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      08.06.2014 09:53
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      Wonderful fruity soap

      I have had an enduring love of all things Body Shop since I was a teenager. Although I now supplement my skin care addiction with items from Lush I will always buy the fruity soaps from the Body Shop as I think they are fantastic. The Satsuma soap is something that I buy all the time as I love anything that is citrus scented and when you use all the Satsuma products together they give you a lovely fresh smell which is zesty and fresh all at the same time. The soap costs 2.00 which is a tad expensive for a bar of soap but it feels more luxurious than your standard cream soap so I think it's worth it and besides it is one of the cheapest things you can buy in the Body Shop so even if money is a bit tight you can still afford to get yourself a treat. If you have never used the soaps from the Body Shop then you might not expect them to be so fragrant but this little bar of soap really packs a fragrant punch and scents the whole bathroom with its citrus scent. It contains real Satsuma seed oil which is what gives it such a strong smell. The fragrance is very natural and not sickly and artificial. It is also one that my husband doesn't mind using as he says it isn't as feminine as some of the other bars of soap that I buy. It gives such a good lather and cleans so well. I can also use this on my body as I don't find it to be as drying as some other soaps can be and it always leaves me feeling clean and refreshed. I usually use the shower gel though and save this just for my hands but occasionally I will use it in the shower when I fancy smelling of it and haven't got any of the Satsuma shower gel and it doesn't leave my skin too dry. It is a very refreshing smell and one that gets you going in the morning and the scent actually stays on your skin for ages afterwards. This soap is a real bargain for 2.00 as it feels and smells like it is much more expensive and comes from a much fancier brand than the Body Shop.

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      16.03.2014 10:36
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      My favourite soap - 5/5!

      For Christmas my sister gave me a Cath Kidston mug, which she'd wrapped in cellophane and put little chocolates in. It wasn't until I dug my way through the chocolates that I found there was other treats in the cup such as lip balm, nail polish and this Satsuma soap from The Body Shop.

      My sister knows that I love The Body Shop's Satsuma range and it feels as though I haven't had one of their soaps for ages.


      ~ Appearance ~
      The soap is a bright orange colour and it has rounded edges. It has The Body Shop's logo imprinted on the top and the bottom of the soap is arched so that it is easy to hold.
      It comes in an orange, transparent, plastic packet.


      ~ Price ~
      The soap is only available from The Body Shop or online at thebodyshop.co.uk. It costs £2.00 for a 100g bar, which I think is reasonable.


      ~ In use ~
      The soap has a lovely scent of Satsuma. It is quite intense. It is really fruity and pleasant.
      The soap lathers up well and creates a rich, creamy lather rather than a soapy one. It feels luxurious. I don't find that the soap is drying on my skin at all. It actually feels quite moisturising on my skin, being quite creamy, in the same way that some shower creams can feel moisturising.
      It leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean and its lovely scent lingers on my skin for a while after using this soap.
      I usually find that The Body Shop's soap lasts quite a while and I have been using this bar for about 2-3 weeks already and there's still plenty of the bar left. I'd say it will probably last me another 2-3 weeks.
      I really love using this soap as it feels good quality and it smells gorgeous. I love how intense the scent is. It is also very creamy and moisturising, which makes it lovely to use.
      I would recommend this soap and I will definitely use it again in the future.
      It is obviously a bit more expensive than your average bar of soap that you'd buy from a drug store or supermarket, but it is cheap enough to pick up now and then as a treat.

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        26.07.2013 09:45
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        A treat for the bathroom.

        I love Body Shop products but sadly there are no stores on my doorstep so I only buy their products online or when I venture into a town. I particularly love the Body Shop in York as I go up there several times a year. The fabulous scent wafting out of their door always pulls me in. Invariably, I leave with a bar of their soap. Their Satsuma scented soap is a particularly good choice - but I guess over the years I've bought most of their scented soaps and I haven't yet found one I didn't like.

