I’m not normally a soap girl, with the traditional/ old concept of “soaps = drying”. I know the industry has moved along very well from there, and I was glad I had a chance to confirm that for myself.
I was sent two soaps from Wembe Amazonian Soul for review. What the company says about their products – “Organic, Vegan, Earth-friendly and Wild” – got me big time.
This is the Seaweed Cleansing blend, detoxing and relaxing, 3oz, $8.50.
According to the site, the blend combines salt, seaweed and essential oils. I normally count on seaweed to clear out impurities on my skin, and this isn’t any exception. My face feels clean and moisturized, ready for the next skin care product to be applied. I normally use this soap on those tiring nights that I just want to collapse and sleep.
The soap is supposed to have a salt scent, to me it smells more like a herbal blend, refreshing but doesn’t last long.
Ingredients: Vegetable essential oils, Cupassu butter (Theobroma grandiflorum), organic vegetable dye (Indigofora Tinctorea), Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Sodium Salts from Vegetable Oils, Seaweed (Porphyra yezoensis), Seaweed (Porphyra yezoensis).
On the package, the ingredients are listed in a different order – Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Oleate, Salt (Sodium Chloride), Jojoba Oil, Glycerin, Sugar, Seaweed extract, Seaweed (Porphyra Yezoensis), Cupassu Butter (Theobroma Grandiflorum), Organic Vegetable dyes (Indigofora Tinctorea), Essential Vegetable oils.
The next bar is the Citric Blending blend, antioxidant and purifying, 3oz, $7.50.
Also contains the essential oils of all citric fruits, the blend has orange and lemon juice freshly squeezed with their skins. Quite a way to energize your skin in the morning, which is exactly what I do those days when I have to drag myself out of bed, which is quite often.
Ingredients: Lemon juice, Vegetable Clay, Cupassu butter (Theobroma grandiflorum), Sodium Salts from Vegetable Oils, orange (Citrusrantium).
On the package: Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Oleate, Glycerin, Sugar, Cupassu Butter (Theobroma Grandiflorum), Lemon (Citrus Lemon), Orange (Citrusrantium), Essential Vegetable oils.
Both of these soaps are listed under Moisturizing blend category, and based on how they perform on my face, they prove the old concept of mine wrong. And what could be better than knowing that the soaps are green and bring you “a rain forest in the shower”. Soaps don’t have to be boring and bad anymore.
I like the option of having different soaps for different purposes and uses. There are tons of options on the site for you to browse. For now, the site is designed to serve US and Canadian customers.
All I need now is a beautiful soap dish with multiple compartment to store these in. They are quite decorating pieces. Be sure to check out their blog and twitter for more product info and promotions.