Not your usual gift guide: Let their x-mas party personality pick their present 🎁

We’re so over these same old gift guides that make what’s already a chore into a bore 😴. We’re ditching the ‘gifts for him/her’ guidelines and getting into the party spirit a little early (cheeky🍷😉) . Match up your mates to these iconic Christmas party personalities that are sure to appear over the next few weeks as we descend into the glorious season of getting sloshed 🥂 Warning! Do not drink and online shop ⛔ (or do, we’re not the police).

  1. Fruity Looper

Just like their favorite scent selection, this person’s company is like a medicine for making you feel better about any situation. Soft and cuddly on the inside with a citrus zing on the outside. They can be found buying an unmerciful round of shots for the whole group 10 minutes into the xmas party… and every 30 minutes after 😜

1 – Tropical Mango Soap Slice

2 – Lime Rolly Polly

3 – Zing Jelly Soap

4 – Hand Cleansing Gel

  1. Live wire

You all finally get together for the Christmas party after a busy year of bossing it, and this person is nowhere to be seen! 👀 They’ve disappeared into the crowds and will probably reappear at the end of the night with 12 new Facebook friends and a chip, cheese and curry. Then you’ll have to hunt down where they got it from and get one yourself. God, they’re SUCH a bad influence, but you couldn’t do without them 💕

5 – Mermaid Wonder Whip

6 – Rebel Soap Slice

7 – Rhubarb and Custard Soap Wedge

8 – The Wild One Fine Fragrance

  1. Self-confessed Beyoncé

Do not TEST this person on the dance floor 👯‍♀️ They’re killing it with their festive outfit and they are not here to play 👑 They’ve got 50 Instagram likes in the bag before even leaving the house and their signature move is comforting any downtrodden souls in the toilets and not letting them leave until they know their worth #whoruntheworld. Their taste in gifts is as elevated as their style choices so you’ll nail it with this selection 🐝

9 – Obsessed Bath Bomb

10 – Rocks Off Super Soap

11 – Unicorn Toy in a Soap

12 – Go Getter Soap Slice

  1. Zen hen

They’re here for the ambience and the fanciest spirit they can find. This seemingly sweet and innocent person has been saving up their scandalous stories for months and are ready to shock the group to their core with their latest tales. Appeal to their better nature with these guilt free goodies 🛀


13 – Bliss Jelly Soap

14 – Sea Fresh Bath Bomb 

15 – Sloth Toy in a Soap 

16 – Soots You Super Soap

  1. Just bloody loves Christmas

This one has been planning their YEAR around Christmas and forced you to pay your deposit for the Christmas staff do in March 🎁 They will harass the DJ until they play ‘All I want for Christmas is you’. A highly emotional being; they’ll cry if it snows, they’ll cry if there’s fairy lights and they’ll definitely cry when x-mas is all over for another year.

17 – Santa Toy in a Soap 

18 – Candy Cane Soap Slice

19 – Elf Yourself Bath Bomb 

20 – Festive Ho Ho Ho Soap Slice

Hopefully we’ve made your gift giving a little less stressful and it’ll definitely be a little less dull ✨ Happy stocking stuffing Soap Squad 🎅

Add some flair to your self-care #soapsquadselfcare

If your health is your wealth, then your mental health is your winning lottery ticket. And we want to keep that ticket safe, treat it right and give it the time and attention it deserves. Ok, this metaphor has got a bit lost, but you know what I’m saying; you need to take care of your noggin! 🤕

A lot of the time we can’t control the world around us. Hell, I can’t even control my dog. But you can affect how you react to every situation that comes your way by nurturing your mental health. By accepting the help and work that it needs to keep as healthy as possible, your world could be looking a lot more peachy. 🍑

 

Janice’s Self Care – Getting out on the bike with friends 💪

I’m not professing to be a medical expert or the queen of calm, but our team here at The Soap Story have had a chat and gathered some of the steps that have helped us the most in our lives. These tips have been key to many of us keeping on top of our mental health and creating the moments of self-care that we value the most.

