Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Williams Sonoma: An Unlikey Beauty Resource

Is there a "foodie" who doesn't love Williams Sonoma? It's a playground for cooks, food lovers, and kitchen wannabes. Turns out, it's also a great source for luxurious hand lotions, hand soaps, candles, and other scented products.

I use the hand lotions ($12.95 when not on sale) as whole-body lotions. The Pink Grapefruit essential oils products, shown here, are a blend of pink grapefruit and orange - totally delicious. The lotions contain shea butter and botanical oils, and they are wonderfully hydrating. The hand soaps, which I also love, contain olive oil, aloe vera, and glycerin. The candles, with the same enchanting essential oils, are long-lasting kitchen, bedside, and bathroom essentials.

All of the formulas contain premium-quality essential oils sourced from around the world. Even better, all of the products are biodegradable, and none are tested on animals. These ultra-green blends contain no parabens, ammonia, chlorine, or lauramide DEA. They’re developed exclusively for Williams-Sonoma in the US by the Caldrea Company, known for their earth-friendly products.

Available scents include Myer Lemon, Persian Lime, French Lavender, and White Tea. If you can't get to a Williams Sonoma store, the Web site has videos featuring their essential oils collection. Worth a try! And if you live anywhere near a Williams Sonoma Outlet store, you can purchase last year's fragrances at a discount.

Photo courtesy of Williams Sonoma.


Cris said...

I use the Pink Grapefruit Hand Balm last thing every night, and fall asleep happily in a delicious waft of clean and soothing citrus.

Charlestongirl said...

Isn't that hand balm glorious? Try it on your chest for a real aromatherapy treat!

Nice to hear from you, Cris!