One of the many reasons why my primary soap formula additive, honey, is an excellent choice is that it helps keep the bars fresher longer. My Honey Chunk bars wear down gradually, and because they reveal more and more of the my Golden Glycerin chunks, look prettier and prettier. The featured image of my bar in this blog post, has been used in our shower for one week and it looks great.
Never throw away the small bits and pieces of soap that remain when the bar is finished. Instead, place them in a mesh bag and use them as a fantastic body scrub!
The soft mesh bags I give to my customers who purchase a set of 4 or more bars, (seen below) are soft enough to use head to toe. So just like my Honey Chunk bars, they make showering easier and so much better for your skin.
It was probably 5 or 6 years since I last bought the REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion, but I always spoke highly of it and really began to miss it, so I went to the company website and ordered a bottle. Well, let’s just say that the product is unfortunately not what it used to be.
The lotion itself is wonderfully creamy, with just the right amount of emollients in it to suit my normal skin type. I’d venture to say that it would be beneficial for most other skin types as well. It absorbs in quickly and leaves the skin smooth as silk.
So, then, what’s the problem with it? The amazing, beautiful, and uniquely REN Moroccan rose scent is practically gone. Once upon a time it was a pleasure to take the cap off the bottle as it already released enough of the scent to make me feel great. And it was perfect as far as I’m concerned. Enough of a fragrance to be noticed, yet, never overpowering. Yes, it was that good.
Why the change?
I can’t imagine why, unless it’s the availability of the essential oils, and of course, the cost. I’m guessing that the manufacturer’s price went up substantially, otherwise why not keep the formula as it was?
But whatever the case, while I do like the feel of the product, I won’t buy it again. I never thought I’d say that about REN, but the company just isn’t making this product to the high standard of years past. For that reason I won’t be purchasing anything else from that company.