Soap is one of my favorite simple pleasures in life. I love a good bar of soap and I really enjoy trying new ones! I feel like I have pretty high standards when it comes to soap and I was recently contacted by the owner of a company whose soaps meets all of my requirements. Cheryl of Olga Bobbi and Company creates gentle, nourishing, cruelty free bars of soap (and other products) that are a pleasure to suds up with.
The first thing I need to mention before I start talking about the company and their product lineup is that Cheryl is so kind. She checked out my blog and noticed that I’m incredibly sensitive to scent so she sent me only unscented products. I was incredibly touched by that and that sort of attention to detail makes me fall hard for companies. Good customer service matters to me. A lot.
Anyway, Cheryl started making soap 17 years ago to help her infant daughter with eczema with natural ingredients and has been making soap with fresh herbs, essential oils, spices, seeds, clays, salts, coffee and other totally safe and pure ingredients ever since. You’ll never find anything artificial or toxic in any Olga Bobbi product. Each bar is made in a small batch, cold pressed, hand cut, and cured for at least 6 weeks.
Oh, and if you’re wondering about the company’s name Cheryl named it after her 92 year-old Mother-in-law.
I was kindly sent 3 full sized bars (Buttah, Cucumber & Yogurt, and Russian Poppy) and 4 samples (ActivatedCharcoal, Java Scrub, Bliss and Oh Baby) to try out and I’ve been enjoying them. My Dad took the Java Scrub sample because he’s a massive coffee fiend and my Mom is currently cleansing with the Buttah bar and I’m rotating between the Cucumber and Yogurt and Russian Poppy Bars.
If you’re a lover of soap with scent you’ll be happy to know that the company has many options (without artificial fragrance) so you’re bound to find something you’ll absolutely love. If you’re like me you’ll be extremely excited to know that the company has 9 bars without scent. How cool is that?
Anyway, these bars are not only beautifully formulated but are also lovely. Once you open the simple, but super cute, outer packaging you’ll discover a gorgeous bar of soap with the company’s name embedded in the bar. Each soap has it’s own distinctive look and formula.
I can’t decide if my favorite is Russian Poppy or Cucumber and Yogurt but I can tell you that I’ve really been loving them both. They’re gentle and nourishing on my sensitive skin (and nose!) but do a fantastic job of leaving me feeling clean and refreshed. They are moisturizing and hydrating and not at all heavy so you don’t have to worry about any residue being left behind. They create a lot of rich and creamy lather and rinse off easily leaving behind skin that is silky soft, clean, and conditioned.
(FTC: These were sent to me by the company for free for review consideration. I am not being compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)