Soaps, lip balms and shampoo bars that look and smell so good you’ll want to eat them, Suchi’s Handcrafted Skin products all kinds of yummy. Think almond, kokum butter, full milk, apples, cinnamon, carrot or even activated charcoal, with no chemicals at all. And now you can even get lip balm, shampoo bars and body butters. Thanks Suchita, we owe you one!
As we know oil is the base for all soap, it’s important to first get that right, before experimenting with fragrance. Oh, and no parabens and sulfates, meaning they’re safe for most skin types. We now have soaps that use pure vegetable oils such as coconut, rice-bran, olive, avocado, palm and castor, that won’t damage your skin. To give the bars of soap appealing colour and fragrance, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, from cucumber and mint to beet and tomato, are added. Then, additives including saffron, activated charcoal (a great anti-toxin) and even rose petals, are thrown into the mix. We are in love with the new, Mango soap that is a bar of freshness, and named Mr Alphonse, as well as the gentle-on-the-skin Ms Kokum. There's also an Ode To Cleopatra. While it's not made from asses' milk, it is made from full milk and kokum butter!
Adding to the yummy collection, Suchita now has lip balms and body butter, that conveniently slip into your hand bag or back pack. Currently in two flavours — orange and lavender, it’s like carrying an orchard around! And remember shampoo bars? She’s doing those too! Made from traditional ingredients, and suited to all hair types (yes, it even tames those frizzy curls), these come with apple cider vinegar too. The price for the soaps start at INR 120 upwards.
All of the products are handmade and you'll easily be able to sniff out botanicals such as calendula, lavender and marigold in addition to spices like cinnamon, purifying earth clays (think Multani Mitti). Plus, fruit and vegetable purees are incorporated for their healing, anti-inflammatory, acne and wrinkle fighting qualities. To get that silky, smooth gloss, milk, cream, honey, yoghurt and oatmeal among other ingredients are part of the products. You see why I said you'd want to eat them?
You can get yourself body butters starting at INR 200, underarm cream deos for upwards of INR 200, lip balms at INR 150, cleansing grains for about INR 250 for 100gms and lads, there's stuff for you too! Shaving soap and beard butter are now part of Suchi's skincare menu, at INR 300.