Desert Essence Organics Haul

Desert Essence Organics HaulI’ve praised Desert Essence Organics shampoos many times on this blog, and it is still one of my favorite hair care brands. Ever since I’ve fallen in love with it, I’ve been wanting to try more products from its range. After a careful consideration, this time I decided to go with Green Apple & Ginger Volumizing Shampoo, Island Mango Enriching Conditioner, and Green Apple & Ginger Refreshing Body Wash.

Desert Essence HaulGreen Apple & Ginger Body Wash (237 ml)
This is my first body wash from Desert Essence, so I had no idea what to expect. My first thought when I opened the bottle was that the scent reminds me of real apples – fresh and revitalizing scent with a bit of bitterness. This body wash is a bit runny, so you have to be careful not to squeeze out more than you need. I enjoy using it in the morning because it makes me feel clean and refreshed. It feels a bit cooling, too. It doesn’t dry out the skin but doesn’t leave it moisturized either, so I need a body lotion afterward to make the skin softer. Overall, I’m very satisfied with the purchase, and I’m definitely intrigued to try other shower gels from the Desert Essence range.

See the ingredients:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract*, Coco-glucoside, Sodium Coco-sulfate, Lauryl Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin*, Natural Fragrance/Flavor, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract*, Yucca Brevifolia (Yucca Cactus) Root Extract*, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract*, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract*, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Sea Kelp) Extract*, Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract*, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate. *Certified organic. Vegan, wheat & gluten free.

Desert Essence Green Apple Shampoo & Mango ConditionerGreen Apple & Ginger Shampoo (237 ml)
I used to be a big fan of the old version Lavera Apple Milk shampoo, so when I saw that Desert Essence has a shampoo containing apple extract, I knew I have to try it. Apple extract is known for stimulating hair growth, restoring vitality, and giving shine. Green Apple & Ginger shampoo has the same bittersweet scent as the body wash from the Green Apple & Ginger range. Though the consistency is much thicker, it’s still manageable and easy to rinse off. The shampoo leaves my scalp refreshed and my hair clean and volumized. It doesn’t give as much shine as Desert Essence Raspberry shampoo, but enough for the hair to look healthy and beautiful.

See the ingredients:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract*, Coco-glucoside (Coconut/Sugar), Sodium Coco-sulfate (Coconut), Lauryl Glucoside (Coconut/Sugar), Decyl Glucoside (Coconut/Sugar), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin (Palm)*, Natural Fragrance/ Flavor (Parfum/Aroma), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract*, Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B-5, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract (Maca Root)*, Yucca Brevifolia Root Extract (Yucca Cactus)*, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey)*, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract*, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract (Sea Kelp)*, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract*, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate. *Certified organic. Vegan, wheat & gluten free.

Island Mango Conditioner (237 ml)
All Desert Essence products I’ve tried had nice, fruity scents. I’m not the biggest fan of sweet scents, but I liked all of them. This conditioner, though, is another story: not only its scent is way too sweet and perfume-ish, but it has little to do with a mango. Described as enriching, deeply moisturizing with mango seed butter, organic shea butter, and jojoba oil, this conditioner was surprisingly light and, well, mediocre. It would work lovely for someone with normal hair that needs a simple everyday conditioner, but I won’t be repurchasing it.

See the ingredients:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Natural Fragrance (Parfum), Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B-5), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract (Maca Root)*, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Sea Kelp) Extract*, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract*, Yucca Schidigera Leaf/Root/Stem Extract*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract*, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid. *Certified Organic. Vegan, wheat & gluten free.

Desert Essence products are available online at many stores including Walgreens, Vitacost, Iherb, and others.

Have you tried these products from Desert Essence?

Inga | Organic Beauty Blogger
Inga | Organic Beauty Blogger

I’m Inga, the creator of this online place called Organic Beauty Blogger. Since 2013, I’ve been on a mission to redefine beauty by sharing my insights into the world of green beauty.

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Liz | Lipstick & Confetti

These sound delicious!

xo, Liz

Beast Loves Beauty
8 years ago

I had grape shampoo & conditioner (smelled yummy), i would like to try also their coconut hair range 🙂 I think i also had their coconut body lotion some time ago but didn´t like it that much.

Organic Beauty Blogger

Oh, I have my eye on the grape range too! Also, revitalizing Italian lemon shampoo looks like something worth a try. I’m sorry to hear you didn’t like DE coconut body lotion! Was it because of the sweet scent?

The Lipgloss Librarian
The Lipgloss Librarian
8 years ago

I love to mismatch shampoo and conditioner 🙂 this is one of those brands I have always wanted to try and it just hasn’t happened yet. would have to find one that is best for annoyed scalps.

Inga | Organic Beauty Blogger

There’s a fragrance-free shampoo & conditioner in Desert Essence range. Though, I’ve never tried any of them, but if your scalp is easily irritated, it might be what you’re looking for.

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