On to the review!
I was sent the lavender flavor soap and it was lovely. Pretty simple.
|KE's Lavender Soap|
Smell. Look. Feel: Of course, this soap has a calming lavender scent, which just relaxes you instantly. I like that you can see little pieces of lavender in the soap. This gives it a kind of earthy home-grown feel.
Efficiency: This soap cleansed my body and had me smelling like a lavender princess. Again, pretty simple and straight-forward.
So castor oil is really the star of Haitian natural hair care traditions and Kreyol Essence has appropriately made it their star product, offering splendid and unique renditions of it. I was excited when I opened my package and saw a ton of little castor oil bottles with some interesting fragrances. I was sent the original, lavender, orange, lemon, and peppermint fragrances.
|KE's Orange Castor oil|
Efficiency: Kreyol Essence's castor oil is really high quality and works pretty much like the raw street castor oil that we're used to picking up in Haiti. The benefit of KE castor oil is that its consistency is slightly thinner, making it easier to apply. This is really important for me since I am unable to use Haitian castor oil for its number 1 rated use amongst us naturalistas; as an actual hair oil! It's usually way too thick for me and kind of makes my hair hard, but that isn't the case with KE's castor oil at all. Additionally, the smell isn't as potent, which is super.
I very much look forward to trying and reviewing KE's other products, particularly the Pomad Kreyol and Palma Shea; they sound scrumptious.
If you're looking to support a Haitian company that has a strong mission and great products to back it up, then definitely check Kreyol Essence out.. As a curator of Haitian natural healing traditions, I truly appreciate Kreyol Essence and their vision of natural health, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility with a Haitian kick. Natural with a purpose, indeed!