I can admit it, I am a body butter fiend. Like lip stains, I like to try this type of product in other lines as well but to date, I have yet to find a richer, more aromatic product than Maryam’s Soap Nook’s Whipped Shea Monoi Body Butter.
The first thing you notice about this product when you open it is how dense it is. Maryam blends natural ingredients like shea butter, monoi de tahiti oil, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, goat milk, vitamin E, and silk fibers to produce this intense moisturizer for your skin. It may appear to be a little on the gritty side but it’s not, those are just little moisturizing bits. Once you use the product, you see that these little bits really go the distance. That’s what makes this body butter last so long, it’s so rich that you only need a little bit at a time to moisturize and protect your skin.
Also, the scent is undeniable. Like all of Maryam’s products, this body butter is no exception. The first time I tried the product, I put it on right before I went to bed. I tried this product in Gardenia Peach and the scent was everywhere. When I woke up the next morning, I was shocked when my skin still smelled like I had just put it on minutes ago. The scent lingered on my sheets for awhile as well, which was a nice added bonus. For some, the scent may be a little overwhelming but I’d suggest that you pick a scent that you can live with. While Gardenia Peach may not have been idea for me, I would happily surround myself with some of Maryam’s other scents.
I have developed a real fondness for Maryam’s Soap Nook products since I have started using them. They are wonderfully rich and aromatic. What’s not to love?
I mentioned her soap a few weeks ago but I wanted to mention another one of her products. Maryam also makes an amazing Shea Butter and Dead Sea Salt Glow Scrub. I tried this product in Ocean Spray and it’s a great invigorating scent with fresh citrus, mint, honeysuckle and musk. Sometimes you need more than one strength in a product and in my case, this scrub is fantastic for when I want to use a scrub that does leave my body feeling like an oil slick. When you slather it on, you can really see and feel the goodness in this product. It has a really rich creamy lather to it that I loved. Most of all, I really loved that I could move around my tub without feeling like I was going to slip and fall. This did not leave a slippery mess in my tub.
I may have been the last beauty blogger on earth to try Maryam’s Soap Nook products but I’m really glad that I finally have. I have a soft spot for handmade beauty products like this and now that I have attempted to make my own, I can appreciate this even more.
The first product I tried was Maryam’s handmade soap. The scent I tried was inspired by the ultra-hip Hotel Costes in Paris, France. It’s not the type of scent that I would normally try, it was a bit warmer than I would prefer but this didn’t take away from my experience. This soap features notes of lavender, bay-tree, coriander, white pepper, rose, incense, woods and light musk. What shocked me the most about this soap is how long the scent lingered on my body. Several hours after my shower, able to smell this on myself. Not every soap can make that claim. This made me wonder…how long would the scent last if I could layer it? I added that to my to-do list.
With some hand made soaps, I have a hard time using them because they don’t produce enough lather to really feel like I’m doing something. This is not the case here, there was plenty of lather to go around. I also really liked the exfoliating ingredients in the soap, there were some grains that served as a nice exfoliant and this was a nice surprise. It was also really nice to see such colorful soap. Take a look at Maryam’s other soaps. She also has tropical soaps, unisex soaps, cream soaps and spa soaps. Aren’t the colors beautiful? Now I just have to decide which scent I want to try layering with..
There’s more Maryam’s Soap Nook goodness on the way in the coming week.