23 March 2018

Rocky Mountain Soap Company: 4 Customer Favourites

I've been a longtime fan of the Rocky Mountain Soap Company -- no surprise if you’ve been here for long! -- so when I was asked if I’d be interested in reviewing some of the company’s best selling products, my answer was an immediate (and enthusiastic) yes.  I've used a fair number of Rocky Mountain’s products over the years, but, as it happened, all but one of these items were completely new to me. All Rocky Mountain Soap Company products are completely natural, cruelty free, and handcrafted in the company’s eco-friendly Canmore workshop, and these four items are vegan as well.  


Transformative Cleansing Oil
I love a good cleansing oil as a first cleanse in the evening and the Transformative Cleansing Oil fills that role perfectly.  With a base of sunflower, jojoba, and rosehip seed oils, it removes makeup like a champ and wipes away easily without any oily residue.  Skin is left feeling clean and moisturized. The formula, which also includes anti-inflammatory arnica, restorative chamomile, and soothing calendula extracts, glides across the skin easily and feels very gentle too.

And, it also smells beautiful -- a mix of blue chamomile, rose, and sandalwood that turns oil cleansing into the best kind of sensory experience.  I don’t always tolerate rose scents very well, but, to my nose anyways, the rose isn’t the prominent scent here and I haven’t had any issues.   All in all, a fantastic product and definitely something I’ll consider buying again.

Pomegranate Day Cream
I first tried the Pomegranate Day Cream back in 2016 and I've enjoyed cycling it in and out of my skincare routine ever since.  The Day Cream is a rich moisturizer, but it never feels greasy or overly heavy on the skin. I loved using it this past winter and was actually bemoaning the end of my jar just a couple of weeks before this new guy showed up at my door!  

In addition to its namesake pomegranate oil, the Day Cream also includes other beautiful oils like jojoba, apricot kernel, squalane, and babassu, as well moisturizing shea butter, cell-stimulating beech tree bud extract, and reparative black oat extract.  The cream smells mainly of citrus, with just a touch of sweet floral peeking through. It’s a well balanced scent and another one that I quite enjoy.


Blood Orange Sugar Scrub
I’ve used Rocky Mountain’s Juicy Orange Soap before and the Blood Orange Sugar Scrub smells just as delicious!  As sugar scrubs go, Rocky Mountain’s, which is made with cocoa butter and sunflower, jojoba, coconut, and olive oils, is very rich and buttery.  It’s not overly abrasive but does an excellent job sloughing off dead skin and leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturized that it can basically function as a 2-in-1 exfoliator and in-shower moisturizer.  The last two ingredients in the scrub are potassium olivate and potassium jojobate: saponified oils or soap. There isn’t enough in the scrub to create any kind of lather, but it seems to help the scrub feel a little less oily and also helps to prevent turning the bathtub into an oil slick each time you scrub up.  I’m also a huge fan of the packaging, or, more specifically the lid -- a large flip top that opens fully, versus a standard screw off lid that needs to be completely removed.


Lavender Body Oil
The Lavender Body Oil was my surprise favorite of the bunch.  I rarely purchase lavender products since it's a very hit or miss scent for me, but this one is just gorgeous.  Relaxing fringed or French lavender is uniquely blended with a hint of organic chocolate flavour -- it’s not enough to make the oil smell chocolatey, but it adds a sweet, decadent and, dare I say, sexy note to an otherwise common scent.  In the bottle, the oil smells very much like your typical lavender, but once it hits the skin, it gains a beautiful richness and I seriously cannot get enough of it!

In addition to the scent, the body oil is a beautiful blend of organic sesame, jojoba, coconut, and sunflower oils.  Like most body oils, it absorbs best on damp skin, but it’s lightweight and sinks in quickly enough that I’ve had no problem applying it onto completely dry skin as well.  It moisturizes very well either way. The oil is also infused with soothing organic calendula and comfrey, so it’s great for irritated or inflamed skin too.

The Bottom Line
I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again: the Rocky Mountain Soap Company is a fantastic Canadian brand and I don't think you can go very wrong with any of their products. This latest batch reconfirmed my love of the Pomegranate Day Cream and introduced me to three other great items too. I’m especially smitten with the Lavender Body Oil, but I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed trying the Transformative Cleansing Oil and Blood Orange Sugar Scrub.

Have you tried Rocky Mountain Soap yet?

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