further. wash responsibly.

August 28, 2009


I LOVE the concept behind Further Soap. Apparently, glycerin is a by-product of the biofuel distillation process. Who knew?! Well, the couple behind Further soaps, that’s who…

Further soaps and candles are made from the leftover grease from Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton’s restaurant Mozza in L.A.. Unbelievable! {I had a life-altering food-experience there involving a marrow bone…but I’ll save the details for another time}. The signature fragrance is from the essential oils of Bergamot, Olive, and exotic grasses. Lovely!

As a little aside, and as some of you may know, my husband is partnered with Mario Batali…so I’m a bit of a fan! Um…truth be told, I’m a huge, crazed fan…My hubby makes the ovens that have Mario’s name. See them here {shameless self-promotion}.

Hope your weekend is fabuloso!

margarita bloom.

August 17, 2009

margaritabloomI love Margarita Bloom‘s retro-funky website and packaging…so fresh and fun! Perfect gift-giving material! Even the names of the collections are festive like, “Geisha Glamarama”, “Aphrodite’s Heaven” and “Beach Bonita”. Cute! Her bath goodies are made with all natural and organic ingredients. You can also follow Margarita on twitter or friend her on facebook, to get the latest scoop!

squeaky clean.

October 27, 2008

Just got my shipment from Bidwell Botanicals in the mail. What wonderful products! I love her fragrances, and the quality is superior. My new favorite is the honey bamboo body wash….especially this skin-drying time of year. It smells fresh and clean with a touch of honey. Great! Gift packs make perfect gifts for the soap/lotion junkie like me!

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