Healthy, glowing, supple skin is in, and it doesn’t look like it is going out of style anytime soon. I am always on the hunt for a great skin butter and skin oil to add to my collection. When I saw that there was a Magnolia Soap and Bath Co. in Hattiesburg, MS, I decided to take the plunge and buy something, as I have been eyeing this company since I was living in Oxford, MS.
I recently purchased their shower oil and whipped body butter in the scent “Vanity.” Upon smelling it, I knew I had to have it. It is slightly floral, yet clean, and slightly gourmand.
The instructions for using this product is to spritz it on your skin after getting out of the shower, rubbing it in, and blotting dry with a towel.
One of the first things I noticed is how silky the oil felt. It is not difficult to rub it, and it absorbs into my skin easily. It also gave me an amazing, hydrating glow.
The texture of the oil reminds me of baby oil. In addition to this, as I mentioned earlier, it smells amazing; however, it is not too overwhelming.
After blotting myself semi-dry with a towel, I applied the whipped body butter. I do not completely dry off before applying body butters, as I have noticed that my skin absorbs the products better when it is slightly damp.
Before applying it, I warmed it up in my hands. The first thing I noticed (besides how amazing it smelled), was how nice and thick the butter is. I have dry skin on my body, and having a thick, moisturizing product is key to ensuring that my skin stays soft and hydrated all day.
This product contains one of my favorite body care ingredients ever: shea butter. Shea butter has many skin healing properties.
Something that stood out to me about these products is that they are phthalate free. I’ve been hearing about phthalates, but I did not know much about them until recently. What are phthalates? Phthalates are “a salt or ester of phthalic acid,” states Google.com.
According to this Q&A from Harvard, “Phthalates are also used in many personal care products such as colognes, perfumes, soaps, and shampoos, in the coatings of some medications, and in vinyl tubing used for food processing. I would estimate that phthalates are used in many hundreds if not thousands of different products.” - Dr. Russ Hauser
Clearly, this is an extremely popular ingredient, but what does this mean for you and me? Endocrineweb states that phthalates can disrupt hormones. As someone with PCOS and hypothyroidism, this is definitely eye-opening.
With this knowledge, I am thankful that Magnolia Soap and Bath Co. has committed to making their products phthalate free. While I cannot say that I can eliminate phthalates from my life completely, I will definitely be more cognizant of this moving forward.
These products get five beaming stars from me. I cannot wait to go back to add more of their soaps and oils to my collection. While they do ship, Magnolia Soap and Bath has roughly twenty-five stores to shop in. Check here to see which is closest to you!
Have you tried any products from Magnolia Soap and Bath? If so, comment what your favorite scent is. If not, check out their website and comment which scent you want to try!