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The Wonder Seed: Hemp Seed Skin & Hair Review

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The Wonder Seed Hemp Seed Skin & Hair Care

Overall Rating: 3.5 STARS

About The Wonder Seed:

“Formerly known as The Healing Seed, we’ve launched a new brand with a more accurate name.  Yes, our products help heal skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne and itchy, flakey scalp) but they do so much more! They’re anti-aging, they improve skin texture, balance oil and give you your most radiantly healthy glow ever! Of course we kept the same, oh so divine formulas that are a product of our 25 years of expertise in natural body care, botanicals and aromatherapy.

Our mission at The Wonder Seed is to nurture, heal and protect skin and hair with a complete line of products rich in virgin organic hempseed oil, the most nutritious oil on Earth. Our formulas contain the optimal amount of hempseed oil for human absorption and are 100% natural, vegan, with no parabens, and no artificial colors or perfumes. We never test on animals and we have an eco-conscious philosophy recognizing the importance of protecting our environment. We’re also socially conscious, always dealing by the highest of fair trade standards and donating to both local and international organizations that help make the world more wonderful.

We consider it a privilege to educate about hemp and all its benefits for our health and for our planet.  From our families to yours, we wish you vibrant health for your most wonderful life!

About Hemp seed Oil:

Hemp seed oil is the most nutritious oil on Earth.  All of our products are made with virgin organic hemp seed oil, drawn by cold pressing the highest-grade hemp seeds for the purest quality.  What makes this remarkable oil so nutritious?

  • Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, E
  • Minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Iron & Zinc
  • All 10 Amino Acids humans need
  • Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids in perfect ratio for human absorption so all of the above gets absorbed deep into your skin delivering your most radiantly healthy glow ever.

What benefits will all this nutrition deliver?

  • ANTI-AGING – compensates for lower ceramide levels that deplete naturally with aging, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and improving skin texture
  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY – reduces inflammation
  • ANTIOXIDANT – combats free radicals that cause premature aging
  • BALANCES OIL – works for all skin types to balance oily, dry or normal skin
  • HEALING – helps heal Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Acne and dry, itchy scalp.”

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Facial Cleanser

The Wonder Seed’s Description:

“Soothing and purifying, our hemp seed oil facial cleanser works for all skin types to remove impurities, heal inflammation and hydrate the skin while cleansing.  Balances your natural oil profile, for a clean, fresh look.  No matter what your skin needs, this nutritious cleanser will please.  The hemp seed oil is truly super food for your skin and will even help clear up skin issues like Acne, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis etc.  This slightly foaming gel cleanser tingles as it cleanses and leaves your skin feeling clean without feeling tight or stripped.  A guy favorite too!  What guy wouldn’t love to wash his face and shave with the same product?  Right guys?

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Virgin Organic Hemp Seed Oil, English Daisy Essential Oil, Grape Seed Oil,Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Green Tea Extract, Glycerin (Vegetable), Behenic Acid (Natural Plant Based),Organic Cucumber Extract, Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut Oil Based),Sweet Birch Extract,Hyaluronic Acid (Natural Plant Based), Borage Seed Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose (Coconut Oil Based), Cellulose, Coconut Oil, Echinecea Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Cocoate (Coconut Oil Based), Dextrin, PotassiumStearate (Natural Plant Based), Peppermint Extract, Lauric Oil Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Extract, Nutmeg Oil Extract, Sea Salt.”

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Facial Cream

The Wonder Seed’s Description:

“Our hemp seed oil facial cream nourishes the skin, balances your natural oil profile and seals in moisture beneath the surface to reduce the appearance of fine lines, for a smoother, younger look.  No matter what your skin needs, this nutritious facial cream will deliver your most radiantly healthy glow ever!  The hemp seed oil is truly super food for your skin and will even help clear up skin issues like Acne, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis etc.  It’s anti-aging, it’s healing, it balances oil and improves skin texture; it’s The Wonder Seed!  And, not to brag, but this formula won the Natural Solutions Magazine Beauty With a Conscience Award for Best Facial Moisturizer so we’re not the only ones saying it’s great!

