Revamp from August 2016
Original review, followed by update.
Lately, I’ve been collaborating a lot with Etsy shops in the United States to try to further their businesses. I like knowing that I can take part in helping someone grow their small business, so the owner of Natural.Pure.Honest on Etsy was kind enough to send me a lovely PR package to help give her shop a little more exposure. It’s really the least I could do, and I honestly enjoy writing product reviews. So lets jump right into this, shall we?
This Himalayan Pink Salt soap contains saponified organic oils (olive, palm, coconut, and/or sweet almond), castor oil, water, kaolin clay, mica, essential oils, and of course, himalayan pink salt. Overall, it’s a great ingredient list and all but one ingredient (mica) are great for your skin, and on top of that, there’s no lye or glycerin in this soap, so it’s guaranteed to not dry your skin out.
Natural.Pure.Honest’s Himalayan Pink Salt soap is sold in two different scents: Citrus or Salty Mariner (which is what I received). I can’t speak to the way the Citrus version smells, but how could you really go wrong? The Salty Mariner scent smells exactly as it should: like being out in the ocean on open water. The first two times or so you use this soap, the smell might be a little hard to get used to, as it’s a little sour, but with continued use it begins to smell pretty nice. If you know you’re definitely a fan of Himalayan Pink Salt, I really would get your hands on this soap.
While you’re showering, you’ll notice that this soap doesn’t really lather. Don’t be alarmed..an abundance of suds a product produces usually means that it won’t be that moisturizing for your skin. On that note, when you’re washing, the soap glides onto your skin like watery lotion while giving you a little light exfoliation at the same time. I know that might sound weird, but it’s actually a really nice feeling. When you’re rinsing, your skin might feel a little sticky (as in your fingers stick to your skin when rubbing the soap off), but once you dry off, you’ll notice your skin has gotten significantly softer, and this softness lasts at least 12 hours (from my experience). It also doesn’t leave a strong smell on your skin afterwards.
Overall, with the ingredient list, the quality of the soap, and the effects on your skin, I really do like this soap, and I think you will too. At only $5 for 3.5-4oz, it’s a steal! Don’t let the size of the soap bar throw you off either.. I’ve been using this soap for a little over a week and have barely made a dent in it.
BUT WAIT: There’s more!
While Natural.Pure.Honest only ships within the United States, the shop owner is running a promotion right now where you’d get free shipping. You can visit the Natural.Pure.Honest Esty Shop here.
At the time that I wrote the original review above, I hadn’t had a chance to finish all of the products I was given (as they do last a surprisingly long time). Now that I’ve had the chance to get the full effect of the product, I’d like to tell you about it full disclosure style.
Everything I said in the original review stands true with the exception of the smell of the soap. Every once in a while, I’d hit a particularly salty patch of soap and the smell didn’t exactly tickle my fancy. I don’t know how else to explain it other than it just smelled a bit sour to me. Eventually, I scraped out all of the salt crystals I could find and the soap was amazing until the very end.
Do I recommend this product? Absolutely, if you’re into natural products and especially if you’re into pink himalayan salt. I really do think you’d love this soap. That being said, I wouldn’t repurchase because I’m admittedly overly picky with scents, but I don’t hold a grudge against this soap. Salt aside, I really did enjoy it.
As always, I hope you enjoyed this review. Please be sure to let me know if you’re giving Natural.Pure.Honest a try, and then tell me what you think!
Disclaimer: Like I stated earlier, this is a sponsored post, but I was in no way paid for my opinions, or even to write this post. I received a PR Package in exchange for a blog post containing my 100% honest opinions of this particular seller’s product(s).