My latest favorite when it comes to all-natural body care is AWAKEN TERRA - a vegan, cruelty-free, botanical beauty brand located in New York. They offer handcrafted skincare and body care; including luxurious soap bars, facial care, body oil, and perfume oil. I love that they incorporate certified organic ingredients as well as all-natural botanicals with no chemical preservatives. Everything at AWAKEN TERRA comes in such modern yet elegant packaging that makes for a beautiful and unique gift.
I'm currently using several of the body soaps, and I truly love them! Each of the soaps contain ultra-moisturizing ingredients like olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, avocado oil, and shea butter. I always look for those natural oils in body care products, and shea butter is my number one favorite ingredient for moisturizing skin. There are several skincare benefits of shea butter, as it contains Vitamin A and E; providing anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and skin-conditioning properties. With the addition of flowers, botanicals, and essential oils; the soaps at AWAKEN TERRA have additional therapeutic benefits, and they each have a light fresh scent.
For skin-soothing ingredients like chamomile and calendula, try the Sunshine & Ylang-Ylang Body Bar. For a soothing soap with some added moisture and skin protection, the Lavender & Oats Body Bar is my top pick. My son who has severe eczema has been using this soap, and he said that it is both soothing and moisturizing and that it is actually more moisturizing than the eczema soap he usually uses.
The AWAKEN TERRA Citrus Body Bar also has the moisturizing oils and shea butter with the addition of grapefruit, sweet orange, and bergamot for an uplifting and energizing scent. It's the perfect soap for a quick morning shower.
Though my favorite is the Geranium-Rose & Hibiscus Body Bar. It's made with geranium essential oil, which is such a great essential oil for skincare, and is beautifully topped off with the lovely dried hibiscus and pink rose petals. While they have so many wonderful soaps at AWAKEN TERRA, I think this one is the most beautiful and luxurious.
Which one would you like to try? Let me know in the comments below!