Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The English Soap Company Rich Shea Butter Soap review

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Soap. We all use it, we all need it, but who said it has to be boring? It doesn't, and in today's post we're going to be looking at some beautifully fragranced soap bars that will seriously amp up your daily washing routine.

The English Soap Company Honey & Camomile and Green Tea Rich Shea Butter Soaps
The English Soap Company Honey & Camomile and Green Tea Rich Shea Butter Soaps

The English Soap Company is a brand that focuses on creating luxurious, perfumed soaps that are made using shea butter and vegetable oils. Each carry their own heavy amount of fragrance that is specifically designed by a top perfumer to make sure that they last from first use to last. This also makes each of the soaps by the brand unique in comparison to other companies. Each of the soaps also come wrapped in vintage Italian sheets of paper for that extra dash of luxury, too. 

As far as founding stories go, The English Soap Company certainly has a slightly different yet interesting one. The company was founded twelve years ago when the founders, Bob and Juliet, came across some old fashioned soap moulds in a machinery workshop farm in Kent. From there they set out on a journey to learn how to create the type of soaps that they remembered from childhood.

They spent years perfecting the art of blending the perfect, smooth and silky soap bars that they sell today. Each of them are triple blended to guarantee the smoothest formula before they are pressed. They are also cruelty free.

They come in a wide range of gorgeously packaged and delightfully scented options, from Bluebell to Autumn Fruits. Today I am going to be discussing two of their classic scents: Green Tea and Honey and Camomile. 

Both of them come packaged in their own unique and extremely pretty packaging and are packed as 200g bars. The actual soap itself is just off white in colour with "Pure Vegetable Soap Made In England" pressed into the top. 

Application and Results

You can smell the heavy perfume from these soap bars straight off the bat, and each of them are gorgeous. My favourite of the two is the Green Tea scent that has a hint of zest within the tea. It's like a refreshing, spring summer hug in a bar of soap and I love it. The Honey and Camomile bar is milkier and more floral.

The English Soap Company Green Tea Rich Shea Butter Soap
The English Soap Company Green Tea Rich Shea Butter Soap

The bar itself is a nice size; easy to hold but also more than enough to last a long time. 

When it comes to using it, it lathers up easily on the skin, so you won't be there for a long time trying to reach a lather that's enough to wash properly. As you massage it into the skin you can also feel that it is buttery and smooth and as you rinse it away the skin feels clean but not dried out.

The English Soap Company Honey & Camomile
The English Soap Company Honey & Camomile

Some bar soaps can be quite drying on the skin, but I found that these did a great job at preventing that by giving a nice boost of hydration too. You will need to follow it up with a body lotion, yes, but you can be reassured that they're not stripping the skin of oils in the first place. 

In regards to the scent, I find that it lingers on the skin for a while, but it will be dulled with the use of a body lotion. It lasts for some time in the bathroom itself though which is lovely, so you can come back a short while later and still smell it. 

The English Soap Company Honey & Camomile
The English Soap Company Honey & Camomile

Overall, I really love these soaps. They are so luxurious and beautifully scented, as well as gorgeously wrapped. These would sit well in any bathroom and they would also be great gifts. I could particularly imagine fragrance fans being fans of these also (saying that as a huge fan of fragrance myself).

If you're not particularly swayed by the sound of the Green Tea or Honey and Camomile varieties, definitely do check out the rest of their range. Everyone is bound to find a scent that they love the sound of and packaging to match the colours and style of their bathroom. As an extra sneaky tip, you can also open the soaps gently on one end and tip it so that the bar slides out. This means that you can then keep the packaging within the shape of the bar if you really love it and keep it in your bathroom for decorative purposes (the paper is just too pretty, okay?!).

You can purchase the soaps from The English Soap Company.

What are your thoughts on these vintage wrapped soaps? Which scent takes your fancy?

Let me know in the comments below! 

Zoe. @Beautifinous

*These products were sent to me as review considerationsHowever, this hasn't in any way affected my review with all thoughts and feelings about the products being 100% my own.

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