A friend of mine, who was a guy, complained to me that he *might* need body scrub, he asked me for some suggestions on where he can get a body scrub. My first initial was, of course, the drugstore body scrub, so off he went and came back empty handed, he said "there's nothing I like".
Then he came by to my house to play games with my BF and he saw my shameful stash of scrubs, so he asked "Why can't I get those??" I found it funny how a guy is interested in scrubs and it's even funnier when I let him sniffing all the juicy & great smelling tubs, he was really excited and asked where I got those.
At that time, Cleanse Your Soul (CYS) was just started having a sale on the Foaming Sugar Scrub (which, I heard, is comparable to Isle of Eden's) so I told him if he wanted to order from there, I was also interested on trying so we can both split the shipping. I gave him CYS link, he was overwhelmed by the scent choices but finally narrowed it down to 2, and decided to get a split scrub in 8 oz jar.
I on the other hand, choose the 4 oz but I remember my friend on Vox, Michelle's rave about the sample size soap so I got them too, plus a cuticle balm for my dry looking fingernails.
in Bahia Honda - Sea Island Grapefruit
(he did choose a great scents even as a split!!!)
in Pink Margarita
"A medley of sweet orange blossoms and yuzu, sandalwood and vanilla beans, along with subtle green notes"
----> I got a lot of fresh citrus with a clean background and the moss rounded up this fresh scent.
Sea Island Grapefruit
"Crisp, clean grapefruit scent. Slightly sweeter than my other grapefruit"
----> Wow. This is a great tart grapefruit scent, I've been in a huge grapefruit kick lately, and this is all I wanted the scent to be, now I'm kicking myself for not ordering this scent. Damn. hahahahahaha
"Pink Sugar blended with Lime Margarita"
----> Blend ANY Pink Sugar, I'll be there waiting....but this one is special, it's tart, fresh, bright, and margarita-y. It reminds me of my beloved Cozy Moment's Pink Lime Sugar, it has the similar sweet limey scent but unique at the same time, I'm all over this, I LOVE IT !!!!!
Rachel Goes Pink
"Orange, strawberry, lemon, lime, grapefruit & raspberry mixed with Pink Sugar"
----> this should be called fruit basket in a soap...it's very fruity, summery & fun! I hardly catch any Pink Sugar in it but that's what makes this a great scent, everything blend together. The stronger notes would probably be Strawberry & Grapefruit =) great scent!
Love Never Fails
"Lemon, yuzu, and blood orange, softened by white wedding cake"
----> As one of CYS Valentine scent, you can't find it on the site anymore but we all know Judy, she's a "scent happy" so you can always request this, and I think you all should, because it's probably my favorite out of the bunch, it's just a lovely fresh squeezed orange blended with the tart yuzu and finish up with a warm cake in the background. Although it has a cake note, I hardly get it, it's more a fruity scent. The cake note, tho', does a wonderful job toning down the bright fruity scent and makes everything smells complex. YOU NEED THIS !!!
Pure of Heart
"Cotton candy, marshmallows and Vanilla Bean Noel"
----> When I sniffed the jar, I almost gag because it smells like a heavy & sickly sweet vanilla that I hate (I've only came across 2 scents that I absolutely hate, Bissy's Boutique Birthday Cake & The Body Shop Very Vanilla), but I rubbed the salve on my hand and OMG, it transformed into a yummy blend of VBN, I guess I spoke too soon. This is a great scent for you VBN lover but I still can't get how the hell it smells different in the jar. This is the first time a scent smells better on me than it is in the bottle/jar LOL
Apple Orange Blossom
"Smells like a stroll through the apple and orange orchards"
----> I can't even add how accurate the description is, it's a nice blend of fresh green apple and floraly orange blossom, very nice for Spring.
Mango Coconut Peach
"Tropical fruity blend...perfect for summer!"
----> OH YUM !!! I'm still sniffing this clam shape soap, it's a perfect combination of mango & peach (although I'm always iffy about peach) and rounded up with fresh coconut milk, I'm saving this one for my hot summer days.
Foaming Sugar Scrub
----> ok, I found a subtitution for Isle of Eden scrub. It has the same whipped feeling but gives enough exfoliation. Judy scented this scrub so well, it still lingers after I got out of shower. This is a winner.
Silk & Shea Soap
----> this is probably my favorite, I had no idea bar soap could be this moisturizing. It's a very creamy & soft lathering soap I've come across and it's so easy to use..just pop it out of the container, use it, and pop it back in. Great for travelling.
----> this soap lather very well considering its base is a yogurt, I like it.
----> OMG, how could I not discover this earlier? It's an amazing product to smooth out my cuticles, I've done manicures with it and it leaves my nails soft and smelling so darn good.
----> it's blend of shea oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil and apricot kernal oil. I love to use this as a message oil, the one I got is in Apple & Orange Blossom scent but it smells like a fresh green apple and a tad floral hint...the oil can be too slick if you apply too much so less is more =)
I'm SUPER IMPRESSED with this order, the scrub does feel exactly like IoE *hint hint, Jen* hahaha, and the scents I got are right up my alley, I guess I'm more of Spring-Summer scent person, I want a bright fruity scent and pretty fresh floral now...........lastly, here's a pic of a gummy