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Virgin Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, English Daisy Essential Oil, Organic Green Tea Extract, Glycerin (Vegetable), Behenic Acid, Ginseng Extract, Mandarin White Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sorbitan Stearate (Natural Plant Based), Soybean Oil, Vegetable Glyceryl Stearate (Natural Plant Based), Chamomile Extract, Borage Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut Oil Based), Retinyl Palmitate (Natural Plant Based), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Hyaluronic Acid (Natural Plant Based),Geranium Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Dextrin, Stearyl Alcohol (Natural Plant Based), Lauric Oil Extract, Wolf Berry Extract, Soluble Natural Plant Collagen, Potassium Sorbate (Natural Plant Based) Nutmeg Oil Extract, Sea Salt.”

My Description & Thoughts on the Cleanser & Cream:

I am such an advocate for hemp seeds and oil, so to discover The Wonder Seed was a neat thing because this is a brand that highlights and utilizes organic hemp seed oil in all of their products.

This is an oil that is expansive in its healing properties and makes these products very dense and rich.

This cleanser is certainly that way–I’d say this cleanser cleaness gently and has a more hydrating effect on skin than clarifying. Though the cleanser has a lot of organic ingredients, the job that it does in clearing the dirty feeling off of my skin is not exactly what I like. I wish it felt a bit more thorough in how it cleans.

I’d recommend this cleanser to someone who has skin much different than mine. Perhaps, skin that has redness, itchiness, craves moisture and soothing would benefit most from this cleanser.

Because the cleanser provides a very mild and gentle clean, I find the facial cream to be a bit much when using it in combination with the cleanser. For my oily skin, my ideal cleanser is very clarifying and thorough and my ideal moisturizer helps replenish a bit of the moisture back to skin that is taking while cleansing. I like being able to control the moisture on my skin by how I apply the moisturizer–and don’t like when the cleanser provides a ton of moisture.

I think a lot of individuals will find this cleanser and cream duo to be perfect for their skin. However, I would not recommend it for active individuals who struggle with excess facial oil and perspiration.

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Shampoo

The Wonder Seed’s Description:

“Our color-safe hemp seed oil shampoo gently cleanses all hair types and nourishes your scalp to give your hair strength, elasticity and a healthy bounce and shine while providing necessary moisture.  The sweet orange scent is fresh and exhilarating.  It balances your scalp’s natural oil profile and seals in moisture.  No matter what type of hair you have, this nutritious shampoo will deliver your best hair day ever!  The hemp seed oil is truly super food for your scalp and will even help clear up issues like dry, itchy or flakey scalp, Eczema, Psoriasis etc.  And the formula is gentle and clean enough for infants; Mothering Magazine wrote up our hair care in their “Strokes of Genius” column in 2009.

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Virgin Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Orange Essential Oil, Organic Jasmine Blossom Extract, Organic Aloe Vera, Ginseng Extract, Camphor Essential Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Borage Seed Oil, Lauryl Glucoside, Coconut Oil, Yucca Extract, Dermochlorella Algae Extract (Seaweed Based), Nettle Extract,Coco Glucoside (Coconut Oil Based), Jojoba Oil, Awapuhi, Soluble Natural Plant Collagen, Wheat Germ Glycerides, Echinacea Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Cocoa Butter, Ivy Extract, Soy Protein, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Palm Based), Golden Seal Extract, Behenic Acid, Guar Gum, Ylang Ylang Extract, Sea Salt.”

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Conditioner

The Wonder Seed’s Description:

“Our color-safe hemp seed oil conditioner works for all hair types to nourish your scalp and increase moisture and shine while making your hair smooth, more manageable and providing nutrients for a healthy bounce and your best hair days ever!  The sweet orange scent is fresh and exhilarating.  It balances your scalp’s natural oil profile and seals in moisture.  No matter what type of hair you have, this nutritious conditioner will please.  The hemp seed oil is truly super food for your scalp and will even help clear up issues like dry, itchy or flakey scalp, Eczema, Psoriasis etc.  And the formula is gentle and clean enough for infants; Mothering Magazine wrote up our hair care in their “Strokes of Genius” column in 2009.

