Friday, December 28, 2012

A Trip to the Seaside my own shower

A few months back, I was tooling around Williamsburg, Brooklyn and came across a booth at a market where a woman was selling soaps.  I instantly started sniffing them and my companion told me to pick some out.  I think I got three or four bars total but one in particular really called out to me.

More on that in a moment.

I began talking to the lady at the booth and, as it turns out, they are her soaps.  I told her about my blog, we bonded a moment and I went along my merry way.

The name of the soap company is The Southampton Soap Company.  Made in the Hamptons, these are small batch soaps made with loving care and no animal products.  And you can tell that in everything from the soap maker's smile to the presentation.

I was beyond excited to give one bar a whirl.

The first one I tried was Seaside Spa.  It is made with water local to the Hamptons, sea clay, and sea vegetables. 

Embedded in it is what appear to be black sesame seeds.  I cut off a chunk and fired it up. 

And ended up using it until it was all gone.  I like this soap a bunch.  It took some adjustment at first as it doesn't get super slippery when wet (I know, I kno...bad reference).  But the moisturizing properties of the clay start to really work and you forgive the extra effort to rub the soap on your skin.

The seeds provide an exfoliant that isn't too abrasive but gets the job done nicely.  And the scent is great for those who like something light but that doesn't cling to the skin.

As I said, I used the sliver until it was gone...and it lasted awhile.

I have a few others to try, which I will totally review.  In the meantime, if you don't live in NY, you can order through Southampton Soaps' Etsy Store.


  1. I happen to appreciate what I am going to assume is a Bon Jovi reference. ;-)

  2. Thanks so much for the lovely write up about our Seaside Spa soap. The seeds are only on the ends of the bars- as are most botanicals. Inside the bar, however, you will find kelp, dulse and other sea vegetables that are finely ground for that exfoliating texture. I love this bar myself. It is one of our best sellers. Detoxes, cleans and conditions. Looking forward to hearing how you like the rest! All best-

  3. I appreciate great soap and I loved this one. I am excited to try the others! Thanks for clarifying on the ingredients.