Becoming Savvy…

If you look up the definition for the word Savvy, you will see it means well informed, smart, etc.  If you are savvy at something, it means you know what you are doing, people look to you for answers in that subject.  My husband is VERY tech savvy and I am, well….snot savvy! Haha My brother is savvy at languages while my other brother is savvy at gymnastics.  Well we have a dear friend, Keri Lehmann, who is savvy at all things body care!  She is a certified nail technician (and by the way does the absolute best manis/pedis you will EVER have) and she has made her own sugar scrubs, body lotions, etc for years.  Well she finally decided to get up the gusto and start selling her products so all of us could enjoy them.  She is lovely creator of, wait for it………Savvy Boheme. As a side note, my husband built her website, isn’t it awesome!

Anyway, These products aren’t just your ordinary lotions, cremes, bath salts, etc.  They are all natural, organic and fair trade ingredients.  The sugar scrubs are natural enough to eat.  Ok, Don’t eat them, but if they just happen to get into your mouth as you are putting it on your face, its not gonna kill you, its actually kinda tasty.  If you ever get a chance to sit down with Keri, ask her about her products and the benefits of them. She will gladly, and enthusiastically, share her story with you.  In fact just sit and talk with her about life in general.  Keri is an absolutely amazing woman and you’ll love her just as much as I do.

Keri only uses essential oils to fragrance her products and they smell amazing! But I will warn you, if you smell her bars of soap, you may want to eat one of them, they smell so good…until you remember its soap! Most moisturizers and lotions have extra “stuff” and preservatives mixed in and as Keri explains, all that “stuff” acts as a barrier, almost like saran wrap, on your skin and doesn’t allow the nutrients to actually get into your skin.  So your skin doesn’t really get the full moisturizing and nutritional benefit from the product and you just waste your money.  When you use ingredients that aren’t natural, your body doesn’t know how to process it, so it has to work extra hard to figure out what to do with it.

A lot of body care and personal products are made with fillers and solvents, like forms of phenol and phthalates…anyone heard of BPA?  Look them up sometime and see what all the health problems they can cause!  They are known to cause female and male infertility and fetal toxicity (which was a shock to me) and for all you fellow scientific people out there, some phenols are germicidal and are used in formulating disinfectants. Others possess estrogenic or endocrine descrupting activity.

I don’t know about you but when I look at the ingredient list on some of my lotion bottles, I can’t pronounce half of them on that long list.  So when I pick up her products and there is a short, simple list of ingredients (all of which I can pronounce and know what they are) its refreshing and makes me feel a whole lot better about putting it on my skin.

Knowing all this has opened my eyes and has caused me to go through all my body care lotions, soaps, moisturizers, etc and toss them all out!  I now only use soaps, lotions, sugar scrubs, bath salts, etc from Savvy Boheme!  I absolutely love them and am sold for life! Some of my personal favorite items are the african black soap (ABS) and Raven’s Balm (to be used as a moisturizer after the ABS). The ABS is one word, A-mazing! It completely strips all the oils from your face so is it a necessity to use a moisturizer after cleaning with the soap.  You can use any of her shea butters, raw sugar scrubs (for an extra benefit of exfoliating as well as moisturizing) but my favorite is the Balm.  You only need a tiny bit and it moisturizes the entire face but also keeps it from feeling all oily.  I have used the ABS for a little over a week now and can tell a difference already.  My face seems to be clearer and the skin looks fresher and younger.  But the most noticeable difference to me is that it doesn’t feel as oily throughout the day.  I have always had a problem with an oily face and after searching many many years  for a product to help with this, I finally found one!

I also love the Whipped Shea Butter and Raw Sugar Scrub.  I have used the Shea butter on my lovely souvenir stretch marks from the twins and it has actually decreased their appearance! I thought I would never be able to get rid of them because, man was I stretched to the max with those boys. I have recently started using her soaps (the Bliss soap smells awesome) and my routine is to use the body soap and then the sugar scrub.  I have actually used the sugar scrub to shave with and it works great as well. Because it moisturizes the legs enough, you don’t need to use lotion afterwards, but I do use the shea butter because that’s just how I roll.  Now that I have given you the knowledge and some recommendations, go get your very own savvy boheme products, you won’t regret it, I PROMISE! You can order them by clicking HERE

Thank you Keri for sharing your products with the rest of us so we can enjoy them too!!

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