Spring starts today! Shed your winter skin with one of my ultimate favorites. This is a reblog of a guest post I wrote for www.the-totality.com a month ago. Enjoy!
Remember when you could purchase only one basic body scrub with ground walnut shells? Neither can I.
Thanks to the wonders of innovation, today you can select from brown sugar, raw sugar, ground coffee, salt, oil, and countless powders–to exfoliate your largest organ (that’s your skin, by the way). Those with even more adventurous palates, order up their gommage with a side of shea butter, almond, honey, peppermint or just about whatever their senses desire. Body scrubs are #OutOfControl.
Of the three body scrubs I personally keep in rotation, the only one I’d consider selling a part of my soul for is LATHER’s Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Scrub, also marketed as LATHER’s exfoliating body cleanser. It comes in a jar and can appear slightly unappealing, but so do I before I get in the shower. The grit is a mix of half paste, half crumbles and emits a distinct lemongrass scent.
If you’re running late and only have a minute to shower, use another scrub. Use LATHER only when you have the time to fully experience it and enjoy it. Time is money and you’re definitely worth it.
The cleansing properties come predominantly from walnut shell and bamboo stem powders. Other all natural ingredients include aloe vera juice and a wide array of extracts: sugar cane, lemon, orange, apple and green tea, to name a few. There are no synthetic fragrance nor colors and no animals were experimented on to create any LATHER products.
In my opinion the exfoliating performance of this product is immensely enhanced by its crisp scent of lemongrass. The spa experience rivals a private outdoor shower at Indonesia’s most luxurious resorts. (I’ve actually not yet been, so I’m relying on my sometimes very vivid imagination.)
If you’re lucky, you’ll encounter LATHER hotel amenities while traveling but I have never seen this particular item in the hotel program line up. LATHER has opened a handful of retail shops in the US and offer white glove customer service at www.lather.com.
At $39 for an 8 oz jar (and $68 for 16 oz), The Bamboo Lemongrass scrub isn’t cheap, but it’s a spa treat that you won’t regret. And, you deserve it. LATHER partners up with many ‘green’ organizations as well as USO (adding a touch of home to the military) and Anti-Slavery International. The amount of good they do justifies the splurge.