By Nature Handmade Soaps has soooo many scents and different types of soaps, and I've tried a bunch of them, but I've finally found my favorite- Olive Beauty! Oh, how my dry skin loves this simple, mild, skin-softening soap.
The soap ingredients contain a lot of oils: Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Pure Essential Oils, Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E, Plant Extracts, Fruit Extracts.
The high oil content is probably what makes it best for dry skin. And they are right to recommend this for those with sensitive skin as well. It is so gentle that it has never aggravated my eczema. My baby girl uses this daily, and her skin loves it too! We both used to use their Baby Blue soap, which is also nice- mild and helps calm and dry out skin irritations, but I find Olive Beauty more moisturizing.
I find that it really does help retain moisture in the skin, yet does not leave a sticky film behind, just softer skin. Completely unscented, and smooth, with no exfoliating grains or ingredients. I also like that I can use it on my acne-prone back and not get any breakouts, just the same skin-softening effect I get all over.
One thing I dislike about it is it seems to melt much faster than all the other variants, so we run out of this kinda fast. Best to store it in a soap dish that doesn't retain any water at all, and away from the shower.
Got my last order through fellow blogger Dianne's shop, Organic Hub. She's the perfect seller for impatient types like me. I received replies to each email, like, minutes, after sending them. She also nicely included a free sample of Sweet Sampaguita, which smelled just lovely, though not much like the Sampaguita flowers which remind me of church.