“ Brand: Lush / Type: Soap „
Lush Soap Sod is a bizarre soap. It is one of my favourites - there is something about it that I love - it reminds me of summer. It is a really vibrant green colour, which is instantly appealing. It also means that it stands out against a lot of the more girly and feminine soaps that Lush sell.
It is meant to smell of freshly mowed meadows. Now don't get me wrong, there is no way that I imagined I was in a meadow when I used this soap, but it really did remind me of summer. There was a smell a little like freshly cut grass - you know that lovely summer evening smell - always reminds me of hot weather and long holidays from school!
There is lavender in this soap as well, which smells great and is really caring for the skin. I found that a subtle smell of lavender lasted on my skin for hours and hours after I had used this soap.
The soap lathered pretty well and did not dissolve too much in the water - though Lush soaps tend to dissolve quicker than other brands.
It is about £2.70 for 100g of this soap. I would treat yourself to a nice big slab of it. It is divine. I'm not looking forward to mine running out. Hope it lasts until the end of winter to cheer me up!
One of the latest additions to my Lush soap collection is soap Sod. It is not a soap I would have considered buying from Lush because it is part of the Retro range and is only available on the website. Orders from the Lush website have a delivery charge of £3.95 so I do not usually use it. I try to get Retro Lush from other Lush lovers on the Lush forum and when someone has this available to sell or swap, I swapped it for some of my unloved Lush bits.
Soap Sod is an unusual soap, it does not look like anything special, it is a turquoise green colour and has dried flowers across the top. My Soap Sod does not look like the one in the Dooyoo photo, it is not as vibrant green and the daisies look more dead on mine and dry, they are not placed nicely on top, they are shredded and embedded into the top of the soap. When shopping for soap I tend to go for the ones that really jump out at me and look bright or unusual, however I am glad I decided to get this because it is lovely and its scent certainly is unusual.
When my bar arrived I cut it into several pieces as Lush has a tendency to melt away quickly of you use the whole bar and I jumped in the shower. The bar lathered quite nicely (though the dried daisies on the top were a bit annoying) and a beautiful fresh scent filled the bathroom.
The Soap Sod scent is like freshly cut grass in the morning, green and dewy it is very refreshing and I was quite surprised just how much I enjoyed it. There is lavender in Soap Sod but luckily you really can not smell it because I had not realised there was lavender in it before I used it and I really do not like lavender.
I have scraped all the flowery bits off the top because they just made a nasty mess in my bath and serve no purpose so far as I can see other than decoration.
The scent of this soap is one you will either love or hate I think. I would think this was quite difficult to perfect because it really does smell like dewy mowed grass and for someone like me who (time permitting) likes to go and stand outside after its rained and enjoys the smell of wet grass and mud (a habit I picked up when pregnant which never left me) this is a really lovely soap, however I can imagine many people hating this.
The soap actually gets its scent from a perfume made with stinging nettles according to Lush, and the ingredients in Soap Sod as given on the Lush website are -
Coconut oil (Brassica napus;Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera)
Lavender Absolute (Lavendula augustifolia)
Lavendin Absolute (Lavendula hybrida)
Nettle Absolute (Urtica dioica)
Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides)
Soap Sod is priced at £2.75 per 100g making it one of the cheaper Lush soaps and I think it is worth every penny. Being from the Retro Range means you will have to order it from Lush Websales or mail order which means it is really only viable to buy this if you are buying a few things so that the £3.95 delivery charge evens itself out among a few products, otherwise this could end up being very expensive.
The gorgeous smell, coupled with the fact that this soap left my skin feeling really smooth and soft makes this soap a definite favourite for me and I think that when I do make my occasional purchases from the Lush website or mail order team I will stock up with Soap Sod.
Be taken away to the soap sod of freshly mown meadows when using this blend of secret grass mixture and flower perfumes, nettle absolute and lavender /