Thursday, April 9, 2009

Anderson Soap Company: Lemon Meringue Soap in a Jar

Thanks to Bittenbefore who introduced me to the Anderson Soap Company on Etsy and Aichaku who helped me haul this together :), I'm now the proud owner of 4 Soap-in-a-Jars: namely Oatmeal Cookie, Pomegranate, Lemon Meringue and Pear.

I had a hard time trying to decide which 'flavour' soap to use first, so I took a while even tho Aichaku had passed me the stuff some time ago.

Finally decided on the Lemon Meringue as it's almost summer yeah ;P and I'm looking for something fresh smelling to perk me up esp after a day in the office.

To be truthful, I was a little put off when I smelt this in the beginning. The lemony yellow colour was lovely and I liked the swirling patterns which looked like fluffy whip. BUT. There was a very strong smell of almond oil (?) when I first opened the jar. I'm quite sensitive to smells, so this was an issue for me. However, I'm pleased to report that the oil smell fades after a couple of days. Wat I smell now is just pure lemon meringue. Yup, not lemon, mind you. Lemon meringue as in the dessert. No wonder I've been craving sweet stuff these few days. Lol :D

I've not used soaps for ages (years in fact), so it took some getting used to in the beginning. The jar made it rather tough to lather up the soap, so I've taken to scooping bits of soap out first before lathering. Is there a better way to do this?

These aside, I do like the lemony smell (tho I do wish it were a little stronger n linger longer after the shower), the soap lathers well :) n get this: it doesn't dry out my skin. Moisture is something I look for in bath products or almost all my skin/body care, so I was pleasantly surprised at how un-drying (is there such a word) this soap is :)

In a nutshell: Well, I loved the novelty of the soap in a jar n they do have interesting 'flavours'. Extra points for the product when I learnt they're vegan and paraben free. I loved the suds too but I guess I'm still more of a shower gel/cream type of girl at the end of the day. This should work for people who love soaps tho :) Still, I can't wait to try out the other 'flavours' I bought. Was at the site just now and realised they're out of all except Pomegranate.

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Yumeko said...

try oatmeal cookie next
the smell lasts for days!!
yah i put a little tiny spoon in it to scoop it out haha

ning * star said...

awww... i do ordered it too. but it haven't reach me yet

paperdollrevenge said...

Nice choices! Hmm I actually think they resemble creamy/moisturizing body wash more than soap, so it's interesting to read your take on it.

How's the pear scent?