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I do really love a nice long soak in the Winter (although I no longer own a bath, sob), however in the Summer I’m very much a lukewarm or cold shower kind of girl. In the warmer seasons, I love anything that smells fruity, fresh and invigorating. The thing is, I’ve become pretty stingy when it comes to buying shower products now. I see bottles of soap priced so ridiculously high and I just can’t justify it so I’ve been on the lookout for more affordable options.
I was recently contacted by Shamir from a brand called Bath & Soaps. You may not have heard of this brand before as it’s pretty new but I’m really rooting for it to grow bigger as they have some amazing products. A young couple owns the company as well as raising a toddler at the same time (huge props for that!) and I was delighted that they reached out to me to review some of their goods. They do a wide variety of bath and shower products such as bath bombs, essential oils and soap loafs for very reasonable prices. I’ve come to realise that a lot of similar competing brands seem to be boosting their prices up to extortionate rates to the point that I feel like I’m literally washing my money straight down the plughole. I love supporting smaller businesses and Bath & Soaps are a perfect example as well as being a lot more reasonably priced.
I was really eager to try some of their Artisan soap slices as there’s so many lovely scents to choose from, I felt a bit spoiled for choice. I spotted cinnamon & orange whilst having a browse; I’m definitely keeping it as a mental note for Autumn/Winter time as I think it would be perfect for that season. My eyes immediately jumped to the watermelon scented slice as it’s one of my absolute favourite scents and it has some really vibrant, funky colours going on so I decided I just had to go for it. I also chose the vanilla slice and the Aloe vera slice; I very consistently go for vanilla scented products but I don’t think I’ve ever actually tried anything with Aloe Vera in so I thought I’d give it a whirl.
The Artisan Soap Slices are priced at £4.95 each so they tick my ‘under a fiver’ box. However, I’ve been loving them so much that I’d be tempted to splash out even more for them as they’re so worth the money. These soaps don’t contain parabens or SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate); this is a foaming agent that is found in many shampoos and soaps, however SLS can be quite harsh on your skin if you suffer from skin conditions such as acne or eczema. If this applies to you, these soaps are a great alternative. They also contain vegetable oils which provide many benefits to the skin. They’re emollient so they reduce your skin’s barrier capacity, allowing more moisturising ingredients to penetrate your skin.
The watermelon and vanilla slices both contain coconut oil which helps to moisturise and protect your skin, perfect for Summer as it’s always sensible to get as much protection as you can for your skin during the warmer weather. The Aloe vera slice targets more sensitive skin with its soothing properties which is perfect for me as my legs are prone to sensitivity, particularly after shaving. Overall, I’ve been really loving using all three of these soap slices so far. They all honestly smell absolutely incredible and I always feel silky smooth after using them.
If soap slices aren’t really your thing, there’s plenty of other bath and shower products to choose from. If you’re more of a bath bomb lover, there’s a huge range of scents from grande latte to baby powder. Some of their bath bombs contain salts that target different things such as stress, period pains and cold and flu symptoms which I think is such a great idea. They also do bath bomb souffles which I think look particularly cool, if I owned a bath I’d definitely go for the orangeade one. The products that make me most sad about not having a bath in my home is the Just Desserts range, I’m such a sucker for anything sweet scented so fragrances like angel delight and banoffee pie are right up my street. I’m hoping that they might extend these scents to the Artisan soap slices in the future so that I can try them out in the shower (hint, hint).
If you are interested in purchasing some goodies from Bath & Soaps, you can use my discount code for 10% off your purchase. Just use the code AH10 during checkout!
What would you like to try out most from Bath & Soaps?