Honey I Washed the Kids Soap

So I got this soap a while ago, free from Lush in Middlesbrough as a Random Act of Kindness one day when I was in store. I wasn’t expecting it and honestly, I thought it was lovely as I was going to buy this soap eventually.

Honey I Washed The Kids Soap (HIWTK) is a very creamy colour, almost like honey that has settled at the bottom of the jar or bottle, or cloudy honey that you can sometimes buy. The colour isn’t much to look at honestly, but HIWTK soap makes up for it in other ways. It may not look the nicest but it smells amazing. The new HIWTK soap has a dark brown transparent top layer which has a honeycomb pattern on which is a nice touch considering the older soap was slightly boring.

HIWTK soap smells like toffee and caramel it’s a really lovely smell, very sweet and uplifting, sort of takes me back to being a kid in my grandma’s kitchen as her brother used to keep bees and I remember watching her get the honey out of the honeycomb and getting the wax out too. The warm sticky smell of the honey, just takes me back, especially considering that I don’t like to eat honey because I find it too messy and too sweet on my teeth.

I find this soap to be a little soft as well, in fact, mine got stuck under the top of my lush drawer unit and got damaged and squashed. Which is a little disappointing but I guess it’s just soap and will end up down the drain eventually. I think the creaminess of the soap adds to the lathering of HIWTK soap. As it produces a creamy lather which helps to moisturise the skin and make it soft and supple.

I would buy this soap again when this bar I have runs out as I do really like it. It makes my skin feel soft and moisturised, and leave a lovely light smell of honey on the skin. The smell does last a while and it would last even longer if I combined it with Scrubbee, Honey I Washed My Hair shampoo bar, It’s Raining Men shower gel and the Honey I Washed The Kids perfume.

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The Olive Branch Shower Gel

This was meant to be a New Years post but it never made it so I have re-written it and posted it today.

Just taking a few minutes to review The Olive Branch Shower Gel which I received as a sample from Lush when I placed an online order.

First off the consistency of The Olive Branch Shower gel is not that of an ordinary shower gel. It’s basically water, orange water. But this shower gel is rich in oild which nourish the skin and hair. I#m no a huge fan of the consistency as I feel I would use too much and it doesn’t later up like a traditional shower gel. It also means that you could easily accidentally use too much when you’re despencing it onto your shower puff or sponge. I wouldn’t like to try using this with just my hand as most of it would probably go down the drain

The smell of The Olive Branch is sort of orangey, but not a bright orange though. It has the same smell as The Christmas Penguin bubble bar. Still suitable for a morning shower, though because of all the oild it might make the shower slippery so I’d be careful. After using this I get a sort of a “plastic doll” smell left on my skin. You know like those cheap dolls that everyone had as a kid. Though the smell is not over powering so you could combine it with a lotion or some other scent.

Despite the consistency and the smell, this is actually a really nourishing shower gel, whch is something that you need in the cold winder days. Or even in the summer to keep your skin summer ready. Especially if your skin is like mine and gets dry really easily, as soon as the weather chnaged or I’m in the wrong temperature for too long my skin just dires out like the Saharah.

I can’t see myself buying a full bottle of this at any point in the near future, as the smell and the consistency just aren’t for me. However I think this would be a good bubble bath, as the oils are so good for your skin. Overall The Olive Branch Shower Gel is nice but not one of the better ones that I have used, I would much rather use something else which is a smell that I like and that laters really well and isn’t too runny.