Shea Butter Cottage Cioccolatina Argan and Rooibos Soap – 100g (£4.50)
I was excited to discover ‘Shea Butter Cottage‘ via Twitter, attracted by their African black liquid soap (review of that coming soon). This range of natural skincare products has an African influence, specialising in products containing lots of Ghanaian Shea Butter. They source their shea butter directly from fair trade co-operatives set up locally and donate a portion of their profits back into the projects.
This is their handmade Argan and Rooibos soap. The ingredients consist of just six ingredients (excluding water); shea butter, water, argan oil, babassu palm oil, coconut oil, castor oil and rooibos.
This fragrance-free bar does not contain any synthetics, no colourings or preservatives. The main ingredient in the bar is unrefined shea butter, which has not been processed, preserving its natural properties. If you’ve found bars of soap to be drying, then using a bar with this amount of shea butter could well be the solution.
Then we find organic Moroccan argan oil, which I am soon to publish a full review on. Sodium cocoate, a mixture of lye with coconut oil. In the final product, no lye remains in the bar of soap, leaving just the coconut oil. Then babassu oil, which is grown in South America and is similar to coconut oil. Finally castor oil and Rooibos, better known in the UK as South African red bush tea.
This was the first time I’d tried a soap containing babassu oil, argan oil or rooibos. The combination of all these ingredients creates a richly moisturising, calming and soothing product. Suitable for all skin types and has a natural aroma of shea butter, so liked by both men and women. The bar quickly foams up with white cleansing bubbles, leaving the skin feeling clean and smooth. None of that post-shower tight skin feeling or irritation with here. It’s very unique and an absolute pleasure to use. Highly recommended!
Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii, aqua, argania spinosa (org.), orbignya oleifera, sodium cocoate, ricinus communis, aspalathus linearis