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I am a great fan of shopping locally and supporting local small businesses, The Soap Kitchen fits that bill. Formed in 2000 they have established themselves as a leading manufacturer and ingredient stockist in the soap, toiletry and candle making crafts. They are a family owned company which made the leap in 2014 from a shop in Torrington to a 7500sq ft warehouse in Bideford, Devon. As we spend a lot of time in the West Country I was keen to show my support.
The product that sparked my interest was The Soap Kitchen Foaming Wash, using pure and natural ingredients, this wash doubles up as a hand wash, facial wash or a body wash in the shower or poured into a running bath. There is an enticing range of scents, each one made of complementary fragrances. I opted to try the Clementine and Prosecco.
The first thing I will tell you is WOW! The fragrance hits you as soon as you open the lid, but in a really nice way. There is nothing synthetic or fake about the scent, it smells of gorgeous fresh clementines, with a hint of something in the background. As soon as I smelt it I thought I just had to smell some of the other fragrances on offer.
I tried this product in the bath first, the bottle was quite stiff so the product came out fairly slowly, I poured it under running water and watched the bubbles. I only used a small amount and it foamed really nicely, a little definitely went a long way! The bubbles stayed in the bath for the entire duration (and I like long baths) not disappearing like cheaper bubble baths often do. The scent fragranced the bathroom too so it was a lovely sensory experience.
Since then I have tried the Foaming Wash as a hand wash and a shower gel and it performed well each time, the smell also lingers on the skin for a while afterwards, which is really not a problem when it smells so nice. I am definitely a fan and I’m looking forward to trying some of the other scents available, these include:
Pure and Natural
Peony and Pomegranate
Orange and Neroli
Gooseberry and Elderflower
Lavender and Snowberry
They often have special offers and if you sign up to the mailing list you can get a discount on your first order so check them out and see how good these are for yourselves. You can find them here
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