My quest for green living continued this morning with a delivery from the lovely folk at The Clovelly Soap Company
I’d ordered two bars, based on traditional gent’s scents, the Sandalwood, and the Cedarwood and Lemongrass, and got a freebie thrown in, with an end-cut of Ocean Breeze. 2 days after ordering, I have got a package of new soaps.
The oils used are all natural, responsibly sourced and blended to give a bar that is kind to the skin, gives off a thoroughly enjoyable but gentle fragrance, and lasts a heck of a lot longer than any goo-in-a-plastic-bottle shower gel I’ve used in the past.
I’ve used the Sandalwood bar before and its gentle aroma is very relaxing. Definitely a “shower after a hard day at work” kind of scent.
The Cedarwood and Lemongrass, by contrast, is very invigorating, Definitely great for a morning “get-up-and-grab-the-day-by-the-horns” kind of thing.
The ocean-breeze, which was an end-cut and a lovely surprise gift from Clovelly, has a lovely citrus freshness from the combination of bergamot, lemon and lime oils. This soap also contains ground pumice, a natural and gentle scrub component that’s as kind on the skin as it is on the environment. Great for a pre-shave scrub.
Packaging wise, the soaps are banded with cardboard, dressed with tissue paper delivered in a cardboard box, sealed with paper tape. The only hint of anything remotely plastic is some sellotape, which, because it made from cellulose is both compostable, and recyclable as part of your paper/card recycling.
Advice on ordering:
I recommend going directly to the company for the order. The products are available on Amazon, but you are paying a premium on top of the retail price and, as my own experience has shown, you have no control over how environmentally friendly the packaging is.