Companies like Healthy Options of Days Gone By are a breath of fresh air for me. In this world where large corporations are taking over great "natural" companies, it's great to see a small, family run business selling quality products at extremely reasonable prices. They strive to make these products available to everyone.
Healthy Options of Days Gone By is run by the husband and wife duo of Christian & Chasity Corriveau. This Georgia based couple and parents of 5 saw being "natural" as a better way of life for them and their children. In that sense, this couple and this company are like many of us- just trying to live and give others a better life.
Alright, now what you've all been waiting for, their products. I can't even wrap my head around where to begin, there is just so much to talk about! I guess I'll start with the product that started it all- soap. Cold Process Bath Soaps are the base for this awesome company. And with scents like Orange Jasmine, Old Fashioned Chocolate, and Sweet Southern Green Tea you will find soaps here that you just won't find anywhere else.
I will admit, I am not a huge fan of bar soaps. I feel like they dry you out in the shower and make too much of a mess when placed next to your sink. Which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the soaps I've tried from Healthy Options of Days Gone By do not do either! I use a bar in the shower now, it slightly exfoliates while cleaning without over drying. A hard combo to find for sure! I also have one next to the sink and it doesn't melt or stick to the side of the sink like whatever bar soap the previous owners had there (remnants of which I still have not been able to get off the sink!). Have sensitive skin, eczema, or a need for bug repellent this summer? They have soaps that fit your needs as well! And I can't be certain, but ever since I started using the Kiss Me Goodnite bar I've found that I zonk out right away and sleep like a baby. Could be a coincidence, but I'm usually one of those people who toss and turn to get to sleep and then wake up a few times during the night.
Bath Soaks with Dead Sea Salts. I LOVE taking sea salt baths. Especially during wedding season it's great to be able to relax after a 12 hour wedding and just let it all go. Healthy Options of Days Gone By has a great variety of Dead Sea Salts that are natural, non-toxic, and non-irritant. When you want to truly relax and enjoy yourself in a hot tub after a long day's work the last thing you want to worry about is your bath products having irritants in them, after all! Lavender, Hedonistic Desires, and Tangerine Dream are just some of the natural scent options available.
One more thing I want to talk about and then we'll get to the good part... The Salves. Achy Muscles? There's a salve for that. Tired feet? There's a salve for that! Motion Sickness? Yup, there's one for that, too! I feel like I need a first aid kit of Healthy Options of Days Gone By Salves! I love using natural salves instead of harmful chemically filled lotions or gels so these really come in handy! As do the prices. :)
There's a lot more, of course! Beeswax Lip Balms, Beeswax Candles, Dryer Sachets, Raw Sugar Scrubs, and more. But I couldn't even begin to go into detail about everything without making this post a mile and a half long! So I'll just let you swing by the Healthy Options of Days Gone By website and Etsy Store and see everything for yourself!
What I Love: Healthy Options of Days Gone By is a small family operated business. They somehow manage to produce top quality all-natural products while also keeping costs down. Really, I want to know how they do it! The soaps are amazing, the bath salts are soothing, and their line of salves is beyond impressive. I love, love, love this company!
What I Don't Love: From what I can tell, none of these products are available in Brick and Mortar stores. And they really should be, at least in their area of Georgia! Though I'd love to run to a local boutique and pick up my Cold Processed Soaps when I start running low. I don't mind ordering online, though! I'm just horrible at remembering to order things BEFORE I run out of them!
There are two ways to order your Healthy Options of Days Gone By products- their online store and their Etsy store. The Cold Process Bar Soaps sells for $2 each, their Dead Seas Salts are only $5 each, and those amazing Salves start at just $3!
They use flat rate shipping boxes and up to 12 Dead Sea Salts can fit into one medium flat rate box! So be sure to stock up while you are there to save on shipping. They make fantastic gifts, after all!
To learn more about this awesome company, be sure to check out their Blog!
Healthy Options of Days Gone by has generously offered on of my readers a fabulous gift! Enter now to win up to $15 in wonderful bath products!
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