“ Brand: Lush / Type: Soap „
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In my bid to try all of Lush's products, I decided to purchase some Godmother soap. This soap has been a Lush staple for several years - I suspect its popularity is down to the fact that it is scented with the same smell as the ever-popular, Christmas limited edition Snow Fairy shower gel.
This is an amazing, sweet scent that reminds me of sweeties. It is girly, light and fluffy, quite different to the normal, rather more natural scents Lush do, but it is lovely and very popular, even among people who aren't usually Lush fans. The soap is suitable for vegans and is made with a base of rapeseed oil and coconut oil, rather than palm oil, which is damaging to the environment (production of palm oil leads to deforestation and the destruction of important animal habitats).
The soap is made without preservatives, and is a lovely pink colour. It was specially designed to be used in the kitchen instead of washing up liquid (hands up, who's been guilty of washing their hands with Fairy Liquid because there's no normal soap by the kitchen sink?). The strong sweet scent masks food odours, even onions and garlic, and the scent lasts on my hands for a little while afterwards.
I've also used this soap on my body, and again the scent lasts for an hour or two. My skin isn't irritated at all when I use the product, though I still have to use moisturiser afterwards. This is one of Lush's longer-lasting soaps, and I've been impressed with its longevity.
The soap costs £2.95 for 100g, which makes it one of Lush's cheaper soaps. I think this is great value for such a high quality soap, and I definitely recommend it all year round to anyone who likes sweet things.
Most people know by now I adore Lush products and it was great because my birthday was coming up so my friend bought me a soap giftset from them, I hadn't used any of their soaps before this because I was always a shower gel or scrub kind of girl, last time I used soap I don't think I was bathing myself, so a long long time ago!
The soap set was a sweet one and I could smell it sweet tasty scent before I even opened the packet, I waited a while before I started to use this because I was very unsure, but the godmother is the first try I ever had of their soaps, what with it being 100g it was quite large and hard to manager especially when wet, so I learned my lesson for future soaps and cut them into three, but this first time I didn't so I kept dropping it everywhere
As silly as it may sound I was unsure how to use this, I didn't know if i rub it in my hands, on my body or on my scrubbing mitt, I ended up using this in all ways to see what was best for me and I found rubbing it in my hands and then on my mitt worked best, I was surprised because my memory of soap is horrible white and dry feeling skin and water, it's horrid. With the Godmother this lathered up straight away on the soap so it was all bubbly and it was all pink and pretty which was a brilliant surprise.
I'm sure these soaps are supposed to last a long time but mine didn't because I couldn't help but use this one everyday and sometimes twice a day so it only lasted me several weeks, the scent is to dye for, all I can describe it as is sweet, and I could smell this on my skin all day it never went away which I loved because I don't get that with anything else I use ever, I've deffinately kept buying this product since my birthday and I LOVE it :D
I popped into Lush today for a quick browse and after seeing this soap, I remembered that it had had some great reviews, so i had a smell of it and it smelled great. The assistant was watching me and asked if I was looking for anything in particular, so I asked the price of this soap which is around £2.80 for 100g. I then asked her to cut off an 100g chunk for me, so she said yes. She actually ended up cutting off a bit more than 100g and asked if it would do, a bit unprofessional I thought as I do like to get what I ask for, but there you go. I ended up paying around £3.20.
This soap is a dark plum colour, and is slightly translucent. It is not very creamy based like some of Lush's other soaps such as rockstar and Honey I washed the kids, however it provides a lovely, soft, bubbly, pink lather. It has a super strong, sweet smell. Perhaps overwhelming slightly, but it's very pleasent. It smells very syrupy, bubblygum-y, candyfloss-y, and is very sweet. I'd say it was quite a girly scent. It's great for a body and facial soap, I took a bar of this into the bath and had a wash. The fragrance isn't super long-lasting, but maybe that's a good thing as I imagine eventually it may get a bit sickly.
They make a shower gel with the same fragrance as this called Snow Fairy, however that's limited edition and isn't currently available. They bring that out around Christmas time. The soap however is a permanent product from Lush so is available all year round for people to buy.
Overall, it's not too expensive compared to lush's other soaps, and it would make a nice little gift for someone or just as a treat for you!
