3 (okay, 4) Favorite Bath and Body Products
By Melissa Miller
Chelmsford Herbal Soap Company Butter Cream Body
Wash is absolutely the most moisturizing and gentle cleanser
out there. Itís all natural and loaded with skin-loving
ingredients including shea, mango, cocoa and kukui nut oil
butters and olive oil. The body wash doesnít contain SLS (sodium
laurel sulfate) or other harsh detergents, which makes it
perfect for my super sensitive skin.
After using it, I emerge from the shower soft and silky without
a hint of dryness or irritation. Itís available in Shea Butter
with Vanilla Sugar, Mango Butter with Grapefruit, Kukui Nut with
Milk Chocolate and Cocoa Butter with Coconut Suntan.
All the scents are divine; I favor the refreshing Mango Butter
with Grapefruit, made with five imported grapefruit essential
oils. Butter Cream Body Wash is $11.50 for 8oz available at
Chelmsford Herbal Soap Company.
My other favorite all natural body wash is Cheriís Country
Cottage Silky Shower Gel. The texture really isnít a gel,
itís creamy and moisturizing, with jojoba, avocado and olive
oils and seaweed extract (minus SLS and other detergents).
is my morning shower staple, scented in Tangelo, an invigorating
blend of pink grapefruit and tangerine. Cheri offers a wonderful
array of fragrance and essential oils for custom scenting. Silky
Shower Gel is $9.84 for 4 oz. and $18.99 for 8 oz., and is
Cottage Shoppe Body Butter
is my Holy Grail body cream. Itís super moisturizing with a luxurious non-greasy texture that
absorbs immediately. This butter has banished my dry skin and
eczema with its all natural blend of 30% shea butter and almond
Scent favorites include Grapefruit and Vanilla, Summer
Musk, Mandarin and Vanilla, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and Mon
Cherie (an exact knockoff of Annick Goutal Petite Cherie). Itís
quite the deal at $4.95 for 4oz, and is available at
Eucalyptus Spa Bath is heaven in a
bottle. The soak is natural and gentle with an enveloping
eucalyptus aroma that brings me back to life. Itís helpful for
combating colds, sinus headaches, achy muscles and overall
It also doesnít leave the bathtub a mess Ė a plus at
the end of a long day. The Eucalyptus Bath Soak is $7.75 for 8oz,
and available at health food stores everywhere as well as
through the AubreyOrganics.com.