Osmia Organics Product Review

I am so grateful for the individuals I have come into contact with through blogging/instagramming/facebooking as well as all of the amazing products I have learned about. I heard about this company, Osmia Organics, through one of my inspirations and fellow healthy living bloggers Kalli. She shared how wonderful her experiences were with using Osmia products on instagram and her blog titled “Fit and Forty Something” . That, mixed with my passion for organic beauty products led me to eagerly pursue trying these products.

A huge thank you to Sarah at Osmia Organics, who was incredibly helpful and gracious in putting together a bundle of products for me to try.

I cannot write this post without including a bit about Sarah.

Her story is intriguing, impressive and heartwarming.

Sarah Villafranco started Osmia Organics (“Osmia” means “sense of smell”) which ties into her medical background) after taking a soap making class.

Creating a line of organic products was not in her plans, but she could not escape the calling to learn, create and explore her interest in chemistry and making her own products using only the best ingredients. Her calling also led her to move, with her husband and children, to Carbondale, Colorado– a place she says had always “inexplicably” been her home. She explains, “i can’t help thinking my mother was involved in the choice.  it seems to me that most dead people, were they capable, would advise most living people to do what they really love. i jumped.” (she briefly explains losing her mother to pancreatic cancer). I find her ‘call to adventure’ to be inspiring and humbling.

How she describes her journey, so modestly, reminds me of this quote, “We Must Be Willing to get Rid of the Life We’ve Planned. So As to Have the Life That Is Waiting For Us.” -Joseph Campbell.

In more ways than one, Osmia Organics and creator Sarah Villafranco have impacted me so positively.

I like that she does not capitalize “i” on her “the story” section of her site. I find myself doing the same thing at times and only correcting myself due to the fear that my readers will feel that I have made a grammatical error. (just a little thing i noticed) 🙂

I am excited to share my thoughts on each product!

On their website, Osmia Organics includes a slide show of photos with brief descriptions of their products: “exquisitely unrefined,” “natural, powerful skincare,” “unique, hand-blended, natural perfumes,” “thoughtful and responsible packaging,” and “extraordinary, pure ingredients.”

I dove right in!

Coffee Mint Soap (Body)

Osmia Organics’ Description: 

for: all skin types

why: energizing spearmint and ground organic coffee – a very scrubby soap for the body, hands, or feet (not the face!) – this is a favorite for the kitchen sink.

how: use daily as needed.

Your skin is your largest organ, and absorbs everything you put on it, making obsessively natural ingredients paramount. Osmia bath products contain almost entirely organic ingredients, soaps are made with organic plant oils and ground botanicals, and the ultra-luxe body oils comprise the most elegant organic and wild-crafted oils available.  So, only beautifully natural and nourishing things for your skin to absorb…

My Description & Thoughts:

The name of this soap instantly lured me in. I am a coffee fanatic! This combination smells wonderful–the earthy aroma of the coffee with the freshness of the mint is lovely. This soap is so clarifying and nourishing without drying out my skin. It does the job and then leaves such a pleasant scent behind. I love that it has actual organic coffee grounds in it–they provide a grittiness that exfoliates the skin. I have become increasingly fond of bar soaps because they tend to last longer than body wash or liquid soaps. This soap by Osmia is one that I am excited to keep incorporating into my bathing routine–though I’m also excited to try their other scents (citrus pearl, lavender pine, and milky rose to name a few).

Black Clay Facial Soap

Osmia Organics’ Description: 

for: normal and combination skin

why: black australian clay and dead sea mud balance the skin while organic almond, avocodo, and castor bean oils condition.  this is the soap i recommend for perioral dermatitis.

how: use one to two times daily. rinse skin well and gently pat dry.

Your beautiful face, with which you greet the world each day, should be treated with kindness.  Osmia face products are simple, effective, and luxurious. Powerful botanical extracts and actives, in combination with components like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, provide beautiful results. The texture and scent bring the luxury element that reminds you to enjoy your skincare regimen, every day.

My Description & Thoughts:

I have struggled with my skin frequently, especially as a teen. Finding a product like this that contains pure components is exciting to me because my skin reacts the best to pure, natural, and organic ingredients. This soap is just right. I am constantly perspiring and sweating from running and exercising–this soap is effective and cleanses well, while it can also be used several times a day if needed (and won’t dry out your skin with a few uses a day). My face feels the healthiest & clearest it has in years since using organic facial cleansers, and this is the best one of the bunch yet! It also doesn’t hurt that this small bar of soap is convenient to travel with.

Spot Treatment (Face)

Osmia Organics’ Description: 

for: all skin types

why: powerful essential oils combat bacteria and dry out blemishes, and evening primrose oil prevents overdrying and heals the skin.

how: apply to blemishes 2-4 times a day.

Your beautiful face, with which you greet the world each day, should be treated with kindness.  Osmia face products are simple, effective, and luxurious. Powerful botanical extracts and actives, in combination with components like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, provide beautiful results. The texture and scent bring the luxury element that reminds you to enjoy your skincare regimen, every day.

