Handmade soaps are a relatively recent concept for me. I didn't grow up using them and it is only in the last few years (cue my introduction to all-time favourite, Lush) that I have fallen in love with them. What's great about handmade soap is that they are gentler on the skin, made with care and quality trumps quantity for sure. And that's what drives the idea behind Mrija Pure, too - a passion for creating skincare that's chemical free and good for the skin.
Aruna, the founder of Mrija Pure, started the brand as a passion project. A love for creating beautiful soaps that not only smelled good but also cared for the skin, naturally, was something she was inspired to do. All the while taking inspiration from nature and all the benefits Mother Earth has to offer. Infused with natural herbs, clays, minerals, and essential oils, her soaps are evocative and earthy. And what drew me to the brand is that the soaps have a playful quality to them as well, with fun colours and textures that pep up otherwise boring soap bars.
With fun colours and textures, these soaps are a nice way to pamper your skin as well as make bath time fun. Wondering which ones to try out? Well, there's a Calming Lavender that's infused with lavender essential oils, a Red Clay Soap that's got all the goodness of red clay, and a Forest Woods with kokum and tulsi.
Expect to shell out between INR 160 to INR 250 per soap bar. They come in 85 and 100 gm options.