Our premiere product rave espouses the joys
of Sabon. Sabon is a wonderful small franchise which trades in
luxurious bath and body products. Soaps, salts, powders and
oils, all designed to make your average ordinary scrub in the
tub a joyful escape.
My Sabon experience began with the
sure-fire lure of free stuff. Whilst wandering through a street
in a small village there stood a young woman with a basket,
passing out samples of teeny-tiny Sabon products to unsuspecting
soap fiends. I have no idea how I missed the shop previously in
my travels, but emboldened by freebies, I decided to enter and
find out what it was all about.
blend of clean, exotic scents yanked me in by the trunk. The
walls at Sabon are decked with long blocks of handmade bar
soaps, bags of soap chips (- suitable for potpourris) and
bottles of unguents and emollients. All is woodsy and rustic
looking and their homey product packaging is meant to give the
feeling of buying from a maman and papa shop
somewhere in a chateau village in Provençe. Nice job for a
franchise shop. I was seen to by a wonderful proprietress called
Christina, who cheerfully displayed Sabon’s wonders whilst
getting an understanding of your devoted deity’s scent and
soaking preferences. Sabon has installed a deep shell-like basin
at the back of the store, all the better for Christina to wield
her magic (– note to vendors – sometimes you don’t have to
make the hard sell, just know your product and be attentive).
She allowed me to sample some tried and true products, creamy
lotions, silky body butters, scented scrubs and salts from the
Dead Sea. She also demonstrated groovy items I’d never heard of
like Sabon’s amazing mineral powder; a mere handful of which
turns your bathwater foamy, fragrant and relaxing. Christina
showed me how to layer the sea salts, oils, and mineral powders
to create the most perfect soak, ever. Oh yeah, perfect excuse
for this elephant to get even more wrinkly, but fear not,
Sabon’s non-greasy moisturising lotions deliver a wonderful
scent whilst absorbing into your skin. Nothing worse than a
slippery pachyderm, folks.
thrilled with the items I purchased from Sabon. That wonderful
mineral powder, massage oil (- does double duty as a bath
oil, says our fabulous sales genius, Christina), body
lotion, a bar of their handmade olive-oil based bar soap (-
sliced for you while you wait, like a pizza), body scrub and
wonderfully aromatic sea salts. My only complaint was with the
sea salts; I felt that for the price, you don’t get very much.
Conversely, I also felt you had to use a lot of the salts (-
more than the other products) to feel the effect in the
bathwater, so that purchase didn’t feel like a value to me. The
prices are not horribly expensive, but they’re not Calgon,
either. However, it’s certainly a lovely indulgence and I write
off the splurge as necessary therapy.
The quality of
the products does bear out a lot of the cost; Sabon makes
emphasis on their use of natural products. Finding out more
about Sabon, they have been eco-friendly since their start in
1997, with no animal testing and using recycled materials for
their paper and glass packaging. Neat, ne?
scrubby and soft with Sabon. My experience in their store was
great thanks to the attentions and awesome sales skills of Ms.
Christina. Don’t be upset if you can’t find Christina yourself,
Sabon has an online store. They’ve made my already wonderful
nightly soak into a reward at the end of a drudgerous day,
ending it on a beautifully scented, soothing high note. Ahhh,
Here’s a breakdown of the goodies Your Ever-Luvvin’
Squeaky-Clean Pachydermus absconded with at Sabon. Turns out not
only are their products scrubbily delicious, but they’re good
for you, too!
Skin: All Skin Types
Honey Peach, PLR, PLV, Vanilla Coconut
Ingredients: Minerals, essential oils and salt from the Dead
A mineral rich
effervescent powder made from a blend of Dead Sea salts,
minerals and essential oils.
Sabon’s Mineral Powder is a mineral rich effervescent powder
made from a blend of Dead Sea salts, minerals and essential
oils. Choose a truly romantic blend of earthy patchouli,
calming lavender and hormone balancing rose. Transport yourself.
soothing bath after a long day.
minerals lower blood pressure and enhance relaxation.
softening the skin.
combination for rheumatism too.
Toss a handful
into the running water. For a really creamy “latte” effect, add
Massage oil for an intense sensory treatment, so full of
richness and dimension that it feels like liquid gold. The
grapeseed oil base bursts with antioxidants, and the essential
oils deliver a powerful aromatherapy experience.
Skin: All skin types
Refreshing, Sensual, Nourishing, Relaxing
Ingredients: Grapeseed oil, rosemary oil, eucalyptus oil,
lavender oil, chamomile oil, sandalwood oil, ylang-ylang,
Description: A truly amazing product. Unlike the Sabon
signature fragrances (Ginger orange, PLV, etc) here each massage
oil is named for the effect of the unique aromatharapy oil
combination– ie. Relaxing, Sensual, etc.
Great for sore
moisturizing for the skin.
and protects the layers of the skin.
Great for use in the bath as well as directly on the body.
Rub on damp
skin after shower.
Skin: All skin types.
Honey Peach, Rose, Vanilla
Ingredients: Crystals of Dead Sea salts, dried flowers,
therapeutic herbs and essential oils.
enriched Dead Sea salts are infused with petals and oils.
magical healing properties of the Dead Sea without leaving your
circulation, heals rheumatism and conquers the stresses of
modern living. All you have to do is take a deep breath
(inhaling the vapors is especially healing), lie back and
allow nature to take her course.
petals float in your bath, creating a romantic effect.
skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
water a silky texture.
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