Since Declan’s arrival, I’ve admittedly not made a lot of time for myself. To be honest, carving out “me” time is a constant struggle, but I am slowly finding small ways to ‘treat’ myself. This week, I’d like to share with you one of the small ways I do something for myself: handcrafted soaps.
I’ve talked about how even putting on daily lotion can be a stretch, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: Stargazer Soaps. I’ve heard so many of my friends talk about being unable to even shower daily…and this is the one thing I refuse to sacrifice as a busy mom. My daily 10 minute shower is sacred. There is NO way I will let that little sliver of “me” time slip out of my daily routine. While both relaxing and revitalizing, the shower is also where some of my greatest ideas are hatched. Add in Stargazer Soaps natural, handcrafted soaps and those ten minutes are like a mini-spa!
I recently featured Nicole, the owner/artisan behind Stargazer Soaps, in my WAHM Mondays series, and was very interested to read about the soap-making process [and appalled to read about the chemicals that go into commercial soaps]. You can read more about Stargazer Soaps HERE.
I was sent three different soaps to review: two from the Purely Natural line (Lemongrass Butter & Grapfruit), and one from the Creamy Silk line (Rainbow). I have sensitive skin, and am very sensitive to smells, so the Purely Natural line of soaps is perfect for me (no artificial fragrances or coloring). I was also interested in trying the Creamy Silk line, made from coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, palm oil, and many other wonderfully natural ingredients that keep your skin silky smooth!
I started with the Lemongrass Butter Purely Natural soap by Stargazer Soaps and absolutely love the fresh scent and moisturizing effects. As previously stated, I have a sensitivity to smells, especially artificial fragrances. If I’m visiting a friend with a scented candle, or walk by the candle or fragrance sections in a department store, it’s usually a matter of minutes before I have a pounding headache and an upset stomach. My soaps from Stargazer Soaps, with their natural fragrances, are absolutely divine! The Lemongrass is such a bright scent that it is perfect for perking me up during my morning shower!
While I will typically use almost any soap I can get my hands on (it’s faster and easier), my husband has a “thing” for artisanal soaps. Nicole sent me some soaps for him to try a couple of months ago, but at the time, I didn’t think about myself. One of the soaps that I ordered was Coffee in the Purely Natural line. Declan loved smelling the soap in its wrapper, and my husband has loved using it since opening. There is a Stargazer Soap for everyone in the family! (I’m just glad I now have the chance to treat myself)
I’m loving my Stargazer Soaps, as is my husband, and I’ve already got my eye on trying Lavender the next time we order. Take my word for it, do something nice for yourself and treat yourself to Stargazer Soaps’ natural, handcrafted soaps. Consider this ‘treat’ a necessary step in being good to yourself (sometimes it’s all about the little things). Stargazer Soaps make great hostess gifts too…
You can visit Stargazer Soaps’ website at http://stargazersoaps.com/. If you want to see Nicole at work, follow her on YouTube. For discounts and upcoming soaps, follow Stargazer Soaps on Facebook and Twitter!
Feeling lucky? Stargazer Soaps is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a soap pack containing: 1 Purely Natural bar and 2 Creamy Silk bars (of his/her choice of fragrance). You can enter through the form below: