Gaelic suds – Scottish Fine Soaps Review
When I was a child we used to have these pink soaps in the bathroom in the shape of rosettes. We were never allowed to use them as they were only for decoration. We had to use the boring old pump soap instead. My dad, however broke ranks one day and used a handful of the rosettes to wash his hands as we had run out of the pump stuff. My mum knew someone had used them as they were congealed in the soap dish and no longer resembled the perfect little flower buds. After that my mum never bought decorative soap again.
I’ve never understood the not using something because it’s too pretty/expensive/save it for best theory. If you buy something it’s meant to be used, if someone gives you something as a gift that has a function i.e. soap, china, or whatever – use it! I would guess these tinned Scottish Fine Soaps undoubtedly fall victim to the ‘too pretty use scenario’ but I was glad to rip them open and start using them.
Rose – I chose this in honour of Hyacinth Bucket, it looks like something she would have in her bathroom but you wouldn’t be allowed to touch it. I used this in the shower and it has a lovely lather and smells very pretty.
Oatmeal – Jamie brought this one to my attention and I used it on my face for several days running, it seems to work well with my greasy skin. It also has lovely bits of oatmeal for exfoliation. I don’t know if it’s meant to be used on your face but it worked for me.
Seaweed – This smells similar to Molton Brown Seamoss Shower Gel. It also has lovely scrubby bits of loofah for exfoliation.
All of the triple milled soaps made my body and face feel lovely and clean. These are perfect for summer to get rid of the dirt and grime after being at work all day in a stuffy office. Other scents in the tinned soap range include Jasmine, White Lily, Lavender, Heather, and Bluebell. They are also coming out with new ones for the summer which I will be purchasing!
These are available at Scottish Fine Soaps!
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