My Honest Review of The Honest Company Discovery Kit

I absolutely love trying new products. When I came across The Honest Company, I had always been intrigued by them. However, I strongly dislike buying full-sized products only to found out I don’t like them. When I saw a random advertisement on Facebook saying that you could try an Honest Company Discovery Kit for just $5.95, I jumped right on this opportunity. For $5.95, I got 5 very generous-sized samples of products that are typically used on a daily basis. I opted for the Essentials Kit, which includes shampoo/body wash, face/body lotion, hand soap, multi-surface cleaner and healing balm.

The Honest Company is a company founded by Jessica Alba and children’s author Christopher Gavigan. Gavigan is the author of Healthy Child Healthy World. This company was founded to create a safer world for children. As a result, the Honest Company’s products are free of harsh and synthetic materials. The Honest Company also makes it very easy for anyone to purchase their products by offering affordable home delivery services, anyone can receive Honest Company products without having to leave their home!

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Shampoo and Body Wash:

The Honest Company shampoo and body wash combo is a plant-based and tear-free cleanser. As a result, it’s safe to use from head to toe. I love the vanilla scent of this product. However, what I did not like, is the fact that this shampoo did not lather. For me, I feel like shampoo is not working if it does not lather. Despite the lack of lather, my hair still looked and smelled great. I even noticed that my hair didn’t start to look greasy at the roots (this tends to happen to me by the end of the work day). For body wash, I loved this! My skin had a wonderful, lasting scent and felt moisturized.

Healing Balm:

Out of all the products in this kit, I have to say that I was most excited to give the healing balm a try. I’ve been suffering from some patches of dry skin and was hoping this would be helpful. This product is a little on the greasy side, but it definitely did help with dry skin and I have a feeling this product is going to be even more beneficial in the harsh, winter months. This product is designed to protect, smooth and reduce redness. It’s great for sensitive, dry and allergy-prone skin.

Face and Body Lotion:

This product has a light floral scent, making it great for females, but I certainly wouldn’t be tossing it to my boyfriend if he asked for lotion while at my house! It contains organic olive oil, organic aloe and shea butter that helps to hydrate, nurture and moisturize skin of all types. This lotion is not greasy, rubs well and is definitely a great product for everyday use!

Hand Soap:

This liquid hand soap contains plant-based ingredients that are designed to help sooth hands and prevent them from drying out. This soap washes off easily and doesn’t appear to leave a film on your hands. My only complaint with this is the scent. I am not a fan of lemongrass!

Multi-Surface Cleaner:

This is definitely a product I would purchase again! This multi-surface cleaner did an excellent job of cleaning my bathroom counters, sink and mirror. It was streak-free and easily removed a lot of the make-up that I seem to accidentally get everywhere while I am getting ready. My favorite part was that is does not leave the room smelling like you just cleaned. I am not a huge fan of the smell of most cleaning products!

*I was not paid for this review. This review reflects my own thoughts on these products. I did purchase this discovery kit on my own!





Review: OrganiGrowth Protein Powder

Hey everyone! Time for a protein powder review. When the lovely people of OrganiGrowth asked me if I wanted to review their protein powder, I was more than happy too and definitely excited too!


When this package of Vanilla Protein Powder showed up at my door, I was very intrigued. First off, I have never used a protein powder that was not chocolate (yes, I have a major sweet tooth!). Second, I have never tried a protein powder that was made strictly of organic ingredients.

Here’s a little about OrganiGrowth:

Our mission was to create a great tasting whey protein powder made from the highest quality ingredients for professional and amateur athletes. Today, most products are processed, loaded with synthetic and toxic chemicals, or grown with unhealthy fertilizers. So we took it upon ourselves to create the healthiest nutritional supplement on the market using nothing but Organic ingredients.

And just like that, OrganiGrowth was born. The first Certified Organic, high protein, low carb, and low calorie protein powder made by athletes for athletes. Whether you are looking to get in shape and build lean muscle or need a nutritious snack in between meals, OrganiGrowth is the ideal product.


With 150 calories per serving, I was eager to see what I could do with this protein powder. For the past two weeks, I have been experimenting with this protein powder. I’ve done a little bit of everything with it! I’ve made shakes/smoothies, made my own protein bars, sprinkled it in a cup of coffee and even added it to what I like to call “healthy cookies.”

Here’s what I noticed:

1. It takes great…as a girl who loves chocolate…I absolutely loved the taste of it. I really enjoyed the vanilla flavor; especially when I added it too coffee. It was a great way to add a little flavoring to your morning cup of coffee.

2. It dissolved easily. When mixing OrganiGrowth in liquid drinks, it dissolved very easily and was not gritty.

3. It kept me full. Isn’t that one of the most important things about protein? But seriously though, I’ve had plenty of powders and protein bars and whatnot that did not fill me up.

4. It was very easy to bake with.

5. I like the fact that it is organic. I do not eat all organic foods, but the fact that this product was organic was an added bonus. Upon reviewing the facts on OrganiGrowth’s website, it was great to know what this product contained no artificial sweeteners and ingredients. It’s also gluten free.

Overall, I feel like sometimes it can be hard to describe how much you like a protein powder. Sometimes you just need to try it for yourself. I’d highly recommend OrganiGrowth to anyone who uses protein powder whether organic products are important to you or not. After using an organic protein powder, I think it is something that I would stick with!

*I was not compensated for this review. I did however receive complimentary OrganiGrowth protein powder. My opinion of this product is solely mine!