The Old Schoolhouse® Lab
Compiled and edited by Kate Kessler,
Product Reviews Director
Koolpurrie Restoring Balm
Pure and Simple Lanolin Cream
Manuka Oil Shampoo and
Members of the Schoolhouse Review
Crew often refer to camping out by the
mailbox or stalking the UPS truck as a
way of expressing excitement about an
upcoming item for evaluation. Those
delivery drivers may have been feeling
some pressure as we recently awaited
some pampering products from Koru
“Koru” is the Maori word for a new,
unfurled fern frond. It symbolizes new
life, growth, strength and peace to that
New Zealand aboriginal culture. This
single word reflects not only the origin
of many of the company’s products, but
their purpose as well. Since 2002, Koru
Naturals has been offering products to
protect skin, and promote good health.
All reviewers received a bottle of
Premium Grade Emu Oil. This hypoal-
lergenic oil contains vitamins, minerals
and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Emu
oil quickly penetrates the hair or skin
for a moisturizing treatment, and yet
it doesn’t clog pores. The oil is consid-
ered hypoallergenic (doesn’t cause re-
actions,) but it should only be used on
Reviewers also received one of the
Koolpurrie Restoring Balm:
The balm is made with a combination
of emu oil and lanolin. The healing and
hydrating properties of both ingredients are why Koru Naturals promotes
Koolpurrie for dry, discolored, calloused and cracked skin.
Pure Lanolin Lip Balms:
The lanolin comes packaged in the tubes
you’ve come to expect for lip balms, but
they contain no fragrances or other additives like petroleum that can actually
dry out lips rather than moisturize.
Pure and Simple Lanolin Cream:
Lanolin is a key ingredient in this skin-conditioning cream, but there are other
additives including a light fragrance.
Koru Naturals recommends it for preventing diaper rash, but it can be used
all over the face and body.
Manuka Oil Shampoo and
The Manuka evergreen is sometimes
referred to as the New Zealand tea tree.
In addition to being a source of essential oil, bees gather its nectar to make
Manuka honey. Both are ingredients in
this shampoo and conditioner set designed to rid your hair of impurities,
and leave it shiny.
The Crew discovered a lot of amaz-
ing heath and healing benefits with
these products. If you’d like to find out
how these products helped their fami-
lies, click here!
Thick as Thieves
Circle C Milestones Book Series
Susan K. Marlow
Circle C Milestones is where you can
find the Circle C Ranch and Andrea
Carter, a horse-loving 14-year-old girl
growing up in California in the 1880s.
The third book series in the life of
Andi (the first two series share Andi’s
ranching life as a six-year-old and as
a 12-year-old), the Circle C Milestones
series is aimed at children over the age
Members of the Crew were delighted
to receive the first book in this new
series, Thick as Thieves, by Susan K.
Marlow, along with its accompanying
downloadable study guide. From experiencing her horse’s first foaling to
dealing with difficult classmates, Andi’s
experiences will resonate with many of
The accompanying 40-page study
guide contains not only vocabulary
Summer! It’s that refreshing break for many homeschool families and is full of sun and water sports! (Well, at least it is some- times!) Hello and welcome to the summer edition of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine’s Lab We start off with a delightful product for mamas that the Schoolhouse Review Crew ladies were thrilled to review! We continue on with some fantastic products for your homeschools. Let’s get started!