I am really digging artisan soaps these days. I was on a big shower gel kick for a while, but now I can’t seem to get enough of these big, beautiful artisan soap bars. So many options, and they all look so cool! Soapcreek Company is a great place to shop for artisan soaps. They have over 20 kinds available, each made with the best ingredients and done with an artistic flair. In fact, at Soapcreek everything is made by hand without any synthetic fragrances, dyes or harsh chemicals and their packaging is all from renewable sources.
Soapcreek Company‘s artisan soaps are hand mixed and poured. These soaps are more expensive than the typical bar soap you find at the store, and they are worth every penny. Soapcreek doesn’t remove the glycerin from their food grade oils before making their soap, which is something that happens in the modern soap making businesses. Retaining this glycerin makes Soapcreek’s artisan soaps even richer and better for your skin. They also use olive, coconut, and ricebran oils which make for an amazing lather. With their rich, moisturizing formulas, thick lather, and essential oils for aromatherapy, Soapcreek soaps are an incredible bathing experience.
Right now I count 21 varieties of artisan soap on Soapcreek Company’s website, and they are all on sale! Normally a bar is $9.99, but right now they are just $7.99. I previously reviewed the Lime Splice and Lavender Honey soaps, and today I have three more of these big beauties: Bourbon Vanilla, Rosemary Mint, and Jamaican Creme.
The Bourbon Vanilla Artisan Soap is part of the Bourbon Vanilla Collection, which has six different body products. The soap is a luxurious looking bar, a deep brown crowned with a creamy top. The ingredients include Tussah Silk Fiber, an ingredient that skin just loves. It is instrumental in creating a thick, lush lather, and it makes skin feel incredibly soft. And no worried about where the silk comes from – it’s collected from the cocoons that silk worms leave behind after they have emerged, and the process is cruelty-free.
Other ingredients include milk, a great skin soother and brightener, and vanilla bean which is an exfoliant. The essential oil in the Bourbon Vanilla soap is Balsam Peru, a great choice since it naturally smells like sweet vanilla with a hint of cinnamon. The Bourbon Vanilla Artisan Soap is a fabulous gentle exfoliating soap that works for sensitive skin. It’s a good soap to use if you are stuffed up, and it is especially good on irritated, chapped skin. Emotionally, the aromatherapy from the Balsam Peru helps calm you down, soothing frayed nerves and helping you find a comfortable peace within.
While the Bourbon Vanilla Soap is an exfoliating soap with a yummy, warm scent, the Rosemary Mint Artisan Soap is also exfoliating, but it has a bright, refreshing scent. This is a sublime green bar whose scent comes from the mint leaf, which does a lot for skin. It helps tighten up pores, and it is an excellent hydrator so it makes skin smooth and soft. Mint leaf also has lots of antioxidants, so it’s a terrific anti-ager.
The other ingredients are just interesting. The Rosemary Mint Soap contains hempseed oil, which contributes a ton to the effectiveness of the soap. It has emollient properties so it helps moisturize the skin, minimizing wrinkles by keeping skin plump and happy. Like mint leaf, hemp oil has lots of antioxidants, like GLA and vitamins A, C, and E. The lather is lush and fluffy, and the scent of the peppermint makes this bar a wonderfully relaxing experience.
The Jamaican Creme Artisan Soap is, no doubt, the coolest soap I’ve ever tried. Like the Bourbon Vanilla Soap and Rosemary Mint, this is an exfoliating bar – but it has very different purpose in terms of exfoliation. This isn’t a bar to keep in the shower or even next to the sink in the bathroom. You want it in the kitchen, because it neutralizes odors like onion, garlic, and fish.
However be careful! We store edible things in the kitchen, and the Jamaican Creme soap bar looks so delicious someone might accidentally try to eat it. It is a dark chocolate brown with a creamy vanilla colored top. The ingredients make this bar the perfect solution for cleaning hands after cooking. The coffee inside naturally neutralizes onion, garlic, and fish odors from your hands. The bar has a pleasant scrubby feel, and it smells wonderful, like coffee, vanilla, and spice.
Jamaican Creme has Balsam Peru essential oil which is great for sensitive, irritated skin, plus it has Cassia essential oil which is an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. The lather is beautiful – it looks like a wonderful foamy latte from a coffee shop!
I love these soaps! I know you will too – and there are 20 more types to choose from with all different kinds of purposes, like Lightning Mist for shaving and Blondewood for major hydration. Go to www.soapcreek.com and have a look! – Lisa
Bourbon Vanilla Soap: Saponified Oils of Coconut, Rice Bran, Olive, Palm, and Castor, Milk, Vanilla, Peru Balsam, and Benzoin Essential Oils, Tussah Silk, Vanilla Bean, Mineral Colorant.
Rosemary Mint Soap: Saponified Oils of Coconut, Rice Bran, Olive, Palm, Castor, and Hempseed Oil, Rosemary, Peppermint, and Spearmint Essential Oils, Mint Leaf, Mineral Colorant.
Jamaican Creme Soap: Saponified Oils of Coconut, Rice Bran, Olive, Palm, and Castor, Coffee, Balsam Peru, Cassia, Bitter Almond Essential Oils, Mineral Colorant.
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