Lotion-free life January 05, 2019 10:39

Okay, I have to confess, that isn't me.  This girl lives in Minnesota, and the lotion is slathered on my hands after I do the dishes.   

But my body?  This year that's a different story.  I've changed nothing except using my own soap in the shower.  I'll talk a little bit about the ingredients I use in later blog posts, but the benefits of handmade soap for your skin cannot be ignored.  

My mom is a convert - and y'all, if you knew my mom, you'd understand why this is such a big deal.  She's practical and no-nonsense.  She doesn't buy into a whole lot of self-care.  And now, she's giving her friends my soap as gifts.  She hasn't quite convinced my dad to make the switch - we may just have to stealth swap it out.  Because he won't use lotion - and his skin is aging, dry, and does the whole nasty crack thing.  And in the winter, that's just painful.