Lately I’ve found my liking towards handmade soaps and have totally ditched chemical laden soaps and shower gels. I recently finished Do Bandar Patchouli Soap which was such a wonderful handmade soap that made my shower time into a complete refreshing session. Once that was over, the Vanilla Coffee Soap from Wild Earth was next in line on my testing table. Having tried it for about a month and a half now, it’s almost nearing the finish and here I am with my review on it.
About Wild Earth Vanilla Coffee Soap:
Price: Rs.175 for 100 gm.
My take on Wild Earth Vanilla Coffee Soap:
The handcrafted soap is housed in a biodegradable paper cardboard packaging with all necessary details mentioned on it. What attracted me the most is the transparency in the ingredient list and the soap is natural, eco-friendly, cruelty free and free from harmful chemicals.
When I first took out the soap, the first thing that caught my eyes is the black colored gritty particles on the narrow side of the soap. And I thought this was a scrubbing soap. Only after I started using it I realized that they were only for presentation and they serve no other purpose during shower.
Besides that, the soap itself is pale yellow in color and the fragrance is a mix of both vanilla & coffee which is so mild that it does not elate me like the Do Bandar Soap. I could detect the scent only if I sniff the bar hard. Absolutely no aroma when using it.
I used this soap directly on my skin as it does not produce much lather when rubbed in between my hands and if at all I do that, it is very time consuming to make it produce a minimal lather.
The Vanilla Coffee Soap is a hard solid bar and was quite huge to hold onto my hands so I had to cut into two after the first usage. The bar does not become gooey or melt away easily provided you store it properly. I store them in a slotted box so it lasted me long.
As for the cleansing ability, it washes off easily and does not leave any slippery residue. It does give a fresh and clean skin which is the main purpose of using a soap. However whenever I used this soap, I found that my body odor returns back quicker as compared to the Do Bandar soap. I couldn’t stop comparing it with Do Bandar soap as it was my previous soap and I think it set some high standards on Handmade Soaps. If I had to choose between both I would definitely go for the Do Bandar Soap as it gives a much more energizing shower time.
- Handcrafted natural soap that looks and feels natural.
- Biodegradable packaging.
- All details clearly mentioned on the packaging.
- Mildly scented so people with sensitive noses will like it.
- Cleanses the skin efficiently.
- Washes off easily and leaves no residue behind.
- It does not melt easily and lasts long.
- Produces less lather so it’s time consuming
Rating: 3.5 /5
In all, Even though this is a natural soap, it doesn’t mean it would perform well. I mean it’s not a bad soap as such. I just found it less likeable than my previous soap. If you prefer little to no fragranced soap, you will like this. Apart from that this is purely a natural handmade product that would do no harm to your skin. You can give it a try once.
Until Next Time