Thursday, March 8, 2012

Review: Passion Savon Natural Handmade Soaps

Happy Thursday!!!

For today's post, I want to feature and share with you guys some truly amazing products:

Passion Savon Natural Handmade Soaps.

Welcome

"Passion Savon is a relatively new company in France, but Nia, the founder of Passion Savon – with her creative ability and aromatherapy skills has been making soap and toiletries for over 25 years... Nia started experimenting with natural ingredients to create unique and special recipes and replaced the chemicals normally used in most personal care products with effective, natural materials."

Why Passion Savon?
"It is a very appropriate name because in fact, making soap and natural products is our passion and we put all our energies into sourcing the best raw materials available for manufacturing what we believe are the best natural handmade soaps and cosmetics available on the market today. It has been a lifetime’s work in fact, with a constant and unfaltering ethic to make the absolute best products possible, with no compromise."

***from www.passion-savon.fr***


Nia sent me a package of their handmade soaps:

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Their shipping was relatively fast, especially considering that this came all the way from France to the United States! :)

I instantly smelled the soaps from the moment I got the package out of the mail box -- amazing!

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the soaps and a note from Nia

I was surprised and so happy to see a variety of soaps, I thought I was only gonna get one or two soaps (or three at the most) -- thank you so much, Nia! :)

I really liked the packaging -- I think it's cute, and I like seeing the soaps through the paper package.
I think the way the soaps are packaged adds to the handmade character of their products.

I still have the paper packages even if I've already used the soaps -- they still smell great! ;)

Soap #1: Arabica Beans & Pistachio (6,00 € for 0.1 kg) -

"...very moisturising, hydrating, and nourishing for the skin and combined with raw honey that has unique antibacterial and healing properties. Honey has provided a therapeutic ointment throughout natural medical history and is known even to defeat dreaded antibiotic-resistant bacteria. With the inclusion of freshly brewed espresso grounds that are gently exfoliating and invigorating, sloughing off dead skin cells naturally, stimulating and toning the circulation. A great soap for congested skin, can also help to relieve cellulite. It is also a useful soap for getting rid of and neutralizing unwanted odors."

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Using this soap was kind of like drinking coffee in the shower... perfect for lazy mornings when I'm still sleepy. ;)

Soap #2: Mango & Papaya (6,00 € for 0.1 kg) -

"A beautiful, creamy, buttery, rich, mild, and gentle cleansing bar that will remove all dirt, grime, and makeup, leaving your skin soft and smooth.... includes a special natural Mango essence with citrus and earthy notes to enrich the fantastic aroma of this tangy soap... We include the fresh, succulent fruit to enrich and add texture to this soap, one of our most popular bars. Combined with fresh Papaya, (Carica Papaya) that nourishes the skin and contains Vitamin A. The Papaya is an amazingly rich source of the proteolytic enzymes. Many experts have claimed rejuvenating properties of this fruit, especially for the control of premature ageing. Also the skin of this fruit is used to help healing."

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One of my favorite fruits is mango, so I was really excited to use this particular soap.
Mango + Papaya = perfect combination!

Soap #3: Strawberries & Champagne (6,00 € for 0.1 kg) -

"Strawberries have one of the highest concentrations of Ellagic acid, an antioxidant that is said to protect against cellular damage. Strawberries help to deep cleanse and condition your skin and are rich in salicylic acid, a recognized acne treatment and give an astringent effect to the skin. They also leave skin brighter and healthier. Strawberries contain Vitamins A and C... good for all skin types with its ability to balance sebum - the fatty secretion in sebaceous glands that keeps the skin supple... the fruity, refreshing zesty top note of Mandarin essential oil is uplifting and de-stressing. This essence also livens up pale complexions since it improves the flow of blood... Last, but not least, we add high quality French champagne that acts as a gentle toner for the skin, refreshing and cleansing naturally." 

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I've always loved the Strawberries and Champagne scent from Victoria's Secret -- it was such a delight to be able to find a soap version of it!

Besides these three great soaps, Nia also sent me other ones to try:

Soap #4: Kaleidesoap

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I love the colors of this soap!

Soap #5: Sweet Certain Surprise

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This one was the first soap I tried -- it smells great (like they all do!) and it has a little bit of glitter on one side (which I liked a lot!).