        The soaps are individually and simply wrapped, and at the moment a bar of Satsuma soap (100g) costs £2. It's worth noting, however, that the body Shop runs lots of offers and promotions throughout the year. I often buy quite a few items at once to make sure I get the best deal. I usually put one of these soaps in the downstairs cloaks as it is a nice treat for visitors. The soap has the Body shop logo on the actual bar so your guests know they are using good quality soap. The soap is approx. 8.5 cm in length, orange in colour and smells deliciously citrusy to use. It makes a good lather and leaves your hands soft and smelling very vaguely of oranges after use.

        I also keep the occasional Body shop soap unwrapped in my bedside drawer underneath my smalls as I think it adds a soft scent to my clothing.

        Body Shop products are not tested on animals.

        Good value soap for the price; delicious scent and excellent quality.

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        11.03.2013 00:29
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        A nice strong smelling orangey soap

        I ordered some Christmas presents off the Body Shop website last Christmas and I was pleased to find a £3 gift card packed in with my order which could be spent in store. I had never bought anything for myself from the Body Shop before so the next time I saw one, I popped in to see what I could spend it on. I didn't fancy having money off a more expensive item, I wanted to get something for £3 or less so I found myself drawn to a basket full of various different coloured bars of soap which were £2 each.

        There were quite a few different scents available including fruity ones such as strawberry, satsuma, lemon, grapefruit, mango and coconut, as well as a couple of slightly odd ones called chocomania and olive which I decided to steer clear of! I chose the satsuma one which is a nice, bright, clear orange colour, as you would expect.

        It may sound strange to say but I really like the shape of this soap! It is curved in a way that is nice and comfortable to hold. It is really easy to turn over in your hands and it feels really nice and smooth when doing so (none of this exfoliating nonsense full off seeds and pebbles and goodness knows what else!)

        At first, when taking the soap out of the packet I was a bit overwhelmed by the strength of the smell and I was worried it was too fragranced for me to get along well with. It does indeed have a strong orange smell (satsuma, apparently, if we are going to be technical but who can honestly small the difference between the two anyway?). I am pleased to say that it grew on me and I now really like using this soap. The smell lingers on your hands for a little while after using but is obviously weaker and I think this is really pleasant and refreshing.

        It soaps up nicely when being used but still stays nice and solid. It doesn't seem to get soggy or leave orange mush on the sink which is a bonus! Some bars of coloured soap are terrible for this. Conversely, it doesn't dry out or crack either, it just sits there looking lush and orange, waiting for its next use!

        I personally feel that at £2 this soap will go much further (and is more pleasant to use) than most liquid soaps which cost the same price. When my present bar of soap runs out, I would happily go back to the Body Shop and buy this product again therefore it gets 5 stars from me!

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          16.01.2013 12:31
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          Can be expensive if used in the bath as it doesn't last long

          I received the Satsuma soap for Christmas, I wouldn't buy it myself as satsuma is the only Body Shop scent I don't like. I know they sometimes have a 3 for 2, but are usually £2 for just one. Not cheap for a soap but still Body Shop stuff is good quality and ethical.

          The soap is a 100g bar and comes individually wrapped, there isn't much information on it. Bright orange in colour this soap is slightly translucent. The first thing you notice when you open it is the strong scent- it really does smell like a satsuma but maybe just a little bit fake. Although they use natural ingredients (it contains real satsuma seed oil) the list on their website- Body Shop.co.uk- is extensive and chemical sounding, I won't list them all but here's a few:

          Sodium Palmate (Surfactant), Sodium Palm Kernelate (Surfactant), Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Sorbitol (Humectant), Palm Kernel Acid (Surfactant), Citrus nobilis (Mandarin Orange Oil) (Fragrance), Citrus dulcis, Methylparaben (Preservative), Sodium Dehydroacetate (Preservative), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 15510 (Colour), CI 77499 (Colour).

