By Gigi Brewer
TheSoapOpera.com is an online service of a store in Madison,
Wisconsin. The website offers a variety of products, including soaps, lotions, bubble bath, body wash and bath
Many of these products are available as either "pre-scented, custom scented or no-scented." The website is easy to
navigate and 100 scents are offered via pull-down menus.
arrived within several days and were very reasonably priced ($5.95 for 4oz of body wash/bubble bath, $5.85 for 4oz
of lotion; larger sizes are available and comparably priced).
I sampled Custom-Scented Total Body Shampoo in two scents: Sweet Pea and
Forest Rain. According to the label, this is "a gentle and mild
cleaner for both the body and the hair" and claims to leave "skin
feeling soft, clean and fresh," and is pH balanced from 6.5-6.8.
Because the products are free of dyes, the color is not
particularly appealing. However, the products did do as the
label claimed, and my skin did feel fresh and free from soap
I also sampled Custom-Scented Bubble Bath and Shower Gel in two
scents: New Mown Hay and Ocean Rain. According to the label, this
bubble bath is "enriched with humectant moisturizers that help your skin
draw in moisture to protect it from drying." While I was not particularly impressed by the amount of bubbles produced, the bubbles
did last a reasonably long time.
Unlike some mass-produced bubble
baths, whose scent seems to dissipate within seconds, the scent in this
bubble bath lasted the entire time, and filled the room. "It sure
smells good in here!" my husband noted when he came in the room.
I also sampled two lotions: Aloe Vera Gel and Safflower Oil Moisture
Lotion in the New Mown Hay scent and Vitamin Rich Skin Moisturizer
with Corn Flower Extract in the Ocean Rain scent.
difference I noted was that the first has a rather watery consistency,
while the latter is somewhat thicker. Because I like a thicker
consistency, I preferred the moisturizing lotion with the Corn Flower
extract, but this is strictly a matter of personal choice.