Royal Review ❖ Eden's Secret

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 February's review.

Eden's Secret

Mrs. Karen was one of the first soap makers I ever came into contact with on the internet. After a cursory YouTube soap making search, the channel "EdensSecret1" popped up with a picture of a beautifully designed logo as the profile picture. I'm so glad I decided to check out the channel and have found countless hours of entertainment in watching her pipe soap cupcakes and bath bomb cupcakes. However, I could not afford the shipping costs from the UK to America. Only just recently was there a sale in which free shipping was offered and of course I had to experience the goodness for myself!

I should note that when I ordered, I simply purchased the Juicy Cute Bath Bomb and Holly Berry Soap Cupcake. Just two products, but the Holly Berry Soap Cupcakes were sold out so Karen sent me a different cupcake soap, 2 Holly Berry Cupcake Bases (same exact soap with no frosting), 2 body butter samples, and a whole entire Cashmere Cream Creme Soap slice as an apology! Talk about service! I was thrilled to death and honestly, I only wanted that cupcake to smell it and since I got TWO bases, mission accomplished!

Here's what I got




Packaging
The packaging for Eden's Secret is very nice! All of the larger products including the soap cupcakes and cupcake bath bombs came in their own cellophane bag with a double-colored ribbon tie and unique label. All ingredients are clearly listed on a sticky label stuck to the bottom of each product except for the two sample body butters I received. The labels even have a cute little union flag (It's not a Union Jack unless it's on a ship, just a fun fact.)




Fragrance

Juicy Cute Bubble Bath Cupcake - This was crazy fragrant! The bathroom still smelled of fruity/floral yumminess hours after I used the bomb. I totally mean it. Everyone in my family (meaning at least 5 people, including both of the adults I live with) commented on how fragrant and delightful it is!
Cashmere Cream Soap Bar - This one is very nice! A soft, powdery fragrance. It reminds me of an older fragrance and Mother says it smells like a perfume her aunt used to wear. I can see why this is a best seller!
Holly Berry Soap Cupcake Bases - Woah. Just....woah. These smell DELIGHTFUL! You know how everyone wants that bit of piney woods fragrance without being overpowering? Well, that's what this smells like with a few other top notes that what smells kinda like a floral and maybe a clean scent. it's very complex and I'm sure I've just butchered the description.
Chantilly Lace Body Butter - This smells like a fancy lady who spends a lot of money on her toilette. The fragrance description on the Eden's Secret website is "A Beautiful and feminine creamy fragrance, with Soft Amber, Very Soft Musk, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean and Vanilla, just decadent."
Fresh Feet and Body Butter - This one is minty and a total wake-up for you! Menthol, eucalyptus, peppermint and camphor are among the fragrances listed to scent this body butter but don't be afraid of that potent, overpowering mint fragrance. It's still nice and subtle and reminds me of cucumber melon mint from Bath and Body Works!
Red Sprinkles Cupcake Soap - My family and I didn't particularly like this one, to tell you the truth. It wasn't strong enough and didn't really have a specific fragrance. Maybe the soap is a little old? I don;t really know, but "hot pomegranate" is the advertised fragrance...and I'm not smelling it really. Don;t get me wrong, it's a gorgeous cupcake still!

Quality and Performance

Juicy Cute Bubble Bath Cupcake - Worth every stinkin' penny I paid! The fizzy lasted about a minute under full blown water pressure from the tub nozzle and made a bubble bath that kept getting bigger and bigger and stayed for 10 minutes! My skin felt AMAZING afterwards and even my hair benefited from the oils!
Cashmere Cream Soap Bar - Lovely, works just like her other Creme Silk soaps and I find these so so creamy and moisturizing! Not a ton of bubbles unless you use a bath scrubby, but I didn't even care!

Holly Berry Soap Cupcake Bases - These are awesome! The one thing I think is really noteworthy is that the red did stain my tub and make the lather very very colored. I thought the colored lather was super fun, but my brother who has to clean the shower complained about the dye! haha
Chantilly Lace Body Butter - Now, I don't use body butter as a rule. I am a lotion girl, but this one has me rethinking my preferences in this area. I loved it! The cream left my skin smelling marvelous and feeling beyond nourished. I have very chapped skin, especially in the winter and this did the trick in one application! I hope I can stretch the sample a long, long way!


Fresh Feet and Body Butter - Applied this one to my footsies and actually felt envigorated and ready to get stuff done! I don;t know if essential oils are present, but it certainly had a rejuvenating effect on me! Just as moisturizing as the other one!
Red Sprinkles Cupcake Soap - Worked like a charm! Again, the lather was colored, but this one didn't stain the tub! The fragrance got strong once I cut the soap in half! 

Conclusion
Eden's Secret is a package deal! While I am most drawn to the design of Mrs. Karen's products, the soaps and body creams deliver quality and skin loving goodness too! The fragrances are fabulous and her recipes are clearly mastered. I really have no complaints. Check out all of the delightful things at the links below!



5 comments

  1. They are beautiful! The detail on her soap is gorgeous!

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  2. Wow, I've been a big fan of Karen's youtube channel for some time now. Her soaps are fabulous and she really does seem like the nicest person. Thanks so much for the reviews. I think I may need to get me some of these :)

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  3. Hi Katie, Karen's art of creating was so inspiring for me too, when I began to learn about soaps. No doubt, they are one of the prettiest in the world. So are yours.
    That's why I have nominated your blog for The Versatile Blogger Award, so you can check it here on my blog:
    http://divasoap.blogspot.com/2014/02/starting-this-blogging-year-with.html#axzz2uYLStC18
    You deserve it, girl!
    Maja

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  4. Hi Katie, I too ordered from Karen during the free shipping sale (I am from Australia). Ahh they are so pretty and so creamy aren't they? I have spent countless hours watching her videos over the past couple of years.

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  5. I love her soaps and enjoy watching her videos so much! Thanks so much for sharing your review, I really enjoyed your post!

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