Desert Essence Organics Hand Wash – “Clear Skin, Clear Conscience”
“Where can I get this?” my 90-year-old mother-in-law asked. She was washing her hands with the complimentary sample of Desert Essence Organics Hand Wash I had received from the company. “I like this soap!” she said.
I smiled. “Yeah, I like it too, Lucille.”
“Really, where can I get some?” more forceful this time. She wanted me to know that she really meant it.
That’s high praise from Lucille. For several months, Joe and I have been helping care for his mom part of every week since she broke her wrist in October. We’ve assisted her with countless hand washings, shampoos, and showers. This was the first time she had applauded a product that we had used in her care. And, boy, did she say it with enthusiasm!
She nudged me to leave the bottle with her — and I will. But first, I needed to use it for a while so I could write a review.
Joe and I hosted a small gathering last week, and I placed the bottle of Desert Essence Organics Hand Wash in our guest bathroom. “What do you think of the liquid soap?” I asked our friend Bruce. It’s not the kind of question most guests get asked after using their host’s bathroom. But our friends are beginning to expect that they’ll be part of the product review team when they visit us.
“Well, it cleans,” he said, laughing. “And it smells good.”
Okay, it’s not exactly the same level of enthusiasm that Lucille showed. But at least he was positive about it, if not particularly effusive.
What I learned while interviewing Mark Cunningham of Bayes Cleaners for yesterday’s post holds true of Desert Essence Organics Hand Wash, too. This hand wash does not contain either sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES). Like the Bayes hand wash, it contains sodium coco sulfate (SCS). SLS and SLES are the chemicals responsible for irritating people’s skin. SCS makes it feel smooth and comfy, with no dryness afterward.
There are a lot of other things to like about Desert Essence Organics Hand Wash, too. The first six ingredients of the Vanilla Chai Hand Wash are all certified organic. These include (without the scientific names) organic green tea leaf extract, organic sweet almond seed extract, organic clove flower extract, organic comfrrey leaf extract, organic vanilla extract, and organic grapefruit fruit extract. The next ingredient is water, followed by SCS from coconut. Among the remaining ingredients are organic shea butter and organic jojoba seed oil.
At the risk of sounding like a television infomercial, I want to say, “But wait! There’s more!” The product is also 100 percent vegan, as well as wheat- and gluten-free.
There’s also less: NO “parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, phthalates, artificial colors, silicones, EDTA, glycol, or petroleum based ingredients.”
The hand wash is “Cruelty Free and Biodegradable: No animal testing of raw materials or finished product. No Phosphates.”
All of this is good for people, animals, and the environment. As the label says, “Clear skin, clear conscience.” Works for me — but I’ll have to buy my own. This one goes to Lucille.
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