Beauty Products, Reviews

Ellovi Body Butter Review + Giveaway (Closed)

Winter is already here…or if you are like me and never miss a chance to use a Game of Thrones line, Winter is Coming! The dryness associated with the cold, biting wind of winter can wreak havoc on your skin, so the timing of this sample sent from the founder at Ellovi was perfect for me. Ellovi Body Butter is a vegan, all-purpose moisturizer hand-crafted using just six ingredients and free from preservatives, parabens, harsh chemicals, water or additives. This cruelty-free product is crafted using macadamia nut butter, coconut oil, hemp seed butter, marula oil (extracted from the seed kernels of the Marula tree,), shea butter, and organic corn starch (non-GMO). The ingredients sound too good enough to consume, almost sound like a spread on a vegan cinnamon toast.

Ellovi Butter

We believe you should feed your skin the most pure and nutritional ingredients on the planet. That’s why we created Butter. -Ellovi

about

Made in California, Ellovi was born to disrupt a beauty industry ruled by products laden with artificial ingredients and cheap fillers. Founder Kelly Winterhalter and Co-Founder Ryan Pamplin are passionate about crafting pure and nutritional skincare products from plants. They believe that what you put on your skin goes more than skin deep. Which is they are committed to keeping their products free of anything that doesn’t come straight from nature. They created Butter because other body butters and moisturizers are full of unnecessary chemicals, parabens, and preservatives created in science labs. Your skin is like one giant sponge, so you’ve got to protect it from soaking in the bad stuff. Read more about Ellovi here.

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available in

Comes in a 3.5 fl. oz. (104 mL) eco-friendly, reusable glass jar, retails for $26 on ellovi.com.

ingredients

Macadamia nut butter, coconut oil, hemp seed butter, marula oil (extracted from the seed kernels of the Marula tree,), shea butter, and organic corn starch (non-GMO). They have one-year shelf life. 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free.

where to buy

Ellovi Body Butter (and their new product, Lip Butter) are available at:
ellovi.com
Amazon.com
Pure Citizen
Vegan Cuts
The Food Mill in Oakland
Artisan House in L.A
Whole Foods- Potrero Hill, SF

Get 20% off at www.ellovi.com using the discount code: veganmiam. Lip Butter is FREE with the purchase of Ellovi Butter through 12/31/13.

Ellovi Butter

the verdict

Based on my experience with the Ellovi Body Butter, here is a brief summary of my pros and cons. First off, the pros.

pros

• They come in eco-friendly, wildly harvested, reusable glass jars with elegantly gorgeous black lids.
• Just six pure ingredients! It doesn’t contain animal products, preservatives, parabens, harsh chemicals, water or additives and also it’s cruelty-free.
• The creamy light ivory-colored ‘butter’ melts into sensitive skin without a greasy or harsh finish. The natural aroma of the product is mildly sweet and nutty with a slight coconut scent, plus it’s fragrance-free and perfect for someone doesn’t like scents and/or allergic to fragrance.
• It works great as a body moisturizer, makeup remover and/or even a quick makeup primer.

cons

• The lid closes securely but could provide a slightly better seal. If you twist the lid too far, it will come back off again.
• While I appreciate the fragrance-free scent, I would also love if they also offer a natural floral scent option. My favorite scent is Lemon Verbena.
• While I love this product for my hands, feet and body, I likely won’t use it on my face because it is a bit too rich for my combination skin (dry cheeks/nose and oily T-zone).

Ellovi Butter

the giveaway (Sponsored by Ellovi)

Ellovi is sponsoring a giveaway so that one lucky vegan miam reader (US entries only) can take home a full-sized jar of Ellovi Body Butter.

The giveaway is open to U.S. Residents. One winner will be chosen by random from Rafflecopter by Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 12:00 am PST. Use the Rafflecopter widget in the end of the post to enter the giveaway.

contest + details

• Giveaway ends at at 12:00 am PST on Monday, December 30th, 2013.
• Contest is open to U.S. Residents (sorry, International readers xx)
• The winner will be drawn randomly by using a Rafflecopter (www.rafflecopter.com).
• One winner will receive a a 3.5 fl. oz. (104 mL) jar of Ellovi Body Butter.
• Winner will be contacted by e-mail and social media and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be drawn.
• Prize will be shipped directly to the winner by Ellovi.
• This is a sponsored post.
• Ellovi is not responsible for packages lost or damaged in transit.

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Have you ever used natural body butter before? What is your favorite scent?


Disclosure: Samples were kindly provided to me for review. All reviews are my own personal opinions, I have not been compensated to provide any feedback positive or otherwise.

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34 Comments

  • Reply Cadry 2013-12-16 at 4:44 am

    The winter wind is brutal on skin. Plus, we live on a well, and so the water is very drying. My skin can use all of the help it can get! This body butter sounds terrific.

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes 2013-12-16 at 5:42 am

    I have very dry skin, and this sounds great. I sometimes buy a locally made body butter at the Farmers Market. My favorite scent is lemon verbena, too, especially in the warmer months.

  • Reply Stephanie 2013-12-16 at 7:22 am

    It gets pretty dry around here in Kansas. I in the process of switching out all my old stuff for new compassionate vegan products, this sounds like it would be a great addition.

  • Reply Abby Bean 2013-12-16 at 7:40 am

    I’m always slathering something on, but it never seems to sufficiently combat the winter dryness. I’m a vanilla or lavendar fan, but unscented is the way to go so you can perfume yourself after.

