We began cleaning up our lifestyle a few years ago. We felt that we could be better stewards of the environment, bodies and resources God has given us. We’ve made quite a few changes over the last couple of years (including switching to cloth diapers, I’ve given up shampoo, we’ve been planting a garden and many changes in our eating habits), but we’re still on the road to cleaner living.
Since skin is our largest organ and most of what we put on our skin is absorbed directly into our blood stream, I am working toward ridding my daily routine of harmful chemicals (body lotion and hand cream will be my hardest change, so I’m saving that one for last). Soap was an area that was very easy for me and I actually changed it about 2 years ago when I was shopping with a friend and discovered a local Colorado Springs soap shop that had amazing soap and other body care products.
SALUS is a Private Natural Body Care company specializing in premium natural, organic, and paraben-free non-scented creams, lotions, soaps, bath bombs, bubble bath, body washes, shampoo/conditioner, spa treatments, salt therapies, massage and body care, facial care, baby care, home fragrance, sport products, and essential oils & fragrances.Our non-scented bath and body is then customized by the consumer (at NO extra cost) with our extensive line of premium fragrance and essential oil selection.
I’m totally sold on their bar soaps. My favorites are Eucalyptus & Spearmint, Mountain Mint, Oatmeal Milk & Honey and a very invigorating orange bar (currently not available) but there are so many others to choose from – including pure essential oil soaps.
I’ve also tried the bath bombs and they are amazing! The perfect blend of oils to leave your skin smooth and smelling divine.
I haven’t for a moment thought about switching back to regular, commercial soap since discovering this shop in early 2009. I even use the regular bar soap as a facial soap and it doesn’t dry my skin out or strip it of it’s natural oils. My face feels much cleaner and significantly less oily since I began using this soap.
Another upside to the invigorating scents of the spearmint, peppermint and orange that I’ve tried is that they are a perfect morning pick-me-up since I typically shower as soon as I roll out of bed!
I highly suggest trying a natural soap such as the ones that can be found at SALUS. I’m so happy I found this shop and even more thrilled that this baby step toward cleaner living and better health was so easy!
If you’re local to the Colorado Springs area, the shop is located at 906 Manitou Avenue Ste. 105 in Manitou Springs. It’s always fun to go in and explore new fragrances!
If you aren’t local (as I’m not anymore), don’t fret, you can shop SALUS online – but someone really should invent some sort of smell-o-internet technology so you can truly experience the fragrance of what you’re purchasing.
This post is linked to Things I Love Thursday.
* I’m not affiliated with SALUS in any way, I just really love their products!