Raindrops on whiskers…petals on kittens…kettles filled with mittens are just a few of Julie Andrew’s favorite things. Or something like that. Whatever. And then, of course, Oprah has her favorite things. That seem to change each year. Depending on who is willing to give them to her. I suppose if people sent me lots of packages (tied up with string), the contents might be my favorite thing, too.
With no promises from the company to pad my bank account…or even a thank you gift card in the mail…let me tell you about one of my favorite things: Bath and Body works hand soap. Now, I must preface with a disclaimer. I am very sensitive to smells. Perfumes make me ill. I can’t even walk by the entrance to the Yankee Candle store at the mall. So…I never ventured into Bath and Body works. Until I was at a friends house and used this soap:
It’s what started it all. Their soaps smell so good. But they aren’t perfumey. Hey…I made up a new word. They have great, non chemical smells like: vanilla, lime, peach, fig, and this one is my favorites: grapefruit Aren’t they pretty?
Naturally the girls are big fans. And they think that getting soap is a fabulous Christmas gift. Bath and Body Works even makes “seasonal” soaps. We have gotten their “Frosting forever” – makes you smell like a cake – “Iced Tea” – that is one of my favorites – and another favorite is “Chocolate Mint” which I managed to track down a huge supply of after Christmas.
These soaps compel my children to be extra clean. They are always looking for an excuse to wash their hands. I had a friend tell me that the she wanted to eat the soaps with a spoon. They smell that good. But don’t.