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Ojon Tawaka Ball Review- 06.22.08

ojonball.jpgThe Ojon Rare Harvest Takawa “Ball” - as it popped up on Sephora, and all around the beauty sites, the stock photos of it intrigued me to no end… I needed to know how they packaged that ~ what it was ~ and ultimately, what does it feel like to rub what is essentially a giant dark chocolate ball on your body like a mud mask???

SO, i bought one for NOTCOT’s sake ~ to indulge and share my curiosity with you. The packaging is awesome, from the cardboard tube, to the saturn/ufo looking molded papery holder, to the foil wrapped baseball sized cacao ball, to the wooden bowl (made in china)… its not to be missed! So it has definitely won me over as far as packaging and presentation/experience - and after trying it out in the shower, my skin feels pretty amazing as well… so full unpackaging walk through on the next page, as well as more info/vids on what it actually is!

The Ojon Site describes it as:
“A powerful antioxidant-rich, cleansing full-body scrub treatment.

Ojon® Tawaka™ “The Ball” contains a high dose of wildcrafted Ojon® oil, rich in essential fatty acids, Omega-3, 6 and 9; Omega-3 fatty acids are essential components for skin’s functioning. Omega-6 fatty acids are essential components of skin’s structure. A deficiency of these essential fatty acids is the most common and can cause dry, flaky skin.

This exclusive skin smoother is inspired by a ball only available in the Tawaka™ villages found in the remote tropical rainforest of Central America - that is, until now. Ojon® offers you this luxurious beauty sphere for use in your very own home. Ojon® Tawaka™ “The Ball” is produced in small batches, with each ball taking up to 2 days to produce.

A beautiful fact: The rare, wildcrafted Tawaka™ Cacao blend in “The Ball” contains the same antioxidant amount as 2,834 lbs of blueberries! “

You can view a video on the making of the Tawaka Ball on the Ojon site as well! It walks you through the story of the Tawaka (a tribe as old as the mayans), through the difference between the man manipulated cacao tree pods and the natural ones (smaller and green and far more potent), the roasting of the beans and hand shelling, the addition of other tribal herbal remedies and processes, the grinding and mixing of it all together, and the hand molding of the balls…

Really it feels like a GIANT chocolate ball ~ and for those who like dark chocolate, the smell is divine ~ and not too food like, and its not at all sweet (and yes i licked it, as dared) - before the first use you have to essentially wash of the chocolatey outer layer that lacks exfoliating chunks… and to do so you run it under warm water for a few minutes - turning your bathtub into the flowing streams at the Wonka Factory… After that, you feel like exfoliating nibs, and on your body it really feels like quite the massage rolling it around.

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Here it is AFTER its initial rinse ~ pretty much looks the same as this after the first use as well…
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Here are the Ojon and Sephora images for comparison…
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5 Notes

I got this ball and more of the Ojon line for my birthday in September 08,
Today is October 11, 08 and I found the ball covered in maggots.

I am afraid to use any of this product now. It’s very natural and all that but anything that supports maggots scares the heck out of me. I didn’t keep it in the shower. I kept it in the bowl provided with the metal strainer or whatever it is, on the sink area. I don’t know if there was something inside of the ball that was awakened or what the heck, but there’s my story. It’s coming from another Continent and it’s a natural product.

----- Nunu Hurt 11.10.08 11:26

I LOVE Ojon products… I use their Rare Harvest shampoo and conditioner and I find myself smelling my hair all day! I went into Sephora’s and saw The Ball and I had all to do not to pick it up and eat it. It looks WAY too much like a giant ball of chocolate… when I’m not so broke I’ll have to pick one up!

----- Cristina 03.07.08 19:20

Well ~ i think its more raw cacao and other herbal concoctions than chocolate in the same sugary sense of the candied form? So perhaps its quite different? ultimately it feels like an awesome moisture/exfoliating treatment that isn’t goopy - if that makes any sense
=)

ingredients are:
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT, SODIUM PALMATE, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, AQUA ( WATER), SODIUM PALM KERNELATE, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH, ELAEIS OLEIFERA (PALM) OIL, ELAEIS OLEIFERA (PALM) SHELL POWDER, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), BIXA ORELLANA LEAF, PALM KERNEL ACID, SODIUM CHLORIDE, CARAPA GUAIANENSIS SEED OIL, PASSIFLORA EDULIS SEED OIL, HYDROLYZED RICE (BRAN) STARCH, GLYCERIN, PAULLINIA CUPANA SEED EXTRACT, TETRASODIUM ETIDRONATE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, BIXA ORELLANA SEED OIL, LIMONENE, CITRONELLOL, LINALOOL

----- jean/NOTCOT 22.06.08 17:32

wow. i want one.

----- sarah 22.06.08 17:17

Doesn’t this clog the hell out of your pores? I mean, I remember people telling me that chocolate is bad for your skin for years while I was a teenager.

----- Mike 22.06.08 15:44

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