Back in the day, I was a keen soaper, but these day I neither have the time nor the inclination. However, I can appreciate a good bar of soap, and this is what I got from labyrinth soaps based in the UK:
Not that Labyrinth!
There are 2 bars that I tried that really stood out for me…I forgot to photograph it (its already in use) but its their coffee soap.
Coffee is a natural deodorant you see (how come coffee drinkers don’t have sweet smelling breath then?) and this scrubby hard bar is perfect a a soap by the kitchen sink. Good if you have been cutting onions.
They call it a gardeners soap as there are scrubby particles in to get rid of grime but as I say, I use it in the kitchen!
Ingredients (Common English): Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Babassu Oil, Coffee Beans, Purified Water, Cardamom (essential oil), Tea Tree(essential oil), Naturally Occuring: Limonene, Linalool & Geranilol.
The one I have been using in the shower is the Sunflower and Calendula – this one is good for eczema and has antiseptic qualities. Good for me as I have itchy skin and its quite dry. It lasted longer than any Lush soap bar has ever lasted when it lives in the shower:
Ingredients: Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Purified Water, Marjoram (essential oil), Clary Sage (essential oil), Marigold Petals, Naturally Occuring: Linalool, Geraniol & Limonene.
It’s a very pretty range of soaps that are nice to use and as you can see from the ingredients, free of nasty preservatives. I think the dressed soaps (good for gifting) are worth a look too – I like, I like!
You can view the range here.