Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Pink North Pole Soap
Member Name: catsholiday
Lush Pink North Pole Soap
Date: 22/01/13, updated on 15/02/13 (43 review reads)
Advantages: Creamy choc minty soap with luxurious lather
Disadvantages: Expensive at full price
Lush North Pole soap
"This one is pole position to be minty favourite this Christmas" is tha tagline for this on the Lush website.
Lush as most people know is a company that make different toiletries and are firmly committed to creating eco friendly products. They are vehemently against animal testing and try to buy Fair trade ingredients and use natural ingredients where they can.
I love Lush as I really support their views re animal testing and find the staff in the shops to be enthusiastic, well informed and so keen to share the benefits and excitements of their products with you and they are NEVER pushy.
Every celebration is an excuse to create new fun products and each year at Christmas Lush bring out some old reliable popular festive products such as Snow Fairy and they also bring out some new and different ones too. This North Pole soap was brought out for Christmas along with quite a few products and bought mine in the 50% sale.
The soap is made in a pole shape as though the mould they used was a plastic gutter or down pipe. It is in two colours pink and white and the soap mine came from was mixed. It started pink and changed to white as the pole went on and some bits had pink and white. My piece is all pink, a true deep pink.
The white and pink parts have slightly different fragrances; the pink smells more like an After Eight mint with the rich smell of chocolate and mint, while the white bit has a more minty candy cane and obvious minty scent a bit like a mint rock or candy cane.
The creation was inspired by sweets and minty bark brought back from Chicago by two of the Lush product creators.
I love the creamy and rather chocolaty aroma that I get from this one. Although my chunk was quite a large circular shape and the edges a bit harsh to start with it soon softened up and felt really luxurious to use. I notice that is has a particularly creamy lather, thick and quite luscious. It feels very moisturising on my skin and the minty scent fills the air .The effect is a very thick and creamy feel, rather like bathing in a melted After Eight minty cream.
I notice in the ingredients that they include both rapeseed and coconut oil so that is why I feel so moisturised after using this. Interestingly there is also Peppermint Oil, Cedarwood Oil,and Cypress Oil, which apart from the peppermint I have to be honest I was not able to detect when I smelled the soap. This has cocoa absolute in it too which is not in the whiter pieces.
Interestingly a lot of Lush soaps also contain salt Sodium chloride is simply salt. Salt is stimulating, cleansing, antiseptic and astringent. It is softening for the skin and also apparently hydrates the skin when used in moderation. It is also full of minerals, softens the water and helps to de -grease the skin, removes dead cells yet it leaves the natural oils so that your skin is left feeling soft and moisturised yet clean.
This is a soap so there is obviously going to be some sort of lathering agent and preservative this is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate which is a questionable chemical agent often found in bathing products but if you are concerned you need to check.
All Lush soaps are a bit more in price than you might buy a bar in other places but they do feel a bit more luxurious to use. I am not sure I would buy this at full price but the price I paid was fair enough. A very nice minty creamy lathering treat but not one for everyday use or putting in the family bathroom to share with all and sundry!
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Summary: A nice creamy soap from Lush that smells sweet and minty