Hydrate your skin with our in-shower body lotion bar that works with the humidity and warmth of the shower to create softer, smoother skin. Enriched with shea and cocoa butters to nourish dry, itchy skin.
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Since we have always been told to apply moisturizers as soon as we hop out of the shower, why not use your shower as the optimal environment for skin hydration.
Our in-shower body lotion bar works like a conditioner for your skin. Using the humidity and warmth of the shower, it helps seal in the moisture from your wet skin to create softer, smoother skin. This rich, emollient solid shower lotion, made with unrefined shea and cocoa butters, has excellent skin softening and conditioning properties.
- Melts on contact with warm wet skin
- Unrefined natural butters are rich in natural vitamins and nutrients
- Nourishing organic butters target dry skin, penetrate deeply
- Creates a protective barrier to soothe and moisturize dry, sensitive or itchy skin
- Leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and naturally healthy
- No added scent--just the delicious aroma of unrefined cocoa butter combined with the nutty, earthy scent of unrefined shea
The packaging inside the box is a recyclable, compostable glassine bag made from wood pulp.
How to Use
Great for the bath or shower: After soaping & rinsing, massage the bar over your warm wet skin. Pay special attention to extra dry places. Your warm skin will readily melt the nourishing bar. You can rinse a bit or for extra moisturizing just pat dry.*
As a hair treat: rub some butter on your hands and run your buttered fingers through the length of your hair!
As a bath treat: cut a sliver off the bar, drop into your tub and watch as it melts away releasing skin loving ingredients.*
As a lotion bar: No time for a bath or shower--rub the nourishing oils and butters into dry skin areas.
* When using in bath or shower, always take care as your bath or shower may become slippery.
Remember, the skin is the body's largest organ
and it needs to breathe as part of its
important role in maintaining overall health!
Well, first of all, it's an all-natural product. Commercial lotions are NOT. Our Whipped Shea Butters only contain the ingredients that they need. Creams and lotions created in a lab often clog pores, aggravate acne, trigger allergic reactions, and make skin feels heavy and greasy.
The organic oils and butters we use do NOT contain petroleum based chemicals (Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Paraffin), chemical emulsifiers (DEA, MEA, TEA), chemical preservatives (Parabens, Urea), Propylene Glycol, artificial colors, or synthetic fragrances.
Lotions have a very high water content. Once water is added to make a lotion, it is almost impossible to create an all natural product and still keep the bacteria and mold out.
No Alcohol or Petroleum Ingredients
Have you ever noticed that when you use your body lotion your skin never stays moist and you find yourself going back to the lotion bottle over and over?
Look at the ingredients. Often times water is the main ingredient. Commercial lotions often contain isopropyl alcohol and/or mineral oil. Both of these actually are very drying to your skin. The alcohol gives a temporary sense of coolness due to evaporation.
Mineral oil is found in lotions, soaps, baby oil, cosmetics, and motor oil. Mineral oil is a clear, liquid oil with no scent and will not spoil. It is very inexpensive because it is produced as a byproduct of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil. It is great for oiling your wooden cutting boards--but not your skin. Mineral oil does not penetrate to soften. It is difficult to absorb, coats your skin and clogs the pores. If you would like to have healthy skin, stay away from mineral oils, animal fat, petroleum, and synthetic oil based skincare.
No Propylene Glycol
Commercial creams and lotion often contain propylene glycol, which acts as a “humectant, preservative or stabilizer. Commercial skin-care products are stored and shipped and must have a very long shelf-life. Propylene glycol helps the fragrance, consistency and product appearance to remain attractive throughout its long life.
While the FDA has categorized propylene glycol as "Generally Recognized as Safe," and some say that
Your Natural Cream Has So Many Uses
We know that natural body butters make great moisturizing body creams. But here are some other ways we have used these balms and butters:
- Get rid of those cracked heels
- Gently massage into very dry areas on your face
- Soothe and smooth skin after shaving
- Add a dollop to your hot bath water instead of using synthetic bath oils
- Massage some into your cuticles to soften them
- Massage into your lips for a great all natural lip balm
The answer is, YES!
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve is a USDA Certified Organic company.
The most important consideration in any business is its customers. Today's world of misleading claims, false advertising, and simple deception, often leaves consumers trying to discover the truth about personal products and their ingredients.
- We want our customers to know that we are committed to transparency in everything we do.
- We want our customers to know that when we say "organic," we mean it.
- We believe that in becoming a USDA Certified Organic company, our customers do not have to wonder if we really use certified organic ingredients or if our organic products are truly organic.
