I love going to craft fairs! I love homemade items and talking with people that actually make their products themselves. Talking to someone that has created something is different than just buying something off the shelf from a retail store. I recently went to a craft fair where I met Jackie, the creator of Moxxie Essential Care. I love handmade soap, especially when it is natural. I was also drawn to her bath and body care items. I bought some Peppermint Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes and in the process was given a My Sous Chef bar soap to review!
Mission & Philosophy
Our goal is to create bath & body products which are pure and gentle, non-drying, hydrating, lightly scented and wonderfully textured – a healthful and spirited approach to skincare. We seek to craft the highest quality natural bath & body care products that promote healthy skin while nurturing the mind, body and spirit.
Moxxie products contain no parabens, no phalates, no detergents, and no synthetics. Moxxie produces cold processed soaps that are made with fatty oils, with lye and water. This process is called saponification, which creates glycerin and soap. Many soap companies extract the glycerin and add synthetic fragrances, artificial moisturizers and other chemical additives to mass produce their cheap soap…but not Moxxie! Moxxie’s cold processed soap is made with only pure food grade edible plant oils like olive, palm and coconut. These are the base oils for the soap. Combinations of aloe vera oil, castor oil, almond oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, wheat germ oil, and cocoa butter are added to create specific beneficial moisturizing and conditioning properties. Moxxie also uses essential oils to provide scent and other benefits, no artificial fragrance oils. For texture and color, Moxxie adds natural whole botanicals such as herbs, flowers and teas. In a few soaps small amounts of non-toxic clays, minerals and iron oxides are added to enhance color and texture and provide other beneficial properties. Moxxie soap cures for a minimum of 4 weeks. This process creates moisturizing soaps that are good for your body and the planet.
You can buy Moxxie products directly from their website or visit a few Southern California shops that carry their products. Moxxie is also available at the Fullerton Farmer’s Market every Thursday evening and the occasional craft fair! Moxxie Essential Care products are all made in Santa Ana, California.
Moxxie carries more than just bar soap!
I bought the Peppermint Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes ($8). They are made with pure cane sugar, shea butter, vegetable glycerin soap, pure olive oil, sweet almond oil, pure essential oils, vitamin E, clays and/or mineral oxides. These cubes are amazing! I have tried sugar scrub cubes before and they were hard…so hard that it hurt to scrub and they didn’t spread…it was like a solid bar that wouldn’t break down. These cubes were solid enough to stay a cube, but once I put it in the shower and starting scrubbing my body, it gently fell apart and felt like I had scooped out scrub from a jar! (I don’t really like getting scrub out of a jar in the shower because it is hard to screw off and then screw the lid back on while you are holding the scrub). These sugar cubes provide great exfoliation, but are also moisturizing. Sugar Scrub Cubes are available in Lavender, Peppermint, Citrus, and Eucalyptus.
Jackie gave me the opportunity to try out a soap and I chose My Sous Chef ($5.95) because I was looking for the perfect hand soap for my kitchen. I no longer have liquid hand soap as an option in my house, so I wanted a soap that would make sense in the kitchen. My Sous Chef is a citrus kitchen soap that has odor cutting abilities. My Sous Chef is made with saponified coconut, olive, aloe vera, castor, jojoba, and wheat germ oils, sweet orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime pure essential oils, and botanicals. I absolutely love the scent of this soap and the way it feels on my hands! It has some botanicals in it that makes it semi scrubby, but it is still very moisturizing. This soap has been in my kitchen since the last week of May and it is still going strong (obviously if you use a soap bar in the shower it won’t last as long). I also love the simplicity of the bar. It looks usable and I love the ridge cut that Jackie uses to cut up her soap.
Jackie has generously offered a giveaway for my readers! There will be 3 winners! Each winner will get one product from Moxxie! Options are a soap bar, body creme or solid sugar cubes. Winnings are selected based on the answer given below in the form and order of being selected. Giveaway is open to US. Ends 7/24! Good Luck!
Thank you to Moxxie Essential Care for providing the products mentioned in this post for review. Although I received these products at no charge, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.