“ Brand: Lush / Type: Soap / Gender: for Women „
I spend so much money in Lush I reckon that I'm one of their best customers. I'm beginning to reckon that they think so, too, because once when I ordered I rather cheekily asked if I could have a couple of samples of soap from the Retro range. They sent me six! Well, they certainly know how to keep their customers happy. One of the soap samples they sent me was Gingerman, a ginger soap designed as part of the range which also includes a bath ballistic, a body lotion and a perfume. I tried the bath ballistic and liked it but haven't tried the other two items yet.
I suspect the Gingerman soap is made from the same mould as the ballistic, as it comes not in a block but in an individual gingerbread man shape. This is apparent from the picture on Dooyoo and confirmed by the fact that my sample is clearly a bit cut off the head and arm of a piece of soap, not a block like the others! As the picture shows, the soap is dark yellow in colour.
The soap distinctly smells of ginger, evidence of the organic ginger root and ginger essential oil. The soap also contains coconut oil and aloe vera extract. The ginger smell is strong but not unpleasant (obviously it will be unpleasant if you don't like ginger!). It's not a sweet smell or a relaxing smell but I do like it.
Ginger is supposed to be good for pregnant women as it is meant to help with morning sickness. I'm not pregnant nor likely to be for (I hope) many years but I do get occasional headaches and, erm, hangovers. I've found that smelling this soap does help me feel better, so I recommend it to anyone who feels a bit ill!
The soap feels soft to the touch and lathers up well. I tried using it on my body and found it to be neither drying nor particularly moisturising, but mostly I've stuck to using it on my hands. The soap is gentle and doesn't irritate my skin. This could be down to the aloe vera extract which is supposed to be soothing on skin. Though it lathers up easily it seems to be lasting well. When I wash my hands with it I do find there is a little scent left on my hands but this is usually covered up with hand cream anyway.
This soap is nice but not my favourite, and at £4.05 is one of the more expensive soaps anyway. However, if you are pregnant or suffer a lot from sickness of some kind it might be worth buying it if it will be any help!
Ginger root is ideal for those needing a warm cozy retreat after a long walk or a day out on the football field / Great for pregnant women who are experiencing morning sickness / Ginger is good for upset stomachs and bringing heat /