Last week... two weeks ago... ? Um, who knows. Time is meaningless. Anyway, not long ago, she noted that the same items were on sale from the company, and so, I decided to check it out. The Amazing Flatmate loved those toiletries, so... why not?
As an added bonus, I would be supporting a Canadian and indigenous-own company. Even if the toiletries weren't great (I mean, hotel toiletries, ammirite?), I'd be happy about that. So, anyway, they've arrived, and I've been using them for a few days now. Here's what I think.
They're pretty good, actually!
I mean, come on. You know those little hotel things are never really any good. They don't really work. And sometimes they're really rank. Not so here.
First, I want to note the fragrance. I adore that it smells herbaceous, and not at all perfume-y. You know that perfume-y smell. The kind that is unmistakably perfume. It kinda burns at the back of the throat. Every item (the liquid soap, the lotion and the hair products) smelled like herbs and not perfume. I appreciate that so very much.
That said, while I adore sage, I'm not sure about the peppermint. It's not bad, by any means, I'm just not sure. I think I'd enjoy another combination with sage more? I don't know. I'm not sure about it.
The other thing to note, and really the thing I was most worried about, is that they work.
The shampoo is great though it doesn't lather like more commercial products, so I feel with my hair, I use a little bit more than I otherwise would. It still works a treat. My hair feels great. Now I don't use conditioner at all, but I decided to give this one a try. It worked like conditioner ought to and I found that it didn't slime up my hair. You know how some conditioners make your hair feel silky smooth while dry, but that's because it feels like they've coated your hair in about a metric tonne of slime while it's wet? I didn't get that with this conditioner. That was nice indeed.
What impressed me the most, though, was the body lotion. I have stupid dry skin, particularly on my lower legs. I often have to resort to some pretty heavy duty cream treatments stop the dreaded lizard skin from appearing. This lotion, though, has worked far better than a lot of the commercial stuff I get at the chemist and while my legs are still a little on the dry side, I've not developed lizard skin, or the terrible dry skin itch. Other hotel toiletries have served to only make it worse, so this really was a welcome surprise.
In short, I highly recommend all of these toiletries. The shampoo is great and the lotion is fantastic. Though, I do think I'd like another scent. I note that they have a wild rose lotion, which I think I would love (rose is one of my favourite scents), but it is twice as expensive as the peppermint sage one (or rather, same price for roughly half as much). Still, I think I'd like to give that a try.
I also note that they make handmade soaps, and I'm thinking I'd like to give their cedar balsam a try. That sounds like a scent I would really like. If ever I get to return to work, I'll definitely try the cedar balsam soap and wild rose lotion.
Anyway, do check them out. They're Canadian. They're indigenous. Best of all, they work. I'm surprised ('cause, you know... hotel toiletries) and impressed.
Okay, time to go to work. By which I mean remain seated and do the things I have scheduled for myself.