Buying natural oils, body butters, beauty balms, and the like in bulk at reasonable prices is tricky. With places like Whole Foods overcharging for Argan oil, I have felt a bit defeated by inflated sticker prices and questionable ingredients.
Lucky for me a close friend recommended One Love Refill Station up by my parents' house. Adriana Diiorio, the shop owner, set out to change the way we shop for soap. Stocking only natural, chemical free and additive free goods, Adriana's mission is to save the planet one refill at a time. All you need is an empty bottle! Not only are you buying at fair prices, but you are saving the planet by recycling and reusing. From laundry detergent to pet soap to giant bottles of rose hip oil, One Love has an impressive and comprehensive selection. Plus, Adriana is a fountain of information. She really loves her work and that spirit is imbued in every bottle, every bar, all over the shop.
While I was in I picked up a few homemade remedies for myself. The first was a Cinnamon Cellulite Body Bar which I've been testing for the past couple of weeks. This stick definitely increases circulation and deeply moisturizes, win win in my book. I am also loving the Tiger Stripe Butter bar. This one nourishes and hydrates my skin unlike any lotion I've used. What I love most is that the ingredients are simple and the results are obvious. There's no extra fluff in the packaging or in the recipe. It's just good stuff that's good for me and good for our planet.
Next time I am in town I will be picking up a recipe for a homemade mud mask and body oil blend!