One of the bath soaks that had caught my attention I decided to order. It was the Raw Vanilla and Rose Milk Bath Soak from a natural shop called Viride Raw. I paid fifteen dollars for this soak. Viride Raw sells holistic and natural items such as essential oils aromatherapy and organic fair trade skin care (the RAW line), The shop also sells hand crafted jewelry and gifts sets of body balms, and eye pillows coupled with aroma rollers, sewn by hand. Viride Raw is located here in the States.
I have used this soak in about five or six baths, and I believe I have enough left in my jar for but one more. I tried various amounts, using the muslin bag to hold the product as it dissolves and without the bag. The bag is provided to help with the cleanup, since adding it straight to the water leaves some flower petals and some residue at the bottom of the bath after one is finished and emptied the water.
After adding the soak to the water, the water became a little cloudy, I think from the milk and the oatmeal. The rose petals floated throughout, here and there. My bathroom and tub filled with the sweet, milk pleasant smell. The salt dissolved well and I didn't notice any uncomfortable sediment underneath me as I relaxed in the tub. When I decided to end my soak, I dried and my skin had this soft and powdery feeling and was lightly scented milky sweet.
I tried washing my muslin bag when I was done by hand with some soap. Along the way of testing I thought it might have been easier to let it dry before dumping out any remaining product. I found later that the petals had stained the bag a little from trying this. I messaged the shop owner, Von Dirr, inquiring how she would best advise the cleaning of this bag. She was very swift with answers to my questions. The customer service was excellent. In regards to this question she messaged me the instructions, " I will typically rinse/empty out the leftover product in the bag after the bath and allow it to air dry for the next use. I agree I would not throw it in the wash as it is small. I also don't see any reason you should be afraid to hand wash with a mild detergent/bleach alternative to combat staining from the rose petals." She had offered me another muslin bag but I told her that this would not be necessary. I really love adding it to the water, and immersing myself amongst the scattered, floating petals. I wanted to know to be able tell my readers if they should wonder.
Von Dirr also informed me that she makes all of her products by hand in small batches, and does no animal testing, but tests/try/samples her products on herself and her close friends and family.
FTC: I BOUGHT THIS MILK BATH TEA SOAK WITH MY OWN MONEY. I GIVE MY HONEST OPINION UNBIASED. I AM NOT BEING PAID BY ETSY NOR AM I BEING PAID BY VIRIDE RAW FOR THIS BLOG POST.