Many of you watched my last favorites video…January Favorites 2015 where I went on and on about my newest obsession – Wild Texas Soaps. If you missed the video, check it out below:
One of my old classmates from elementary, junior high, and high school has started her own company…right here in my hometown of SAN ANGELO, TEXAS! How cool is that?!? Darian Chavez is the owner and creator of Wild Texas Soaps, an organic soap brand that creates the coolest and freshest smelling soaps ever! She started her company for a few reasons, but the main one being she needed to find a solution to her son’s eczema. She discovered that goat’s milk helped heal his skin irritation and developed her own concoctions to help him! My nephew suffers greatly from eczema, and my sister is constantly searching for solutions to this horrible skin issue. When Darian reached out to me to see if I’d like to try her soaps, I agreed for a couple of reasons: 1) I’m all about supporting moms who are trying to make create a company for themselves, and 2) I was genuinely interested in trying a product that was natural and created for dry skin issues.
And did I mention Darian is in the United States Air Force and has been since we were in high school?! She’s a rockstar and deserves much more than a pat on the back. I admire you, Darian….keep rocking life, girl. You ARE my hero.
Let me say one thing….if you don’t read the rest of this post, know this: THIS. STUFF. IS. AMAZING.
I started off with four products to try. Here they are:
Gulf Coast Coconut Soap Bar
Sunny Honeysuckle Soap Bar
Lil’ Lavender Body Wash
Southern Vanilla Body Wash (Spoiler Alert! This is my fave!!)
So after trying all the products for a few weeks, I was hooked. I intend to purchase MANY more of these products. I will start by purchasing the body wash version of the Sunny Honeysuckle! It smells so amazing.
Let’s do a brief review of each product, shall we?
First up….the Gulf Coast Coconut Soap Bar:
This awesome soap bar has ground hazelnuts in it that exfoliate the skin! I LOVE that! This is the perfect soap bar to prep your skin for a spray tan. The exfoliants will flake off dead layers of skin so that the tan can sink deep into the skin for a good glow. Plus, it smells like a tropical island, which is perfect for that spray tan application and will help cancel out any burn smell that spray tans can sometimes create. I’m obsessed with how fresh and clean and moisturized this exfoliating bar gives. I truly think this should be a staple in all skincare routines.
Next up…the Sunny Honeysuckle Soap Bar:
The best part about this bar is the smell. Like I said in my video, if I could just set this soap bar out in my house as a candle, I would. It smells delicious. Like all her soaps, this one includes that awesome Goat’s Milk and shea butter. But this one is special. This is the soap Darian created to help with her son’s eczema. She includes Calendula petals, which helps with skin irritation and inflammation. The petals combined with the goat’s milk makes this soap INCREDIBLY hydrating and moisturizing. This is probably the most hydrating soap BAR that I’ve ever used. Ever….which is why I want to desperately try it in the body wash because I assume it will be fantastic.
Third up….the Lil’ Lavender Body Wash:
I got this one for a solitary reason…I suffer GREATLY from migraines. When I have a migraine occur, I lather myself, my bath, and my sheets in lavender. Lavender oil. Lavender soap. Lavender bath salts. Lavender lotion. I also shove tylenol and water down my throat, and eventually, the headache subsides. I was intrigued by this wash because of the Avocado oil that is infused to help with mental and physical recuperation. Note: I will NOT use this soap if I don’t have a headache, but that’s only because I’ve associated this smell with headaches, so it kind of turns me off unless I have one…then I crave it! Is that weird? Probably so. But if you’re looking for a lavender wash that smells fresh and clean and super duper lavender-y…this one’s your guy!
Last up….my all time favorite….Southern Vanilla Body Wash:
Okay, I’m obsessed. I’ve used that word approximately 25 times so far, but it’s the truth. This soap rocks my world. I loveeeeee how soft it is. I don’t know if I’ve ever described a body wash as “soft,” but it’s the perfect word. It’s so unbelievably hydrating and has the softest scent alive. It’s so fresh yet so warm. It’s so strong yet so subtle. It’s unbelievable. I’ve always been a vanilla-loving girl, but over the last couple of years, I’ve gravitated more towards fresher, floral scents. I think this soap is the perfect bridge between warm and fresh. It’s amazing. Like all her body washes, it includes goat’s milk; thus, it does not lather up that much, which I’m TOTALLY FINE WITH! I don’t like soaps that lather up a ton (unless it’s shampoo) because I feel like it doesn’t sink into my skin as much. I prefer non-lathering hand soaps at all of my house sinks, and so when I found out that these washes didn’t lather, I knew I’d appreciate that aspect. It’s truly amazing….and psst….I’ll let you in on a little secret. Darian said she’s in the works to create a body butter in this scent. Stop. Stop what you’re doing and take a moment to ponder the brilliance in that last statement. I love body butter. And I love this scent. I will be hooked. Period.
If you’re as intrigued as I am by this incredible company, I encourage you to check it out! Here’s the info:
Wild Texas Soaps