Step 1: See Self-Care as a Priority

A lot of us put ourselves on the backburner. Why? Because taking care of yourself is selfish, right? How dare you ask me to put on my own oxygen mask before helping others, that’s not what I’m about! …Wellllll you can’t put on anyone’s oxygen mask when you’re passed out. 🤷‍♀️

Learn to see taking care of yourself as a positive and essential step that serves not only you, but those around you. When you’re at your best you have the energy and clarity to support those who rely on you or come to you for help.

Simon’s Self Care – Saving the world with the kids 🌊

Getting started:

  • Make self-care the number one thing on your to-do list
  • Start your day with something that gets you excited. Breakfast anyone? 🍳
  • Set aside time designated to self-care

Step 2: Find Your Own Version of Self-Care

Obviously, what some people might find re-energising and fulfilling might not be everyone’s cup of tea. I mean, I look at people who run to de-stress and I just question how we can be soooo different. But it’s all good, you do you. 😄

There are so many ways to practice self-care. Some of the ones our team talked about were eating well, having a night-time routine, and even trading complements. Do whatever fills your heart with joy and your head with calm. And if asking for a helping hand gets the ball rolling, then you need to do just that. There are always people willing to help.

Find yourself:

  • Exercise is great – try different versions and levels that suit you

    Sarah’s Self Care – Sharing my passions 🎨
  • Find out if you get re-energize by being with others or spending time alone
  • Open up and see if you could achieve more with a little helping hand

Step 3: Be Proactive, Not Reactive

Something that our Digital Marketing Executive, Nadine pointed out really stuck with me. She said she had learned to be proactive, not reactive with her self-care. It makes complete sense when you hear it. I drink my 2 litres of water a day to stop myself from getting dehydrated, but for some reason when it comes to self-care, my practices always come when I’m already about to drop from stress. 🤯

When you find the self-care that really does it for you, learn to use it to prevent your mental health struggles. It’s often so easy to ignore those little nudges our body gives us to tell us that we’re going in the wrong direction and we need to slow down. Learning to recognise these can be the first step to keeping your mental health on a much more even keel.

Kelly’s Self Care – Having a good laugh with some drinks 🍹

You better recognise:

  • Get in touch with your own moods
  • Practice self-awareness not self-judgement
  • Learn to stop before you burn out

Step 4: It’s Not a One Off – It’s an Ongoing Practice

This one sort of goes hand in hand with the last one, but it’s an important one so I’m keeping it in. A lot of people can feel like they’re really struggling with their mental health, and self-care isn’t always a quick fix! Start seeing your self-care as a practice that needs to be adapted and maintained to suit your needs at any given time.

Kate’s Self Care – Trying something new! 🚣🏼

Learn to recognise and track how you’re feeling in certain situations or environments, then trial and tailor your self-care to suit your mood. Be aware of the things that ‘trigger’ you and build structured and secure self-care practices that can deal with these situations. Make it a tangible thing that you can put on paper and use again and again to create a more fulfilled and whole life for yourself. ✍️

Get building:

  • Make a list of the self-care practices that work for you. Use it and update it.
  • Track your moods! This might be during the day, month or year.
  • Take note of what works and what doesn’t. There’s no point exhausting yourself on something you think should be doing you good.

 

The most important take away here is a commitment to yourself to invest in the self-care you need. 🧘 Some mental health issues come and go while others stick around a hell of a lot longer than we would like. They can be as individual as the people who deal with them and each one is valid and deserves the care and time dedicated to it that it needs. Remember that giving someone the opportunity to help you with your self-care is a gift, and it can create trust and closeness that comes with bringing down barriers in your relationships. 💃💃

Natalie’s Self Care – Spending some real quality time with the family 💟

You can find the numbers for a range of mental health helplines here. If you or some of your friends or family could benefit from these please have a look.

