Photo credit: Peacock Republic
With all the serums, lotions, and potions we regularly slop, slather, and inundate our skin with, sometimes we—or at least I do anyway—hunger for a return to simplicity. And in the beauty arsenal, there's nothing more basic than an old-fashioned bar of soap.
Peacock Republic was one of the little gems I encountered at the New York Go Green Expo, an event that was chockfull of all that was wired (probiotic salsa!), tired (how many more candy-wrapper bags do we need?) and um...just plain weird (don't make eye contact, just keep walking) in the green world.Always a sucker for a good brew, I pounced on the Chai Tea Latte soap for body and face. Forget Calgon, the spicy aroma of organic ground cloves in this delectable bar took me away to a place in my head where I could almost hear the clinking of fine china on china, taste the buttery flakes of a freshly baked croissant.
Rich and moisturizing, the soap is permeated with organic whole and ground oats to slough off dead skin with aplomb, while organic saponified oils of safflower, palm, and coconut pamper and soothe.
The Carbonfund.org CarbonFree partner packages its bar soaps—which have evocative monikers like Fields of Grace (calendula, spearmint, sage), Mint Bliss (peppermint), Lemongrass Love (rosemary leaf, annatto seed), and Lavender Hill (lavender, comfrey root)—in wildflower-seed paper you can sprout with soil and water. Liquid versions of its soaps are also available.
Peacock Republic will ruffle your feathers—but in a good way.
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