I'm working on getting Matt's Walking Dead extra interview together. But in the meantime, let's chat about something cleaner, shall we??
(Nope, not a sponsored review or post. Just a current passion.)
The preppy fashion and mommy bloggers have all but beaten the word obsession to death. I can't even think it without rolling my eyes. So we're just going to say I'm a big fan of these products. Not obsessed, because that would be lame. Just really enthused.
So before Millie was born, I was focusing on registering for and buying the things we'd need for her to come home. Baby bath products were on the 'buy now' list, since I assumed she'd need to be cleaned before we'd be able to have a baby shower. At one point in my life I was really interested in researching and analyzing and comparing every single product and thing related to babies, but at this particular time, I was long past that point. I just needed to get some stuff without expending too much emotional energy getting it. But I still had standards- when it came to bath products, I didn't want weird-chemical-filled and artificially-fragranced crap. I don't put that stuff on my skin; I certainly don't want to put it on an infant's skin. So I knew I couldn't just waltz into Target and buy the first thing I saw on the shelf.
I made the logical decision to just ask my coworker/friend who has a baby and appropriately hippie standards. Ooooooohhh!!! she said when I asked. I love what we use!! It's ummm...yellow. You can get it at Target. I don't know what it's called, but it says 'frankincense and myrrh' on the front of it. It smells awesome and it doesn't have a bunch of weird stuff in it.
I asked what frankincense and myrrh smelled like- she said that she couldn't describe it, but it was great. Unusual, but great. And so it was decided- off to Target I went, searching for the baby body wash that was yellow with frankincense and myrrh. I couldn't help but smile at those two ingredients. I mean...frankincense and myrrh?? This is like the body wash Jesus would use or something.
Sure enough- there it was. And now flash forward to present day and you can go ahead and note that the bottle is half empty because IT IS SO DAGGUM AMAZING. I feel happy just thinking about this body wash. I go to the bathroom multiple times a day just to smell it. No wonder the Wise Men took Jesus gifts of frankincense and myrrh. They knew what was up. It's freaking awesome.
Not long after my discovery of this amazingness, I discovered that this brand ALSO has a whole line of adult bath products!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those exclamation points are a mere shadow of my real-life excitement. I caused a scene in Target, I'm afraid. There are body washes! Lotions! Hair masques! Massage oils!! I need it all!! I can be scent-twinsies with my baby! (And stop borrowing her shower gel...) I can use the body wash that Jesus would use!
I finally got some this past weekend (I had to use up my other shower gel first, wahhhh). For the record, I got it at Ulta- they also carry the line, and the products appear to be mostly the same (or comparable) prices. But at Ulta you can use your $3.50 off $10 purchase coupon (plus earn points), soooo...Ulta wins this one. I'm happy to report that the adult version doesn't disappoint. It's even better because it's super moisturizing. I seriously spend all day long looking forward to taking my shower so that I can use it. It's kind of sad, really. Or maybe not.
Just like the baby version, it's free of lots of sketchy things.
So this is possibly the most boring post I've ever written, but I just felt like I'd be doing you a disservice not to alert you to this most holy of bath products. Frankincense and myrrh, folks. If it's good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me. Also, now my Christmas list is started and finished. EVERYTHING THIS BRAND MAKES. Done.