Ashley & Co Soaps

As promised, a couple of other fragrances from Ashley & Co in the form of their soaps which I am already very taken with. They’re called ‘Mini Bars’ for a reason – they’re not exactly miniatures but they are much smaller and tidier than your average soap but they’re proper, solid ‘blocks’.

Ashley & Co Soaps

The cleansing bars come wrapped in light card (recyclable and biodegradable as well as using pulp from managed forests) and the tap opener, when pulled, reveals the brand’s watchwords: Enhance Your Everyday. It’s this kind of attention to detail that’s making me swoon over this New Zealand based brand.

Ashley & Co Cleansing Bars

The Bubbles & Polkadots fragrance that I’d been dying to smell doesn’t disappoint but it is light. It’s a blend of rose otto, musk, amber, bergamot and chamomile but I have to admit that what I get is a milky rose scent just tipped with amber.

Ashley & Co Soaps

You can see that the soaps contain both manuka honey and goat’s milk so it’s a very smooth blend. Personally, I don’t think they’re as lathery as more commercial soaps but they’re gentle and creamy so no complaints here. In fact, I’ve only dived into one of them so far but I can’t see why there would be a difference in the other. Vine & Paisley is less perfumed than Bubbles & Polkadots – in theory it’s vanilla, balsam and sandalwood but to my nose, it’s a milky sandalwood. Vine & Paisley didn’t leave a fragrance trail on my skin – which is good or bad depending upon how you look at it – but I did find that it was skin softening.

The Wash Up Liquid Soap, which I thought (incorrectly) was washing up liquid (and am slightly disappointed not to have a boost to that most tedious of chores) is more generously fragranced but not as power packed as the candles. My sample is in the Tui & Kahili fragrance, as is the candle that I’m so smitten by, and it’s just a lovely, sumptuous, semi-tropical, semi-floral fragrance that I’m happy to wash my hands or anywhere else in any time you like!

The Mini Bars are £9 each HERE and the Wash Up hand soap is £24 HERE.

 

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