I decided today that I'd share some of the emails and private messages that we've gotten regarding our products. I won't bother repeating here the messages you can see on the Reef Botanicals Facebook page, since you can just go there to read them, so these are just private messages we've received.
So... here goes...
"The shaving soap is the BOMB. Been using crappy razors ... and using them way past when they should've been tossed ... and NOT ONE NICK since I started out using that stuff. Still have to use conditioner even with your shampoo, but my hair is ridiculously thick and coarse. BUT ... I got my hair colored right before you sent my package. I only shampoo about once a week because ... it fades my color like CRAZY and I want to keep the red as long as possible. So I've used your shampoo about 4x now. I'm used to seeing the water turn a pinky color when I rinse shampoo out ... and with your shampoo? NO PINK. NONE. Not even on the VERY FIRST WASH after the color. I am AMAZED. I'm a hairdresser's kid ... I've used only the very 'best stuff' on the market my entire life. I've been coloring my hair since I was 14 years old. And that's NEVER EVER happened."
"I've been using [Reef Botanicals] shampoo since March. Still use conditioner and I think that's because it's colored 'cause my hair is fine and short, but I just love it. Will never go back to anything else and I'm an ex-hairdresser.
On another note I just started using Purity for cleaning [face painting] sponges and man does it rock. If you aren't using it on your sponges you are surely missing out. It's great."
"I really do like the Purity. The dry skin I was having issues with on my hands and the other spots like elbows and feet, has completely eased off. It works great on our hair too - no tangles!"
"Both mom and I are using Purity soap for our hair. I don't need to use conditioner either, if I use shampoo I HAVE to use conditioner to get a comb through my short hair! Works great for us."
"I got a grease stain on the front of a favorite t-shirt months ago. Washed it and washed it, pre-soaked it, tried a couple different cleaning sprays, nothing worked. So I relegated it to wearing around the house. When I got home from my last gig, the Purity did such a good job on my sponges and brushes that I got to thinking. What about my t-shirt? I pulled it out of the laundry basket, wet the bar of soap, and gave the stain a good rubbing. I let it sit overnight and then washed it in hot water with my regular detergent the next day. Ta da! Stain's gone and I get to wear my shirt in public again.
All hail Larissa, Goddess of Clean!"
"My order of soaps arrived yesterday. Thank you for such great service.
As I told you, I was hesitant to try any kind of soap on my face because my skin is so dry and the climate here only adds to it. Well, I tried the oatmeal honey soap on my face last night and WOW, it was fantastic. My skin was actually softer afterwards and not dry at all! I am delighted. Why don't all soap manufacturers leave out the drying crap? This is wonderful and I am sold."
"So, since I spent the whole day decluttering stuff ... I decided to reward myself with a nice, long warm bath scented with my favorite oils, and finished with [Reef Botanical]'s sham-soap and lemon-sugar scrub. I SMELL SO GOOD, and I FEEL SO GOOD! My skin is like velvet. :)"
"Just wanted to let you know I received my soap and I love it.
The packaging was very nice. The Cool as a Cuke is my favorite. Very nice lather, almost no fragrance, and it leaves my hands really soft. Cleans up the face paint REALLY well on my fingers. The lavender is nice too, but doesn't seem to lather as well. ... still, very nice and perfect for my guest bath.
I'm sure myself and my family will purchase more. We love homemade products that are part of the solution for this Earth AND are made by small Mom and Pop businesses here in the USA. You and Eric have done well.
"Today was my husband's birthday and I gave him the shaving products I bought from you. He loves them, especially the soap! He says it's the best lathering soap he's ever had, and he's had some expensive stuff before. Just wanted to let you know. I'm sure I'll be ordering again!"
~Teresa, North Carolina