Friday, February 5, 2010

My addiction

I'm addicted to buying soap.

As far as addictions go that one's really not so bad. I don't buy Ivory or Dove or whatever it is people buy nowadays (am I old enough to say nowadays?) but I'm addicted to buying handmade soap on etsy.

Skin care is something that has always been a hard thing for me to buy because I have sensitive skin but I went on the assumption that it was ingredients in commercial products causing me the problem. Even if that weren't the case I think I'd still prefer the handmade soaps I've been buying - they smell like heaven and they have wonderful lather and make your skin soft. Ahhhh. Wonderful.

My favorites?

The Bunny Butt Apothecary (I have to admit they won me over a bit on the name alone) sells a wonderful moisturizer known as Complexion Zen. It smells like tea trea oil which may be off-putting to some but my skin absolutely loves it!

They also have a Complexion Zen facial soap. The tea trea smell is MUCH milder on this, but I haven't gotten a chance to try using it yet.

I also love their Tinted Love lip tint - I am not a big makeup person and this is perfect. It makes my lips look slightly rosy but not bright and NOT glass shine glossy thankyouverymuch. It smells good too!

I also just bought one of their aromatastic perfume oils . It is made with no alcohol so it doesn't end up with a weird dissipated smell - plus it's super portable! I asked for a custom scent and Anya was wonderfully friendly and accomodating - my perfume oil smells divine and lasts a long time too.

I also really like GoodeGear's white clay complexion soap - my super sensitive skin even prefers it over a popular info-mercial happy brand which will not be named. :)

I have to admit I developed a "thing" for black soap after reading Practical Magic. They had a thing in there about home made black soap and it intrigued me so I went looking to see if any existed. I first found this Sweet Anisette bar from Besem Natural Scents. I don't like eating things anise flavored but I love the smell of this soap! Plus the color freaks people out and that's always fun. ;) And the bar is HUGE!

So there are my favorites! Go forth and enjoy being clean and smelling great. :)


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great post! I have sensitive skin, too but I am also addicted to beautiful soaps and bath products. I am always on the look out for hand made products. Thanks for the links. I just went to a little store in a town near us especially to buy soap! lol

Jeanette said...

haha I love homemade soap too. Currently I have a bar called Hunky Lifeguard in my shower, but I can't remember what Etsy shop I got it from.
I am interested in that black soap -will have to check it out.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I do not like commercial skin products. They bother my skin and even the smell of them give me headaches. I keep saying I will make my own soap and if I do...I know it will become an addiction. I love the look of them, the smell, and the way they feel.
Cindy at Lakewood

Maggi said...

Ooooooo lovely picks! I have not taken the soap plunge on Etsy but this post has convinced me!