Lit from Within: A Bit of New Zealand in my Shower #buncfarmers

Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Bit of New Zealand in my Shower #buncfarmers

Press Sample.  All opinions are my own.
Hello, Fireflies!

I grew up in a bar soap house, and while I love shower gels and liquid soaps, you'll always find a bar of soap in my shower, too.  And, while there are certainly some drugstore soaps that I still use and love, there's something special about a rough-hewn slice of artisanal soap, made with unique ingredients like Manuka Honey.

Manuka Honey from New Zealand is all the rage right now.  It's rare and expensive, and is known as 'the healing honey'.  It is made from the bees that pollinate the Manuka bush and is supposed to have more nutritional value than regular flower-pollinated honey.
Honey is anti-bacterial and a humectant, so having it in skincare products makes a lot of sense.  It naturally attracts water to it, but it's an inhospitable environment for bacteria - both things that I want in a soap!

Manuka Honey and Oatmeal is made with saponified oils of Olive, Palm and Coconut with Oatmeal as an exfoliant​.  The oatmeal is actually very gentle - I haven't felt any scratchiness from the oatmeal at all.  There's only the faintest scent of honey from the soap, but it dissipates quickly.
Have you ever opened a natural soap only to have it melt into a puddle of goo the first time it gets wet?  That's my one peeve about some natural soaps, but it didn't happen with this one, so I'm happy.  It seems to be lasting as long as most soaps I've used of this size.  It's a little smaller than a regular mass-market bar, but not by much.

I've enjoyed using this soap!  My skin feels clean and smooth, nicely hydrated with no residue.  The soap is gentle and unscented, and isn't too scratchy or melting in my shower. 

For more information, or to purchase, you can find BunchaFarmers on Facebook, Pinterest, and on their website, where this Manuka Honey and Oatmeal Soap, as well as their other Manuka Honey soaps (lavender and lemongrass, currently) all sell for 3.99 (Canadian).

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