UPDATE: The day after I got this soap and washed with it I came out in a rash! Not one I will be purchasing again, however the scent as I said before was lovely so don't let my bad experience deter you. I have sensitive skin so may have been allergic to the perfume used in it.
I really like to visit Lush, I quite often buy presents from there but more often than not I'll get something for myself.
For anyone not already familiar with Lush, they are a chain of shops which sells handmade soap and other cosmetics. You can usually smell the shop before you see it because of how lovely all the soap smells!
Godmother is a deep pinky purple colour and smells divine. It has the same scent as Lush's Snow Fairy shower gel (which is available only at Christmas time) which according to Lush is candy floss and pear drops. The soap certainly smells sweet, but not sickly.
My daughter uses this soap when I buy it and she loves it as much as I do. What surprised me is that my partner also likes to use this soap despite it's girly appearance.
I have quite sensitive skin which can vary from dry to greasy and this soap has not irritated me at all and has been neither too drying or too moisturising for my skin. If you have very dry skin then this soap might not be for you, but otherwise I think it would suit most skin types.
When using the soap it glides nicely over the skin, cleans well, but doesn't lather up overly much.
The thing I love most about this soap is how long the fragrance sticks around for. If I have a bath using this then I smell like the soap for at least half of a day! I also find that the bathroom will smell like the soap until the bar is finished. If I keep some of this in the kitchen or toilet for washing hands (which according to the Lush website is what the soap was designed for) then that room will hold the lovely smell. The candy sweet smell is quite lovely in the kitchen!
This soap is available from Lush stores or their web site (www.lush.co.uk) and will set you back £2.95 per 100g. I had treated myself to a 200g bar so this cost me £5.90, a price that I was happy to pay for such a lovely soap.
I have been using (and so has everyone else in the house) my bar of Godmother soap daily for over a week now and there is still plenty left, less than half is gone which is great as some Lush soaps seems to wear down much quicker than this.
I would certainly recommend this soap to others, it's a great treat for yourself or makes a fantastic present for others
In my recent haul from Lush I decided to order a couple of soaps to try and the Godmother was one of them. A 100g piece costs £2.95 so is more costly than your average Imperial Leather Bar, but trust me, Lush Soaps are worth it!
The Godmother contains Rapeseed oil, Coconut Oil but even knowing the main ingredients I can't place the scent. If anything it reminds me of a bag of pick and mix sweets, but not sickly, the fruity smell really gives it an edge!It is a dark pink in colour which tends to go into maroon nearer the edges.
I cut my 100g chuck in half into my soap dish and it makes the bathroom smell heavenly! It is quite soft to the touch and if you do cut it up the knife goes through it like butter. Despite its softness it hold together as a bar well and half a bar lasts a few weeks.
It lathers up nicely and gives off its adorable smell as you use it. I use one half of my bar as my hand soap and the other half as a soap for the shower. Either way is makes you hands and body soft to the touch and the fragrance stays on your skin for hours. It feels moisturising and cleansing at the same time!
This will defiantly stay as one of my staple soaps from Lush!
Today I will be reviewing the LUSH Godmother soap
The godmother soap is one of the soaps at lush that looks the prettiest, I love the pink colour and the way its darker and lighter in parts, its just really gorgeous !! I got a star shaped one in a gift set and really liked the smell immediately. It is also quite a hard soap and it isn't going to squish in your hand as some lush soaps feel like they might !! If you get a 100g bar it will cost £2.95 from a LUSH store. |Every piece looks different as it cut in front of you out of a huge chunk of soap. Yours may cost more or less than that as it is rather difficult to get it dead on a 100g as I'm sure you understand.
This scent is exactly the same as the bestseller ' SNow Fairy shower gel' that always is a sell out at christmas time in LUSH. This is brilliant as now I can smell like snow fairy all year !! It's sweet as sugar and very girly !! Apparantly it's scented with candy floss and pear drops but to me it just smells girly, floral and amazing !! But then again I am terrible at identifying scents !! This really moisturises my skin and I find the scent lingers on my skin all day. If you want to smell sweet and girly then this scent is definitely for you !!
