Do you itch a scratch or scratch an itch? Welp, either way, I’m itchy. Thanks to hormonal changes that rob skin of oil and elasticity, pregnancy has brought super dry skin into my current world. Oddly, my oily face is still rather oily or “glowing” rather ;), but my legs, arms, and belly are especially dry and itchy.
When it began, I followed all the recommendations, you know… no hot showers, oatmeal baths, increasing water intake, even not using body wash at all…and speaking of oatmeal baths…to give you a good laugh, I wasn’t aware that you are supposed to put the oatmeal in some kind of straining cloth. Clean up was quite the task. You live and learn 😉
Here’s a little bit about their body wash straight from their website:
Our organic liquid castile body wash, like all of our products, is made with our customer’s health in mind. Many box store body washes contain fragrances, detergents, preservatives, synthetic antibacterials, & more that can be harmful to the user in many ways. Our body washes are made with high-quality natural ingredients and contain no unnecessary chemicals, no detergents, no sulfates (SLS), no alcohol, no paraben, and are gluten-free and soy-free. We add pure essential oils and natural additives for fragrance, color, and skin care benefits.
The ingredients used to make our body washes are listed front-and-center on our labels. We expect our customers to make informed decisions before introducing a product to their body & we want to help with that decision and are always fully transparent with our ingredients.
Our body wash is made by combining coconut oil & sunflower oil with potassium hydroxide to form soap through saponification. In this process, the fatty acids contained in the oils combine with potassium to form liquid soap while the hydroxide forms water. No alkali remains after the saponification process is complete. A small amount of citric acid is then added to naturally preserve freshness. Finally, any essential oils or natural additives are blended in to complete the body wash, which is then bottled and shipped to our customer.
Now that’s my kind of body wash! You get to pick your essential oil to add to the wash and I told them I couldn’t decide between vanilla and cinnamon so they put a little of both in…well played Junebug 😉 and it smells amazing… like Christmas! It lingers too after you dry off.
And the smell aside, this stuff was the answer to my itchy skin prayers and here’s why:
2 Main Ingredients:
Organic Sunflower Oil
Sunflower oil is high in Vitamins C, E, A, and D, helps retain moisture, promotes cell regeneration, and contains antioxidants that neutralize damaging free radicals. In addition to this long list of benefits, sunflower oil is very gentle on skin and is often used in baby products.
Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is rich in saturated fats and fatty acids, which help to smooth skin, retain moisture, and provide disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. Coconut oil also contains vitamins and antioxidants that promote healthy skin growth, repair damaged cells, and protect against free radicals.
This is exactly what my skin needed! Immediately following a shower was my most itchy time, but since I have started using this body wash things have improved drastically. I can’t wait to try their other products especially their all natural lotions and moisturizing creams. If their body wash can make miracles happen, the combo has to be heaven.
Check out Junebug Soap Co.’s story here and as always thanks for reading and stopping by!
Lots of love and good health,
Tasha, The Non-Toxic Newbie
*This post was not sponsored and all opinions are based on my own experiences.
Photo credits: http://www.junebugsoapco.com