Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Ever heard of Vegetable Soap?

Hello there,


Soil Kenyan Shea Butter and Kalyan Neroli Patchouli Natural Cleansing Bar


How you doing? lol, I can't help but think about Wendy Williams when I say that. I hope the week has been blessing you.

So I bought a natural soap(am I allowed to say that?), handmade soap, yes a handmade soap, I checked,it is natural. Initially I was out to buy the African Black soap and then I stumbled upon this lovely smelling block and it was priced very well so I thought to myself how about we start here first.

I had read countless times that African Black soap can be drying to the skin and I am trying so greatly to avoid that as my skin gets dry quickly, but still curious enough to try a handmade soap hence I opted for that option. This soap smells amazing( I love Patchouli!). I have read as well that the black soap helps with eczema but just to be on the safe side I am trying this one out.

Here is my verdict thus far.
I am not sure what colour is that
  • I have used this for over a week and cannot get over the smell. It is very strong and woody. I cannot explain any further. Go to your nearest natural health store and find patchouli essential oil, have a sniff at it and you will get an idea.
  • The soap is made up of vegetables oils(mmmh yes) and it is handcrafted, it says on the package 'a natural vegetable oil  soap' and on the website they mention that it is handcrafted. 
  • The oils are olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and castor oil and various essential oils. I have Neroli & Patchouli fragrance. It also contains distilled water and lye.
  • It is very square lol, you gonna have to smooth the edges out with usage.
  • It has a creamy texture to it and colour.
  • It is wrapped in recycled paper , extra brownie points!
  • It has no preservatives, artificial fragrances, parabens and no animal fat.
  • It comes with instructions on how to care for the soap and they add that "As our soap contains no preservatives and no artificial fragrances or parabens, discoloration and dissipation of fragrance may occur if left unused for an unusually long length of time". I am glad they had the instruction because I was nervous that it is going to melt in a week.

I love the way it lathers, I was not expecting it to lather because I have not used a vegetable soap before, so that was a pleasant surprise. I have only been using it on my face and it does not dry it out. I don't pat my face dry after I wash it, I just rinse and let it air dry.
I could not keep still , my hands shake.
I have also used it as a shampoo bar, once! And I can safely say I am keeping this soap. My scalp was clean and the roots of my hair did not dry out, as I have observed that is what usually happens when I wash my hair with any shampoo. I will try to do a pictorial(picture tutorial) for you to show you how I achieved this. By the way I bought the soap at Simply Natural in Canal walk for R23.50.

I took to their website and saw that they have soaps for sensitive skin as well, which I will be trying soon. I am sharing this with you because I have always wanted soap with a few ingredients that I recognise and use daily. I use all those oils for my skin and hair. If you are interested here is their website kaylanherbal.


I also use this on my daughter's skin and hair.

There is nothing new about shea butter that I am going to share with you that you have not heard, but I am happy about this discovery and I think someone out there will be too. I have problematic skin -blemishes, eczema(apparently!),blackheads- to name a few, I have an oily skin that prefers oils than something drying(claps once!).
I have recently started using shea butter again on my face and I have noticed that my dark circles around my eyes are going away, my face has evened out to an extent and hopefully using it in conjunction with the soap it will get better with time. It just makes me very shiny though, I should have stuck to this in winter but oh well! I also bought this product from Simply Natural for R78.oo 100ml.

I am still going to buy the African black soap and see for myself. Here is to living naturally!

Until next post, God bless

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