Owner, Dr. Roohi Qureshi is passionate about producing the best quality product possible based on organic and fair trade sources wherever possible and her recipes are hand made in small batches so you get the freshest, most natural product she can give you. Leaves of Trees also committed to the Environmental Defence - Just Beautiful Pledge - so no dangerous or harmful substances (parabens, petrolatums, triclosans, etc) are added to the products
Dr. Qureshi describes her products as "modern apothecary with a pinch of Morocco and other exotic flavours. Many of which are actually based on unrefined argan oil which she gets from a women's cooperative in Morocco. This oil moisturizes without leaving you feeling greasy and is full of anti-oxidants to reduce the skin damage caused by free radicals."
I love the Pink Grapefruit Argan Hand and Body Lotion - 37ml - $10 - which is great for dry skin and packed with unrefined Moroccan argan oil in combination with unrefined shea or cocoa butters to moisturize the driest of skin leaving it silky but not greasy. Just keep in mind that they only use natural preservatives so the shelf life isn't as long as a drugstore moisturizer - you'll want to stockpile it but don't!
I passed the Lavender Argan Hand and Body Lotion on to my sister which she wore during a mosquito laden trip one weekend and she swears that she didn't get a single bite - yes, lavender is a mosquito repellent!
I also love the custom packaging option they offer on the handmade soaps - such a perfect wedding favour idea!
If you're in Toronto you can check out the new flagship store at 177 Queen Street East - or find them online at www.leavesoftrees.com.
- Lisamarie -