Last week I had the privilege to be invited to the Rain body shop located in Rockefeller Plaza. Rain is an all natural, wild harvested, fair trade, handmade, cruelty free, organic company from South Africa. Phew, that was a mouth full of completely awesome and necessary movements to support!
As soon as I entered the shop, I was hit with the pleasant aroma of the body lotions, scrubs, and wild harvest oils. The bright lighting made it easy to see the beautiful displays. A lined arrangement of artisan bar soaps welcomed me at the front door, while large glass containers filled with bath salts attracted the attention of pedestrians from the busy sidewalks of New York City. It was a treat for all the senses.
I was kindly shown around the shop and tested a multitude of Rain’s hand-crafted body products. Each product was infused with wild harvest African oils to help with specific needs in mind. In fact a whole wall was dedicated in explaining the benefits of palmerosa, jasmine, tea tree, and ylang ylang oil. I was overwhelmed by all the different names, that I still had a few questions. Fortunately my Rain consultant was extremely knowledgeable and equipped to answer all my questions with ease. I continued to sample one hand cream, facial oil, lip balm after another. The texture of each was rich, and fortitude with nutrients. It felt heavenly on my skin!
While I wanted to buy everything in the Rain shop, I was sent home with a deluxe set of lavender infused bath products. Perfect for relieving stress during the holidays! My personalized set included a Lavender Body Butter Bar, Mongongo Nut Olive Oil Soap, and Kalahari Melon + Honeybush Biologie Body Scrub.
The body butter bar came in the shape of a sea shell that was dense with essential lavender oils, shea butter, cocoa butter, as well as beeswax. I was instantly attracted to how luxurious it felt between my fingers when I tested it in the store. Trying it at home I realize it is perfect after a nice warm shower to moisturize while providing a barrier from the winter’s harsh conditions. It made my skin soft, while smelling fresh and rejuvenating.
The hand crafted artisan Mongongo Nut Olive Oil Soap came in a generous size, which made me happy! The first thing I notice was how easy it is to lather, and how nicely it glided over my skin. It leaves a very natural scent that isn’t overbearing, but very relaxing. I can see myself using this particular soap daily.
The Kalahari Melon + Honeybush Biologie body scrub is a wonderful winter exfoliant, as it gently removes any dead skin particles and dirt. It didn’t scratch or irritate my sensitive skin at all! Instead it massage my skin and replenish dry spots with the natural oils. The scrub left the skin feel nourished and soft throughout the day.
My overall experience of Rain made me curious and wanting to try more of their natural products. I would love to buy their face wash, shampoo and conditioners. I also want to try their thick avocado oil to treat dry skin due to the cold weather dry. If you too want to snag some handmade products for the holiday season, this is your chance to get them at a great price! Rain is generously hosting a 20% off site-wide sale for Cyber Monday. So grab some products while you can!