Balanced Guru is a brand new beauty brand to the UAE market, and has only just launched here this month.
When I heard ‘Balanced Guru’, the name conjured up zen images of beautifully organic products wrapped up in pretty recyclable packaging. I must be psychic because this is essentially the brand’s philosophy!
The Balanced Guru beauty range is made up of 100% USDA certified organic natural ingredients that have been sustainably harvested.
All the packing and printing material used by the brand is made of 100% recycled material that is also 100% biodegradable.
With brands like Balanced Guru you can rest assured you not only enhancing your own beauty, but by greening up your beauty cabinet, you are also being kinder to the environment.
Lucky me, I was sent three products to try from the Balanced Guru range:
Balanced Guru Energy Mist: The Guilt-Free Mist
Balanced Guru’s Energy Mists are essentially aromatherapy packed up in conveniently tiny little spritzers, and come in 8 different varieties. Each variety is a unique combination of certified organic essential oils mixed together for mood enhancement and the stimulation of the seven chakras.
I tried the Balanced Guru Guilt-Free Mist. This mist comprises of the following essential oils:
- Bulgarian Rose
- Ylang Ylang
The Balanced Guru Guilt-Free Mist works by stimulating the Sacral Chakra which stands for sensuality, and promises to:
- Help you tune in with your emotions
- Help you feel more graceful
- Help you feel safer towards change
I cannot vouch for the ‘graceful’ claim, but this little bottle has definitely been a treat at my work desk. I’ve been literally glued to spreadsheets off-late, and a little whiff of this mist put my mind in calmer pastures.
The heady scent is at once robust and calming, and one spritz is sufficient per use. The scent is floral, yet definitely not sweet. I love the soothing lavender undertones that put me at bliss almost instantaneously.
Balanced Guru Balanced Scalp Organic Oil Control Scalp Treatment
A part of the Balanced Guru hair-care range, this special blend of essential oils comes in an easy-to-use dropper bottle. Just a few drops is all you need to balance out excess sebum production on the scalp.
The treatment is made up of a special blend of essential oils including:
- German Chamomile
This special blend smells very invigorating, and gives the scalp an instantaneous feel of freshness.
Given the UAE summers are well and truely here, a few drops of the Balanced Guru Balanced Scalp oil can keep flat, greasy hair at bay.
Balanced Guru Exfoliator: Scrub Me Crazy
Made up of organic raw sugarcane and coffee, and loaded with great smelling essential oils, Balanced Guru’s Scrub Me Crazy is a decadent bath-time treat.
I got this little 30 gram sampler, and when I took a whiff of the contents, I put a hold on taking it to the bath. The scrub smells so divine, that I actually sat sniffing at it for days!
Scrub Me Crazy gives the body a good, rough scrub thanks to the raw sugarcane, Dead Sea salt. It has a delicious hint of coffee, cinnamon and clove which is overpowered by the effervescent scent of eucalyptus. The scrub also contains the following certified organic ingredients:
- Shea Butter
- Agave Ferment
- Avocado Oil
Balanced Guru’s Scrub Me Crazy left my skin beautifully soft and supple, and I’m still dreaming up that gorgeously heady, spicy scent. I will definitely be buying the full-size of this product real soon!
In Dubai, Balanced Guru can be bought from Zoga Yoga Café (Downtown), Greenheart Organic Farm Store and The Farmers Garden. Visit the Balanced Guru website for more details.