 

If some soapy self-care is your thing, why not get started with these lavender soaps. Lavender scents are known to calm the nervous system and are widely used for relieving stress and anxiety in self-care routines. 😴

 

Go from Zero to Hero with the Super Soap Trio

These soaps have been super charged with the very best, salt of the earth ingredients that will take your skin from zero to hero. Embrace your inner super trooper with soaps that enrich and cleanse your skin while giving targeted care where you need it most. These herculean benefits come from their stand -out ingredients. These goodies transform our soaps from run of the mill Clark Kent stuck behind his desk 🤓, to full Super man; cape flying in the wind with his previously distressed damsel over his shoulder. 💃🏽

 

Guac This Way Avocado Super Soap Bar

Hero Ingredient: Hemp oil 🌿

What are you on about?

Ok so right off the bat, you’re not going to lather up this soap and end up sitting spaced out on the bathroom floor. That just ain’t it!

Hemp oil comes from Cannabis Sativa plant seeds. This is the botanical name for the plant which has a common strain called hemp and another called marijuana. So, they’re like sisters, right? Hemp oil produces higher levels of the NON-intoxicating compounds, cannabidols (CBD), and little to no levels of the intoxicating compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). So, that’s why our kitchens aren’t being seized for illegal substances. 🙌

Super Power: Moisturising & Nourishing 💦

Hemp seeds are some of the most balanced and rich natural sources of essential oils available, which is why they’ve become such a skin care hero. Their oils contain Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids and skin nourishing vitamins and minerals. These give a variety of benefits including being naturally antimicrobial (killing nasty microorganisms), protecting from inflammation, regulating sebum production (keeping spots at bay) and reducing signs of ageing. It really is paaaacked with goodies. As a natural humectant (it preserves moisture) hemp oil will not only deeply moisturise your skin, but nourish it with this abundance of goodies as it penetrates deep between the cells of your skin.

Smells like: Aloe & Avocado

Sidekicks:

Avocado oil 🥑 – Moisturises dry skin without leaving an oily residue.

Aloe Vera – Anti-inflammatory to calm any spots or irritations.

 

Soots You! Activated Charcoal Soap Bar

Hero Ingredient: Activated charcoal 🔥

What are you on about?

Put it this way, if Peter Parker was bit by a spider to become spider man, charcoal is heated and treated to become activated charcoal. Both of the traumatic experiences create powers, only our charcoal doesn’t have to wear that skin-tight suit.

When charcoal is treated its surface expands and becomes porous so it can act like a sponge and can absorb toxins and chemicals that surround it. Even before taking over the soap world, activated charcoal has been used to treat overdoses and poisonings and improve kidney function.

Super Power: Cleans Deeply to Remove Impurities 🛁

Typical soaps only focus on removing surface dirt and oils, however the activated charcoal in this super soap works to reach into your pores to draw out impurities and everyday pollutants that cling to your skin and build up over time. When these are drawn out pore are minimised while being deeply cleansed to prevent any of these nasties from building up and causing acne or irritation.

Smells like: Tea tree

Sidekicks:

Tea Tree – Antiseptic & antimicrobial properties so is commonly used to treat acne.

Shea Butter – Heals and softens skin for a more even tone.

Aloe Vera – Anti-inflammatory to calm any spots or irritations.

 

Rocks Off! Scrubby Himalayan Salt Soap Bar

Hero ingredient: Himalayan salt 🗻

What are you on about?

Crystals of calm come in the form of Himalayan salts, considered to be one of the worlds purest salts.

These come specifically from the Himalayan mountain range. These salts have loooong since been covered over by volcanic rock, snow and ice, so have been shadowed from the pollutants of the modern world (lucky them). Their pink and orange tint comes from the wealth of minerals that are contained in them. These salts can contain up to 84 different natural minerals that exfoliate and cleanse your skin.

Super Power: Exfoliating and Detoxing 🚿

Salt crystals and ideal exfoliators. They’re tough enough to smooth away old dead skin cells and dry skin on your feet, elbows and knees, while still being water soluble so softening and absorbing into these spots that need extra care. Salts are natural antibacterial, antiseptic & anti-inflammatory so are particularly good for those who suffer from skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema. Himalayan salt has the added benefit of nourishing the skin with minerals like Magnesium to relax muscles, Sulphur to eliminate dry patches and Zinc to regulate oil production and reduce scarring.