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Virgin Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Orange Essential Oil, Organic Jasmine Blossom Extract,Organic Aloe Vera, Ginseng Extract, Camphor Essential Oil, Mandarin White Oil, LYCD (Live Yeast Cell Derivative), Nettle Extract,Coconut Oil, Burdock Extract, Palm Kernel Glyceride, Soy Protein, Apple Cider Vinegar, Hyaluronic Acid (Natural Plant Based),Soluble Natural Plant Collagen, Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut Oil Based), Decanoic Acid, Lauryl Glucoside (Lauryl Oil Based), Green Papaya Concentrate, Lemongrass Extract, Potassium Stearate (Natural Plant Based),Geranium Extract, Carnauba Wax, Cetyl Esters, Sorbitan Stearate (Strawberry Based), Isostearyl Palmitate (Palm Oil Based), Horseradish Extract, Behenic Acid, Nutmeg Oil Extract, Sea Salt.”

My Description & Thoughts on the Shampoo & Conditioner:

My feelings regarding these two products are very reminiscent of my feelings on the cleanser and cream. In a shampoo, I prefer a thorough clean and in a shampoo I like controlling the moisture that is in my hair by controlling how much product I use.

Like I shared in the aforementioned bit on the face products, I have oily skin, which of course includes my scalp. I exercise and sweat frequently which surely contributes to this already oily situations. Because of this, I look forward to showers in which I can get all the “gunk” off of my body. So, mild shampoos don’t do the trick for me.

Similar to the richness of the face cream, this conditioner is very rich and is capable of bringing the driest hair back to life.  My hair doesn’t need all of that moisture, though. To give you a better idea: when I used the shampoo and followed up with the conditioner, my hair didn’t feel clean afterwards, it felt oily and like it needed another shampoo job. That said, these products are good, just not for my hair and skin type. I love and appreciate the use of organic ingredients in them and wish they were a better fit for me.

If you or someone you know has dry skin and/or dry hair, this product will likely be just what you’ve been looking for.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.

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OMG Organic Meets Good Protein & Superfood Supplement Review

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“OMG” Organic Meets Good Supplements

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

I’m always intrigued and immensely interested in trying new, organic supplements. I learned of this brand, “OMG”, after searching on Twitter for new, high quality options. I was immediately impressed with all of the literature I had found on these products. Here is a bit of information about this company and what their mission:

“Who We Are:

It all started with a group of passionate globe trekkers who traveled around the world in search of the finest organic superfood ingredients. We developed uniquely formulated blends, creating some of the healthiest and tastiest products on the planet. All of our items are made with passion, a strong sense of social-consciousness, and nutrients that are beneficial to your well-being. We strive to make living organically and actively much simpler. We invite you to try some of our products and superfood your day!

Our Three Principles:

1. Provide healthy and tasty products
Ready to create some change in your diet? We make it easy. We create organic products with powerful nutritional value and great taste that you can add to simple, everyday recipes for an extra boost. While we work with expert formulators to create products of the highest quality, we understand that there’s always room for new and exciting ideas. This is why we welcome and appreciate your suggestions. We aim to make our products the best they can possibly be because we know that organic should always meet good.

2. Encourage an environmentally friendly and organic lifestyle
Think organic and go green with OMG! We believe that the earth is our home and that we have a responsibility in preserving it. This is why we encourage eco-friendly and organic farming methods, as well as the consumption of organic products. We understand the valuable benefits that a truly organic product has on keeping our bodies and our world clean and alive.

