Today I am going to be reviewing Sel Terre Soap!
I’m not sure if you have noticed a common theme here, but I am an absolute sucker for pure products full of natural ingredients (this soap is 100% vegan! ). So when I got the chance to test and review several bars of Sel Terre Soaps, I was absolutely ecstatic! When my package arrived in the mail, immediately I was greeted by such amazing smells! Seriously, I sat and sniffed the box for a bit 😉 In the box I found several bars of soap! A few to try and a couple for a lucky reader! I was sent : ( I am using the descriptions used on their website )
Mangosteen Butter Mediterranean Olive Oil : We have put our own stamp on the traditional soaps of Europe by combining exotic Mangosteen Butter from India with fine olive oil from the Mediterranean region. Perfectly pampering for all, our Mangosteen bar leaves your skin soft and gently refreshed. Ingredients: Saponified Oils of Olive, Castor. Also contains Mangosteen Butter, Distilled Water, Aloe Vera Juice
Black Lava Salt Bentonite Clay: Black Lava salt and Bentonite clay come together to exfoliate and remove impurities from your skin with their amazing absorptive properties. A detoxifying soap marvel, this bar is recommended for oily to normal skin types. Ingredients: Saponified Oils of Coconut, Rice Bran, Olive, Castor. Also contains Black Lava Salt infused with Activated Charcoal, Distilled Water, Mangosteen Butter, Aloe Vera Juice, Bentonite Clay, Chrondus Crispus Seaweed, Fuller’s Earth Clay
Dead Sea Salt Rhassoul Clay: A purifying and replenishing bar of salt soap made with certified authentic Dead Sea salt and Rhassoul clay. Combined with Moroccan Rhassoul clay, they work together by penetrating deep into your pores to remove dirt and bacteria that give rise to outbreaks; the multitude of minerals in our Dead Sea bar allow your skin to regenerate quickly and will make your skin more supple and elastic. Recommended for all skin types. Ingredients: Saponified Oils of Coconut, Rice Bran, Olive, Castor. Also contains Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt, Distilled Water, Mangosteen Butter, Aloe Vera Juice Rhassoul Clay, Chrondus Crispus Seaweed, Fuller’s Earth Clay.
Red Alaea Salt Rose Kaolin Clay: Mineral-rich and moisturizing, our pink bar is suitable for all skin types and has the creamiest lather of all of our salt soaps. Naturally refreshing and incredibly gentle, you will not want to put this one down. Ingredients:Ingredients: Saponified Oils of Coconut, Rice Bran, Olive, Castor. Also contains Red Alaea Salt, Distilled Water, Mangosteen Butter, Aloe Vera Juice, Rose Kaolin Clay, Chrondus Crispus Seaweed, Fuller’s Earth Clay
Pink Himalayan Salt French Green Clay: Himalayan Pink salt compliments French Green clay in our green bar of soap. Formulated with organically grown Gotu Kola, this nutritive bar compliments most skin types especially normal to reactive skin types. Gotu Kola contains a wealth of beneficial properties for the skin; it has been shown to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral and promotes skin regeneration. Ingredients: Saponified Oils of Coconut, Rice Bran, Olive, Castor. Also contains Himalayan Pink Salt, Distilled Water, Mangosteen Butter, Aloe Vera Juice, French Green Clay, Gotu Kola, Chrondus Crispus Seaweed, Fuller’s Earth Clay.
What awesome ingredients! So now on to the descriptions, would they live up to them!?! First I tested the Dead Sea Salt Rhassoul Clay. I used this bar in the shower on my arms and back. I have some yucky pimply issues in those locations from time to time. I lathered up, and couldn’t believe how well they lathered, and again, how fantastic they smell! After I dried off I checked out my results…immediately I could tell that it had softened up the spots I had used it on, and left me with a smooth almost lotion like result ( minus the greasiness). Then on to the Red Alaea Salt Rose Kaolin Clay, I used this one the second day…I once again took it to the shower and washed my hair with it! Yes, my hair! I read a recommendation online and decided to test it out. It worked! Yay! Then later in the day I decided to use the bar simply for hand washing, and again I was left with super smooth, super moisturized skin! No issues with feeling dry at all, which is usually a big issue for me. Lastly, I tried the Pink Himalayan Salt French Green Clay. I didn’t care for the smell quite as much, but by no means does that mean that the bar smelled bad, It just wasn’t my favorite. I had good results with this bar as well. I used it in areas that I have redness and it seemed to help a bit ( obviously the results were not drastic on the first use ) I have read online that this bar is good for rosacea, so I will continue to use with high hopes. 🙂 Their soap is formulated for ALL skin types, are cured for 8 weeks and are PERFECT for sensitive skin (ME!) They use no fragrance ( yep! All natural! ) or dyes. My overall opinion was that these bars are quite lovely, and I will continue to use them even though my testing is done. My favorite bar was the Red Alaea Salt Rose Kaolin Clay…it smells the best! 😀 These bars are made by hand in Eugene, Oregon ( isn’t that awesome!? ) and the company also sells masques, cleansers, balms, a honey scrub, and they also offer a few home decor items! I love this company and I would also like to add that my experience in working with them has been FANTASTIC! They have been very helpful and understanding…I would give their customer service a definite A+!
I would like to thank Sel Terre for sending these bars for me to try, and for sending two bars for one of you to try! If you win you will receive The Mangosteen Mediterranean Olive Oil, and the Black Lava Salt Bentonite Clay bar. To enter please go to http://selterre.com/ and check out their products and let me know which product other than the soaps listed here that you think you might like to try! Then, head over to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sel-Terre/102780066579159 like it, and tell them Homemaking Heather sent you! As always count for extra entries, but the person you refer MUST let me know that you sent them. This contest is open to US residents ONLY, 18 and older please. Contest begins on July 26th 2014, and ends August 3rd 11:59 PM ct.
Sel Terre was kind enough to send me these bars of soap at no cost to me to review, however, these thoughts and opinions are my very own!