Smells like: Fresh Mountain Air

Sidekicks:

Aloe Vera – Anti-inflammatory to calm any spots or irritations.

 

This infamous trio create the perfect team to take on all your skin care woes. Utilising these three hero ingredients and their sidekicks gives you a dream team that can take on anything your skin decides to throw at you throughout the months. And their clever carry containers mean they can be at your side no matter where you are; all 100% recyclable of course!

 

 

 

 

Which NEW Artistic Bath Bomb Are You? 👀

It’s time to paint your personality with NEW premium Artistic Bath Bombs that inspire and express your unique self. 🎨 Ever tried watercolour? Me neither. But we’re about to give into these sensory bath delights that will turn your dull-as-dishwater bath into a colourful kaleidoscope of fizzing fragrance. 🍭

These premium bath bombs have really earned their title with oh-so-posh & snobbishly superior ingredients full of enriching goodness. The concentrated fragrances create a longer lasting scent while the addition of natural oils and vitamins boost your skin. Each bomb treats you with skincare heroes like;

  • Moisture packed Avocado oil to nourish even the driest skin without leaving an oily residue. Perfect for any of us who are acne prone or feel like the Sahara. 🥑
  • Vitamin rich Sunflower Seed oil that soothes irritation and reduces inflammation for a more even skin tone. 🌻
  • The current star of skin care; Vitamin C gently brightens and smooths skin for a younger look (who could say no to that?). 🍊
  • Vitamin E, which any skin care buff will tell you, protects your skin from everyday elements and UV exposure, keeping damage and wrinkles at bay. 👶

 

Whoooo are ya… Who, who? Who, who?

Pick your personality from these 4 unique fragrance options that enhance and elevate your individual personality quirks and unique identity. And their complementing colour pallets fizz in a spiral of colour that would make Picasso blush. 😜

We pride our team on being their authentic selves. Everyone brings their own flavour and talent to invent our caring creations. Meet our team’s very own artists who have embraced their flawless features. And I guarantee you’ll be able to pick out your own friends and family who fit under each of these distinct fragrance options too! 👩‍🎨👨‍🎨

Stephen – The Dreamer!

The Dreamer 💭 – Smells like: Berries & Liquorice – This heady and sweet scent is created for the ones who escape into their fantasies. Optimists and visionaries that can see the possibilities that others are too scared to consider.

Stephen – “It was a magical experience. I can see the world in a different light after this 🤣👌” 

 

 

 

 

Nadine – The Go Getter!

The Go Getter ☀️– Smells like: Fruit Salad – An energizing and refreshing bomb of fragrance that inspires the ambitious and restless of this world to grab the bull by the horns get things done. Get ready, get set, go getter.

Nadine – “I saved this up for when I needed it most, and i didn’t regret it. Nothing beats taking a time-out and the fresh fruit scents of this bath bomb re-energised me for another busy week”

 

 

 

Erin – The Trend Setter!

The Trend Setter 💃 – Smells like: Parma Violets – A perfumed mix of floral and fruity that electrifies the eager who are bold enough step ahead of the curve and set the trends that others follow.

Erin – “Okay when this thing hits the water it’s like an explosion of pink, I couldn’t wait to get in and soak for an hour..or 3 💃🏽”

 

 

 

 

Susanna – The Wild One!

The Wild One 🎸– Smells like: Men’s Cologne – The woodsy perfume of this bomb is distinctly masculine. An in your face bomb in striking blue that doesn’t try to tone down the extroverts of the world. Flaunt your untamed side with pride.

Susanna “I’m living for the in-your-face scent of this bomb. I like to go into things at full speed so this suits me to a tee”

 

 

 

 

 

Good Vibes Only

Our Artistic Bath Bombs bring you the same caring qualities of all of our products. They’re handmade with a vegan and cruelty free formula enriched with nourishing oils and power-packed skin friendly vitamins.

