It looks like an exotic piece of fruit but this little orb is technically a bar of soap. It really does appear to be something that would grow on a tree but the inner layer is actually a loofah. I know! The sponge buffs skin while the mineral soap moisturizes. Don’t worry if you get too ambitious, the loofah is firm and effective but it never gets too harsh. A scrub session every other day these past few weeks has made a pretty marked difference on my skin. I’m physically shedding the winter layer – eww! Exfoliating is usually a task I relegate to the shower. Most anti-bathers say they don’t like sitting in their own dirt — I never feel this way UNTIL I exfoliate with a traditional scrub. Those tiny beads and shells cling to your body and stay with you when you get out of the bath. This is completely mess free and bath-approved. Sai-Sei overall is bath friendly and I love them for it — the entire line is dedicated to honoring the cleansing rituals played out in ancient Japanese hot springs. I would have done well in that era. I first tried this after getting a sample in the last Space NK gift and am so glad I did.
The bathtub is my sanctuary. I retreat there most nights with a glass of wine and no agenda. I’m fairly certain that my best ideas are born in the bath. I often go to the tub to think and other times to let my mind wander and be free. Occasionally I’ll catch up on email (knocking on wood as I’m terrified of dropping my tech in the water…though it’s never happened) or spend an hour on Instagram. One constant in this ritual is a ledge of products waiting to pamper me! I’m introducing a new feature here called Better Bath Time to share it all. Let’s kick it off with EveryOne Soaks.
I call this bathing with a purpose. Epsom salts are detoxifying and help replenish magnesium in the body — which triggers all sorts of health benefits for your mind and muscles. A 15-minute soak is all you need. EO soaks are Epsom with a mix of olive oil and essential oils for a custom aromatherapy experience. There’s Surfer Soak, my personal fav of the bunch, which is intensely citrus with a hint of eucalyptus. And Sinner, which I have a need for more than I should admit. Each Soak has about 30 ounces, making for 8 better bath times. Any Epsom devotees with tips to share? Word is you can seize the benefits of it just by soaking your feet.