Hey you! Thanks for reading today! 🙂 I don’t know about you, but I LOVE the smell of gardenia flowers. It is probably my favorite scent in the whole world, and that started at a young age. My uncle had a gardenia bush in his backyard and I remember as a little girl I would pick the flowers and keep them in boxes and press them in books. I have a few of those to this day and they still smell amazing.
Whenever I see a gardenia scent option in my favorite products, you bet I pick it up to try it out! These are three of my current favorites that I have been using:
It’s no surprise that I love Pacifica’s products, and if you haven’t checked them out yet, you need to! Pacifica has a whole line of products all in their Tahitian Gardenia scent and it’s safe to say I am in love. It is a very strong flowery scent, so if florals aren’t your thing, this definitely isn’t for you. BUT they do have some other amazing scents you can check out!
I picked up their Tahitian Gardenia Body Wash at my local Marshalls store for a heavily discounted price and was very excited to try it out! Let me start out by saying that a little bit goes a longgg way with this product. Seriously, just a little dab on your loofah and you’re in business. This is super lathery and moisturizing. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry at all after the shower. I will say that at times it makes my sensitive skin act up, so I try to use sparingly and in areas I know I won’t break out. The bottle itself holds a pretty generous amount but I am about halfway through and have been using it for a month. So, in my opinion, it goes pretty quick if you’re someone who likes to use a lot of product at a time. I really love the scent and how it feels on my skin, but honestly, I probably will not repurchase because it does make me break out around my chest. If you’re someone who is not so sensitive to strong oils then I highly recommend checking this out! Like all Pacifica products, this is vegan, cruelty-free, AND it’s free of harsh chemicals, parabens, and sulfates! 🙂
The other Pacifica product that I have been using in their Tahitian Gardenia scent, is the Body Butter. I purchased this from their website directly and decided to try out the smaller tube first so I could see if I really liked it. This stuff is amazing. It’s thick, creamy, smells amazing, and isn’t too oily. It moisturizes my hands perfectly and lasts for a long time. This is something I would definitely repurchase in the larger size. I love that it comes in the mini tube option because it is perfect for on-the-go or something you can stash in your drawer at work. I haven’t had any sensitive skin reactions to the body butter, but then again I am only using it on my hands and arms. This is such an awesome vegan and cruelty-free lotion option. More importantly, it is good for your skin. It is super hydrating and I highly recommend it! I believe this mini tube option is only available on their website (correct me if I’m wrong) but you can find the hand cream tube options at Ulta. I am very pleased with this product and intend on trying out their other body butter scents too!
Another product I found at my local Marshalls with the gardenia scent, is the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Conditioner. I have a new obsession with this brand and I am absolutely loving everything I try from them! This conditioner is simply amazing. It is pretty thick, almost like a lotion, and really hydrates my hair. The scent is more of the classic gardenia flower scent but not overpowering at all. The bottle is huge so this will definitely last me a while. It performs just like any other conditioner does, and leave my hair very soft and tangle free. I can take a comb and run it straight through without any problems after my shower. I have noticed the frizz in my hair gets better after using this conditioner, and it leaves it shiny! It is also a great feeling knowing that I am no longer putting harsh chemicals on my hair. Alba Botanica’s products all have vegetarian ingredients (except for a few with beeswax so be sure to look out!) and they are free of parabens and sulfates, just like Pacifica! Not to mention, this brand is supppper affordable and can be found at pretty much at any local drugstore nowadays. They have a few other scents available in their conditioners, but I plan on sticking with this one for a while. 🙂
Have any other vegan and cruelty-free gardenia scented products that you love? Let me know in the comments below!
Note: All products were purchased and reviewed honestly by me.