|My two Future Primitive orders, complete with a lovely little business card!|
|You heard the soap! get in here!|
|Future Primitive's Creme Rinse in Smoked Mexican Chocolate.|
I will say I did order some pH strips off eBay for the purpose of testing various indie products I've bought, but since they're paper, which is more prone to error, I cannot guarantee my accuracy or say with confidence that my results are conclusive or safe for you to rely on. That said, I did test the In the Pines Whipped Soap (by first mixing it with a bit of water to form a solution) more than once and came out with a solid 5-6 every time. Tiggy, the owner of Future Primitive, markets it as a "3-in-1" product for use as soap, shampoo or shaving cream. I felt safe to use it on my hair and my myself the guinea pig here, and I'm happy to say I'm pleased with the results!
|In the Pines Whipped Soap. |
The jar is very large but also very light!
|Reminds me of wonderful childhood funtimes destroying the Dove bar in the bathtub. ♥|
In the Pines Whipped Soap: The whipped soap texture is nice, very soft and creamy. It reminds me of when I was little and I'd let the Dove soap bar sit in the water of the bath and it'd get all mushy and soft. (Everyone else did that as a kid too, right?) It's very easy to get to lather on wet hair or on skin with a bath puff as long as you've gotten said body part plenty saturated with water first. I've used this for several showers at this point and I can tell it's going to last a while. You only need a small amount, maybe the size of a large coin or so. It also smells incredible, like fresh Christmas trees. There's a bit of rosewood I get under there too, but for the mostpart opening the tub is like walking straight into a fresh pine forest. It's amazingly true to life and not the remotest bit fake or nauseatingly air-freshener like. I'm totally smitten.
Smoked Mexican Chocolate Creme Rinse: The scent name is quite a mouthful but also insanely necessary. This isn't just "chocolate", no, this is delicious slightly spicy and smoky rich deep dark chocolate. It smells sweet but also a bit like bonfire smoke at the same time. It's wonderfully neutral and foody without being too foody, I think almost anyone could get into this. It's so good I also went back for a bar of soap in this same scent!
The creme rinse is thinner than your standard store ones nowadays, very milky and thin, not like water but more like melted ice cream. Despite the thinness it's very easy to coat your hair and get good silky smoothness all over your strands with it. It leaves my hair just as soft and silky as regular conditioner, but with less of the silicone-y coated feeling when rinsing. (Not that there's anything wrong with silicones though, they certainly have their place.) My only (very minor) gripe with it is that the bottle is very hard plastic, which makes it difficult to squeeze out the product, instead you kinda have to wait for it to run out of the nozzle. It's not like it takes forever or anything, but I'm a terribly impatient person, so I always find myself impulsively squeezing, only to have my arthritis bite me in the ass (or y'know, fingers) when the hard plastic resists. Aside from that though it's a nice, decently sized bottle that will last through plenty of showers, since it also doesn't take an overly large amount to get the deed done.
And afterwards it still softly scents the hair! I'm always getting out of the shower and doing the L'oreal commercial style hairflip to get a delicious whiff of smoky chocolate deliciousness.
|Warning: not delicious fudge.|
|Soap bar description and the ingredients, the labels are so nicely done!|
Last up is my small trial addition to my order, a mini jar of Future Primitive's Body Whip ifrom their general catalogue.
|Is it a good witch...or a bad witch?|
|Fullsize Whipped Soap vs mini Body Whip.|
|"I'm not a witch at all, I'm Dorthy...from Kansas!"|
Future Primitive's Valentines release is just around the corner tomorrow, so if you've been looking for a shop full of lovely handmade goodies with unique and true scents to sample, this is your choice. Treat your sweetheart...or yourself.
Where to buy: Future Primitive; prices are in GBP and vary per product.