I was very excited to try Glow Habit Detoxifying Scalp Scrub in these dry winter months. The scrub promises to remove scalp buildup and encourage microcirculation. I also feel great using a product that is free from silicones, parabens and sulfates. After using the scrub for a few weeks, my scalp does feel refreshed and I haven't noticed as much dandruff. When I first received the product, I thought that the scrub would be an extra step within my shower routine; however I am very happy that the scrub can be used as a shampoo alone or in conjunction with your regular shampoo. For me, it works great as a shampoo alone. The scent is lavender, peppermint, charcoal which seems like a strange combination, yet works. It is a little strong when first opened, if you are sensitive to smells. My only complaint was the format of the packaging, a low, squat and wide tub with a twist off cap made this difficult for me to use in the shower as the tub didn't fit on any of my shelves.
Monk Fruit in the Raw
Monk Fruit in the Raw is a zero calorie sweetener that is keto-friendly, zero calorie, zero carb, Kosher, vegan and non-GMO. I mostly cared about the zero calorie part. Monk fruit is a fruit that grows in Southeast Asia. The fruit has an intense sweetness and to process it into a sweetener, it is mixed with erythritol. Upon trying the sweetener all by itself, there is a mild fruity taste to the sweetener with an aftertaste of erythritol. So, if you do not like the taste of erythritol, this may not be for you. The Monk Fruit in the Raw mixed in really well with hot and cold drinks and I didn't notice a taste difference between Monk Fruit in the Raw and regular sugar. I also tried using the sweetener in baking recipes. While you can not switch out all of the sugar in a recipe for Monk Fruit in the Raw, you can cut the sugar down while substituting Monk Fruit in the Raw for a portion, making it just a little healthier. Overall, a healthy sweetener which can be a great substitute for sugar in a variety of foods and drinks. Monk Fruit in the Raw is a great fit if you are on a special diet or would just like to make a healthy switch.