Comfort and Joy Apothecary; a Simple, Luxurious Skincare Line

Disclosure: I did receive these products from Comfort and Joy, but all views are my own. I would never endorse a product that I wouldn’t use myself.

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I hope you have fun plans today, whether you are celebrating with a significant other, friends, or yourself. Everyone deserves some love today! 

On this day all about love, I wanted to tell you all about a new product line: Comfort and Joy Apothecary. Maybe you want to buy yourself something special today?

I met Lisa, the owner of Comfort and Joy Apothecary, through a Facebook group of which we’re both members.

And I’m so glad I did! Even though we’ve not met in person, Lisa seems like one of the sweetest, most genuine people you’ll ever meet. Lisa is passionate about her line at Comfort and Joy Apothecary and takes great care to ensure she only uses the cleanest, plant-based ingredients. 

There are plenty of opportunities to meet and chat with formulators within the green beauty world. Lots of formulators care deeply about the development of their products, and that’s exactly why I loved chatting with Lisa. She was really helpful when explaining her line and process.

Lisa writes, “All of my scents are my own blends and I use only Essential Oils, Absolutes, and CO2 extracts. I use clays and botanicals for color – no micas, no oxides.”

Basically, that means her products are really clean. Remember when we talked about fragrances? Using a CO2 process is practically the best way to extract the essence of the plant when capturing essential oils because it doesn’t alter the oil with high heat. 

Lisa graciously sent me a few products to try and I can’t wait to tell you about them.

Lavender Body Oil

I love lavender. It’s probably my favorite scent; I find it so calming. I also happen to love body oils so this product combines two of my favorite things! 

I like to use oil right out of the shower so my skin is still a little damp when I put it on. I think that helps your skin absorb the oil a bit more. The scent of lavender is not overwhelming in this oil nor is the oil too heavy, it’s light and fresh. 

There are four ingredients in this body oil: Apricot Kernel Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and Lavender Essential Oil.

Apricot Kernel Oil comes from the seed of the apricot and is a very light, thin oil, making it a great base for a body oil.

Fractionated Coconut Oil is a fraction of coconut oil and it doesn’t solidify at room temperature like whole coconut oil. It’s also a bit more stable than whole coconut oil and is great for dry skin. (As an aside, fractionated coconut oil and MCT oil is the same thing. I’m going to do a blog post in the future about ingesting MCT oil and its benefits.) 

Meadowfoam Seed Oil is also a very stable oil and is a substitute for jojoba oil in skincare products. It’s a very moisturizing oil and helps lock moisture in your skin. 

I love how simple the formulation is while simultaneously feeling really nice on your skin. If you haven’t tried a body oil before, the oils from Comfort and Joy Apothecary would be great ones to start with!  

Sea Clay Mask 

I recently got my first facial and the facialist told me my skin is drier than I realized. She recommended I find an exfoliating mask rather than an exfoliating scrub to use on my sensitive face. Two days later I was introduced to Lisa and she recommended this mask

The Sea Clay Mask is made up of three types of Clay, Rosemary Powder, and Activated Bamboo Charcoal.  

The Kaolin Clay, Sea Clay, and Rhassoul Clay all help to absorb excess dirt and oil, draw out impurities, exfoliate and soften, and improve the texture of your skin.

The Rosemary Powder helps to exfoliate and the Bamboo Charcoal absorbs nasty stuff from your skin. 

This mask is not harsh at all; it’s very gentle, even for an exfoliator and I’m so glad I found it! I’ve been rotating it in about once a week since I received it. 

(If you want to read more about cleansing with clay, check out Sarita’s post.)

Comfort and Joy Apothecary 

You can read more about Comfort and Joy Apothecary on their site. If you’re looking for a few simple yet luxurious skincare products, these might be for you!

Disclosure: I did receive these products from Comfort and Joy, but all views are my own. I would never endorse a product that I wouldn’t use myself.