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I have been using this Body Shop Moringa soap for over a month now and it is still going strong. I don't use it all of the time. I use it alongside the hand wash and shower gels already in my bathroom, but I think it is nice to have a bar of soap sometimes.
~ Appearance ~
I got it for Christmas as part of a gift set alongside the matching shower gel, body butter and body scrub.
The soap is a light yellow colour and it comes as an average 100g bar. It is rounded and has The Body Shop logo imprinted on the top of it.
It comes shrink wrapped in thin cellophane with a sticker on the back, but The Body Shop's packaging is changing and now it is available in a more sturdy packet.
~ Price and availability ~
The Body Shop's soaps cost £2.00 for a 100g bar, which I think is a fair price. I don't use The Body Shop soaps all of the time, but I love to buy them every now and again and I think they are good quality.
They are available from The Body Shop, online at thebodyshop.co.uk or they can be ordered from your local Body Shop representative if you have one (they have a catalogue like Avon).
~ In use ~
I was excited to try the Moringa range as to be honest, it is not one I have bothered with before, usually opting for the fruity scents that The Body Shop's range offers.
It has a unique white floral scent. It has a slight sharpness to it, but I really like it.
The soap lathers up well and it leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh and smelling good. The scent lingers on my skin for a while after I have used this soap.
The soap doesn't make my skin feel dry at all and it doesn't irritate my skin.
I have found that my bar of soap has lasted really well. Although I have only used it on and off it is not too much smaller than its original size after a month of use, which I think is impressive.
It has not shown any signs of cracking or breaking like other soaps I have used often do.
I do like using this soap and I would consider buying it again. I have never been let down by The Body Shop's soaps and have always found them to be good quality and long lasting.
I normally favour liquid soap over solid bars of soap, just because I find them convenient and more hygienic, and most soaps you see these days do seem to be I the liquid pump bottles. However I have been temporarily living with my brother while in the process of moving and sorting my new flat out, and they have solid soaps in some of their bathrooms, including this Body Shop moringa soap, so I have been using it regularly.
This solid soap comes in a 100g bar which has a nice rounded shape to it. It says Body Shop on it and has a neutral creamy colour so won't look out of place or too garish in any bathroom. It is a good size to hold comfortably in my hands.
One issue I often had with solid soaps was that I thought they didn't lather up enough and soap just feel like you are rubbing a wet lump but not getting any foam! Luckily the Body Shop soap is not like that! When rubbing with wet hands the lather it creates is plentiful. It feels quite soft and creamy. The lather feels gentle and kind, and has not irritated or dried out my hands at all.
The scent of this soap is moringa, which I had often seen in the Body Shop but never bought anything from the range as to be quite honest I did not know what it was! I have now found out that it is a white flower but I still don't know more than that. The scent of the soap is really lovely - light, floral and refreshing but not too bland. I liked it so much that I picked up a couple of moringa products myself (shower gel and body mist) so I am looking forward to trying them.
These soaps can be bought for £2 from the Body Shop and some of the gift sets will also have a soap included along with various matching products like body butters, shower gels, scrubs, sprays or similar, so you can coordinate all your products in moringa if you want to.
I do still prefer a liquid soap, but this has made me see that solid soaps actually can be quite nice and I would consider getting this style of soap from the Body Shop every once in a while now, especially because in my new flat my friend and I each have our own bathroom so it would only be me using it and it would not be shared. I don't think I would be likely to put it in a communal bathroom.
For those who like solid bars of soap, this is definitely a good one.
I recently went looking for Christmas stocking fillers and went to the Bodyshop in search of some cheap smellies. One of the most inexpensive items in the store were their bars of soap. I ended up buying many bars for my family and a few for myself as I couldn't resist their gorgeous fragrances. One of the soaps I purchased was this yellow coloured Moringa Soap.
The soap I bought comes wrapped in a tight plastic wrap. Given that the body shop have a strong ethical stance when it comes to things like the environment and testing on animals I have to say I'm not sure the wrap is entirely needed. Perhaps they should take a leaf out of body cosmetic store Lush's book and wrap soaps in paper wrap with sticky information labels on the outer packet. Anway, the soap has it's own label on the plastic wrap which tells me some information about it. It's one of those double sided labels so you need a sharp fingernail to access the information underneath which includes the ingredients. The soap is marked as being sized at 100g or 3.5 OZ.
