Brown Sugar by Kesha Janaan

Nourish Your Skin Through Nature

There’s something about a homemade gift. I can sense the positive intention and generous thought behind it, and to me that improves the experience when using it. Brown Sugar by Kesha Janaan is a line of natural skin care that offers this kind of thoughtful, made-by-hand delight. Her specialty: body and bath products to pamper skin and hair.  

I chose a 3-piece gift set for myself. It arrived in a white envelope-style box secured with a white satin ribbon. Nestled inside were a 4 oz. soap bar, a 5 oz. organza-wrapped pouch of bath salts, and a 2 oz. bottle of infused oil—all with a jasmine and lavender theme. 

Kesha Janaan is a veteran, musician, and entrepreneur who loves helping others. Her intent with this line of minimally processed products is to go back to the basics, using organic and fair-trade ingredients in their most natural form.

And they indeed feel natural! The pleasant and light floral-scented soap bar lathered up nicely and felt very moisturizing. I was so impressed with the infused oil. It’s a combination of shea butter and avocado, jojoba, and sweet almond oils. Jasmine flowers and lavender buds are suspended in the oil for some extra nourishment from nature. The oil glided on smoothly and absorbed into my skin rapidly, making it feel soft and nourished. I don’t know if it’s the specific combination of oils or something else, but this product worked very well for me.

Aside from gift sets, Kesha Janaan’s line includes bath salts, soaps, scrubs, lip care, and whipped body butters (there’s a Hawaiian Coffee version that sounds intriguing). Items are sold individually or in sets like the one I got. 

At $25 for a 3-piece body-care set, this is an affordable gift. Or, perhaps, a not-too-expensive splurge for yourself?


Lisa Fabian

Contributing Editor

Lisa Fabian is an award-winning freelance writer with more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. She's enjoyed covering topics as diverse as arts and crafts, boating, food, and health and wellness.