Jordan Essentials – Lotion Bar & Make-up Review

One of the reasons why I started Realm of Vibes was to feature women with small businesses. I want to help them grow and prosper. I am a big supporter of MLM businesses; not only because I am a consultant for one, but they allow flexibility and the opportunity to earn and income. This blog post features Jordan Essentials Consultant, Vanessa Janis, who graciously sent me some products to review.

About Jordan Essentials:

  • Made in the USA
  • Made with botanical, natural ingredients
  • Products are free from toxins such as DEA, Mineral Oil, Parabens, Isopropyl Alcohol, Aluminum, Quaternium 15
  • Offers a plethora of bath and body products, face care and anti-aging products, mineral makeup and fragrances.

The products:

  • Lotion Bar
    • It all began with a Lotion Bar! This is a solid bar of lotion with a beeswax base and natural oils to help moisturize. All you should do is rub the bar on the areas that need help (hands, elbows, feet) and go! There are 8 varieties to choose from at the time of this post (Oatmeal & Honey, Guavaberry & Gogi, Coconut Lime, Sea Spa, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Lavender and Eucalyptus, Bergamot and Sandalwood, Naturally Unscented).
    • Price: $9 USD for 1.5 ounces, comes in a tin for easy portability
    • My thoughts: I love this Lotion Bar! I am now an occupational therapist doing homecare so I am constantly using hand sanitizer and washing my hands. I keep this in my bag to moisturize because my hands are getting dry and cracked. The portability factor is awesome. The tin won’t get crushed. The Oatmeal & Honey variety has a nice scent that isn’t overbearing. It reminds me of the hand salve my dad used to use when we were a kid. It does feel a little waxy, but my hands are so dry it absorbs within a few minutes. I would absolutely purchase the Jordan Essentials Lotion Bar.


  • Tinted Moisturizer
    • This moisturizer is double duty, providing color and coverage with minerals offering natural SPF coverage.
    • Levels 1 (Light) through 6 (Deep) – to cover a variety of skin tones.
    • Price: $20 USD for 2 fluid ounces
    • My thoughts: I am picky with moisturizers. I usually apply a makeup primer, then a face cream or serum, then my foundation. I typically don’t use tinted moisturizers. I applied my makeup primer, then applied the tinted moisturizer with a brush. One word: thick. I really have to blend this into my face, but the final result has my face looking even and smooth. It doesn’t feel too heavy, either. The #3 (Light) was perfect for my skin tone. It’s not too light, and not to dark. It gives me a natural look.
  • Powder
    • I usually use a liquid foundation, but have a few powders from my monthly makeup subscription bag. The Jordan Essentials mineral powder claims to be natural and weightless, while providing coverage.
    • Levels 1 (Light) through 6 (Deep) – to cover a variety of skin tones.
    • Price: $20 USD for 8 grams
    • My thoughts: I took another make-up brush and lightly dusted my face with the powder. My husband hates when I wear a full face of makeup, so this is perfect because it goes nicely over the tinted moisturizer, gives me a little glimmer, and is weightless. I am happy with the result!


I really liked enjoyed using the Jordan Essentials products. The Lotion Bar is my everyday companion, and the make-up makes me look naturally beautiful. I am happy that Jordan Essentials is cruelty free, doesn’t have harmful toxins, and is made in the USA.

About Vanessa Janis

Vanessa started with Jordan Essentials when she was looking for a way to be able to work from home while on maternity leave with her youngest son, Jordan.  While she was browsing online, she became intrigued by the name of the company, and discovered that Jordan Essentials sells all natural products. It was very important to her to provide safe, healthy products for herself and her family. With Jordan Essentials, she could find everything that she loved from Makeup, Skin Care, Bath and Body Products, and a Baby Line! She is now a Director with Jordan Essentials and has recently earned her first incentive trip.  She will be going to Cancun next month! Vanessa is ready to help you select products to live your best life.


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My At-Home, Budget Friendly Spa Day

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I am writing this wearing a leopard robe. Coconut oil is swishing around in my mouth. 11 more minutes to go before I spit my toxins out into the garbage can. My face has a dark grey, charcoal mask on it. A nose strip is waiting for me on my bathroom sink. That fruity sugar scrub is going to exfoliate the winter dryness off my scaly body. A hair mask will hopefully tame my split ends and make my natural balayage tendrils extra soft and shiny. A lip scrub and conditioner will make my pucker extra plump and smooth. Today, is a day of at-home pampering.

