Last Sunday, I had a lovely Mother’s Day. It didn’t involve a fancy brunch or spa appointment. It was a warm and sunny day, so we dusted off the sprinkler and the squirt toys for the first water battle of the season. My toddler (currently known as the Silver Ranger) had a ball and in turn, so did his Dad and I. It was easy, simple, and perfect. Later that day, I was surprised with some thoughtful and fancy gifts: A Soap Stash from Osmia Organics along with a bottle of their Sunset Body Oil. It’s really nice to receive products for pampering–especially ones that encourage me to keep exploring green beauty and writing about it. It’s doubly lovely.
The OO Soap Stash is pictured above. I received the “flavors” Milky Rose, Juniper Shea, Lavender Mint, and Lemon Basil Ginger. They came in a cute zippered bag that will be put to use when I travel. Not pictured: a handy soap saver and samples–oh the samples! I received a generous sample of their protein exfoliating mask, a slice of lavender mint soap, and a sample of their facial calibration serum.
We’ve been using the lavender mint soap sample for hand washing in the kitchen. How is it that something as simple as a bar of soap becomes a revelation? Using it has been so much nicer (the scent: omg) and more gentle on our hands than the liquid soap we’d been using in the kitchen. I am planning to use the lemon basil ginger as our kitchen hand soap when this sample runs out. As for the bathroom, I decided to start with the milky rose soap. The Silver Ranger asked to use it for his bath when he saw me opening it. Of course, I said yes as there is nothing to worry about when it comes to what’s in it:
saponified oils/butters of olea europaea (olive)*, butyrospermum parkii (shea)*, and cocos nucifera (coconut)*, coconut milk*, kaolin (australian pink) clay, buttermilk powder*, rosa centifolia (roses)*, proprietary blend of essential oils*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) antioxidant*, GMO-free vitamin E oil (98.2% certified organic ingredient; * = certified organic)
Here is Miss Milky Rose photographed dry in unnatural light and wet in natural light. Look at those petals! Look at that thoughtful wrapping!
Those are some gorgeous ingredients, am I right? I’ve since been using the milky rose for showers and I am wowed by how luxurious it is. I was expecting it to feel nice and to smell good–that’s a given with Osmia. But there is more to it than that. It leaves skin so soft. This soap totally enables my laziness when it comes to moisturizing my body because I just haven’t felt like I need to. That’s not to say it leaves a layer on your skin or anything. You feel perfectly clean, but not squeaky. It’s a soft, smooth, clean kinda feeling. In fact, I haven’t even cracked open the Sunset Body Oil–don’t worry I will and a report will be forthcoming on the oil and the other soaps! Every product I have tried from OO is wonderful (I also have the Spot Treatment and Active Gel Toner) and I am looking forward to using the soaps, oil, and samples. Stay tuned!