Tracy Perkins of Strawberry Hedgehog is one of the most creative people I know. She’s like an organic magician when it comes to her earthy potions and concoctions. Her soaps, body butters, lip balms and basically everything else she creates are true masterpieces of geniosity. Can you tell I’m a fan?Not only are her products vegan, but she’s vegan as well and you can read all about her vegan recipes and crafts on her blog.
Strawberry Hedgehog Products I dig:
Pure Lemon Whipped Body Créme ($12): The is a perfect springtime scent. It smells wonderfully fresh and kind of desserty. It’s decadently creamy and feels amazing on the skin after a nice bath. It’s scent is uplifting, refreshing and energizing. It comes in a cute 6oz. jar (you can order it in a 17oz jar as well) which Tracy encourages everyone to reuse or recycle.
Fair Trade Organic Unrefined Grapefruit Ylang-Ylang Shea Butter ($12): First off, I would like to say this is one hell of a deal. This product is thick and I can tell it is going to last me a very long time. A little bit goes a long way. Now let’s talk about this ridiculously yummy scent! It’s a mix of foody and moody. The grapefruit aspect makes you want to eat it up. It’s scent is energizing and fresh. The Ylang-Ylang gives this body butter a sensual, romantic flair. I think this particular shea butter might make for a great massage for that special someone. Shea butter does wonders for the skin. It’s packed with Vitamins A&E and has amazing healing properties so use it frequently.
For all you dudes out there, here’s a manly scented soap, Smudge ($8): This soap combines cedar and white sage with undertones of of lapsang souchong tea, ginger and pepper. It’s also a two toned gray bar of soap, so it’s dudely in every way possible. It has a very sexy scent to it. I’m going to insist my husband start bathing with this a.s.a.p.
Tracy of Strawberry Hedgehog does a wonderful job of incorporating aromatherapy into all of her products and she labels them accordingly on their packaging. That way, if you’re shopping for someone who’s stuck in the doldrums, you can pick a cheery product that will put a smile on his/her face.
I also got a chance to try two of Tracy’s Charity Soaps: Fresh Lemon-Rosemary (for St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer) and Pink Grapefruit-Peppermint (Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer) – they are not only super pretty to look and inspire a cheerful mood, they help support amazing cancer research foundations (50% of all charity soap purchases go toward these organizations).
Lip Balms (Lemon-Mint Kiss, Lavender-Tangerine, Grapefruit-Rosemary) ($3): These are some of the best lip balms I have ever tried. They are sleek and creamy, smooth and nourishing, perfectly moisturizing and smell heavenly to boot. I love the slender tubes they come in. They fit perfectly in my purse or in my pocket. It’s kind of hard to find amazing vegan lip balm. It’s actually hard to fiind vegan lip balm, period. You will be so stoked when you give these a try. They are only $3 each so try them all!
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