3. Promote global awareness
Pack your bags and come take a virtual journey with us around the world! We want to introduce you to the magnificent regions from which our ingredients come so you can learn more about their rich cultures and realities. After all, we are all just part of one big puzzle called Mother Earth.”

I was lucky enough to sample two of OMG’s superfood powders and even their newly created quinoa based protein based powder.

Quinoa Based Protein Powder

OMG’s Description:

“The first ever quinoa based protein powder. Our formula is organic, vegan, delicious and practical to use. It’s for people who want a protein boost with superfoods like quinoa, hemp, coconut and sacha inchi. It boasts no sugar added, non-GMO, vegan, 100% organic, gluten free, allergen free and with a delicious taste. We do our best to bring the raw materials directly from the source; we import the quinoa and sacha inchi directly from the producers in Peru. There’s simply never been a product quite like this one so help us bring it to the marketplace and be among the first to try it!

The new product will have 10.5 grams of organic protein per 30g serving. It will be available both as a stand-up pouch with 15 servings per package and a box with 12 single serve pouches. It the convenient way to superfood your day with added protein at home or on-the-go.

The combination of ingredients makes it easy to digest. It is the perfect complement to the diet of vegans and vegetarians or people with intolerance to other sources of protein. The powder can be mixed into cereals, smoothies, shakes, bars, and more. But we can’t do it without you so donate and pick your pre-order today!”

My Description & Thoughts:

I feel lucky to have sampled a serving of this protein that is still being tweaked and formulated. It is excellent; it tastes earthy, delicious and satisfying. I mixed it with almond milk in a blender bottle and it was delicious. I am a huge fan of plant based proteins and am excited for OMG to generate more of this power protein concoction!

Check out and support (if you’d like) their campaign to produce more of this quinoa protein blend here.

Maqui Berry Antioxidant Powder

OMG’s Description:

“Add the Antioxidant Powder to a smoothie, dressing, or your daily granola and superfood your day! Maqui Berry has one of the highest amount of antioxidants of any fruit known. Antioxidants may help to remove free radicals from the body, that could lead to a decrease in cell damage, and ultimately assist in the anti-aging process. In addition to the antioxidants from Maqui Berries, our Antioxidant Maqui Berry superblend contains several other amazing ingredients like acai powder and a green tea extract, both of which have beneficial compounds. The green tea extract scored more than 10,000 ORAC units per gram! Together, these ingredients give you powerful and tasty boost for your daily intake of antioxidants.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I’d never heard of this berry before, but it sounds nutritionally dense and full of antioxidants that help keep our cells in tip top shape. It tastes rich and reminds me a lot of a blueberry mixed with a blackberry. I added this Maqui berry powder to my smoothie (with vanilla protein powder) and it was a nice, fruity compliment & antioxidant punch with the protein.

I loved trying this product and I love how easy it is to consume–simply mixed into my daily smoothie/drink. Berry yummy!

Pomegranate Vitamin Powder

OMG’s Description:

“Pomegranate has been consumed for centuries for its magnificent properties. With its high quantity of vitamins, it may help strengthen our bodies’ immune systems.* Our pomegranate superblend combines ingredients like Camu Camu powder, maqui berry powder, and a booster that contains Curry, Guava, Lemon, Sesbania, Amla, Holy Basil and Annato extracts,  providing substantial amounts of beneficial nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, iron, and potassium, just to name a few. Just add the Vitamin powder to a yogurt, shake or any other food in need of vitamins and tasty boost! You won’t be disappointed.

My Description & Thoughts:

This product is similar in texture to the Maqui berry powder and has a sweet, fruit flavor. I am slightly biased to the pomegranate flavor because I am familiar with it and find it delectable.

Like the Maqui powder, this Pomegranate powder goes well in a smoothie or simply with almond/coconut milk. I see it as adding a healthy vitamin boost to my drink. Both of these products have been in the rotation when making my smoothies and I’ve been very happy with both of them.

These OMG products are a dream to individuals who are on the constant search for plant based foods to supplement the current diet.

Share*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.