I have a lot of favorite things. Favorite places, favorite reads, favorite products, favorite foods, favorite movies. Actually as I write this I realize I should probably be more selective. Hmmm….
But alas, while these things are on my mind, I thought I’d share them with you on Fridays to kick off the weekend with a helpful recommendation.
My favorite non-toxic shower item is the Coconut Body Scrub by 100% Pure. This is a California-based brand I researched when I was kicking my old, toxic-ingredient, skin-drying shower stuff to the curb. 100% Pure products are formulated with the knowledge that skin is our largest organ and we absorb toxins through it. Therefore, the ingredients they use are all found in nature instead created with chemicals in labs. And their products are made without animal testing — look for the ‘Cruelty Free’ bunny symbol on your products if this is something you care about. The most amazing part of this company is that no fragrances are added to their products which blows my mind because they smell so good that I actually look forward to unscrewing the body scrub lid everyday. It’s like my daily, at-home, luxurious spa moment. It smells like dessert. And vacation. All in one [recyclable!] plastic tub. It felt a little oily on my skin when I first tried it, but I soon realized that it was the pure coconut oil, not an icky skin-clogging type of oil. And after toweling off, I no longer felt oily. Just blissfully moisturized. My skin truly stays soft and smooth for a day after using it which means less of a need to slather on lotion. The body scrub is not cheap, it runs about $22-28 (try Vitacost.com or Smile.Amazon.com). But it lasts about a month even when used every day and I use it as sparingly as possible (whenever I accidentally drop a glob on the shower floor I practically cry). If you’re in the market for a new scrub or body moisturizer, try it out. You won’t regret it.