[unpaid/sample/prioradrelationship/affiliate/ad] If you have stockings to fill, grab this set of four soaps from The Body Shop, brace yourself to rip it up, and go! I’ve taken a long time to come around to hand washes rather than soaps – I still keep ‘real’ soap in the bathroom and the downstairs loo although there are both options (and mostly, visitors choose the pump soap).
There are four bars – British Rose, Shea, Almond Milk and Olive. They’re quite lightly scented which suits me absolutely fine, especially with olive. I’ve tried all my life to like olives – I want to be that person sitting at a bar with a cocktail when big, juicy, black olives come out who says, ‘ooh, lovely’, but no. I can’t. I am fine with olive oil which, to be fair, the soap is much more akin to, but actual olives are a hard pass.
As each one is individually wrapped, it’s so easy to split the box for stocking fillers or small gifts.
And…. extra detail! As ever, with The Body Shop, the ingredients are carefully and considerately sourced – Community Fair Trade olive oil, CFT almond milk and CFT shea butter from Ghana. The British Rose essence is sourced from – yes, as it says on the tin (or bar), the UK. I think the value is excellent at £12 HERE.
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Hello Jane! I’ve been using the shea soap lately and loving it! In fact, I find it superior to L’Occitane’s.
*Broken record* Thanks so much for your blog which I’ve been reading religiously forever!
Melissa from Paris
You’re so welcome Melissa – it’s always so lovely to hear that 🙂 That’s definitely an accolade for The Body Shop 🙂
I’m with you on the olives. If confronted with them, I do my best Alison Steadman as Beverly in Abigail’s Party “Nobody likes olives, Laurence!” I’ve definitely gone back to bar soap as less plastic but often cut them into halves or thirds so I can change them before I get too bored and always have nice ones, not those gross white “unscented” ones that get grimy lines through them and go soggy underneath that my ex’s parents had.
I had to stop myself throwing away an old soap at my mums – it had cracks in it so god knows how old it was! Yes, I think you’re olive or you aren’t – there’s no mid point!
Too funny, Jane. I recently came back from Greece, but, like you, I really hate olives. But you can’t escape olives in Greece, especially if you want to eat salads to round out your meals. Of course, I could ask for no olives, but then I’d be left with a plate of tomatoes and cucumbers (because I don’t eat cheese either) and a lack of flavor, and not to mention the strange looks I was given the few times I did ask for it to be left out. LOL! At least the olives tasted better there than they do here (America).
Even funnier is that I bought a bunch of olive oil bar soaps to pass out at Christmas. I dislike the scent of olives, but I felt what better souvenir from Greece than olive oil bar soaps? So now my house smells like olives. Excuse my redundancy with the use of the word “olive,” but I don’t know what else to call the fruit. :/
Yes, if you lose the cheese as well, there’s nothing much to be excited about there. Greek salad (minus olives) with chips is one of my favourite summer dinners x