Thursday, March 26, 2009

Chagrin Valley Soap Awesomeness Has Arrived!

Hello dear reader!

Today I want to share with you my latest soap-awesomeness-haul from Chagrin Valley Soap.
Let me start by telling you my entire house is smelling absolutely D-I-V-I-N-E!

I truly like this company and the fabulous products they provide (and, no; I'm not getting paid for saying this ;)). All items are hand made in small batches, which ensures products freshness, and are made with botanical and essential oils, butters, fresh herbs, honey, yogurt and clays, just to name a few ingredients. I really like their holistic philosophy and their environmental awareness (all soaps except for the gift selection are packaged in little bags of recycled paper). None of the soaps contain detergents, synthetic fragrances or colorants, alcohol or animal fats. All products are all natural, and with this company all natural really means all natural. (There is some very good information regarding misleading labels of commercial so called "natural" products on the CV website; highly interesting and educational for anyone to read.) Our skin is the body's largest organ, and it absorbs anything and everything like a sponge, and therefore we need to take into consideration what we put on it...

So, now I bet you are curious as to what was in this awesomeness package.. ;)

Looks delicious? I almost feel like eating them... Seriously! Those bars will last for quite some time; they are HUGE!

Grapeseed Shea complexion soap... Mmm; nothing but divine!
When I tell people I cleanse my face with soap, naturally there are always eye brows raised (at least by women ;)). This is not the harsh ordinary, commercial store bought soap though. These soaps never leave a tight feeling to my face, and they throughly remove all traces of oil, dirt and make up without stripping the skin of its natural oils. They feel rich, elegant and moisturizing to my face. I'll never go back to regular cleansers again...

Of course my four legged best friends should have the opportunity to experience and benefit from all natural products as well! I just got a sample bar of this however, but it will probably last for quite a while; if they like it I'll get them a full sized bar with my next order :)

Smooth as a baby's bottom... This is my baby daughter's very own soap! This is as mild as it gets (made with 100% pure olive oil), and not a single harsh chemical in sight...

Take a moment to read the label. Everything in there are all natural, skin loving ingredients!

This is a shampoo bar soap. Sounds a little strange? I know it did to me when I first heard about it, but those bars really work wonders; I don't even need a separate conditioner anymore! This particular one I tried for the first time last night, and I loved it! Smells so fresh, and produces a soft fluffy lather. My hair feels soft, silky and full bodied today ;) There is a learning curve with the shampoo bars, you can read everything about that and much more on the CV website.

How sweet isn't this? A note on the back of the business card saying "Thank you very much" in Swedish. Highly appreciated!

If you haven't tried Chagrin Valley products, you're really missing out; personally I'll never go back to commercial soaps again. I can highly recommend you to check out their product line.

So; are you a friend of natural skincare too? Have you tried any products from Chagrin Valley Soap?

See you all soon, have a nice day ;)


Please note that I am not affiliated with Chagrin Valley Soap in any way, nor is this post endorsed by them. I obviously do love their products however ;)


Brooke said...

Those soaps look very interesting! The dog soap sounds pretty interesting too, I would love to hear what you think about it after you try it out!

I think my mom would really love this kind of stuff, I will have to tell her about their website. Thanks for sharing :)

Vanessa said...

Hi Brooke!
You're welcome!! I'll be sure to tell you about the doggie shampoo; I know who you have in mind, little miss D of course :)
There's still quite a lot of products I want to try from them, for example their whipped Shea butter, their body balms, etc. Justifies another haul soon ;)

Phyrra said...

That sounds pretty cool!

I shy away from soap in my hair like that, but I use sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. I only wash my hair like 2 times a week (when it was shorter I only did it once a week), and I'm guessing the longer it gets the more often I'll have to wash it.

I like the idea of soap with avocado, but that's partially because I LOVE to eat avocadoes :P

Vanessa said...

Hi Phyrra!
I only wash my hair two times a week as well, I don't feel a need to wash it more frequent than that. I love avocadoes too, and that soap really is awesome ;)

Nixxy said...

Oooh I remember when the Body Shop used to have Babassu bath beads - I swear they were the best thing I've ever smelt! And then they discontinued them *sob* I've been on the look out for Babassu-anything since then. Maybe when I'm in the money I will order some.

Vanessa said...

"sob" #:D lol!
Do try it some time, I bet you'll like it ;) Int'l shipping prices are reasonable too; I paid around $13 USD for those items shipped in a flat rate envelope, not too bad.

Nixxy said...

not too bad at all :) will bookmark the website...

Nea/ Fashioned in Finland said...

My kids LOVE CV shampoo bars! What did you think about that dog shampoo? If it was nice, I'll buy it for my cousin's dog :)