I wish I could afford facials and massages, but those are luxuries, and do not fit into my budget. I will ask for them as a gift for special occasion like my birthday or Christmas. In the interim, when I have some extra time, I try to take care of myself at home. Here are some easy, but effective ways to make yourself feel good on a budget.


I fill up a huge (wine) glass of ice water, and then add a few slices of lemon and/or cucumber. Drinking water helps maintain your metabolism, increases energy, decreases fatigue, and improves your complexion. I hydrate during my in-home pampering experience.

Meditation and/or Music

I turn off my cell phone and other electronic devices and really take the time to focus on me. I type “guided meditation” into a search engine, and play something that takes me to a calm headspace. Sometimes, of I want to zen out without a guided meditation, I will turn to Trevor Hall. If I’m not in the mood for calm, then I will turn on Amy Winehouse or Joss Stone. Set the atmosphere for your mood.

Robe & Scents

I absolutely love my fleecy leopard robe that I bought myself and my bridesmaids for my wedding. It is incredibly warm and comfortable, and I don’t have to worry about pulling anything over my head. (I don’t want to get my face mask on my clothing). I usually put a headband on as well, to keep my bangs out of my face. Then, I light a candle in my bathroom, so I can smell a relaxing scent as I perform my at-home pampering routine.

View my ipsy Glam Bag

I subscribe to the ipsy Glam Bag. Each month I receive a bag with 5 samples including facial cleansers, blushes, face masks, primers, moisturizers, eyeshadows, hair care items, and brushes. It has introduced me to so many different products and brands. On my at-home pampering days, I go through my ipsy Glam Bag and see if there is anything new I can implement (usually the hair/face masks, moisturizers, body lotions). The ipsy Glam Bag  costs $10/month, or you can sign-up for their yearly plan which is $110/year.


The Full Package: Teeth, Face, Hair & Body

It sounds counterproductive, but you want to start with a clean canvas. Brush your teeth swish with mouthwash, and floss. Wash your face with a mild cleanser or exfoliant (I use what I have received in my ipsy Glam Bag), then I use a toner to make sure my face is stripped. I apply Giovanni D:tox System Purifying Facial Mask and scoop 1 tablespoon of Carrington coconut oil into my mouth. Oil pulling, when performed regularly, pulls toxins out of your blood and benefits your oral and overall health. I swish for 20 minutes, and then spit my toxins into a garbage can. I have oil pulled for 2 months straight and my teeth are noticeably whiter and it feels like there is a protective layer covering my enamel. After the 20 minutes are up, I hop in the shower, where I wash the face mask off, cleanse with a mild cleanser, and exfoliate my body with Yes To Coconut Polishing Body Scrub. I rub Sara Happ Vanilla Bean Lip Scrub on my lips to exfoliate dry skin. While I am shaving, I apply Marc Anthony True Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Deep Nourishing Conditioning Treatment. The mask needs 3-7 minutes to be effective. I wash it out, then shampoo and condition. Before I towel off, I slap a Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strip on my nose and then slather lotion all over my body. After I remove the nose strip, apply a cream moisturizer to my face and a lip conditioner. Bam, new me.

Power the Temple: Food & Vitamins

On my at-home pampering days, I make a nice healthy green shake (water, spinach, banana, strawberries, blueberries) or salad. In healthcare, sometimes meals happen, and sometimes I can be found scarfing a Larabar on my way to see my next patient. When I am home, I try to savor each bite, really focusing on the taste and texture of what I am drinking or eating. After I have a full belly, I make sure to take my vitamins.

Open your Mind: Read

Read something, anything. We spend way too much time on our electronic devices. Pick up and hold something in your hands. I subscribe to a newspaper and ten magazines. Books sit patiently on my built-ins waiting for my attention. Find a comfortable spot to lounge, read, and relax. I try to spend at least 15 minutes each day reading something that inspires or motivates me. It is another gratifying, stress-relieving activity.

Feel Good, Be Good

When I spend time pampering myself, I feel better physically and emotionally. You don’t have to have a lot of money to feel good and clear your head. Even if you pick one or two things to do from my post, you will reap the benefits. If you need someone to tell you to make time in your schedule to treat yourself…

Stop what you’re doing and go take care of you.