Here's the Second post for "The Monsoon 'Rose'mance" series :)
Brand: Neev. Website.
Price: 30ml = 40/- INR, 100 ml =120/- INR and 200ml = 220/- INR.
About Neev: NEEV was born as a result of the questions that the founders 'Shikha jain' and 'Anurag jain' sought answers for, as a non-profit Trust in 2006. Through NEEV they were interested in finding a sane way of living, not only for the self but for the other too - for the Sociosphere, Biosphere and the Geosphere.
After joining the "Krishnamurti Foundation of India" and getting inspired by the teachings of J.Krishnamurthi, They started 'NEEV School' for the urban and rural underprivileged children in the year 2006, to provide them with Integral Education.
To Read more, click HERE
Vision of the Brand: "Neev Herbal Handmade Soaps is a social enterprise based on Integral Living that reveres and celebrates harmony between man and nature. We aim to produce the highest quality handcrafted herbal products while providing a dignified means of employment for rural women and regenerating rural economy."
<3 *clap* *clap* *clap* :)
Let's move on to the Review now...
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Lye, Tween 80, Distilled Water and pure essential oils of Rose Oil, Geranium Oil, Rosemary, Palmarosa, Rose Petals.
Eco-friendly/Biodegradable? I wasn't sure what Tween 80 was. But came to learn that it is a Bio-compatible non-ionic surfactant. It is non-toxic and environmental friendly.
Ingredient safety: 100% Safe.
Certification: Certified as per BIS standards. However, this is not useful for evaluating genuine natural cosmetics. But, after reading their vision, i feel like trusting them even without ECOCERT/USDA like certifications. The old product used to be Registered under 'Khadi and Village Industries Commission'.
Rose petal bits. <3
Consistency: Thin runny liquid.
Fragrance: Strong woody Rose-Geranium.
My experience: 'Rose' fragrance on any label instantly attracts me. So, when i spotted this sample in the gift box containing soaps which i ordered for my sister, i just had to give it a try. And i am so glad i did! The strong Woody Rose-Geranium scent both relaxes and energizes my mind.
After the disappointing experience with Aloe-Lavender version, this was a 'scent' of relief. It lathers and cleans beautifully and does not dry the skin out. The fragrance lingers on for quite a while. The only drawback is it's thin runny consistency. Because, more product is required to form sufficient lather on the loofah and this way, you are going to run out of the product very quickly. But, if you use your palms to lather it up like i do, it will last long.
One time, when i bought a bottle of this body wash, it was cloudy and had a thick consistency.
You can see the difference in the picture below. But it worked fine. No worries... because, this is common with Natural formulations.
Sample bottle. New Improved packaging.These are super useful while traveling.
- That strong woody Rose-Geranium fragrance which both energizes and relaxes my mind. It does not fade after washing and lingers on for quite a while on the skin.
- Lathers well,cleans well and washes off really well.
- Does not strip the skin off all it's oils.
- Does not irritate sensitive skin.
- Budget friendly.
- Eco-friendly and Bio degradable.
- Simple, Safe and Genuinely natural ingredient list.
Thin runny consistency. I wish it was more viscous.
My Conclusion: I am on my 3rd bottle! That's how much i like it. If you are looking for a simple and no-fuss budget friendly genuine natural body wash that also smells really good, then.. just.. go.. grab it without any second thoughts! :)