Mitte Se Green Tea Walnut handcrafted soap is what I use for Ana kutti. My go to soap generally is Rustic Art, a review of which I had given here. But sometimes when Big Basketdoesn’t have stock of Rustic Art, I go for Mitti Se. I like the soap a lot but Sucrose likes Rustic Art better.
Mitti Se goes one step ahead of Rustic Art and gives me an exfoliation scrub in a regular soap. SO when I have to clean her dirty foot/heel, the rough walnut layer really helps. Needless to say it is not popular with Ana for that very reason. But I am getting ahead of myself here. Let’s start at the beginning.
Why Mitti Se?
I like their vision of creating products that are Earth friendly and safe on skin. They are clear about keeping their products as close to the natural ingredient used by minimizing processing of the product. I love that! Its as close to making a besan-haldi-curd face mask at home. Their products, they say, are alternatives to harmful chemical products that in turn harm the environment, both during manufacture and disposal.
Their products come in biodegradable packaging too, as can be seen here.
The Packaging – The soap comes packed rather attractively in a dried leaf with a wax paper inside. The pack is sealed naturally with a string tied around to hold it in place. This is very much in line with their idea of minimal disposal of their product. A big thumbs up from my end for that.
The soap – The soap has a lovely fresh fragrance and is rather frothy. It moves easily on the skin and washes well too. The walnut scrub wears off with subsequent washes, but once before I have had it through the life of the soap. Mostly the scrub stays.yhrough the rigours of washing. It is truly a good scrub and takes away the necessity to buy another one separately. As I had mentioned earlier, it is useful in removing dead skin and dirt from Ana kutti’s tender feet without causing much trouble. But she didn’t like it much because the scrb was slightly painful.
The soap smells of green tea and has very few ingredients, which is what makes me like it more. There is a lot of transparency in their ingredient listing. In this soap, there is green tea, essential oil of lime, walnut scrub, wheat germ oil which is good for skin firming. This soap can be used by adults, but I use it for Sucrose.
Price – This soap costs Rs. 160/- for a 75g packet. It is definitely steep and that is why my first choice is Rustic Art, which is at Rs. 155/- for a 100g soap. But Mitti Se has all the right reasons and values and it is a good alternative to other similar soaps.
This post comes to you with a good scrub to compensate a soft, soapy bath. 🙂