I hadn't tried Godmother until recently when I nipped into Lush to buy a block of my favourite soap, Rock Star. Godmother was displayed next to it, smelling lovely and sweet, although I couldn't quite put my finger on what exactly the scent was. I picked up a chunk of this instead, at £2.79 for a 100g chunk it's one of the cheaper Lush soaps, so obviously I just has to buy it! It's worth mentioning that Lush now do a "Sweet Soap of Mine" combination pack which consists of two 100g blocks of soap, one being Godmother and the other being Rock Star, it's the perfect duo and costs £5.25.
==What Lush say...==
For really soft hands that smell like our best selling Snow Fairy shower gel. Our loyal fans and customers wanted a soap that smelt of our Snow Fairy shower gel and we just couldn't say no. Your hands and body will smell like sweet bubblegum and they'll do more than wishes.
==Getting It Home==
Although it's incredibly sad, I couldn't wait to get my soap home and get in the shower, after getting it back out on the bus I'd realised, and looked up Lush's descrition on my phone I realised, it was Snow Fairy! For those who don't know Snow Fairy is a deliciously sweet shower gel from Lush which is only released at Christmas. The best way I can describe the smell is strawberry laces, it's very sweet and fruity but it isn't over- powering. However, it isn't as mellow as Rock Star.
In reality the soap is much darker than the picture shown above, it's a dark purple with an almost burgendy tinge to it. It isn't anything special, but that isn't to say it isn't lovely, although I do think if the soap looked like the above picture it would suit the scent more as it doesn't look very girly and this soap is definately one for the girls!
With all Lush soaps I cut them up before use, I cut this 100g chunk into three pieces- just to make it more manageable. In just a few seconds the soap had really lathered up which I was pleased with as sometimes Lush's soaps can be disappointing on the lathering front. I rubbed my hands and around my wrists with the soap and rinsed off. The first thing I noticed was how well the smell had transferred onto my skin, and the scent lasted for a good few hours. I also used the soap in the shower using exfoliating gloves and again it lathered well, better than I usually get with shower gel infact.
After use my skin felt soft and smooth, a bonus for me as sometimes the more scented Lush soap can leave my skin feeling a little dry and tight. The scent stays in the bathroom and it isn't overpowering, just fruity and summery. It lathers well but lasts, making it good value for money and the scent is constant no matter how much the soap is used.
I wouldn't hesitate at all in recommending Godmother soap, it's fresh and fruity, definately a very girly scent. It's suitable for vegans to use and not tested on animals making it perfect for everyone to enjoy. It's well priced, especially as it smells so good, if I shower with this in a morning I tend not to use perfume, my skin's left feel soft and refreshed. Definately a firm favourite for a long time to come!
To be honest I prefer a bar of soap instead of shower gel, I was mostly using Dove, as it's scent is mild and you can use your favourite lotion or perfume afterwards. However, being a big fan of Lush for ages, I somehow always ignored the section with soaps. This is probably because this section of Lush shop just smells incredibly, combining different scents from all the bars together and creating nothing but a headache. But then as I came in to get some other stuff, shop assistant made me smell The Godmother, and I just loved it, suddenly it wasn't overpowering at all. I got a piece of 160g and couldn't wait to get home and take a shower.
Well, I must say I was rather disappointed after first use in shower - it wasn't creating much foam, I had to use a sponge to create some. Apart from that, the piece I got was quite large and not very pleasant to handle in wet shower, I just couldn't rub it on my body. But the smell was gorgeous...but then I got off the shower, dressed myself, and most of the lovely scent was gone...
Never mind, using it in a shower as I originally intended to, I would have used it up within 2 weeks and it wouldn't be even pleasant, therefore I decided to put it on the sink to the kitchen as per Lush's advertising. Now The Godmother creates lovely scent in my kitchen, and for washing hands it is just ok. It doesnt' dry my skin, it's soft, a lovely bar of soap. But it still does go quite quickly...
Overall, I'm not sure will I be getting another one. It's definitely not good for anything but washing your hands, but it smells lovely and makes a nice decoration for kitchen sink. If you decide to go for it, then make the cut you a small piece (100g is a minimum - just about enough), so that you avoid handling huge block of soap.
Today I'd like to review a soap by Lush - the "Godmother soap"!
