I felt like "Pookie" when I received my complimentary items from Planned Perfectly. Given to me in exchange for my honest opinion of the items (like how I got the mandatory FTC statement for disclosure of the receipt of free products in exchange for a review? LOL). Back to what I was saying... Don't front, you know who I mean - scratching my neck while doing a dance waiting on my next hit, lol! Nicole, the owner of this bath and body company, lives in Jessup, Maryland - which is actually the same city in which I work. She works in Laurel, Maryland, the city in which I live! With her being in close proximity, Nicole offered to meet me in Laurel to hand deliver the samples to me. Schedules clashed for a few days, but finally she was able to make the drop!
The package smelled amazing! I really love the soap packaging! It's like a little tray card that cradles the soap. The little flower on the front was just cute as a dickens. On the back, a sticker displayed the company logo, name of the soap and ingredients. This 5 oz bar (nice size) sells for $6.00 on her website (nice price!).
I received the Pink Grapefruit Sorbet bar along with a sample size (2 oz, I believe) of the Green Tea Citrus Sugar Scrub (available on their website in 4 oz ($7.50) and 8 oz ($14.00) sizes). Even though the Sugar Scrub was a sample size, I really appreciated the clear, easy to read label along with clear, easy to read, ingredients list on the bottom.
The soap was really enjoyable. It lathered nicely and is scented naturally with grapefruit and litsea essentials oils giving it a bright and uplifting fragrance. Added sugar and paprika are to give light exfoliation during use. I could barely feel it, which is great considering my sensitive skin does not like anything to abrasive. Goat milk powder is also included on the label. Though this bar was delightful to use, I have found that I enjoy soaps that include a little clay helps give a bar more "glide". All in all, I will continue to use this and would recommend it to those looking for a good soap at a good price.
As stated in my review "Three Scrubs in a Tub" I prefer creamy scrubs, but I was excited to try the green tea scrub. The fragrance is a bit disappointing. I expected to have a citrusy, green tea scent but the smell is almost medicinal. Checking the ingredients, it includes green tea, but the only fragrancing agent is bergamot essential oil, which can be a bit sharp when not mixed with another fragrance or essential oil. The scrub was nicely exfoliating, though a bit drier than I would like.
Overall, I truly enjoyed my little bag of goodies from Planned Perfectly. The price, especially for the soap is quite nice and their natural product line has some great options for those of us who want to treat themselves to wholesome body treats without breaking the bank.
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