          Washing with the soap doesn't dry my skin out and though not a moisturising soap, it leaves my skin soft and really clean. The citrussy smell doesn't linger on me fortunately, it wears off after a while. When using it in the bath or shower it lathers up nice and washes off easily even though it's a very gloopy soap. I've only used this a couple of times in the shower because I find the smell too much, the soap has been relegated to a sink soap!.

          I've never had any problems with any reactions to it, for example spots- even on my face which flares up straight away with certain other soaps if I've washed my face with them when I'm in a rush.

          After the first few uses it loses its colour, it goes light orange and 'mushy' I find it sticks to the sink and leaves a messy residue. I don't think it's a long lasting soap maybe a week with us all using it as a sink soap rather than in the shower in bath.

          I'd recommend it only if you like orange smells, and don't need a long lasting soap and don't mind the sludge.

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            11.01.2013 17:16
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            lovely smelling fruity soap

            I recently got this in a gift set for christmas along with the shower gel and body butter. The soap normally costs around £2 on its own and comes wrapped in a simple clear plastic wrapper.

            The soap itself is bright orange to reflect the orange scent, and is a nice size, small enough to fit in your hands easily without it slipping out. The smell is very strong and hits you as soon as you open the packet, which is great as the scent of this soap is my favourite thing about it. It smells very strongly of - yep you guessed it - oranges, its a very refreshing and summery scent, and it stays on your hands after rinsing for quite a while to. It feels quite luxurious when you lather it up between your hands and only needs a little bit of water to get it going and doesnt seem to wear down too quickly either so it will last quite a long while. It also doesnt leave my hands dry, I normally dont use soap and prefer handwash as I find soap really dries my hands out and makes them feel horrible - but this one has none of that. It leaves my hands feeling clean, smooth and smelling lovely and fruity.

            I really cannot fault this soap at all, you might think it is a bit expensive for a bar of soap but I have paid more in the past so this one doesnt seem to bad to me at all in comparison to say, a soap from lush. I would definitely recommend it!

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            20.10.2012 18:47
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            3/5

            I haven't shopped at the Body Shop since they were bought over by L'Oreal, however, this soap is one of my firm favourites :)! It smells so like a satsuma that you'd be forgiven for biting into it! All of the Body Shop soaps have the almost over powering odour about them but with a sickly sweet edge to counteract the all out over powering smell that can come from the cheaper soaps. At around £2 a bar for this soap it is certainly not on the cheaper side of the soap market.

            This soap contains 'real satsuma oil' in the soap. A satsuma is a small fruit that is often found in Christmas stockings, placed in there by well meaning parents who want to counteract the effects of chocolate overload at Christmas. Funnily enough a satsuma is sometimes called the 'Christmas fruit.' It's a much smaller fruit than an orange, is usually seedless and is much sweeter than an orange but it is from the citrus family. The satsuma originates from Japan and was traded to Spain and the USA around the 19th century. They are easy to peel and taste brilliant so they're a wonderful fruit.

            This soap lathers up brilliantly and lasts a good while depending on your use. The soap is a lozenge shape and is a translucent orange colour. As part of a gift it is very welcome, especially because the Body Shop have a whole range of satsuma products to mix and match with the soap or to make up as a gift set that will be very welcome (can't count the number of toiletries I've received over the years, mind you, but I wouldn't be complaining too much if I got something from this range.)

            If you like to read really long lists and know your science then here is a list of ingredients:

            Sodium Palmate (Surfactant), Sodium Palm Kernelate (Surfactant), Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Sorbitol (Humectant), Palm Kernel Acid (Surfactant), Citrus nobilis (Mandarin Orange Oil) (Fragrance), Citrus dulcis (Orange Oil) (Fragrance Component), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Parfum (Fragrance), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Tetrasodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Tetrasodium Etidronate (Chelating Agent), Citrus reticulata (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Methylparaben (Preservative), Sodium Dehydroacetate (Preservative), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 15510 (Colour), CI 77499 (Colour).

