Handmade products have a certain quality about them that is irresistible — fresh, organic, fragrant, and sensual. Soapgirl Soaps look almost good enough to eat. This vegetarian company uses locally sourced ingredients that are never tested on animals. Many of the products are vegan, but goat’s milk and honey are used in a few of the soaps, so be sure to check labels if you’re following a vegan lifestyle.
The website, www.soapgirl.co is clear and easy to navigate, jam-packed with colorful photos that make you want to buy everything you see. The Wine and Roses soap ($7.00) is manufactured by hand, utilizing a mixture of rich Cabernet and roses, combined with pure coconut and olive oils. This decadent pairing will leave your skin smelling delicious and feeling silky smooth. Like all of Soapgirl’s soaps, it’s free from detergents, additives, and preservatives. Order a couple of extra bars as holiday stocking stuffers!
If you haven’t experienced the benefits of bentonite clay, now is a great time to start. This natural substance has been used for centuries as a beauty care aid. It’s a great detoxifier, penetrating deep into the skin to remove impurities. Soapgirl uses a white calcium bentonite from the hills of southern Nevada for their products. Their incredible Matcha Tea and Ginger Root Mask ($20.00) is another offering that looks as good as it feels. Bentonite clay is combined with — you guessed it –matcha tea and ginger root to create a mixture that will gently exfoliate your face. Your skin will tingle after you use this product. Just add water and stir!
Lip balm is an essential part of everyone’s body care regimen, and Soapgirl has you covered. All of their balms look and taste yummy, but our favorite is their hibiscus variety ($4.00). A mélange of certified organic oils are swirled together and combined with fresh hibiscus to create lip-smacking goodness! For an additional $12.00, you can throw in a Hibiscus Lotion Stick, which utilizes the same ingredients and can be applied to any part of your body. Heavenly!
Again, note that this is not a vegan line, but it is completely vegetarian, with many vegan products. The owner takes great pride in her products and it’s easy to see why. As a clay studio owner and self-professed “lifetime consumer of beauty products”, the owner is passionate about the act of creation. Shipping is quick and inexpensive, and if you order from Soapgirl, you’re supporting a grassroots, two-person company with a growing national presence. You can’t go wrong with that!