Aroma Essentials is a pretty known name among natural skin care lovers. I have been following them for last one year but never felt like buying the products. I had read all the rave reviews about the products in different blogs and on their fb page, all about how effective and great each product is, but was really sceptical. Let me tell you why,
- The brand has huge following and apparently the sale is also great, still I couldn’t see any improvement in their packing or labels.
- Usually I follow a brand for pretty long and try to understand their products well before trying them out. In all the AE product reviews, customers clearly complaints about not seeing full product list on labels but still I couldn’t that getting addressed.
- Also in their fb page they claim,
“All our products are freshly handmade in small batches using the finest natural ingredients.we do not use harsh chemicals like petroleum or mineral oil.the colour and scent of our products occur naturally from our ingredients and essential oils.no artificial colours and scents are added.”
But I could find their soaps in bright colours which I did not think was natural.
4. Also customer claims that they could see changes and effects with the first use made me wonder if the products was 100% natural as it claimed.
Anyway their was only one way to find out, use the products.
So I ordered a couple of their products for hair and a few for skin as well. The products came with a pamphlet on how to use them. Atleast the ingredient list could have been printed here.
I have used shampoo bars and to be frank I am not a big fan, only because it weighs down the hair a bit and I get that oily feeling even when I wash twice. So I had asked in particular for a liquid/cream shampoo and Madhurima the sweet lady behind the brand, suggested the onion cream shampoo.
I was intrigued as this is not a familiar ingredient in cleansers. Also I had heard a lot about the benefits of onion juice on hair. So I decided to try it out.
Price : Rs 200
Ingredients : Onion pulp , shea butter , rosemary , cedar wood, lavender e/os
Packing : As you can see, the product comes in a white tub which has an inner lid. It is leak proof as the product is quite thick and not runny. No complete list of ingredients on the label.
Texture : Not very happy with the texture as it is not creamy. As you can see, the product is ivory coloured and is very thick in consistency. On scooping it out, we get scattered soap like pieces that has to be softened up in hand before applying to scalp.
Fragrance : Now this remains true to its ingredients. It has strong mixed smell of onions and the other ingredients. It is not pleasant and it stays in hair after wash. Still not that bad either as this wears out after a while.
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My experience using the product :
This is a gentle cleanser and very natural for sure. The product barely lathers but cleanses the scalp well. I need to wash my hair twice or thrice with the product to completely wash off the oil. Hair needs to be really wet for the product to spread well and cleanse. So scoop out some product, mix with a bit of water and rub it in hands to soften it as well as to lather.Spread it in the scalp and massage well. Wash it off and repeat until the oiliness is completely gone.
I have short hair, shoulder length. Still I need quite a bit of product for that completely cleansed feel.
This cleanser doesn’t make the hair dry and hence is apt for daily use. I wash my hair in the evening, so I don’t mind the smell. Even if you use a pleasant smelling conditioner after, the onion smell remains, as it is quite strong. I don’t mind this at all though.
This is a good gentle hair cleanser for daily use but I would like to try out other hair cleanser varieties, the brand has to offer. In comparison, I still prefer the Gia shampoo though as it is as good as the commercial ones in texture and fragrance, with no non sense ingredients.
PS : So I asked Madhurima about the missing ingredient list and she said since she had to rush from work to design labels and because of space problem, the complete list couldn’t be provided. But in the face book posts she mentions the ingredients. She gave the ingredient list of all products, when asked.
Also regarding the ingredient color, she said the colors used are FDA approved food grade colors.
She is also working on better packing. My main issue is with the products that comes in bottle, like oils, serums etc. So if that could be improved with better labeling, it would be great.