            Yep the ingredients list reads like my Chemistry homework; a whole bunch of things I don't quite understand and some that look faintly familiar to me. I'm not really bothered by 'chemicals' as chemicals are in everything and anything. However if you're sensitive to any of the ingredients I'd avoid it like the plague. As I don't have overly sensitive skin myself then I can't say how it reacts with sensitive skin.

            As for the uses of this soap well in the shower or on your hands, right? Well yes. But I also like to stick them in drawers (either open or not) so my clothes can smell of the fragrances of the soap - yummy!

            The Body Shop offer a 'Standard' delivery (of which the price isn't stated on their website, so I only assume it's free) and 'Express' delivery which will cost £4.99 for next day delivery - a steep price to pay on top of a £2 product so better used for bigger items that you can't wait to get your hands on. If you're near a Body Shop store then you're better off going in-store to sample (smell) products first and then deciding on what to buy.

            I haven't bought this soap in some time and since writing this review I'm tempted to buy myself several bars of the stuff but at £2 a pop I'm reluctant to spend so much money on one bar of soap. Over all I'd say price aside that this is a lovely soap that will last a good while but with cheaper alternatives out there the Body Shop no longer has the monopoly on soaps, shower gels and the like so could well do to drop their prices to compete in the current market.

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              02.01.2012 14:25
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              Super juicy smelling soap - treat yourself!

              ---Body Shop Brand---

              The Body Shop was founded i the 1970s by Anita Roddick but has now been taken over by L'Oréal.
              From their website - 'The Body Shop has always believed passionately that animals should not be used for cosmetic testing. We have never tested our products on animals. Similarly, we insist that all our suppliers have not tested their ingredients on animals for cosmetic purposes.
              We're incredibly proud of our dedication to this issue, and our global campaigning against cosmetic animal testing. The EU banned animal testing for finished cosmetic products in 2004, and for ingredients in 2009.'


              --Product--

              This is one of the Body Shop's selection of fruit fragrance soaps.
              It is a glycerine type soap that is semi transparent. Very fragrant. If you like satsumas and tangarines you will LOVE this - smells juicy enough to eat - but don't!!
              Comes in an oval rounded shaped bar shrink wrapped in cellophane.
              There are a large selection of satsuma items on the Body Shop websiite.


              --Ingredients--

              From the Body Shop website it shows that the soap contains glycerine and also 'Satsuma seed oil'.
              Full list of ingredients at bottom of review.


              --Good Points--

              Fragrance - very fruity and true to life. You can smell it even before you remove the plastic wrap that surrounds it - great for scenting drawers etc and almost too good to use. If you keep a few in the bedroom it will scent the whole room - so you get the lovely smell even before you open and use them. I have to be careful with mine as son hates orangy smells so I have to confine it to my bedroom!


              --Use--

              long lasting soap that lathers well and keeps its shape and colour almost to the end.


              --Cost--

              Sells at a reasonable £2 for a 100g size which I would class as regular - lasts absolutely ages - especially if you try and keep it for yourself like I do!
              Can also sometimes be picked up on sale so you might even get more of a bargain.


              ---Availability---

              From any Body Shop shop but I purchase from their website. The postage here is £2.99 but the company often has special deals for free postage so by ordering when there is a special offer could mean you have free postage plus also get a % off the total cost of your order as well.


              --Website---

              www.thebodyshop.co.uk


              ---Full Ingredients---

              Sodium Palmate (Surfactant), Sodium Palm Kernelate (Surfactant), Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Sorbitol (Humectant), Palm Kernel Acid (Surfactant), Citrus nobilis (Mandarin Orange Oil) (Fragrance), Citrus dulcis (Orange Oil) (Fragrance Component), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Parfum (Fragrance), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Tetrasodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Tetrasodium Etidronate (Chelating Agent), Citrus reticulata (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Methylparaben (Preservative), Sodium Dehydroacetate (Preservative), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 15510 (Colour), CI 77499 (Colour).

