My first step to making some eco-friendly adjustments to my beauty routine is to start using organic soap. I recently found out about Old Man Murray’s soaps through a network of Green Mom bloggers and I had to give them a try. Each of the scents has a name that offers an authentic nod to the herbal remedies of the past. There are four divinely feminine soaps and four distinctly masculine options. I selected Honey Butter for myself and Gin and Tonic for Mr. Eco Incognito. Of course he decided to use mine anyway, but I would say that they both offer a refreshing cleanse so they are certainly appropriate for either gender.
Until recently, I’ve been a body wash junkie, but I’ve never found one that has had a lasting effect on my skin after a shower. I was always hesitant to use bar soap because I thought it dried out my skin. However, I was missing the important step of lathering up with lotion after showering. A body wash contains lotion and lots of water, so it generally costs more than using a bar of soap and your own lotion. Plus, taking the additional step after a shower helps lock moisture in your skin and promotes relaxation. I don’t have a lot of time these days for a beauty routine, but I’ve decided that this is worth it.
To put Old Man Murray’s to the ultimate test, I even shaved my legs using just the soap. I have always thought I had sensitive skin, but now I’m wondering if my reactions were to the parabens and additives in popular shave gels. I was surprised and delighted to find out that I could get a clean, close shave simply using a bar of soap. Even the packaging is a great alternative to the cans.
There are a lot of reasons why I want to ‘green’ my beauty routine and I feel like adding this soap to the mix is a great first step. I hope you’ll give it a try, too! I love this list of ingredients in the Gin + Tonic soap. Look at all the great benefits of each component.
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