Artisan, Natural, Cruelty Free: Awesome Local Soap Makers We Love

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    In all the uncertainty and strangeness the pandemic-struck world we're living in, we learned how important it was to wash, wash, wash your hands! With a whole range of soaps and cleansing What we mean is that make sure you have soap for your handwashing, and nice ones at that! Since LBB is all about shopping local, here are some skin care, bath and beauty brands we've discovered whose soaps we love! 

    Bare Necessities

    Bare Necessities

    Available on LBB

    A zero waste brand (so you don’t feel too bad about ordering soap online) Bare Necessities has a range of luxurious feeling soaps. Even if you’re socially isolating, self-quarantined, or going out rarely, their bars will have your regularly washed hands feeling clean, but not dry. Be it their cinnamon soap, or turmeric bar, your hands are in good hands! 

    Laviche Bath Essentials

    We can wax eloquent about how much and why we love Laviche Bath Essentials, but in a nutshell - they're fun! From their ridiculously almost edible looking donut and chocolate bar shaped soaps, to their cleansing watermelon soaps, they have made bath time and washing as fun as it can be. Our fave? The unicorn soap obviously. 

    Fuschia

    Fuschia

    Available on LBB

    Founded by a team that includes doctors and engineers, Fuschia’s products are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, synthetic colours, and sulphates making it gentle on the skin. Handmade, cruelty free, and made of natural ingredients, their soaps are great for regular and everyday use. For a refreshing cleansing experience, try the Lemon Natural Glycerin bar. So it cleans, refreshes, and moisturises. 

    Soulflower

    Soulflower

    Available on LBB

    We discovered Soulflower during the thick of the 2020 lockdown in the summer, and the flavours were (and continue to be) absolutely refreshing. The products (and subsequently soaps themselves) are vegan, cruelty-free, halal, and fully natural. How natural are the ingredients, you ask? Well, they have options like Tomato, Orange & Carrot, Apple & Mangosteen, and Papaya Cucumber among others. Maybe you can eat them, but we'd recommend you don't.

    Nyassa

    Organic, vegetarian and cruelty-free, Nyassa From Heaven & Earth, smells great, looks great, and will make your skin feel great. Choose from delectable scents like exotic rose, sandalwood, and French Lavender. They also have other body products like bath salts, and rich body butters for those days you use skin-care for self-care. And they’re available on LBB too!

    Mirah Belle

    Mirah Belle

    Available on LBB

    For every day luxury and indulgence check out Mirah Belle. Using natural ingredients and rich bases, the soaps from Mirah Belle have some super nourishing ingredients like coconut milk, neem, grapefruit, lavender, and ylang-ylang among others. Apart from soap, they have a whole bunch of skincare and bath and body options too. They have soaps for babies too. 

    Suffuse

    Suffuse

    Available on LBB
    You by now know that if we had a choice, we'd only pick the cruelty-free, skin-loving and handmade type of soaps but together with this greatness, we want to introduce you to the fun and whacky side of soaps. Suffuse really brings their a-game to the latter. Their fragrance options have put us in a trance, because have you heard of Cold Water Beer, Frozen Yoghurt or Rocky Road Cold Processed Soaps? Oh and they look the part too -- imagine trippy, bright colours and designs. 

    Melted By Paper Plumes

    With each bar of soap looking like it came straight out of a fairytale, it's hard not to stare and store (and we mean frame and never use) the soaps from Melted By Paper Plumes. They look stunning! They also deliver great results with natural ingredients, we're told. Particularly, the Rose Lavender Shea Garden Soaps that have excellent anti-inflammatory properties,  and our favourite the Watermelon Quencher Glycerin Soap. Anytime you a gifting roadblock, know that this brand will deliver both joy and good skin!

    Mandy & Co

    Mandy & Co

    Available on LBB

    Whipped Soaps that look like dessert you must definitely indulge in? We were super intrigued by creations from Mandy & Co. Especially the Tropical Paradise that straight up looks like a pina colada in a jar! Other flavours and fragrances include Mango Coconut, Activated Charcoal and Vanilla Cinnamon. They also have regular scented soap bars, again made only using chemical and preservative-free ingredients.

    Kama Ayurveda

    Kama Ayurveda

    Available Online

    Who doesn’t love natural soaps? Kama Ayurveda smells natural, relaxing, and makes you feel it too! Any visit to their store will tell you that much. But their online inventory is pretty much identical to what’s available online. Try not to consume the Rose, Cinnamon, and Orange soap while you scrub your hands, or their Vanilla and Oatmeal one either. They also have kid-friendly soaps if you’re worried about your little one. 

    Pro-Tip

    These aren't all the awesome soaps and soap brands we're loving, there's more! Since we're on the subject of self care, you must check out Shop On LBB's bath & body section, everything from body scrubs to perfumes!