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                29.10.2011 00:28
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                The Body Shop satsuma soap

                The satsuma is probably my second favourite fruit after the strawberry and also one of my favourite smells from The Body Shop. The satsuma is known as the seedless mandarin and is an easy-peeling citrus mutant of Chinese origin, but introduced to the West via Japan. What a lovely fruit to turn into a beautiful soap.

                The Body Shop soaps are really nice affordable beauty products from this store. Priced at just £2 per soap they are colourful, fruity, handy and well made. THe soap weights 100g so is quite a good weight and equivalent to most other hand bar soaps. This soap is a lovely light yellow/orange colour and has quite a see through look to it due to the glycerin content in it. THe words THe Body SHop are printed into it and it has a bit of a curve to it so you can hold it well in your hands in order to lather it up all over your body. The Body Shop say that this soap will leave your skin cleansed and refreshed and I definitely agree with that. Due to the nice zesty fruity fragrance of this soap my skin really odes feel nice and refreshed after use as it's quite a cooling sensation on my skin.

                The smell of this soap is definitely very zesty. As soon as you smell it and even more so when you take off the plastic wrapping you are hit with a lovely strong, sharp, citrusy smell, I'm sure it's not to everyone's liking as it is quite strong but it's very authentic and very intoxicating! I think the Body Shop have captured the fragrance and packaged it well into this soap. The soap contains real satsuma oil and you can definitely smell it and I like the fact that it is an oil so it really coats the skin well. 

                If you want a nice fruity smelling skin and bath then this is the soap for you

                All in all a great product that will really make a difference in the world and possibly make you feel a little bit more beautiful too!

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                  14.12.2010 12:27
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                  a bit average really.

                  I rarely shop at the body shop myself (apart from for gifts) as I find it generally quite overpriced and prefer to shop at Boots, or sometimes Lush. I also don't often use soap, so I won't be able to compare with many other brands in this review. I tend to use shower gels and liquid soaps, but received this as part of a gift set. Not wanting to waste things, I thought I'd give it a go....

                  The product commes packages in flimsy slightly harder than clingfilm type wrapping, with a sticker on the front to remind you what it is. The soap itself is a pretty shade of orange. Overall the soap looks decent, and there's not much more to get excited about.

                  When the plastic wrapping is removed, you're hit with a lovely scent. At this point, I can definitely smell the satsuma, although not in a way that would tempt me to eat it (ie it doesn't smell like real food!). I had to invest in a cheap soap dish as I don't like the way soap leaves scum around the bath, and it fits well in a standard-sized box.

                  The smell may be satsuma-like when the bar is dry, but disappointingly, when it gets wet something changes and the smell becomes a little more generic, as through they have used the same base for all of their fruity soaps. This is not a massive problem as the smell is still pleasant enough, but in my opinion it's not the smell of satsuma. Beware.

                  After washing, my skin felt squeaky-clean, and not excessively dried out (I have dry skin that gets drier even when showering with just water; this did not exacerbate this problem). My skin did not continue to smell fruity, which is fine by me.

                  The soap will last probably around a month or so, given how often I've used it and how it has decreased in size. This is a similar length of time to other products, so nothing amazing here.

                  Overall, although I liked the smell of this product, I think I will stick to showergel in the future. My views may be coloured by this preference, but I was a little disappointed with the smelll, and feel that for the price, I could definitely do better.

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                  16.09.2010 15:50
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                  A nice soap!

                  When it comes to buying soap, well its not something I very often buy unless it's the original Dove Body Bar. I mean I usually buy body washes and shower gels to use in the bath or shower and I hate putting soaps anywhere near my sink etc because of the mess and scum that they create and will opt to buy liquid soap instead.

