I love Honey I washed the Kids soap from Lush. I love so many of their soaps in fact, but this one has to be my all time favourite. It lathers like a dream, it lasts for ages and ages and the fragrance is to die for. It smells to me like a combination of hot toffee combined with vanilla. It might sound like a sickly combination but in actual fact it really isn''t. The other thing i really love about this soap (as well as the fact that it makes the bathroom smell so lovely) is the fact that it is really very mild and gentle on the skin. My daughter suffers from eczema but even she is able to use this particular soap freely without any adverse effects. I do feel that it is a soap which is suitable for use by the whole family. I love the fact that the fragrance lingers on my skin for ages after I have used it and it doesn''t dry my skin out but actually makes it feel softer and more hydrated. All in all, the perfect soap in my book and one which I very highly recommend.
Brought this soap to try as it smelt so yummy! Great buy, totally moisturising and easy to lather. Great to know you are using this and it is good for your body with all natural ingredients and also for the enviroment. Also size is great for travelling.
One of my boyfriend's friends unexpectedly bought me a Christmas present, which was very kind of him. He bought me a load of soaps from Lush, as he'd seen I had a few Lush products in my bathroom. I thought this was very perceptive for a long term bachelor!
One of the soaps was Honey I Washed the Kids. The soap is quite a small one, but I've seen the big slabs in my local store so no doubt this was cut off a much bigger block. The soap came wrapped in some Lush printed paper with a sticker with the name on and some other details... which unfortunately I couldn't read as the writing had all rubbed off.
The soap is a creamy beige colour, and I was immediately struck by how creamy it looked. If anything it looked more like one of Lush's massage bars rather than a soap! The second thing that hit me was the smell. You know how you walk past Lush and the smell of the shop hits you, but then each individual product has it's own smell? This soap just smells like Lush. It smells more like Lush than Lush itself.
The scent is honey and toffee, and apparently matches other Lush products (Honey Bee bath bomb and It's Raining Men shower gel) According to the Lush website this soap also contains 'sweet wild orange and bergamot oils as well as the soothing properties of aloe vera gel.' Personally it was mostly the honey that I could smell. This scent is very sweet, so it's not for everybody but I really like it.
I've mostly used this in the bath, I rub the entire bar over my body but if that's too strong you can also get a lather between your hands and rub over your body. The soap comes away gradually and builds a white-ish layer of product with the water which you can use to wash yourself. As the product is dispersed the smell gets even stronger, and my whole bathroom smells sweet!
After using this soap, my skin feels fairly normal, maybe a little bit dryer than when using shower gel but I wouldn't describe it as dry. The smell lingers for a while, I'm currently using a Soap and Glory moisturiser so that masks the smell, but I'm sure Lush will have a similar massage bar if you want to use that as a moisturiser and add an extra layer to the smell. I do feel that there is a small amount of residue after using this, but it feels moisturising rather than oily.
I'm not usually a soap person, but I do like Honey I Washed the Kids. It smells lovely and it's not hard or drying. Lush claim that it is soft enough to use on children - I don't have any so I can't vouch for this! The product is a little sticky after use, I just leave it on the side of the bath and it dries out but it does leave a bit of residue on the side. However it's easily wiped off so no big deal.
At £3.40 for 100g this is not the cheapest product, however it washes nicely and smells divine. I don't think I'd buy it for myself, but as a gift it was really nice to receive and I'm really happy to continue using this product!
On my first foray into the Doncaster Lush store, I bought two chunks of soap, one of which I have already reviewed. The second one was Honey I Wash the Kids. There were two main reasons why I bought this - firstly the smell, and secondly the assistant said it would leave my skin feeling soft. I have to say that I like all things that either smell of or taste of honey and I was immediately drawn to this soap.