 

If you can’t stand the heat…come into our kitchen! We’ve got some cool concoctions, so let’s dive into our top 5 ingredients. Like all ingredient lists, these are listed from most volume to least, so these are what make up the bulk of your bath bomb;

  1. Sodium Bicarbonate – Simply, this is baking soda. Usually used in baking (duh) and often to medicate heartburn because of its acid neutralising benefits. This makes your bath water ‘softer’ and boosts circulation while cleansing and deodorising.
  2. Citric Acid – This is a naturally occurring acid found in… you guessed it; citrus fruits! This reacts with the baking soda to give our bath bombs their satisfying fizz.
  3. Persea gratissima Oil – This is the sciencey name for our luxurious Avocado oil that is going to moisturise your skin until it’s baby soft!
  4. Sodium Chloride – And who’s hiding behind sciencey name number 4? …its SALT! Don’t feel too underwhelmed; this old favourite is full of minerals that cleanse and sustain your beautiful body.
  5. Parfum – You call it perfume, we call it parfum. 🤷 This is our delectable mix of fragrances that make up the unique smell options.

Additional ingredients: Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Aqua, Polysorbate 20, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Helianthus annuus Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, CI 19140, CI 40215, CI45100, CI42090, Coumarin, Linalool, Citronellol, Citral, CI 42090, CI 19140

 

I’m going to get a bit philosophical here, so stay with me… *Clears throat*. Pablo Picasso once said; “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” When you pick your bath bomb fragrance, we have a hope that you’re not only choosing to embrace yourself for who you are, but choosing to celebrate and express your individuality, for yourself and no one else. Let our artistic bath bombs wash away your doubts and uncertainties in a bath of creative cleansing that makes you feel just a little more you.  💚

 

Pick your personality NOW >

 

Welcoming Wonder Whip 🍦

Ok, so I love a wonderfully creative and wacky soap that slaps a smile on my face, but I can’t STAND having an avalanche of tubs and tubes laying at my feet or creating clutter in all my drawer space. I don’t need 5 different products for one limb OK!

*Enter Wonder Whip!*

 

I’ve been taking this multi-talented whipped soap for a test drive this week and as someone with sensitive tendencies, both in skin and personality (stop laughing) 😇 I have to admit, the vibrant colours and striking scents had me a liiittle worried. But this fully vegan and handmade formula showed me the same love that The Soap Story put into it. And there’s nothing quite like a local brand that cares about quality and all the environmental and cruelty concerns of the day. 🌱 So, here’s my verdict on the 4 uses of the new Wonder Whip (and some other ones I discovered on the way).

  1. Body Wash – like I’ve said, I suffer from eczema and most of this is on my hands and wrists. As soon as a lathered it I could tell I had nothing to worry about using Wonder Whip as a body wash. It feels like a silky cleansing lotion rather than a soap and you definitely don’t get that tight, stripped skin feeling that you get with most soaps.

  1. Bath Foam – A great fuss-free alternative to bath bombs, lathering this into your bath still gives you that sense of treating yourself while skipping the clean up duty after. The fragrance fills the room and you get the prettiest pastel tint and foam to your water
  2. Shampoo – This was my favourite way to use Wonder Whip. I was still sniffing my own hair like a maniac days after washing! The unique whipped texture meant a little went a long way! 🍦 The foamy blue suds let me live out all my mermaid fantasies and still rinsed out to perfection with no staining on these blonde locks.
  3. Shaving Foam – The creamy whip built up a thick protective layer on my skin that rinsed out of my razor easily. This whippy wonder is a real step up from grabbing your conditioner. 😅
  4. Body, Hair & Bathroom Scent – The Mermaid scent is a mystical mix that’s fresh, clean and slightly masculine (who doesn’t love a bit of that?), with just enough sweetness to make it feel really luxurious *clam bra not included. It hangs out in your hair and bathroom for aggees after you use it so you get to enjoy it through the day too.
  5. Day Brightener – Honestly, I was sooo excited to get stuck into this foamy fantasy tub (so much so I was even convinced to shave my legs when it wasn’t completely 110% necessary). The mesmerising designs and knock out fragrances had me sold from the start. To get home and use something that lifts me from my snore worthy routine and delivers on all its promises really adds a touch of self-care to my day.