                  However my flatmate/best mate likes to shop in The Body Shop and its not really a shop I am personally a huge fan off if I'm honest and prefer to spend similar amounts of dosh on the Soap & Glory range or in Lush. However as she usually takes ages to purchase products from there I always end up browsing and noticed this Satsuma bar of soap and I was attracted first off by the colour, then the fragrance and then when I noticed it was only a couple of quid decided to treat myself to it!

                  The Soap:

                  Remove the see-through plastic covering it comes in which is simply labelled with what it is on it and you get a rather thick slab of soap which is a light orange in colour and slightly curved up to the centre of it for ease of handling and it simply has engraved into it 'The Body Shop', Simple looking soap this is.

                  This has a wonderful and rather natural fragrance of oranges to it, slightly zesty , nicely and naturally sweetened..... it really does have a wonderful uplifting fragrance.

                  Made from glycerine I find this doesn't lather up majorly but quite enough. I started off using this on my hands and liked the way it left its smell gently fragranced for a good couple of hours and that my hands felt soft so then I opted to put it on a tray on my bath to use for bathing and showering instead.

                  Again it lathers up ok and it doesn't go mushy and really it doesn't melt too fast at all and lasts ages. It feels smooth if you apply it directly to the skin though of course you can apply it to damp/wet skin any way you desire. I can shave my bits and bobs with this and it rinses off with ease too.

                  Like with my hands it leaves my skin nicely softened but not gone bit greasy feeling. The scent lingers on the skin for a good couple of hours but it isn't an in your face fragrance. Above all I am left feeling clean and refreshed and that's the most important thing to me.

                  All in all this is a quality soap that befits my skin!

                  Nice one The Body Shop!

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                    A soap for adults!

                    I remember when I was younger visiting The Body Shop and finding the whole experience very exciting. I remember having the special fruit soaps as a treat don't know if anyone else had these as a child but they were basically shiny soaps which were in the shape of whatever fruit they smelt like it was all very exciting. Well these soaps to me are the adult version of those soaps I loved as a child. the difference being they are bigger and 'soap' shaped lol but they still smell great which is the main thing.

                    I like the fruit smell of these in this case it smells of satsuma very fruity. The soap is a glycerine soap so it appears to be shiny and is a pretty colour instead of having a boring white soap apperance.

                    I only use this soap in the bath or shower not for hands I use pump action soap for these I think thats a bit more hygenic than having everyone wash their toilet hands with the sam ething lol thats just me though.

                    Anyway this soap seems to do a good job of cleaning my skin it is easy to use though it can sometimes be a little bit more slippy I find that the normal soaps I think this is down to it being a glycerine soap made with something a bit more slippy. The smell of the soap when washing is lovely and it stays on your skin after which is good so I leave the shower smelling and feeling fresh and clean.

                    The soaps cost £2 from The Body Shop stores for 100g it can also be purchased from The Body Shop website.

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                      03.09.2010 18:31
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                      A stunning satsuma soap from the Body Shop

                      I'm a great lover of beautifully fragranced products and a firm favourite of mine is Body Shop Satsuma range where I have previously reviewed a number of the gorgeous toiletries, such as the body polish, shower gel and body butter.

                      Whilst it is very rare that I will use any other bar of soap other than Imperial Leather, I absolutely adore the satsuma soap, which is orange and contained within a 100g oval shaped bar. As my bar is at least one month old it is impossible for me to give you its' original size, but what I favour with this is its' stunning aroma, which mirrors the other products contained within the range. However, I would state that the fragrance is not quite as strong as I would have hoped, but it is still absolutely gorgeous.

                      If you are familiar with the satsuma range, you will be aware of how naturally fragranced these products are. I have checked online for the list of ingredients and as there are at least forty I do not intend to list them all. However, I can advise that this soap contains glycerine and citrus dulcis, which is an orange oil that gives this products its' gorgeous refreshing aroma.

                      As this is a glycerine soap, its' appearance slightly differs to that of other soaps, such as Imperial Leather, as it looks somewhat transparent. The only place you will find a bar of soap in my home is sitting on a soap dish on the side of the bath, as for general hand washing I prefer to use pump dispensers.

