Love and Beauty – Full Review

It’s time for some EPIC Self-Love, Diosas!

What better way to celebrate the season of love than with the ultimate self-care gift box? Perfect for enjoying on your own time or for showing someone how much you care about them!

Our Love and Beauty Diosa Box was inspired by the goddess Aphrodite, who is the embodiment of self-love. We invite you to take some time for yourself to relax, pamper, and love your body with these amazing all natural and organic wellness items. Hope you enjoy this month’s curation!

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Raw Love Chocolate Bar – Retail $3.33

We normally do 6 products a box but we just HAD to have chocolate in this box! Forget our profit margins, we couldn’t do a self-love box in February without it. We are not animals!

We can all agree that there is something incredibly luscious and well, sexy about chocolate. In all my years I’ve never met anyone make chocolate sexy the way Lulu of Lulu’s Chocolate does. Just look at that picture above?!

I discovered this tiny chocolatier in the magical desert of Sedona, Arizona.What’s incredible about this chocolate is that Lulu herself developed this specific kind of chocolate out of NECESSITY! When the proclaimed chocoholic decided she had to give up sugar, she knew she had to find an alternative. Because no one should live without chocolate.

Lulu’s Artisan Chocolate specializes in wild harvested, heirloom and unroasted ecuadorian cacao and lightly sweetened with coconut sugar, so this is very low on the glycemic index. Lulu is bridging the gap between gourmet and truly healthy chocolate, one bar at a time. Pairs perfectly with a glass of bold, semi-sweet red wine. These are scoring high for us!

Follow Lulu at @luluschocolate and be tempted with every post or head over to her site to discover new flavors. Check out her Edible Chocolate Body Butter…Yep, that’s a thing 😉

NeoCell Collagen +  C Supplement – Retail $17

Prevent and repair the signs of aging by replenishing your body’s natural collagen supply. Collagen is the 2nd largest substance in our bodies after water, supporting our skin, ligaments, bones, hair and nails. Did you know that after the age of 25, women lose about 1.5% of our natural collagen supply a year ? That means by age 40 we will have lost 25% and by the time we are 65 years old we will have lost more than 50% of our bodies’ collagen supply! Loss of collagen  is the leading cause of wrinkles, saggy skin and achy joints. Taking a collagen supplement is like moisturizing your skin and joints from within. We are quite literally delivering on our commitment to keep you “beautiful from in the inside out!”

After taking Super Collagen + C for about 2 weeks, you will start to notice a change in your nails first, since they grow much faster than your hair. Your hair will take a little longer to show effects but you will begin to grow stronger and shinier hair strands. The best and most noticeable effect will be seen in your face. Wrinkle lines will start to fill in and your skin will look more hydrated. Increased circulation and cell production creates a healthy flush in skin tone. Obviously, everyone’s results will differ, but we but we guarantee you will see positive results in one way or another.

We are now an official distributor of this product so when you are ready for a refill, head to our shop, where we are selling this amazing product for only $15. Much cheaper than retailers and better than Amazon!

NeoCell was awarded the 2012 “Best of Supplements” by Better Nutrition and is the leader in all natural and non-gmo collagen production. So you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality product. Each tablet contains 6,000 mg of collagen type 1 & 3 (the kind needed for beautiful skin) and Vitamin C, essential in collagen production. The actual collagen is carefully sourced food-grade raw materials from grass fed bovine. So if  you do not consume animal products this may not be the supplement for you. We do encourage you to learn more about collagen production in the body and the many benefits here or you can watch this informative video.

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For best results (better absorption) we recommend taking 3 tablets before breakfast on an empty stomach and 3 at night before dinner. The recommended serving is 6 tablets but I found it much more manageable to take half at a time.

Salt and Spice Bracelet – Retail $15

Some of you may not know this, but Diosa Box is founded on a core mission of female empowerment. It’s never been a better time to be a woman! More and more women are taking charge of their personal and financial future by becoming entrepreneurs and we do our best to buy products created by women and introduce them to you. A big part of the curation process that I LOVE is getting to know the women we work with and their stories. The women at Salt and Spice Jewelry are a great example of what women can do when we support each other.

Salt and Spice Jewelry is a collaboration between Melissa and Kelley, a sister team of jewelry makers, and craftswomen in the southeastern coast of India. This union allows the craftswomen in India to share their art with the world and employ other women to help manufacture the jewelry, making their very own small business. Talk about paying it forward, right? In addition, Salt and Spice Jewelry contributes a portion of their proceeds directly to charities in the communities they serve in India and the United States.

It’s been such a pleasure working with this team of talented women and we hope you love your new beautiful handmade bracelet. We added a white or turquoise bracelet to each box, which one did you get?! Tell us what you think in the comments section.

Click here to learn more about Salt and  Spice Jewelry!