The soap is quite small to hold, measuring just over three inches in length and about 5 1/2 centimetres across, and is fairly unremarkable in terms of deisgn and appearance. It is molded into a slight curve which I think is to help make picking it up a little easier. It is also stamped with the Bodyshop logo on one side.
The special ingredients in this soap include Moringa seed oil and (Community Fair Trade) soya oil. I had actually never heard of moringa before so I looked it up online to find that it's a flowering plant whose leaves are vitamin rich.
I have been using the soap both as a bath soap and just to wash my hands at the basin and the soap is suitable for both. It's easy to lather up and feels soft and smooth. The soap doesn't melt away in hot water that easily so thankfully it'll give me lots of use. The bubbles produced from using the soap are soft and silky and almost like a milkshake froth.
The soap's fragrance is very unique and is difficult to liken to anything else. It has hints of sweet banana, sharp musk, sunrise-warmed mountains and summer beaches. It's a powerful, fresh scent that feels like a statement. I would say the fragrance is predominantly feminine but perhaps could be enjoyed by some men.
The soap leaves my skin feeling very soft from the minute those bubbles creep across me! The soap is very kind to dry and papery skin too and really injects some much needed moisture into those problem areas. I really like this for my hands as I tend to suffer from extremely dry and flaky knuckles but this soap has helped me roll back the years as far as the way my hands look and feel. I love that the Moringa fragrance remains on the skin and for longer than you'd expect, which makes me feel clean and womanly and confident throughout the day.
I paid £2 for this bar of soap. The shop also sell other products fragranced with Moringa so you can layer it up if you want to. I am really the soap and think it was a great gift idea too - I think my family members will love this too!
The Body Shop Moringa Soap
In the past I have found it quite hard to get a soap that leaves my hands clean, refreshed and doesn't make them feel dried out. The last time I was in the Body Shop the sales assistant recommended that I tried this Moringa soap, the Moringa range is one of my all time favourites so I didn't really require much convincing. I was told that the soap of course contained Moringa seed oil which will help to moisturise my hands as I use it and community trade soya oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids that will help to restore my skin's natural moisture barrier. So with all this in mind off I went home to try out my latest purchase.
The body shop recommends this soap for use in the bath or shower, but personally I think that it makes for lovely hand soap. I do usually have a liquid soap on the go (as the husband prefers this) as well but personally I have always preferred to use a nice bar of soap.
I love the fragrance of the Moringa Body Shop range and this soap is no different. It has a beautiful, sweet floral scent that fragrances the entire bathroom. When I first started using this soap I thought I had left some bottle or lotion open until I realised that the beautiful fragrance scenting the room was the soap. So now I make sure that I try and remember to close the bathroom door to allow the fragrance to build up. As well as smelling nice the soap also looks inviting to use, it comes in a creamy very pale slightly lemon colour.
Maybe because the sales assistant had sold me this soap as a miracle cure to clean my hands and leave them feeling not moisturised but certainly not dried out I was expecting a bit too much from it. When I started using this soap I instantly fell in love with it, when you wet it and rub some on your hands it feels silky as well as smelling lovely. However, I still find that this soap sometimes leaves the skin on my hands feeling tight and in need of a moisturiser. It has been better than using some other soap that I have tried, but it hasn't left my skin feeling any better than my usual brand of Dove soap would. However, this soap does leave my hands beautifully fragranced with the Moringa scent for a good long while after use.
The soap is expensive compared to most other supermarket brands but then cheap compared to other skin care shops such as Lush. The Body Shop are currently selling this soap for £2 for a 100 ml bar. Personally, I have found that this soap will last you for quite a while and usually I never get all the way through it before I change it over for something else.
In my opinion, I believe that this Morniga soap deserves a four out of five star rating even if it doesn't moisturise my hands as much as I hoped it would. I would be tempted to buy this again as I love the fragrance and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone especially if you already enjoy the Moringa Body Shop range.
This has to be one of the best soaps that the Body Shop sells.
It is available in their usual ergonomic shape which makes it less likely to slip out of your hands when using. I found the fragrance unusual, I don't recognise Moringa as a plant or flower but from the fragrance I assume it must be tropical or Mediterranean. This is a fragrance for anyone who loves strong floral scents and not for the faint hearted! It lasts right to the end of the bar and does not disappear as some soap fragrances do.
