Product Type: The Body Shop Bath / Shower
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Strawberry feels forever
The Body Shop's Strawberry Soap
Member Name: Jojoborne
The Body Shop's Strawberry Soap
Advantages: Makes the bathroom smell great and leaves your skin feeling fresh
Disadvantages: Doesn't last long enough for me I'm afraid
The Body Shop Strawberry 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 strawberry soap from Body Shop.
The bar is lightly smaller than your average soap bar at one hundred grams 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 I didn't know whether to boil it, pour it into a container and wang it in the fridge for consumption with some ice-cream later on, or take it into the bath with me. Thankfully I opted for the latter and I'm glad I did.
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 strawberry soap is absolutely gorgeous on the old nostrils. The strawberry 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.
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 was delightful. 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.
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.
Summary: A lovely, fruity smelling soap; soft on your skin and makes you and your bathroom smell gorgeous