Bergamot | Vanilla | Tonka Bean | Soft & Sweet
There is an absence of sweet scents in the Herbal Hannah catalogue, however, I'm very sensitive to scents that are overly sweet. So I thought to myself, "what can I do to make a sweet scent that won't make me want to hurl"? & the answer to that, was Earl Grey tea!! Bright, inviting, and comforting, Earl Grey holds a special place in my heart, not to mention, the flower of the Herbal Hannah logo is actually a tea flower! So it was only natural to create at least one tea based scent!
I gathered my knowledge and own personal preferences when it came to Earl Grey. This tea is typically made by scenting tea leaves with bergamot oil; a citrus fruit that is believed to be a cross between lemon and bitter orange. Often you will see Earl Grey blended with lavender at cafes, however, I wanted to capture the unadulterated essence of one of my favorite childhood teas, so you will not find lavender in this scent!
I do enjoy a good tea latte though, so ultimately I decided to add vanilla to this blend! I also added tonka bean, to compliment the vanilla and add more sweetness!
Although there is no lavender in this Earl Grey, it always makes me think of a purple/grey color. Because of this, I decided to add Brazilian purple clay! It's color varies, depending on which mine it is sourced from, so you may see some variation in color!
Data & Conclusion:
The scent perfectly captures the essence of Earl Grey tea! It is creamy, citrusy, and inviting. The purple clay makes an incredibly soft lather and adds visual appeal to this bar. A success in my book!
This listing is for one, Full Size 4.5 oz bar of soap.
Designed for acne prone, sensitive, and dry skin | for use on hands, body, face, shoes, oil stains, & whatever else you use soap for!
External use only.
Materials Used in this Experiment:
Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, aqua, sodium hydroxide, sodium lactate, diatomaceous earth, purple clay, [Citrus bergamia (bergamot), Vanilla planifolia (vanilla), Dipteryx odorata (tonka bean), Citrus aurantium (petitgrain), Litsea cubeba (litsea), Copaifera officinalis (copaiba balsam), Juniperus virginiana (Cedarwood)] essential oils.
Came for the Earl Grey scent since I'm a big fan of Earl Grey tea, and the smell is amazing, then I was really pleasantly surprised by the nice exfoliating texture of the soap. Like getting a back scratch in the shower. It's not too exfoliating (I have the coffee one too and that one is the super exfoliating one) so it's not harsh at all and just feels really clean and soothing! Fave soap along with the Forgiveness one. For reference I have dry skin and don't like overwhelming scents.
The scent is earthy and floral with out being overwhelming. A wonderful treat when you want something that leaves you smelling subtle like their forgiveness soaps
I’ve tried them all and they’re all great on their own, I love this one because of the scent it’s not too strong and overpowering. It leaves my dry + sensitive skin soft and I feel really clean after using it. It lathers quite well and doesn’t irritate my skin. I’d say it’s gentle on my skin. I’d have to put this one as my favorite next to the Washi-Garami. I gave it a week to give a review to give my full thoughts. I am happy to be able to be the first to try it. Give it a try.