I do love Body Shop products and it's so nice to treat myself to something little from there every now and again. £2 isn't too much money to pay for a 'treat' soap and this is what I did a few weeks ago when I bought myself some more Sweet Lemon soap. I have used this soap lots of times before and so I specifically went back to the Body Shop to buy myself another bar. I love fruity and citrus smelling beauty products and this is no exception.
The soap is wrapped in tight cellophane when it's new and it's on the small side of average, oval in shape and has the Body Shop logo cut out in the middle of the bar. The soap isn't what I'd describe as substantial, but it's still worth £2 if only for the delicious smell alone.
I actually have another two bars of this soap in my bedroom. I keep one bar in my 'bad' knicker and sock drawer the other in my bra and 'good' knicker drawer. I am sure any woman reading this review will know exactly what I mean by 'good and bad' knickers. Once the cellophane is removed, the smell of lemons is pretty intense and it's for this reason that I like to keep an unwrapped bar in my underwear drawers. It smells divine.
Using this soap is just the same as you'd use any other soap. I use it in both the bath and the shower. My husband loves the smell of this soap to and he'll often ask if we have another bar if I ever run out. It lathers up really well with warm water, and the heat from the shower and the bath seem to intensify the smell even more so.
It's quite a soft soap, and as I say, a little on the small side. As it is so soft, it tends to last not quite as long as my bars of Dove as it disintegrates quite quickly. Nevertheless it will still last me a couple of weeks or even longer, even if both myself and my husband are using it during this time.
The smell is of fresh lemons. It is soft on the skin and the lather feels quite luxurious and rich. I feel it's quite a moisturising soap, though the Body Shop makes no claims that it is. The smell lingers on my skin for ages after a bath or shower and really I just love this soap so much.
It's very much worth £2 in my opinion, and if you love the smell of fresh natural lemons then I guarantee you that you will love this soap from the Body Shop.
I am not a huge fan of soap especially to use on my body as it is far too drying on my skin but I do like to use a soap in the bathroom sometimes instead of a hand wash especially when the soap is a really good quality one like this.
I only bought this because it was on sale for 50p and it had been a long time since I had tried the Sweet Lemon scented range of products from the Body Shop. I am so glad that I bought it because it reminded me how much I love the fragrance and I ended up having to buy the rest of the range after using this and have been loving using them so far (though my bank balance probably wasn't so thankful).
I always think the soap at the Body Shop is really nice for hand washing as it smells so good and this one is no exception. It lathers up really nicely and you can get a really good foam going after only rubbing it in your hands for a couple of seconds at a time. It cleans hands really well and even after having been gardening this manages to get rid of all the dirt and grime on my skin.
My kids even like using this because they enjoy the smell of it. The fragrance of this is definitely the best thing about it as it is just so fresh and citrusy. This and the Satsuma soap are the best that the Body Shop do in my opinion.
The only thing that stops me from buying this and any other soap from the Body Shop for that matter more often is that it costs £2 for a bar. While this might not be a fortune it is expensive for a bar of soap when I can buy four for a £1. The soap does last for absolutely ages though and doesn't melt away quickly like cheaper soaps and I do think it is a price that I am willing to pay on occasion.
I love The Body Shop and I love fruity beauty products so I can never resist buying from this shop when I'm in. I find that the smell of their products is really natural and not too sweet so my cupboards are bursting with products!
This is a soap which I have. I have quite a few Body Shop soaps and I think this is one of my favourite.
It is a lovely rounded soap, a standard size and it's very comfortable to hold with it being rounded. It is a little slippery as soap tends to be when it's wet and when it begins to run out it can get a little sharp but aside from this it's fine.
The Body Shop logo is on the soap, this gradually wears away with use.
The smell of this soap is a lovely sweet lemon, it reminds me of pancake day! It's not very strong smelling, when you put water on it the smell seems to come out more. It is nice and gentle, it doesn't ever irritate my skin and the smell will linger slightly but only in a very subtle way that leaves you smelling fresh and sweet.
My skin always feels nicely washed after using this and always in good condition, it never irritates and my granddaughter who has eczema never has any allergic reactions to this soap so it is a gentle one to have.
I rate this soap 5 out of 5 as it smells lovely and it's not trying to impress by being too fancy, it's a standard shape and a subtle smell which is just perfect for me.
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.
I got this soap as part of an offer - a Telegraph "free £5 spend" coupon. I was a little dubious because £2 for a bar of soap seemed a lot to pay. However, it is remarkably nice. The wrapping is minimal, so eco-friendly, but kept the soap well. On opening it the scent was delicious - really fresh and citrussy, with a hinit of orange-blossom behind it. (The sweet bit, I guess.) The soap itself is clear and I assume is based on glycerine. The bar is a comfortable size to hold and use. The soap itself is lovely on the skin - not drying as so many soaps are - and gives an excellent lather, even in my very hard water area. If I had to make a complaint it would only be that because of its very soft texture the bar does go very quickly - and if you drop it into hot water, half the bar has melted before you find it again. But that's the flip side of the excellent moistuising feel of the soap itself. Incidentally, the scent does not go until the bar is used up. So it is expensive, but I may buy it again when it's on offer - as it often is.
Some lemon-scented bathing products can be a little overpowering, but if you love the smell of lemons but don't want to smell like a pancake topping when you get out of your bath, then this soap fits the bill. It has a more subtle smell than similar brands and the soap, itself, lathers beautifully and is a good size and easy to grip when it is wet. I used this soap continuously and it lasted for over 2 months, retained the wonderful lemon scent throughout, and left my skin feeling soft and lightly fragranced, and moisturised.
