Imagine yourself lying in fresh, green grass, enjoying the late spring air under a linden tree. The fragrance is intoxicating. You want to stay, living the fleeting experience for each moment the flowers are in bloom, but, you have to move on. The memory persists, though. You can recapture it with Morningside's Simple Originals Linden Flower Lotion ($10.99).
New to me, Simple Originals is "Nature's Own Collection." The products are made from 97% naturally derived ingredients, offer lovely packaging, and have formulas that are resplendent with rich textures, antioxidants, and the fabulous, unique, subtle, fresh, and clean fragrances of nature.
I was given an opportunity to try Simple Originals by Morningside, and I didn't hesitate to select Linden Flower Lotion, even though each of the products looked delightful. The true scent of the linden captivates me. Ever since my body lotion (more cream than lotion) arrived, I've applied it at every opportunity, trying to summon that memory. The lotion is as close to the actual linden scent as any linden-fragranced product I own. It's sweet, lingering, and addictive.
The Simple Originals Body Lotion formulas contain a range of natural moisturizers, antioxidants, vitamins, and herbal extracts, such as shea butter, glycerin, aloe, green tea extract, camellia leaf extract, grapefruit seed extract, and vitamins (A, C, and E). Simply put, the natural ingredients are good for your skin.
Morningside, founded in 2004, is a woman-owned business with the mission to give everyone access to healthy and natural body-care products that are also luxurious. Morningside believes its customers should be able to trust that they are getting safe, quality ingredients at a fair price. The body lotions are pH-balanced, without parabens or animal-derived ingredients, and have no artificial coloring. All of Morningside's products are cruelty-free and manufactured in the United States at an FDA-inspected facility. Not only does Morningside offer Simple Originals, they have three other lines - all made with the same philosophy. Lots of well-known women have already discovered Morningside, among them Rachael Ray. Wouldn't you know the Food Network celebrity likes Tomato Blossom? If she's anything like me, she has the handy pump-top moisturizer close at hand and treats herself frequently.
The bottle of Linden Flower Lotion I received is beyond generous at 16 ounces! When I go to replenish, I won't break the bank either. I'll definitely order another Linden Flower Lotion (it's simply divine - in addition to being Simply Original). I'm also going to have to get my hands on the Blood Orange Body Lotion, and a few of the hand soaps. There's currently a buy two, get one free offer. Maybe I shouldn't wait.
I think I just entered a long-term relationship. You can join me in the Morningside cult by visiting the company's Facebook page to learn more or their Web site to browse. You'll see a free shipping offer (for purchases over $35).
Photo at top courtesy of Morningside; botanical print courtesy of etsy.com