Bath and Body Works has introduced a new, limited-edition collection of hand washes and shower gels called American Grown. They come in HUGE, bright bottles, two things that I love because for one, the more product I can get for my money, the better. (As much as I love some of the super expensive brands I buy, there is always that moment where I'm staring at the empty tube or jar thinking, "Really? I paid $40 for that and it's gone already? REALLY" And then I feel guilty and think that I should be donating that money to orphans or homeless people. Or, more realistically, my credit card company). I also love the bright bottles because they're fun and wake me up in the morning when I'm standing in my shower like a zombie wondering what day it is. The scents were inspired by great American destinations (and yet, somehow they didn't call one "The Mall" - weird). They come in these five scents:
Washington Apple: In the fertile valleys of Washington State in America’s far west, growers tend orchards that produce the world’s most crisp, ripe apples. Formulated with Apple Extract to help nourish skin, Washington Apple instantly evokes your first bite of a shiny red apple, an unmistakably juicy flavor.
Napa Grape: In the rolling hills of Napa Valley’s wine country, the alluring scent of ripe grapes wafts through the air. Breathe in this irresistible fragrance and experience the intoxicating aroma as grape seed oil conditions and protects skin.
Siesta Key Lemon: Nothing says summer like fresh-cut Meyer lemons from Florida. Sweeter than other lemons, the plump, smooth-skinned citrus produces a sparklingly fresh fragrance. Take an instant vacation to Siesta Key as Lemon Oil refreshes and brightens the skin.
Savannah Mint: A frosty glass of iced tea in a hot Savannah summer is twice as refreshing with a cool sprig of mint. Breathe in this invigorating fragrance and experience the romance of southern charm and gentility while Peppermint Oil energizes your skin and your senses.
Montana Sky: Experience the clear, crisp quality of the mountain air in big sky country with formulas inspired by the vast beauty of an endless blue sky. Bathe your skin in calming spring waters as you inhale a rush of fresh air.
I've tried the Montana Sky and Washington Apple shower gels and I love them both. Montana Sky is right up my alley - it's perfect layered under any of my CLEAN scents or the Marc Jacobs Rain Splash that I've been wearing. Washington Apple smells exactly like a walk through an orchard when all the apples are ripening - if you're a fan of the fruity scents, this one will definitely belong in your shower. (I also really need to go pick up Savannah Mint because it would be perfect for after a workout. You know, if I ever get my lazy self back to the gym...)
The entire American Grown line is super affordable - just $6.50 for a 16 ounce hand soap and $12.50 for a 24 ounce shower gel. Even better, right now at Bath and Body Works, the entire line is buy one, get one free. That means you could get a whopping 48 ounces of shower gel for only $12.50! I know where I'll be going after work today...