SHARKY'S SOAP FROM SCRATCH

The ladies of Sharky's Soap From Scratch, Kathleen & Sarah,  are local makers who believe in a one of a kind bath time experience. Whether you're just rinsing off the day or soaking in the tub, their handmade aromatic soaps are sure to soothe your mind and body. Handmade with love and natural resources,  a recipe of vegetable, olive, and coconut oils along with ground oats, beeswax, water, and botanicals are all that is needed for one bar of Sharky's Soap. 

Not only is Sharky's Soap hustling amazing body care products around RVA; they're giving back to the community! At the end of the 2014, these ladies donated a portion of their Winter sale profits as well as leftover soap bars and slippers to the YWCA.  

I was lucky enough to preview Sharky's Soap Spring Line before their launch, which is this evening if you were so lucky to get an invite! Don't fret if you didn't! You can always order online or wait to see them at the yArt Sale on May 10th at Hardywood Craft Brewery. 

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Calm-O-Mile: I don't know about you, but I am definitely a PM bather. Calm-O-Mile is great for nighttime baths and will guide you to relaxation before hitting the hay. The Romans used chamomile oil for mental clarity and courage during Ancient times. The herbal fruity scent along with notes of ginger, peppermint, & chamomile blossom from loose leaf tea will certainly encourage you to make love, not war. 

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Chai Me: Oprah has nothing on this Chai!  With notes of cinnamon bark & nutmeg, Chai Tea oil adds spice to this bar. A loose- leaf Madagascar Vanilla Rooibos blend adds a sweet nuttiness that creates a warm, fuzzy feeling. This is the best way to revitalize your senses after your morning Sun salutations. 

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Earl Hemp:  Earl Grey fragrance oil, hemp oil, and black rose loose-leaf are combined for one robust bar of soap. Hemp oil is of high nutritional value due to its 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. This matches the balance required by the human body, which is also why hemp oil is primarily used in body care products. Luscious and balanced is how I want to feel after a bath, Earl Hemp absolutely helps! (My personal favorite)

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Green T. Lyptus: A blend of eucalyptus and green tea oil will leave you feeling créme fraîche. These oils are known for their health benefits which can be attributed to their anti-inflammatory, decongestant, and deodorizing properties. Loose-leaf yerba mate will certainly stimulate your senses, as well as your skin. You feel like a baby bird who has just learned how to fly after using Green T. Lyptus. 

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Violet Mary: Elegant violet oil paired with herbaceous rosemary oil make for a sensory treat.  This scent triggered a major olfactory memory for me. It reminded me of my middle school days buying Choward Violet Mints at the mall. The Violet Mary bar is sure to add some Spring in your step.

Sharky's Soap encourages us all to take time for ourselves and enjoy the time it takes to cleanse ourselves, in the shower or not. Honor this time. Honor thy lather.

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