Santosh Didi is a lead artisan. She is an amazing woman and wonderful soul.  Through her employment she is able to send her daughters to school, and give them the education to change their lives.

 

Extreme Caffeine Under Eye Cream – Retail $9.99 

This stuff is amazing! An all natural de-puffing treatment made with 100% organic Brazilian coffee and the extra power of green tea to quickly enliven your eyes. Caffeine is well known to reduce puffiness and inflammation of the skin, as well as reduce dark circles. A must have for all goddesses. 

There are so many eye creams it’s hard to know what to pick! And if you have sensitive skin, it’s almost impossible to find something effective that won’t burn or do more harm to delicate under eye skin. Finding a toxin free, all natural under eye cream has been a goal for us and we’re able to support a small business while we’re at it!

A little goes a long way so use it sparingly by applying a tiny amount to your ring finger, tapping under your eyes and smoothing over your top lid. Cure puffy eyes due to lack of sleep, crying, bloating…and all those other wonderful things that make us look less than fabulous. You will literally feel it working as it slightly tingles, but you shouldn’t feel any burning. If you do, you may have extremely sensitive skin. So, as always, we recommend spot testing before a full application. 

Wild Appalachian is the brainchild of Amanda and Walt, who started making all natural salves and ointments to relieve their baby boy of his itchy, rashy skin. Like most resourceful moms, when your baby is in pain or hurting, you will stop at nothing to find a solution. That solution came in what is now a Manuka Salve, Amanda’s first and best selling product. As she perfected her formulas Amanda branched out to more complex ingredients that targeted specific requests for her customers.

We are so happy to have found this little gem and have a few left in stock, so don’t forget to come back to our shop for refills and gifts for friends! 

Ingredients: *Aloe Vera Juice, *Grape Seed Oil, *Mango Butter, *Cherry Kernel Oil, E-wax, Stearic acid, *Cucumber extracted in non GMO kosher glycerin, *Elderberry Extract, *Coffee Butter, *Castor Seed Oil, *Beeswax, *Green Tea Extract, Sunflower derived natural Vitamin E, *Coffee Bean Essential Oil, EcoCert Preservative: Gluconolactone + Sodium Benzoate (EcoCert all natural preservative)

*Denotes Certified Organic Ingredient

To learn more about Wild Appalachian and discover more products, head over to their Etsy store, and keep an eye out for her new website and online store! Congrats Wild Appalachian!

Vanilla Honeysuckle Body Oil – Retail $25

Urb Apothecary is one of California’s hottest beauty brands. Everything is handcrafted with love and the specific intention to be all-natural, safe, and effective. This apothecary gem is pioneered by Leyna, a native Californian who has a passion for nature and the healing properties of plants and herbs. Every creation is a perfect Diosa Box product since each one is made with the highest quality organic ingredients and is cruelty-free, SLS-free, paraben-free, and with zero preservatives or added chemicals.

As a result, of course, this luscious Vanilla Honeysuckle Body Oil is to die for! You will be whisked away to fields of honeysuckle surrounded by the warm spice of vanilla musk. Enjoy this little number in a hot bath, post-shower or as sensual massage oil.

FUN FACT!  Vanilla and honeysuckle are both iconic symbols and aromas of love. Women used to weave vanilla bean pods into their hair to attract lovers and honeysuckle blossom resemble lovers in an amorous embrace.

LOVE – Pop-Open Cards – Retail $6.95

Pop-Open Cards are a sweet and subtle way to share the love and bring a big smile to someone’s face, even if it’s your own. Outside, you’ll find elegant designs to brighten your spirits and catch your attention. Inside, you’ll find timeless messages of inspiration to capture your heart. Remember love is always within reach.

LOVE cards are Great for the office, hidden in a shirt pocket, inside a kid’s lunchbox, or left for someone who could use an uplifting message. Open a card whenever you need to remember just what love can do, or to remind someone of how much their heart can hold. Check out this cute video of Pop-Open Cards in action!

KAYA Flower Facial Steam – Retail $6

We’ve all taken a trip to the sauna to detox our skin, but have you ever tried a flower facial steam? I will tell you right now, it’s pure magic.  A scoop of flowers and some boiling water turn an average facial steam into a fragrant and perfectly feminine experience. Enjoy cleansing away impurities with flowers and healing herbs, carefully made with love, by Kaya Soaps.

Ingredients include rose petals, blue cornflowers, calendula petals, lavender, lemon verbena, peppermint & comfrey leaves, and chamomile & hibiscus flower blossoms.  When you are done with the facial steam, use the fresh floral water to mix up a Green Goddess Clay Mask. We call that a Win-Win.

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Self-Love is the best love! Love your selves unapologetically.

Nicole and Amanda
Creators of Diosa Box

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