I'm writing to tell you that I received my order of black clay soap, spot treatment and face moisturizer and I'm officially IN LOVE!! I suffered a horrible allergic reaction to a chemical bleaching cream from my dermatologist and couldn't leave the house for weeks bc it looked like I had 2nd degree burns on my face. I'm still having a reaction and its been well over a month. Perorial dermatitis and cystic acne are what I'm dealing with now. Needless to say, I got rid of EVERY facial product I had in search of a cure in all natural products. I've only been using your products for 3 days now and I already see a dramatic difference. Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating this amazing line of products. I can't wait to try your body oils and other goodies too!!Nicole B.
I wanted to give you my feedback from my last month and a half of using your products. Over the holidays, my mom purchased some Osmia products for me to try (this was sometime in January). The funny thing was that I was the one that originally told her about you and Osmia when she was looking for something new for her skin, yet I had never used them myself (which I'm ashamed to admit). After only a couple of weeks after meeting you and using your product she was raving about them and is probably forever hooked. I knew I needed to try them for myself.Mary C.
Now, I don't have particularly bad skin. Hardly had more than a blemish all through high school, but the last year or two it has been giving me trouble. I have had chronic re-occurring dry patches on the apples of my cheeks and cystic style acne all over my chin. I am talking deep, painful, acne that often never comes to the surface and keeps coming back to the same spots over and over. I've tried to deal with it in so many ways. I thought it could potentially be related to a food I was eating or a product I was using (which may both be true), but since I started using your products they have barely re-surfaced. My skin is the softest it has ever been and my acne is almost gone. It flares up every once in a while, but not nearly as often or as severe as before. And usually after cleansing and putting on the facial oils it goes away in a fraction of the time.
I'm in love. And I'm not giving it up. The proof is in the pudding! Thank you so much, Sarah. With the addition of the "Juniper Fire" perfume + the Vetiver soap....I'm in heaven.
I have had both Perioral and Periocular Dermatitis for over a decade. Over time it has become more difficult to manage and four years ago I became dependent on a facial moisturizer that was not "clean" (the rest of the products I use are and this is extremely important to me). Every time I tried to start using another product, no matter how natural/clean (we're talking as simple as straight jojoba oil), I would have a major flare-up within 24-48 hours that would take a week or more to dissipate.Elissa M.
Things got particularly bad this winter, after getting the flu (using tissues too often will cause a flare-up!) combined with the cold wind. My skin was the driest is has ever been and thus also inflamed. I was miserable and had been eyeing Osmia Organics for some time. I took a chance and purchased the Black Soap and the Purely Simple Facial Lotion.
It has been four weeks - my skin is moisturized, less red and my dermatitis continues to heal each day. What is there is only visible to me. Since purchasing these two products I also ordered the Lip Luster (perfect color!) and a sample of 5 perfumes (Juniper Fire and Prima are absolutely incredible. I want to bathe in them). I have also sampled a few of the soaps, all of which were moisturizing and smell beautiful. I could not be happier. Thank you Sarah!!
I am hooked on your product line. I have to tell you I've been using the soaps and body oils with great results. Today I happened to use one of my other body wash products that I had hanging around and my skin was so dried out, I was scratching my legs all day. The difference was so clear. You are a genius and I'm so glad I found your site! Thank you!Carol R.
I just want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I suffer from POD and had reached the point of tears after going through a couple months of oral antibiotics, and going through every soap and lotion, from organic, natural to dermatologist recommended - and still no relief. I had another flare up (around my menses) and received this soap in the mail a few days later. I noticed a difference within just a few washes!! My skin is still a little irritated, but it has definitely improved! After a couple of days of using the soap, I called Osmia directly and spoke with Sarah, who was super kind, understanding and actually listened!!!Audra D.
I ordered the nutrient gel serum and purely simple face lotion and so far my skin seems to love it. I am extremely excited to see how my skin looks and feels over the next few months - especially after stopping the antibiotics (weaning off now) and taking the evening primrose oil. I have new hope! So far, so good! :)
I just wanted to share with you that I have used the black clay soap for 1 month. After 2 weeks my daughter said, "what are you doing differently?" On this last Saturday I was in Greenwood for a funeral and had lunch with several high school girls friends. They all said, "what products do you use on your face?" No one has ever really commented on my face before! I sent them all your link, hopefully you will get some more orders from Mississippi!! My art friends loved the soaps for Christmas!Kathy H.
You may remember that I came into your store with a friend. I am generally wary of scented soaps, lotions, and oils—I can’t tolerate the overpowering scent of many commercial brands. But as I watched my friend pick out gift packages for so many she cares about, I began to browse through your samples and displays. Not only did the subtly scented soaps pull me in; the Vanilla Shea Hand Cream won me over when it gave the red, cracked skin on my hands immediate relief without any greasy, perfumed residue. But probably the greatest find of all was the Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair. You explained that I could try it on the tender, red patches of skin on my son’s face—areas that hurt him when the weather turns cold and dry. I took it home, and spent several minutes trying to convince him that it wouldn’t sting or burn as had all of the other lotions, creams, and gels we’d tried. The proof was in the application—he let me put just a tiny bit on one raw area, and we waited. Then we put more on another area, and another, until we’d treated all his sore spots and his cracked lips. Now we keep a jar on his nightstand, and one in the kitchen, and he uses it himself. “Mom”, he’ll say, “ I’ve got to put some of the myrrh on before I head to school. It’s cold this morning, don’t want to hurt all day”. His big sister wants her own jar, so we’ll be back in.Jessica L
I’d picked out several soaps while in the store for my husband; he’d loved a gift of it from a colleague last year. For myself I chose some Body Oil: Night. I’ve never used anything like it, scented oils often overwhelm me, but this one had such a delicate, subtle fragrance. Two weeks post surgery, I finally got to soak in a hot bath and try out my gift to myself. The soft scents of lavender and cedar, mixed with the silkiness of the oil was the perfect amount of pampering—it seemed such an indulgence from such a small thing. That night was the most restful I’d had in weeks.
