The Bar Scene

Product Review: Lather Vanilla Bean & Shea Soap, $8, available at

My name is Nancy and I’m an addict…addicted to soap that is. I’ve yet to meet a bar that didn’t make me want to put it right up to my nose and sniff it. Or immediately rush home, rip off my clothes and step into the shower with it. Over the years, I’m sure I’ve had well over a thousand bars of soap in my stash, some used to freshen drawers and closets, some used as party favors, and of course the majority used to shower and bathe. I just can’t help myself and really, do I need to?

Lately I’d been eyeing one sitting near the top of the pile. Lather Vanilla Bean & Shea Soap is said to work well for all skin types, but is ideal for normal to dry skin thanks to an olive oil base with added shea butter to soothe and soften.  It also contains organic vanilla bean powder to gently exfoliate skin as well as vanilla and lemon essential oils for a warm, happy scent.

Lather Vanilla Bean & Shea Soap  is even better than I expected! After wetting it under the warm spray, it lathered nicely and smelled delicious, but what really got my attention was the vanilla bean powder which you could actually feel–it was grainy to the touch. I rubbed it all over my body, being gentle on the more sensitive areas and using a more vigorous approach on others.

This soap smells amazing and my skin feels fresh, clean, soft, smooth and moisturized. I highly recommend it! Treat yourself, help the world! For every olive oil soap sold, LATHER with donate the equivalent of five bars of soap to Clean The World, a non-profit organization that recycles and distributes soap around the world to people in need.



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  1. Derek Hunter

    June 14, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    “For every olive oil soap sold, LATHER with donate the equivalent of five bars of soap to Clean The World…” This is one of those nefarious statements that doesn’t actually mean anything. What’s “the equivalent of five bars of soap” actually mean? They either donate five bars of soap or they don’t. While I don’t question the quality of the soap you used, nor your pleasant experience, I highly doubt this niche company’s commitment to transparency in their sustainability and philanthropic endeavors.

  2. Bonnie Linn

    March 5, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Nancy, I was with friends in NYC and saved your blog about the Butterfly Salon to try new hairstyles and went to the salon on Saturday. (Check out photos on my Facebook page) We had a fun time getting up-dos but they did not have much in the way of bangs and extensions for us to try. It was a great way to try something new and to be adventurous! Bonnie xo


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