Some of you might remember my foray into Ah Yuan Organic Handmade Soaps from a couple of years ago. One of my complaints was how quickly it melted, although I really liked the soaps.
Recently, during the visit by Mr. Ah Yuan or to give him his actual name Mr. Chiang Jung Yuan to Kuala Lumpur, he was asked just how long a bar of his soaps can last. His answer was about a month. A MONTH! I was shocked because my soap slips away quite quickly – 2 weeks at best.
Note: Do not store your handmade soaps like this. Store it on its side so it lasts longer.
Ah Yuan’s advise is to store your soaps away from water and on its side. This allows the air to circulate properly around a larger surface area of the soap thereby allowing it to dry out and last longer. So, now you know! 😀
Ah Yuan was in town to tell us about his new handmade flower soaps – soaps made with flower extracts for different needs.
There are 4 new flower based soaps at this point in time – Mulberry & Chrysanthemum (mild on the skin and helps with skin regeneration), Honeysuckle (rejuvenate and calm the skin), Alpina Speciosa (Shellflower – rejuvenate dull skin, moisturise dry skin and tighten pores) and Tithonia (Mexican Sunflower – all skintypes to lighten age spots, prevent wrinkles and improve dry skin conditions).
Ah Yuan says that the flowers used are pesticide free and contain ingredients which are 100% natural and organic. Even the water used is from a local spring known for its pure and clear water. Founded in Taiwan by Ah Yuan in 2006 with just a small range of soaps to start, the range of handmade soaps and personal care products have since expanded to include shampoos, body washes and coming soon, toothpaste (!!) and skincare. A friend has tried the toothpaste and tells me that its a little strange – its unlike the usual minty flavours we are used to but it keeps the teeth clean and the mouth feeling very fresh. Interesting!
These handmade soaps are gentle on the skin and can be used on the body or on the face as a face wash. I personally don’t use it for the latter, but I do use them on the body now and then. I reckon I might consider going back to using these soaps to avoid the problem I have with many commercial body washes drying out the skin on my hands. Mayhap these will work better for me 🙂
Oh and if you don’t like strong herbal scents like some of the other Ah Yuan soaps, then the flower series might be better for you because the scents are lighter on the nose. Quite pleasant in fact. But then, I’m partial to herbal scents anyway 🙂
Do you enjoy using soaps in the shower? I do, but I stopped because I had that problem with my soaps melting faster than I liked. But now, I might give these another shot and store them on their side so they don’t finish up so quickly.
Ah Yuan Organic Handmade Flower Series Soaps retail at RM35.90 each for a 100g bar. They are available at www.yuansoap.com.my and at various retailers nationwide.