As many of you know, I plan to do a review once a month for a special soap company that was hand-picked by yours truly. I wanted to create a spotlight for others and their work and will thus be featuring 12 different bath and beauty companies from around the world. So, without further ado, welcome June's review.
I found Stargazer Soaps on the YouTube as a suggested video in my sidebar. I had just finished watching a demonstration of the hanger swirl when behold, I see a thumbnail to my right of a beautiful rainbow soap! It looked so perfect that I just clicked to see who the master was! Nicole Farrell, owner and dreamer at Stargazer Soaps, started this company out of concern for her family's health. Her darling daughter had eczema which was being irritated by name brand bars. After doing a load of research, this mama of 4 special needs children eliminated the chemicals at their house and began crafting her own bath and body products.
Now, I was shocked when I opened the box! There is seriously so many goodies I had the privilege of reviewing that it felt like Christmas! In June! ;) My mother kept saying 'Can, I have this one? What about this one?" but I told her not to open anything until you beauties got to see her products in all of their packaged glory!
Here's what is in the box!
♥ - Vegetarian
♡ - Vegan
Soaps ~ Very very nice, absolutely perfect with a shrink wrap band and two labels, one on the front and one on the back with ingredients and instructions included
Sugar Scrub ~ Two labels, front and back. The front appears to be weatherproof but the back was not and the ink ran when water hit it so be sure to leave this scrubby out of the water!
Lip Balm ~ So cute, ingredients were listed and a tamper evident seal was on the lid.
Bath Bomb ~ Shrink-wrapped and not broken, even in shipping!
Body Lotion ~ Two labels, front and back, with ingredients and fragrance description listed.
Lotion Bar ~ This one is my personal favorite!
Now, Nicole told me her products are "lightly fragranced" and while they might not be the strongest, they are PLENTY smelly goody! That emulsifying sugar scrub and lotion especially! For the scent lovers, you're going to be JUST fine. I go into a little more description about each one in the video.
Comet Luxury Soap ♥ Vegetarian - Ingredients can include: Water, Goat Milk, Beer, Olive oil, Coconut oil, Palm oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Almond oil, Castor oil, Kaolin Clay, Cream, Honey, Colloidal Oatmeal, Sodium Lactate, Tussah Silk, Skin Safe Colorants, Fragrance, Cosmetic Glitter
Astris Luxury Soap ♥ Vegetarian - Ingredients can include: Water, Goat Milk, Beer, Olive oil, Coconut oil, Palm oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Almond oil, Castor oil, Kaolin Clay, Cream, Honey, Colloidal Oatmeal, Sodium Lactate, Tussah Silk, Skin Safe Colorants, Fragrance, Cosmetic Glitter
Purely Natural Lavender Soap ♡ Vegan - Loaded with Avocado oil & Cocoa Butter, this purely natural soaps is fragranced with Lavender essential oil, and topped with freshly dried Lavender buds. Each soap weighs between 5.5 and 6 oz.
Under Your Love Spell Lotion - Ingredients: Water, Aloe Leaf Juice, Avocado Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol (and) Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Panthenol, Capric Triglycerides, Buckthorn Fruit Extract, Oat Kernel Extract, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol
Fruity Sugar Scrub - Ingredients can include: Sugar, Rice Bran Oil, Coconut Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Beeswax, Fragrance, Skin Safe Colorant
Lotion Bar - Ingredients can include: Beeswax, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Butter, Rice Bran Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Fragrance.
Watermelon Lip Balm - Ingredients can include: Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Stevia, Flavoring.
Quality and Performance
Comet Luxury Soap ♥ Vegetarian ~ I found that these bars are super hard and bubble like crazy BUT the lather is soft and very gentle. Although this is more of a creamy soap, in my opinion, the bar is hard as a rock and the foam is still quite stable!
Astris Luxury Soap ♥ Vegetarian ~ I found that these bars are super hard and bubble like crazy BUT the lather is soft and very gentle. Although this is more of a creamy soap, in my opinion, the bar is hard as a rock and the foam is still quite stable!
Purely Natural Lavender Soap ♡ Vegan ~ I found that these bars are super hard and bubble like crazy BUT the lather is soft and very gentle. Although this is more of a creamy soap, in my opinion, the bar is hard as a rock and the foam is still quite stable!
Peach Bath Bomb ~ Smells EXACTLY like peaches. I'm really impressed with the quality of the bomb, not to mention it's gigantic. Seriously, more than 5 ounces.
Under Your Love Spell Lotion ~ The perfect lotion, non greasy, quick absorbing, non oily and leaves your skin smells exactly like Victoria's Secret Love Spell fragrance.
Fruity Sugar Scrub ~ This is my favorite product from Nicole! I can't tell you how awesome this scrub is, you simply must try it for yourself. It's pretty incredible! Leaves your skin feeling moisturized without the oily feeling of a body butter. My suggestion is to use this on extra dry parts of your body (ie. elbows, knees, hands, etc.)
Coconut Lotion Bar ~ Ugh, talk about the best thing ever! No grease, no oil, just a crazy amount of moisture and good smelling stuff!
Watermelon Lip Balm ~ Wowzers! Talk about some yummy stuff! This is one of the softer lip balms I have use and I am really impressed with how shiny and fabulous my lips look after an application. Though quite glossy, this balm is very moisturizing and it tastes so good!
This has really just been such an honor and pleasurable experience for me! the Duchess of Suds is very impressed. I must say, I think the icing on the cake for me is Nicole's beautiful personage and kindness that is truly wonderful to be touched by. I love the products, but Stargazer Soaps wouldn't give the aura it does without this wonderful woman! You can't go wrong with this company and she has such a variety, everyone can find something they like! Be sure to check her out at the links below and be sure to tell her hey from the Duchess of Suds!