My daughter suffers from slight eczema so when the opportunity to trial Bean and Boy’s Unscented Simple Natural Handmade Soap for Sensitive Skin, we jumped at it.
Bean and Boy is a family-run business making soap by hand in Southend-on-Sea, making soap in their kitchen using the traditional cold process method. The soap is made with a combination of high quality ingredients, unfussy essential oil blends, and a slow soap-making process that is as close to the ancient traditional methods as possible. There’s nothing else added: no preservatives, no colourants, no fragrances and no additional heat to speed things up. Each batch of soap is given the full six weeks to cure before it is sold. They have recently launched their products on Etsy and can also be found in markets around Essex.
The Unscented Simple Natural Handmade Soap for Sensitive Skin is their first original product and is targeted for sensitive skin especially babies and people who suffer from eczema. The soap bar feels very pure and is unfragranced. It lathers very well and creates lots of bubbles. When soaped onto my daughter’s skin it leaves a very pure and clean feeling. While using the soap, my daughter’s eczema did not flare up even once. We have been very impressed with the soap. The one thing that puts me off is that having been used to using liquid shower gel for such a long duration, it makes using a soap bar rather inconvient, especially when its used on a young baby who still needs to be supported in the bath. It makes lathering a bar of soap with just one free hand very tricky. However, I also understand that it is impossible to make a pure bar of soap into a shower gel as chemicals would be need to make it into a solution. So if you can put up with using a bar of soap, then this is definely a recommended product. Having said that, if my daughter’s eczema does flare up again, I would not hesitate to get another bar of soap and put up with the inconvience of using a soap bar.