Fabindia Lavender and Basil Soap – Review

Dear ones…Another review for today on Fabindia’s Lavender & Basil Soap.

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.


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