Saint Francis Organics

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I was contacted by Saint Francis Organics about a month ago, they are in the process of  launching their new NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) organic product line.  I was thrilled when they contacted me to test their new product formulation. The formulation is powered with Soapberry, a natural fruit harvested in Nepal. “Saponin, the cleaning compound found in Soapberry, has been used for thousands of years by the Nepalese people  for cleaning and medicinal purposes. Wild harvested in Nepal at the base of the Himalayan mountains, the organic fruit has become a major source of income and economic development for this poor region of the world. We are happy to support the economic development in these rural areas of Nepal.”

Founder, Jon Olivier changed his career from an environmental engineer to selling nutritional ingredients. His passion for non- toxic ingredients grew even stronger through reading, researching and studying the body and how it worked. 15 years later, the same passion still burns within him.

A little about Saint Francis Organics, “I founded Saint Francis Organics in 2010 because I wanted to reduce the toxins that are common in our health and beauty products. What we put on our skin and hair goes into our bodies. Studies show many of these synthetic ingredients can cause acute and chronic health issues. I wanted to start a company that made healthy, clean and safe personal care products.” Read more here.

The five products tested includes: NSF Organic Shampoo in Lemon, NSF Organic Conditioner in Lemon, NSF Organic Body Wash in Peppermint Vanilla, NSF Organic Hand Soap in Lavender Blend, and NSF Organic Hand/Body Lotion in Peppermint Vanilla.

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NSF Organic Shampoo in Lemon
My Thought: This shampoo lathered wonderfully, the citrus aroma of lemon was not too strong. My hair texture is dry and wavy, and this shampoo left my hair soft and manageable. I also tested the shampoo on my daughter’s baby fine and very straight hair. The shampoo was a bit heavy for my daughter’s hair, and it did leave it a little greasy. I would not recommend this shampoo if you have baby fine hair. If you have dry course hair like me, this shampoo is for you!  It is very moisturizing and leaves your hair very soft and manageable.
Ingredients: *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Decyl Glucoside, Coco Glucoside,
*Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract, *Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, *Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract (and) *Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (and) *Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract (and) *Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), *Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate, Citric Acid. *Certified Organic

Price:  $15.50 to 16.50 12oz

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NSF Organic Conditioner in Lemon
My Thoughts: Like the shampoo, I really enjoyed this conditioner. It was thick in consistency and left my hair soft. I also applied it to my daughter’s towel dried hair and used it as a detangler. Surprisingly, it did not leave her hair oily like the shampoo. This is one conditioner I truly recommend.
Ingredients: *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Brassicyl Isoleucinate Esylate (and) Brassica Alcohol, Diheptyl Succinate (and) Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, *Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), *Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract (and) *Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (and) *Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract (and) *Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, *Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Magnesium Sulfate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate. *Certified Organic

Price: $15.50 to 16.50 12oz

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NSF Organic Body Wash in Peppermint Vanilla
My Thoughts: This body wash is nice, it lathered rather well and left a lovely aroma of peppermint vanilla. I was happy the peppermint was not overpowering since it’s not my favorite scent. The vanilla gave it the perfect blend to calm the peppermint. Overall a great body wash with fantastic ingredients!
Ingredients: *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract,*Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract (and) *Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (and) *Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract (and) *Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, *Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, *Vanilla (Botanical), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate, Citric Acid. *Certified Organic

Price: $11.50 to 12.50 12oz

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My Thoughts: This hand soap smells so calming. Oil blends of lavender, bergamot and orange left my hands with a sweet scent. The soap did not dry my hands, but left them feeling clean and soft. I love seeing Aloe Vera as part of the ingredients and was also very surprised to see green tea extract. All the ingredients are awesome and very good for the skin.
Ingredients: *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract,*Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract (and) *Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (and) *Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract (and) *Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, *Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Oil, *Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate, Citric Acid. *Certified Organic

Price:  $8.50 to 9.50 8oz

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NSF Organic Hand/Body Lotion in Peppermint Vanilla
My Thoughts: This lotion was very moisturizing. Like the body wash, the peppermint was not overpowering. A little goes along way, it absorbed into my skin rather easily without a greasy feel. I was left with a nice scent and soft skin.
Ingredients: *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil,
Sodium Stearyl Lactylate, *Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, *Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract (and) *Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (and) *Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract (and) *Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), *Tapioca Starch, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), *Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, *Vanilla (Botanical), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower  Extract (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Guar Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid. *Certified Organic

Price: $15.50 to 16.50 8oz

Saint Frances Organics offers a variety of products ranging from baby care to adult care. I suggest you check them out and find the perfect product for yourself.

http://saintfrancisorganics.com

Saint Francis Organics needs your help to launch their new NSF Organic product line. They are part of a movement called the IndieGoGo campaign. “We need your financial support. We have stayed away from large investors who want to take control of our decision making on how we make our organic products. At Saint Francis, we will not cut corners and use cheap and harmful ingredients in our products. We know our success depends on your trust from your very first order.”

How Will Funding Help?
*Pay for annual USDA & NSF organic certifications.
*Research & Development cost.
*Launch New Organic NSF Personal Care products:  Body line (Ready), Hair Care (Ready),  Baby line (Ready), Facial Care (Under developement – 2nd quarter 2015).
*Launch New Organic Cleaning products: Laundry and Dishwashing products:(Under developement –  2nd quarter 2015) and all-purpose *Household Cleaner (Under developement – 2nd quarter 2015).

NSF Product Timeline:

*November 7th – Indiegogo campaign ends.

*November 17th – Our USDA product Perks start shipping.

*November 30th – Estimated date of NSF certification.

*December 15th – Estimated shipping date for New NSF Perks.

To donate and to learn more please visit:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saint-francis-organics

 

*I received these products in exchange for an honest review. I have not been paid for my review, nor does the fact that I received the product for free influence my opinion. Picture labels where provided by Saint Francis Organics*

Forever Clean and Green,

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