I am one of those people who can spend eons looking at pictures of handmade soap online. (Here's a link for those who share this addiction)
In addition, I also love making soap and I am a self-declared handmade soap connoisseur.
So, when I popped into a pharmacy and saw this bar of soap on display, I just had to buy it and try it; and now that I have a blog, review it.
Elaeis guineensis, Cocos nucifera, Pelargonium graveolens water, Sodium hydroxide, Macadamia ternifolia, Calodendrum capense, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Butyrospermum parkii, Pelargonium graveloens, Cymbopogon martinii, Rosmarinus officinalis, Calendula officinalis flower, Thymus vulgaris, Matricaria recitita, Citric acid.
African palm oil, Coconut oil, Geranium flower water, Lye, Macadamia seed oil, Cape chestnut, Hibiscus/Roselle, Shea butter, Geranium essential oil, Palmarosa essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, Calendula flower, Thyme essential oil, German chamomile essential oil, Vitamin C.
Ksh 200-250 ($2.50-3.50)
I really cannot remember the actual price very well since it was something I added onto my other purchases but I am pretty certain it was in this price range.
I bought it at Neem Pharmacy in Nairobi.
Incidentally this natural soap is made in Kenya by Cinnabar Green Ltd which is located in Nanyuki. Therefore if it is not available at your nearest Neem Pharmacy, you can try and get in touch with the company by emailing them at email@example.com
From the moment I set my eyes on this soap it was love at first sight (with yet another bar of handmade soap).
This soap comes wrapped in a white, cotton cloth which gives it a pure, organic look.
Its delicate scent also permeates through the cotton to greet your nose with flowery notes.
The soap is double wrapped with a light grease-proof paper inside its cloth coat. This helps keep the soap free from dust and also helps it retain its soft scent.
After unwrapping what greets you is this majestic bar of handmade purity.
This natural soap lathers pretty well.
It also did a good job cleaning my skin and did not dry it.
Its has a lovely floral scent from its geranium and chamomile essential oils which I would describe as "a delicate floral".
What amazed me is that its delicate scent lingers for a pretty long time compared to other handmade soaps that I have used.
I also think it has a really great price for such a good bar of handmade soap considering all the effort that goes into making one (and I am speaking from experience).
All in all, I liked the packaging, the look, feel and scent of the soap and the way it cleaned my skin.