This post premieres CHIC CHECK, in which I'll test products on occasion and let you know what I think about them. I'll also pick my fave from each batch, so if you've tried any out yourself, be sure to comment and let me know what you think!
1 ORGANIC KITCHEN LAVENDER BERGAMOT ANTIBACTERIAL HAND WASH Green Cred No SLSs or parabens, synthetic fragrances, petroleum products, colourants and animal ingredients, biodegradable. Scent Great lavender smell with a hint of bergamot (think Earl Grey tea) -- pleasant, not overpowering. Special Bonus Also available as a gift set with a matching lotion and a bamboo tray that's perfect to use afterward as a key tray on a console table in your entryway or to hold jewelry or coins in your bedroom; $28. Available at gift shops and department stores across Canada. Price $12.
2 BURT'S BEES MILK & SHEA BUTTER HAND SOAP Green Cred No SLSs or animal testing, paraben- and phthalate-free, bottle contains 80% post-consumer recycled material. Something of a Surprise This soap doesn't lather the way most do but feels more like a lotion. Not a problem for me, but some might find that off-putting. Scent A subtle, sweet honey-like, beeswaxy scent, which I find intoxicating. Available at stores across Canada. Price $6.
3 ORGANIC SURGE LAVENDER & GERANIUM HAND WASH Green Cred 99% naturally derived ingredients, no animal testing or animal-derived ingredients. Scent Lavender, a known relaxant, perfect for those stressful days! Charitable Work Part of the proceeds from the sales of Organic Surge products funds aid work in Africa. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart/PharmaPrix across Canada. Price $4.99.
4 METHOD WATER FLOW FOAMING HAND WASH Green Cred Paraben-, EDTA- and triclosan-free, biodegradable, no animal testing Scent Very light and subtle; I think my tween nieces will love it! Fun Factor Wee ones will love the way the soap magically foams up when it comes out of the pump. Available at stores across Canada. Price $5.
â™¥ CHIC CHECK FAVE: BURT'S BEES!! I absolutely love everything about this soap, from the way it smells to how it makes my hands feel to the fact that the bottle is made from recycled material. This will be the soap of choice in my apartment from now on!