February 17, 2010
Soapwalla Kitchen Cooks Up Scrumptious, Natural Body Care Products
One of my favorite adages is: "Necessity is the mother of invention." So, I love learning about products and companies that were born from someone's need to fill a void in the marketplace by inventing and creating items they needed and could not find. Such is the case with Soapwalla Organic Face & Body Products.
After months of failed attempts to find face and body products that didn't agitate her sensitive skin issues from having lupus, Soapwalla's founder, Rachel Winard, launched this Brooklyn based brand in her apartment kitchen one evening. Soapwalla products boast all natural ingredients that cleanse "without stripping the oils that our skin naturally produces. This is important because these oils form part of our bodies' natural immune defense system, and are essential for optimum skin health."
Rachel lovingly crafts the entire Soapwalla line by hand using responsibly sourced food-grade, organic ingredients and pure essential oils. The entire vegan collection is free of sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens and harsh, synthetic ingredients -- and products are never tested on animals.
I absolutely love Soapwalla Organic Deodorant Cream. I have been on the hunt for the perfect, non-toxic deodorant for years, and none have worked very well. This deodorant cream is a dream. It is the perfect consistency (like an extremely lightweight, easy to spread clay) and it is free of petroleum and aluminum. It contains the following ingredients: organic jojoba, rice bran, rosehip seed oils, mowrah butter, a combo of all natural clays and powders, sodium bicarbonate, a combo of essential oils including organic lavender, peppermint and tea tree oils. It glides on smooth, smells wonderful, and I couldn't recommend it more highly!
I also love Soapwalla's Soap Bars, especially the Citrus Grove scented bar. It foams into a creamy lather and leaves hands feeling rejuvenated and smelling fresh.
Be sure to check out the entire collection of Soapwalla products here -- and don't miss the Almond Joy Body Polish, which smells good enough to eat!