My Description & Thoughts:

This essential oil concoction is really neat. It truly does what it says it will–dries out blemishes and heals the skin. I struggle (as a girl–at certain times of the month) with breakouts. This handy little bottle (that has a roll-on application feature) is a lifesaver in those times. I have been applying it after showers and before bed and have noticed a difference on the affected areas–they are more even with the rest of my skin and appear to be healing well. Applying the oil to each spot also reminds me not to “pick” at them. The natural fragrance of the oils is pleasant as well–very light and fresh.

Body Oil: Light

Osmia Organics’ Description: 

for: all skin types

why: fresh and clean like light itself – slightly sweet, with a hint of precious ylang.

how: apply to clean, wet skin.

These sublime body oils, like the soaps, may be addicitve. They are to be applied to wet skin. Seriously – don’t even dry off first. It will make the oils more effective by mixing with the water on your skin, and you will use less oil this way. After applying, just walk around (or, better yet, dance a little bit) in your birthday suit for a few minutes before getting dressed. Your skin will stay incredibly soft all day. They are available in a 7.5 ounce bottle with pump, or a 2 ounce bottle with a screw top.

My Description & Thoughts:

First of all–what a cute description! “Dance a little bit….in your birthday suit.” You would never see that at your grocery store shopping for bath products 🙂

I have become increasingly more interested in using body oils versus body lotion for a while now. This body oil is the best yet–hands down. It nourishes and replenishes my dry skin (primarily on my legs & elbows) without making my skin “goopy” or “icky.” It’s the absolute right balance. You can tell that this concoction has been well thought out (which oils moisturize skin, which oils are the most nourishing, beneficial, etc.).

Bria Perfume Oil

Osmia Organics’ Description:

initially developed as aromatherapy for extreme physical fatigue, this oil is fortifying, energizing, and slightly seductive. gorgeous jasmine at its heart lifts the spirit of the wearer.

The perfume oils are in a base of organic jojoba and fractionated coconut oils, both of which have long shelf lives. Some are designed with aromatherapeutic intent, while others are purely created for their scent. These smaller bottles are very convenient for carrying along in your bag.  Apply behind your ears, to your earlobes, your neck, your sternum, and to the backs of your hands where you can easily enjoy your scent.

My Description & Thoughts: 

I was excited to try perfumes that are organic and made entirely of oils and natural components–that is the best part to me (feeling good about what I’m applying to my body). Also, though, you want your perfume to smell wonderfully fragrant and pleasant. This scent, Bria, makes me think of an open field full of blooming plants and flowers. It is fresh and flowery–the jasmine stands out. I found that a little goes a long way, and I like it best when applied to my neck and the top of my hands.

Another thing that comes to mind with these two scents is that they smell real. They smell like nature, not like they are manufactured. That’s what seems to make them so refreshing and pleasant.

Blum Perfume Oil

Osmia Organics’ Description:

the smell of a hot summer night – floral and sweet, with a vanilla base.  evokes memories of drinking honeysuckle nectar from the vines on the neighbors’ fence…  this may be a limited run, depending on my ability to procure more of the amazing honeysuckle…

The perfume oils are in a base of organic jojoba and fractionated coconut oils, both of which have long shelf lives. Some are designed with aromatherapeutic intent, while others are purely created for their scent. These smaller bottles are very convenient for carrying along in your bag.  Apply behind your ears, to your earlobes, your neck, your sternum, and to the backs of your hands where you can easily enjoy your scent.

My Description & Thoughts:

I love the fresh honeysuckle scent in this one. This one, too, is summery and fresh. The honeysuckle seems to add something extra to it, though. My taste in perfume is normally a muskier scent, but these fresh scents are a perfect change of pace. Sarah mentions on her site that this scent might be a “limited run” depending on her ability to procure more honeysuckle. How neat the process seems to be! If it is limited time, I feel lucky to have tried it. I imagine myself using these scents most after a workout & shower when I am on the go and want to smell good.

A few of my own cumulative thoughts about Osmia Organics:

It’s like Osmia bottles and packages the best components in nature and provides them to excited patrons like me! A company like this triggers a genuine and authentic excitement in me. My enthusiasm may seem corny or over-the-top, but Osmia Organics deserves to have people oohing and awing. Beauty products should not be overlooked in regards to health.

Sarah Villafranco, creator of Osmia Organics, clearly knows this, lives this, and is extremely passionate about generating products that are top-notch, organic, pure, and high quality.

My interaction with her could not have been more pleasant. She is knowledgable, passionate, enthusiastic, helpful, and generous! Her website echoes all of these qualities. I thoroughly enjoyed simply looking through all of the products online and reading the descriptions. At the risk of sounding redundant and cheesy, Osmia Organics has been a phenomenal company to learn more about and it’s a real treat that I get to use these products.

It’s also refreshing and endearing that these soaps, oil mixtures, perfumes, etc have been cultivated and packaged with love and an earnest desire to distribute items that organically pamper our bodies.

Have you been thinking about changing your bath & body routine? What brands did you change to or are you considering?


		
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7 thoughts on “Osmia Organics Product Review”

  1. oh i love the body oil! i think it is one of my favs for sure and i like the soap alot too. you wrote such a thoughtful blog post jes………..love it my friend!

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  2. I don’t know how I came across your blog… But I did. About Osmia Organics to be exact! I have to thank you so much!!! I stalked their site and investigated their products for a month then dove in. One of the best decisions I have ever made. Thank you, I am truly hooked and now a forever Osmia girl!! ❤️

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