Warm, comforting, yet undeniably exotic - that's the sun-filled scent of patchouli and red sandalwood packed into this rich and alluring soap. It's not just easy on the nose too: the patchouli and sandalwood blend has antibacterial properties and helps maintain great skin.
Brand Story: These soap bars are made in the UK by Friendly Soap - a company with an extraordinary ethos! Their ranges contain no animal products or by-products and have never been tested on animals, which has allowed them to earn a registration with Cruelty free International and The Vegan Society. Their soap is totally biodegradable and free from by-products too, so there’s literally no waste, plus they are free from palm oil, SLS and parabens!
Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, water, shea butter, patchouli essential oils, sandalwood powder.
Friendly Patchouli & Sandalwood Soap Bar
Soap bars can be a plastic free swap for a number of different products used around the house - hand soap, shower gel and face cleanser to name a few.
The packaging used for these soap bars is made from 100% recycled materials and is recyclable too.
Shower gel and hand soap come in varying forms and price ranges so it's quite difficult to compare this to the 'norm'. Some people use shower gels that are on offer for £1 a bottle, whilst others use the £5.50 bottles from Body Shop or something even more expensive than that. As bar soap tends to last longer than bottles (as long as they are well cared for), £2.20 for a bar seems to fit well into the 'norm' bracket.
I have used a couple of the fragrances of the Friendly soaps as an alternative to shower gel and I love all of them for different reasons. The soaps all seem to work the same, it is just down to personal preference on fragrance.
Some other soap bars have left my skin feeling waxy after use, but I didn't experience this with the Friendly bars. I found the bar to last a couple of months for use in the shower, just make sure that the bar isn't sat in water to keep it from going to waste.
My rating: 9/10