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Sharond Xplores. . . .As mentioned in the past, I am one of those people who finds bath and beauty products in the most unique places; hospital gift shops, craft fairs, unique boutiques, hardware stores and Tuesday Morning.

I design and sew one of a kind handbags and totes so I work with a lot of fabric causing my hands to become very dry.  Living in an alpine desert also doesn’t help.  Because of my dry hands, I am always on the lookout for a good moisturizing non greasy lotion to use while sewing.  A couple of days ago I found a new fabric store in a neighboring town and while checking out I spotted hand lotion by Wildflower Botanical Bath in Bonsai.  I asked the girls working there how they liked and they gushed over it.  I sniffed it and decided to give it a try. I have to admit that I am extremely disappointed in this product.  It does smell lovely, it is non greasy, but has hardly any moisturizing properties and when it dries it scrapes off.   I do have sensitive skin and this product makes my hands itch.  If I had looked closer before handing over the money I could have spotted all the artificial ingredients and waxes and would have saved myself $8.00.

A number of weeks ago when I was browsing Tuesday Morning, which is one of my favorite places to find non common brand name bath and body products at extremely good prices, I came across a 5.2 ounce Steamed Vanilla Milk Body Butter from Upper Canada Soap and Candle Makers for a mere $1.99.  This thick, decadent moisturizer contains shea butter, glycerin, milk protein, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil.   These ingredients are well known to not only moisturize, but for locking in moisture.  I have been using this product day and night and find that it has to be one of the best inexpensive body butters I have ever used.  Now I kick myself for not buying two or all of them when I had the chance.  As with a lot of items at Tuesday Morning, the item you want might not be there on your next shopping trip.  Hoping I could find this product online I looked up Upper Canada Soap and Candle Makers and could not find this particular product, however their website is filled with all sorts of delicious sounding items.  Based on the very good luck I had with the body butter, I would not hesitate to try any of their products.

I was surprised to learn this Upper Canada Soap & Candle Makers is very large almost unknown (to me anyway) company. They were established in 1969.  Their product lines have expanded to over 2,000 bath & body products, candles, soaps, and specialty gift items.

Their website writes that Upper Canada was founded on a desire to bring both innovation and value in bath and body products. To this day, this remains our purpose. Our product developers are focused creating new and exciting products in bath and body with packaging and fragrances that are reflective of what today’s woman is looking for whether it be from a bar of soap or a whipped body soufflé…quality and value. Our commitment to excellence from development to product ensures our customers that every product is made to the highest quality standards.

I have not ordered any products therefore I can not comment on packaging and speed of delivery. 

 Has anyone else tried Upper Canada products?  Do you shop at stores like Tuesday Morning, Ross, or similar for inexpensive beauty finds?  What is your favorite?

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