You would hardly ever see me talking about anything but travel on this blog. I make exception for books but that is about it! So when I was contacted by Dear Earth about their range of soaps, face wash and other such products I was not very sure what I wanted to do. Then I decided why not, after all I use all these products in my everyday life, so why not try out their’s as well! And it would be fun to do something different for a change. I received four products from them- Bamboo Charcoal Soap, Wild Mint Soap, Tea Tree Face Wash and Bamboo Charcoal Moisturizing Lotion.
I would freely admit that I do not have much experience beyond the normal commercial products when it comes to soaps and the like. And I am completely bowled over by the Dear Earth Products.
My favorite is the Wild Mint Soap. I never imagined that it would be possible to capture the smell of earth in a soap. But that is what Wild Mint does, along with the hint of mint it actually smells of earth! I truly fell head over heals for it!
My next best liked product is the Tea Tree Face Wash. I actually carried it on my recent trips to Goa and Karnataka. It would truly cleanse my face much better than any face wash that I have used till date! The dirt vanishes leaving my face quite clean! It doesn’t dry out my face as well.
I guess it is not the right season for using a moisturizer in North India but I did enjoy the fragrance of the Bamboo Charcoal. It is rich and creamy in texture and it takes sometime for the skin to absorb the lotion. Bamboo Charcoal soap also works well for me.
I was going through the FAQs of the Dear Earth and I am quite impressed by their answer to ‘fairness’ question. I have not seen any other brand take a stand upfront and say they are not a bleach! That answer won me over many times for the honesty and displaying a devil may care attitude about a lucrative market. Their products are also vegan and PETA certified.
However when it came to the prices my middle class upbringing makes me balk. For example the Wild Mint Soap (140 g) is priced at Rs 220. I understand that it is organic, it is hand made and that it uses cold process and that will make it expensive. But still, it is not easy for me to make the transition to spend this kind of money.
I would surely buy it as a gift for my dear ones for a special occasion. And it is would be easy as I can shop online. But then this is purely me, who is anyway not much into all this. All you young people out there, let me know what would you consider an affordable price for such products?
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quite my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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