Presents in the mail! + review La Savonnerie Bourbonnaise

Yesterday, I received a fantastic surprise in the mail. It was actually the second surprise in a short time. A while ago, I was chatting with another lymie about how I was searching for good bug sprays. At the time, the budget I had set was less than what the Badger spray would cost me, but the cheaper options all contained one or two preservatives I didn’t like in them. I mentioned it in our conversation, and guess what. A few weeks later I found the bug spray in my mailbox. My review on that bugspray can be found here.
I was so touched by this friendly gesture. And if that wasn’t enough, something similar happened yesterday.


Wondering what's inside!

A blogger friend of mine, Orange, recently was on a trip to France. Apparently, she came across some beautiful handmade soaps from a little company. She explained her little surprise in her sweet letter. Since she’s also interested in what I’m talking about here on the blog, she wanted to send me one of the soaps, so I could look at it and test it with my “expert view”.


A letter and a present...

What can I say? I’m certainly not an expert, but I’m learning every day about the wonders of a natural green life. Fact is, again I am so touched by this generosity. Such a great surprise!


"Made by hand"
Now, the soap talk! The company this handmade soap is from, is called “La Savonnerie Bourbonnaise”, and is situated in the Auvergne region in France. All soaps are made with organic ingredients, and contain no synthetic additives. Nothing is tested on animals. Like, like, like! The soaps are made cold so the benefits of the rich ingredients remain intact. There are 12 soaps to choose from, all with their own personality, so everyone can find some according to his or her likings. They also have a box with all scents for people who find it difficult to make a choice (that would be me!).

The facts
Price: 5 € for 100 grams of soap.
Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, safflower oil, yellow clay, essential oils of geranium rosat and lemongrass. Very rich ingredients!
Order online: Yes, but from the looks of it only available in France.

The look
You can see this is handmade stuff, which I find very charming. The one I’ve received looks very neutral, but I can see on the website there are also different colors and looks. 



The washing experience
Of course, I couldn’t resist doing a first test run with this beautiful soap in the shower this morning. It lathered nicely, my skin feels soft and the smell is very refreshing. With its lemongrass scent, it smells like summer actually!

 This is certainly a great present to receive. Should I ever come near this little soap making business, I’ll stop by and try some of the other scents.

I consider myself lucky for meeting such wonderful and generous people online. And I'm not only talking about the ones that send me presents ;-). We’ve never met before, but warm friendships can exist in the virtual world too. So thank you all!



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