                      I always use a net body polisher, as opposed to a sponge or flannel when bathing or showering and only a small amount of soap is needed to create a plentiful lather, which is delightfully refreshing and uplifting. I initially was a little dubious when I first tried this product as I thought the orange oil would be a little drying on my skin. However, I cannot say that I have experienced any adverse reactions when using this product and in my opinion, this soap is very kind and gentle on the skin and would suit all skin types.

                      The soap is extremely efficient and effective at removing all grease and grime and smells absolutely stunning when in use. I like to complete my satsuma experience with a little body butter from the same range, which allows me to layer the beautiful fragrance.

                      As I am sure you are aware, Body Shop do not test on animals, so you have the assurance that no animals suffered in order for you to enjoy a luxurious bath or shower. Body Shop introduced Community Trade in 1987, which means that they are able to offer their worldwide suppliers a regular income. As Body Shop are members of the Roundable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), you can be assured that this ingredient has been sourced from a plantation that is audited as per the RSPO's regulations.

                      The only problem I find with this soap is that when you are nearing the end, it tends to turn a little mushy, but in my opinion, this occurs with all glycerin-based soaps. However, unlike some soaps, it does not leave a soggy mess in your soap dish. Also, I find that glycerine soaps do not seem to last as long as soaps such as Imperial Leather, but nevertheless, this is simply stunning and beautifully fragranced.

                      If you are interested in purchasing this product, I would advise that it retails at £2.00 per 100g and is available at all Body Shop high street stores or can be ordered online from their easy to navigate website.

                      I would most definitely recommend Body Shop Satsuma Soap, but due to it not being as highly fragranced as I would have hoped, it loses one star from me. Consequently, it receives 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.

                      I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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                        05.04.2010 15:54
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                        A good soap, but it could be a great soap if it was just a bit more natural

                        The Body Shop soaps are a firm favourite of mine as they come in a huge selection of colours and fragrances, meaning there's something to suit every mood! The satsuma soap is definitely one for those early morning starts, as the citrussy scent really wakes you up!

                        The soap comes in the typical rounded 100g tablet, and is packaged in a thin plastic film which is great because you can see and smell what you're getting - handy for making a decision between the many different varieties. It has The Body Shop logo stamped on the top, a nice detail but this obviously wears off pretty quickly once the soap gets wet.

                        This is a glycerin based soap and so has that slightly transparent look to it. This also means that when it gets very wet it tends to get quite mushy, moreso than the opaque soaps that you can buy. Therefore, to ensure that this soap lasts a decent length of time you really need to make sure it's kept in soap dish where the water can drain off, otherwise you just end up with a mushy mess and the soap is gone in no time at all!

                        Despite the mushy-ness of this soap, it is nonetheless in my opinion very worth buying, purely for the fragrance alone. The orangey citrus scent is quite strong in this soap and very uplifting - it really wakes you up in the morning. After use you can still smell a subtle hint of orange on your skin which makes you feel quite fresh throughout the day.

                        The only real downside for me with regards to this soap is the ingredients. I had always assumed that The Body Shop products were quite natural but having checked the ingredients list on the website I see that this soap contains preservatives such as methylparaben. However, some of the other varieties of the Body Shop soaps don't seem to contain this. I would suggest that if you're bothered by things like preservatives, or if you have any allergies, you might want to check the ingredients of these soaps on the website before choosing which ones to buy, as each different fragrance soap seems to have very different ingredients.

                        These soaps are priced at £2.50 in stores but sometimes there are 3 for 2 offers etc. Online they seem to be priced at £2 but obviously then you have to factor in delivery charges, so it really depends how much you are ordering (you can get free delivery if you spend a certain amount). I feel that these soaps are a little more luxurious than the boring everyday soaps on the market, so I don't mind that they are more expensive. With the satsuma soap however, I would just prefer if it could be a little more natural.

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