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Indulge Yourself This Valentine's With Live Inspired Organics (And A Giveaway!)

This post is brought to you by Live Inspired Organics, who compensated me for this post. 

If you live on the East Coast, you will know that winter here can seem like an interminable affair, but February offers a glimmer of relief with longer daylight hours and gradually warming temperatures. It is with this sense of hope and anticipation that we celebrate it as the month of love and await the arrival of Spring, and it is also the perfect opportunity for me to introduce an all-natural brand birthed out of a desire to help women understand the fullness of beauty in which they were created. 
Say hello to Live Inspired Organics, an intentional line of bodycare products formulated by industry veteran Gina Tiber to heal, nourish and uplift the bodies and minds of her clients.

All Live Inspired products are handcrafted in small batches with natural and organic ingredients and the utmost care and attention motivated by her faith and her commitment to her craft. One of her favorite parts of the job, Gina shared with me, is developing the aroma or "essence", tapping into its power to bring us to a memory or a place of love, healing, joy and comfort. Gina's thoughtful creations certainly fill part of the void in the bleaker months of winter, when I find myself having to step up my self-care routine. 
In the spirit of Valentine's, I'm reviewing the LOVE collection, with a tantalizing blend of strawberry, sweet orange and peppermint chocolate essential oils that is intended to remind you of all your heart holds dear and offer you some sweet nostalgia.
LOVE Sugar Scrub ($16.95 for 4.3 oz)
The LOVE Sugar Scrub is dear to Gina's heart because it was her first product and what sparked her love for researching ingredients and product formulation. The organic cane sugar is what offers gentle exfoliation for your skin, while the combination of organic coconut, sunflower and pure almond oil offers a luxurious and long-lasting hydration and conditioning for your skin. The addition of the Love Herbal Tea lends a nice aesthetic and aromatic touch. 
The formula can be a little runny depending on the temperature in your home, and I actually leave mine in the fridge. I recommend allowing warm water to soften your skin for about 5 minutes before you begin exfoliating, and then applying just a gentle pressure in circular motions on areas that require attention. A little goes a long way and I appreciate how the scrub never feels too rough and almost just melts into my skin, leaving me with baby-soft and supple skin!
Ingredients: *Coconut Oil, *Pure Cane Sugar, *Sunflower Oil, 100% Pure Sweet Almond Oil, *Love Herbal Tea (*Rose Petals, *Orange Peel, *Damiana Leaf, *Cacao Nibs, *Cinnamon Chips, *Vanilla Beans), *Kosher Lecithin Powder, Kosher Certified Soy and Non-GMO Mixed Tocopherols, *Strawberry Flavor Oil, *Sweet Orange Essential Oil and*Peppermint Chocolate Essential Oil
*Certified Organic
LOVE Body Velvet ($20.95 for 2.25 oz)
The LOVE Body Velvet is my personal favorite, although I think calling it a body soufflé would more accurately describe the texture. The base is a unique blood orange hydrosol that gives the product a sweet citrus profile, infused with a nourishing blend of organic coconut, sunflower, kokum and mango butters and soothing aloe vera gel. The ingredients are whipped to velvety perfection into the most lightweight product that will deeply hydrate and protect your skin. 
This product has been a wonderful inclusion to my arsenal of body moisturizers, and it works beautifully as a standalone product although it can be layered over a more lightly scented body oil. The lotion-to-oil formula penetrates quickly and offers instant relief from my dry skin, provides a healthy and lasting glow. 
Ingredients: Blood Orange Hydrosol, *Coconut Oil, 100% Natural Aloe Vera Gel, *Sunflower Oil, Polyglycerol-3 Beeswax, 100% Pure Kokum Butter, *Mango Butter, Kosher Certified Soy and Non-GMO Mixed Tocopherols, *Strawberry Flavor Oil, *Sweet Orange Essential Oil and *Peppermint Chocolate Essential Oil
*Certified Organic

LOVE Lip Balm ($5.95) and LOVE Organic Herbal Tea ($10.95 for 0.6 oz / 10 servings)
One can never own too many lip balms, especially in winter. Thanks to the blend of organic butters, oils and beeswax, the LOVE Lip Balm will soften and heal even the most chapped lips, with a smooth, creamy consistency that reminds me of my beloved Hurraw! balms. This one tastes like a strawberry dessert with a minty freshness that I want to lick off my lips. If this came in a tinted formula (a little red never hurt anyone), it would be perfect.

Ingredients: *Unrefined Cocoa Butter, *Beeswax, *Coconut Oil, 100% Pure Kokum Butter, *Sunflower Oil, *Strawberry Flavor Oil, *Sweet Orange Essential Oil and *Peppermint Chocolate Essential Oil
*Certified Organic

The LOVE Organic Herbal Tea is the perfect way to unwind after a long day, as a light and subtlely sweet aroma tea. You may detect some earthy undertones from the roasted cacao nibs and damiana leaf - I had not heard of the latter before, but I found out it has been used as an aphrodisiac by the native Mexicans and as a general wellness tonic.

And while I haven't tried this- the tea also doubles as a facial steam to help prepare and boost your skin's ability to absorb moisturizing treatments, and this tea in particular contains all anti-bacterial components that is excellent for fighting acnes and breakouts! It is also perfect for de-stressing as you close your eyes and breathe deep and enjoy the aromatherapy benefits that this has to offer as well. 

Ingredients: *Rose Petals, *Orange Peel, *Damiana Leaf, *Cacao Nibs, *Cinnamon Chips, *Vanilla Beans
*Certified Organic

It is also worthwhile to mention that Live Inspired Organics is also a company that gives back, with part of the profits donated to Word Made Flesh, a ministry that is committed to fighting human trafficking in some of the world's most vulnerable communities, so your purchase benefits both you and the organization! Stay tuned for a full range of body products from Live Inspired, including a body wash, a body mist and other surprises.

Looking forward to some Live Inspired Organics in your self-care routine? Good news- you can use code nihaonewyork to get 20% off your order! 
Hop onto my Instagram to find out how you can win a complete collection of your choice worth over $50, and don't forget to follow Live Inspired Organics on Facebook and Instagram for their latest updates!
In order for me to support my blogging, I may receive compensation for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to products or services on Ni Hao New York. Nonetheless I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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