I can’t believe I’m about to admit this, but a few years ago, I got slightly addicted to expensive soaps.
I know, right. Me? A girl? Liking pretty things with fruity scents and little bits of rose petal in them? Yep, I’m a winner.
The path between my office and the train station where I do all my commuting happens to cross the path of a LUSH store. You can smell that place about ten shops before you hit it. Soooo expensive, but sooooo gorgeous. I love all the slabs of soap lined up like fudge in the window. It’ a bit like a sweet shop for your body.
Where was I? Oh yes. About a month ago, I stumbled across Bath Sabbath, and I am never shopping anywhere else for bath products, ever again.
In case you hadn’t guessed, Bath Sabbath is a heavy metal soap and bath store. It’s the brainchild of freelance illustrator Virginia Giordano, who dreamed up the concept for her graduate design project. She says she wants to be the “heavy metal Martha Stewart. Without the jail time, though.”
Here’s what I ordered:
1. Seventh Stud of a Seventh Stud soaps – 2 studded soaps
The Seventh Stud soaps are available in Black (with a dose of activated charcoal, an awesome detoxifier the draws out pollutants and combats signs of aging) or Glam (with a nourishing Goat’s milk base)!
You can choose from a variety of flavours and scents. I got “Bard’s Song” – which is “A woodsy blend of berries, wet bark, fallen leaves and fresh soil.” and “Fairies wear boots” which is described as “a deep absinthe inspired scent, heavy notes of cinnamon, anise and fennel over an herbal backdrop.” I gave that one away but kept the Bard’s Song and let me tell you, that is delish.
2. Odin Beard Oil
Have you always wanted your beard to rival that of the All-father?
Well, sorry. That’s impossible. But Odin Beard Oil might get you pretty close.
No, it’s not for MY beard. It was a gift for a friend. A beardy friend. And the next time I saw him, his beard smelled like mead. That’s a good thing.
I think this is pretty much the perfect stocking stuffer for any metal man.
3. Exciter – Cider soap
Excider soap is a Classic Apple Cider, a base of warm apple with notes of Cinnamon, Clove and Orange zest. This was all for meeee, as it is ammmmmmmmmazing.
Soaps arrived super quick – in a few days – which is pretty amazing considering they started in the opposite hemisphere. The packaging is really well designed – I guess you’d expect as much from a design major. And the soaps are everything you want from a heavy metal handmade soap – thick and chunky and smelly and just fucking awesome.
So if you want something wicked for your christmas gifts this year, or you just need some new soap and want to try some that’s called “Turisoap” – yes, that’s Turisas-themed soap, and it is a thing – then have a geeze at the Bath Sabbath shop. On your 5th order you’ll get a free 5ml dram of fragrance, too. Sweet as!