Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Whole Foods Soaps

I adore Whole Foods and honestly who doesn't? Since we recently moved our offices downtown, I am within walking distance to a Whole Foods and usually go there to grab my lunch. So it occurred to me that I have never done a post on all the soaps in my local Whole Foods. So here we go:

1. Whole Foods Brand French Milled Soap. I am CRAZY about their sandalwood fragrance, which oddly enough smells nothing like sandalwood but primarily resembles a sweet candy fragrance. It's incredible and although I never buy soaps from other companies, this lil guy might be the first one I might have to eventually purchase because its seriously that delicious smelling.


2. Pacifica Soaps - Although they're pretty cool, I find it sad that Whole Foods ships them from ALL across the country in California to deliver them to NY. Doesn't really go with their "save the planet" approach, does it?


3. Zum Bar - Im not the biggest Zum Bar fan but I'm sure they're someone's favorite because I see millions of them in the store so apparently someone must be buying them.


4. EO Handmade Soap


5. Pangea Organics Soap - Pangea was really popular a couple of years ago but now I've noticed that its died down a little since a lot of my local stores do not carry it anymore.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Soaptopia - Venice Soap Store Story

I have always been a fan of Soaptopia - a quaint little soap store in Venice Beach, CA
There's nothing I love more than companies that were founded by people that just want to make the world a little better. And in this case, the owner started her soap company because she couldn't find any soaps that were all natural and wouldn't irritate her skin. Watch the video to learn more about her story.

Soaptopia - Long Form from Rich Wafer on Vimeo.