I discovered this soap when I went to a Lush shop with my mother. She wanted to motivate me for university by buying me a little treat, so she told me to choose three soaps! I was really delighted and pretty much smelt every soap until I found the ones I wanted. The "Godmother soap" immediately got me! When I took a sniff, I was overwhelmed with childhood memories of candy and other sweet things - so the choice was quite easy for me!
So far I've only made good experiences with lush because their products are really unique and free of animal testing - some of their soaps even are vegan!
The soap is dark pink, even violett in some places. It has a nice, smooth surface but since your individual piece of soap is cut from a big one in the shop, each soap bar will look a little different regarding the shape! How much you will pay in the end depends on how much your piece weighs - but the shop assistants are pretty good at cutting off exactly 100g for you.
The soap looks really nice and is really different from a "regular" piece of soap. And can become quite a decoration for your bathroom! ;)
As I mentioned before, I really fell in love with the scent when I tried this soap out at the shop. It reminds me a bit of winegum, but it still has an etheric note that gives it a "grow-up" side so you won't end up smelling like you've been rolling around in a candy shop.
Effect on my skin
This soap us a treat for you skin! After using it, my skin feel soft and doesn't really need any body lotion after showering. It feels nourished, but not sticky. If you have very dry skin, you might need some more care after showering - but normal skin will feel thoroughly cared for!
The greatest thing about this soap is that the lovely scent stays on your skin long after showering or taking a bath. It's great for people who prefer having a subtle sweet scent instead of putting on perfume.
How long will it last me?
It lasted me quite long! I used it almost daily and I still had a little piece left after two months. If you store your soap away from running water, it will last you just as long.
I had no problems regarding skin irrations or anything like that. If you have allergies of very sensitive skin, you should look at the ingredients before you buy this product.
Aqua (water), Propylene Glycol, Brassica Campestris Seed Oil; Cocos Nucifera Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Parfüm, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Stearate, Ethylene Brassylate, Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Benzoate,CI 45410, CI 17200.
The Godmother Soap is one of the slightly cheaper soaps available at Lush. 100g will cost you 2.65 pounds. This may sound expensive for a bar of soap, but keeping in mind that this will safe you up to two months of shower gel, I really think it is worth it!
This soap has become on of my absolute Lush favourites. I would defenitely buy it again and I have a recommended it to a lot of my friends. Everytime I use it I get an instant happyness-kick as if I've been indulging in winegums and Drumstick lollypops! I am still not fed up with the sweet, quirky scent and really think this soap is worth the money. It smells terrific, lasts you really long and is worth the money if you think about it!
I'm defenitely recommending it!
Until a few weeks ago I had never tried any soaps from the extensive range they have at Lush and now that Ive tried a few different bars I dont know what I ever did without them. The soaps I have tried have all been so great and even though they are quite expensive I think they are worth every penny - the soaps from Lush are definately some of the best products they have to offer. I bought The Godmother last week when my mom started dropping hints that it looked so pretty - and my mom absoltuely hates Lush products so I simply had to buy this one to see if she and I would like it.
A 100g bar of this soap will set you back around £2.65 from Lush stores and each bar is just a little bit different. As each 100g piece is cut of a really large bar everyone will end up with a slightly different shape and colour soap. Mine actually looks a lot like the image with this review a gorgeous pink and purple colour that is really girly and feminine - maybe not one for the men! Definately a must have for girly girls as this will look so cute on a bathroom shelf.
As with all the Lush soaps this really does smell good enough to eat. This particular soap smells really strongly of very fruity berries but with a light scent of coconut in the background and although the scent of fruit is pretty strong I wouldnt say it is overpowering in the slightest just really fresh and fruity. This makes the whole bathroom smell gorgeous when you have used it and everyone in my family has been commenting on how nice it is. The scent of this lingers on your skin for hours after you have used it which I love and it simply smells fabulous. I fully recommend this on scent alone but stay away if you arent a fan of fruity/berry fragrances.
I dont usually use soaps in the shower because I dont feel like the clean my skin properly and they also tend to leave my skin feeling dry and tight afterwards but this one doesnt at all. My skin always feels dead soft and smooth after Ive used this and it smells fantastic for hours afterwards. I even recommend that people with sensitive skin use this because even though it is scented it wont irratate or annoy your skin at all just clean it whilst softening it and making sure it looks super smooth. Me and my mom both love this soap but my brother refuses to use it as apparantly it makes him smell like a girl LOL so I reckon this is definately one for the ladies! I think everyone should try this out because it smells fantastic and works wonders on your skin so what are you waiting for?
