Hello everyone, summer is incomplete without some lovely bath products. This is the time of the year to get our hands on some lovely soaps and body washes and pamper ourselves. I told you few days back, how obsessed i am with handmade soaps right now and adding to my collection of handmade soaps is another set of handmade soaps from a brand name “Lilac” who makes wonderful handmade soaps. Their soaps are 100% vegan, not tested on animals and completely handmade. Let us look at two of their amazing soaps in this post:
Price: Shararat: INR 80 for 100g
Soap Mosaic: INR 80 for 100g
Brand evolution (from the website):
What the brand claims: We at Lilac Soaps take immense pride in the quality of our products. We carefully choose highest quality ingredients. Our handmade soaps are better than the rest because we use natural vegetable oils & natural butters.The main oil used in our soap is Olive Oil rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. We add Coconut oil to create fluffy lather & Cocoa and Shea butter for its superior moisturizing abilities and Castor oil for creamy lather formation. We use lye (Sodium Hydroxide) for saponification process to create soaps. However, finished products do not contain lye but the glycerin which is bi-product of the saponification process. Glycerin is a humectant which attracts moisture from the atmosphere and keeps skin hydrated.We scent and color our soaps with essential oils, fragrance oils, natural herbs, mica colorants and Cosmetic Grade FDA approved colors. Essential oils are made from tree, plant, flower, herbs which carry known therapeutic properties alongside their scent.
We quality control small batches of 10 bars at a time and most bars weigh over 130g but because they lose water which may result in reducing the weight in curing process. Slight color differences may occur.We cure our soap for 4-6 weeks before dispatching it to the customer.Luxurious lather of the soap cleanses the skin and also it does not remove its natural and protective oils.We do not use Palm Oil in our soaps to help one step in conserving our environment and prevent climatic changes.Our handmade soaps do not contain any synthetic preservatives or artificial hardeners therefore do not leave soap in standing water when not in use. Do keep soap in a well-draining soap dish. Store unused soap in dark, cool place and never seal it in plastic, it needs to breathe like human! Little care of your handmade soaps would stay longer in your soap case!
My take on the soaps: I was sent two soaps: Shararat and Soap Mosaic, both of them are from limited edition so I am already considering myself lucky, to get my hands on them.
According to their website Shararat is filled with Shararat fragrance oil to add a little mischief in your life.Cocoa butter moisturizes the skin to give the ultimate glow. The soap is pale yellow in color and comes as a square bar. The shape is simple. I wish the soaps came in beautiful shapes. However, the soap is rich in cocoa butter and essential oils like olive oil and castor oil.
Since the soap is free from artificial preservatives, it is safe to use on all skin types. The soap lather well and cleanses thoroughly. It does not strips off oil from skin or make my skin dry. I did not find any distinguishing fragrance for this soap though the brand claims that the soap has mild smell.
Soap Mosaic is made up with merging two different soaps together. Splashing organe, white and yellow color with fresh, uplighting perppermint oil. Its treat head to toe and cleanses your skin beautifully.
So basically it is a two-in-one treat for your skin. I love the color of this soap, it is made up in mosaic pattern by alternating yellow and orange color. This soap has shea butter and peppermint oil to refresh your body.
Though the brand claims that the soap has a strong fragrance but all I could notice was a mild soapy smell. The soap forms a rich lather and cleanses without drying my skin.
Overall, these soaps are good treat to the skin and makes my skin soft and nourished.
Pros: 1. Cleanses well
2. Moisturizes skin
3. Contains essential oils
Cons: 1. The soaps are very simple in shape
2. No fragrance
3. Slightly overpriced
Final Verdict: Recommended!