Judged Too Soon: Reassessing Ravish Soap Co. Beach, Please! Soap


Usually, I use a product for several weeks, at least a month before I write a review. But not long ago, I didn’t follow my typical testing procedure, and I judged a product too soon. Sorry about that.  Because it was a bar of soap, I thought I could evaluate it more quickly. I was wrong.

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Several weeks ago, I reviewed Ravish Soap Company’s gorgeous limited edition Beach, Please! Coconut & Sea Salt Soap. One of the most beautiful ocean-themed soaps I’ve ever seen, Beach, Please! Coconut & Sea Salt Soap mirrors the look of the sea, waves and all, and the sandy shore. There were shell and starfish decorations on the top.

Judged Too Soon: Reassessing Ravish Soap Co. Beach, Please! Soap

Judged Too Soon: Reassessing Ravish Soap Co. Beach, Please! Soap

The fragrance is a little different than I expected. It is more like plumeria or at least floral rather than straight up coconut, pina colada or an ocean scent. But it is nice.

My initial issue with Ravish Soap Co. Beach, Please! Coconut & Sea Salt Soap was that it was difficult to get it to produce enough lather. It is a “cold-processed” soap, and apparently that style of soap-making can result in a natural non-sulfate soap that doesn’t lather as much as other types of soap.  I was disappointed.

Plus I had purchased two of these pretty soaps. I thought about giving them away or at least giving away one of them, but I decided I needed to give it a longer chance to prove itself. 

The problem was that flipping the wet soap around in my hands wasn’t producing enough lather. The soap is a big cake, so I cut it in half.

Judged Too Soon: Reassessing Ravish Soap Co. Beach, Please! Soap

Duh. Why didn’t I do that right away? Cutting it in half really made a big difference! It became much easier to flip around in my hands and much easier to create suds. Also, as the soap got smaller, it created even more suds, even more easily. 

Judged Too Soon: Reassessing Ravish Soap Co. Beach, Please! Soap

Now, I have almost finished the half soap, and I have the other half waiting in the wings. And I’ll keep that second bar for myself.

So, if at some point you decide to try cold-processed soap from the Ravish Soap Co., make sure you cut it in half and keep at it as you flip it around to generate lather. 



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