Primal Elements Pikake Soap Review
|by Andrea, added 10/18/09
Brand: Primal Elements
Product: 6.8oz Glycerin Soap
|Introduction to my Primal Elements Pikake bar soap review:
I am soooo excited to be writing my first review for BathAndBodyFind! There are so many companies out there and so many products, I really was at a loss at where to start. I wanted a big name company for my first review and someone I had not tried before (trust me - that seriously limited my options!!). I've always heard such good things about Primal Elements, particularly the soaps. And I've done some window shopping there plenty of times. They always seem to be adding something new and exciting, so it was a real pleasure to browse their soaps and pick one out for review.
Primal Elements Soaps are beautiful and fun. There is an array of scents in absolutely adorable designs - all handmade and all unique. Beautiful colors, alluring scents and super fun shapes. These soaps have got it going on!
It seems all scent categories are covered with their soaps. I decided to go floral and chose their Pikake soap. The pikake flower is a jasmine species and in Hawaii often used to make leis. It has a strong, sweet scent. While I do like floral bath and body products, I don't like them to be too strong. So a little hesitant with this choice but totally drawn in by the cuteness!
|What did my Primal Elements Pikake bar soap look and smell like?
My soap bar was shrink-wrapped with a relatively small identification label on the front, scent name on back. Once unwrapped, I got a pleasant floral whiff. Not too strong and not perfumey - perfect to me for a floral fragrance. This bar soap smelled very much like the pikake flower. If I closed my eyes I could almost imagine I was in Hawaii sniffing the actual flower. Almost!
This was a very pretty bar - clear with a bunch of purple confetti embeds within it and a few scattered white flowers. I almost expected this bar to begin doing a hula dance!
|How did my Primal Elements Pikake bar soap perform?
This was a very nice bar soap to hold in the hand and use. It gave a LOT of light, fluffy lather - soaping up easily and giving off a nice, light scent while showering. To put this bar soap to the test, I used it as a stand-alone product during one shower. Nice, but not the most moisturizing bar. I would definitely want a moisturizing product to follow-up with after using this soap. I could detect the light floral fragrance on my skin for a couple hours after my shower. Very faint but definitely present.
|Closing to my review:
I really enjoyed using this bar soap from Primal Elements and I'm anxious to try more. At $8.50 for a 6.8oz bar, they are a little on the high side. But did I mention they are fun, fun, fun? There is a good selection of items and customer service is top notch. There are retailers all over the country, so I'm sure you could find someone near who is selling Primal Elements soap. If not, head on over to their website and get you some good smelling soap!