 

Different Smelly Options

I ADORE the other worldly themes of these 5 mouth-watering scents. Each one offers a different head-space to escape to and spirit animals to guide you in! And if you fall in love with one there are a whole range of products in these same scents.

 

Mermaid: Smells like – Fresh Washing & Meringue
The mermaid has just flopped onto a sugar shore to check out her crush as he comes out to hang up his weekly laundry

 

Galaxy: Smells like – Sugared Grape & Popping Candy
Hop on your grape jelly rocket and soar into the cosmos. Watch out for the popping meteoroids

 

Sloth: Smells like – Earthy Musks & Vanilla Bean
Sure you just fell out of your cedar tree, but there’s some tasty vanilla pods on the ground below. Sweet.

 

Unicorn: Smells Like – Candyfloss & Strawberry Milkshake
Your mystical unicorn floats in on a pink marshmallow cloud and takes you to Candyland. Willy Wonka watch your back.

 

Llama: Smells like – Tart Citrus and Tangy Sherbert
The coolest llama in the game’s got his shades on with a tropical cocktail in one hoof and froyo in the other.

 

Fine Tooth Combing

 

It isn’t self-care if it isn’t caring for your skin honey! And personally, I need a little peace of mind to fully enjoy by bath products, so I’ll do the technical bit and you can skip straight to relaxing.

Like all ingredient lists, the top 5 ingredients make up the bulk of the product. So, what did I just put on my body?

  • Glycerin – Plant based Glycerin is used for the Soap Story vegan formula. Derived from plant sources, this magic ingredient makes eyes at any moisture it meets, to attract it and lock it in. 💧
  • Aqua – Good old water, to carry all the goodies inside and allow them to them nourish and soften your skin.
  • Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate –A sodium salt from coconut oil. 🥥 Natural and kind to skin, it helps water and oil mix so your Wonder Whip spreads further and you use less product.
  • Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate – Comes from lauryl alcohol (from plant oils) and is a cleaning agent that boosts foaming for a dense, voluminous lather.
  • Sodium Chloride – Sodium is just naturally occurring salt, and is full or minerals that sustain and cleanse your body while providing antiseptic and astringent properties. 🛀

Polyester-3, Parfum, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Laurate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Thiosulfate, Citric Acid, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, CI 77742, CI 77007

 

PHEEEW, did you get all that? Hope so because this girl needs to go collect her degree in ingredient investigations. 👩‍🔬 So to conclude my thorough research and very scientifically valid tests, Wonder Whip really is an incredibly versatile soap with a unique texture that makes a little bit go a looong way. What got me was that the product didn’t just deliver on its promises but it over-delivered, and I’m sure there are other ways to use this that even my brilliant mind didn’t pick up on. Being able to pick a fragrance that I felt suited my personality made it incredibly fun in a way that no 25 year old woman should admit and it definitely put smile on my face during an otherwise monotonous part of my routine. Not something to undervalue, I believe.

Foam Soaps; you need one!

Foam Soaps; you need one! Here’s 5 reasons why…

Soap Story Foam Soaps are a must have for your getting clean routine, especially if you’re a busy bee… here’s why!

  1. It’s fast and fun! Watch the liquid transform into foam at the push of a pump, then you’re ready to go – just like magic! No lathering necessary, which means less wastage too!

  1. There’s no ONE way to use it! Our Foam Soap is another soap-er smart multi-functional product. Use by the sink on your hands, used in the shower, in the bath, on a puff or sponge!

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  1. Great for kids! Because it’s fast and fun… Foam soap makes washing hands and getting clean easier for all involved! Available in 5 eye catching colours and fragrances; Surf’s Up, Zesty, Tickled Pink, Heavenly and Sunrise!

