I had a fantastic shower this morning. Alyssa, one of my wonderful blog readers, recommended that I purchase Pumpkin Apple Butter Soap from Lippincott Soap Co. And OH MY GOD am I glad I did. Before I launch into a total love fest analysis of my morning shower, a little about Lippincott.
My newest favorite soaper is based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (interestingly, home of some of my favorite clients) and they use food grade oils in making soap. It's cold process and they are moving toward using only organic palm oil. No yucky SLS to be found.
No, onto Pumpkin Apple Butter Soap. I took it out of the plastic and sniffed. It smelled nice but nothing to write home about. Then I got it wet. Seriously, the entire shower was a cloud of warm, spicy yumminess. I tried to ignore it while I washed my hair but kept picking up my little sliver of soap sniffing it.
When the time came to finally lather up I lathered and lathered and lathered because this soap just smells so good. Maybe my nose wasn't sensitive enough to differentiate between the many many scents described by the soap maker but I can describe Pumpkin Apple Butter as fruity, like a warm pie or cobbler without the bread smell...so I guess like the filling of the aforementioned. And the fruit is heavy on the cinnamon.
The lather on this soap is like a dream. Abundant, creamy and silky. I used it to shave my legs and it worked like a charm. There is also something in the soap that is softly abrasive and served to gently exfoliate, which I appreciate.
Post shower, the scent doesn't linger much, which is fine because that prevents a mix with my perfume. However, my skin is soft and feels hydrated.
This soap is definitely on my top 10 favorites list and that is saying something. Thanks for the recommendation, Alyssa.