This was my first pick from Fabindia’s soap range and quite like this soap.
Price: INR 195 for a pack of 3 soaps. Each soap is of 100 g.
This soap has the simplest of all packaging. The bar is wrapped in a transparent cover with a lavender label.
There is an inner transparent plastic wrap too to hold the aroma.
Soap base: Sodium cocoate, Sodium stearate, Water, Propylene glycol, Sugar, SLES, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA and BHT
Glycerine, Castor oil, Aloe vera, Lavender oil, Basil oil.
What the product claims:
Calming and Relaxing bathing bar.
The way I see it:
Though the soap looks purplish in the picture, it becomes transparent in a couple of usages.
It has a fresh smell to it – that of basil which is definitely relaxing.
I find turmeric like smell too in the soap – do not know why – but it is not very bothering. But yes – this bar never smelled of lavender ever!
It does not melt that fast – so one soap can last a good month.
Also, it lathers very well – thanks to SLES present!
The soap does not dry out the skin unlike normal ones – though not an excuse to miss your daily moisturizer.
We have almost finished all of the 3 bars and my mom likes this soap a lot.
She used this while she was in Chennai for some time and mentioned that it made her feel less sweaty.
One can buy 3 soaps of the same fragrance or assorted fragrances if you are shopping from Fabindia online.
The ‘Yes’ factors:
- Refreshing smell
- Calms & relaxes as claimed
- Easily available online & in Fabindia outlets
- Fabindia is against animal testing
The ‘Nay’ factors:
- Presence of SLES
- Doesn’t smell of lavender at all
- Kinda smells of turmeric IMO
- Nothing different from a normal soap
HnB rating: 3.5/5
Repurchase? – For my mom – Sure! I would like to check out some other natural & handmade soaps.
Recommend? – If you like basil fragrance – give it a try.