Naiad Soap Arts, a name I'm familiar with but one I've never ordered from. Soap maker Erin was looking for people to review her products and I jumped at the chance. We were allowed to pick three items we were interested in and then she would send us one from our list. I received this bar of Warm Woods cold process soap.
The soap itself is really nice. The lather is fabulous! In no time at all I had thick, luxurious lather that lasted my whole shower. There was a slight reddish-brown tint to it, but it did not stain anything so I didn't worry about. The flax seed meal gives a nice scrubby feel to the bar, not too harsh, just enough for a nice exfoliation. This soap rinsed off easily and left my skin feeling soft and moisturized without any oily residue. It doesn't rinse away leaving you feeling stripped clean like commercial soaps do, but instead you'll see the water beading on your skin . . . which is what you want because you know natural oils have been left behind to keep your skin moisturized. The scent is strong and will remain on your skin for a long time. I could still smell it on my clothes much later in the day at work.
This 4.5 oz. bar sells for $6.75 on the Naiad website.
Overall, I really like this soap but would choose a different scent next time. There are also some whipped soap/scrubs in the Naiad shop that I am quite curious about, as well as lip balms and other products. Naiad Soap Arts is based in San Diego, California.
Thank you, Erin, for letting me try your soap!