Not only has one of my best friends come to visit from Canada this week, but she brought with her some goodies from the Rocky Mountain Soap Company. The company is an 100% natural brand featuring products that are hand-made in Canada.
Therapy in a bottle
The company was founded 12 years ago by a young couple – Cam Baty and Karina Birch – who began by hand-making soap in Canmore, Alberta. Today, they work to find the most nurturing and therapeutic ingredients to create an all-natural range of bath and body products: bath salts, skin products, hand and foot creams, deodorants, lip treatments, body butters and mens’ grooming items (to name a few). “We feel that when an ingredient has been identified as potentially harmful it is safest to avoid it – period,” they say. And since skin can absorb up to 94 per cent of what is put on it, they feel it best to only use items we trust and know aren’t harmful – the way beauty should be! Click here to see a list of ingredients they suggest we avoid.
My favourite items include the Peppermint Lip Scrub (great for gently exfoliating) and Lip Glosses in Blush and Nude (great for a bit of sheen and moisture). The body scrubs are also to die for!
At the moment, I’m using the new collection of Body Lotions (available in Lavender, Apricot and Lemongrass) which my friend delivered; these will be available online and in store as of 14 September. Ingredients like organic coconut oil, organic safflower oil and organic shea butter work to nourish skin – though the cream still absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave residue. Yucky synthetics have been left out and instead, organic basil oil acts as a natural preservative.
We Canadians tend to be fairly patriotic people, but I couldn’t be more proud that such a wonderful company is from my home land. Find more info in here www.rockymountainsoap.com.
Text: Lydia Parafianowicz