Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Review: Simply Soap

I was so pleasantly surprised when Carol Ochs of Simply Soap sent me these. Can you believe how beautiful it all is? The packaging is great. Simple. Colorful. The paper was so well printed I even squinted to see pixels or something, but it was seamless and the artwork was so nicely done.
Three bars from the Wild Faerie Soap Collection

Two triangle hunks from the Rustic Soap Collection

Rustic wedge-chunk soaps are cut into large triangle chunks - made in the tradition of Old European soapmaking....100% natural, and made with 100% Certified Organic virgin African shea butter! Notice that this block is made of 2 large triangles.

I have been using the Wylde Jasmine & Orange Blossom Faerie Soap for the last few days and the overall experience has been lovely. The soap itself is stunning to look at, but when I take the paper of rub it on in the wetness of my shower, it performs like a trooper. Scent was balanced, sweet and soft like the outdoors and the lather was what you'd expect from a soap that has come from a woman making soaps since 1994. That is a long darn time ago.

The soap is a dream.

She also makes artwork (Wild Oaks Art) which is used on the soap wraps and sent my daughter a bookmark with this image on it. Nina flipped! "Oh, mommy, she is so beautiful! This is for me??" My daughter reads about a novel or more per week and the bookmark is constantly found throughout the house where she has been reading.

Thank you, Carol, for a truly wonderful soapy experience!!


Anonymous said...

hi, have a look at these brazilian soap hand made Peter Paiva.

Missy said...


I'm glad i found your blog, it's great. I got the soapmaking bug recently and want to learn it so bad. I got a resource on Ebay for supplies (a/k/a cheap) and am looking into soapmaking resources.
I just need to find the time for it all.

Any tips for me?


Missy said...
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Missy said...

p.s. i subscribed to the blog.

Joanna Schmidt said...

Hi Missy,

Read as much as you can. That is how I started Product Body. Research was like my crack.

"Teach Soap" is a good resource(listed under 'soap related sites' on this blog). Use protection and make tons o' soap! Send me some when you are ready to have me review. If I hate it, my review will be constructive and private..... :) If I love it, it gets you "out there".

Keep in touch!!

Joanna Schmidt said...

Thank you, Missy.