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What I’m Loving Now: Soap Cartel Detox Campaign Bar—Black Soap That Won’t Dry You Out

What I’m Loving Now: Soap Cartel Detox Campaign Bar—Black Soap That Won’t Dry You Out

About a year ago, I decided to try an unscented bar of soap in the shower. I hated it. I mean, I really hated it. I didn’t realize how important scent was to me as a primary component of my bar soaps. Perhaps lathering up with a bar of soap with a scintillating scent has produced a Pavolvian conditioning response from me, but, I have to have a soap in my shower that not only gets me clean, and moisturizing (sometimes exfoliating) but smells delicious. I found just that combination of properties in Soap Cartel Detox Campaign Bar Soap. I actually found that and more…

I should probably tell you how I discovered this lovely brand. While attending Cocktails and Couture’s requisite New York Fashion Week Soiree, I struck up a conversation with a young woman over a Hpnotiq cocktail. So no doubt I was doing most of the talking. Nevertheless, our convo wound around to her personal soap brand. Being the serious beauty blogger product whore that I am, I of course told her that I had to try her soap out and review it on Blinging Beauty. Well, much to my delight, Dayana Ariza ducked out for a moment, and returned with a little gift bag. And the good news, is that I found just that combination of properties in Soap Cartel Detox Campaign Bar Soap.

soap cartel detox barHere are the details on Soap Cartel Detox Campaign Bar:

Soap Cartel’s activated charcoal bar will take care of those pesky impurities and will bring you the right amount of detoxifying properties. Bursting with the proper amount of luxurious oils and the right blend of Eucalyptus and Australian Tea tree oil to satisfy many skin complexities; this natural soap goes deep into the skin to revitalize the pores and awaken your senses.

Why I love Detox Campaign:

As with most creative types, I’m driven by my senses. Soap Cartel sends you on a sensory journey that makes you want to keep going back.

Visual: The presentation, the packaging, of the Soap Cartel Detox Campaign soap is beyond lovely. Enclosed in a biodegradable burlap bag, the handcrafted soaps are stamped with the brand name and have a rough edge that speaks to its custom crafting. An informational card (with significant weight) that tells you how to care for your soap is enclosed.

soap cartel packagingScent: Soap Cartel claims to have aromatherapy benefits, and it does. Simply opening the packaging and taking a whiff of the Detox Campaign bar is uplifting. It contains tea tree and eucalyptus oils, which are personal favorites for getting my engine revved.n I am the ultimate don’t-talk-to-me-in-the-morning person, however, after a shower with this soap, I am actually civil. Nice even.

Feel: Unlike other black soaps I have used, Detox Campaign did not leave my skin aching for moisturizer. Rather, my skin felt clean, not stripped, and hydrated. The black color comes from activated charcoal, which does a beautiful job at cleansing my skin.

Two more senses: I didn’t taste this soap but I can attest that it’s YUMMY! And you heard it from me—Soap Cartel Detox Campaign is a must-have.

Bling Factor:
Pro: Moisturizing, aromatherapy benefits, long-lasting bar
Con: None
Price: $10
Buy again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings
Overall: 5 Blings

You can purchase your Detox Campaign bar here:

About Soap Cartel


Soap making began as a hobby more than 3 years ago. The thrilling adventure of discovering new scents and the quest of aroma therapy wowed our minds. After many trials and we mean many trials, our quest devoured our learning experiences and our passion for everything natural became our daily doctrine; short to say Soap Cartel was born.

We are convinced that life should have a natural way about itself. Our line of hand-crafted soaps and body products are available to you and for your pleasure. We urge you to feel the purity and wholesomeness that natural products have to offer, you’ll never want to go back to commercial bath and body products ever again. We are committed to providing you with an unparalleled bathing & skin-care experience, using only nature's most treasured ingredients from all over the world to fashion our unique artisanal range of day-to-day essentials, all made by us in our New York based studio.

Soap Cartel products encourage you to pamper yourself (this should be a no brainer!); our daily lives can be stressful in this day and age, but the little time you do get to yourself doesn’t have to be. Soap Cartel promotes healthy living, so live it up!

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One Response to What I’m Loving Now: Soap Cartel Detox Campaign Bar—Black Soap That Won’t Dry You Out

  1. Soap Cartel January 13, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Thank you Tracey for the amazing review!

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