A few weeks ago, I was given samples of Savonoi handmade soaps to try. It took me a while to write this post because I wanted to really try these soaps out.
If you’ve noticed, I don’t really do a lot of reviews on this blog. I do give exceptions to products that I like and bonus points when the product is from small/medium sized businesses.
What is Savonoi?
Savonoi is a combination of two words – Savon which comes from Old French savon meaning “soap” and noi, a play on the word “pinoy” which is an informal word for “Filipinos”. Therefore, savon + noi (noy) = Savonoi.
Savonoi is a home based business by a Filipino couple in Dubai. They started making their own soap when they couldn’t find a solution to their extremely dry skin problem. They decided to share this success with other people who might be having the same issues. Their soap range and variety has expanded since then.
What I tried:
- Savonoi 5 in 1 – a combination of coconut oil, virgin olive oil, castor oil, papaya, banana, lemon and carrot extracts, essential oils and organic ground oats.
- Moroccan Argan – a mix of coconut oil, virgin olive oil, castor oil and original Moroccan Argan oil.
- Moringa – coconut oil, virgin olive oil, castor oil, moringa extract, imported essential oil, and organic ground oats.
What I like about Savonoi:
- They have different varieties that suits your needs.
- It’s handmade and organic using only fine materials.
- Their soaps have very mild scent.
- It’s Filipino made — yes, I’m a little biased here — Pinoy pride, yo!
My favorite would have to be the Moringa Soap. Moringa (Malunggay) is a superpower! Combine it with oats, you have super soap! I swear by the effects of bathing in oats.
I was 27 when I got chicken pox. That’s a disaster because apparently, the older you are, the more blisters you’re gonna get! I searched for ways to make sure that I am comfortable during this time and guess what? Oats is the answer. I placed a cupful of oats on a cloth and gently pressed on my blisters while taking a bath. The liquid from the oats helped with the itchiness and dried up my blisters in just a few days!
What I do not like:
- It melts easily but that is the case for most organic handmade soaps. I asked the makers of Savonoi and they said this is because they do not use stearic acid which makes the soap hard. So keep your soap away from wet areas.
Where to find Savonoi:
You can find them online in Facebook: Savonoi Handmade Soaps, and on Instagram: @savonoi1283. They also have a Youtube Channel: Savonoi Handmade Soaps. They also participate in bazaars so check out their social media handles for more information or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: products were provided to me for review but all opinions are based on my own experience and remains uninfluenced. This is not a paid post.