Lotions and Moisturizers
By Lisa Link
Now that we've cleansed, it's time to moisturize! I tried
two fabulous chocolate moisturizers to round out my product
Madame Renaud Naturals
Naturals is a charming company that specializes in
all-natural products. They don't stop at
just cleansing and moisturizing; they have a wide variety of
body care ointments, balms, and other goodies to address all
sorts of skin maladies.
Their Peppermint Patty Body Butter
(4 oz. for $9.00) is actually a very rich cream that smells just
like chocolate-mint ice cream. While it is very thick, it
absorbs into the skin nicely, and does not leave a greasy
after-feel. Although it might just be too rich for warm weather,
it is just what my skin craves in this Midwestern tundra.
According to Renaud, the peppermint scent "is ideal for
people who want to be mentally and physically alert for
activities that demand focus, like sports, driving and
Madame Renaud also offers a body wash and body lotion in the same scent.
Visit them online at MadameRenaud.com.
The Mocha Lotion Solid Lotion Stick by
Caerlon Gardens is a super
choice if you don't like the mess of liquid moisturizers, or if
you travel lots and don't need the added worry of open bottles
The packaging is your average "dial" type container;
the product advances as you turn it. You can run it over your
skin in long, smooth strokes, then use your hands to massage it
in. It moisturizes very nicely, smells creamy and delicious, and
is super-convenient. I love this item! A must for all you
Speaking of travels, a visit to Caerlon
Gardens' Web site is definitely worth the trip. There
you'll find sections on soap myths, pictures of drying herbs and
curing soaps, and a tongue-in-cheek tale of Saponica, the patron
saint of soapmakers.
And with that, still dizzy from all the delicious chocolate fragrances,
I'll wind up this set of
Chocolate Bath & Body product reviews. Stay warm this winter, and be sure to
pamper yourself as necessary.