This isn't the first time I have told you about the amazing San Francisco-made bath and body line, Ziesche, and it probably won't be the last. I just had the pleasure of trying out several of the new products that came out, all with a Lemongrass, Vetiver and Sage scent.
When I read that name I had no idea what to expect from the scent, especially since I have such different associations with lemongrass and sage, and had never heard of vetiver. So, to figure it out, I went about smelling the products with the intention of trying to come up with a clever way to describe the scent to you. However, the minute I smelled it, it was clear how I had to describe them, and I apologize, but it is not clever. It is, however, true: this smells like an expensive spa massage. A really expensive one. Does it get any better than being transported to a luxury spa experience while putting lotion on, in the comfort of your own home? I think not.
Ok, actually it does get better? How can it be? Let me tell you. ALL of the products are made with plant-based preservatives, in San Francisco, and are free of the following (prepare yourself, it's quite a list):
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Animal Testing (which is apparently still a BIG thing in the industry)
Some favorite points about each of the products:
Body Wash + Lotion: I love that this scent is something you can share with you S/O without either smelling like the opposite gender. (I hear people worry about these things?) Another great thing about this scent is that it is not too sweet/perfume-laden, and can be worn as the lotion, while not prohibiting you from spraying on your perfume. It is subtle. The lotion isn't sticky or oily, but imparts the perfect about of moisture for every day use.
Body Scrub: Of course, all of the notes about scent apply here as well. However, what I really love most about this scrub is how soft it is. What I mean by that is the consistency of the scrub is fine enough that you don't feel like you're tearing your skin up, but it is still effective enough to leave you with the amazingly soft skin you know and love from a post exfoliating rub down.
Another fab thing about this scrub is the fact that it is not oily. So many body scrubs leave you with that water-rolling-off-your-oiled-up-skin effect, which I detest. Those leftover oils covering my newly cleaned skin make me feel like I need to use a body wash again. Not so with this one.
Finally, I love the way that this scrub actually sticks to your skin when you apply it. I am going to hope I make sense here when I explain what I mean: I feel like many times when I buy body scrubs, half of the amount I go to apply falls off my hand and/or skin almost immediately, because it will not stick to your skin. This is not the case with this scrub, and you are able to smear it on and it will patiently wait while you screw the lid back on the jar, so it does not fill with water. For those of you who get what I am saying, can I get an AMEN?!
Bath Salts: (Not the kind that makes you eat faces). Best part of this product is that is not only enjoyable, but USEFUL! I often find that bath salts/soaks, etc. are nothing more than scent. But being that this product is made with epsom salts, it really does provide relief for sore muscles. After sitting at a computer all day, this is the best way to relax.
When you're ready to purchase, here is what you need to do:
If you're in San Francisco, head to Beauty Company on Polk St. They carry the full Ziesche line (check out the 3 scent options).
Not in SF? Order online at ziescheusa.com.
drew bailey scott
My raison d'etre: Seeking and experiencing that which improves my life in all areas. The purpose of this blog: to share those incredible discoveries with others, hopefully making their lives even better!