This blog post is long overdue. Not only because just now have I been able to log into my Typepad account for the first time in weeks, but because Rituals lotions are the best I've ever found and I think you should know about them.
I first tried one of these lotions at a bridal shower that my Auntie Honey threw at her house. She had stuffed a handful of the purse-size versions in gift bags for us to take home. I loved the scent -- Calypso Sunrise, holla -- but after applying it to my hands and washing them once or twice that afternoon, I noticed that my skin was still soft. The lotions and body butters are incredibly emollient without being greasy at all. And both the softness and the scent lasts longer than any other products I've found anywhere near this price point.
When I pull the purse-size lotions out in public, the awesome scents attract immediate attention; all my friends must try it and, once they've worked it into the skin, they must know where I buy it. You can find these wonderful lotions, body butters, balms, soaps, candles, oils and incense -- which come in literally dozens of scents, so be prepared to spend some time picking your favorites -- only at Midtown Global Market. The shop is located almost dead center of the market, adjacent to the large seating area where there is occasionally music and dance performances, and across from Midtown Produce Exchange and La Sirena Gorda.
I have my favorite lotion scents (Cedar Saffron, Bitter Orange and aforementioned Calypso Sunrise) and my favorite lip balm (Brown Sugar), which I love. I recently tried the soy candles, too, which burn long and give a mellow but lasting fragrance. Pick up some goodies for yourself or give some as gifts for Christmas and let me know what you think.