I had the pleasure to do a review of OnlyGreen products for Independent OnlyGreen EcoAdvisor Penny Garton. I only recently learned about this company after a former company both Penny and I were with unfortunately had to close. I was so excited to see people taking on new adventures, and I knew I wanted to help support them and get the word out, so I was very happy to do this review as well as try these products myself! OnlyGreen puts a lot of careful decision into their products and strives to make sure their products are as eco-friendly as possible in most, if not all, stages of the product life-cycle. I know Penny put a lot of careful thought into her decision to become an EcoAdvisor with them! She gets to carry on her mission of helping others and educating them on making wiser decisions that are healthier for them and the environment. She said she continues to learn and be inspired to make our planet a little more “green” everyday! I know any transition is hard after being with one company for so long, and I am so excited for her that she found this awesome opportunity!
For the review Penny sent me some travel size products. I gave her my “wish list” of what I would like to try, and I only ever request one of something in a sample or travel size to help save cost of the wonderful person offering the products for review. She was kind enough to send me more! I got to try the Natural Shampoo for Chemically Treated hair, the Fortifying Conditioner for Chemically Treated Hair, and the Bath and Shower Gel in Vanilla and Lavender. The travel sizes really are the PERFECT travel sizes, too! If you’re going on a trip for a few days to a week, these would be great! They’re a good size for travel and the amount would be perfect for a trip up to a week!
First, I tried the shampoo. (I seriously have a specific “routine” and shampoo is always first! haha) The smell was fantastic! I always love a good smell to my shampoo! It was definitely a more “natural” smell, too! I think that is one thing you learn to notice as you experience different products! One thing to note with natural shampoos is they do not have a heavy lather, so sometimes it does take a little more than what one may be used to if they use “chemical heavy” products. The more you use them, though, you’ll notice you start to use less!
Next, I tried the Vanilla Shower Gel. It has a very faint scent. It was so nice! Natural vanilla is actually a faint scent, and the strong vanilla scents we may think of when we think of vanilla is generally synthetic. So, I knew this was great!
Then, I tried the conditioner, which also smelled amazing! I let it stay in my hair for a couple of minutes. I was amazed at how soft my hair felt when I was rinsing it!
The next day I used the Lavender Shower Gel. I am a BIG fan of lavender. Lavender naturally has a strong scent, and it’s one I, personally, love! 🙂 Although I appreciated the light scent of vanilla because I knew it was natural I was most definitely won over by the Lavender because I do, in general, prefer a stronger scent – and this is still natural! Both of the Shower Gels left my skin feeling nice. I tend to get itchy after showers – particularly if I made the water too hot (which I tend to do), but I definitely didn’t have that problem after using these Shower Gels, so that was very refreshing!
Overall, I was very pleased with the products, and I’m so grateful she let me try more than one! When you go to her website you’ll notice ingredients are listed when you click on a product for more detail. You’ll also notice many of them have a * noting they are certified organic. OnlyGreen is based out of Canada, but is obviously available to the USA as well. Their standards are impressive, and I really enjoyed learning about their company! You can also request a free catalogue if you find it easier to navigate than a website. I did find their website easy to navigate, though! As a side note it was also fun to see some words in French because it’s the only other language I know well! haha Thank-you, Penny, for giving me the opportunity to try OnlyGreen products!
For More Information Contact
Penny Garton, Independent OnlyGreen EcoAdvisor:
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit her website: https://www.onlygreen.com/pennygarton/
and “Like” her on FB: https://www.facebook.com/mychartreuseplanet
Penny is graciously offering a free Spa Body Care Set (retail value $40) – pictured below. To enter simply start with the mandatory entries on the Rafflecopter Form, and it will open up to give you more options! The more you do, the higher your chances of winning! 🙂 Good luck!
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Disclosure: I was provided a travel size of each product free of charge for the review and giveaway. I did not receive any other form of compensation for this review and everything written is my honest opinion. For more information see my Disclosure Policy.
Alexa Nernberg says
Thanks for sponsoring such a nice giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.
Thank-you for entering! Good luck! 🙂
Rachel Robertson (Azrael) says
Thanks so much for your wonderful informative blog posts, I appreciate all of the green information 🙂
You’re welcome! Definitely connect with Penny as well because she is very informative and helpful as well! 🙂
I try to use as many natural products personally and in my home as possible. I don’t like to use harsh chemicals, especially since having my son. If I can’t pronounce an ingredient… I don’t want it. Thanks for spreading the “green” word! 🙂
It would be nice to win this to use before my wedding.
Carolyn Colley says
Thanks so much for the giveaway, I’m really try to go green.
Alysia George says
I love to try natural and organic products. These sound great. Thanks!
Debra Barber says
I was intrigued by the eco-friendly products you reviewed, so I checked out the OnlyGreen website. The Forest Spray & Forest Lotion Stick would be a great DEET-free way to keep the bugs away this summer!
Donel P says
Enjoyed reading your review makes me excited to try the products. Thanks for the chance to win.
Cristi Marashi says
What a wonderful giveaway, thank you to both you and Penny for bringing it together! We only use natural products at our house, so I am always thrilled to find companies I haven’t yet heard of! Mandarin is such a great scent too! 🙂
Stacey R. says
Thank you so much for the giveaway!
Meg O says
Thanks for posting this great giveaway and putting time into this review! The products look great. I love your blog title too. (:
Thanks for the great review. I love natural products!