After reviewing plenty of soap, I passed one of the bars onto a friend to get her perspective. It was a bar of Hemp Soap With Olive Oil available from Sativa Bags, which sells all manner of hemp products. Over to Kate:
“I was very excited to be given the soap to review. It’s an appealing olive colour and smells good enough to eat and although the packaging is simple, it is pretty enough for the soap to be given as a present.
“The website, www.sativabags.com, that sells the soap, claims “this glycerin soap leaves your skin fresh and lively, relieving the stress and strain of modern life”. I therefore had high expectations for this soap. So did it live up to the marketing spiel?
“Well I’m not sure it relieved the stresses and strains of modern life but I’d be willing to pay a lot of money for a soap that did. I liked the product despite being slightly disappointed that the soap didn’t lather up particularly well and felt quite hard. As a result I wouldn’t recommend it as a soap for the shower but I do think it makes the perfect hand soap for the kitchen where the lather factor isn’t so important and the lovely herby fragrance can be fully appreciated.”