I once made the mistake of thinking I needed to use unscented soap. Well, that whole shower experience was rather lackluster. I kept feeling like I wasn’t really clean. A shower just isn’t a shower when there is a lack of aromatic loveliness wafting through the shower air.
But, at present, I don’t have the problem with scentless (as opposed to senseless) showers. I have been using a variety Nubian Heritage bar soaps that I scooped up on a shopping adventure in Pharmaca. Right now Nubian Heritage, Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver Soap with Neem Oil is in my shower and I’m loving it.
Here are the details about Nubian Heritage Soaps:
- Certified Organic Ingredients
- Anti-Inflammatory, Moisturizing & Healing
- Cruelty Free
- Ethically Traded Ingredients
- Sustainably Produced
- No Animal Testing
Heritage: For centuries global healers have applied hemp roots to the skin for inflammation. Cultivated in China as early as 4000 BC, Hemp has a long history of use for food, fuel, fiber, medicine and skincare. The “oil of tranquility”, Vetiver, native to Asia, is used in tropical communities to create calming, soothing remedies. Neem oil forms of the foundation of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian practice of natural healing. Documented for 4,000 years in Sanskrit, Neem Oils wide spectrum of medicinal properties has earned it the title “village pharmacy”.
Essential fatty acids and potent emollients balance naturally antiseptic and antibacterial Neem oil in this healing Hemp & Shea Butter soap. Finely crushed Hemp Seed and Vetiver gently polish and cleanse rough, dry, skull, leaving it smooth and soft.
In 1992, fresh out of college without jobs, Rich in Nyema embarked on a personal mission to produce high quality bath and body product utilizing all-natural ingredients and ancient healing philosophies from around the globe. Nubian Heritage is the brainchild of these lifelong friends, turned New York Street Vendors, who simply grew frustrated with the inferior quality, high chemical content, poor selection and exorbitant prices of skin care products. Today Nubian Heritage has hundreds of all-natural and organic products and although they are no longer made in bath tubs or kitchen sinks, little else has changed. They are still obsessed with Fair Trade ingredients, Ancient Healing Philosophies, Community Commerce and Culturally Authentic Products.
100% vegetable soap: palm oil and/or coconut oil, vegetable glycerin, organic shea butter, cannabis sativa seed oil, vetiver, melia azadirachta seed (neem) oil, mineral pigment or vegetable color, natural fragrance and/or essential oil.
Why I love it:
Aside from the lovely scent via natural fragrance sources, the oils and shea butter make this soap moisturizing. I love when I get out of the shower and my skin is refreshed and moist. I don’t have to worry about looking extra dry and ashy after using Nubian Heritage soaps.
They also last an unusually long time. Traditional bar soaps just mush up and leave all kinds of residue in the bathtub–not so with the bar soaps from Nubian Heritage.
In addition to smelling great, they are actually great for your skin. The African Black Soap helps one of my daughters with her blemished skin, while the Goat’s Milk and Chai bar soothes eczema.
I kind of feel like going through the while lineup of soaps from Nubian Heritage. That’s an idea…
Pro: Organic, great ingredients, skin soothing, wonderful scents
Price: Varies by retailer — around $3.99
Buy Again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings — Love the recyclable boxes
Overall: 5 Blings
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