ábbi (ah-bee) Bath & Body Company is an organic company that was founded in Southern California by a woman who wanted to supply products to not only women but also men.
History of ábbi
ábbi founder Cheri Johnson was in senior management at a large professional services firm. But to her friends she was simply known as the beauty product junkie! As an environmentally conscious mother, Cheri was uncomfortable with the fact that she could only understand about a quarter of the ingredients in the body sugar scrubs she was using. She found that most of what was listed on the label was stuff she never heard of and worst of all that “stuff” had to be re-mixed prior to each use because the oil would separate from the sugar! Believing she could use her passion to create a superior product, she spent over a year developing the perfect all natural body sugar scrub. A sugar scrub that didn’t have to be mixed over and over; a sugar scrub with a subtle lasting scent; a sugar scrub that left your skin feeling silky smooth to the touch; and a sugar scrub made with environmentally friendly “stuff” you can actually understand and feel safe having in your home…..what a concept! After using her new creation for over a year, she finally decided it was perfected enough to share with friends. It became an instant success. Not only did they start requesting her to make the product for them, but they urged her to start her own company and so became ábbi…
ábbi’s products include sugar scrubs, body cremes, bath oils, and lip scrubs.I had the pleasure of trying out the Kona Coffee Moisturizing Body Scrub. Some of their other scrubs are:
- Peppermint Candy
- Chocolate Souffle
- Cotton Candy
- Island Coconut
- Tahitian Vanilla Bean
- Island Coconut Lime
- Hawaiian Lei
- Eucalyptus Spearmint
- Cherry Blossom
- Abbi Man Scrub
The scrubs come in a very good sized container at 16 fl oz each. I think this is the largest container of this kind I have seen for a scrubs so that’s good news! Having said that, these are no “cheap” scrubs…More on that later.
As you can see there are only seven ingredients in this and nothing you can’t pronounce!
As soon as you open the lid you get an incredible aroma of straight-up coffee. It’s REALLY amazing, especially if you love the smell of coffee. It smells exactly like a bag of fresh beans. Yummy.
Those black specks are actual coffee grounds!
As far as texture this is an interesting scrub. Most, if not all scrubs I have used are really soft and easy to scoop out. I was expecting that with this one also, but it’s actually a much harder product. It feels less loose and more “set” than some others. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, just something to note.
The scrub feels fairly gritty but not harsh. It’s not a super fine type of sugar scrub but rather has larger sugar crystals in it and obviously the coffee grounds are fairly big as well. It does a great job of exfoliating and definitely feels moisturizing.
In fact maybe a little TOO moisturizing. It left more of what felt like a film on my skin rather than feeling like it sank in. Once I dried off though, it did feel more like a light lotion rather than greasy.
The one big drawback for me with this is that it made my tub extremely greasy and slippery. The scrub left a layer on the entire bottom of my tub which stayed there through 3-4 more showers. Not a fan of that!
The aroma is incredible, the scrub works really well and you get a lot, but it is on the expensive side. The negatives are that it does feel a bit greasy and leaves a residue in your tub.
Availability: Their website.
Pricing: $38.00 for 16 oz.
Have you ever used a coffee scrub? What is your favorite one?