We’re well and truly into Spring and Love Lula have added some lovely new brands to their store. One which caught my eye in particular is The Handmade Soap Company. Their packaging is simply beautiful and they offer a lovely range of products from hand creams, shower gel and body lotions to candles, diffusers and soap bars.
The Handmade Soap Company are an artisan brand based in Ireland which began in Gemma’s kitchen back in 2010. Armed with two pots, some elbow grease and natural ingredients, the Handmade Soap Company was born. They started out small, selling their handmade soaps at farmers markets. From there things grew – bigger pots and a larger range of products!
“Using thoughtful essential oil blends and nature’s pantry, we have lovingly created a range that will boost your mood and your skin in equal measure.”
I’ve been trying out three of the products from the range in all different scents. The first product I opened was the Lemongrass & Bergamot Body Butter. It smells absolutely gorgeous and is perfect for Springtime. It’s solid in the jar, like a balm, but it instantly melts when you apply to the skin and it leaves a lovely glow to your skin. I’m in love with the scent of this and it works well to deeply moisturise your skin thanks to the cocoa and shea butters and enriching oils.
Another skincare product from the range is their Lavender, Rosemary Thyme & Mint Hand Wash. This, too, smells simply beautiful and it works brilliantly. It’s one of the most foaming hand washes I’ve used on my natural journey. Although more bubbles doesn’t always equal cleaner hands, it certainly helps to spread the product and makes it a bit quicker! I keep this in our upstairs bathroom and it looks very pretty on the sink thanks to the dark coloured bottle and delicately designed packaging. This is very eco in itself as it’s sustainably sourced and printed with vegetable-derived ink.
As well as skincare, the Handmade Soap Company also have a range of candles and diffusers for the home. I’ve been lighting the Grapefruit & May Chang Candle which smells very fruity. It is uplifting and is perfect for Spring. It has a lovely scent throw and is made with natural soy wax and essentials oils so it’s very natural and won’t burn any nasty fumes around your home.
There’s a range of other scents available across the Handmade Soap Company’s line too! From Lemongrass & Cedarwood through to Basil, Sweet Orange & Frankincense. Their products are very reasonably priced at £19.95 for the 200g body butter jars and £11.95 for 300ml shower gels.