  1. They’re all 100% Vegan friendly! … against animal testing and made in the UK!
  2. Made with Aloe Vera, making them not only soap-er fun to use, but also fab for your skin! “It’s great to have a product that immediately makes your skin feel re-nourished” – Rex and the City Blog 

Reviews, verdicts, feedback:

“The sorcery with this soap is that, its liquid, right? BUT when you pump it out, FOAM dispenses in your hands! MAGIC, girl, magic. Personally, I love how the smell literally wakes you up and brings life to you! You can wash your hands, lather it all over your body, join a foam fight, whatever. Also, it has aloe vera in it, so don’t worry about maybe having crocodile skin?” – The Crazy Ammi Blog 

“This soap is so much fun to use and my daughter loves it! She keeps asking to wash her hands now.” – The Opinionated Dad

“This foam soap has mostly been stolen by my fiancé who loves this product for his morning showers, I have to admit its so handy…it is a liquid soap that comes out of the pump bottle as a foam with a gorgeous scent to it. Perfect for the whole family to use, even the little kids can use this easily…with a fresh scent that suits boys or girls, contains Aloe Vera for soft skin. Verdict 10/10.” – Little Miss Beauty Boxes

5 fresh benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil!

5 fresh benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil!

Our wibbly, wobbly Jelly Soaps are made with moisturising seaweed extract carrageenan and enriched with beautiful essential oils making them not only fantastically fun to use, but also amazing for your skin and mood! (As if you don’t know that already!)

BANG Jelly Soap with peppermint essential oil, awakens the senses with freshness and is the perfect way to start the day!

But what are the top benefits of bathing with peppermint essential oils?

  1. It comforts headache pain. BANG BANG BANG! Who’s there? Don’t worry it’s just our Jelly Soap looking to help soothe your headache. Run a bath, use in the shower, let the fragrance defuse and relieve by improving circulation.

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  1. Brings clarity and mental focus. Peppermint oil can also improve your focus and concentration levels, great for busy spells and exam season!

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 3. It’s an energy booster. Burning the candle at both ends? Hey, we all do it from time to time. Take a few whiffs of peppermint essential oils to wake you up with an energy boost. Great for showering with in the morning!

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  1. Stress Relief. Peppermint essential oils have a calming effect on skin and mood! It’s particularly good at cooling down sunburn, and can improve eczema symptoms.

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  1. Hangover be gone! Peppermint oil is recommended for its anti-nausea benefits, this is why some people take mints to help with travel sickness. Run yourself a bubble bath with BANG Jelly Soap and let the essential oils clear away your hangover!

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You can find AMAZING Peppermint essential oil in our BANG Jelly Soap along with moisturizing Carrageenan (seaweed extract). Our Jelly Soaps are all 100% vegan friendly, hand made in the UK and against animal testing!

See 3 ways to use Jelly Soap here!

Questions? OR if you’re interested in joining the Soap Story Stockist Squad? Message us now!

Parents; Bath time just got better!

Parents; Bath time just got better!

Okay, so you already know our products are fabulously fresh and fun, full of top notch ingredients and pretty darn colourful; but did you know kids also LOVE to use our soap? From sweet scents to playful textures…. Yes, we’re making bath time and getting clean that little bit easier for all involved! Here’s our most loved Soap Story products for kids;

  1. Wiggly, jiggly Jelly Soaps!

Add some wobbly fun to your bath time with our Jelly Soap! Use as a fun, slippery bar,  (catch it if you can), tear some apart and run it in a sieve under a tap for a bubble bath or squish into a shower puff! They’re also 100% vegan friendly and come in 4 fabulous fragrances; Zing, Bang, Bliss and Chillax! It’s a squishy no brainier for kids!

2. Fun Foam Soaps

Watch the liquid transform into foam at the push of a pump, just like magic! Use by the sink, use in the shower, use in the bath, it’s up to you! They’re fresh, fun, vegan friendly and a no fuss option for parents and kids!

