I Vote for Coconut! Island Soap & Candle’s Body Lotion

I’m not sure when I decided to stop wearing perfume.

I had a friend who doused herself in so much fragrance that when I stepped in her car I got a head rush. I think it was an 80s thing to wear so much perfume-back in the days of Giorgio, Poison and my “to this day it gives me a headache when someone else wears it,” Estee’ Lauder’s Knowing. (Ick) The fragrance kind of went with big padded shoulders, big hair and of course, lots of makeup.

Anyway, so somewhere along the line I really started liking the rich, not very sweet smell of coconut. When I attended a holiday shopping event last week on the invite of Island Soap and Candle owners, Rosaline Wang and Richard Emery, I figured it would be a great opportunity to buy gifts.

Island soap uses all natural oils in their products and a little goes a long way. I’ve found that most fragranced lotions are not very moisturizing, because the emphasis is on perfume. Not so in the case of Island Soap’s Creamy Coconut Body Lotion. Just a small amount glides on the dry areas-it is lotion-based, so even though it’s not one of those thick creams, it moisturizes better than many of those without the sticky feel.

I spent Saturday afternoon in a coco haze of dreaminess when I took my nap. There’s nothing I like better than a shower and a nap and having a pleasant fragrance is icing on the cake!

I also picked up the Coconut Body Wash which shares the same light scent and is also gentle and moisturizing. I tested the moisturizing capability by not slathering lotion on after my shower, and measured how dry my skin got. It felt good.

Island Soap has a huge selection of great smelling soaps, lotions, body washes, lip balms, lip glosses, and candles large and small. Visit them online at <a title="Island Soap and Candle" href="http://www.honolulusoap.com