Soap #6: Mandarin Ganache

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I love the chocolate-y meets citrus-y smell of this soap. And it also has a bit of glitter -- so fun!

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You can really tell that Passion Savon soaps are all-natural -- made with no palm oil, no preservatives, no harsh detergents, and no petrochemicals. They are truly made from all natural and fresh ingredients.

The soaps lather well and leave a "squeaky clean" feel.
They aren't overly moisturizing, but they don't dry my skin either -- I think it's just right.

I love how exfoliating they are!
The ingredients help in that area: for example, espresso grounds in Arabica Beans & Pistachio and strawberry seeds in Strawberries & Champagne.

They look great and they smell great!
But of course, the smell won't last all day long -- which may or may not be a good thing, depending on your preference.

Make sure you keep the soaps in a dry place -- you wouldn't want them to melt!

These soaps are a lot like Lush soaps, but for me, the main difference is Passion Savon soaps are less "commercial" in a way. They feel more homemade and handmade.

If you love Lush soaps, then I think you'll love Passion Savon soaps as well.
These soaps are definitely worth the try!

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I really admire people like Nia who have the talent and the passion to create natural and handmade products such as these soaps! :)

Check out their other soaps and other products here.
You can also keep up to date with Passion Savon by following them on Twitter.

Have you tried Passion Savon products?
Which of these 6 soaps would you like to try the most?

Twitter? WhatMimiWrites :)

67 comments:

  1. Fab review, darling!
    They look and sound lovely!

    xoxox,
    CC

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    1. thank you, i'm happy you think so! and yes, these soaps are lovely. :)

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  2. thank you Mimi, what a lovely write up and review, we will send you our bath products and then some of the skincare range, because we value your opinion :) x

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    1. you're welcome, nia! i am really really happy that you loved my review! and i am so excited to try your bath products and skincare range! thanks again! :)

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  3. wow they look great kinda reminds me of candy so pretty its almost like art !!! thanks for review its was awesome ~~

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    1. you're right, they are definitely like art! :)

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  4. Oh these all look so lovely! I love handmade soaps - I`m using LUSH products a lot because they also help PETA and ARAN run animal rights campaigns.
    Thank you for your comment - your blog is so lovely! And you have so many blog awards!

    >'.'<

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    1. handmade products are really amazing. :)
      p.s. you're welcome and thank you!!!

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  5. I want all of them!!Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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  6. What a great review! I'd love to try these.

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    1. i really hope you get the chance to try these, i think you'd love them! :)

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  7. Ahhhh, great review! I bet they smell SO amazing!!

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  8. Hello dear!

    thanks a lot for visiting my blog and making yourself a follower.
    I'm very honoured and following you and your well structured, interesting and beautiful blog as well.
    wish you lots of success, a great weekend and I'll come back for sure!

    kisses

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    1. you're very welcome and thank you so much for following as well! and thanks for your kind words, i really appreciate it! :)

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  9. omgosh these soaps are so pretty!! they actually look like tasty fruit based desserts hahahahaha like that strawberries and chamapagne i'd be tempted to sink my teeth into it hahaha :p

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    1. i knooooow, they look delicious, don't they?! ;)

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  10. I love natural soaps and you are so lucky to receive all of these fantastic-looking bars! I would love to try the Arabica Beans & Pistachio, Sweet Certain Surprise, and Kaleidesoap. ;)

    Lots of love, B
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    1. i knooow, i feel so lucky! :D and i think you will love those three soaps. :)

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  11. Thank you, that was a lovely comment! I know, amazing when friends do such sweet things, right? It always makes me so happy. :) And about the soaps: I agree with you. Lush is an awesome brand but it all feels very commercial and not at all 'natural and handmade'. I can imagine these soaps feel more handmade. Great photos, I think that is one of the most important things of a nice blog. Enjoy your weekend sweetie!

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    1. you're welcome! and yes, it really is amazing when friends do that. :)
      yeah, i absolutely love lush, but it's kinda hard to have the feel of natural and handmade with how commercial they are now... but i still do love their products. ;) enjoy you weekend too!

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  12. What an amzing review! I want all of them, I love natural soaps :P

    I really your blog!