The soap is two-toned in colour - the majority is a creamy yellow but it has a honeycomb-patterned, dark toffee colour on the top. The most noticeable feature of this soap is the smell - it's strong. Having said that, it's not too overpowering provided that you like the smell of honey and toffee, but it will fill your bathroom with the fragrance and the aroma stays on your body for a few hours. It's not particularly sickly, but it is a rich and sweet smell and I do personally like this. Lush make their own honey water by blending honey, tincture of benzoin (this turns the water milky) and rose oil diluted in water. I cannot make out the smell of the rose oil, though, and by far the strongest fragrance is that of honey and toffee.
MY EXPERIENCE USING THE SOAP:-
The soap produces a nice thick, rich lather and it does leave my skin feeling soft and smooth. I've used the honeycomb part of the soap as a kind of exfoliator as it is a little rougher than the rest of the bar (I'm not sure if it's made for this purpose of not, but it does do quite an effective job). I've used this bar of soap for about 6 weeks now and I've got through probably a quarter of it (it weighed a little more than 100g) so it's going to last a long time. I do make sure that I don't leave the soap in water for any length of time, though, and it's always stored on a ceramic soap dish. I've used the soap by firstly creating a lather in the palms of my hands and applying it to my face and body, and also by rubbing the soap directly on my skin and then creating a lather with my hands. Both methods seem to be equally as effective.
Returning to the smell of this soap, a curious thing has been happening during the hot weather. Every morning for about a week we've got up to find a bumble bee in the bathroom. This has never happened before and we couldn't work out why they were appearing in the bathroom or what was attracting them. Because of the hot weather, the landing window has been open a lot and one morning I actually saw a bee fly in and crawl under the small gap under the bathroom door. So the question as to how they were getting in was solved, but why? Then I suddenly thought about the soap and the smell of it. As an experiment I put it in one of the bathroom cabinets and from that day there were no more bees in the bathroom - until yesterday. I had used the soap the previous evening and left it out, so I've come to the conclusion that the smell of the soap must be attracting the bees for some reason.
Lush make a big thing of using natural ingredients in their products and their ethical business values, and so I think it's important to list the ingredients. Their products are not entirely natural, although they do use a lot less chemicals than other so-called 'green' companies. The soap is individually wrapped when you buy it from the shop, and doesn't have a list of ingredients, so this is taken from their website:-
Honey Water, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Water, Perfume, Beeswax, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Bergamot Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, Gardenia Extract, Titanium Dioxide, *Limonene, *Linalool
Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Benzyl Benzoate
(*occurs naturally in essential oils)
It's interesting to compare this with another well-known 'ethical' brand (this is taken from their website for a chocolate scented soap):-
Sodium Palmate (Surfactant), Sodium Palm Kernelate (Surfactant), Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Parfum (Fragrance), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Glycine Soja Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Etidronic Acid (Chelating Agent), Tetrasodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Anisyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 77891 (Colour)
Although I'm no scientific expert, it appears that the Lush soap is the more natural of the two, even though it does include some chemicals.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:-
The soap can be bought from Lush stores which can be found in most large towns, cities and shopping malls, and from their website. An assistant will cut a chunk of soap for you in store, whereas the website offers three sizes - 100g at £3.40, 250g at £8.50 and 500g at £17.00.
I personally would recommend this soap as it cleans and softens and has a great aroma if you like the smell of honey and toffee. The fragrance will fill your bathroom and will stay on your skin for a long time and as such may not be suitable for some men. I also like the exfoliating action of the honeycomb crust which makes the soap even more special. It doesn't exclusively contain natural ingredients, but there are fewer chemicals and parabens than many other brands.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope you found it useful.
I am a huge Lush fan and one of my favourite soaps has to be Honey I washed the kids. It can be brought either from Lush shops or online and costs £3.40 for 100g. It can also be brought in larger sizes.
It smells so good- a powerful mix of honey and toffee. It smells like the perfect desert and to me it even looks like a chunk of cake with gooey toffee sauce topping. It is the type of soap you most definetely do not want to share! Despite the sweet smell it is not sickly. Lush also do a bath bomb -Honey Bee with the same scent.
