Oh, summer, where did you go? I had such big plans of blogging and a huge calendar of ideas and then the pool opened and wedding planning happened (I can’t wait to show you pictures of my DIY wedding!) and absolutely nothing happened on this poor, neglected space. I truly admire everyone that manages to keep up with their blog regularly; I used to have the discipline and I’m slowly getting this space back together, but nothing like I used to when I first started!
In honor of getting it together, I wanted to feature someone who has gotten it together and feature one of my new favorite lines of products! Last winter, my friend Veronica started making whipped body butters as a fun DIY (most of my friends and I are really big DIY/craft/cooking dorks) and gave me a beautiful jar of whipped tea tree and lavender body butter. It was AMAZING. I get really dry skin in the winter and most products just irritate it further, but I can just slather this stuff on, smell like heaven (pun intended), an go about my day being a non-itchy and flaky productive member of society. I also use it to soothe razor burn, because I still cannot shave my legs properly. Her whipped body butters are made with all organic coconut oil, mango butter, Shea butter, and olive oil and essential oils.
After several people raved over her body butter, she expanded into a few other things, and Cloud 9 Bath & Body Products was born! While they don’t ship just yet, you can order and have local delivery or pick-up (which I take advantage of quite frequently).
I’ve tried a bunch of other Cloud 9 products – currently I’m carrying around a coconut oil lip balm in my purse and my FAVORITE Don’t Bug Me! Insect Repellant in my hiking backpack. I started hiking this past summer and I absolutely hate using bug spray – (we all know that DEET isn’t good for you) but I also hate bugs swarming my face when I end up in an inevitably swampy area. I just bring the bottle of Don’t Bug Me! in my bag, spray as needed and I don’t have to worry about DEET or bugs. And I smell pretty good, too.
Cloud 9 also makes bath bombs, sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, & deodorant – so basically everything you could possibly need to smell good and have great skin. I love being able to support a small business and also get great products that are good for my skin. You can see below several of the other products – and make sure to check out their Facebook page for updates, too!
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