In the last few months I have been purging unnatural, inorganic, and inhumane products from my everyday life. Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, you name it I threw out the old harmful chemical-filled products and replaced it with organic and natural products I’ve found in local health stores.
However, conventional stores aren’t the only place you can find bath and beauty products that are both natural and organic (and ultimately humane).
A few months ago, an acquaintance pointed me to Madelyne Hogg, owner of Yggdrasil’s Child, a local natural handmade soap maker, and I have had the honour to try out some of her wonderful products.
In addition to a wide variety of delicious smelling soaps, she also makes candles, lip balms, bath salts, bath bombs, salt scrubs, body butter, face powder and foot fizzies. An added bonus, is that all her products are vegetarian, and many are vegan friendly.
Not only did everything smell good enough to eat (though I don’t recommend it), the soaps, body butter, fizzies, bath bombs and salt scrubs, they left my skin feeling healthy, unlike store-bought brands. After trying Yggdrasil’s Child’s products, I know I can never go back to conventional chemical ridden soaps.
The “flavours” of soaps are plenty, and depending on your personal taste, you are bound to find one of Yggdrasil’s Child’s soaps to be your absolute favourite. The ones I’ve tried, and loved are Coconut Summer, Pumkin Pie, and Terribly Decadent Chocolate.
Out of all the products I tried, however, my favourite is the vanilla dusting powder. For many years I have been looking for a good base before applying makeup, to reduce and absorb my terribly oily skin. I’ve tried product after product, all laden with harmful chemicals for my skin, which probably made it worse rather than better. All have failed to do what I needed for my oily skin, until I tried Yggdrasil’s Child’s face powder, which is the most effective face powder I have ever used, and it’s completely natural.
If you are using soaps or other bath and beauty products from conventional stores, like I was, I highly recommend that you also switch to natural and organic brands, such as Yggdrasil’s Child, which is much more effective and healthier for you and your skin. Believe me, you won’t regret it.
You can shop for Yggdrasil’s Child’s products on Etsy
If you live in Waterloo Region, or nearby, you can buy Yggdrasil’s Child products at the Kitchener Market every Saturday morning, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
You can also follow Madelyne on twitter @Yggdrasilschild