The first product I really ran out of though, was body wash. I generally just grab a bottle of Caress, Dove, or whatever is on sale & smells good at Target, but not this time. Not anymore. So I researched. And harassed my dear friend, Brooke, who has given me lots & lots of recommendations. And I researched some more. And then one night as we were tweeting, Brooke pointed out Wix and Whacks. I really liked that they're part of the Etsy Green Clean Guild, after Brooke explained what that was anyway! I also really, really liked that their location is right here in Illinois. It's practically two birds with one stone- buying safely AND locally! WaHoo!
So I ordered the Lime Coconut Cooler whipped cream soap. I was so excited when I got it! The container is so cute & it makes me smile every time I open it in the shower. I love how creamy it is. I just scoop a little bit out with my fingers & put it on my shower poof & wa la! It's super soapy & smells delicious! It's pretty inexpensive as well, especially when you consider how great the ingredients are. The only 'con' I had was how long it took to get here... but I'm blaming that one on my mail lady (remember, the suspected thief in this post?). I think she inspects all my packages before handing them over... any day now I expect her to order some jewelry, but for now, I think she's spending her free time on Etsy, oogling the shops that I purchase from.
Another product I'm excited about is the candles from Wix and Whacks. I ordered a few late last week & just received them! I love that they're soy, which is so much safer to burn & I am all for safety in a house with a nosy little 14 month old.
A few other companies I can't wait to try out are BLSoaps & SpaTherapy, but I know I already love Wix and Whacks, so I'll be doing plenty of shopping with them!