Product Type: The Body Shop Bath / Shower
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What a lemon treat!
Body Shop Sweet Lemon Soap
Member Name: Jojoborne
Body Shop Sweet Lemon Soap
Advantages: Lovely fresh smelling and invigorating soap
Disadvantages: Could last longer
The Body Shop Sweet Lemon soap
My girlfriend got me a little variety basket of soaps which she made up herself from various soaps from Body Shop and Lush amongst other places and one of the soaps in the basket was a lemon soap from Body Shop.
The bar is lightly smaller than your average soap bar and is not intended as a long usage product. It is more of a 'pamper yourself once or twice kind of bar. The way I use soap there wasn't much of it left after the first use as I like to get up a really good lather and a good second covering of my body after rinsing off the initial lather.
The bar is shrink wrapped in thin cellophane, which is easy to remove and you don't find yourself with soap stuck under your nails after minutes of hacking away at the wrapper. The bar feels quite soft compared to a lot of bars and you can tell that it is only meant as a novelty rather than a specialised product. However, as with most Body Shop products the quality is still great for what you are actually paying for and ending up with. The Body Shop logo is carved into the bar more for cause than effect.
As many of you will know by now I love having lovely natural smells in my bathroom and fruity soap or shampoo/conditioner is one of my favourite aromas. This bar of lemon soap is absolutely gorgeous on the old nostrils. The lemon really comes through and is well evident as soon as you wet the bar. As I already mentioned, I love a good lather and this bar didn't disappoint on that score. It built up rather nicely and I could happily just sit there and take in the scent for minutes on end.
The bar is not that big so once it becomes wet it can be a tricky little bugger to keep hold of but I can forgive it that as it smells so damn good. It is oval in shape, which is a relief because if it was circular it would be even more difficult to hold. You know how fresh lemon can smell and you really get that lovely citrus fragrance filling the room and the aroma lasts for a good while. Even when the soap has dried it fills the bathroom with that fresh citrus smell just by sitting in there.
I found the bar to be quite pleasing in every way and I also felt that I got a good clean from it. I wouldn't say that it had any moisturising properties as such but it did leave my skin feeling cleansed and the smell of the bathroom afterwards really was delightful. Even though it didn't really moisturise my skin it did leave me feeling invigorated and totally refreshed.
The only disappointing thing for me, and it is not a biggy, was that it wouldn't really give me much of a second use as there wasn't much of it left after two good coverage's of my body, but as I mentioned earlier on in the review I don't think it is meant as a lasting product and is relatively cheap, so buying another one would not really be a massive problem. For the more conservative of soap users out there it would probably last a while longer.
The bar over here in Holland costs three euros and I believe it is two pounds in the UK. So it is not too bad a price if you like treating yourself now and again on the simple things in life. You can also pick up lots of other fruity flavours, which I intend to do. I have some in the basket, which I will no doubt review as well. I can't wait to smell the bathroom up with lovely smelling fruit soap from The Body Shop and I will definitely be repurchasing this lovely little yellow bar of zingy wonderment.
Summary: Lovely fresh smelling and invigorating soap from Body Shop