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Lush Figs and Leaves Soap
Member Name: elemental
Lush Figs and Leaves Soap
Date: 25/02/09, updated on 26/02/09 (208 review reads)
Advantages: Cleans, exfoliates, smells great
I always like trying out new soaps, even more so if they have a lot of natural ingredients in them. I had a bar of Figs and Leaves in my gift box and I couldn't wait to see whether it would be better than my normal soap.
£2.79 for 100g
What's in it?
For those that are new to Lush, their soaps are handmade, full of natural
products and most of them are suitable for vegetarians and vegans to use.
Figs and Leaves is jam packed with lots of goodies that are soft, cleansing
and moisturising for your skin. A few of the ingredients in this one are coconut oil, ylang ylang, aloe vera and orange blossom, to name a few.
For a full list of ingredients check the Lush website www.lush.co.uk.
Every time I opened my gift box I couldn't resist in prodding the soap, I know I am a little strange, but I was just amazed that this soap was squishy even though it retained its solid form. It is like a more solid form of play dough but much better smelling!
The soap is in a rectangular shape. It is a light beige brown pastel colour with little dark brown flecks. Some of the figs and leaves soaps come with leaves on the top but I didn't have any on mine, and to be honest I was quite glad about that, as I don't really think they would have added to my experience.
I jumped in the shower and grabbed my bar and stared rubbing it over
my arms. The first thing I noticed about the soap is that it doesn't lather up loads, it lathers up a little and the lather is a creamy brown colour, this has a milky constancy to it. I wasn't sure at this point whether it was really going to clean my skin due to the lack of lather. The little bits in the soap which are fig seeds, started to gently exfoliate my skin without scratching or irritating it.
The smell reminds me of an autumnal day, it is really fresh and uplifting yet it is not overpowering. It has a orangey floral aroma with an earthy base to it, and it makes me feel really alert. I would say it is quite a unisex smell, so great for women and men.
It rinses off fine, doesn't leave any residue on my skin, and I feel really clean after using it. I think it is even better than my normal soap. My skin is left feeling lovely and smooth, I don't need to use a moisturiser afterwards because my skin already feels baby soft and supple, not tight or dried out in any way. I can still smell the aromas very lightly on my skin and this usually lasts a few hours, because it is such a light smell it doesn't interfere with any of my perfumes, which is another plus for me.
Due to the size of the soap, and because I was starting to fall in love with the lovely fresh scents, I decided to slice a bit off to use as a hand soap. Consequently whenever I wash my hands with this soap, I keep sniffing them (ok I admit it, yes I am sniffing them as I write this as well), which of course looks a little weird in public, so I have had to curb this to indoor use only! Strangely my cats are great fans of this soap too, whenever I use
it they are all over me and licking my hands, which makes me think it has cat nip in it!
I think the price is very reasonable. I have had mine for just under a month
and I still have loads of the main bar left. As soon as I run out I will be
straight down Lush and buying this again, with a few other goodies of course lol.
Summary: If you want a new experience using soap, go and buy this today