Madeline was kind to send me three wonderful soaps in the scents Lavender Benzoin & Bergamot, Milk & Honey, and Lucid Dream. I was pleased to give these natural artisan-crafted soaps a try.
Lavender, Benzoin & Bergamot description from oldfactorysoap.com: ” An essential oil power trio with a license to heal. Sufferers of psoriasis and eczema have been known to benefit from these essences. We’ve blended them into this Shea Butter soap recipe to help repair the skin and delight the sense of smell. Our Raw Organic Shea Butter Line Soap is simple in its complexity. Old Factory Soap Company starts with 4 organic oils, coconut, Flax seed, Raw Shea Butter and Olive. In balance these oils help heal, rejuvenate, moisturize and defend the skin, our largest organ.”
Ingredients: Organic Flax Seed oil, Organic Coconut Oil Organic Shea Butter, Organic Olive oil, Essential oils and ground Peppermint
My thoughts: This trio of scents blend perfectly together. The soap is sprinkled with real lavender pieces, which makes for a great exfoliator. Who doesn’t love the calming effects of lavender? This soap was perfect for those stressful days and it was the perfect nighttime ritual to look forward to. The oils left my skin hydrated and soft.
Milk & Honey description from oldfactorysoap.com: “Our version the much loved Oatmeal Milk & Honey fragrance, Old Factory Soap Company combined pure honey, raw goats milk, and natural oats to create the same warm inviting aroma without the synthetic ingredients. Many of the ingredients in our handcrafted Hill Country Goats Milk Soap line are wildcrafted, bartered, or locally purchased allowing us to lower the price of this line without lowering the quality. There are no essential oils in this particular organic goats milk soap bar, the inviting aroma comes straight from the pure honey!”
Ingredients: Saponified organic olive, coconut, flaxseed & raw shea butter oils, raw goats milk, pure Texas honey, and oatmeal.
My thoughts: This soap was great for exfoliating as well, as it contains natural oats. I am a huge fan of local honey and raw goat milk. The fact that this soap features both made me fall even deeper in love with its scent and skin benefits. When I first used Milk & Honey, the oats were a little rough, but once they got wet the oats soften up and this soap becomes a great exfoliating bar. This soap has no essential oils, the only aroma it has is local honey. The honey smell did fade after a few uses, but the effects of the awesome ingredients are still working their magic.
Lucid Dream description from oldfactorysoap.com: Our Lucid Dream artisan organic olive oil soap is a perfect balance of light and dark, female and male, above and below. It’s deep, dark notes of Oakmoss, Patchouli, Cypriol and Clove ground the lovely high notes of Sweet Orange and Plumeria. A layer of crushed rose petals on top lends its classic note to this wonderful bar of soap that gives the user the feeling of being wide awake within a dream.
Ingredients: Organic Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Flaxseed Oil, Raw Organic Shea Butter, Essential oils, Fragrance and Rose buds.
My thoughts: I adore this soap for relaxing at bath time. I felt like I was at a spa, with the crushed rose buds floating in my bath water. The scent is truly one of a kind, with its sexy, mysterious, aroma. I could really smell and enjoy all the oil blends of Oakmoss, Patchouli, Cypriol, Clove and Sweet orange. It left my skin scented almost all day. This soap has great ingredients, but the only ingredient I questioned was the fragrance ingredient. I did email Madeline and she explained the following: “All of our soap & perfume is made with 100% essential oils EXCEPT for our lucid dream. Our lucid dream scent specifically is made of 99% essential oils, and 1% of a high quality synthetic replica of plumeria. The reason for this- is that it was one of our favorite scents from when we were just beginning our company- can’t seem to let this scent go! We have always been working on finding an essential oil blend to match that one scent but with no luck so far.” I really hope they do find a replacement oil for Plumeria, this would make me really happy and I would continue to buy it.
Price: $8.00 4 oz bar
Final Thoughts: I am smitten with these handcrafted artisan soaps! Not only do they smell amazing but they offer powerful skin benefits like hydration and softening. OFSC offers a wide variety of soaps, perfumes, lip balms and household products, I look forward to trying them all. I hope you give this Texas Hill Country company a try.
*I received these products in exchange for an honest review. I have not been paid for my review, nor does the fact that I received the products for free influence my opinion.*
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