So when you’re thinking about what you’re going to need on a 10,000 road trip adventure, some things are bound to slip your mind. As someone who hates to be dirty, it was a bit concerning (& ironic) that I hadn’t though of soap. Of COURSE we’ll need soap! We’re going to be driving through deserts and nature and who knows what. We’re going to need to clean ourselves at some point, especially if we don’t want to murder one another after being stuck in a tiny car for four weeks. So when Scott mentioned that he had a friend with a new botanical soap start up, my heart felt a whole lot lighter.
I had never heard of Alluvian before Scott had introduced me and the rest of the team to it, but I was immediately struck with how unique it was. Aquatic botanical soaps. I’ve never come across such a thing. As a dedicated Dove soap user, I was intrigued at the idea of clay based soaps, but slightly worried about how they’d actually feel. I have very sensitive skin and usually shy away from anything that isn’t plain old ivory scentless soap. However, my curiosity got the better of me and I’m very glad it did, as I was given the choice to pick a soap to try ahead of our trip.
The soap that immediately jumped out was the Moroccan Lemongrass. After spending so much time in Asia, lemongrass has a permanent place in my heart. It’s aromatic, soothing, and dammit, it just tastes good. Frankly. I couldn’t think of anything better to actually put in a soap. So Moroccan Lemongrass it was!
It’s this delightful pale burnt orange color which makes you immediately believe you’re about to be transported to the sandy shores of Morocco. Deceptively, it’s not actually made out of “essence of Morocco”, but rather the soap is made of: saponified organic oils of: olive, coconut, palm, and avocado, water, glycerin, Moroccan red clay, sea oak, kelp, and essential oils with refreshing notes of rosemary and lemongrass. How about them apples? In a world where so much is artificial and filled with lengthy chemicals that we can’t pronounce, it’s refreshing to be able to look at ingredients and be like, yes, I am 100% happy to put this on my body. And boy was I.
If you love someone or yourself, you must get them this soap. And this isn’t even me being like, YAY SPONSORS ARE GREAT! No, seriously, get this soap. It’s amazing and comforting and I cannot stop smelling myself. And for as weird as that may sound, it’s true. The lemongrass is powerful, but not over-powering. It’s lingering on my skin in the very best way. The soap takes a little bit to lather up, but that’s just down to the fact it’s all natural. Once it does, it glides across your skin. You can see the trails of mud being soaked up and soon you’re just lathering up a second coat because… why not?! I was left squeaky clean (I really did squeak) and feeling as if I had just left some sort of aromatherapy spa.
But don’t just take my word for it, this is what Alluvian has to say about their frankly orgasmic soaps:
The blend of aquatic botanicals found in each bar have been carefully selected and sourced from sheltered waters of the North Atlantic to intertidal zones of Iceland. Each species possesses a unique and beautiful phenotype with bioactive compounds, minerals, and nutrients.
Alluvian soaps are enriched with bathing minerals found in alluvial fans and retrieved from pure layers of earth, beneath bodies of water or from colored lattices of salt.
The oil profile represents a cohesive assortment designed for a gentle, lasting and rich lather.
Aromatic essential oils from locations of desire contribute depth, memory, and perception and are of highest purity.
I made a little “unboxing” video of the soap for you, which you can watch on Instagram (don’t forget to follow us!) or below… if the plug-in works. You can buy the Moroccan Lemongrass soap (and Alluvian’s other delightful products) at their shop. Also like them on Facebook & follow on Instagram!