It lathers up beautifully and a bar of this would last really well especially if I didn't feel the need to use it constantly. I love to wash my hands with this as the smell lingers on the skin and you catch beautiful whiffs whilst going about your day. For a real treat though using this all over is a must. The smell whilst strong on the bar is much milder on the skin, and really is lovely. I never wear perfume if I have washed with this. It leaves my skin clean and soft.
There are two downsides... the smell always makes me fancy a gooey desert... and running out of this soap would be devastating so you may need to stockpile.
It really is a gorgeous soap and I highly recomment especially if like me you have a sweet tooth and want to smell good enough to eat.
I imagine children would love to wash with this but Ive never been generous enough to share mine!
I don't normally buy blocks of soap as I favour liquid soap and liquid shower washes. I was however, pleased to receive two Lush gift sets at Christmas and included in one set was a star shaped block of 'Honey I Washed The Kids'.
'To bee, or not to bee'
Lush do not test their products on animals and try to use many natural ingredients. This particular soap is popular with Lush customers and has been around for quite some time. It is free from preservatives and is vegetarian friendly. If you are a fan of this soap, you may also like 'Honey Bee Bath Bomb' as this has the same honey/toffee scent. 'It's Raining Men Shower Gel' is also similar.
The main ingredient in this soap is honey water. Other ingredients include rapeseed oil, coconut oil, beeswax, bergamot oil, sweet wild orange oil and aloe vera extract. A full ingredients list is available from www.lush.co.uk.
Every piece of this soap is likely to be different in appearance. Instore, the whole block is cream on the bottom and brown at the top. The soap will come neatly wrapped and dated. This soap may come in different shapes if received as part of a gift set and won't be wrapped.
~Price and Availability~
Honey I Washed The Kids soap is available from www.lush.co.uk and instore. It is available in three different sizes :
*100g - £3.40
*250g - £8.50
*500g - £17.00
A gift set including various honey scented products is available priced at £19.95.
I adore the smell of most Lush products and whilst this particular soap isn't one I would have bought based on the scent, I was more than happy to receive it as a gift. My soap is a large star shape and came in a Christmas gift set alongside Cinders bath ballistic. I would say that this is one of the plainer looking soaps that Lush offer but appearance isn't everything.
The solid bar of soap has a mild, sweet scent which is quite pleasant. I find the scent to be more appealing and less sickly than It's Raining Men shower gel. It is less concentrated and in turn, is much nicer for me to use personally. I found the star shaped soap fairly easy to work with once I had used it a few times. The edges were a little too neat at first which made washing with it a bit uncomfortable. The soap itself is of a decent quality and doesn't turn to mush or become overly messy when in contact with water.
I find regular soaps to be quite drying to my sensitive skin but Lush soaps are much nicer to use. I mainly use this soap in the shower. I find that this soap gives off a lovely, lightweight and creamy lather. It doesn't feel overly indulgent but it does have a pleasant feel to it and is nicely cleansing against my sensitive skin. The scent offered by this soap is quite strong but not sickly sweet. The honey aroma is evident but I notice a sweet, syrupy toffee aroma mostly and it is absolutely gorgeous.
My skin is left feeling clean and refreshed after using this soap. A sweet scent transfers and lingers for a short while at a subtle level. I do find that whilst my skin is left feeling quite soft and definitely not dried out, it doesn't feel moisturised very much. I have tried using this soap as a hand soap too but like other Lush soaps, I find it leaves my hands feeling weird. I'm quite funny about soaps and whilst I love lathering them up in my hands, I hate the way they leave my hands once rinsed. It kind of freaks me out in a way so I normally give my hands a rinse with liquid hand wash after showering using this soap! Yes I am weird!
I have used this soap quite a lot and it has lasted well. I don't feel the need to use a lot to cleanse my skin and one bar seems to shrink at quite a slow pace compared to regular soaps. I quite like this soap as it has a pleasant smell and feels creamy against my skin. It is very gentle too and I have experienced no irritation from using it. My son has tried it out too as he loves Lush products and likes it. It isn't the best Lush soap that I have tried though and I will award it four stars. I do find it to be expensive for what it is.
