Favorite Things: Shea Moisture Organic Soaps

shea_moisture_coconut.jpgEveryone in my household has sensitive skin to some degree and thus, I’m very picky about what kinds of soap I buy. The conventional deodorant soaps make my husband all itchy and both my kids will get little patches of eczema all over from anything that’s too harsh.

Aside from that, conventional soaps and body washes are typically heavily scented via phthalate-laden “fragrances” and contain a laundry list unpronounceable chemicals that have been linked to various health issues from cancer to hormone disruption to organ damage. You just don’t need all that junk to get clean.

That said, I’m always keeping an eye out for new organic, non-toxic products to try out and I’ve found one soap I love so much that I hope they never stop making it or selling it at Target. It’s a brand called Shea Moisture and it’s made with a short list of certified organic ingredients that include shea butter, coconut oil and essential oils for the yummy scent.

Even more important, it’s free of parabens, phthalates, propylene glycols, PEG’s and dyes. The bars are BIG and unlike the natural soap I was using previously, it lasts and lasts. We can literally use one bar for a month. And of course, these are bars of soap so there’s no plastic bottle to feel guilty about, either.

Did I mention that the Coconut Hisbiscus scent is delicious? It is! We’ve also tried the Raw Shea Butter bar that’s scented with Frankincense and Myrrh, which gives it a fabulously earthy oriental scent that is divine. And neither of them dry out my skin like the conventional brands do. I seriously LOVE these soaps.

Find It Here: Target

Note: They carry Shea Moisture bar soaps at all the Target stores in my area but on the web site, the soap bars come  packaged with body lotion. Check your local store for the single bars.

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