This item was provided to me free of charge for my honest review
You probably already know that I like citrus scents as part of my nail care routine, so this is perfect. When I was asked to select a Babylon Tree Shea Butter Soap for review, it was an easy choice.
Litsea Cubeba and Bergamot
Bergamot is a familiar scent (part of my favourite Earl Grey tea!) and is an Orange that is green like a lime. Litsea Cubeba was completely new to me though…
Also known as May Chang, it’s grown in southeast Asia, and a lemony essential oil is extracted from the fruit. Perfect for soap making apparently.
The soap arrived in a neat little box, which will fit through the narrowest of letterboxes, and it was nestled in a handful of straw. Reflecting the natural ethos of Babylon Tree, the packaging and unfussy typeface feature on the cardboard sleeve around the bar.
I had a bit of a problem getting the sleeve off without ripping it (spoiler: I didn’t), but it revealed a pretty bar of soap, with a yellow, clouded face.
Citrus bar soap
I’ve been testing this soap as part of my nail routine. Because it’s a natural product, you won’t get lots of foam as you use it, but it cleans nicely and leaves a fresh, citrus scent.
It’s quite a firm bar, so I don’t think it will melt away quickly. I really appreciate the added Shea butter, because I have dry skin and like the moisturising qualities of Shea.
Babylon Tree Shea Butter Soap
Babylon Tree offer a range of natural, vegan, artisan soaps all priced at £4.25, and 10ml bottles of essential oil priced between £3.99 and £4.59.
Along with lemony scents, I love sandalwood, so the white musk and sandalwood soap would be perfect for me too.
What’s your favourite scent for handcare products? Let me know in the comments below!
October 29, 2017
This sounds lovely! Vanilla, chocolate and raspberry are the first scents that come to mind as my favourites
October 30, 2017
Vanilla is so comforting isn’t it!