soapNskin: A Little Bit of Luxury

Saturday, 11 March 2017

We all like a little treat and as a mum it can be even more important as we work pretty damn hard!

A treat can be anything from watching your favourite programme uninterrupted, or drinking a cup of tea that is still hot! That used to be the case for me, that was until I discovered SoapNSkin in a recent Pink Parcel delivery.

SoapNSkin is a company created by lifelong friends, Samar & Rabia, who create all of their natural products by hand in micro batches in their very own kitchens and are crafted and bottled by hand with love and an attention to detail.

You may have seen my mention of them:

It was safe to say that I loved their bath salts. I even ordered some extra pots as soon as they became available!

So I felt very excited when I was able to review SoapNSkin's Lavender and Lime with Calendular  Oil Wash Bag Gift Set.

As soon as I opened my parcel, I could smell the lovely and uplifting scent, but it wasn't overpowering.

What I noticed and was very impressed with was the attention to detail. Not only in the packaging, but even with the wash bag. It could easily have been just a plain inside, but it wasn't.

If this is what the washbag was like, I couldn't wait to see what the gift set was like! 
I didn't have to wait long. My very lovely husband ran me a nice hot bath, (with the aforementioned bath salts), put fresh towels out and let me have some 'me time'. Who was I to say no?!
After my very relaxing bath, I also tested the shampoo this morning in the shower. I wasn't sure what to expect as my hair is very thick and has quite a bit of red in it so it can have a bit of a life of its own when it's dry.
Well, I can honestly say that I was very pleasantly surprised. After a long time of drying it (it can take over a day to dry naturally!) my hair was soft and slightly manageable, which doesn't sound very good, but it is amazing! My hair usually looks like I've wandered through a hedge and that's AFTER I've brushed it!
What I especially liked was the scent that was left. Every time my hair brushed across my face, (which is quite often as I don't put it up very often), I had a lovely reminder of the relaxing bath and shower that I had. It was almost like I was enjoying 'me time' again, even though I was knee deep in clean washing that desperately needed ironing.
My experience of SoapNSkin was one of relaxation and luxury. Even when I was having a shower with Dot trying to talk to me throughout, I still felt relaxed and pampered!
Now the good news for all of you is that you too can get your hands on one of these gorgeous SoapNSkin Gift Sets, which are on offer at only £26.95 each.
They are available in 4 different scents and all of them come in their own wash bag:
Neroli & Patchouli with Jojoba Oil
Honey & Oat with Manuka Essential Oil
Rose & Sandalwood with Neem Oil
Lavender & Lime with Calendula Oil
They really are perfect as a gift for Mother's Day or as a treat for yourself.
On their website, Samar and Rabia say,
"We know it sounds like a cliché, and we know a lot of people will say that we can’t be both luxurious and affordable, but we are striving to change their minds."
I can honestly say, hand on heart, they have changed my mind and they now have a regular customer :)
You can find these Gift Sets and more on the SoapNSkin website, SoapNSkin can also be found on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
I was given a Lavender & Lime with Calendula Oil Gift Set in return for my honest opinion.