Small, family-owned body care companies have come on strong during the past few years, and for good reason. Their products are fresh and aesthetically appealing. The companies are often more responsive to customers’ needs than larger companies are capable of being. We recently discovered Lemon Buzzz Soap, a Pacific Northwest-based company that handcrafts its products in small batches. They started out with a tiny garden bed and eventually blossomed into a family farm. Beekeeping is an essential part of Lemon Buzzz’ production, so this is not a vegan line. However, they treat their hives with the utmost care and donate a portion of their profits to Honeylove, an organization that works to save bees.
The company website, www.lemonbuzzzsoap.com is colorful and tantalizing, showcasing their offerings amidst photos of bees, berries, and herbs. The Country Lilac Organic Soap ($7.50) is an aromatic bar made with homegrown lilacs and a blend of organic essential oils, including lavender and bergamot. Virgin coconut oil comprises the base of this delightful product. It is so mild and refreshing that you can even use it for shaving. No synthetic dyes or fragrances are ever used in its manufacture.
We’ve been repeatedly delighted with our purchase of Lemon Buzzz’ Geranium Rose Organic Whipped Body Butter ($12.50). This product lasts forever, so be sure to use it every day to keep it fresh! Organic shea butter, coconut oil, and safflower oil combine with geranium and rose extracts to create a nourishing balm for your entire body. Use it on your skin right after a shower to soothe dry areas like elbows and knees. This is a vegan offering, so if you avoid animal products entirely, you can use it with confidence. Of course, none of the ingredients are tested on animals.
Winter is the best time of year for a hot, soothing bath, and mineral salts are an essential part of the experience. You’ll be thrilled by the benefits of Lemon Buzzz’ Egyptian Rose Dead Sea Mineral Bath Soak ($14.50). This mixture of Egyptian pink clay, pure essential oils contains rose damask, geranium, and ylang ylang, and love. Dead sea salts have over 21 therapeutic minerals, including magnesium and potassium. And, as a bonus, this is also a vegan product! Your body will thank you.
You really can’t go wrong with any of the products that Lemon Buzzz offers. This company really cares about the earth. They even wrap their soap bars in upcycled homemade paper that is beneficial to honeybees. It goes without saying that this company utilizes only cruelty-free ingredients. Lots of their products are vegan, and all of them are vegetarian. Check the website for specific information. Enjoy!