Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Moom Organic Hair Removal


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Sorry, this post is not going to contain pictures of my hairy legs. I tried taking one and it didn't turn out so I'll spare you. ;) In the past I've tried all kinds of things to remove unwanted hairs - shaving (of course), waxing (ouch, and yucky chemicals), an epilator (serious. torture. device.), shave minimizing lotion (more chemicals), and hair removal cream (awful stuff). Now that I'm a crunchy granola hippy mom I figured I would have to shave the old fashioned way with a bar of soap since even shaving cream has toxins in it.

Actually, I've been using my body wash as shaving gel and it works great. I used to have insanely itchy legs every time I got out of the shower after shaving but its so much better since switching from shaving cream to body wash. (Tom's of Maine) I was quite surprised.


I was even more surprised to come across Moom Organic Hair Removal Kits. The ingredients are totally natural, organic, and harmless: sugar, water, chamomile, lemon juice, and lavender! Since I hate shaving I decided to give this a try. Moom sent me a kit to try and one to give away. Could this work as well as waxing? With no toxic ingredients?

I had a few minutes to try this while Esther was sleeping in her swing. I had two helpers: "Mom, what are you doing?" "I wish I could do that when I get bigger." Ok, it kind of hurts though. "Oh, you'll probably have to take care of me then." Ok, Julia.

Despite the interruptions, it was easy enough to do. Heat the jar - yes I used the microwave, I couldn't spare any precious moments waiting for water to heat up. Spread the sugar solution on and use the provided cloth strips to quickly remove the sugar and unwanted hairs. I am not a pro yet so I did have to shave afterwards too, but the kit worked wonderfully. The sugar solution comes off easily with warm water, much easier then trying to rub off sticky leftover wax.

I used about half the jar, but wasn't completely thorough, so maybe someone else would use a whole jar? Most importantly, my skin is nice and soft and didn't flare up after using this. I put a generous amount of coconut oil on when I was done and let it soak in. Nice soft summer-shorts-ready legs! I'll definitey be using this again.

Want to give it a try? Leave a comment on this post and let me know one shaving product you've tried that you're ready to ditch. Be sure to leave your email address or have it enabled on your blogger profile. If you follow my blog/ and or are email subscribed, you get extra entries, just leave comments letting me know. (For a total of two possible extra entries.) I'll close this on June 9th at midnight. Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check back soon for more fun summer reviews and giveaways.

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44 comments:

  1. I want it! I HATE shaving!!! My skin is so sensitive that no matter what it's always irritated and unhappy with me. The Earth Mama Body Butter helps a bit, but I'd just rather not shave. But being half Mexican, I can get some really harry legs, so this stuff sounds great!

    Nina
    niengolina@gmail.com


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  2. This sounds great for the summer...shaving is not my favorite job! Right now I just use hair conditioner that Greg gets from the hotels when he travels...I'm sure it's got something bad in it...the boys would have a few questions I'm sure, too:)

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  3. I am also not a fan of shaving (and tried to last night with a 38+ weeks pregnant belly...too funny!). I would love to give this a try. I've always thought waxing sounds good, but have been very scared of the discomfort. But, I hate the nicks and such from shaving too...this might be a great way to get soft legs without the hassles!

    Thanks,
    Heather

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  4. I have such sensitive skin that this sounds great! I use shaving cream now, but I don't really like it. I so would love this!

    jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  7. i hate shaving... who has time for it??? i would love to give this a try!

    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  9. I'm with you on the Epilator...who thought that torture device up?! I've been a dedicated waxer for 5 years and am starting to think maybe sugar is the way to go.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I hate shaving and I am so lazy about it. I would love to try this!

    Thanks!

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  11. I've been using Sally Hansen's Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit. I'm going green so I really want to ditch that and go with something more natural.

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  12. Following your blog through Google Friend Connect. :)

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  13. I've tried waxing with mainstream stuff - hate it. It works ok, but it's such a mess - either I'm too sticky after, or the baby oil to remove the stickiness gets everywhere in the tub (or floor the time I was dumb enough to try that) and makes things treacherously slippery!
    As for shaving - I can barely reach my legs right now anyway (35 weeks pregnant) so let's just say I've not been particularly smooth lately. :-(

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  14. Nair has made my skin break out in the past (and it smells awful!), so I stick to shaving with soap or body wash, like you.
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  16. I have ditched nair and tried both the one for facial hair and my daughter had an allergic reaction to it also and use skinmate for sensitive skin when we have to quick shave mainly during the summer
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  19. I would LOVE to try some! I just use a razor and shaving cream, but ever since I switched to a new blade my legs are starting to get itching hive looking things in random spots! I would LOVE to try this!!

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  21. I detest shaving. In the winter I actually go for weeks and weeks on end without. *blush* Now that summer is here, I've been trying something new. I use a sugar scrub(super easy to make yourself) first to exfoliate and then I shave with a regular razor and whatever is handy(soap, lotion, conditioner). It's been working amazingly well. My legs are softer than ever and no rashy razor burn that I had before I started doing the sugar scrub.
    I'm definitely up for trying something new though! I'm curious to know how often you need to use this product. Less than shaving?

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  22. Cool Christy!! I came for the balance bike post and found this one :) I always need help with my legs!

    Tracey from JJG

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  23. I tried and ditched hair removal foam - it was convenient to apply (came in a spray can) but it smelled awful and the foam would not stay put, it started sliding down my leg almost immediately. No more!

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  24. I follow your blog on Google Friends Connect

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  26. I hate paying for expensive razor refills, so I gave Veet a shot and it burned my legs! Thanks for sharing your find; I thought I was doomed to shaving forever.
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  27. I follow your blog.
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  28. I am subscribed through Google Reader.
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  29. I'm on a blood thinner for a clotting issue... so any little nick with the razor bleeds like crazy! I'm totally ready to toss the blades. :)

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  30. I also subscribe to your blog through Google.

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  31. Living in Florida shaving about everyday sign me up!

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  32. I'm ready to ditch cheap blades that go dull so quickly! my email is litleheathen9109 @ Yahoo dot com

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  33. I ditched the epilator after one touch to my legs. Ouch!

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  34. Cheap Bic disposable razors they suck eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  35. shaving is not favorite job to do as hair grows fast within a week. I tried heap Bic disposable razors

    rajee@momsfocusonline.com

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  36. I want to ditch shaving cream. I've tried a couple of those all-in-one razors but they don't shave close and it only lasts about one day.

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