Saturday April 22 is Earth Day, and it’s more important than ever to do things to help protect the environment and to advance science to that end. I actually remember the first Earth Day oh so long ago. It was a very big deal because so little was being done at that time to protect our air, water and earth. Many years later, some things have improved but others not so much.
Using earth and body-friendly products is a small way to do something to help our planet and ourselves, hopefully while doing other more impactful things to protect Mother Earth.
Today, I’d like to talk about a new-to-me brand, Reverie Farms & Soaps.
Reverie Farms and Soaps
I discovered Reverie Farms and Soaps very recently. A few weeks ago, in fact.
Reverie Farms is an actual family farm located in Argyle Texas, not too far from Dallas-Fort Worth. I have a friend who lives in nearby Denton TX, so I hope someday I’ll have a chance to visit the farm myself. They have tours!
In addition to making natural and organic soaps, other bath and body products and laundry soap, they sell their own farm fresh eggs, Nigerian Dwarf Goats and Anatolian Shepherd dogs. How cool is that?!
Reverie Farms has a nicely edited list of products that they sell:
- bar soaps in unscented as well as in a range of natural scents
- foaming hand soap
- soap savers (at the best price I’ve seen!)
- body scrub
- liquid laundry soap.
I’m a bespoke soap fiend so I was thrilled to get a chance to try out their bar soap and their foaming hand soap.
Natural Bar Soap
The Reverie Farms natural organic based bar soap is biodegradable, vegan friendly, and made with organic oils of sunflower and/or safflower, coconut, and sustainably sourced palm, essential oils, and rosemary extract. The sunflower, safflower, coconut, and palm oils are certified organic ingredients.
Importantly, the bar soap is NOT made with artificial ingredients like synthetic fragrances, dyes or preservatives. Reverie Farms uses organically grown products whenever possible. The soaps are scented only with essential oils, and they are colored with organic herbs and plant extracts. The soap base recipe is made from 100% certified organic oils.
Their are 10 different scents to choose from:
- Citrus Fusion
- Citrus Lavender
- Cleansing Lemon Twist
- Sage Lemongrass
- Walk In The Forest
- Sensitive Shea
- Herb Garden
I am currently using Citrus Fusion. It has a mild citrus scent that that is gender neutral. It makes just the right amount of lather, and though it is hydrating, it isn’t greasy. Unlike some of the other hydrating bar soaps that I use that make the bottom of my tub really slippery, Reverie Farms Citrus Fusion does not.
The 4 oz. bar soap priced at $6 is a large bar that is going to last me a long time. Some bar soap seems to melt away in the shower, but this one doesn’t. Plus it fits perfectly on my soap saver. Frankly, I wish I had purchased my soap saver from Reverie Farms because theirs is more affordably priced at $3.50.
Natural Foaming Hand Soap
I like to keep liquid soap on my bathroom vanity and at the kitchen sink. Lately I’ve been getting into foaming soaps because they’re ready to go when you pump. I was happy to get to try Reverie Farms Natural Foaming Hand Soap. Importantly, the pump itself is wide which makes it easy to pump. The soap comes out in a rich but delicate foam.
Like the bar soap, it is a biodegradable, natural organic-based soap that is biodegradable, vegan friendly, and made with organic oils of sunflower* and/or safflower*, and coconut*, vegetable glycerin*, rosemary extract and essential oils (the * means certified organic ingredient). Formulated for sensitive skin. It feels smooth and moisturizing, though with my dry hands I always follow up with hand cream after I wash my hands. It has no synthetic detergents or preservatives, parabens, and it is Non-GMO.
The foaming hand soap is available in several scents:
I am using Sandalwood. Like the bar soap, it is a mild, gender neutral scent. The Natural Foaming Hand Soap plastic pump bottle contains 8 oz. and is priced at $6.25.
As I mentioned, Reverie Farms also sells Body Scrub in 4 oz. jars in about 6 different scents for $6.25 as well as Natural Liquid Laundry Soap in 32 oz. bottles for $9.00. I’d like to try them both next. I really could use the Natural Liquid Laundry Soap because it’s good for sensitive skin, and it is perfect for delicates like my new silk pillowcase.
So visit the Reverie Farms website if you can’t make it out to Argyle Texas to visit the farm itself. With both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up, I think the bar soaps, foaming soaps, and body scrubs would make for a really wonderful pampering basket of cleansers that are effective but gentle on skin as well as gentle on the earth. Plus you can get 10% off on your first purchase with the discount code for Never Say Die Beauty readers: NSDB417 (the code doesn’t expire but it can be used only once) 😛
Happy Earth Day!