29 December 2010

FinchBerry handmade soaps, almost too good to be true

One of the most memorable gifts I received this year wasn’t actually a Christmas gift, but a sample that arrived on Christmas Eve from FinchBerry.

For those of you who haven’t heard of FinchBerry, they are a small soapery located in Northern Virginia.

I have to say I was very pleased when I opened my package of carefully wrapped soaps.

However, I was a little skeptical at first to try FinchBerry’s Cranberry Chutney soap. For one thing it smelled amazing when I opened the sealed package and honestly I thought it was almost too good to be true. Quite frankly I expected to get an allergic reaction when I first tried this product.

I say this because I am 29-years-old and still deal with adult acne and eczema from time to time. I also have very sensitive skin and find myself allergic to most high end brands of vegan soaps on the market which makes it a challenge to find anything that works well and leaves my skin feeling soft, moisturized and smelling great.

Wow, is the reaction I had when I first tried their soap. The lather was great, and a very little of the soap goes a long way. The smell stayed true and was not altered when getting it wet in the shower. It actually seemed to linger a little bit after my shower and the best part is it left my skin feeling soft and not dried out like most soaps tend to do.

What impresses me the most, FinchBerry’s soap is made with no synthetic chemicals or preservatives; all of their soaps are made using a cold press method with natural ingredients like Olive Oil, Shea Butter and essential oils. The end result is a more lathery product.

If you love great soap or just want to try something new this is the company for you. If you suffer from some of the same skin problems I do, I highly recommend giving FinchBerry a try.

I was so impressed with this company I plan on trying their Charcoal and Tea Tree Detox – Handmade face Soap for my facial acne that I can’t seem to get rid of and their Sweet Chocolate and Mango Body Butter just for fun. What can I say, my skin is soft and silky and I’m hooked.

Jodi Truglio | email
Jodi is a strict vegan and animal rights advocate that grew up in up-state New York. She holds a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. In her spare time Jodi enjoys doing yoga and pilates.

Photo credit: FinchBerry soaps