I love soap, in case you couldn't tell. But until lately, I have been the grocery-store liquid-body-wash-and-plastic-loofa girl. That's right, but I hadn't discovered Etsy yet so it should be forgivable. I never tried homemade soap because all the ones I ever found seemed boring. I'm not kidding. They smelled like ass and there was no way I was going to wash myself with something that smelled like ass. Don't judge.
The first soap I bring you is from theDirty Sanchez Etsy shop. With a slogan like "Clean That Shit Off!" you must know I would find it eventually, and like it immensely. For $6.50 a bar, or $24 for 4 bars, you get some serious kick-ass cleaning power. This first soap (to the right) is called Stain. If you are easily offended by "colorful" language and whatnot, refrain from reading her descriptions. However, if you are in desperate need of a laugh, read them all like I did. Stain stood out in my mind the best, and I totally intend to buy some.
The second soap is not a bar, but a scrub. It is from Wicked Soaps' Sinful Bath and Body Shop. Who doesn't like absinthe? If you raised your hand, stop reading. The first bottle of Absinthe that I ever bought was the DAY it became legal in the United States. I am still the only person who has ever bought it from that little liquor store. It cost me $65 for the bottle, and it has been well worth it. He threw in a slotted sugar spoon with the purchase, but I had to go elsewhere for the sugar cubes. As I watched that intense green liquid sit in the bottom of the glass as I slowly dripped ice cold water onto the sugar cube and into it, I knew I was in heaven. I promptly plummeted my ass back to Earth with the first sip of that nasty concoction and vowed never to drink it again. Luckily, my husband loves the licorice tasting booze from hell so the $65 bottle wasn't a total waste. However much I hate the taste of the liquid, I ADORED how it smelled. I haven't tried this scrub yet, but if it smells anything like the real deal, it will be sinfully wicked and probably make your bathroom smell nice for a week. Visit this shop and check out their entire line of soaps. I have hearted this one for myself when I have the cash to buy some. Or maybe when I don't... I need to get jewelry supplies, but I may pass them up for this soap. For $12.00, it may just be worth it.
When I think of strawberries, I think of that song "Strawberry Wine". It is still my all time favorite slow dance song. Strawberries also make me think of this great scent of open fields full of ripe strawberries just waiting to be picked. Why not put all that in my bath and enjoy the hell out of it? Well, Crafty Moon Crab did just that. They made a bath salt that will make you want to run through an open field with a bottle of wine singing at the top of your lungs. Or maybe that's just me... Oh, wait... I've done that before. Anyway, for $2.00 you get your own little baggy of 2oz bath salty goodness. Sprinkle this in your bath and your significant other will think of good times. Just make sure the kids are with a sitter or grandparent. :)