Thank you for creating Osmia Organics—I’m sure it was a leap of faith, so different from the structure and methodology of medicine. But for us, especially for Peter, it has been a remarkable find and we will be back, again, and again, and again.
My love affair with Osmia Organics began with a lovely birthday gift I received of Cedar Grass soap and Lip Luster. I am a product HOUND and picky when it comes to what I like. Artificial and over scented products are not my bag and I have aversions to most commercial scents. These 2 products were so beautiful, simple and perfect that I had to see what else was cooking at Osmia. I have become a big fan of the Facial Restoration Serum. Applied right after the shower, my skin feels at its absolute healthiest.Lisa Y.
I became the world's biggest fan of the Cedar Smoke perfume. It is the best of a bonfire and the deep woods, I put it on before I sleep because I truly cannot get enough of it. I quickly realized that I had found product Nirvana and dove in. November in Colorado can wreak havoc on dry skin and deciding to combat 'death by baseboard heater' skin, I added 3 more products to my arsenal. The Wood Body Oil lets the rest of me feel as amazing as my face after bathing and it does not compete with my obsession with the Cedar Smoke perfume. I am pretty sure that Mother Nature smells like those 2 products combined.
I am always looking for a great moisturizer for my face and the Purely Rich Face Cream lasts and keeps that healthy skin feeling all day. The Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair is perfect for our dry climate and can whip my lips into shape overnight. I am very loyal to brands that work for me and all my Osmia products make me feel like I am doing something good for myself. My friends think I am a secret spokesperson as I am constantly dabbing something on them and telling them how amazing these products are. 401K be damned, I am worth it. Thanks!
I love everything that Osmia does, from their beautiful packaging to the ethical environmental choices behind those choices. However, I would have to say that my favorite product is their “Night” body oil. It feels so luxurious; while I was initially uncertain that such a small bottle could last very long, it is so rich and emollient that a little bit goes a very long way. They say that it helps encourage a peaceful sleep, and it really is true. It has a profoundly relaxing and tranquil effect. Truly a terrific investment that feels like both a luxury and a necessity!Stacey Lorinczi
I have used all sorts of products on my extremely dry lips from Aquaphor to Egyptian Magic, plain old vitamin E, Burt's Bees Wax, hydrocortisone, and more. I came to Sarah with an extreme skin situation just a few weeks ago in which my lips felt like dry, burning sandpaper. She gave me the Honey Myrrh Lip Repair, Black Clay Facial Soap, Purely Simple Face Cream, and Facial Calibration Serum. I have used all of them on my body and my skin has improved dramatically. I thought only hydrocortisone could achieve the same (except short-lived) effects. Sarah also gave me some great advice on diet and general health.Holly R.
Well, where do I begin? I feel very strongly about taking care of my skin since I feel very strongly about staying healthy and strong as I age - and aging isn't something I can do anything about.Ann L.
Because of my daughters I try to consider organic whenever I can. And now - because of Osmia and Sarah - I am applying that to my face! I have made an investment in Osmia Organic products. I love them! I love the way they smell and how they feel on my skin and especially my face. I know I am doing something GOOD for the part of my body that people see first. I love the compliments I get on my aging skin!
There is not one product that I would consider not using........I look forward to washing my face because of the variety of cleansers which I rotate. I look forward to washing my body because the soap is heavenly. I'm using the oils on my wet skin while I am drip drying in the shower and that's a new moisturizing experience for me. And......then there are the face products......one just becomes better than the next and I am a very happy Osmia Organics customer!!!
I applied the facial oil to all of the women on my hall so that they, too, could experience how amazing it is! I am already a total convert for the cause...I absolutely love your products – they smell and feel amazing. I have had to start hiding the facial serum from my husband – he was putting it on twice a day, I am serious.Svetlana W.
They are working out wonderfully. Between your products and my homeopathic medicine I seem to have fixed my dermatitis.Sarah J.
One of my favorites right now? Facial Restoration Serum! Hurricane Sandy brought lots of wind & colder temps. This serum is so hydrating and smells delicious. I use it every morning and evening before going to bed. I love the clean fresh scent; it reminds me of why I love being outside so much!Jenny L.
My 'Gotta have it'? My Luster lip balm! Which reminds me that I need to order more. Having a tube in my makeup bag, purse & work bag would be wonderful! (putting in on my Christmas list). It goes with everything!
My doctor told me to stop using my over the counter soaps because she felt they were adversely affecting my hormones. I was not happy about the other organic soap products I tried, and then I found Osmia. I love this soap and I am so grateful that it exists. The look and the smell alone will win you over. And of course, it feels wonderful and makes you smell wonderful AND it is natural, so no adverse hormonal reaction! You can tell these soaps are made with love and I feel loved when I use them. I am hoping that sometime soon, there will be little Osmia organic chocolates included in the package? Because I am not gonna lie, looking at my soap bar makes me a little hungry. Thanks Osmia!Gina D
As someone who appreciates the purest ingredients in my skin products, I love the entire product line at Osmia! The products smell good and feel good when they go on my skin. Washing and moisturizing my face every day is like being at the spa. I love stopping in the store and smelling the scent. It smells heavenly.Lisa C.