    Maybe you want to follow each other? I'll follow you back for sure :)

    Have a fab weekend

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico em casa"



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    1. thank you!!! and yes, let's follow each other. :)

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  13. Geez, at first look those soaps really look like a slice of ice cream. The SGD$ 1 ice cream I love at Orchard Road Singapore :p

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    1. haha, they really do, huh?! they look delicious. ;)

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    2. I agree, they look like ice cream - so yummy:D
      so great post:) please visit me in free time:)
      http://mesmerize87.blogspot.com/

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    3. thank you! and of course, i'll take some time to visit your blog too! :)

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  14. These soaps are so cool! They look very pretty! I think the one i want to try the most is kaleidesoap!

    --Olivia :)

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  15. Wow, so many soaps!!! My sister would love this. She's obsessed with LUSH. I'm curious to see how the mango and papaya soap smells. It sounds like it would be really really fruity, which I love! :)


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    1. i think you'd love the mango and papaya soap! :)

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  16. Woww so many soaps and they all look good, i would love to try some of them... Great post here :)

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    1. thanks! and i think you'd like these soaps, it's kinda hard not to like them really. :)

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  17. i think if i had these soaps I would just stare and smell them :P they look too pretty to be used :D

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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    1. haha, i knooow! it was quite hard to use them because they were so pretty! ;)

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  18. All of these look amazingggg!! I love soaps ... I constantly by handmade soap!!

    XX
    Jessie
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    1. oh i know, i remember your post on some handmade soaps you had before! i think you're gonna like these soaps too! :)

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  19. this looks so good, i love handmade stuff!
    Dolly, xo
    Unicorns, Heels and American Dreams

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  20. Happy 2nd Birthday to your blog, Mimi!:)

    These soaps look great! I really like that those two soaps have glitter on them, I like glitter!;)

    Love, Belle

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    1. thank you, belle! and yes, glitter is fun! :)

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  21. I love how these look! Happy 2 years old Mimi! Blogs just get better with age ;D

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    1. thank you!!! and i definitely agree, blogs get better with age. :)

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  22. happy 2 years of blogging!!! mmm i wish i could smell these in person!!

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    1. thank you!!! and i wish you could smell them too, they smell great! :)

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  23. Mango & Papaya... Strawberry & Champagne... these would be my favourite soaps! Happy two years of blogging!!

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    1. great choices! and thank you!!! :D

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  24. How come I can't comment on your latest post? Anyways, happy birthday to your blog. Keep blogging! :)

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    1. comments are disabled for that post. :) and thank you!!! i definitely will keep on blogging. :)

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  25. These look great! I haven't tried them yet (or heard of them until this post) but I'd love to try that strawberries and champagne one! x

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  27. I love soaps by lush, so maybe I should try these. I love the fact that they are made from natural ingredients, and they look like they'd smell yummy! xx

    www.almostdelightful.com

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    1. i love that fact too. ;) and i think you are going to love these too.
      if you do end up getting some of these soaps, let me know what you think. :)

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  28. I love soap! It's kind of an addiction of mine. I always buy it whenever we go out! You can never have too much, right?

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    1. yup, you can never have too much! ;)

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  29. I love receiving things in the mail! handmade soaps are fun to have! btw, happy 2 year blog-versary! :)

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    1. i love receiving things in the mail too! and thank you!!! :D

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  30. I rarely use soaps, but I have always been interested
    in handmade soaps, especially ones with a variety of
    textures and colours! :)

    They all sound amazing, especially when you described
    the arabica beans and pistachio! 'drinking coffee in
    the shower' sounds so lovely lol :p maybe 'drinking
    coffee in the bath' *sigh* :p

    oh and happy 2nd birthday to your blog! :)

    great review :)

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    1. thank you, peiji!!! :D

      aww, haha, actually i think "drinking coffee in the bath" sounds more relaxing! ;)

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  31. those look so pretty for soaps!

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    1. haha, i knooow, they're very pretty! :)

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  32. Wow you got some great soaps! I love the sounds of the Mango one and the Strawberries and Champagne one sounds great! They all look so lovely too! I'll be checking them out! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

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    1. i really did! :D i hope you get some of these soaps and that you like them too! :)

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