I have been testing some new bath and body products from a UK based brand called Peculiar People – created by Deborah, who started the business due to her love of making handmade high quality products.
I have 3 products here to review; Heavenly Hosts Soap, Mango Face Mask and Whipped Body Butter.
Interesting fact: Peculiar People is actually a biblical reference (I didn’t know this!).
Firstly the soap:
Heavenly Hosts is a mixture of Sugar, Buttery toffee, cinammon, apple and seer orange. It does remind me of a cake. The thing about cold process soap (as I used to make it myself) it’s quite different to commercial soap.
It is definitely better for this skin; less drying and the process is longer to make it (it must be cured for a month or more) so the entire process takes a bit more TLC than commercial soap (note: a lot of soap from LUSH for example, looks like cold process soap but it isn’t). It does mean that the soap may feel like it lathers less, and is ‘harder’, which is supposed to be a good thing, because it means the soap will last for longer.
This soap is as good as any cold process soap I have tried – a long lasting hard bar that doesn’t lather too much and isn’t too drying either. I’ve been using it on my hands (as I use shower gel on my body) and it’s been nice to use because of the lovely scent.
The Mango Face Mask is actually a powder! To make the mask you have to mix it with your own liquid:
The liquid can be water, yoghurt, milk, honey.
I mixed this with water to begin with – the texture was like a clay mask (obviously you can control this depending on your ratios).
With yoghurt I also quite liked, because it became more of an additive than the main ingredient and it seemed to make the yoghurt mask I have more substantial.
My favourite product was the Colombian Coffee and Vanilla Bean Whipped body butter.
This looks good enough to eat and smells like freshly brewed coffee – LOVE because I am a coffee addict!
This has a very rich texture like a thick body salve. You scoop some up then let it melt down a bit, then work it into the skin. This is particularly good on drier areas like elbows and feet – I felt for me it was a bit too thick to use all over as I don’t have patience to wait for things to sink into my skin.
Once it is rubbed in the skin is left with a nice sheen!
All in all, a sweet little skincare range, I’m interested to see what else Peculiar People have in store!
See the range here.