Getting Sudsy With SnoCo’s Holiday Scents
Once you go local bar soap, you’ll never go back. Well, according to me anyway. You couldn’t catch me using bar soap a year ago. The name brand bars found in stores were just no good. Yeah, they did the job sometimes, but they are full of things you either don’t know or can’t pronounce. The shower gel’s aren’t that much better either.
My world changed a year ago when I gave a locally made, small batch, soap a try. It was Darrington by Ashlyn Nicole Soaps of Arlington, a no frills, amazing smelling, bar that lathered unlike anything I had ever seen before. I was hooked from the first use and spent the next twelve months using their soap every day. As my explorations throughout Snohomish County bring me to more and more local soap makers, I figure it is about time I start giving some of them a try. After all they are all a bit different, wether it is their ingredients and look or how they feel when you use them.
It just so happens, this is the best time of year for me, and you, to do it. The holidays bring special scents, including a whole lot of tree smelling ones which I am obsessed with. I am an outdoorsy gal after all, and the winter cold, and sometimes snow, make it harder and harder to get out. Having scents at home that remind me of hiking, camping, and adventuring is a must.
Who am I kidding, I can go for just abut any scent. If you are out and about and run into someone at a shop or event smelling soap after soap or candle after candle, that is totally me. That sounds a bit weird, but honestly it is hard for me to breathe or smell through my nose, so anything I can smell is like heaven to me. I am thankful for locally made soap, its natural ingredients, scents, and all. If you haven’t tried it, do, because you are missing out. If you have, be sure to try out soaps from different makers. You might just find a new favorite or a scent you can’t live without.