Product Review: Soapwalla Kitchen Skin Care

November 18th, 2010 - filed under: Furthermore » Reviews

A few weeks back I received an email from a lovely lady named Rachel, founder of Soapwalla Kitchen. Rachel asked if I’d like to sample some of her stuff, and after a bit of snooping . . . well, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! Soapwalla is designed for sensitive skin and is all natural – none of those questionable nasties. Every item is hand made, all packaging materials are recycled, and best of all, everything is vegan. All of the ingredients are food grade and are gentle enough for even wee Mr Waits to use!

image from Soapwalla

I started with the soap, which is an exciting new world for a tom boy like me. I had a friend when I was in my 20s, who was a self described ‘soap snob’, but I never understood it. Soap is friggin’ soap, right? WRONG! You all probably know this already, but I was way late to the game . . . like 27 years late.

It’s only in the past few years that I’ve discovered artisan soaps, high-quality hand made treasures that offer the utmost in luxury. What a way to show a little self love! And Soapwalla is right up there. It can be tricky to get the right texture in vegan soaps (that animal fat – ew! – goes a long way), but these bars are unimaginably creamy. And the scents! I sampled the Cardamom & Ginger and the Shea Butter, Tangerine, & Clay. Both were deliciously delicate, absolutely perfect. I love this soap!

image from Soapwalla

Next up was the deodorant, which very much reminds me of my own homemade stuff. That’s not a bad thing! My deodorant is the shizzie, people love that stuff. Soapwalla’s is a little softer and a little milder – she uses a jojoba blend base instead of coconut oil.

I think this deodorant would be superior for super sensitive skin. For a girl like me, I’m down to make my own stuff. But if you have neither the time nor the inclination for cosmetic chemistry, then I very much recommend this deodorant. It’s the best commercial stuff I’ve come across!

image from Soapwalla

And finally, the Restorative Face Serum. *sigh* To be perfectly honest, this was the one I was least enthused about. I just didn’t think a little bottle of oil could do more than the crazy conventional crap I still [guiltily] buy and apply each day. Yes it’s true, my lotion and my fancy face cream are the last two hold-outs in my homemade cosmetic adventure. And I was just plain skeptical that this stuff would stand up to my old standard.

Oh my, oh my oh my was I WRONG. Seriously you guys, I cannot speak highly enough of this product. My skin has never looked better. I was worried about applying straight up oil, but my face just drank this stuff up! No nasty slick residue, just this amazing, gorgeous radiant *glow*. THIS IS THE BEST FACE GOO EVER. Hands down. Period. I want more!


Thanks so much to Rachel for being so awesome and for being inspiring, living the dream. Guys, she’s cooking this stuff up in her kitchen in Brooklyn – and you can really feel the love in the final outcome. The holidays are coming up, and this is a perfect opportunity to shower your loved ones with FABULOUS gifts, while simultaneously supporting a small artisan business. So please, check out Soapwalla Kitchen, and let me know what you think!

  • jen

    Just ordered some deoderant and the face serum! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Serenity

    Are going to share your deodorant recipe? Puleeeeze!!!!!!!

  • Winnie

    I am 58 and use the face serum exclusively. I keep some on my desk at school and I actually have 12th grade girls who come up and ask if they can have a dew drops. I wish I had been that smart at their age! Deodorant is great–even my husband loves it!

  • Sayward
  • Pat

    damn, we just gave out a family policy, no presents this xmas…this would have been soooo perfect for my mum
    @ sayward: did u know that for infants all u really need cleaning wise is water and maybe a little olive oil? even “moist” wipes, for severe cases use plain olive oil on a paper towel (then compost!) and otherwise warm water with a few drops of olive oil, same for bath…but honestly we normally use water only! our baby never had contact with any soap or shampoo so far..

  • Sayward

    @ Pat – Yes! I just use water on Waits, and he only bathes a few times a week. I use an olive/sesame oil blend on his skin which is prone to drying out. =)

  • Theresa

    I put the ultimate tasting menu from Soapwalla on my Christmas list and Santa put it under the tree for me! These soaps smell absolutely glorious! I’ve used the deodorant the last two days and this is better than any commercial stuff I’ve ever tried. Thanks for sharing this with everyone.