Thursday, 27 June 2013

Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Triple Milled Soap: An Enchanting Body Treat!


For so many years now, I’ve always been using shower gels or liquid bath soaps for cleansing.  I love using them on a bath sponge and see how much foam they make. And more often than not, shower gels also have lovelier scents versus ordinary bath soaps…until I tried Crabtree & Evelyn’s Iris Triple Milled Soap.


I wouldn’t have bought or tried this bar soap if it wasn’t included in bath set given to me by my sister-in-law. It came together with a body lotion, body cream and shower gel, all neatly packed in a translucent pouch. When I received the gift, it was already oozing with this captivating smell sending your senses to an extraordinary place. Yes, it was really that beautiful to me.

At first, I was skeptical to use it on my body. I’ve had a few experiences of developing rashes when a shower gel is too fragrant or too aromatic. But it was just too tempting so I had to try. Surprisingly, my skin didn’t object to the wonderful scent of this soap. Hooray! And I finished it to the last foam.

When I finished my first and only bar, I went to Crabtree & Evelyn to buy another one. It’s not sold individually but rather in a box of 3 bars of 85g each. At a price of RM65, it costs less than RM22 per bar. Not bad so I bought the box of 3.



I got curious about what triple milled meant, so I did some digging. For my (and my readers’) enlightenment, triple milled soap is a high-quality type of soap which is manufactured commercially with repeated machine-rolling process. This makes the soap completely uniform and smooth, without impurities, and lasts longer than ordinary soaps. 

How I use my Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Triple Milled Soap:
Morning and evening
After washing my body with water, I use my normal shower gel with my bath sponge. Then I rinse off the shower gel completely. Then I lather Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Triple Milled Soap over my neck, body, arms and legs without a sponge. Leave it for a few minutes to make the scent stay longer. Rinse thouroughly.

Some people might say that double cleansing might make your skin dry but not for me. The Crabtree & Evelyn Soap leaves a moisturized feel on the skin even if I don’t regularly put lotion afterwards.

What the box says:
Blended with precious sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver, our Iris fragrance pays homage to the subtle, mysterious scent of orris, derived from the root of the iris. Formulated with botanical oils, this soap lathers sumptuously and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth.

Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Triple Milled Soap is available at their brand boutiques and selected departmental stores. Sells at RM65 for box of 3 bars at 85g per piece.