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PLANT Apothecary Review

I got my first taste of PLANT Apothecary in my January Glowing Beet’s Box.  I received their body wash in the box, and it was love at first smell!  I was so excited to try out more of their products.  Oh and news flash:  The body wash is now in Target-hello!  I just saw it there the other day, and did a happy dance.  How cool to offer clean beauty to the public, and at one of the largest retailers nationwide?!  So check your local Target.  You can find it in the Natural Beauty Section, near other natural brands like Acure, and S.W. Basics.  You can find all of PLANT’s products online at as well.

PLANT was founded by Holly McWhorter and Bjarke Ballisager, a wife and husband duo in Brooklyn, NY.  They either together or independently formulate all PLANT products.  They both are passionate about the environment and green beauty.  One thing I love about their whole process?  Their products are made with the help of individuals with physical or mental disabilities-how cool is that?!  I also am taken by their sleek and simple design, and their clean ingredients.

Ok, on to the review.  I sampled a handful of products and I’m happy to report they’re all winners!

PLANT Body Wash-

I received a full size of their Wake Up body wash in Rosemary and Lemongrass, and then small samples of all their other scents.  I have to say after trying them all, my favorite scent is the Wake Up and the Get Happy, which is a geranium and peppermint scent.  I’m a sucker for anything mint as you guys know, and the Wake Up body wash with the Rosemary and Lemon is so refreshing.  They also have three other scents, so if the above doesn’t appeal to you, you might find something else that suits your fancy.  Now to the formula.  It’s foams up and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and not dry at all.  I’m seriously addicted guys!  I love knowing that when I run out, I can just drive to my local Target and get more-so easy.  If you haven’t found a body wash that you’re crazy about, look no further, this is your diamond in the ruff!  $20


ZIT ZAP Spot Treatment-

This stuff comes in powder form.  I just received a small sample, but a little goes a long way.  I put it on a zit that was starting to form-think red and raised, not pretty.  I just added a touch of water, not a ton and swirled it in my hand.  I then put it on the zit.  It dried and then I went to bed with it on.  In the morning my zit wasn’t gone, but it wasn’t big and red anymore.  It definitely helped to calm it down and relieve the puffiness of it.  A nice spot treatment when you’re fighting those pesky little zits!  $24


RICE & CLEAN Gentle Facial Cleanser-

I received this in a full size and I’m so happy I did!  It really is such a different type of cleanser.  The main ingredient is rice bran which has long been used in the Japanese culture.  It has been shown in studies that it protects the skin from UV light and softens the skin.  Well, I can tell you my skin definitely felt softened!  It didn’t leave a dry feeling at all either.  I just mixed a few drops of water in the mixture in my hand and rubbed together and applied in circular motions over my face.  I rinsed off and my skin felt smooth and clean.  It’s really in my opinion also a gentle exfoliant-a two in one.  This would especially be good for those with sensitive skin.  $24


MATCHA Antioxidant Face Mask-

This mask smells so good-just like a matcha latte!.  I also received just a sample of this, so only was able to get a couple masks out of it.  It comes in a powder form too, and you just add water to it.  You only need a very small amount of water-a few drops.  I mixed it in my ceramic bowl, and applied it with my facial brush.  It goes on wet and then dries.  I left it on until it dried and then rinsed.  My skin felt refreshed and revived after using it.  I just felt it brightened up my whole complexion.  You all know I’m a serious mask lover, and this one did not disappoint!  $24


Organic Body Oil-

I also sampled the body oils.  My fave scent was the Wake Up-lemon rosemary.  The body oil is unique compared to other body oils because the first ingredient is rice bran oil.  They also add in jojoba oil, and apricot kernel oil.  They all blend so nicely together.  I applied it right after the shower while my skin was still damp and it melted right in.  No oily residue left behind.  A serious treat for your skin!  $38


That sums of my review of PLANT Apothecary.  Remember you can shop their body washes at Target.  Also, PLANT has been so kind to offer 25% off to my readers using code: GurlGoneGreenPLANT. Code expires 3/10/16-so get your shop on!  This is a crazy generous discount, don’t miss out!  Shop here!   Have you used any of their products?  What are your faves?


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    Liselle StLouis
    March 4, 2016 at 9:29 am

    These products sounds interesting. I have been looking for a good face cleanser. I would like to try the Rice & Clean facial cleanser. IG: natural_curls46

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    March 4, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I really want to try the Facial Cleanser! @lil_ash81 on Instagram

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    Mallie Arns
    March 4, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Would love to try their body wash and zit zap! Always looking for green acne treatments!