Thanks for reading :)
This product is a handmade soap by a company called Lush. As far as I am aware, you can only buy these in a shop, and you pay by the kg. They are not "preformed", basically in the shop they have a massive slab of the stuff, and you simply ask the assistant how much you want, and whether you want it wrapped in a special scarf or not.
Anyway, Lush is one of these fair-trade hand made cosmetic shops with all natural ingredients and the like. Also, their products are of very high quality, and a combination of both of these factors results in this soap costing... well a lot. I can't remember how much exactly, but its around £5-£6 per 100grams or something like that? Basically I went in last mothers day and left with 2 "bars" of soap, two small shampoos (about 100ml), and it cost around £15. Pricey stuff, so it better be good!
Thankfully it really is. This flavour is a sort of honey flavour, and just looking at it visually, it really does look quite unique and special. Not like the generic soaps you buy in tescos, but something that seems a bit special.
It smells of a sort of honey esque flavour, but I personally though it has a sort of fruity tangy twist that I couldn't quite identify hidden away in it. However my mother (who I bought if for) disagreed.
My mom refused to use it for ages because, and I quote "its just too nice". She initially just used it to wrap in clothes, or to keep in the toilet to freshen it up and stuff like that. It just smells that nice, and is very pungent, and keeps its smell well.
Eventually, once she did started washing with it, she commented how it felt like it was "really good for her skin". I am no expert in these matters being male myself, but apparently honey is good for your skin?
Anyway, overall then, to summaries and rate this product.
Its one expensive piece of soap, and I would never consider this as a day to day purchase, it is just way to expensive for that. However, as a one off, to someone special, or maybe to really treat yourself if soap is your thing, then this stuff is pretty good. And I personally think that it is quite unique, because the way it presents, and its not covered in cheapish plastic, or in some "gift box", but for a few quid extra (think its about £2), they wrap it up in a silk scarf, which I think is a nice touch.
Basically, this is the shop I go to if buying anything for females, they just go crazy for all the smells, and handmade, fair trade etc etc. But for me personally, its not something I would buy for myself. Therefore I give this 4/5.
I love shopping in Lush and although soap might seem a bit boring, Lush always try their best to make it more interesting! I seem to have amassed several pieces of Honey I Washed The Kids soap from various goody bags and gift sets. It is available from the Lush high street stores, via mail order, or online at www.lush.com. The blocks come in several size options: £3.40 for a 100g block, £8.50 for a 250g block, and £17.00 for a 500g block.
Product description: "You can wash the kids in this if you want, but make sure you get your share of this honey toffee-scented addictive soap! Don't blame us if a fight breaks out over it - buy several to avoid family rifts. The family that washes together stays together."
Seeing as it's quite a mouthful, I'm going to refer to this soap as HIWTK from now on. The HIWTK soap is quite plain to look at and doesn't seem so impressive compared against some of the fancier, more decorative soaps that Lush have on offer. It has a plain honey toned golden brown colour, with a darker layer topping it off. My 100g blocks are cut into flat rectangular sections which do not include the top layer, so this makes them appear even more plain looking.
The thing that makes this soap so amazing is the super strong scent. It has a rich, sticky sweet smell which does smell very much like honey with an even sweeter scent than the natural stuff. It is very notiecable and the scent spreads around my bathroom when this is just sat in my soap dish, and it also leaves the fragrance behind on my skin after I've washed my hands with it. Personally this is one of my all-time favourite scented beauty products and I would recommend HIWTK based on the scent alone!
This soap has a nice texture and it feels quite gentle to use. It creates a nice light amount of foam which is enough to cleanse the hands when needed. I only ever use bar soap to wash my hands as I prefer other products for cleansing my body. I find that there is a slight negative to this product, and that is that it can be a little on the drying side if I'm having to use it frequently. I make sure to follow up with applying a hand lotion afterwards, particularly in this cold weather.
