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And so begins my search for more naturally based beauty products that fit within the budget of the not-quite-middle-class.  I knew it was going to be more expensive than I’m used to paying.  (When you loath paying more than $2 for a bottle of shampoo what isn’t?) I was braced for it.  Almost.

Actually, it wasn’t that bad.  It just meant I had to search a little harder for what I wanted and be willing to drop $15 for 1.5oz of face lotion.  (Thank God that I didn’t have to do that in the end.  But I was willing.)

And I did all of my searching at Walgreens.  I am sure there are better, more natural products out there.  I’m positive of it.  However, we are a young, single income family and I am careful to stay within our means.  (Translation: There aren’t a lot of moolahs to spare.)

In my searching I discovered that Burt’s Bees has a new line of natural products.  Their original formula stuff is still a lot better than some of the cheap garbage that I used to buy that is on the market, but they’ve taken it a step further.

The product is called güd from Burt’s Bees.  The Walgreens I was at carried only two of the scents, but upon visiting the güd website I discovered a third (and a fourth for Target shoppers)!  I’m only going to talk about the scent I bought, since I didn’t smell the others.

Originally I was going to purchase the shampoo and conditioner of another brand, but güd was on sale and had prettier scents (though is generally more expensive per ounce than the other brand, so you may see me review it in the future).  Another cool thing?  When you purchase a bottle of their hair products you can text in for an email coupon.  AND if you “like” them on Facebook you can also get one.  So, next time I need some güd products (güd…good…haha.) I have three coupons to use.  Fancy schmancy!  Thanks güd!

SO!  I purchased the Nourishing Shampoo, Softening Conditioner, and Hand Cream.

On with the reviews!

güd Nourishing Shampoo in Orange Petalooza
Paraben, phthalate, SLS, and petrochemical free.  Blood Orange Flower scented (Orange Petalooza).12oz. $6.99-$8.99.
In-Store Impression:
The bottles are super cute and happy!  It smells pretty and crisp, like citrusy things should.
First Use Impression:
Smells pretty and makes me happy in the shower.  Because it is SLS free it doesn’t foam the same so it may take me a couple of uses to figure out just how much I need for my thick hair.  Rinsed out easily and left my hair feeling soft and clean, even before conditioner.

güd Softening Conditioner in Orange Petalooza
Paraben, phthalate, SLS, and petrochemical free.  Blood Orange Flower scented (Orange Petalooza). 12oz. $6.99-$8.99.
In-Store Impression:  The same as the Shampoo.  I really like that the conditioner bottle is upside down.  Super easy to tell apart in the shower.
First Use Impression:
My hair still smells slightly orangy-sweet after being blown dry, which is always a plus!  I’ll have to ask people to smell my hair throughout the day to see how long it lasts.  (No that’s not creepy.)  The product was really silky and light feeling going on, and my hair still feels soft and moisturized, which is nice for my thick and sometimes frizzled hair.

güd Hand Cream in Orange Petalooza
Paraben, phthalate, SLS, and petrochemical free.  Blood Orange Flower scented (Orange Petalooza). 3oz. $7.99-$8.99.
In-Store Impression: Same as above.  Good size to keep in my purse.
First Use Impression: Feels super silky as you’re rubbing it in and not at all greasy.  My hands feel super soft, even an hour after I first applied it.  And I can still smell a hint of Petalooza!

I’m going to go ahead and use the product for 1-2 weeks and I’ll be back with an update on how I like the product.  If you’re looking for something, right away, however, based on my early impressions…I’d pick this up!  Don’t forget to get some coupons, too!

I was not paid or reimbursed for this review.  As far as I know, güd, doesn’t have a clue who I am or that I exist.  I bought the product because I needed it and wrote a review in the hopes of helping others currently seeking good, reasonably priced products with less chemical yuckiness in them.  Please no one sue me.