Awesome etailer alert: Shannon’s Soaps bath and body products

Bath Fizzies

I adore bath and body products, and when I come across a new line that has really great stuff, I am just super excited to share – so if I use a million superlatives, please forgive me!!  But I am jumping up and down with happiness over Shannon’s Soaps, a truly fantastic etailer site with tons of products that belong in everyone’s washroom.

Shannon was a chemistry major in college, and after graduating she worked in a transplant immunology lab.  She went on to become a teacher, and then a stay at home mom.  Her husband had difficulties finding soaps that didn’t irritate his sensitive skin, so Shannon put her chemistry background to use and developed her own products.  Shannon says she makes  “actual soap made by traditional methods with quality ingredients. I’ve added other bath and body products, like hand-made lotions, bath salts, and bath bombs, all made with a focus on mild skin care.”  All of her products are great for any skin type, and I have to say I fell in love with everything that I tried.

I adore her super cute Bath Fizzies (small 2 – 2.5oz. — $1.75, large 4 – 4.5oz. — $3.50) that fizz like Alka Seltzer when you drop them into the bath.  Two fizzies come in a little mesh bag, and if you have problems getting your kids to take baths, this just may be your answer.

Could these be any sweeter??

Like pretty much everything she sells, Shannon makes these fresh when you order them.  You can choose from a nice selection of scents that vary from beachy scents to manly ones.  She will also make them without any dye if you’d like – the dye doesn’t change the color of your bath water, by the way.  I tried the Fruit Punch scent and it was nicely subtle, not too sweet, and the fizzies made my bath water soothing.  My skin was super soft afterward as these are made with lots of sea salt and conditioning oils like shea butter.

Bath salts

The Bath Salts (small 2.5oz. — $3, medium 5oz. — $4, large 10oz. — $7.50) are pretty terrific, too.  The scent choices are often the same between products, so you can layer scents or mix and match.  The salts Shannon uses are from the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean.  They are full of minerals that are so good for you, it’s a perfect way to relax sore muscles.

looks so refreshing!

I tried the Island Breeze scent, which is fabulously tropical and not at all overwhelming.  The bath salts leave your skin lightly scented and beautifully smooth thanks to the sweet almond/grapeseed oil.  Shannon will scent them with whatever you choose, and it’s so fun to match scents with other products likes soaps and lotions.  She will also dye them whatever color you want, or she will make them without dye if you prefer.

Salt Bar – Beach Baby

Now here is one fantastic exfoliating bar – this one is called the Beach Baby Exfoliating Salt Bar (4 – 4.5 oz bars: $4.00 each ).  This is absolute perfection for getting your skin ready to faux-tan.  This soap is made from coconut oil so it’s extremely moisturizing, it’s superfatted 10% to really condition the skin, and it has 60% coarse sea salt to exfoliate.

scrubby side

I am usually not a fan of salt scrubs, I prefer sugar scrubs because the scrubbiness (is that word??) is finer and won’t scratch the skin.  But this bar is awesome, the scrubbies work great and aren’t the least bit scratchy.

smooth side

The smooth side is just a beautiful, moisturizing soap that lathers up nicely.  I like to scrub first with the scrubbie side, then rinse, then wash with the smooth side.  It has a nice, soft beachy scent that smells wonderfully clean.  This one is a real winner.

Chocolate Marble Soap

I also tried the Chocolate Marble Soap (4 – 4.5 oz bars: $4.00 each, 2.5 – 3 oz round: $3.00 each).

looks good enough to eat

This soap is made with cocoa butter and cocoa powder.  It doesn’t have chocolate scent added, the slight chocolate is a natural scent and the coloring is from the cocoa powder.  I love this soap, it has such a beautiful, thick lather and it’s just fun to wash with it!

Tropical Coconut Body Cream

I think my favorite product of all is the Tropical Coconut Body Cream (2 oz. jar:  $4.50, 4 oz. jar:  $7.50).  I am a real lover of coconut scents, and this one did NOT disappoint.  The lotion is thick and creamy, it’s a shea butter-based lotion that also has sweet almond oil and olive oil.  And the fragrance?  Deep, rich, gorgeous coconut.  It’s so awesome I find myself standing in my bathroom with the open jar, just inhaling for a few minutes.  It is soooooo good.

luxurious...and smells amazing!!

All of Shannon’s body lotions are made from select oils, butters, and other moisturizing, good for you ingredients.  She has four pre-mixed scents (Cocoa Butter Love, Pepperminty, Autumn Sunshine, and the flipping fantastic Tropical Coconut), or you can design your own!

Truly, everything I tried was a winner.  And there are so many other items that look spectacular – like the Fancy Nut Shaving Soap, Almond Mint Soap, Cocoa Butter Love Lotion, Tropical Coconut Bath Salts that I could color purple just because that’s my favorite color…oh I could go on and on!

The best thing about Shannon’s Soaps is the customer service.  It’s totally personalized, this is company that really takes care of its customers.  I can see these items as being fabulous guest gifts for a wedding shower or a baby shower, especially since you can customize everything.  If you love bath and body items like I do, then this is definitely a site to check out ASAP.  – Lisa

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Bath Fizzies Ingredients:  baking soda, citric acid, medium grain sea salts, conditioning oils (almond with grapeseed oil, shea butter, or cocoa butter), fragrance or essential oils, and D&C or FD&C dyes.  Can also be made dye-free.

Bath Salts Ingredients:  various sizes of European sea salts and coarse Dead Sea salts, conditioning oils like almond, grapeseed, and/or shea butter, essential or fragrance oils, and D&C or FD&C dyes.  Can also be made dye-free.

Beach Baby Salt Bar Ingredients:  saponofied oil of coconut, coarse sea salts, fragrance oil, ultramarine blue.