I can’t hide it – I love good soap! Whether it’s to use in the shower or (my absolute favorite) relaxing in a hot bath, it’s one of my simple pleasures. Quality soap is so much better on my sensitive skin than the big name brands in the grocery store. Paying full price for good soap can be very pricey so I found an alternative. A few years ago I found a small amount of good soaps at Marshall’s. Lately, they’ve been carrying much more. Oh,yes! I ‘clean’ up every time I go in. The closest Marshall’s is not exactly close so I stock up when I’m there.
Here’s my latest accumulation:
Usually I’m the only one in the soap section, smelling soaps and dropping them in my cart. This time was different. There was another person there. A man. I thought, for sure he’s just killing time while his wife is shopping. I was eyeing up his intentions. He was all OVER ‘my’ soap section. He was stocking up on soap just like me. Oh no, it was a showdown! If he only knew how many miles I just travelled to get soap! I had to break the tension so I said, “I just love these soaps”. That took his attention away from gobbling up all of ‘my’ soap on the shelves and he focused on telling me all about olive oil soaps. Apparently, they’re even better than my favorites. So, you’ll see I grabbed a few after my olive oil soap education. I’ll be trying them soon and let you know if they’re worth the money.
So, since I felt bad for having participating in the SOAP SMACKDOWN, I offered up my assistance and handed him a few olive oil soaps as I found them. He did the same for me and hooked me up with some Lily of the Valley. It was a fair trade.
Sheesh, I’m obsessed with Italian soaps! I did regain my composure about two days later.
How about you? What’s your simple (or guilty) pleasure? What’s your favorite way to relax?