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WOW! This soap is lovely! I originally recieved a small sample of this as a free gift, and when i used it i was pleasantly surprised. It smells gorgeous and lathers up a treat. I purchased a couple of chunk straight after the sample had all gone.
Then christmas came along and i purcahsed Snow Fairy because i adored the smell and it reminded me of something i had once tried before - Not realising it was this soap. Once my Snow Fairy had all been used, i reached for The Godmother soap...it was then i realised how they smell EXACTLY the same: fruity and refreshing. Pleased at my discovery, i then bought a further more chunks of this soap in return of the Snow Fairy shower gel.
I like the colour of the soap too because it is a sort of translucent purple/neon pink colour and darker around the edges.
To anyone who loves Snow Fairy and is disapointed when it all runs out, try this soap!! Don't wait until next year to come around!
Lush Godmother Soap
Description: Manufacturer: Lush / Type: Soap
I must begin this review by confessing that I am a bit of a Lushaholic and simply can't get enough of their products. I love the old ranges, the new ranges and also have a few favourites which I just keep buying. My absolute favourite soap from Lush has to be Honey I Washed the Kids but Mr Siamese says that it smells too girly, so often buys different ones for me to try, in the hope that I will find a new one that I love as much!
If you don't usually shop at Lush then you may be unsure who they are or what they do, so it is worth knowing that they make hand made cosmetics products from only natural ingredients. Lush also never test on animals and ensure that they only use suppliers who don't either. Many of their products are suitable for vegans.
Lush also support heaps of charities and projects around the world, details of which can be found on the website, along with products and ingredients. You can also shop online and also locate your nearest store.
The Lush website will also allow you to buy items from their "Retro" range, which is basically products from the past that customers still want to buy. There isn't room in the shops for them but you can still buy them online.
Lush market this soap by saying;
"For really soft hands that smell like our best selling Snow Fairy shower gel"
A 100g piece of this soap will cost you £2.65 and is suitable for vegans. The soap is a gorgeous deep pink/purple colour and will definitely stand out on your shelf.
The fragrance of the soap is very fruity with hints of mush and coconut. I do find that this scent is quite feminine so maybe best for girls rather than boys! The smell lingers well on hands after washing and certainly leaves them feeling soft and clean.
For me though, as nice as this soap is, it just isn't competition for Honey I Washed the Kids, and so won't be replacing it on my orders anytime soon. If you are looking for a fresh and fruity smell that leaves hands feeling soft and moisturised though, then this is well worth trying.
Ingredients are as follows (taken from the Lush website)
Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed oil; Sunflower oil; Coconut oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Stearate, Synthetic Musk, Sodium chloride, Benzyl Benzoate, Colour 45410, Colour 17200}
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
As you may have figured out if you have read any of my seemingly limitless reviews on handwashes, I prefer to use liquid soaps rather than bars of soap. However this Godmother soap was given to me so I thought I should use it, even though I would have been unlikely to purchase it myself.
The Godmother soap comes from Lush. You can either purchase it at one of their many shops, or online at their website. When describing this soap, Lush say that it is a 'special soap for keeping by the kitchen sink' and that it is designed to give you 'really soft hands that smell like our best selling Snow Fairy shower gel'. The Lush website states that it is a 'fairy godmother for the hands'.
The soap is a pinky purple-y colour, tending to be darker at the edges. It has a shiny, almost rubbery look to it which makes you think that it will be very hard and impossible to lather up, but this isn't really the case.
When you rub the soap between your hands, a very light lather is produced. The soap also emits a lovely smell which is indeed very like the Snow Fairy shower gel and smells of candy floss and sweetness. It is a very pleasant smell for a soap and it remains lightly on your hands for a while afterwards.
However I don't find that this soap is very moisturising and it has a habit of leaving the skin on my hands quite tight, dry and dehydrated. I have found myself having to use hand cream much more often since I began using the soap. For this reason I wouldn't buy it for myself.
If you do want to buy this soap it will cost you £2.56 for a slice from the website, however if you go into one of the shops you can have a slice cut for you to your own preferred size and cost.
