Recently we had houseguests in town and one of the main topics of discussion became our bathroom. Specifically one corner of the shower stall, which is cluttered with no less than five body washes at the moment.
Oh hello, shower cat!
“Why do you have so many?” asked my friend John.
“Because I am a beauty blogger. Reviewing products is what I do!” was my pithy response.
“But why keep so many in the shower?” he asked.
Good question. My morning shower can determine my mood for the rest of the day. And one of my favorite ways to get my day going right is by choosing the right body wash for whatever mood I’m in (or whatever mood I wanna be in!) Here are my top five current favorites!
1 – Caress Whipped Souffle. If you want to start out your day feeling decadent, feminine and sexy – this is the way to go! An ultra thick, ultra luxurious body wash that leaves your skin feeling lotion-soft. AND it smells like White Peach Cream (or Blackberry Cream, depending on your choice). This is that hot-date-night, girls-night-out, getting-ready-for-something-special, enjoy-being-a-girl kind of body wash. So you KNOW I love it!
2 – Tone Daily Detox Purifying Body Wash with White Clay & Pink Jasmine. While I’ve never been disappointed with their quality, for some reason I wasn’t really checking much for Tone body products. I’m more of a body wash girl than a soap bar girl, and the scents and formulations just didn’t inspire me to pick them from the other slender bottles of colorful fluid on the shelves. I was sleeping big time, y’all! The new Tone Daily Detox wash is AWESOME. It’s a white clay base which may make you think uh oh, this may be grainy…but it isn’t. It’s super thick and lathers deliciously, and the light, clean floral scent makes this a favorite of both myself and my hubby. It leaves my skin feeling super soft and clean. AND it’s $2.99 for a big bottle! Score!
3 – Cleanlogic Body Washes. This innovative new brand is perfect for you if you’re looking for effective, affordable, unique body and bath cleansing products. Aloe leaf juice, the nopal leaf, vitamin E and grapeseed extract are a few of the ingredients they use to ensure a spa-quality experience in your shower every day. The bottles are studded with braille, because cleanlogic supports their own non-profit organization – the Inspiration Foundation – that empowers and enables those who are blind, or who deal with hearing loss or physical disabilities. Besides the charitable angle and the inspired ingredients, there are other reasons why cleanlogic rocks my world – their products are GREAT! Their mint body wash is refreshing without being harsh, perfect for a morning wake-me-up. But my favorite of their fragrances is the sugar and rice combo. It’s gentle, mild, sweet and nurturing. The body wash followed by the body lotion make my skin feel clean, soft, and feminine. Get yourself some of this awesome – $7.99 at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
4 – Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One castile soap. I know SO MANY bellas who SWEAR by Dr. Bronner. This is the gold standard for anyone with concerns about fair trade issues or questionable ingredients. Dr. Bronner combines organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, together with pure essential oils, for a product that leaves you feeling SUPER clean. The peppermint and eucalyptus in particular can leave you feeling TOO clean (if you know what I mean), so I think less is more when it comes to all-over shower use. Having offered that caveat, Dr. Bronner’s soaps ROCK, and now they’re available at Target! You can use his classic soaps for everything from your skin and your hair to your laundry and intimate items. I’m dying to get my hands on the new Organic Shikakai soaps – they sound awesome!
5 – Suave Mango Mandarin. I’m generally not a fruity-scented person, and I’m definitely not a citrus-scented person. But there’s something about this fruitylicious combination that just cheers me up in the morning. It isn’t an overwhelming fruit fragrance – just gentle and upbeat enough to make you smile in the shower. And it’s super affordable – $3.49 for 12 oz. at Drugstore.com!
Those are the five washes currently cluttering up my shower stall. Have you tried any of them? What are your latest faves?