RWest Designs. I couldn't believe the difference I felt over commercial bars and body washes! They either left me feeling oily or dry, with no in between that just felt Clean. I knew I'd never go back, so I started a quest to try as many handmade soaps as possible. I promised a review of my favorites in October, so here we go:
My mission was to fully explore each bar, not just do a quick hand wash test. I quickly discovered that these long lasting soap bars would take me months to enjoy, so family members from ages 2 to 80 were engaged in my challenge. My Dad enjoyed washing his hair with one; my little granddaughter needed some skin soothing softness. I adored the long soaks in the tub with soothing lather and scents.
Bars were sliced into pieces so a full range of opinions could be gathered. That said, there were NO losers. Every single bar of soap was a delight to use. Soap qualities were graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest standard. So here we are to share all our winners with you. We hope you will try some of these amazing products and find your own favorites. (Please visit these fine shops by clicking the embedded links)
"True Love" by Uber Dreamer Concepts. The lather is luxurious and leaves the most amazing silky smoothness to your skin. The scent is simple and clean. Check out Uber Dreamer, as the research and insight into each product's ingredients is obviously well done. Additionally, all Uber Dreamer soaps scored highest among Men, so there's a fine gift idea for the Males on your list!
On the subject of gift giving, it's a great idea to keep some extra bars around for last minute gifts. Who wouldn't love these sweet handmade treasures? My favorite packaging reflects the simple goodness of all things Handmade. Tierra Verde won the highest marks for packaging, and her soaps are lovely and diverse.
Our other recommended shops are Soaps that make Scents and Tenth Avenue Soapworks. I hope you'll check out all of these fine handmade soap shops. Every single bar was a delight to use and far superior in every way to commercial products. There are still dozens of soaps in the cabinet to discover, so join us for another edition of our Soap Challenge soon!
Just one more thing...check out that fantastic washcloth in the photos...you can find them at The Needle House! They are super!