I like ginger snaps, but I ❤️ Ginger Soufflé. Specifically this Ginger Soufflé, because I don’t have to actually cook it, LOL!
This soufflé is a winter staple I’ve been using off and on for years. It’s a Whipped Body Cream, and it’s $35 from Origins.
I’m a twice-a-day body moisturizing person — once in the morning, and once again before bed — and I’ve gotten back in the habit of slathering myself with Ginger Soufflé. The fresh, zingy (but not too spicy) lemon and ginger notes pick me up, and on chilly mornings, every little thing helps get ye olde engine going, ya know?
It’s packed with rich, moisturizing plant oils (olive, grape seed, rice bran and apricot kernel), but since it’s whipped, it still feels light and fluffy. It absorbs quickly and easily, too. It just takes a few quick rubs, and yes, this is totally important, ’cause nobody puts Baby in the corner, and nobody wants to put Karen in a cold bathroom, half naked and rubbing lotion on her legs for 10 minutes first thing in the morning…
I’m just sayin’.
Sometimes I swap it for another Origins fave, Smoothing Soufflé (also $35), which, like Ginger Soufflé, is also rich but fluffy and loaded with plant oils, but it smells like mint instead of ginger. (For the record, Smoothing Soufflé smells absolutely nothing like toothpaste to me. It’s more like a cup of freshly brewed peppermint tea spiked with orange peel.)
Ginger is my cozy scent, but minty Smoothing Soufflé is better when I need an extra energizing kick, like after a workout.
Speaking of that…I started doing a sweaty core workout in the mornings (because sometimes you just gotta get it over with and move on with your life, hi), and before I do the whole body cream thing, I lather up first with Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash ($25) while I’m still in the shower. It smells exactly like a fresh grapefruit, and the bubbles cheer me up. You can also use it as a bubble bath if you wanna #treatyoself.