Hello, gorgeous! I have another body butter review for you I was sent a huge tub of Habibi Sugar Cane Body Balm to review, and I felt this would be a good time to give you my thoughts on it seeing as how I’m searching for that one moisturizing product to alleviate my skin issues during the cold winter months ahead.
Habibi Bath & Body is a company specializing in organic bath and body solutions for man, woman and child. They have a really long list of lush organic products that can be applied to your body from head to toe. The body balms are priced at $24.99 for 4oz, and $49.99 for 8oz. All Habibi products carry a shelf-life of 6-9 months.
Drench your skin in this healing blend of ultra-rich butters and essential oils. This unique formula contains six natural moisturizers, including Shea and Coconut butter. They are combined with Honey and a special blend of essential oils, to bring you one of the most indulgent body creams ever. Just a small amount will literally cause your skin to glow; regular use of this balm will actually improve the look and feel of your skin.
INGREDIENTS: Shea butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, honey, rosewater, essential oils of Lavender, Chamomile, Evening Primrose, Cedarwood, Vitamin.
I love the idea of organic products because it makes me feel like I’m doing something great for my finicky skin. The item I received, the Sugar Cane Body Balm arrived and I immediately opened it…and I was surprised to see a solid product in the tub. However, it is a “balm” so it arrives hardened like a lip balm. No false advertising here, folks. The texture at first was solid, and I had to use the back of my fingernail to scrape it up. That kinda threw me off, but when I started warming it up in my hands it softened up immediately and melted into my skin beautifully. I dropped a tiny piece of it onto the back of my hand and it melted seconds later like butter on a biscuit. Before I even touched it, I was pleasantly knocked out by the super strong sweetened lemon scent (I happen to LOVE lemon-scented stuff). The Sugar Cane scent literally smells like a sugary-sweet lemon tart — not headache-inducing sweet..but I swear it smells like a solid lemonade bar. I can’t really explain it. I just know I love it, it’s laced with all kinds of fabulous butters and oils.
It arrives hardened but I mixed mine up to make it easier to apply
After stirring around, moisture starts to surface
- Moisturizing as heck!
- Strong, invigorating scent (comes in a wide variety of scents)
- Organic and I love how it looks homemade
- Soothing and great for relaxation
- Protects the skin from harsh weather
- A little goes a long way
- Can be used in your hair
- Pricey, but worth every penny! (read my edits below)
I really do love this stuff so far. I took a metal spoon handle and stirred the product up just to get it pliable, and I started noticing some very awesome things about this butter. The raw ingredients start to surface and react to the touch, some physical separation is noticed, it feels wonderfully homemade. The texture is something I really cannot describe because there are so many elements to it. It’s soft, feels like whipped butter, fragrant, loaded with moisture and does wonderful things to dry skin — very wonderful things! I have been using this every night for a week right before bed, massaging it deep into my skin and unable to stop touching myself. The tart lemon scent is so invigorating, and I feel like it just awakens my senses. This has been my personal therapeutic “me-time” for the past week and I absolutely love it. A little goes a long way, which I love because it’ll last longer. Once it soaks into your skin, the scent calms down a lot. You can still smell it, but it’s a much softer scent than straight from the tub.
This would be great for your significant other to rub you down with after a long day. It sinks into the skin leaving a beautiful subtle sheen that isn’t greasy, and I bet you won’t be able to stop touching your skin after it’s applied. The Habibi Body Balms come in a ton of different scents, so everyone is bound to find something that appeals to their taste. Like most organic products it’s expensive, but for some people the outcome may outweigh the price of the product. It states that with continued use, it improves the look and feel of your skin — and while I haven’t been using it long enough to notice any major differences, I am seeing subtle ones. I can definitely say that it’s everything I’d want in an organic body balm. It’s pretty fabulous stuff I’m excited to try other items from this line.
*Edit 10.4.10: I’ve been using this product for several weeks now and I am hands down amazed by this awesome product. I’ve gotten better with learning how to use it, and how to treat it and it’s SO wonderful to my skin. This is hands down one of the best products I’ve ever used for my skin. It’s a balm — therefore, you don’t scoop it into your hands, you rub it and it melts into your fingers like a lip balm to your lips, moisturizing and softening whatever part of the skin you apply it. You can literally rub this stuff and it doesn’t really accumulate onto your fingers like a loose fluffy butter or cream, and that’s what makes this stuff incredibly special. The scent is so long-lasting and beautiful, I promise this is worth every penny!
Availability: Habibi Bath & Body
This review features an item sent for consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own and 100% honest.