[productsample] I’m a big fan of blocks of soap although I have to admit to also having a Jo Malone Orange Blossom liquid soap habit. In my mind, soaps are segmented by room and type – in the shower and bath it’s a block, in the downstairs loo it’s liquid and it’s a bit of both in the kitchen and they are used in equal measure although perhaps the liquid edges it.

Scottish Fine Soaps Original Recipes Shea & Buttermilk

I picked out the Shea & Buttermilk to try from the Scottish Fine Soap new collection of Original Recipes which are archived soap recipes brought back with a natural ingredient twist. There’s Geranium & Lavender, Goats Milk and Avocado (which I really didn’t like the sound of!) and White Tea and Vitamin E to pick from. My favourite products from this brand is the Au Lait collection because I love that sweet, warm and milky scent. Shea & Buttermilk isn’t too far away from that same fragrance story.

Scottish Fine Soaps Original Recipes Shea & Buttermilk

Predictably, this chunky block is my favourite thing! I can’t even imagine how long it might last but I love the way the scent intensifies as you build a light lather – there’s something just a little bit antiseptic in the notes to my nose that enhances the clean feel. It’s not drying at all – nor would I expect it to be, and despite the utilitarian (they say ‘apothecary’) look, it really feels a step up from day to day soap. At £5.95 it’s an affordable treat that seems better value than the liquid at £14.99 – I’m sure you’d power through the liquid far more quickly than the block. Anyway, it’s all HERE if you fancy.

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