December 18, 2008

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Lavanila Healthy Body Washes and Butters

, It's been a rough winter so far.  Job lay-offs from the recession combined with below freezing temps and inches of snow make me thankful that people haven't started "shaving their heads, climbing tall buildings and shooting people," as Anthony Bourdain would say.

Here in Chicago, a minor struggle has been battling dry, rough skin all over.  Radiator heat plus a sulfate-containing shower gel that I was using (got it for free) were the culprits.  Then I bought a humidifier and received a Lavanila Healthy Body Wash and Body Butter.

Pretty factor:
Lavanila ("vanilla" in Madagascar) is like a more natural Jo Malone; the scents are as crisp and clean—but derived naturally from vanilla, grapefruit, lemon peel, and cedarwood essential oils.  The soap- and sulfate-free washes clean skin without drying, then contain antioxidant-rich goji berry and pomegranate, nourishing oat protein, and purifying willow bark extract.  Available in 4 fresh scents.

Eco factor: The butters and washes contain organic botanical extracts and no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, propylene glycol, silicones, or synthetic dyes

To buy: $20 at and


Anonymous said...

Ahh, Anthony Bourdain. lol! Brings back memories of fun times.

Nice! :) I've had super dry skin this winter. . . And I didn't know sulfates were a factor. Hmm. . .

Lindsay B. said...

Hey Kirsten! Yeah, AB frequently invokes the phrase "shave their heads, climb a tall building, and start shooting people" in Kitchen Confidential. It becomes pretty amusing toward to end.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love Anthony Bourdain. :)

Thanks for the review of this product. I've been battling dry, itchy skin myself this winter so I'll have to check out this line.

Anonymous said...

I can use a body wash like this for my skin. I'm suffering from dry winter skin too and I've used LaVanilla products in the past. They're great!