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Quite Simply A Lovely Website
Member Name: Machair1
Advantages: A unique range of soaps and candles which are high quality.
I first became aware of the existence of the website www.soape.com when I was browsing through the retailers section on my favourite cash-back site- Topcashback. At the time they were, and still are, offering 20.2% cash-back on all purchases. I was reassured by one solitary review that this tracked quickly so I decided to take a look.
The company behind this website are based in Jersey, and they specialise in the manufacture of natural soaps as well as candles and a range of body creams. It was the soaps I was really interested in as I was planning a holiday at the time, and I usually purchase soap instead of shower gel to reduce weight and create less waste. The latter is especially important to me as I was going to an island where disposal of waste creates special difficulties. I also decided to look for some gifts on the website as my first impressions of the site were very positive.
The home page is exactly what I like- clear and simple but attractive, and I feel the colours used were very easy on the eye. The main page has a dominant central band with a banner where free samples are advertised, and my first action was to click through to find out more. Four 25g samples are available for free- you simply have to pay postage of £2. Of course you can add these to an order and if this totals more than £18 you are entitled to free posting. I have to add that I sent off for 4 samples of 25g size which were absolutely gorgeous, and each lasted for 2 days in the shower which I used three times a day as I was sea swimming on my holiday. I concluded from this that I could purchase one of these and it would be just right for a weekend away, so I have noted this and will certainly do this on my next short trip.
What I love about the soap is that it is all natural, and care has been taken to create scents which I feel are very unique and offer something different to the high street. The website has clear headings on the home page which offer links to the various soap types and these are categorised into six groups-
Dead Sea Mud Soaps
Donkey Milk Soaps
In my first order I chose large sizes of two of the cream soaps- Clementine and Lilac, and then I treated myself to the sample sizes of Rain, Rose Olive Oil, Tropical Vanilla and French Lavender.
Delivery was very quick indeed by first class post and my cash-back tracked quickly and was paid within three months so I was very happy.
The soaps were a pleasure to use and looked really beautiful as well. This is important to me as I tend to use a mixture of shower gel and soap, and if I am using soap on holiday I like it to be a bit special. The Clementine soap was absolutely gorgeous with a sunset like appearance of gold and orange swirls, and it left my skin feeling so moisturised and soft due, I think, to the shea butter and coconut oils contained within the bar. My husband really enjoyed using the "Rain" sample which was a lovely blue soap which had a delicate eau de cologne men's fragrance incorporated into it.
Each soap was a pleasure to use and I would have no hesitation in recommending the products. The larger soaps are £2.80 each, and for this you get a large bar which will last three weeks if you use it daily. Also available from the website are presentation organza bags which you can purchase. These make a lovely small gift when filled with soap bars. They also have a range of sizes to allow you to really package gifts beautifully and a lovely choice of colours too from rich golden to contemporary ivory.
The website has a good range of candles and also an ever growing range of body products in their spa range.
All the soaps are suitable for vegans and are totally free from animal products and parabens. I also like the fact that they use herbs and natural oils to decorate and fragrance the soaps, and that they contain enriching oils such as coconut and cocoa butter.
The website runs very quickly and payment is secure, and as I mentioned before the site is very well designed with minimal clutter and it makes for a very rewarding shopping experience.
I don't use these products daily but for special occasions such as trips and holidays they are lovely, and for presents they offer something unique and different that the recipient will be delighted to receive. I am especially pleased with the small sample sizes which were so useful on my recent holiday.
I think this is a website I will continue to use and to enjoy and the added cash-back incentive is also very appealing.
Summary: Well worth looking at especially for travelling and for gift purchases.