Funky Soap Aloe Vera and Neem Oil Soap – 120g (£2.50)
This is my first review for the people at the Funky Soap Shop. They hand make bars of soap not tested on animals, without SLS, parabens and only using ingredients suitable for vegetarians. I have been testing out this particular bar their ‘Aloe Vera and Neem Oil Soap’ for the past month.
The first thing that hits you when you unwrap this bar is the aroma. It has a genuine zesty smell, not synthetic and the bar contains no added colourings so has a natural colour too. The scent dissipates within a couple of days of use.
The base of the soap is a mix of cold pressed coconut, palm, olive, castor and sweet almond oils that have been saponified. Then we see added peach kernel, neem oil, which has long been used for treating skin conditions including spots, soothing aloe vera gel, moistursing shea and cocoa butter, lemongrass, lime oil, antiseptic and anti fungal tea tree and lavender oil and finally spirulina and spinach powder.
The large 120g bar takes a couple of uses to soften the edges and make it a practical hand size. It quickly lathers up when added to warm water and can be used all over the body. This bar of soap contains palm oil that has been certified by RSPO. Suitable for all skin types, the bar can be used to cleanse the whole body and doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight or dry. If you suffer from dry, itchy and or irritated skin, the first question I ask is ‘what are you using to shower or bathe with?’. If that’s you, then its time to replace your usual buy with something with no synthetics or questionable chemicals in.
Ingredients: Saponified coconut oil, sustainable palm oil, olive oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, peach kernel, neem oil, aloe vera gel, shea butter, cocoa butter, lemongrass, lime oil, tea tree oil, lavender oil, spirulina, spinach powder.
For those of you reading this saying “I don’t use soap”, note artisan soap makers like this use 100% natural ingredients by mixing oils, butters and botanicals, knocking the socks off the ingredients found in a lot of shower gels. Supermarket mass produced bars of soap can NOT to be compared with these types of products, despite both being called ‘soaps’ the ingredients are totally different.