Steam rises in long, wafting ribbons. Warm, non-committal music begins, setting the stage for a delicious enchantment: the modern woman’s shower. Her hand moves in slow motion to grasp the bottle of pink, gooey, heavenly body wash. AAAAAAAahhhhhhhhhhhh.
Tiny sprays of blue and white flowers flutter upward when she removes the body wash cap. An irresistable smell fills the air, scented like a spring meadow after rain on a warm day in the middle of May when butterflies flit magically about an English garden. (Was that descriptive enough?) A unicorn prances across the bathroom.
Yeah yeah. We’ve heard it all before.
Change the channel.
Don’t get me wrong! I love a luxurious shower, complete with delightful smells replacing bad ones, and smooth legs replacing prickly ones.
I just don’t love the ads that make me feel I need this, that, or the other thing.
The very BEST thing I ever soaped up with was a complete surprise to me: goat soap.
Oh EEEEEWWWWW, you’re probably saying. Goats? That has NOTHING to do with a ladylike shower. Oh, but it does.
I never knew a bar of soap could be my shampoo, body wash, and shaving cream all in one. For some reason, this stuff is capable of that in ways that a typical Dove bar or what-have-you is not. My hair feels great after, my skin is squeaky-clean, and I’m not dried out like an alligator or whatever the royal soapiness companies want me to think.
I love it!
It can seem a bit pricey at first, the version I like being $4 a bar. But when you consider that it’s farm-fresh and combines 3 shower staples into one (plus supporting the “little guy” in the business world), it starts looking like a very frugal choice.
Seriously, anything made with LARD has got to be good for your skin. Nice and smooth.
There’s contact info on the label in the photo above. I finally visited the website (the soap I have was a gift) and there are many choices, beautiful scents, and a down-home feel. I’m in love. For real.
Some will argue that using coupons and getting the cheapest of cheap body products is the more frugal choice. I maintain that each woman needs to make up her own mind about the pro’s and con’s of these things. What is important to you?
If you like simplicity, this is a good way to go. Chemical-free, local, and fresh? Good choice for you. Maybe more than you’d pay for all the products this one replaces? Possibly… But you’ll be getting something healthier.
(I’m not sure you’d pay any more than usual either. The least expensive shaving cream is usually $2 a can around here. A bottle of nasty cheap shampoo is about $1. Then there’s still a bar of soap to use. I’m pretty well sold.)
There’s a chance that this will keep at bay some of the chemical-induced diseases our culture is plagued with. It might save us having to pay for costly medical procedures down the road. Therefore, when I can, I’ll happily fork over a little extra cash here and now.
I’m off my soapbox now. Ha ha.
I did promise a post about an amazing moisturizer. It’s coming! We’ve got to go in order here. 🙂 Last Monday was Her Face and you could argue that this post makes that one obsolete. Not for me – my face really feels better after baking soda than after soap. The next step was the whole shower, and then there’s the moisturizer.
I will give you a sneak peek at next Monday.
There. Heh heh.
Hope to see you tomorrow! I’ll be scouring the backyard for something beautiful to put on our table. A challenge to myself (and you) to keep the cold months interesting.