Jungle Botanics Natural Body Glow Nutshell Scrub

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I am a super low-maintenance person when it comes to body care; give me some body wash and a pouf, I'm set! But I have recognized that while I may be clean from the day's dirt and oil, that method of cleaning was no match for dead skin or ashy patches. Even when I tried those exfoliating towels the elbow grease required to effectively scrub myself soft was, honestly, tiring and made my skin feel raw.

When I came across Wishtrend's infomercial/YouTube video for their Jungle Botanics Natural Body Glow Nutshell Scrub, I was intrigued. The promise of soft and glowy skin via a gentle AND foaming scrub fit what I thought I was looking for. While I acknowledge that the video could have ben edited to best feature their product, it seemed believable enough.

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Wishtrend's Description:

The “Natural Body Glow Nutshell Scrub” is a body scrub that contains finely ground walnut shell granules and various natural oils from the jungle. The round-cut granules do not irritate your skin, but gently exfoliates and purifies, leaving your skin healthy, smooth, and glowing.

Round-cut Nutshell Granules
At first glance, the nutshell granules look like ordinary grains of sand. When you take a closer look, you will see the porous surface of the granules. This aids the removal of dead skin cells and other skin impurities by attracting them, making this body scrub ideal of sensitive skin. Walnut shell granules are made from 100% walnut shells, which are biodegradable, thus lowering our ecological footprint.

Energetic Jungle 10-Oils
Cacao seed butter, which ensured the skin health of Amazonian tribes for many centuries, combined with ten different natural oils extracted from various Amazonian plants intensely moisturize your skin. This special combination of natural oils will leave your skin feeling moisturized and smelling seductively sweet.

Directions
1. Squeeze moderate amount of product onto wet skin and massage in circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with water.
2. Recommended use: 2-3 times a week

Ingredients
WATER, JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, GLYCERIN, TEA-LAURYL SULFATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL LAURATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, FRAGRANCE, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, OLEYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, COCAMIDE DEA, TRIETHANOLAMINE, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, CARBOMER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, SUCROSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, MANNITOL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, PENTACLETHRA MACROLOBA SEED OIL, GARCINIA INDICA SEED BUTTER, BERTHOLLETIA EXCELSA SEED OIL, ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ORIGANUM VULGARE LEAF EXTRACT, OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) EXTRACT, MORINGA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT, MALPIGHIA EMARGINATA (ACEROLA) FRUIT EXTRACT, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF EXTRACT, EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT EXTRACT, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF EXTRACT, CROCUS SATIVUS FLOWER EXTRACT, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER EXTRACT, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM FLOWER EXTRACT, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH) KERNEL OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL, HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) SEED OIL, EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT OIL, CAMELLIA JAPONICA SEED OIL, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, PSEUDOZYMA EPICOLA/SOYBEAN FLOUR/ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL FERMENT FILTRATE, TIN OXIDE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM BENZOATE, CI 77491

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Scrub 250 ml / 8.4 fl oz

Wishtrend (250ml): USD $23.90
*They often have sales and deals.

Amazon - Sold by Wishtrend: ranges from USD $18-25 (price varies)

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Packaging

The scrub comes in a standard squeeze tube with a flip-top cap. The opening is sealed with foil to ensure freshness. The tube itself is opaque and therefore cannot see through to precisely know how much product remains.

Since the bottle tapers down toward the cap, if left sitting in the shower, water will tend to collect inside overtime. If left for too long, obviously, mildew will form.

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Color, Texture, & Scent

Caramel colored scrub that feels, looks, and smells like a sugar scrub, but it is not one. The ingredients list does not show to have any sweet sugar particles; it only has walnut shell, a lot of oils, and plant/fruit extracts. The scent does linger well after washing but isn't overpower.

The scrub spreads easily and walnut shell powder is incredibly fine; Wishtrend says the walnut shell granules are round-cut and ideal for sensitive skin. When rubbed with no water it can feel very sandy. When rubbed with water it creates a light bubbly lather.

How I Apply

Direct application // Work in sections. Squeeze the scrub directly onto skin. Gently rub with wet hands to help activate the foaming agents. Nutshell bits like to congregate together more.

With body pouf // Apply like I do if scrubbing with bare hands. Just instead of my hands, I work the nutshell scrub with a wet pouf instead. Disperses and dilutes the particles a lot.

With pumice stone or paddle // Squeeze the nutshell scrub onto the pumice and scrub away at the heels.

Thoughts & Recommendations

Since this is the first body scrub I have tried, I don't have much to compare the experience to. There are some aspects of the product that I have come to like and others I didn't.

I appreciate that the scrub is packed full of the walnut shell particles. It isn't just a tiny amount which is then padded with cleansing agents. However, this also means that actually scrubbing it around on every inch of my body typically leave my hands feeling sore and tingly. (Not abrasive or scratchy by any means but discomfort nonetheless.) Using some kind of buffer like a towel or pouf helps; yet at the same time disperses the granules too much, rendering the scrub less effective.

For those looking to cut SLS out of their lives, the Jungle Botanics scrub is not for them. I don't mind it because I like it when my cleansers and body washes bubble and foam. The lather made it easier to spread and rub the scrub around. As with using a towel or pouf to buff the particles, once the product starts to foam up that also becomes a barrier of sorts.

Applying lotion on my body is also a habit I have yet to form. Even still, my skin never feels dry or tight after using the nutshell scrub. Instead my legs and arms feel noticeably softer. I emphasize feel because it definitely doesn't look softer or glowy—I suspect my legs are too dry for that. It doesn't seem to do much for my ashy patches either even with semi-consistent use.

The soft feeling doesn't last very long, maybe a day or two at max? This seems to make sense since Wishtrend recommends using the scrub 2-3 times a week (which in reality is about every other day or every two days). I cannot comment on how long one tube would last since I took fairly long breaks while using the tube of scrub. But I can say it takes quite a bit of product to cover the entire body.

Softer feeling skin isn't enough to make this scrub a staple product for me. Had it worked wonders for my scaly ashiness, my opinions may be completely different. Had the effects lasted longer, I might reconsider. If anyone's skin isn't as extreme as mine, I don't think Jungle Botanic's Natural Body Glow Nutshell Scrub is a bad product. It is also fairly affordable and easily accessible via the manufacture's Amazon.

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