A 100g block of this soap lasts me for around 2 and a half months. Because of the shape of the bar, it is easy to get a good grip on when washing, but it also ends up turning into quite a thin strip when I get near to finishing it up. Once the bar starts to thin out too much it becomes very fragile and breaks down into loads of tiny little fragments which are impossible to use. This is a bit annoying as these pieces end up having to be thrown away and are wasted.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend giving HIWTK a try, if only for the sensual scent experience. It's a lovely soap to use and one of my favourite things from Lush.
Ingredients: Honey Water, Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Water, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Beeswax, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Bergamot Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Gardenia Extract, Titanium Dioxide, *Limonene, *Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate
*occurs naturally in essential oils
Lush are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!
When I first started buying Lush one of the things I always heard people raving about was this soap. I had a lot of recommendations to try it. I've since bought it numerous times and received it in gift boxes.
Lush say - 'You can wash the kids in this if you want, but make sure you get your share of this honey toffee-scented addictive soap! Don't blame us if a fight breaks out over it - buy several to avoid family rifts. The family that washes together stays together.
This was one of our best-selling soaps in our previous company, Cosmetics To Go. We had to bring it back because we couldn't live without it! '
This soap contains a lot of skin conditioning ingredients like honey water, rapeseed and coconut oils, beeswax and sweet orange oil. The ingredients give it a very subtle scent that is somewhat sweet but fresh at the same time. It isn't too sickly. It has the same scent as the Honey Bee bath ballistic and It's Raining Men shower gel but much more lighter.
I currently have a wedge of this at my bathroom sink. I suffer from dermatitis so I have to be careful with using things that dry the skin out as it causes the skin to crack and bleed and it becomes horribly painful. This leaves my skin really smooth and supple and has since ceased me to have any skin problems. I can see why this has become a cult favourite.
It's £3.25 for 100g. You can pick this up freshly made in any Lush store you can select how little or how much you want to purchase. I find that a small wedge last me a substantial amount of time. Definetly worth picking up if you suffer from dry skin.
This is a lovely soap from lush and definitely one of the best ones they do. I am a big fan of Lush for their use of natural and ethically sourced ingredients. Their stores always draw me towards them for their eclectic window displays and that fantastic lush smell you can detect from halfway down the street!
This soap is a perfect everyday soap for all the family. The smell isnt too overpowering or sweet, alot of products from lush can smell like you've just rubbed candy floss all over you but this is not the case. It smells of honeycomb, cocoa butter, toffee and vanilla to me. Its rich and moisterising, and I love the slab of beeswax that you get on the top (although this usually falls off after a few uses, it can be used seperately on its own). It doesnt lather up very much, which at first feels a bit dissapointing, but it still does the trick. It leaves your hands feeling lovely and soft and smelling wonderful - of butter and honey! It's also a good soap for all the family as its not too girly! The soap feels soft and silky on your skin and gives it a squeeky clean feeling after use. The slap of honey that comes on the top is quite hard and is great to use as an exfoliant - my hands can get quite dry but when I have this it does the trick of keeping them soft and suptle, it is also great for using on your feet on that hard skin as well. It also lasts a very long time and doesnt wear away or dissolve quickly - which is great as lush soaps can be considered quite pricey when comparing them to buying a standard bar of soap from say boots or superdrug. But it is definitely worth the extra pennies, with three of us in the house using it it can last us several weeks atleast! As I said earlier, lush are well known for using natural ingredients in their products and this soap is no exception. It is full of lovely natural ingredients such as honey, rapeseed oil, coconut oil, beeswax, orange oil and aloe vera extract among others - all good things for moisturising and softening your skin! If you love the honey rich smell of this soap, lush also do a range of other honey products such as the Brazened Honey face mask, and the Honey Bee bath bomb.
