckle CoQ10 Replenishing Moisturizing Lotion. Partly for sentimental reasons, Honeysuckle is one of my favorite fragrances. It instantly reminds me of my Grandmother and sunshine. It never fails to make me smile. The lotion itself is lightweight and non greasy, yet lasts all day. It hydrates and seals in moisture with a noticeable, but subtle fragrance that also lasts. It soothes and smoothes dry skin. In addition to hydrating the skin, coQ10 provides the benefits of powerful antioxidants by supporting cell growth helping to reduce the signs of aging. My husband tried it after shaving a particularly rough beard. It noticeably reduced the redness in only a few minutes.
Next comes Treat’ Em Right Lip Balm. It comes in five fun flavors. I tried Vanilla Honey, Tangerine, and Raspberry. The Raspberry and Vanilla Honey have the best flavors. The Tangerine smells great, but has a bitter taste, closer to the rind than the fruit. All three were lovely though with lasting comfort. They did not dry out or wear off easily. They honestly lasted for hours and I highly recommend them.
Finally is Crème de la Shave. My daughter was surprised that the texture was different than the shave gels that she is used to using. It’s not foamy, but more like a lotion. Crème de la Shave is very nice. Smooth on a thin layer, shave and rinse. It provides a close shave while protecting the skin and leaving it fresh and toned. I like the Raspberry Honey scent. My daughter likes the Toasted Almond. The Orange Cream is just yummy. It’s a great pick-me-up mood lifter that helps wake you up in the morning. All in all, I really enjoyed both the research and the products. Happy March!