small changes can lead to big differences.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

shopping day

 There are days when I just really need some retail therapy. (I'm sure I'm not alone there!!) In my increasing effort to support small businesses and buy eco friendly, I think today I'll buy some soap! Weird, I know..

I have done a lot of research on cosmetics, soaps, detergents, and the like. So many things I use have harsh chemicals, parabens (which have been linked to cancer), have been tested on animals, etc. I have watched the Story of Stuff - Cosmetics more than once and have taken a vow to change out all of my Neutrogenia, Dove, Secret, etc. products as soon as I can. It's not easy and it's not cheap, but I'm starting small with vegan, handmade soap right on .  Not only can I have peace of mind by knowing that I'm using soaps and other items that haven't been tested on animals/have harsh, cancer-related chemicals, I can support small businesses.. people like me! It's a win, win, win, win situation. I love you, Etsy.

Here are some I've picked out - not sure which ones I'll get yet, but it's a start!

Peppermint, Cocoa Butter, Dark Chocolate, Handmade Soap Vegan by RoseandRoot 

Brown Sugar, a Smooth Vegan Hand and Body Soap by DaisyCakesSoap 

A Drunken Holiday Cocoa Butter Soap (VEGAN FRIENDLY) by MyNaturesArt 

Luc del sol little Shea butter soap (VEGAN FRIENDLY) by Dennisanderson 

Soap is so addicting and fun and I don't know why!


  1. Thank you for adding my Drunken Holiday Soap to your blog! What a nice surprise when I stumbled across it, Im going to post it to my fan page !

  2. it's nice to have lovely soaps around the house. people who stop by or come over always compliment you when you have a nice soap right? my guests do when i have nice soaps out.

    those ones you featured look good enough to eat!