The Best Beauty Brands For 2014: R.L. linden & co.

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R.L. linden & co. is made up of two friends, Robin & Lynn, who have over 30 years combined experience in creating all natural skincare, bath and body products and teas.  Robin, a Master Nutrition Therapist, has a background in fitness instruction.  Lynn Till is an award winning tea blender and an herbalist who focuses in women’s health.  They’re both delightful little plant and beauty nerds and I love catching up with them on Instagram  & Twitter – also, I’ve completely fallen in love with their incredible line of beauty products & tea!

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Thousand Petal Beautifying Mist – $48 for 3.38 oz

Let’s talk the first product I ran out of first, shall we?  I did a raving review over here, but really, I am still in lust with this healing toner.  It smells like you are laying in a field of freshly cut roses.  Fresh Neroli – my favorite scent for skin and mood therapy – Honeysuckle, Rose, hints of Jasmine & Jojoba Oil make this a decadent treat for your face, pillow, neck, behind your ears, as a pick me up under your nose or on your wrists!  Used on the face as a toner, it reduces redness, calms aggravated skin, reduces break outs and smells incredible on top of that!  Highly recommended for all skin types.

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Ms. Tilly Rosalie’s Beauty Tea – $24 for 1.1 oz

This blend of floral tea is incredible for a skin and mind detox.  This was my staple tea in New York and I was happy to bring it back to California with me and take little sips throughout the colder days of January.  It works well as a cold tea for hotter days too!

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This tea, blended with Organic Linden Flower & Leaf, Organic Rose Petals and Organic Hibiscus Flowers clears toxins from the body, fights infection in the digestive track, promotes glowing skin, helps kidney function and soothes nerves!  I love the calming taste and let’s face it – the loose tea itself is just beautiful!

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Ironwood Signature Perfume Oil – $38

Named after one of the ladies favorite Denver storesIronwood – this unisex perfume combines anointing oils – like Frankincense, Palo Santo and Copal in a base of Jojoba for a woodsy, healing, seductive smell.  It is a perfect aromatherapy to rub on your hands and inhale, put a few drops on your pillow for deep sleep or some on your neck, temples, and pressure points to relieve anxiety.  I also prefer adding it to in a few drops to an oil burning or room cleansing so that my whole room can smell like this stuff. Let’s just say if a boy smelled like this – I would instantly fall in love! 🙂

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La Balmba Healing Rose Balm – $22

I love my garden roses and I love my organic rose products.  I think as far as healing goes, roses are just the bees knees. The rose offers a soothing property to the nerves and emotional /psychological state of mind. It is regarded as a mild sedative and anti-depressant. It is increasingly used in treatments for conditions of stress: nervous tension, peptic ulcers, heart disease, among other things. There is indication that rose essence may also positively influence digestion, bile secretion, womb disorders and circulation.

Formulated for lips, this rose balm restores, moisturizes, and keeps my pout hydrated and soft while smelling fantastic!  I’ve also been using it for dry patches on my palms and knees – my “ashy areas” – and it treats them really well!  Just a dime size amount to a dry spot, a small massage, and I don’t need to moisturize again for a long time!

Ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Candelila Wax, Coldpressed Meadowfoam Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil Infused with Wildcrafted Alkanet Root, Cold Pressed Avocado Oil, Castor Oil and Therapeautic Grade Essentials of Bulgarian Rose and Vanilla Bourbon

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Close To Me Uplifting Deodorant 

This smells waaaaay too good to be a deodorant.  But okay.  If you say so! 😉  I use this on my Yoga Mat, in my shoes, on my body and I’ll spray some on my chest, on pillows or in the air for aromatherapy because it has such a calming, relaxing, woodsy and unisex (!!) smell!  I hadn’t used a Spray Deodorant before, and I have to say I’m actually really impressed!  It holds up way better than many store brand deodorants I’ve bought and doesn’t leave behind any grease, mess or bad odor.   Hints of Bergamot, Rose and Vanilla make it irresistible.  Once again, boysget on this!  For most girls it would mean marriage if you smelled like this.  Seriously.

Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Organic Olive Leaf Extract, Organic Tamanu Oil, Essential oils of Bergamot, Rose Geranium and Bourbon Vanilla, Flower Essences of Borage, Corn, Dandelion and Dogwood

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Your Eyes Only – Gentle Makeup Remover

I ran out of this pretty quickly as well, because it just works SO well!  Massage a dime size amount onto the whole face, remove make-up and oil with a warm damp cloth and follow with cleanser or apply a few drops to a cotton pad/swab and gently swipe for targeted make-up removal.  Don’t get me wrong – you definitely need to cleanse after you use this, but it removes makeup in such a lovely, soft, & velvety way that it’s a treat to use and also helps pores unclog as you do it!  Fractionated Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil &  Essential Oil of Bourbon Vanilla are the only 3 ingredients and I am assuming this little makeup remover has a ton of other healing uses as a face oil by itself.  Skin is glowing, happy and healthy after using this gentle method which I love!

Have you tried any products from R.L. linden & co?

*These products have been generously gifted to me for the purpose of review.  With deep appreciation, I give my fully informed and honest opinion always.

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