Going organic: My product stash

February 23, 2015 Naija girl next door 6 Comments

     Hey you guys, what's up?

I've talked a lot about sharing the whole Going Organic (well, mostly organic) process with y'all but *deep breath* it just seemed like A LOT to put into one post.

After much stop and go in my head, I realised it'll be relaxed and much easier to follow as a series of posts (duh, right?), so please expect posts from the 'Going organic' series, starting with this one.

I took a cue from the other bloggers putting up what's in their cabinets: AB's haul and Meemee's stash on The Kink and I; Uzo's stash on Don't Touch the Hair.
Mine's much smaller than theirs because I'm a one-at-a-time kind of person with these things... and because impulse buying of hair products raises the question of space... and because it's better this way for my pocket.

These are all stuff that go in both my skin and hair as I'm a biiig fan of head-to-toe products. Got them all together from the bathroom, closet, and the kitchen (uh huh) and started taking pictures.

Oils- I have more of these than any other kind of product.
Sunflower, olive, coconut, jojoba, Nigerian black palm kernel, castor oil and rose essential oil. A few days ago I added the mix of tea tree + lavendar essential oils to my stash.

Conditioners- Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner, Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque, Aubrey's GPB  Conditioner.

Whipped butters- Olori Damage Be Gone Treatment. Recently added the Savvy & Chic Shea Buttercup in lemon. See how you can win one here before the giveaway closes on 27/2/15.

Shampoos- African Naturalistas Black Moisturising Shampoo, Shea Moisture Red Bush & Babassu Baby Head-to-toe wash and shampoo.

The raw stuff- For when I go all kitchenista.
1. Ayurvedic powders. You can see the different colours in layers in that jar right? From the bottom:
Amla, Shikakai, Bhringraj and methi at the top.
They came in sachets from Olori and I packed them together in a polythene bag. Unfortunately a little moisture somehow got in and condemned the Brahmi powder. *sniff* The rest were okay because I had wrapped them more tightly, and I poured them in the glass jar.
2. Raw Shea Butter
3. Honey
4. Instant coffee
5. Namaste Organics bentonite clay.

TOTAL= 21 (I'm counting food shaaa)

What I didn't count: non-natural products that have been in a bag for quite a while, waiting to be given away.

How many products do you have in your stash? Do we have any in common?


  1. Your stash looks totally reasonable. I haven't counted how many products I have but it may be more. :-) Do you like the African Naturalista's products? This exchange rate issue is curbing my PJ ways so I'm looking for more well-made local products.

    1. I haven't used the AN products yet but I've heard good things. I like to be done with one set of products before trying another, but I'll get to these real soon.
      This naira value problem is unnerving honestly

  2. Wow you have gathered quite a good stash of all-natural products. Ehm please pass me the whipped shea butter :-)

  3. Ah, really organic! I'm quite ashamed to show my stash but I won't be buying anything soon (rehab). Your stash is inspiring....maybe I should get sunflower oil. Where can I get that big bottle of coconut oil?

    1. Rehab... hahaha...
      I got the coconut oil at the Ebeano supermarket at Chevron drive in Lekki for somewhere around 1k. Funny enough I've never seen it at the one in phase 1.