I love The Body Shop. Before Bath and Body Works, it was my go to store for shower products, but after I fell in love with BBW, I found myself going into The Body Shop less and less, which is kind of sad. It was like a break up where you've slowly drifted apart, the kind where you cry and swear that you're always going to be friends, but then never talk again until you randomly run into each other at the mall and have an awkward conversation in front of Hot Dog on a Stick.
Lucky for me, when I found myself in one of their stores recently, it made me remember all the things I loved about it when we first started going out. They have some really great products and they're very environmentally conscious, which makes me feel a lot less guilty about spending money there because after all, I'm helping the rainforest. And if the rainforest wants me to have a yummy shower scrub, who am I to argue?
One of my favorite purchases was the Brazil Nut Body Scrub. It smells ridiculously good, like toasted nuts, which is perfect for me because I'm a sucker for products that smell like food. The scrub is thick but not abrasive, so you can use it on your legs even after shaving and not irritate your skin. And because it's thick, it doesn't fall all over your shower floor and make it slippery, a big consideration when you're as much of a klutz as I am. (I have an irrational fear of falling in the tub and knocking myself unconscious. It sounds stupid, but I've come close a few times. There are some really hazardous products out there). I also like that it left my skin soft when I got out of the shower - I could've gone without moisturizer if I'd wanted to. Plus, it's only $16.50, a bargain compared to some of the scrubs that are out there.
I'm so glad we've found our way back to each other, Body Shop. I can't promise I'll stop seeing other stores though...