Most successful people recommend owning less stuff and keeping life simple as a requirement for happiness. Whether it is the clothes you wear, transport means, credit cards, home decoration, breakfast decisions or the number of girlfriends you have at one time, keeping it simple makes a huge difference in well-being and maintaining of sanity. The same principle applies to personal care products, especially nowadays, when it seems we’re competing with the ladies in stacking more jars on the bathroom shelf: soap, shampoo, shaving cream, aftershave, face moisturizer, body moisturizer, hair conditioner, beard oil,… just to name the basics.
So when Akamai asked me to review their 3-piece Personal Care Essentials Kit ($38), I was more than happy to. The small company promises to deliver “Everything you need for clean and healthy teeth, skin and hair- nothing you don’t.” After using exclusively just these 3 multipurpose products (the kit includes 1X Toothpaste, 1X Skin Fuel, 2X Soap Bars) for a week, I’m completely sold.
The Mineral Toothpaste is unlike anything I’ve ever tried. It’s grey, doesn’t foam and it’s salty, so it takes some time to get used to – a price I’m willing to pay for having healthy teeth, gums, and fresh breath, naturally. Here’s what’s in it: nourishing clay, 72 Trace Minerals, Fulvic Acid, liposomal CoQ10, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Clove, Anise and Tea Tree oils. Biodegradable & safe to swallow.
The 3 in 1 Bar (wash, shave, shampoo, in a healthy way). Until now, I didn’t think a soap bar could do all that, but this little guy clearly delivers: clean skin & hair, and plenty of lather that you can build up just using your fingers, for a smooth shave. Loaded with 8 botanical oils, and moisturizing glycerin,this is a multi-tool for your bathroom.
Lastly, the Skin Fuel – made with 6 powerful natural ingredients and nothing else. This nutrient-rich, all-purpose oil promotes healthy skin and hair as it moisturizes, conditions and soothes. I use it mostly as after shave and face moisturizer (works as beard oil too), as it’s non-greasy and absorbs quickly, plus it smells amazingly, like rosemary.
When they call it “Personal care, radically simplified,” that’s no BS. The products included in Akamai’s Essentials Kit simplified my routine while offering all I needed for clean and healthy teeth, skin and hair. All this, with zero nasty chemicals, and 100% made in the USA. Try the products individually or get the pre-bundled kit, and you’ll have these goodies delivered to your door every 60 days, so you can save some time and money. And, most importantly, you’ll be keeping it simple.