This is a premium product and leaves skin feeling clean, fresh, and moisturised, but without the high price-tag of some of its competitors. I paid £2 for my soap in The Body Shop but I have seen similarly-scented soaps which have double the price tag or more compared to this one. This soap is part of a range of Sweet Lemon products which The Body Shop sell, including a shower gel, body lotion, and body butter - again, all of the products are luxurious and of high quality with a reasonable price tag.
I would recommend this soap if you want a subtler scent and if you are looking for a product that is gentle on your skin.
I'm a huge fan of The Body Shop products and have a few firm favourites that I will purchase time and time again. What I love about their toiletries is that I am able to select from one particular range and therefore, layer the beautiful fragrance. I love using fruity fragrances and buy various products from both the satsuma and lemon ranges with this review discussing my experience with using the Sweet Lemon Soap.
~~APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT~~
As the name of the product would suggest the 100g soap is lemon in colour and is presented to us in an oval shaped bar measuring approximately 9 cm in length and 3 cm in depth. The image I provided to Dooyoo, as shown above, which I obtained from The Body Shop website is considerably deceptive, as the soap is glycerine based and is entirely different in appearance. The soap is hygienically wrapped in a thin layer of transparent plastic, which is gathered tightly on the reverse beneath a large label that can be peeled back to reveal a small amount of product information. However, I found it quite difficult to access, as the entire label wanted to detach itself from the bar as opposed to displaying the inner section.
~~USING THE SOAP~~
I only use bars of soap in the bath and shower, as I prefer to use pump dispensers in other areas within my home. The plastic wrapper is easily removed and as a result, the strong and delightfully uplifting aroma of lemon is released. What I love about the scent is that it is natural and extremely fresh and most certainly awakens the senses, so is perfect for an early morning shower and is suited for both sexes. I always use a net body polisher, as they enable my showering and bathing products to last longer and I am able to gently exfoliate my body at the same time.
A rich creamy lather is obtained from the soap and allows me to efficiently cleanse my skin and remove any dirt and impurities. The zesty lemon aroma is evident during my entire bath or shower and feels wonderfully soft and gentle on my skin. It is easily rinsed away without leaving any residue and due to the lemon seed oil and Community Fair Trade soya oil my skin feels wonderfully moisturised.
I have never suffered any adverse reactions when using and would describe this soap as very luxurious. The stunning aroma lingers on my skin for a good while afterwards, which makes this a firm favourite for me. The soap does not lose its' shape during continued use and does not leave a soggy mess in my soap dish although I always ensure the dish is dry. Unfortunately, glycerine based soaps are not as long lasting as soaps such as Imperial Leather, so it reduces in size rather quickly, but I still love using this one.
~~INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION~~
There is a lengthy list of ingredients that can be found underneath the pull back label and I do not intend copying them into this review. However, I have discussed those that I believe to be key. The soap should be used within 12 months of opening with the wrapper being recyclable.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
Sweet Lemon soap is available at £2 per bar, but The Body Shop frequently have offers where you are able to purchase three for the price of two. If you have a Love My Body Card you will be able to obtain 10% discount.
This soap has my full recommendation as does the entire Sweet Lemon range and as a result, it receives 5 stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Sorry I have been quiet lately (although some would say that is a blessing!) but I have been working hard over the last couple of weeks to help get our lifeboat shop up and running here in Llandudno. I am pleased to say that we are now open for business and doing well so hopefully I shall get some time to do other stuff now!
Anyway on to the subject at hand...........
It is that time of year again and I have my free £5 to spend at the Body Shop as my birthday is in November. This year I decided to try something that I haven't tried before and one of the things that I chose was a Sweet Lemon Soap which currently retails at £2 for 100g of soap. I have the Sweet Lemon Body Butter which I love so this was an obvious choice for me really.
I take a shower each morning and I usually use shower gel rather than soap but just occasionally I fancy a change so I always keep a bar of nice soap in the soap dish on the side of the bath.
The soap is oval in shape and is a pale lemon colour - as you would expect really! A thing that I really like and approve of is the fact that, as with almost all the Body Shop products, with the possible exception of the Christmas gift sets, the packaging on the soap is the bare minimum needed to protect it. It is just shrink wrapped in plastic with a small label on the front to tell you it is Body Shop Sweet Lemon Soap.
To discover a bit of background information I took a look on the website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk and there I found out that the soap contains two main active ingredients - Lemon Seed oil and Community Trade soya oil which has essential fatty acids to help restore the skins natural moisture barrier.
The Body Shop launched the Community Trade initiative 1987 and in short it provides the farmers growing their ingredients with a fair price for their product which in turn helps to sustain their way of life. There is a lot of information on the web site about this and their other initiatives if you fancy a read.
Anyway, back to the soap .....................
As I said earlier I use this particular soap in the shower and the first thing that I noticed was the shape. The bar of soap is oval and so it fits in my hand comfortably making it less likely that I will drop it when my hands get wet in the shower. It is also slightly curved with one side curving outwards and the other curving inwards and the side that curves inwards glides really easily over my skin. I know it is only a minor thing but soaps with sharp edges do irritate me as I find them difficult both to handle and to use directly onto my skin!
Once the water was flowing and I was turning the bar of soap between my hands there was a lovely fragrance of sweet lemon and masses of creamy lather. We do live in a soft water area which helps but I am sure this product would work well anywhere.
This soap cleaned my skin well and all the lather rinsed off easily enough. After my shower my skin felt clean, fresh and somewhat moisturised and the fragrance of lemon lingered in the air for a short while and then on my skin throughout the day.
In conclusion I would definitely recommend the Sweet Lemon soap and the fragrance is obviously even better when it is used alongside the Sweet Lemon body butter and Body Scrub for a really lemony experience!