How are we all? Life has been it’s usual hectic self but you’ll have seen from my recent Wander Through My Week that a lot of yummy food has been consumed!
If you have been reading my blog for a while (or if you have just stumbled across my little corner of the internet – Hello!) you will know that I’m not the biggest fan of sweet, fruity or florally scents. I don’t hate them by any means, but they are not scents I’m drawn towards usually (there are rare exceptions). So I was really interested when Valley Mill offered to send me some of their soaps to try which offer something a little different.
To be honest, these are not fragrance or flavour combinations that I would ever have thought of putting together. When I first read Grapefruit & Fennel (100g, £4.00) I was reluctant to even smell this soap because I don’t like grapefruit or fennel! Surprisingly though, this combination really works!The sharpness of the grapefruit pierces through the liquorice scent from the fennel and smells divine. The Bergamot & Basil (100g, £4.00) is equally as lovely but I do prefer the Grapefruit & Fennel. The soaps contain shea butter and coconut oil which leave my hands feeling really soft and overall, I’m really impressed. There is definitely something special about handmade items – they contain a little more love!
If the fragrance combinations did not surprise me, the colour of the soaps certainly did but in a very good way. Each soap consists of two earthy colours which looks beautiful (they use natural herbs to create the colours) and are unlike any other soap I have ever come across. I popped both of these soaps in my bathroom and I have received so many questions about them; particularly from one of my guy friends who really likes the look and smell of Bergamot & Basil.
I think these would be great gifts for Christmas and make great little stocking fillers! I would never have thought about buying any of my male relatives/friends soaps but I would definitely picking up these (make a welcome change from socks!) There is Orange & Cinnamon which would be perfect for the winter and festive season. I personally really want to try the Rosemary & Lime and Natural Tea Tree & Witch Hazel so I will be placing a little order very soon.
Thank you so much to Valley Mill for sending me some of their lovely soaps to try! I would definitely recommend having a look at their range.
What do you think? Would you try these soaps? Do you have any handmade items that you love? Let me know in the comments below or you can tweet me @thingsarahloves
Disclaimer: Valley Mill very kindly sent me these products to review but all thoughts & opinions are completely my own.