In my effort to incorporate more natural products into my beauty routine, I've been on the hunt for toxin-free hair care products, and while vacationing in Alberta this past summer, my sister, cousin and I stumbled upon a lovely shop in Banff called the Rocky Mountain Soap Company, which offers 100% natural bath and body products. Sadly we do not have this store on the East Coast, but the good news is that the company is expanding and there are now 10 locations across the West Coast. It was actually my first time hearing about this company, and the beauty blogger in me obviously could not not go in. As soon as I set foot in the store, I was overwhelmed (in a good way of course!) by the variety of products that they carry and the invigorating scents that immediately put me in a state of zenness. All their products are handmade in Canmore, Alberta and include ingredients such as essential oils, herbs, real grains and natural fruit bits. I've never tried a solid shampoo, so when I saw the Rocky Mountain Soap Company Shampoo Bar with Rosemary (C$5.25), I knew I had to put it to the test.
For the results and the price, I think this product is a steal! I wish I would have picked up more beauty items, although I did also purchase a copy of the book that they had on display near the register titled "There's Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Our Everyday Body Care and How to Avoid Them" by Gillian Deacon, which I still haven't gotten around to reading. The good news is that they have an online store that offers worldwide shipping, so if you are interested in trying their products, there is the option!
I thought I would leave you with a few pictures from my trip - I really can't wait to go back! Alberta definitely should be added to your bucket list if you haven't been already!
|Tunnel Mountain - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada|
|Lake Louise - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada|
|Whistlers Mountain - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada|
|One of many elk sightings - Alberta, Canada|