Out of Africa Shea Butter Body Oil in Vanilla Review

Out of Africa Shea Butter Body Oil in Vanilla Review

Shea butter is one of my favorite moisturizing products. I feel like everything with shea in it just works so well! When I was given a chance to try the Out of Africa Shea Butter Body Oil in Vanilla, I was interested to see how it would work out. I previously used their Shea Butter Lip Balm and the Body Oil in Grapefruit and was really pleased with the results. I have used a variety of body oils in the past and the results tend to vary.

Claims: “Our body oils contain pure, unrefined shea butter and are infused with avocado, sweet almond and olive oil. These oils will glide on smoothly and penetrate deeply into your skin without ever feeling greasy or sticky. Naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants A, E, and F, they provide the ultimate nourishing, hydrating and anti-aging benefits. Your skin will feel incredibly soft and supple!”

Ingredients: Pure unrefined shea butter, avocado oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil, vanilla bean oil

Pros: Sweet scent. Very moisturizing. Absorbs into skin quickly. No greasy feel. Paraben free. Sulfate free. Phthalate free. Cruelty free and vegan formula.

Cons: The scent may be a bit sweet for some.

The Verdict: Just like the grapefruit body oil, I also really liked this one. It smells so sweet and delicious! You can tell that there is real vanilla in the product. I personally love it, but it may be too sweet for some. It was very moisturizing and not at all greasy. I feel like these body oils really live up to their claims. Plus, they just smell delicious!

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Out of Africa Shea Butter Body Oil in Grapefruit Review

Out of Africa Shea Butter Body Oil in Grapefruit Review

In the warm summer months, I love a heavy duty moisturizer that will make my skin feel super soft. The problem with many of them is that they are just too heavy and end up leaving my skin feeling sticky. When I was given a chance to try the Out of Africa Shea Butter Body Oil in Grapefruit, I was interested to see how it would work out. I previously used their Shea Butter Lip Balm and was really pleased with the results. I have used a variety of body oils in the past and the results tend to vary.

Claims: “Our body oils contain pure, unrefined shea butter and are infused with avocado, sweet almond and olive oil. These oils will glide on smoothly and penetrate deeply into your skin without ever feeling greasy or sticky. Naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants A, E, and F, they provide the ultimate nourishing, hydrating and anti-aging benefits. Your skin will feel incredibly soft and supple!”

Ingredients: Pure unrefined shea butter, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, grapefruit oil

Pros: Fresh and natural grapefruit scent. Very moisturizing. Absorbs into skin quickly. No greasy feel. Paraben free. Sulfate free. Phthalate free. Cruelty free and vegan formula.

Cons: None.

The Verdict: Overall, I really enjoyed this body oil. I loved the scent! It smells like you just cut open a grapefruit, which is super refreshing and energizing. It moisturized well without leaving me feeling sticky or heavy. I’m not sure if I saw any anti-aging benefits like the claims mentioned, but with long-term use and the ingredients used I could see there potentially being some anti-aging benefits.

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Vegan Protein Waffles with Chocolate Protein Soft Serve Recipe

Vegan Protein Waffles with Chocolate Protein Soft Serve Recipe

My protein waffle kick has only increased over the past couple of months. It’s just so quick and easy to make a batch of delicious waffles that are not only vegan, but also soy-free, and gluten-free! Recently I paired them with some healthy chocolate protein soft serve for a super decadent feeling brunch that was actually quite healthy.

To make the protein waffles, you can follow my recipe from the post Vegan Protein Waffles with Perfect Fit. Perfect Fit is one of my favorite protein powders. It’s made from brown rice protein, which seems to work really well in this recipe. Despite being gluten-free, the waffles are fluffy and moist like traditional waffles. This protein powder is also  organic, raw, gluten-free, soy-free, and Kosher.

That being said, I find that Plant Fusion protein powder actually works the best in the soft serve. It blends in really well and doesn’t have that gritty texture that some protein powders can have.

What you will need to make Chocolate Protein Soft Serve:

  • 2 ripe bananas, frozen
  • 1 scoop chocolate Plant Fusion protein powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons plain, unsweetened almond milk

Vegan Chocolate Protein Soft Serve Recipe

How to make Chocolate Protein Soft Serve:

  1. Put a scoop of chocolate protein powder in the bottom of your blender.
  2. Add the frozen bananas in a blender and let them sit for about 5 minutes. This lets them thaw out a little bit for easier blending.
  3. Start blending at the lowest setting possible. It will take a bit for the banana to start blending. At first, it will blend into pea size chunks but then start to turn creamy and smooth. I use a Vitamix for this. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, or just want a creamier texture, add in the almond milk.
  4. Continue to blend on the lowest setting until it’s creamy and smooth.
  5. Enjoy!

If you try this recipe, please let me know. I love getting comments on the recipe posts and please tag me on Instagram or Twitter if you share a picture.

Food styling by Justin M.G. Mendez.

Logical Harmony for Vegan Lifestyle Magazine Issue No 9

Logical Harmony for Vegan Lifestyle Magazine Issue No 9

The most recent issue of Vegan Lifestyle Magazine is now out! I contributed an article on cruelty free and vegan razors. While making sure that items like our cosmetics are cruelty free and vegan, it’s a shock to many people to find out that their razor may not be. It could be from a company who tests on animals and could even contain animal ingredients. Download the magazine and read the article to find out all the details.

I have some exciting news for Logical Harmony fans – I am now a monthly contributor to Vegan Lifestyle Magazine! This magazine is available through iTunes and the AppStore and is full of amazing articles, recipes, and more. I’m really excited about this and can’t wait to share more articles in the future.

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