Wednesday, July 8, 2009

It's Bath Time

If you have ever purchased products from Karen's Body Beautiful one thing that you will likely remember is the delicious fragrance of her products. I was eager to try her 5oz natural soaps because they are handmade and free of all harmful ingredients. Just take a minute to read the ingredient list:
Ingredients-Purified Water, Saponified Coconut and Safflower Oils, Aloe Vera and Fragrance and/or Essential Oil. Wonderful right? Now to top things off you can order your soap in any of the scents that you may love from Karen's famous hair milk and conditioners.
The issue that I faced is that the soaps have a scent that overpowers the scent you ordered. I don't know if it's all the oils in the soap or other factors that come into play when you make soaps but let's just say my coco lime didn't smell like coco lime. You get the slightest whiff of the scent you ordered and the rest smells like some unidentifiable oil.
However, if you are not too concerned with the scent have no fear because this product lathers really well and it leaves your skin feeling really soft. For a mere $6.00 price tag, I think it was soap worth trying so I am not disappointed that I made this purchase. And I should note that the size of the soap is bigger than your standard soap size bar from Lush and it's less expensive! The bar is also long lasting so you don't have to worry about it melting away after a few showers.
Final Decision- It just so happens that I am a fanatic when it comes to scents so the fact that the soaps are not as strongly scented as her hair milk and conditioners is a factor for me. Again I must say that the way it makes my skin feel is a huge selling point so I am on the fence at the moment. I will try out soaps from other companies until I find my perfect natural soap but at this moment I don't think I will repurchase these soaps.
Sidenote- When I read the reviewes on the KBB site (there were two comments at the time) one person said that the soap has helped with her ezcema so that's great!


Lemoi said...

Have you tired Chagrin Valley soaps? They are HUGE, wonderful smelling and filled with natural goodness. KB soaps are nice, but since you're on a quest try chagrin (if you haven't already) Keep the post coming, I look forward to your reviews.

antithesis said...

i do like that size and price compared to lush.

Amina said...

usually,the scents are strong but the latest soap i got don't smell honey oatmeal

B said...

I can not wait to try these out. Amina is forever ravin' about them. I don't know what I'm waitin' on. HA!

Anonymous said...

Wow! These soaps don't look anything like the soaps pictured on Karen's website....the soaps on the site look pretty but these....not so much!

Tami said...

Once you find your perfect soap let me know.