I love Lush's Snow Fairy shower gel, but it only comes out at Christmas. Thankfully, last year, Lush developed The Godmother, a soap which carries the same scent as Snow Fairy. I have been using this in my bathroom as a hand soap for a couple of weeks now and thought I'd share my experiences.
The soap is a dark purple/red colour, and feels quite solid and a little waxy, whereas some of the Lush soaps can be quite soft and squishy. Personally I find that to be a positive thing as the more solid soaps don't seem to wear down as quickly as the softer ones. I did find that this left a reddish stain on the side of my sink, so that's something to bear in mind.
The smell, like I said, is the same as Lush's Christmas shower gel, Snow Fairy. If you haven't been lucky enough to try it, then I suppose the best way to describe it would be a sweet, candy smell. It smells a little bit link pink Hubba Bubba bubblegum - sweet and fruity. I think it's probably a scent that would appeal to younger girls (or just the young at heart!). There's nothing particularly grown up or sophisticated about it, but it's a fun scent, and as sad as this may be, it makes me happy to use it!
I can't comment on what oils it contains - like Snow Fairy, there is only one main ingredient which is listed as 'Perfume' so it could be anything. I do think it smells a bit like berries though - blackberry perhaps? Anyway apart from that elusive perfume ingredient, the soap also has Lush's patented soap base of Rapeseed, Coconut and Sunflower oil.
Some people have criticised this palm-free soap base as although good for the environment it doesn't always lather very well. With this soap however, I found that it lathered up really well and gave more than adequate amount of bubbles to make my skin feel clean.
After using this soap, the scent stays on my skin for ages, and is really strong. In fact, I think it lasts longer than the scent of Snow Fairy itself. It left my skin feeling soft and didn't dry it out - something which is really important for me, as I have quite dry skin, and when it gets too dry I become prone to eczema.
This particular soap was designed to be a hand soap but I don't think there is any reason why it can't be used on the body, and have in fact tried it in the bath a few times, and it's fine, as it isn't drying.
A 100g block of this soap costs £2.56 from Lush, which although obviously not the cheapest on the market, I think is a reasonable price, because it really is something special.
Overall, I am very pleased with this soap. It lathers well, gets skin clean and soft and smells absolutely gorgeous. If you're a fan of the Snow Fairy scent, or if you're looking for a soap with a light, fun, fragrance, then I'd definitely recommend giving this a go.
Lush Godmother Soap caught my eye on the Lush website because it is designed for use as a hand soap more than anything and advised that over 68% of the population use washing up liquid to wash their hands and this just is not on!
The soap is cut in to pretty much any size you want in Lush stores but online it is sold in 100g bars and these cost £2.45 which is a very reasonable price.
As well as washing my hands with this soap I have been using it in the bath or shower and it does not dissolve fast (unlike other Lush soap). It has the scent of 'Snow Fairy' shower gel and this is a delightful scent that's quite 'holiday-ish' as it has a lovely smell of coconut.
This soap is a lovely colour as it's a light purple/dark purple colour that looks very snazzy in my bathroom. I would thoroughly recommend this soap as it's great for my skin, suitable for use on my face too, looks pretty in the bathroom and did not give me any reactions or flare ups. I think that it is very reasonably priced for a Lush product and I will definitely be purchasing some more once this has run out.
The soap is great for cleaning hands & all other body parts and it does give off a nice lather. I use mine with a body puff and this gives enough bubbles to give my whole body a good scrubbing.
This soap is available from Lush stores or www.lush.co.uk and you will know if you have a Lush store near you as you will be able to smell it when you walk past!
I am rating this soap 4/5 as it's delicious to smell and leaves my skin lovely and smooth.
Despite our Ballistics, skincare, haircare and all other wonderful things for our baths showers and bodies, people tend to call Lush That soap shop / This is fair, because we do make exceedingly good soaps / We looked into this (technically Pia looked into it and we were all very interested) and found that 68% of people in the UK wash their hands with washing up liquid / That's just not right / It's not good for your hands / Stop it! Mo, our soap supreme, has made this special soap (scented with our best selling Snow Fairy scent) for keeping by the kitchen sink / Think of it as your fairy godmother for the hands /