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    Amanda olson
    March 4, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I would love to try the body wash!

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    Neida Aponte
    March 4, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I would lobe to try them all! But the Wake up ORGANIC Body Oil is the want I want to try the most.
    IG: @thehisandherreport

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    Erika G.
    March 4, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I would love to try the Rice & Clean- I have super sensitive skin so short of making my own face wash, nothing has been gentle enough!! Thanks for this review!

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    Cathy C
    March 4, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Thanks for the review! I’ve been looking for a product to help with zits. The zit zapper looks pretty interesting I look forward to trying it out!

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    Aimee Holladay
    March 4, 2016 at 9:45 am

    All of these products look great!! I’m so excited to learn about a new plant-based skincare line! I love their mission 🙂 I would love to try the gentle face cleanser the most. I’ve been on the hunt for an all natural face cleanser that works and is affordable. This one from Plant Apothecary sounds great!!

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    March 4, 2016 at 10:01 am

    This stuff looks great! I am a sucker for a good mask. I’d love to try the antioxidant face mask. The Zit Zap too! Great blog.

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    Laura L.
    March 4, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I would like to try the Rice & Clean Gentle Facial Cleanser and the Wake Up Rosemary and Lemongrass Body Oil. Everything looks really good 🙂
    IG: ljwala

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    March 4, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Lovely products. I would like to try them all but I’m loving powder cleansers so I would like to try the rice and clean gentle facial cleanser.

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    March 4, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I really want to try the Be Well body wash. I think the bergamot and eucalyptus would be an amazing and invigorating morning scent for those sleepy days when I need a kick in the butt!

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    Jane Wieberg
    March 4, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Target is carrying the BEST things lately. I love it!!! Though I haven’t heard of this brand yet, I am a sucker for face masks and match green tea anything. I am dying to try the Match Mask. But everything sounds amazing and I can wait to smell all the products:)

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    Tina o
    March 4, 2016 at 11:13 am

    It’s hard to choose, but I say ZIT ZAP Spot Treatment 🙂

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    Meghan Van Cleave
    March 4, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I am most interested in the gentle facial cleanser and the antioxidant mask. ????❤

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    March 4, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    There are so many that I would choose….If I can only choose one I would go with the face mask. The idea of using that along with a nice bath sounds so relaxing!

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    March 4, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I would say the body wash sounds great……Thanks so much for this giveaway ..I have heard great th I vs about this line.

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    Kara Kudro
    March 4, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I would LOVE to try the matcha face mask, it’s so good for you as a drink, I’d be interested to see how it works on your skin.

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    March 4, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I want to try some of the bodywashes. I know Laura from Laura’s Natural Life also raved about them. Plus I just like the names of “Get Happy” and “Get It On.” So fun!

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    March 4, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I need good body wash! I’d love to try this brand!!!

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    March 5, 2016 at 4:12 am

    The facial cleanser looks super fun to try!

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    March 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    The body wash sounds amazing would love to try it.

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    March 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I would love to try the RICE & CLEAN Gentle Facial Cleanser the most!

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    Deja McClure
    March 6, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Of all these beautiful products I would really enjoy trying the zit zap. I’ve been struggling with somewhat of a detox acne and I’ve been having a hard time finding the perfect plant based skin treatment. Hopefully my search has ended 🙂 – xoxo (would truly love to try them all!!

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    Lyssette Adame
    March 6, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    I most want to try the RICE and CLEAN Gentle Facial Cleanser. Because my face is a combination of oily and dry, I’ve noticed how hard it is to find products that don’t dry out my face. It’s a hassle sometimes switching between products every now and then to try and keep my skin feeling balanced. Based on your review, the two-in-one facial cleanser sounds promising.

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    March 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Can’t wait to get to my Target and get some of the body wash! All their products sound amazing!! I would love to try the MATCHA Antioxidant Face Mask!

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    March 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I love their logo and their great products! I can’t believe Target carries them!!! I’d love to try this:

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    March 8, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks for the great reviews! I’ve been seeing this brand throughout the green community and am really interested in trying their facial cleanser. I’ve been battling some hormonal breakouts lately and have yet to find a favorite cleanser to help calm things down. I’m making some changes to my diet as well to see if that helps too but any advice would be great too! Thanks lovely 🙂

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    March 9, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I’d love to try the body wash!

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