Those of you who stay in India must be very well acquianted with the Khadi range of skincare products.
For those who are not here is a brief overview:
The Khadi Village Industries Commission (Govt. Of India) named as 'Gramodaya Ashram' was established in 1963. They are engaged in manufacturing of Khadi fabrics (yea, the same one that Gandhiji spun) as well as herbal items. The items they prepare are handmade by villagers who are trained by the commission. This helps them have an alternate source of income other than labor in the field.
Ok, so now that you all know about Khadi, lets move to the review of their Sandalwood soap.
skin, chapped skin and has been in use in India for centuries for its immense healing properties. Its cooling, calming and antiseptic properties soothe problem skin leaving it moisturized and free of infections. The long lasting, cool and woody fragrance of Sandalwood is difficult to define but has always been used to calm the senses and bring about a sense of peace within
1. Extremly cooling. This soap is like a breath of cool air after a hard day at office. The moment you wash it off the skin starts to tingle with coolness.
2. Not drying: despite being so cooling, it does not seem to contain menthol and does not dry the skin
3. Imparts a lovely lingering faint sandalwood fragrance to the skin
4. Lathers well and is not disintegrate in water easily.
1. Expensive at Rs. 50 for 125 gms.
Will I buy this again: Yes. This is an expensive soap. There is no getting away from that. But it is so damn refreshing, at the end of a long day, this soap cools down my skin and my mind. It is so perky, it helps me leave all my office tension behind and makes me all nice and happy about the evening (or whatever is left of it) and dinner.
For those interested, you can buy Khadi products at Irla (Mumbai).