- So we choose to be a certified organic company and abide by the strict standards required for organic certification.
Trying to choose the right natural soap and skin care products can be a bit overwhelming especially when you have allergies and/or skin sensitivities.
Since we proudly list every ingredient in all of our products, reading the ingredient list will help to eliminate ingredients that may cause you problems.
We receive so many emails asking for help with allergies, we created categories in our “Help Me Choose” section to provide information for those with allergies or sensitivities to nuts, coconut, shea butter and gluten.
Some of our products are vegan and some are not. The animal-derived products we may use are goat milk, buttermilk, yogurt, honey, eggs and beeswax.
Our products are never tested on animals (except our human volunteers). We are certified Cruelty-Free by Leaping Bunny!
Our soaps contain no animal fats; we use a vegan base of natural plant oils and butters.
At Chagrin Valley Soap, we provide a full list of ingredients for each of our products. In this way, you can make an informed choice about a product that is right for your lifestyle.
Look for the symbol (shown on the right) on our packaging and on the product pages of our website to indicate vegan products.
We often receive questions as to whether our soaps, shampoos, and other natural products are safe to use during pregnancy.
We recommend that expectant and nursing mothers check with their midwife or physician before changing a skincare routine with our products, or any other line of products.
Read the label on a bar of commercial soap. Read the label on your jar of moisturizer.
Now read the ingredients in a Chagrin Valley product.
We use quality natural and USDA Certified Organic ingredients. No synthetic additives, colorants, fragrances, preservatives, or chemical derivatives are used.
There is nothing in our all-natural basic soap or other products that could cause a problem in pregnancy.
Topically applying the herbs present in many of our soaps, is also not a problem. Your skin will absorb much less herb from the soap than if you would sprinkle them on your food.
The issue that seems to be of most concern is the use of essential oils during pregnancy.
There is an awful lot of confusion and inaccurate information concerning the use of essential oils in pregnancy.
The question of safety and safety testing has a lot to do with several factors.
The type and composition of the specific essential oil. Essential oils differ greatly in strength and composition.
The quality of the essential oil. Many "cheap essential oils" are not pure and maybe cut with synthetic chemicals.
The actual “dose” of herb/essential oils. Most of the clinical research on essential oil safety is based on information for internal (actually ingesting) large doses of herbs, essential oils, or herbal "medicines." Obviously there have been no tests done on pregnant women.
How the essential oil is being used. The concentration of essential oils that are absorbed through inhalation, as in aromatherapy, and massage is much lower than if you were actually ingesting the oil.
Also, aromatherapy and massage therapy use much higher concentrations of essential oils than you find in soap or even in eating the herb. With aromatherapy, you are inhaling the high concentrations which get absorbed via the lungs and in the massage therapy, the essential oils remain on your skin and are absorbed.
Our scented soaps are gently scented with essential oils, but the choice is between you and your health care professional. The most critical time is the first trimester.
Soap does not remain on your skin very long and the percentage of essential oils used in our products is low. Remember we sell many soaps that have no added scent.
Just about every one of our products, like lip balms, whipped butters and deodorants has a "no added scent" version.
When there is a growing baby to consider, if you are at all uncertain as to the safety of an essential-oil containing product, or any ingredient, please consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional!
When it comes to safety during pregnancy it is understandable that many massage therapists and aromatherapists decide to err on the side of caution in recommending the avoidance of certain essential oils.
Some Herbalists and Aromatherapist believe that essential oils that are normally safe to use, are safe during pregnancy, while others will recommend avoiding all essential oils during pregnancy.
Some essential oils that are normally quite safe have hormone-like effects and some even stimulate uterine muscles, both of which would be contraindicated during pregnancy.
Please do not ask us if one of our products is safe to use during pregnancy--we will simply refer you to this page.
We do not provide a list of essential oils considered safe during pregnancy because the information available is very contradictory. One aromatherapy source will list an essential oil as problematic and another states it is fine and the information is changing constantly. Please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife or health care professional for the most up-to-date information.
Sensitive Skin Can Strike During Pregnancy
Even if you have never had sensitive skin in the past, you may notice that a product you have been using for several years now irritates your skin.
The stretching belly is often the most sensitive spot. Other potential problem areas include the hips, thighs and bottom where the skin may become dry and flaky.
Although the exact cause is not known, raging hormones do make you more sensitive to a wide range of things and also your skin is thinning and stretching as you, and your baby, grow.
These changes can behave in unpredictable ways. For example, if you have eczema you may suffer from major flare-ups or complete remission during pregnancy.
