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Pangea Organics Indian Lemon Grass & Rosemary Bar Soap

June 3, 2008

An oil rich soap as good for the environment as it is your body!

Another amazing Pangea Organics product! Their lemongrass and rosemary soap is cold processed (so all of the nutrients in the ingredients are preserved) and therefore quite soft. I found the best place to store this soap was in a dish away from lots of damp (showers) because it started to shrink quite quickly and stay a bit soft and squishy.

The lemongrass and rosemary bar contains very small beads of an exfoliating ingredient which left my hands feeling really clean and helped to rinse away the oils from the soap lather. My skin felt like it had a small amount of oil on it afterwards but was moisturising rather than greasy or oily and not at all unpleasant – which makes this a great product for washing dry hands.

This product costs around £6 a bar which is quite a jump from many bars of soap. This is only my second bar (the first was coconut oil and olive oil) as I try to make them last and I view them more as ‘luxury items’ from a sensory point of view. There are soaps I use everyday and don’t think twice about using, but every time I use this one I think how nice it smells and feels.

Packaging

The packaging for this product has been excellently thought about. Not only is it beautifully designed, but it is completely biodegradable. Each box is made from egg crate carton and contains seeds. When you have finished with the box, you soak it and then plant it in the ground. It begins to biodegrade in 48 hours, releasing the basil seeds into the soil – if you think about it, the price you pay for the product also gives you an ever lasting supply of pesto ingredients! :)

Summary

  • Pros: Smells great, beautifully packaged
  • Cons: Can be difficult to get hold of here in the UK

Ingredients

Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Organic Manitoba Harvest Hempseed Oil [All Oils Saponified With Retained Vegetable Glycerin], Rosmarinus Officinalis (Organic Rubbed Rosemary), Organic Essential Oils Of: Citrus Limetta (Lime), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot), Rosmarinus Officinalis Var. Verbenon (Rosemary Verbenon), Cymbopogon Citratus (Lemongrass); Rosemary Extract.

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