Fragrance aside, the soap produces a rich lather and cleans well. It left my skin feeling soft and smooth. I would say this is definitely one for the girls, very feminine.
Oh, and if you like to co-ordinate your bathroom colours, it's a very pale creamy yellow which works well with most schemes.
What I really love about this product is that it part of a range of bath and beauty products all of whish are gorgeous.
The Moringa range from The Body Shop is absolutely gorgeous, possibly my favourite range from the whole shop!
I was first introduced to Moringa in 2008 by a friend of mine, it was a new range to The Body Shop and unlike any of the other soaps / shower gels / body butters it was flowery which made it so different to the rest of the collection - they are normally based on fruits or nuts. I am not usually a 'bar' of soap fan I much prefer liquid soaps if I can help it. Although I popped the Moringa soap out in the bathroom and was quite suprised, it didn't dry up and crack like other soaps before have and it didn't go slimey either. I loved how the Moringa soap still made my hands feel moisturized after washing them and the smell of Moringa lasted all day. Many guests who have stayed at our house have commented on how gorgeous the soap smells.
I am very impressed with how The Body Shop package soaps - Very minimal, helping the environment. It also helps me when it comes to recycling!!
I must say the Moringa gift sets are absolutely gorgeous and well worth the money, they make fabulous presents and everyone always comments on how nice the set is.
I really do like soap in my bathroom though I positively hate the scum and mess that they can create. However of late I have been in the body shop a few times as my bestmate/flatmate adores the place and I often end up browsing the wears on the shelves and sniffing stuff as I go. My mate the other day bought this one for me as a treat in with her shopping for goodies and as I have had a few of their soaps of late and rather liked them I was pleased to receive this one to add to my ever growing collection!
The Soap Itself:
Well the soap is an oblong shape with rounded off corners and rather thick with a slight curve to the middle of it for ease of handling and it's a very light soft lemon colour and on the top of the soap I am told that it is 'The Body Shop'. It comes in a clear plastic covering that is easily removable and on the back of that ingredients, size and contact details for The Body Shop are stated. It's all very minimal packaging of course and I appreciate that.
This soap is smooth when in use though not one bit greasy at all. It lathers up with total ease and you can of use this for hand washing or in the bath or shower as its great for using for shaving your bits and bobs with (if desired lol). This has a lovely light and summery floral fragrance to it which has a soft and creamy approach and I do really like the somewhat unusual aroma this sports. It rinses off with complete ease and leaves the skin delicately scented for a good few hours but above all leaves me feeling clean, refreshed and totally feminine and my skin feels lightly hydrated and not one bit dried out.
At £2.00 a bar for this soap I have found that it doesn't melt really and therefore lasts me ages. Even left in a soap dish for a couple of days and not using it, it doesn't scum up and/or go soggy at all and best of all it doesn't dry up and crack! I really like this soap and I feel that it offers a lot for its money and it only costs £2.00 a bar so it's a bit of a bargain for a slab of luxury and better still its pretty natural and not tested on animals so I can get gorg without a conscience!
Only available in The Body Shop.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Some time ago I was shopping in The Body Shop and treated myself to a set of Moringa items including the shower gel, body butter and soap. I have used and loved the body butter and shower gel but had never got round to trying the soap until now.
I take a shower each morning and use shower gel and I use liquid soap downstairs in the kitchen and cloakroom so I rarely use soap. The other day I gave the bathroom a really good clean and there were a couple of bits of soap in the dish on the side of the bath which I moved and I put out my nice Moringa soap. It is pale yellow in colour and looked very classy sitting in my soap dish!
As with almost all the Body Shop products, with the possible exception of the gift sets, the packaging on the soap is minimal. It is shrink wrapped in plastic (which of course goes in the recycling bag) with a small label to tell you it is Body Shop Moringa Soap.
The soap weighs in at 100g and currently costs £2 - or if you have a Love Your Body Card it would only cost £1.80 as you get 10% off all purchases.
I have taken a look on the website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk and there I discovered that the soap contains two main active ingredients. Moringa seed oil with oleic acid which moisturises and protects the skin and Community Trade soya oil which has essential fatty acids to help restore the skins natural moisture barrier.
The Community Trade initiative was launched by The Body Shop in 1987. In short it provides the farmers growing the ingredients with a fair price for their product and helps to sustain their way of life. If you are interested in finding out more about this there is a lot of information on the web site.
