May 09, 2012

MJ's Soap Shop Rice Flower and Shea Scented Bath Soap

I have been very lucky recently to be given the opportunity to try some handmade products from MJ's Soap Shop, a company based in Québec that crafts all-natural and heavenly scented bath and shaving soaps, lip balms, hand creams, body butters and even shampoo bars. The best part about MJ's Soap Shop? They can also create custom products for you! Oh, and they also ship worldwide.

I have previously raved about MJ's Soap Shop Cherry Lip Balm and today I'm showing you another product that I really enjoyed, their Rice Flower and Shea Scented Bath Soap. This soap, which is said to be a duplicate of the Bath & Body Works fragrance, is a rich bouquet of fruits and flowers on an intense, alluring base of musk and creamy vanilla notes.

As much as I would like to, I can't not compare MJ's soaps to those from LUSH because well, everybody knows LUSH! I have always though (and I still do) that LUSH is quite overrated, and once again, I have been proven right.

MJ's Soap Shop Rice Flower and Shea soap is simply heavenly. From its name, you can imagine that its scent is not overpowering at all - in fact, if I had not known which fragrance I tried, I would not have been able to describe the scent - I find it's a creamy and soothing smell, very pleasant. There is a hint of vanilla in it that prevents the shea from being too earthy and overpowering.

The most important thing for me in a soap is if it easily lathers or not, and I was not disappointed with this one! It lathers really well and you don't get that cheap foam from commercial bar of soaps - it is incredibly thick and creamy, like nothing I have experienced before. If you are wondering, no, LUSH does not compare!

Because it creates such a nice amount of lather, I think a bar of MJ's Soap Shop soap will last you a really long time. I personally prefer to cut my bar of soaps in smaller pieces, that way it is easier to use and it lasts longer.

MJ's Soap Shop Rice Flower and Shea Scented Bath Soap is available for $4.00 for approximately 3 OZ, which is a great deal if you consider the price - and sometimes questionable quality - of some of LUSH soaps!

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. Thanks for sharing this review! I am so in love with handmade bath and body products. I think that Lush's soaps are quite pricey considering that they are not 100% natural..

  2. this looks amazing, Gaby...even I think lush is overrated!!!

  3. Great review :)

    Lush is too too expensive.

  4. This sounds lovely! Lush I think are overrated sometimes and some of their soaps smell horrific, lol!

  5. sound like a good product to try!:) I love natural products:)

  6. Sounds like a great product..

  7. This sounds fantastic! I love when shea or cocoa is mixed together for that coco chocolaty scent! xoxo

  8. I agree that Lush is over-rated. And it looks like MJ's is super affordable... you can't go wrong with that price!! I may have to get a shaving soap for N so he stops using my black soap to shave LOL

  9. I agree, Lush is overrated!! I have a whole shelf full of their products though so I need to start using them again..lol

    I really want to try the rice flower and shea soap..thanks for sharing!

  10. Je ne connaissais pas du tout cette marque! J'ai été voir sur le site et il y a plein de produits qui m'intéressent!De plus leurs produits ont l'air végétaliens (d'après les listes d'ingrédients sur le site)

  11. This looks gorgeous :D I'd love to try a soap bar like this!

  12. @Vanity is an addiction @Swati Murti @marsbar35 @Sophie Isobel @Mandy @Tammy Wilson: Wow ladies, I'm glad I'm not the only one who think LUSH is overrated! Sometimes, I think we've all been brainwashed LOL!

    @Sea : Tu as raison, sauf pour le savon à raser qui est habituellement fait avec du suif, sauf que comme MJ fait également des produits sur mesure, celui que j'ai eu la chance d'essayer contient de l'huile de palme et je L'ADORE! Review à venir... (: