I was recently introduced to The Perth Soap Company, a luxury brand based in Perth, Ontario who produces cleansing bars and Moroccan Argan Oil. Their plant has been producing bar soap since 1912, originally a Jergens owned plant that was acquired in 2011 and used to start producing The Perth Soap Co.’s products.
These products are not your average soap bars – as someone who almost exclusively uses body wash because I find bar soap too drying and annoying to use, these totally go against everything I thought I knew about bar soap and are really lovely on the skin.
Not only are they paraben, dye and phthalate-free, but each bar contains more than 30 per cent moisturizing ingredients, is enriched with Moroccan Argan Oil and is pH balanced. I was also told they have a better pH balance than Dove soap, and are perfect for sensitive skin or those who want a gentle soap.
What I especially love about these bars is the fact you can still use a shower puff and lather up like you would with a body wash. I really don’t like using a bar directly on my body in the shower, and this soap lathers so easily and really does the job. The scents are nothing short of luxurious, including fragrances such as Rosemary Mint, Moroccan Spice and Milk & Honey (currently in my shower).
I also had the opportunity to try their Moroccan Argan Oil, which is just such a versatile product to have on hand. Their’s is 100% all-natural and organic, and is rich in vitamins A and E, omega fatty acids and antioxidants. I started using it in my hair, on my face, legs and hands for added moisture and really loved the results.
Their products are available at two retail locations (Sweet Violet in Whitby, Ont. and Ground Waves in Perth, Ont.) with an online store launching in the near future at www.perthsoap.com. They’re also currently developing shower gel, lotion, foam bath, hand wash and candles (!!) which I cannot wait to see – I love luxury bath products and am a sucker for candles (what can I say? I’m a former Bath & Body Works employee!).