One of the best compliments someone can give me, other than telling me my skin looks ‘perfect’ is that my skin is so soft. I am always delighted because I put the effort into making it as soft and smooth as I possibly can. One of the tricks I have is to splash a natural body oil all over – while I’m in the shower. A quick rinse means the oil stays on my skin, but doesn’t leave me feeling greasy under my clothes. A quick pat dry with a towel and I’m ready to rock and roll. My current staple is Soapwalla Luxurious Body Oil – an all natural, hand-blended oil containing Ginger, Citrus and Lemongrass which invigorates skin cells and has a bright wake-up scent. Working together to regenerate and hydrate cells, a blend of Jojoba, Sweet Almond and Coconut Oils is topped off with Mowrah Butter, an oil from the Indian Madhuca tree.
GS Approved: A one-woman show, Soapwalla is created by Rachel Winard in her home studio in Brooklyn, NY. Rachel has been handcrafting her own skincare for years as a response to not finding skin care that would be kind to her sensitive skin caused by Lupus. A natural health advocate, Rachel is a modern day entrepreneur inspiring others to live life from the inside out.
Inspiration: Generally oil and water do not mix, but as I like to splash a little oil on at the end of my shower, it’s a good idea to be smart and safe – slippery bathroom tiles are not sexy. This fair trade Vetiver Bath Mat by Giaim offers style and safety, is hand-woven, and releases natural fragrance each time it gets damp.
Beauty Editor: Andrea Victory