Posted by: Jordan
Ever since I started using Earth Mama Angel Baby shampoo/body wash a year ago on my daughter, I’ve been obsessed with all things orange-vanilla scented. The following are the things I’ve loved, liked, and would not-so-much buy again:
When I ran out of my Earth Mama Angel Baby body wash/shampoo, I decided to try Honest’s two-in-one version to see how it compared. I love that it’s much cheaper (if you do the Family Bundle it comes to about $7 since it’s super sudsy a little bit goes a long way, so it will last forever). I also love that it’s tear-free, whereas the Earth Mama Angel Baby is not. I do miss the self-foaming dispenser of the Earth Mama Angel Baby body wash/shampoo, especially when using it on my daughter. I even tried to put some of the Honest product into the EMAB dispenser but it was too thick and wouldn’t properly self-foam. I also like how EMAB smells a little stronger of orange-vanilla. But if you like a subtle scent, then the shampoo/body wash from Honest would be your best bet.
Also from Honest is the orange-vanilla scented body oil. I love how this moisturizing oil absorbs quickly and is an amazing, sweet-smelling moisturizer for both my daughter and myself. Like the body wash, it’s also on the low end of the smell-o-meter. That said, after showering with the body wash and moisturizing with the oil, I can still smell a soft, subtle orange-vanilla scent on my skin 8 hours later.
I received a sample of this body wash and from the sounds of it (plus the beautiful packaging), I was imagining this body wash would be the more sophisticated, grown-up version of my Dreamsicle love affair. It’s bright and citrusy thanks to the dash of grapefruit with the blood orange; and the bourbon vanilla adds a sweet, seductive undertone. However, there was something about the smell that reminded me of something and I couldn’t quite place until it suddenly hit me after using it several times: Sweet Tarts. From that point on, I no longer felt like I was having my grown-up love affair with orange-vanilla.
Clearly Honest likes this scent as much as I do! However, this is a rare miss from Honest since this soy candle smells like nothing. I even lit it in my small bathroom and I still couldn’t smell it. I love that it’s made with clean burning non-GMO soy and has no synthetic fragrances (ever since switching to all-natural products, I have serious aversion to all artificial scents. Instant headache.), I just wish it had a bit more punch to it.
I’ve saved my favorite dreamy(sicle) product for last…THIS DEODORANT IS MY NEW FAVORITE DEODORANT! I’ve tried deodorants from Bubble & Bee before when I purchased the sampler pack, so I knew I loved the deodorant creams, but I hadn’t tried the orange-vanilla scent (I don’t think it was an option back when I was sampling them, otherwise I would have been all over that). So what’s so amazing about this deodorant? For starters, the scent is so Dreamsicley wonderful. And applying it feels like a spa treatment because the cream’s consistency is super moisturizing, soft, and spreadable. I honestly think my arm pits breathe a sigh of relaxation as I massage this silky cream into them. But of course, this is deodorant we’re talking about, and the #1 criteria is that it makes you not smell like you live on a commune. This stuff really works all day long. And I put it to the test, hauling a toddler/diaper bag/stroller through the subway on the worst of the NY humid 90 degree days a few weeks ago. I still smelled sweetly citrusy by the end of the day. Of course, since it’s all natural it’s not an antiperspirant, so you will still sweat. You’ll just smell like a Dreamsicle when you do!
If you enjoy this summery scent as much as I do, let me know what all-natural Dreamsicle-scented products I should try next!