Probably more than a year ago a friend gifted us with a bar of soap from the Rocky Mountain Soap Company. It was this lovely cinnamon orange soap, and the specialness of the soap isn’t just in how it works, but also in what’s not in it. (Really, if I was left to my own devices I would have loads more from this shop than I do). Recently, you might have seen my recipe for Glorious Bruschetta-Style Tomato Flax Flatbread (Gluten Free!), in which I mentioned a trip to Banff. Well, this was another stop along that same trip. We stopped in Banff for dinner after walking around Lake Louise, and the Rocky Mountain Soap Company has a store there (I’ve discovered that a lot of things in Alberta are named after the Rocky Mountains, and I don’t mind one bit!). When we went there, I picked up a few things that I wanted to share with you today!
The orange soap is all but done, and I’ve started into the Honey, Oats and Cocoa Butter soap, which happily, you can use it as a face wash even if you have sensitive skin (like me). I tried it out, and it works quite nicely as a face wash. So, thumbs up there.
There are lots of soaps and companies that claim to be better for you and made with natural things, but it’s hard to find things that do what they’re meant to and aren’t yucky. So, I wanted to share this with you, because I never would have found it if my friend hadn’t gifted me with some! I’m going to be including more products that I use and like on this blog, because sometimes it’s very difficult finding things you like and will work when there are so many choices. (And really, I’m not industrious enough to manufacture my own soap).
What’s the big deal?
Your skin is such a big part of your overall health, and lots of times it’s easy to forget that it absorbs the things that you put on it. Here is a handy list of common cosmetic elements, and how they can impact you. When you start getting interested in what things make up the cosmetics and products we use day-to-day it can be easy to flip out a little and get really concerned over it. What I’d recommend is that you change a few small things at a time if you’re going to. (Hurrah for sustainable changes!).
The soap works, and doesn’t leave a horrible weird feeling on your skin after. It doesn’t dry out your hands, and rinsed off easily. So, have a look, (I am going to be trying a few different kinds, as you can see), and maybe you’ll find something you’d like to try!
Let me know in the comments what your favorite “good for you” cosmetic or soap is! I’d really like to hear about it!
Also, as fall is coming into full effect soon, make sure that you arrange your BIE appointments soon, because there’s no point suffering from the goldenrod and ragweed if you don’t have to!
Keep an eye out for another fun fall recipe soon! (Even though pumpkin is such a popular fall ingredient….I love it so much, and have something I know you’ll want to try). (Come follow me on Pinterest to see my collection of fall recipes to test out. Maybe I’ll review one here this month. Would that be something you’d like to see? A Pinterest test kitchen segment?)
Also….cranberry season is right around the corner! (Favorite favorite fall ingredient…..ahhh). But, there will be a special post all about that later, so you’ll have to check back!
Take care and have a great day!
Part of our walk along Lake Louise (one of the rare places where it’s physically impossible to take a bad photo, because everything is beautiful).
Also, there are very fat and friendly squirrels at Lake Louise (probably because everyone feeds them!)
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