So in summary, this is definately a great soap to use to keep your hands smelling sweet and your skin soft. I recommend you go out and get some! It retails for around £3.25 per 100g!
I suffer from eczema on my feet, and my sister knows this bothers me a lot, and as one of my Christmas presents I received a rather generous slab of this soap. I received a cake style slice (thinner at the bottom than the top) which was wonderful as I got lots of the honeycomb that tops this soap.
This soap, like all others I have ever had from Lush, comes provided in a wax paper kind of packaging. There is a simple label on there describing the item and the ingredients. This is all very simple and this really just describe Lush. They offer wonderful products that do not have many unnecessary ingredients and if you prefer you can completely forgo the packaging and have this in a Lush knot wrap, which I was lucky enough to receive with my gift (as well as something else too).
The soap is fantastic to look at. It is kind of a buttercream colour and has a large slab of thick bumpy honeycomb on the top. I appear, looking at the website, to have received a piece of the side and middle as this is where the bumpy texture part is. Mine has a wonderful ridge to it and I find this to be great for using on dry skin and sensitive areas. It is grooved enough to give a good scrub without damaging my skin and this is ideal for rubbing my eczema with to try and remove any itchiness, redness and soreness.
This soap is not the biggest lathering soap I have ever tried but the glorious smell of this more than makes up for that! This has a wonderful sweet smell without being overpowering and I can detect honey and aloe vera within this. Both of which works wonders on my skin.
I have found that my eczema has cleared up a large amount. This is my prime time of year for suffering with my sensitive skin and this has worked wonders on my feet. I have been using this on a daily basis whether I have a bath or a shower. I usually finish my time in the bathroom by using this just on my feet but I have also had my husband was my back several times with this and my skin has been lovely and smooth (apparently) afterwards. On a couple of occasions I have used this when shaving my legs and I have received close shaving results and skin that smells and feels wonderful afterwards too.
Overall I would definitely rate this soap. The price is around £3.50 per 100g and this seems very reasonable to me for the quality of this product. I love the scent of this, it makes my skin feel nice, my eczema has cleared up a little bit and there is really nothing to dislike about this soap. If you are looking for a Lush product to try then I would definitely recommend this one. This appears to be one of the most classic Lush soaps and it is easy to see why this has been popular for so many years.
This is one of the few Lush products that I have ever truly loved. I don't often go into Lush for several reasons:
1. The smell is overpowering, it can attack a man from 50 paces from the shop and cause it to be an ordeal close to torture to persuade your husband or boyfriend to go in the shop with you.
2. They have so many staff that in a small shop you only have to turn 45 degrees and you are met with another youngster clad in an apron offering to give you a bath bomb demonstration or show you how a bath melt works.
3. A lot of their products are too expensive for a bargain hunter like me to even contemplate buying.
However, I once took a sniff of the Honey I Washed the Kids soap and I was hooked. I love this soap and wish I could wash with it all the time. I often just pick it up out of the soap dish at home and take a big deep sniff to get my fix for the day.
It is best if you can persuade the dreadlocked shop assistant to remove the beeswax from the slice before they weigh it out for you as otherwise you are paying a bit extra for something that isn't soap. Made the mistake the first time thinking it was part of the soap and badly scratched my arm with the rather sharp bit of wax on the top!
I don't find this soap as drying on the skin as other soap bars can be, but find it disappears a lot quicker than other soaps do - probably because I use it so much but also as it is handmade with natural products it is often softer than other soaps once it has been wet and can seem to be used up quicker.
Love the fragrance, husband loves it when I smell of it, job done!
I just wish it wasn't as expensive as it is otherwise I would buy a whole block of it at a time!
And you know when you're husband loves you when he is prepared to enter a Lush shop to buy you a bar of your favourite soap for your birthday or Christmas!