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  1. Toy in a Soaps

Turn bath time into an adventure with our Toy in a Soaps, dive in with Percy the Pufferfish, make a splash with Waddles the Penguin or get quacking with Dippy the duck! Our Toy in a Soap range all have names and will add some playful personality to cleaning up! AND they’re all vegan friendly!

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Kids also love our sparkly Cupcake Soaps (do not eat), Soap-er smart Soap Sponges and our scent-sational Soap Slices; particularly the more playful fragrances like Rhubarb and Custard, Belgium Chocolate, The Grape Escape, Cherrylicious and Watermelon!

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The Soap Story Blog Squad say….

“Next out of the box was the BANG! Jelly Soap and it is safe to say this one is my sons favorite. He found it absolutely hilarious that it kept slipping and sliding all over the place!” – It’s Rachel Beauty

“Go and get yourself some Soap Story products to try yourself, you won’t be disappointed and if you have children it’s a no brainer  – Bath time + The Soap Story = Very happy mummy and happy happy baby.” – Rex and the City 

“This Foam Soap is so much fun to use and my daughter loves it! She keeps asking to wash her hands now.” – The Opinionated Dad

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6 Benefits of Patchouli Essential Oils!

6 Benefits of Patchouli Essential Oils!

The patchouli plant is a bushy herb that’s part of the mint family, and has long stems with purple or white flowers. The fragrance has an exotic, earthy musk and is truly beautiful!

We use Patchouli in our Chillax Jelly Soap because it smells incredible, and is also great for your body and your mind!

Here’s 6 benefits of using Patchouli Essential Oils:

  1. Patchouli is relaxing, uplifting and has antidepressant properties! Making the aroma fantastic for your mind and mood. This is why patchouli essential oil is so frequently used in aromatherapy; so sit back and relax!

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2. Soothes inflammation (as a pure essential oil). It’s an Antiphlogistic, particularly great at relieving irritation from skin conditions and irritation in result of a fever. It’s commonly used to ease symptoms of eczema and dermatitis!

3. Eliminates and masks body odor and is used in lots of deodorant, aftershaves and perfumes such as Jo Malone and Burberry.

4. Prevents skin from sagging. Patchouli is amazing for your skin, it’s cooling and helps gently firm up and tone the whole body. I mean it’s not gonna give you abs over night but your skin will really appreciate it! It also helps scars fad too!

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5. It’s a labido booster; Yes, it’s also an aphrodisiac! Patchouli has been used as an aphrodisiac for hundreds of years, stimulating sexual hormones estrogen and testosterone!

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6. Removes toxins from the body… Cleanse me! Patchouli will leave you feeling great in so many different ways, which is exactly why you need some in your life right now! Run a bubble bath with Chillax Jelly Soap, let the aroma fill the room and cleanse your body and mind!

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You can find AMAZING Patchouli essential oil in our Chillax Jelly Soap along with moisturizing Carrageenan (seaweed extract). Our Jelly Soaps are all 100% vegan friendly, hand made in the UK and against animal testing!

See 3 ways to use Jelly Soap here!

Questions? OR if you’re interested in joining the Soap Story Stockist Squad? Message us now!

Soap Story Crew SMASH target for Parkinson’s UK!

Soap Story Crew SMASH target for Parkinson’s UK!

SO…… We decided it would be a good idea to push ourselves as a team and complete the 58KM Gran Fondo Giro D’Italia Northern Ireland together. What made it an even better idea? …To raise much needed funds for Parkinson’s UK.

We are not professional cyclists, we cycle for a bit of fun, so taking part in an event like this as a team was challenging and very rewarding! We are delighted to have raised a great total of £895.50 + gift aid!! (Thank you!!)

Parkinson’s can affect anyone at any age – it is a progressive neurological condition – meaning that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s,  a few of us here in work have family members affected by Parkinson’s, so this is a cause very close to our hearts.

Thank you to EVERYONE that sponsored us and supported us through our Pedal for Parkinson’s, you are awesome! We achieved over 350% of our fundraising target! 

If you’d still like to donate, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nectarines-pedal-for-parkinsonsParkinsonsTotal

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