It has been awhile since I have done a favorites post, so I thought I would share my latest product obsessions. These are products that I love and use on a daily basis and think you would love them too! So here goes!
Whole Foods Dry Skin Hand Cream
This is the best hand cream ever! I was so thrilled to discover it because I have been using L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream and while it is fabulous, it is also very pricey at $28. The Whole Foods product is $10 and, get this, it contains 20% shea butter and is made in France just like the L’Occitane cream. I have found that it works every bit as well as L’Occitane. And if you are looking for any last minute cost-effective holiday gifts, this would be lovely to give to someone.
Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Liquid Cleaner
I am always on the prowl for a great, non-toxic household cleanser and this definitely fits the bill! Hand washing dishes is a breeze with this stuff, they get so clean and sparkly. Sal Suds can also be diluted and used for various cleaning purposes all around the house. Best of all, there is no cloying fragrance as is usually the case with many household cleansers. Try it, you will be hooked! I find that the most inexpensive place to purchase it is at vitacost.com.
Boiron Calendula Cream
This is a miracle worker! If you have cuts or abrasions, this cream is the ticket! It is so soothing and really helps to heal things very quickly. And if you tend to burn yourself when cooking in the kitchen (like me), you will love this! You can use it for just about any skin irritation and I love that it is so moisturizing. The best place, I have found, to purchase this product at the best price is at vitacost.com.
Safinter Smoked Paprika
Oh my, oh my! This is such a versatile seasoning. It comes from Spain and is an essential ingredient in paella. But, even if you don’t make paella, you will find that it makes most any savory dish even more amazing. For example, I use it when I make my In-a-Hurry Hummus. CLICK HERE to see how to make it. The smoked paprika is not listed on the recipe since it is a recent addition, so you want to use about ¼ tsp. If you have ever bought other brands of smoked paprika at the grocery store, try this, it leaves all other brands in the dust! There is just no comparison. They make a couple of different varieties, but my favorite is the caliente version. It has heat, but it is not overwhelming. I am warning you, though, you will get addicted! You can purchase this at Whole Foods, alternately, you can get also get it at amazon.com, but be aware that you may have to purchase it in multiples if you get it from there. That’s not necessarily a bad thing if you love it like I do.
If you try any of these products, please leave a comment and let me know how you liked them. To your good health!