Keep your body well moisturized and avoid products that contain synthetic additives, colorants, fragrance or preservatives. Any of these can exacerbate sensitive skin problems.
Before trying a new product, you can always do a patch test to test for sensitivity.
And again, we recommend that expectant and nursing mothers check with their midwife or physician before changing a skincare routine with our products, or any other line of products.
We often receive questions as to whether our soaps, shampoos, and other items are safe to use young children.
A baby’s skin, so thin and delicate, is no place for harmful synthetic chemicals. Sadly, even some of the most trusted baby brands add nasty chemicals to their products.
Read the label on a bar of commercial baby soap or shampoo. Read the label on a bottle of commercial baby oil. Now read the ingredients in Chagrin Valley products.
We recommend starting with our Milk & Honey Baby Soap. We also recommend our three Castile soaps and a Carrot & Honey Soaps. They contain no artificial colors or fragrances.
They also make a great baby shampoo--just keep the soap away from their eyes, we do not add any chemicals that anesthetize your baby's eyes.
When you think your child is ready, try some new soaps.
As with all new products, it is best to do a skin patch test prior to full usage to test for any skin allergies or sensitivities. If you have any questions or concerns always check with your doctor or health care professional.
It is best to add only one new soap at a time and use it for a while before switching to a new soap.
Please do not ask us to diagnose your child's skin problems, we are not health care professionals. Our recommendations are based on what our customers have shared.
NO! Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve
does not use raw materials that contain
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve is a USDA Certified Organic company.
We are required to submit documentation that ALL of our ingredients, even our "non-organic ingredients," were produced without the use GMOs.
Since the U.S. National Organics Program forbids the use of genetic modification in products to be certified as organic, purchasing organic is a great way to lower your exposure to GMO’s.
Genetically Modified Organisms refers to any animal, plant or microorganism that has been changed in a lab at the gene level. It is also known as “genetic engineering."
I just tried this shower butter bar [Cocoa Shea] from my last order. I is so wonderful! And a double thank you for making a variety without the mango which is my personal allergen.
I have been having a long-standing dry skin problem on my lower legs that nothing could help. Different lotions, different soaps, moist heat--nothing made any difference once the cold weather hit. The skin would get deep red cracks and be so itchy I could hardly stand it. Any lotions would not even last until the next shower and even seemed to make the condition worse in that they seemed to pull more oil OUT of the skin to be washed away.
This year my skin was already starting to get dry and scaly as soon as the cooler weather arrived. I tried the shower butter bar right after my morning shower and the itching stopped immediately. I was so very comfortable all day. The waxy/oily combo is in perfect proportions and it sealed the skin enough to let it heal. I used it every day for a week and now the skin is moist and smooth, and it is fine even if I skip the butter bar for a day. That surely never happened with anything else. Andrea, Ohio
My baby has sensitive skin but my Mother insisted I use the top name-brand baby shampoo (she LOVED the smell). I noticed my baby's skin would get red and bumpy with patches of eczema. I decided to try the Chagrin Valley castile soap and not only is baby's skin irritation free, but the smell is also wonderfully light and fresh smelling. I've also used the cocoa shea shower butter bar for dry skin patches on my baby, as well as on her head when she started developing cradle cap. Her skin is 100% moisturized and cradle cap-free! If I skip a day using the shea butter bar, the cradle cap and dry skin start to return. I, personally, also love the shampoo bars and shea butter bar for myself as well. I can't thank you enough for making such quality, natural products that I trust for myself and my baby! Marnie, South Africa
Dear Ida, I think I’m in love. The combination of your Sea Salt and Seaweed soap and the Cocoa Shea Butter Bar has left my skin soft, smooth, and simply glowing. I first want to say that I have dry skin that gets very itchy in the winter, so I was quite skeptical to try out your Sea Salt soap for fear of exacerbating the issue. This was not the case in the least. The salt helps exfoliate my skin, gently, and without making my skin feel like it’s a size too small for my body. Topping it off with the body butter is the icing on the cake as it softens my skin and leaves it with a glowing sheen.
This duo is so gentle that I even use it on my face twice per week. However, in this winter weather, I use the Butter Bar on my face every day. Every other moisturizer I’ve tried has either not penetrated the skin or leaves my skin dry 5 minutes later. The butter bar, with the quality ingredients of cocoa and shea butters, are exactly what my face needs to give it that perfect moisture balance. The bar has also calmed some of the redness on my face and I find myself using less makeup to cover it. Plus my face remains soft and smooth all day without reapplying any moisturizer, which I frequently had do do with moisturizers of lesser quality. Thank you so much for making these wonderful products! Elissa, Indiana