Just Herbs Kerala COCONUT, Coorgi COFFEE, Wild Indian ROSE Handmade Bathing Bar
Somebody, please give a pat on the back the person who zeroed down all the variants of Just Herbs soaps. I am happy that they finally introduced soaps in their collection but I am over the heels for the variants they come in. Such simple fragrances yet there are hardly any soaps to cater to these scents.
Just Herbs recently launched three soaps - Wild Indian Rose, Coorgi Coffee, and Kerala Coconut.
Ingredients: These handmade glycerin soaps are free from Sulphates and Paraben. It has no mineral oils and no animal bi-products. All of these soaps have saponified coconut oil for lather, shea butter for moisture, oatmeal for mild exfoliation and have organic aloe vera juice which is used to infuse the herbs. The soaps also have Sacred Lotus, Indian Sarsaparilla (Anantmool), and Calendula. On top of that, they have the ingredient for the variant.
- Kerela Coconut: Cocos nucifera (extra virgin coconut) oil.
- Coorgi Coffee: Coffee arabica (coffee bean) powder.
- Wild Indian Rose: Indian rose oil.
Basically, the soaps are all same with just one small difference - the ingredient used for the variant.
Packaging: Paper packaging gets a thumbs up. Doesn' the design look beautiful? But, they need to improve the paper used to wrap the soap. A more butter paper maybe? The soap sticks with the paper inside. Or they need to cure it for longer to settle all the oils and herbs.
Price: Rs 375 for one and Rs 1025 for the gift box with a set of three soaps. Each of the soaps is 100g.
|Just Herbs Kerala Coconut, Coorgi Coffee, Wild Indian Rose Handmade Soaps|
|Just Herbs Kerala Coconut, Coorgi Coffee, Wild Indian Rose Handmade Soap Bar Review|
Kerela Coconut: Distance makes the heart grow fonder. I miss coconuts here in Delhi. I used to drink tender coconut water every day in Kolkata and now I have to order coconut from Big Basket. This is driving me nuts. (Pun intended) Just Herbs managed to strike the right cord for the coconut here. It smells good enough to eat. Don't blame me if I lick it some day. It smells exactly like Bounty chocolate (...and desiccated coconut. I just want to heat up some with sugar and make 'nariyal laddoos' now. I need to order coconut ASAP.)
Coorgi Coffee: I don't drink coffee but I like it in my body scrubs. This soap smells like freshly brewed coffee. Nescafe? CCD? Yes, something like that.
Wild Indian Rose: The one with the strongest fragrance of the three. This is the only one for which the fragrance transfers to the skin. Interestingly, the scent reminds me of L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Solid Perfume. I am more than happy with this fact.
|Just Herbs Kerala Coconut, Coorgi Coffee, Wild Indian Rose Handmade Soaps Review India|
They are glycerin soaps but has fatty content because of the shea butter. So, not translucent like most glycerin soaps. Kerela Coconut is completely opaque.
They do not lather much. Also, the lather is not bubbly, it is more like a creamy lather. Gentle and mild enough for very sensitive skin. I even used it on my face couple of times.
The soaps aren't moisturizing but does not over-dry skin or make the skin feel stretchy after use.
They have oatmeal for mild exfoliation. No sure about the distribution because I can see in the Wild Indian Rose (the most translucent of three), that the oatmeal is all settled on one side and not distributed evenly. I need to use it for long to comment.
Overall: Love the soaps, love the packaging. Words cannot explain how happy I am that they decided to come up with these fragrances that most of us love but hardly anyone retails. The Wild Indian Rose turned out to be beyond my expectation with its fragrance.
Improvements: The price could have been a bit lower or maybe they could have offered smaller sizes. The soaps need a better paper wrap and need to cure longer.
*Just Herbs is PETA certified for being cruelty-free.
*Product sent by brand in exchange for honest feedback.