Anyone who has read my blog before knows how much I love soap! When I have time I even like to make my own DIY recipes as it’s such a relaxing and calming thing to do and at the end of the process you end up with a succulent little tablet that brightens up your day each time you wash with it…..what’s not to love about that! However I often don’t have the time so I am always on the lookout for new soap brands that catch my eye and today I want to show off my newest discovery: Savon Stories.
They contacted me a few months ago and asked if I would like to test out some their products; the raw carrot bar soap, the normal skin face wash, the renewal concentrate lotion melt and the coconut milk solid shampoo.
Savon Stories are a small family business that make handmade soaps and natural skincare products in England. Their concept and values correspond totally to what I look for in beauty brands; all natural products, organic, cruelty free, vegan and slow cosmetics. Absolutely everything I love! After a few weeks of use I have finally managed to get time to write a review…..so let’s get into it!
Raw Carrot Soap № 5 100% natural, without palm oil and made from cold process. This soap smells wonderfully good, you can already smell the verbena through the packaging. It contains fresh carrots, shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter, castor oil and verbena essential oil making it a very mild soap perfect to moisturize the skin. Personally, I use it for the body as well as for the face and I adore it. It leaves the skin comfortable without any feeling of tightness.
Face Wash Normal Skin I don’t normally use cleaning gels as I find them a bit too aggressive for my skin but I really enjoyed using this one. Made by cold process, it is enriched with carrier oils (coconut, avocado, castor, olive) and essential oils (rose geranium, bergamot, palmarosa). Its texture is a kind of oily gel which isn’t too thick or too fluid. It turns into a fine foam in contact with water and is very pleasant to massage on the face. Once rinsed off there is absolutely no trace of makeup left and I feel that my skin is cleansed and purified without any hint of a tight feeling! There is only one small downside as far as I can see, I wish this lovely glass bottle came with a pump as that would just make it a tiny touch better!
Coconut Milk Solid Shampoo This shampoo is recommended for dry and damaged hair. It is made of coconut milk, carrier oils (coconut, castor), vegetable butters (shea butter, tucuma) and essential oils (ylang ylang, clary sage, incense) to nourish, strengthen and tone the hair without weighing it down. Applying is really easy, after passing under water just rub the solid shampoo on wet hair. It foams well, washes the hair gently and does not dry it out. In addition the scent is very pleasant leaving a sweet smell of ylang ylang on the hair. It’s a shampoo that does its job perfectly well. The only problem is that I find I still need to use a conditioner as without one it is difficult to detangle my hair.
Renewal Concentrate Lotion Melt Last and not least is the body balm perfumed with neroli, lavender and mandarin! Formulated with 5 vegetable butters, kokum, cocoa, shea, mango and seeds of tucuma it is the ideal balm for dry skin. I apply it after showering while my skin is still wet for improved absorption. The balm then melts smoothly and turns into oil. The texture is rich but penetrates very well into the skin and I immediately noticed that my skin felt nourished without leaving a greasy feeling. It leaves the skin soft, silky and perfumed. I love it!
Do you know any of this brands range of products already? What do you think of them?