Last year, I had a revelation… after trying some bars of Herbaria’s natural and hand-made soaps- I discovered that there’s so MUCH more to soap than just the boring and medicinal (not to mention full of chemicals) bars you buy at the local store.
Home made and natural soaps last SO much longer (just be sure to keep them in a self-draining dish), are gentle on your skin, and smell fantabulous!
So with much pleasure, I delved into trying a few bars from Heirloom Soapworks. Heirloom Soaps are all 100% natural.
The Heirloom soaps currently in my shower…
Goat Milk – Honey: This bar is so gentle, feels soft on your skin and makes an amazing facial soap. It’s fragrance free and packed with goat’s milk and shea butter to moisturizer and honey to help cleanse your skin. I had NO breakouts and it even helped clear up the breakout cycle I was in the midst of. This is my favorite bar from Heirloom. Absolutely amazing!
Lemon – Rosemary: Very fragrant citrus bar. The herbal scent is great for a little aromatherapy treat or I actually put mine in the kitchen. The whole room smells yummy now! Perfect moisturizing for body and hands, but I wouldn’t use this on the face due to the lemon and fragrance.
Lavender – Honey: Relaxation in a bar. I really love this one for stressful days and for shaving. The honey seems to help my razor glide over my skin and the added butters keep away bumps and razor burn.
Lemongrass – Honey: Another lovely herbal bar. This one is good for a quick pick-me-up before heading out for the evening or to wake up your senses in the morning. The bubbles are soft and tiny.
Bars I want to try…
Geranium-Citrus: Recommended for those with Eczema or very dry skin. While Heirloom didn’t set out to make this soap solely for Eczema-sufferers, it’s become quite popular as a treatment!
I’m also planning to try the Tea Tree-Oatmeal soap. It’s got tiny bits of Oatmeal for exfoliation and the Tea Tree oil would be great to help combat my breakouts.
Each bar runs $5 and is available on the HeirloomSoapworks.com website.
And if you want another review of Heirloom Soapworks, head over to Mythbuster Beauty. She actually posted her review on the same day I did. Guess we are in sync!
Continue reading for a full ingredient list for those bars I tested…
Goat Milk-Honey Ingredients: Saponified oils of olive, coconut and palm; water, goat milk, shea butter, honey.
Lemon-Rosemary Ingredients: Saponified oils of olive, coconut and palm; water, shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, essential oils.
Lavender-Honey Ingredients: Saponified oils of olive, coconut and palm; water, shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, honey and essential oils.
Lemongrass-Honey Ingredients: Saponified oils of olive, coconut and palm; water, shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, lemongrass essential oil and honey.