I received a bar of coconut whipped soap from Nikki of Raven Moon Soap. I have a thing about coconut. I think it is one of the finest smells on the planet. My all time favorite scent, but as a body products maker (is that what I am?) I have tried coconut fragrance oil from umpteen suppliers and haven't found a coconut scent that actually smells like coconut. The bar didn't really smell like true coconut but lightly sweet and soothing, nonetheless.
So the other day, I get in the shower and open her soap from the plastic shrink wrap. The color was a soothing light brown with a pinkish brown top, lightly scented and clearly whipped. With whipped soaps, there is a "fluffier" look to the bar which I find to be so appealing to look at. I am a very visual person, so looks matter when it comes to soap, but it is only one part of the whole experience obviously. Then there is slip, suds, shaving abilities and scent....the 4 S's.
I took the whipped soap under the water and there was instant lather, big and full bodied. Ooooooh. It felt great, the slip action was perfect so I slid it down my legs in hopes that this could be a good soap for my legs. If you don't already know about my leg issues, I'll share. My legs are so so sensitive and shaving or choosing not to shave (having stubble) has a tendency to irritate my entire lower legs so badly, I start scratching out of control, then my legs welt and then finally, I look as though I am a 9 year old who climbs trees all day. It's just not a pretty sight.
I hate shaving cream smells, so I use soap to shave, always. Otherwise, I would be hairy like a beast and my husband would be bummed out.
So back to the soap. I went to use it for shaving my lower legs and right away I knew there would be plenty of lather to make the shaving experience a nice one, but then there is the after shave dryness/irritation that can often occur after a soap shave. Not this one. This whipped soap performed so well I think this will be my staple shave soap. It was moisturizing enough that when I completely dried off and got dressed, but legs didn't feel tight and dried up. I suggest to anyone who has lower legs shaving issues, like myself, should definitely pick up a bar of this for shaving.
This was a great all around good soap, for the body, face and shaving. Bravo Nikki!
Nikki also makes cupcake and cake soaps for the holidays. Don't they look good enough to eat??