Anyway, back to the soap .....................
When I took a shower I decided to try my new soap and I was very impressed. The first thing that I noticed was the shape; the soap is oval so it fits in my hand comfortably which in turn means that I am less likely to drop it when I am in the shower. It is also slightly curved so that it has a convex side and a concave side. This means that the concave side glides easily over my skin. I know it is only a little thing but it all helps to enhance the overall experience.
As soon as I got the water onto the soap it lathered up really well, although at this point I will say that, living on the edge of Snowdonia, we do have very soft water. The lather was very thick and creamy with that light flowery Moringa fragrance that I love.
I found that the soap cleaned my body well and the lather rinsed off easily enough. After my shower my skin felt clean, fresh and somewhat moisturised although the fragrance did not linger either on my skin or in the air.
I completed my ablutions by using the Moringa Body Butter which always makes my skin feel and smell gorgeous.
In conclusion I would definitely recommend the Moringa soap especially when it is used alongside the other Moringa products!
The Body Shop Moringa Soap - 100g bar for £2.00
I love lots of Body Shop products and I especially like the fact that they don't test on animals and also that they are careful not to use too much packaging. Packaging material is usually recycled and then after use it is able to be recycled again.
The Body Shop sells a wide range of soaps in a range of fragrances. In May of this year the price of a 100g bar of fragranced soap at the Body Shop cost £2.50, since around the end of May the price has been lowered to £2 per bar. Much more affordable for a bar of soap. I have noticed no other price reductions recently at the Body Shop and perhaps in time the price of the soap will rise again to £2.50!
I find Body Shop products on the whole quite expensive and I only usually buy one occassionally as a treat, often I am given Body Shop products as a gift.
The soaps are perfect to be given as gifts, they are only £2 each and when you buy them in the Body Shop stores the sales assistant usually put them in the small sized Body Shop recycled brown paper bag. These bags look really good as they have little handles made from pleated recycled paper and they have the Body Shop logo on the front. They are exactly the right size for the soap and hence when you are buying the soap to give as a gift this saves you buying a gift bag or wrapping paper.
Body Shop Moringa soap is about 6 inches long and 4 inches wide. It is about 3 inches thick. The soap is pale yellow in colour, the same colour as the Moringa flower the soap is fragranced with. It has the Body Shop text and logo etched on to the front of the soap. The soap comes with minimal packaging, it is simply wrapped in clear plastic and just enough plastic is used to cover the soap.
The Moringa scent is very strong, they have captured it perfectly within this soap. It can be detected even with the plastic wrapper intact but once you take the soap out of the wrapper the Moringa smell is really even more intense. It is a very rich floral feast with middle notes of lemon and orange blossom and top notes of the Moringa Flower and Sandlewood. The fragrance of this soap always reminds me of summer and the scent of summer flowers when they are in full bloom. The fragrance is calming and reasurring, it makes me feel safe.
The soap is intended for use in the bath, shower or for handwashing. It is not intended for use on your face. When you use the soap it produces lots of light yellow coloured foam. The soap rinses well and leaves no residue at all. It is lovely to use because of it's intense floral smell. After using the soap the scent lasts on your skin for hours.
A 100g bar of this soap is very long lasting unlike cheaper soaps that dissolve very easily when they touch water.
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).
The Body Shop has a range of Moringa products which include the soap, shower gel, body lotion, body butter and body scrub.
I give the Body Shop Moringa Soap 5 Dooyoo stars, it smells lovely, lasts a long time and it is a bargain at £2 per bar.
Summary: Great to give as a gift or for a treat for yourself.
I have most of the products from the moringa body shop range and I LOVE all of them, they have in my opinion the nicest smell of all of the body shop ranges. The other products in this range include, the shower gel, body butter, body scrub (see my other review) and there are also some new bath sets with include a mini trio which is only £5!
The soap is a really nice pale yellow colour and it is packaged in a clear see though plastic wrapping. It also has the body shop sign on the front. It smells so nice just like all of the other products and I found it really easy and quick to make it lather up, which I have not found with other soaps.
It contains, moringa seed oil with oleic acid which really intensely moisturises my skin - other products that I have tried such as other soaps and some shower gels have left my skin really dry but this one didn't. It also contains community trade soya oil grown in Capanema (the body shop provides jobs to people all over the world, helping the community to become prosperous and stable. The soya oil helps to replenish my skins natural moisture barrier - so that it leaves my skin so soft, intensely hydrated and smelling yummy.
