I am a serious Body Shop fangirl. I just started shopping there about 6 months ago and have already racked up so many “Love Your Body” (their frequent shoppers card) points that I just got 75% off of a huge order. This is the only brand to which I’ve developed such a fast and furious obsession. Here’s how it went down:
I got married this year and had original plans to have my bridal shower and bachelorette party on the same day (for logistical reasons). Due to a series of unfortunate events, and the biggest slacker of a Maid of Honor on the planet, my bridal shower had to be canceled and my bachelorette party barely made the cut, thanks to a rockstar of a bridesmaid (want to find out who your true friends are? Find happiness, fall in love, and get married. Word.). Well one of my bachelorette party attendees, who was also invited to my bridal shower (and is the mother of my flower girl – cutest freaking flower girl EVER), still brought me my bridal shower gift – a gift set of “Love Etc”, one of the lines carried by the Body Shop. Because I am a whore for new scents, I immediately slathered myself in the body butter and drowned myself in the perfume. When I awoke the next day, something amazing happened; a patch of eczema I had been battling on my shin was SIGNIFICANTLY reduced. I was shocked – and immediately ordered a bunch more body butters.
Per the Body Shop description, it contains:
Community Trade cocoa butter, an excellent moisturizer that melts at body temperature, is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Organic, virgin, cold-pressed Community Trade coconut oil softens and conditions skin.
Here is what I’ve learned to date; not all body butters are created equally. Some are meant for light moisturizing and some for heavier, but lucky for us, the Body Shop has foresight. They are all marked appropriately, depending on the level of moisture you are needing. So far, for my super dry, eczema-prone, skin, I am a fan of: Love Etc (the best so far), mango, and strawberry.
On a side note, I am also a fan of their scented oils for burning. I order them by the dozen and have not found a scent I hate yet. Some are a bit strong, but if diluted a bit, are lovely and light. Here is my little scent center, with a cameo appearance by Dexter the Doberman.
And here is my ADORABLE flower girl: