BATH & BODY | My Green Beauty Shower Routine ft. Simply Scrub

I am not at all a morning person so I tend to have quite the shower routine at night when I have hours all to myself! I never used to be one with a routine, but it was my boyfriend/now husband who told me I needed to moisturize once I got out of the shower because my skin was so dry. This was the beginning of my shower gel and body lotion obsession. I had to buy one of those huge Rubbermaid tubs to store everything in and TO THIS DAY still have one in the office. Every time I dive into it, I feel excited like when Mr. Dressup would reach into his treasure chest of costumes (Canadian childhood much?).

Though I cycle out what I use in the shower based on season and what I am currently reviewing, I have noticed a shift towards the more green beauty side of things so here are some of my current natural favourites that I hope you all enjoy!

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Shower gel is the aromatherapeutic part of my routine as all I really care about is the scent. Yes, it's great that it hydrates and doesn't strip skin of moisture, but honestly I haven't met a shower gel that DIDN'T require me to apply body moisturizer afterwards. The newest shower gel I have been using is a Made in Canada drugstore line called Attitude with a motto of "Worry-free ingredients". Packaging states that all Attitude ingredients are free of cancer-causing chemicals, mutagens and endocrine disrupters. I feel like this is a potentially scary sentence to the average person and though I understand the importance of awareness, I would rather the sentence have stated "parabens" instead of "endocrine disrupters" and also not made it sound like correlation equals causation when it comes to ingredients like parabens. Anyway, I received a few scents to try and have been enjoying the Natural Shower Gel in Soothing White Tea Leaves*. It's a bit floral, but has a slight kick to it that seems to clear my head.

Attitude Natural Shower Gel in White Tea Leaves

Next we come to the star of the show, the Simply Scrub Soursop Body Scrub*! I LOVE a good body scrub and use one every single freakin' shower. My skin actually breaks out if I don't exfoliate regularly which is incredibly annoying, but at least I know how to remedy it. Simply Scrub has four different scents: Rose, Chocolate, Coffee and Soursop all made with a foundation of: Brown Sugar, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Tea Tree Oil.

I received Soursop which is made from a spiky green fruit that is a cross between pineapple and strawberry found in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. It is chockful of vitamins A, B and C and when combined with mint leaves has an almost medicinal effect in calming inflammation. I found the scent a bit sour, but the mint seems to round it out. 

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The other thing I loved about this scrub was because there are so many oils in the formulation, after the brown sugar has melted, the oils condition and hydrate so even after you hop out of the shower, your skin still feels silky. No need for moisturizer at all! I received samples of the other three scents and I have to say that as messy as chocolate was, holy moly did it smell SO GOOD!

Simply Scrub Review

For those days when I want a bit of a summer glow, which is pretty much the days I am not working, I turn to Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion in Medium*. It contains many of the same oils as Simply Scrub AND has subtle light reflecting particles that give skin this natural glow. Also, the packaging ensures that you can literally squeeze out every last precious drop!  

Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion

Finally, I have found a new favourite natural deodorant with Canadian company Leaves of Trees! I picked this up back in January from Beauty Mark in downtown Vancouver and LOVE the fact that this is in a tube instead of a jar. Eucalyptus Mint smells so refreshingly minty and doesn't leave a single bit of residue on my clothing. It also doesn't get caked up in my underarms like some of the other natural deodorants I have tried so this one is a total winner in my books! 

Leaves of Trees Eucalyptus Mint Deodorant

What does your bath/shower routine look like? Find out more about Simply Scrub here! 

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