*Smells so nice on my skin and the scent lasts ages
*The 100g bar is only £2! so it is really worth a try
*Nice pretty coloured bar
*Contains good high quality natural ingredients
*The body shop helps support people all over the world
*Very hydrating as it leaves my skin really soft, smooth and smelling lovely all day long
*High quality brand
*So many other products in the range to try at really affordable prices!
*Did not irritate my slightly sensitive skin
Thank you for reading my review
I ventured into the Body Shop for the first time in a long time lured by a yellow display that I could see in the shop front. The yellow splash of colour enticed me inside, and it was then that I discovered a new range of toiletries called Moringa.
The range is a lovely summery yellow, and my first thought was that they would make a lovely Mothering Sunday gift. They certainly had some inexpensive gift sets in the range, including a tempting trio of travel size toiletries in a pretty bag for £5.
Before deciding whether to buy some of the range for my mum I thought I would purchase a soap, as I used to love their soaps many years ago. The soap they had in the range was £2.50.
The soap is a creamy one and as you use it the fragrance is absolutely lovely. It is a subtle yet distinctly floral and feminine aroma and using this soap is pure pleasure. It lasts very well indeed and it leaves skin feeling smooth and soft, and is not drying at all, but intensely moisturising. I thought it was one of the best bar soaps I have tried in recent years.
The moisturising nature of the soap comes from the seed oil of the Moringa flower, and oleic acid also helps to keep skin from drying out after bathing or showering. In addition the soap contains soya oil which has essential fatty acids which also help to moisturise the skin.
What I really like about this product is that as it is a soap there is no waste such as empty shower bottles to dispose of, and the soya oil which they use is Community Trade, which means that the farmers who grow the soya are paid fairly for this, so that they can support their families and remain economically secure. Having had quite a gap from shopping in the store I was encouraged to revisit again having discovered that they are still passionate about the environment, though I do have my concerns about the company since it was acquired by L'Oreal in 2006.
The Body Shop advise that you use the matching body scrub in the range first to remove dead skin cells, and that you then moisturise using the body lotion or butter in the collection to complete the skin care routine. As I have other moisturisers I haven't been tempted to do this yet, but I may certainly make repeat purchases from this range having found it to be so lovely.
When I purchased this item the assistant tried to sell me their discount card, which if I do shop there regularly in future I may well purchase, as it did seem to offer a very good value package. It is £5 to purchase, and for this you receive 10% off for a year on all purchases, a birthday gift to the value of £5, a free product to the value of £5 on your 4th stamp, a free product to the value of £10 on your 8th stamp, as well as many other exclusive member events. This card is called "Love Your Body" and despite having an up front payment associated with it, does seem to represent great value for money.
I think it is also important to mention that if you shop online with them, then clicking through from a cash back site such as Topcashback will yield 15% cash back on every purchase, and you can also input your "Love Your Body" card number as well to earn extra discounts.
I love this soap. I think it has a luxurious feel to it and the lovely summery yellow shade makes it a perfect choice for Mothering Sunday or for any spring birthday. It has a fresh and light fragrance which will have a wide appeal, and certainly I am planning to purchase from this range to treat my mum shortly.
If you have dry or mature skin this is a perfect choice, and although it is expensive compared to purchasing several bars of a cheaper brand, this is a treat and something rather special.
This review is also published on Ciao under my user name Violet1278.
The Moringa soap is 100g and costs £2.50 for a bar or 3 for £5. It has a delicate floral scent and a rich creamy texture. It lathers well and leaves skin feeling very soft. I would only recommend using on your hands or body as I find that your face is much more delicate and needs a specific product to make sure it is well balances, not too oily or dry.
This product is not tested on animals. However it isn;t very eco-friendly as it is packaged in clear plastic film, whereas I would prefer it to be naked like a soap from Lush.
It contains Moringa seed oil which is used to add moisture and nurishment to your skin. The Community Trade (similar to Fair Trade but only for The Body Shop) Soya Oil is great for rebuilding your skins moisture barriers, helping to retain moisture and leaving skin silky soft.
Although it smells nice and is creamy, I much prefer using shower gels as they are easier to use (soap gets too slippery) and find them better value for money and I hate how soap dries out and sticks to your bathroom surfaces.