Marvelous: sweet tea soap

I've always been a little dubious about fancy soaps simply because I've used Dove Sensitive Skin most of my life and my skin is prone to freak outs, especially dryness and itchy rashes.  That's what I get for being pale, Irish and redheaded.  But, I love the way handcut, handmade, "hippie dippie" soap smells.  It's a hard-knock life, indeed.

Last weekend I stopped by Lana Bella's tent at Squidfire's Art Mart in Fells Point for two reasons: to thank her for her participation in The Fiercegrrl Fund auctions AND to sniff the soap in person.  It was INCREDIBLY windy that day, and the scent of her soaps was weaving its way through all the tents.  Em has a fondness for lavender, so I sniffed a bunch while Em gave Jenni a break from holding her tent down (I was not kidding when I said it was windy).  After deciding on two bars for Em, I set out to find something for myself.  Having listened to Jenni on Twitter about plastics, sensitive tummies and skin, and having an understanding of where she's coming from in the process of making her soaps, I thought it would be ok for me to try something.  I settled rather quickly on the Southern Sweet Tea soap.  The scent?  Heavenly.  The texture?  Potentially awesome, especially because my skin was incredibly dry this winter.

This morning, I jumped into the shower and tried out the bar for the first time.  It did not disappoint.  I plan on acquiring many more for myself and giving them as gifts, too.  The organic sugar in the bar provided delicate exfoliation, as did the dried tea leaves.  The scent was sweet and delicate, not too overpowering.  And now, as I type this, my skin already feels more hydrated than it did when I stepped into the shower, and it feels softer than it has in a long, long time.  Thanks, Jenni!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your wonderful review of my soap! It actually brought tears to m eyes after a long show day!


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