I hope your June is going well, mine is surely flying by. A few weeks a go I was sent some Mullein & Sparrow products to review and I have been testing them thoroughly so I can review them honestly now for you!
Mullein & Sparrow was founded in Brooklyn as the life work of herbalist and holistic esthetician Anit Hora. Not only is she great at what she does, she is also a doll. Her line is 100% natural and is a fully plant-based apothecary line.
Enough jibber-jabber. Let’s get to these products.
Of the four products I received, this serum was my most favorite. First of all, the packaging of all these products is fantastic, but I especially love this dainty little glass serum bottle. The serum smells fantastic – it’s really fresh, but herbal and calming at the same time. The consistency is watery and a little runny, but being a collection of oils this doesn’t surprise me. I really love the way this product feels on my skin. It’s very nourishing, but light at the same time. This is definitely lighter than the facial serum I currently use (which you can read about here) and it has been a nice change for while the product has lasted. This size (which is significantly smaller than the full-size serum of .5 fl oz) lasted me longer than I expected – about two weeks and I was using this graciously morning and night. The serum absorbed into the skin quickly, sat very well beneath my makeup, and made my skin look radiant while toning down my redness. This was a lovely product and I will definitely consider purchasing this once my current facial serum drops its last drop. If you are looking for a serum then this is a wonderfully natural product that I highly recommend.
Ingredients: Squalene (olive), Rosa rubiginosa (rosehip seed) oil*, Persea americana (avocado) oil*, vitamin E, essential oils of:Boswellia carterii (frankincense)*, Santalum spicatum(sandalwood)*, Daucus carota (carrot seed)*, Helichrysum italicum spp. serotinum (immortelle)*, Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium)*, Rosa damascena (rose)*,Commiphora myrrha (myrhh)*, Pogostemon cablin(patchouli)*, Cananga odorata (ylang ylang)* *Organic
I know I said the serum was my favorite product, but this steam comes in as a very close second. This was such a treat! I was a little taken aback at first – I couldn’t fathom holding my face scarily close to a bowl of very hot water enjoyable or relaxing. Weirdly enough though, it was. You just take a handful of herbs/flowers from the bag and let it steep in boiling water for some time in a bowl (the wider the rim the better), then you relax with your face above the water (with the steam moving up into your face), and a towel over your head. As odd as it sounds – it’s very spa like and made my skin feel so healthy. Not to mention, when the water hits the dried product the most beautiful thing happens. The flowers open and bloom right in front of your eyes beneath the surface of the water. It’s like a steamed tea for your face. I loved it and will be purchasing this product immediately. The full size is quite a lot bigger than my sample – so it will definitely be worth the while. I also imagine using this in a bath would be lovely – just throwing some flowers and herbs into the warm water for some extra skin benefits while you bask and read the latest edition of Vogue. Mmmm. Yummy.
Ingredients: Lavandula angustifolia (lavender)*, Matricaria chamomilla(chamomile)*, Rosa centifolia (rose)*, Calendula officinalis(calendula)*, Symphytum officinale (comfrey)*, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice root)*, Foeniculum vulgare (fennel)*,Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)*, Urtica dioica (nettle)*,Stellaria media (chickweed)* *Organic