Soapsmith is a bath, body and soap making brand based in London, and all of their products are packaged with a London inspired design. Soapsmith have a range of nine different scents; all inspired by different places in London, which is just an amazingly unique concept. Each product carries a map of London, to reflect the area that the scent is name after which I love. You can purchase Soapsmith's products online at Victoria Health, or in a number of individual stores which you can find here.
Soap isn't the most exciting product and I've never been wowed by a soap until I tried the Soapsmith Bloomsbury Handmade Soap. This soap is so strongly scented that I could smell its beautiful scent through the padded envelope it arrived in.. I've never come across a soap with such a strong scent and it has a truly stunning scent which is so strong that it scents my bathroom and lingers on my hands for upto an hour after each use. The Bloomsbury scent is a combination of fresh roses, honeysuckle, primrose and peony and it is so ridiculously authentic, that it smells like a fresh bouquet of flowers - it's so truly stunning, and I've had compliments from everyone that has used it so far.
I am a self confessed germaphobe so I wash my hands regularly throughout the day so they do tend to try out and get quite uncomfortable, especially if I use a liquid handwash as I find them to be so drying on my hands. To reduce my hands from drying out, I much prefer to use a bar of soap over an handwash as I find them to be more gentle as they don't contain the artificial foaming agents that liquid handwashes do. The Soapsmith Bloomsbury Handmade Soap is made from a cocoa butter, olive oil and a coconut oil base with a base of Tussah Silk to create a creamy lather. The soap almost melts upon contact with the skin, and the lather cleanses the skin and leaves my hands feeling soft, silky, nourished and delicately fragranced.. it's the nicest soap I've ever had the pleasure of using and I'm now dying to try more of their scents as I'm just genuinely blown away by how incredible this soap is and at just £6 each, they'd make a stunning Christmas gift.
Are you a soap fan, or do you prefer handwashes?