"I have been a "lip balm addict". Had to use it constantly throughout the day to keep my lips soft. Since I started using Carolin'e Dream, that has gone away. I still use it regularly, but the ingredients nourish my lips. I don't need to apply as often....pretty great. On the downside, my dog also loves the taste of your lip balm and eats any tubes that I leave within her reach. At least it's not full of chemicals! Love your products!"
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A Review of Caroline’s Dream
Within the Paleo Community there has been an awakening ( perhaps a rude awakening) to the lurking dangers of everything we have exposed our bodies to over the years. Long work hours, artificial lights, chemical food enhancers and additives, and now we are becoming more cognizant of not only what we put into our bodies, but on our bodies as well.
And with this awakening, we have also come to realize that there’s nothing quite as awful as putting harsh and toxic chemicals on already acne prone, sensitive skin. This was also the conclusion of Susan, the owner of an organic skincare line called Caroline’s Dream.
20 years ago, Susan began formulating a line of skin products that could effectively address a variety of skin issues— without the harsh chemicals added. Using clean, whole ingredients like Sweet Almond Oil, Vermont Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Organic Essential Oils, Susan has developed a line of skincare products that have met the awakening minds of the Paleo Movement, and pleased them.
In fact, Caroline’s Dream face creams, body creams, foot creams, and healing salves are the newest skincare products to have met the standards of the The Paleo Foundation’s Certified Paleo label. They contain no preservatives or parabens, just clean, whole, Paleo ingredients you already know. In this review, we will tell you a little bit about our first-hand experience with the Certified Paleo products from Caroline’s Dream.
The creams for the face and body have a crispness to them, and are great for all skin types— from normal, to oily, to combination. Not only do they leave your skin feeling refreshed, but they doesn’t dry out the skin, either. The essential oils are timeless, smell like spring, and also nourish the skin. My favorite, which took me quite by surprise, was the Sandalwood and Lavender face and body cream. Mind you, this is coming from someone who isn’t a fan of either Lavender or Sandalwood, yet somehow, this duo was a match made in heaven. In fact, I had to email Susan immediately after trying it to let her know exactly how astonished I was by this product. Astonished. The Calendula face and body cream came in at a close second for its low-key, milder scent. Scent-wise, the face and body creams get an A+.
Caroline’s Dream offers two salves, one Relief Salve and one Super Skin Salve. The Super Skin Salve is formulated with Coconut Oil and Olive Oil, Vermont Beeswax, Shea, and Coconut Butter— and kissed with comfrey, calendula, rosemary, lavender, and tea tree essences. It’s a must-have in your medicine cabinet, especially in the coming winter months where dry, cracked hands are such a pain. Formulated with Olive Oil, Black Walnut Oil, and infused with comfrey, calendula, and tea tree oil— it’s indicated on the site that the Relief Salve is great for eczema, minor burns, and bug bites and even fungal issues (gasp!). However, she failed to mention that it’s also amazing for skin rashes— including skin rashes on pets— and even reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
Last but not least, Susan hadn’t forgotten to attend to the importance of a soft pucker, either—the Sweet Orange Lip balm offers a silky smooth finish with just the perfect amount of lingering sweetness, while the Peppermint Lip Balm is cooling, and reminiscent of your favorite peppermint lip balm that you were horrified to find contained some of the most ghastly ingredients. If you can’t read the ingredients list on your current lip balm, it’s time for a change!
Overall, we have to give Caroline’s Dream two thumbs up. It’s not very often that you’re this pleasantly surprised by a skincare line.
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Who is Caroline of Caroline's Dream?
Caroline is my paternal grandmother shown here as the cute baby and very pretty lady. She loved medicinal plants and simple home arts and Caroline is my inspiration for this natural, effective skincare. I like to think that she would appreciate the hard work and quality ingredients I put into each product that carries her name.
Updated August 2019
Navigating food allergies for yourself or a family member can be scary, daunting and fraught with misinformation. I don't make this kind of statement lightly since I know all about it. My eldest son, Nikolas was diagnosed with a tree nut allergy over 17 years ago when he was in elementary school.
I was several years into Caroline's Dream production and my first thought was how many gallons of sweet almond oil had touched my hands, kitchen counters and my son during those years!
Luckily, our allergist was quick to explain that the protein in raw nuts is what was triggering my son's skin reaction and that the heat produced during the process of expeller pressing almonds (mechanically grinding and compressing), effectively neutralizes the allergen protein from the resulting oil that I use in my products. what a relief to be able to separate that his chewing an almond produces a reaction but the oil I was using was safe for him to touch.
My business continued to grow along with my son (that's him above). I never took any extra precautions using Sweet Almond oil as an ingredient and he enjoys using my products. His favorites are Calendula cream and the deodorant.
In high school, he found that he could eat small amounts of tree nuts without resulting in a reaction. He doesn't worry about eating nuts anymore.
Every family is different and I respect all the parents out there making the best choices they can for their loved ones. If you have specific product ingredient concerns, please ask, I love answering questions!
" I am a constant user of your lip balm products year ‘round, and I’ve been known to poach Amy’s creams at times when my hands and face are all dried out. I know that they all seem to have an intended use (face, hands, feet, etc) but I just use whatever wherever and it always works. And smells good. And feels good cause we know it comes from you."
"As I approach my 50th birthday, taking good care of my skin has become more important than ever. Caroline's Dream body care products help me to feel nourished from the outside, in. I love these scrubs, balms and creams- my skin thanks me for using them every day!"