Thursday, August 19, 2010

One Hand Washes The Other - Soap Review

Becca is the creator and Soaper Extraordinaire of OHWTO and there is much to admire. I first heard of her company when I saw a review of her soap, lip tint and solid scents reviewed on
Gothique. Grey spoke highly of Becca's creations and gave her experience 5 out of 5 stars which is a big deal over on that blog. Also, everything she makes is vegan. Big plus in this industry.

"...a tropical, heady blend where cracked coconuts and fresh limes dance amongst swirls of dark musky woods, hint of vanilla, and a sprinkle of powder."

I really liked this bar a lot! Not only was it beautiful to look at, but it was super bubbly and smelled fresh and clean. When I sniff the soap, to me, it smells like really high quality soap and then I look at the description of the scent, I pick up the bar and close my eyes, I absolutely smell it all. Perhaps, this soap is perfect for the scent-sensitive. Again, I love this bar and it's scent. I wanted it to smell stronger, for me, but it was what it was and sometimes, light is good! The mixture of fragrances are really nice. She does sell Desolation Angel in perfume oil. I'd be curious to try the stronger version of it. :)

"...this smoky, sexy and sophisticated fragrance is reminiscent of roasted tea leaves with strong overtones of tobacco. With surprising top notes of Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon and Southern Orange, the blend winds down with Black Tea Leaves, Star Jasmine, White Cedarwood, Amber Crystal and a rich musk."

This is no ordinary tea. This isn't tea with the Queen, laddy. This is tea in a dark smoky lounge, perhaps while telling secrets on a velvet couch. Oh, I like this one very much. It's bold. It's smoky, and has a lot going on but the fragrances flow smoothly together. I can describe it like getting on a roller coaster you thought would be the Dr.Suess ride, but it turned out to be the Spiderman ride. AND, you had way more fun and it made so much more sense, no matter how much darker it was. Know what I mean? This bar was such a delight to bathe with and it lathered tremendously. I almost didn't want to leave the shower. Isn't that the perfect bar? One where you don't want to stop bathing? ;)

Becca is a lovely woman and she makes really nice soap. Really conditioning. She uses coconut milk, which I have yet to try. (I must, I know!) I am eager to browse her Etsy shop and add a few things to my cart.

I thank you, Becca for sending me your lovelies and I hope your business flies to the sky!

xoxo Joanna


LongLeafSoaps said...

Nice review Joanna, sounds like you might be feeling a little better I hope :o) I love the Spiderman ride analogy, which I am sure is upholstered in deep red velvet to be sure...

Amy Warden said...

I love hearing about unique fragrances - these sounds fabulous!!