Inspiring a Crunchier Commonwealth by promoting cosmetics and skincare made with real, natural, clean, and eco-friendly ingredients.
As much as I love great products, knowing the story behind them makes me love them even more. I always say presentation is worth half the points and I really believe in that for anything. Customer service, packaging, and the love behind the label are all part of presentation for me.
When I first sat down with Min from Granola Culture I couldn’t believe how many things she was checking off on my mental list for a great company.
First off, she is one of the sweetest and most genuine people you will ever meet. She and her partner, Brandon, both have such a passion and love for their brand and you can feel and see it in all their products. They put so much care into every detail; the ingredients in their beauty products, the labeling, packaging, and cosmetic bags.
Min and Brandon hand make everything. And I mean everything. Min makes the beauty products, Brandon sews the cosmetic bags, and they both package them so beautifully to make you feel extra luxurious about your step towards a cleaner beauty ritual.
I got one of everything from their catalog:
- Elleboheme Shower Kit –handmade cosmetic bag, loofah dry brush, nourishing skin whip, preserve razor
- Deboheme Nourishing Crème
- Lip Conditioner
- Red River Gorgeous Cheek + Lip Tint
The very first things I tried were the lip conditioner and cheek +lip tint. Love!
The lip conditioner is so soft and actually moisturizes. It’s not like most lip balms where you have to keep applying. I use it after every shower, and typically twice a day when I need it.
The cheek and lip tint is what most people ooh and ahh over when they first see it. It’s so easy to use! I am not usually a lip color girl because I think I look funny with lipstick on. But this is game changing! It’s self-adjusting so you can put on as little or as much as you want with one swipe! Plus, since it’s a cheek tint too you can just wipe the excess on each cheek bone and you’re good to go!
The Dry Brush!!! I had been wanting a dry brush for years but I kept getting shy about it when I would see the prices. Not only is Granola Culture’s dry brush super affordable on its own but it’s basically free when you get the Shower Kit! No-brainer.
I just started using this over the weekend and I really do feel like it’s a stress reliever. Regular dry brushing is also supposed to release toxins, improve circulation and digestion, and reduce cellulite. I’ve already been noticing the immediate results and will definitely update on the long-term ones.
The Deboheme Nourishing Crème was made with Brandon in mind because he’s a skate boarder and works with his hands. But guess what ladies? We can use it too! It’s so great for skin healing. Every winter my cheeks, cuticles, and upper arms get super dry. I’ve been using this after every shower and it’s been moisturizing and healing like a dream.
Watch me whip, watch me nour-ish. The Elleboheme Nourishing Skin Whip is my new favorite lotion. I use it for my whole body and my face. It’s incredibly whippy and has a light finishing texture. I love the smell too. I always get compliments on how good I smell when I wear it. Winning all around!
Everything Granola Culture uses has a purpose and was chosen carefully. There is no better way to put it than they have already- so here is an excerpt from their About page.
“If it’s not good for you or your skin, we don’t want any part of it.” – Min, founder and owner of Granola Culture
“Our cosmetic products are made by hand in single batches, with non-GMO, natural, organic and locally sourced ingredients. If it’s not good for you or your skin, we don’t want any part of it. We never, ever use: fillers, mineral oil, parabens, paraffins, petrolatum, silicones, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances or talc. Our cosmetic bags are also handmade, from repurposed coffee sacks from suppliers who are organic and certified fair trade. All profits received from purchasing our bag material goes directly to the Center for Women and Families, a victims of domestic violence/sexual abuse non-profit that serves 9 Kentuckiana counties. Our packaging on all fronts, from the glass we use to bottle our ELLEbohème Nourishing Skin Whip to our retail bags and shipping mailers are all recyclable, biodegradable and/or made from post-consumer, recycled material.”