I love getting mail. I had multiple pen pals throughout elementary and junior high school to feed my obsession with receiving mail. To this day, I volunteer with a kids literacy program so that I get more mail. This particular piece of mail contained an extra something special – handmade natural products from a loving family on the other side of the country. And I must say, Fabula Nebulae knows how things should be done.
This amazing company was introduced to me via the magic of Instagram and I was so excited to learn more about them! A small family business local to Holden, Maine, Fabula Nebulae was born to a create a solution for those with sensitive skin and a desire for natural remedies. I’ve used a lot of natural products in my day and have even experimented with making some of my own. These guys take the cupcake!
My box of goodies contained a variety of the products, all emblazoned with their core principle: natural goodness – nothing else.
Grapefruit & Ginger Lip Balm
This is quite possibly my new favorite lip balm. After just a few days of using it, I noticed that my lips were no longer peeling and felt nice & plump again. After continued use, they are super soft and amazing. Definitely going to keep this around! I did make the mistake of keeping it in my pocket for a day and due to the natural oils of the product noticed that it became soft and squishy. The people behind Fabula Nebulae know this about their products and the package did come with instructions on how to remedy this situation! Placing in a cool place will help to solidify the natural oils quite nicely!
Now, I have been using a deodorant from another Maine company for a few years now and I was excited to try this. It did not disappoint! It has the texture of a solid, goes on clear like a gel despite it being opaque, and has a nice light scent that’s not overpowering. I’ve been using it daily since I revived it and barely notice that I have it on – which is a good thing! It is also moisturizing, especially after shaving, but doesn’t leave any oily or “wet” residue and doesn’t soak through clothing. My days are often 10+ hours, including teaching and my own workouts….this lasts through it all!
Sugar Scrub for Rough Spots (Cheering Citrus)
I have to be honest, I was expecting to experience another scrub that was either too course or too slimy. To my surprise, this one was just right. I think it’s the honey that keeps it soft without being runny. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself. Another thing that I love about this scrub is that doesn’t dissolve away the instant it mixed on your skin with water. It actually gives you a chance to scrub away those rough spots. And if you drop a little too soon, odds are you’ll be able to pick it up and continue using your handful. It doesn’t just slip away down the drain. You would be hard pressed to find a better scrub than this.
Muscle & Joint Soother
This has been a delight to have around towards to end of my pregnancy. With my joints and ligaments softening, I have been subject to some light pains here and there, but nothing this soother can’t handle. Now, you do have to be careful with certain essential oils during pregnancy so it’s a good idea to check with your doctor or midwife before you use any. This was deemed safe for my situation and I am so thankful for that. Not pregnant or breastfeeding? No worries – use it as often as you need! Again, it’s made with a lot of natural oils & butters that don’t leave you sticky and aromatherapy to boot. I will forever have this in my medicine cabinet.
Bumble Fairy Sun Dust
Just because every girl needs a little sparkle from time to time! I’ve actually taken to carrying this around with me on a daily basis, just in case the mood strikes. It’s not the roll-on glitter stick that I remember from my childhood, but a subtle sparkle that just makes you go ‘yay!’ It comes in a cute little pot (that will last a WHILE) and you get to decide how glittery you want to be by how much you apply. The solidified carrier that the glitter is in helps it adhere to your skin and will seriously last an entire day. I usually just wear it on my collar bone for fun, but no reason you can’t have fun with it!
There are so many wonderful products on their website, they no doubt have the body care items that you are looking for. Personally, I plan on adding some Quiet the Storm skin calming salve (one of the original products) to my collection in preparation for the birth of my baby and look forward to what new products this family business concocts next!
Shop for Fabula Nebulae online at http://www.fabulanebulae.com for the best in natural body care products for the whole family.