I previously tried both the natural soap and liquid soap in Orange Spice. I loved the smell of the Orange Spice in the bar soap, but I thought it was a little too strong of a scent in the liquid soap. Both soaps lathered really nicely, and I love the way they left my hands feeling.
This time I decided to order a bar of Lavender Oatmeal Moisture Rich Natural Soap with oatmeal and essential oil of lavender. The 3.5 oz bar cost $3.75.
Hibiscus City Soap Co.'s description:
This soap has the wonderful scent of lavender coupled with the humectant and exfoliating properties of oatmeal. Crushed oatmeal is found throughout the bar and on one side providing a good scrubbing surface. Works great as a foot scrub.This soap smells wonderful! It's looks just as awesome, but how does it work? One use of this stuff had my hands feeling really great.
Ingredients: Palm oil, coconut oil, hemp seed oil, olive oil, sodium hydrodxide, distilled water, essential oils, oats.
The crushed oatmeal on the one side of the bar wasn't what I expected. I could see how it's expected to be a good scrubbing surface, but most of it flaked off when I was trying to pull the soap out of the cardboard packaging. Most of it what was left came off with one use.
Other than that I still think it's a great soap. It lathers nicely, and it moisturized my hands without leaving them with an oily feeling like a lot of other soaps I've tried.
I also received a ton of free samples, so this order was well worth it. Included in the shipping box was a sample of natural liquid soap in "Rosie" as well as three samples of moisture rich natural bar soap in "Ginger Lime", "Daily Grind", and Orange Spice.
I already know I'll love the Orange Spice. The only reason I didn't order another bar of the Orange Spice is because it's currently out of stock.
Informal Critique's Rating?
Overall this is a great handmade all natural soap, and the flaking of the oatmeal wasn't enough to turn me away from it. I definitely have to give Hibiscus City Soap Co. .