As a follow-up to last week’s post about dry brushing (Have you been brushing? Have you loved it?), I wanted to put together a quick roundup of all my favorite body lotions, since, you know, a freshly-brushed body deserves the best, purest lotion there is. Enjoy!
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African Black Soap with Shea Butter
I first came in contact with this stuff at the street fairs held in the summers in Brooklyn, where it's sold in big old hunks of black smooshiness, usually along next to shea butter (which is displayed in its open shell--fascinating stuff that shea butter). The vendors would slice some off in front of you and package it up in a plastic tub. African black soap isn't really soap, I mean, it is but it isn't. It's said to cleans skin naturally while it moisturizes, and it is supposed to be especially good for body acne. It's said that Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba were avid black soap users. What more reason do you need? By the way, this stuff smells AMAZING. Get this favorite body lotion right HERE. $9.