  • Reply Dixya Bhattarai RD 2013-12-16 at 8:57 am

    i prefer mild vanilla flavor body butter but not on my face.

  • Reply Lauren 2013-12-16 at 12:38 pm

    Because my face has the texture of stucco walls right now and needs the moisture >_<

  • Reply Jennifer Truong 2013-12-16 at 3:13 pm

    I would love to have smooth, moisturized skin. :)

  • Reply Terri Cole 2013-12-16 at 3:26 pm

    My skin is already so dry and it’s not even January yet! I could really use this, thanks for the chance to get a jar!

  • Reply Sarah Cotter 2013-12-16 at 3:54 pm

    i’m always looking for new products to try!

  • Reply Gaby 2013-12-16 at 7:44 pm

    Subscribed on bloglovin already!

  • Reply Gaby 2013-12-16 at 7:45 pm

    I love all natural products as they work better for my sensitive skin and I also like to support independent business owners.

  • Reply Jan @ Sprouts n Squats 2013-12-16 at 9:28 pm

    It sounds like a great product, I love that it is Vegan. If I was in the US I would enter for sure. Happy Tuesday lovely :)

    • Reply vegan miam 2013-12-17 at 1:57 pm

      I wish it is an int’l giveaway, too! Happy Tuesday, Jan xx and have a great holidays!

  • Reply Amanda H 2013-12-16 at 9:53 pm

    Because I love trying natural products and this one looks especially wonderful!

  • Reply 24carrotkitchen 2013-12-17 at 5:19 am

    What a nice giveaway! I also like a light scent sometimes. Right now, a coconut scent would be lovely to remind me of a beautiful beach as I am currently surrounded by snow!

    Happy Holidays!

  • Reply Becca Schaffer 2013-12-17 at 6:52 am

    I have severely dry skin on my hands in the winter; the skin cracks and bleeds, so this would be nice to try!

  • Reply Shundara@savynaturalista 2013-12-17 at 7:54 am

    Lovely review! I am a huge fan of body butters, and anything with mango is my favorite. :)

  • Reply Katrin 2013-12-17 at 1:52 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway! I have always wanted to try it. I love to discover new vegan products and I have heard so many great things about this one!

  • Reply Lisa C 2013-12-17 at 2:56 pm

    ooh, I’m always looking for new body lotions since I have such sensitive skin. This looks like a good one!

  • Reply Amy @ Elephant Eats 2013-12-18 at 6:58 am

    My skin gets SO dry in the winter. I wash my hands all the time, so I hate that I have to keep reapplying lotions…it’s so annoying :( I do try to lather some body butter onto my poor hands at night though. Trader Joe’s has a great Coconut Oil Shea Butter…but this looks really good too.

  • Reply Kelly @ Life made Sweeter 2013-12-18 at 7:47 am

    My skin has been really dry lately too since the Canadian cold weather hit so I am always looking for new hand lotions or body butters. This body butter sounds great, good luck to those that qualify :)

  • Reply coconutandberries 2013-12-18 at 7:47 am

    Sounds like a beautiful product. You’re right on the ingredients being good enough to eat. Hope to see them in UK stores soon!

  • Reply chowvegan 2013-12-18 at 8:25 am

    What an awesome product! Love the simple ingredients! :-)

  • Reply Alex@vegginout 2013-12-18 at 12:13 pm

    I love the natural ingredient list! That is something I always look for when buying skin products. And my skin has been so dry lately, I really need to find something!
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday!! :)

    http://www.vegginout.vg

  • Reply Hannah 2013-12-18 at 6:08 pm

    This sounds positively luxurious! I go through hand cream and body butter like water during the winter, since I have very dry skin to begin with. The cold, harsh air absolutely tortures me, and I still have yet to find the ellusive “perfect” moisturizer. I’d sure love to try Ellovi next!

  • Reply sonja @ vesenmork 2013-12-19 at 3:24 am

    I always use coconut oil as moisturizer, it is a bit oily but I love the scent and feeling so much. This product does sound very interesting as well though!

  • Reply Jessie 2013-12-19 at 10:00 am

    Yummy! Winter is totally coming, and my hands can feel it. I slather them with lotion, but I’ll bet this butter is better. I’d love to try it! The lemon verbena scent sounds amazing, and I like the fact that the ingredients are so natural. What a fun giveaway!

    Hope you’re having a great week! :)

  • Reply Nami | Just One Cookbook 2013-12-19 at 10:29 am

    My skin is very sensitive so I’m extra careful, but this sounds like a great product! It took me a long time to find the cream that I’m using right now. This is a very generous gift! Need extra moisture for dry season. :) Good luck to your US readers!

  • Reply Zhe 2013-12-19 at 9:26 pm

    I don’t really have anything…as sad as it is…

  • Reply Shannon Hickman 2013-12-20 at 10:42 am

    I’ve never tried a body butter before because I was always curious which ones were vegan, or from cruelty free companies. This one sounds great. and I would love to finally get to try a body butter for the first time!

  • Reply janet @ the taste space 2013-12-26 at 11:54 am

    I am heading to some cold/dry places and body butter sounds like the best way to stay moisturized

  • Reply Jonathan Herman 2013-12-27 at 12:09 pm

    I can’t wait to see what it would do for eczema and dry skin in general

  • Reply Deanna 2013-12-27 at 8:12 pm

    Looks great! I’ve always wanted to try that!

  • Reply Becky Striepe 2013-12-28 at 7:18 am

    I love a body butter! My favorite scents are on the earthy side like sandalwood and rosemary.

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