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felted soap

by Nancy Rosenthal
Handmade
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  • the story

Luxuriate, Rinse, Repeat

Pull the wool over your thighs for a decadent, exfoliating treatment rich with botanical lather. Handmade cold processed soap mixed from domestically-sourced essential and vegetable oils is sheathed in vibrant wool for a sumptuous shower experience.

Its nourishing oils soothe and delight with potent aromatherapy, while lively, marbled wool brightens up your bathroom. Lasts at least 6 months to a year. Increase lifespan by allowing to dry between uses. Handmade by Nancy Rosenthal in California.

Each is one-of-a-kind. Color and size will vary. Sorry, no choice of color.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
19629
Made from
essential oils, vegetable oil, wool felt
Measurements
Approx. 3.5" dia. x 2" H
  • the maker

Nancy Rosenthal

When crafting her wool-felted botanical soap, Nancy Rosenthal takes great inspiration from nature's easy, but masterful beauty. "I strive to create that same beauty with layers of color, texture and fiber," she says.

Rosenthal delved into soap-making after receiving a tidy, homemade bar of oatmeal soap in 1996. She wanted more, and was committed to concocting her own natural blends. Soon enough, she discovered molds, cosmetic clays and the deeply nourishing benefits of essential oils.

Encouraged by friends and family, Rosenthal devoted herself full-time to producing locally-sourced bars and improved the home-grown product by wrapping it in colorful, natural-wool felt. She currently lives and works in California, where she handcrafts small batches of distinctive soap.

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FELTED SOAP
 
3.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pleasant smell (7)
  • Lathers well (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hand soap (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (5), Budget shopper (4)

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1.0

Itchy as Hell

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from San Diego, CA

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Pros

  • Lathers Well
  • Pleasant Smell

Cons

  • Itchy
  • Too scratchy

Best Uses

  • Cut Open and Use Soap

Comments about FELTED SOAP:

I got this as a gift, and was really excited. I got both the Bay Rum and Lavender which both smelled great.

I soaked it for the appropriate amount of time and it made a great lather.

However, once I let that thing touch my arm it was like washing my arm with fiberglass and wool does not bother me too much. This stuff did on the other hand. I had to cut the soap out and toss the "felted wool"

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1.0

Smells good but so disappointing

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from Chesapeake, VA

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        Comments about FELTED SOAP:

        They smell so good.

        Unfortunately: They are clearly made by someone who either doesn't understand felting wool or are cutting corners to make them as fast as possible.

        I was given this as a gift. The gift giver thought I would love it since I have sheep myself. I wanted to love it. Sorry.

        I cut mine in half after I tried to use it. Inside I found a medium sized piece of great smelling melt and pour soap and a bunch of unfelted medium grade wool. Just beneath the top layer of the felted soap is a puffy jumble of wool that is so unfelted that you still see some individual curls of the loose wool.

        I urge the maker to keep up the great work with the melt and pour soaps because they smell terrific. But the 'felted soaps' are not really felted. It's just loose fiber. Back to the drawing board.

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        1.0

        BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!

        By 

        from San Diego

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hand Soap

            Comments about FELTED SOAP:

            The picture on the site shows two (2) soaps, so when a commercial buyer looks at this, they (I) would expect to recieve two (2) soaps...Noooooo way
            They send one and advise you that there is a drop down menu to select.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            They feel good

            By 

            from Santa Monica, CA

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            Pros

            • Cleans Effectively
            • Lathers Well
            • Pleasant Smell

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hand Soap

              Comments about FELTED SOAP:

              I bought these as little stocking stuffers for Christmas. They smell good and look so unique. We'll see if they hold up under water.

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              4.0

              Smells awesome

              By 

              from Marion, IA

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              • Pleasant Smell

              Cons

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                  Comments about FELTED SOAP:

                  I am giving this as a gift to my daughter for Christmas. But it smells great.

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                  3.0

                  Smells so good!

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                  from Indpls

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                        Comments about FELTED SOAP:

                        I ordered this as a gift for my mother in the future, so I haven't used it myself. I am really tempted to because it looks and smells so good!

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                        2.0

                        Pretty to Look at

                        By 

                        from Corpus Christi, TX

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                        Pros

                        • Pleasant Smell

                        Cons

                        • Doesn't Last Long
                        • Does not lather

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about FELTED SOAP:

                          The soap is pretty and looks good in my bathroom, but it does not lather well at all. I almost started to wonder if there is any soap in there! I bought the Verbena fragrance, but if I could go back, I would choose lavender.

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                          5.0

                          Beautiful

                          By 

                          from Colorado

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                          Pros

                          • Lathers Well
                          • Moisturizing
                          • Pleasant Smell

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hand Soap

                            Comments about FELTED SOAP:

                            I got these as stocking stuffers and they smelled wonderful and the recipient loved them.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Felted Soap

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                            from St. Joseph, MI

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                            Pros

                            • Pleasant Smell

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about FELTED SOAP:

                                I gave this as a Christmas gift to my crafty mother-in-law-to-be. She seemed to like it a lot! It smells great (if you like lavender; I realize some people don't and it DOES have a pretty strong smell) and makes a unique and fun gift. It was bigger than it looked in the picture, so can probably be used for a long time in the tub or shower. She said that it produces a very light lather. My guess is that the more it is used, the more the soap will work into the wool and it might create a heavier lather with future use. The tag that came with it said it's reusable - by making a slit in the wool and inserting a new soap bar - which is pretty creative and neat. Over all, I'm very pleased with this fairly inexpensive, one-of-a-kind gift. Perfect for a girly-girl or a crafty, artsy lady!

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Lovely smell and green friendly

                                By 

                                from Vienna va

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                                Pros

                                • Cleans Effectively
                                • Eco friendly
                                • Lathers Well
                                • Moisturizing
                                • Pleasant Smell

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Hand Soap

                                  Comments about FELTED SOAP:

                                  Attractive and useful. My college student loved it especially because its environmentally friendly.

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