Now Lathering: Canada’s Natural Bounty-------
Here are two truths about me: I love an eco-friendly body product and all things Canadian. Yup, I cant get enough of the natural beauty that our neighbors to the north have to offer and have even sought refuge there for some peace and quiet on a few different occasions (a month, alone, in British Columbia—highly recommended for some good internal meditation). That’s why I was very intrigued when I came across Consonant Body, a Toronto-based company guided by a “purify the body, dont punish it” mantra. Its collection of body washes, lotions and bar soaps are crafted in small batches using only fair trade organic oils and butters, organic herbs and grains, as well as artesian spring water. And while the packaging, which is made from “as much recycled material as possible,” is cheeky, boasting a similar copywriting style to brands like Philosophy, the products are no joke: I am currently obsessed with the Goat’s Milk and Hemp Soap, as it has grains of shredded hemp and organic oatmeal to help exfoliate and sooth skin all at once—and it comes with a loofah rather than a body pouf, which I kind of prefer as the pared-down, more effective alternative to its frilly successor. They ship to the U.S. too, although having to take that ten-hour drive across the border to get some from the source would be a welcomed excursion.