This is one of the products I find myself repurchasing constantly - even when I have some left I want to buy some for backup! The smell is absolutely gorgeous - the smell a sweet honey-toffee smell but gentle and not too overpowering. I love the honeycomb top coat of the soap - very cute! Unfortunately on virtually every occasion, this layer has fallen off quite easily. Either the top layer comes off before I've even used it, or it comes off after one or two uses. I don't mind too much about this, since it's superficial and you can use the brown sheet separately anyway. When I was first getting into Lush products I would watch YouTube reviews. For this soap, one/two reviewers mentioned using the brown topcoat for exfoliating with the cream base as the 'handle' (- I haven't found this but I thought it might be worth mentioning!) The soap lasts a reasonable amount of time, so even if you want to buy a smaller piece to try out it will last a good number of uses. I usually store the wrapping paper the products come in inside my wardrobe/drawers as it makes the immediate enclosure smell lovely. This soap is probably the best smelling soap out of all the Lush products in my experience. The qualities of this soap are moderate (e.g. not amazingly moisturising but perfectly acceptable for a soap). But the smell is the biggest selling point for me - it's just unbeatable and it smells nice on the skin! If you are new to Lush and want to try out a soap from their range, I would 100% recommend this soap! I also like how these soaps are displayed in shops - the pieces are all cut from a huge circular shaped piece with ridges running around it, similar to a big cheese but without smooth edges! Please note this product is priced at £3.25/100g - this puts the product at an average price for a Lush soap.
So I got bought a range of lush soaps for my birthday and whilst I loved the smell I've got to say I didn't enjoy the feeling it left on my skin.
As I stepped in the shower I thought, great! I'll try out the new soap. I usually use shower gels or dove bar soap.
So I started soaping up and whilst it smelt divine once washed off my skin felt all sticky and yuck.
Such a shame really. I don't even enjoy using it as a hand soap as I just don't like the sensation it leaves on the skin afterwards.
If lush could find a way of sorting this minor defect it'd be a win all round!
I also found it broke off into little pieces after a while and also leaves sticky marks on any surface it's touched. To be fair though they are easily removed.
I almost never use soap - I prefer shower gels in the shower and liquid handwash by the sink. I also rarely shop in Lush. So the fact I have bought this soap four or five times tells you a lot about how much I like it!
The thing I adore about this soap is the fragrance. The smell is sweet, sweet toffee with a touch of honey, and it is so unusual that I just love it. As with all Lush soaps you buy this by the chunk, and it costs £3.25 per 100g. It isn't the cheapest soap out there, but this is to be expected from Lush sadly! The soap is a creamy fudge colour and the piece I currently have is a big triangular wedge.
Sweet, sweet smell
As soon as you start using this soap in the shower you can smell the gorgeous aroma, and this for me makes my shower instantly more enjoyable! It is such a delicious sweet smell and unlike any other shower product I have ever used. The main smell is of toffee I think although of course there is the honey too - although I don;'t find this too overpowering. The soap lathers very well and feels quite creamy on the skin. It also leaves skin with that squeaky clean feeling, and the faint traces of the yummy fragrance.
I have to say that after drying off, my skin probably doesn't feel as soft as if I had used a moisturising shower gel, and this for me means I have to mark the product down slightly. This is a real shame as otherwise I think it's a great soap. I also wish the fragrance lingered forever! One nice perk, though, is that after use the smell lingers in my bathroom for the whole day. Yum!
Another little tip - if you don't plan on using this as soon as you buy it, pop it into a drawer with your clothes - it will leave them smelling fab.
One for sweet fans
I'd recommend this if you like vanilla and chocolate scented products such as cocoa butter.
It's definitely one for sweet-scented fans and probably not for you if you prefer floral scents - I can imagine some people would really dislike this! But not me!
Ingredients if you are interested:
Honey Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Water (Aqua), Sodium Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Beeswax (Cera alba), Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe barbadensis), Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Titanium Dioxide, *Limonene, *Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate
~~~~~~~~~~~~ The soap is suitable for vegetarians. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
100g / Contains honey, honeycomb, and essential oils /