Happy B.C. Day! I so love long weekends that the family can actually take part in. We celebrated British Columbia with our own great Canadian backyard campout last night, pitching a tent, sleeping under the stars, realizing the the ground is very, very hard (oh, my ancient back). If it wasn’t for the raccoons hitting us up for snacks this morning, we would have even gone for the great Canadian backyard breakfast.:)
Anyway, grandma picked the tiny person and me some sweet scented sweet peas last night for the perfect girlified tent and while we sat there with the perfume wafting through the air the talk in the tent landed on an ever-important topic – soap.
Cleanliness is generally something positive. But, around here, soap is rated not by the clean factor, but by the smelly factor.
Based on the realities of a kiddo who loves scents, rest assured that we have (I am sooooo not kidding) tried just about every type of natural-based bar soap available in the Comox Valley.
Our years of rigorous testing has led us to one type of bar, and one type of bar alone – the Comox Valley’s own Botanical Soap Shop.
From coffee bean soap to berries and cream, we’ve been on the Botanical Soap Shop train since discovering them at The Rusty Rooster in Cumberland a while ago.
These organic soaps are so indulgent, safe for everyone in the family and absolutely amazing when it comes to smell and the clean factor (I always seem to have to be a practical mom too), the mom in me can’t help become a loyal fan.
What makes me that extra bit loyal is that they are made in the Comox Valley by soap goddess Natalie Brennan. She uses a whole pile of amazing locally-found ingredients with no canola or soy-based products in them – which makes these soaps a great option for people with sensitive skin.
I totally admit that I am absolutely sold on the scents, which are so true to their origin that it makes me feel like I’m washing up with fruit and veggies.
These soaps can be found around town. But, the most fun way to discover these gems for yourself is to hit the Saturday Comox Valley Farmers Market and talk with Natalie yourself. She can give you the full tour of handmade goodness.
Speaking of goodness, I have a yummy bar of this sweet soap to give away this morning.
The question of the day is…what is your favourite addition to things like soap? One random commenter will get the goods:)
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