Thursday, 17 October 2013

Beauty | Aromawakening: Spearmint & Nettle Soap

I was never a huge soap fan, I thought it would dry my skin out and much preferred a creamy body wash, until I fell in love with natural handmade soaps. I love the fact that they're so natural and organic - who knew a little bit of luxury could be so good for you! ;) 

I now use a natural soap every 3 days with my exfoliating gloves as part of my bath time routine. 

And when I got my hands on a sample of Aromawakening's Spearmint & Nettle Soap*, I couldn't wait to give it a go.

Aromawakening say...
'The combination of Spearmint & Lavender oil smell so fresh, sweet, clean & minty. Nettles are a great anti-inflammatory and have many healing properties for the skin. Shea Butter & Babassu Oil give this bar it’s silky feeling. Babassu oil is estimated to be worth five times as much as the coffee crop to the Brazilian economy. Babassu oil has a very silky texture and it is especially good for treating itchy and inflamed skin. Our natural handmade soaps are made using the traditional cold process method of soap making and they are then left to cure for at least 4 weeks. The soaps are Vegan and they are palm free. We have formulated our soap recipes using skin loving butters and oils such as Coconut, Shea, Almond & Olive. They are scented with pure Essential oils and coloured with herbs and spices. Free from SLS, parabens, synthetic colours, fragrance & preservatives.'

The lovely people at Aromawakening, a small business specialising in natural, organic skincare & vegan soap, sent me a lovely parcel of goodies to try out.  
I adore the packaging of this Spearmint & Nettle soap, wrapped up in paper scribed with the details and ingredients, and tied up with string and a cute little label, it gives a homely, 'country' feel. It isn't as 'sweet' and 'yummy' as my usual Lush soaps and at first thought I wasn't sure what I was going to think of it. 
It smells minty and fresh, as expected from the spearmint, the fragrance is quite masculine in my opinion.
It lathers up nicely and feels really nice on my skin whilst washing. It left my skin smelling and feeling fresh and clean. And it didn't dry my skin out at all. This is probably down to the natural skin moisturisers.
I love knowing that the soap includes anti-flammatory, healing ingredients and doesn't contain any nasties - just lovely, natural skin-friendly goodness!

Would I Recommend It?
They're lovely, natural, handmade soaps that are expertly made using natural vegan ingredients including skin loving butters and oils. I think they'd make fab little gifts and look super cute in the bathroom. Cruelty free natural products for beautiful products - who wouldn't want to try? :)

Would I Repurchase It?
I think I prefer the sweeter fragrances of Lush's soap, but that said, this is a lovely little soap & I'm intrigued to try the other fragrances they do. I think I'd definitely purchase some as gifts, they'd look lovely in a Christmas basket!

Aromawakening's soap are also available in 

Cedar & Cocoa Rooibos Tea, Oriental Spice, Patchouli & Cypress and also Adzuki & Oats Herbal Facial Scrub Bar (which I can't wait to try) for £3.95 (110g) at and 

*PR  sample - sent to me for review


  1. The packaging for this soap is so cute! And I think the price is very reasonable.


  2. This looks adorable! and its sooo cheap considering its vegan! Must definitely get this for Christmas!

  3. Oh my gosh this is soooo cute looking, you've made me want to buy one for all my girlfriends for christmas! The packaging is so cute and the actual imprint on the bar is a nice little touch.
    I might have to try one of these.

    Hannah x

    1. I'm also thinking about getting a few for christmas presents too!!:)


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