I had the opportunity to try AustralianSoap.com french-milled plant oil soap.
Now I'll be honest, I had no idea what french-milled meant so I had to visit their website to find out. They used the same equipment and natural ingredients that maker of fine french soaps use. The french milling technique blends all ingredients into a paste which removes impurities before it's made into a bar. Other benefits include a longer lasting bar with consistent quality, and a good lather.
AustralianSoap.com uses 100% plant oils with ingredients like renewable palm oil, palm kernel oil, organic shea butter, and vegetable glycerin.
I received 3 bars of Australian Soap to try in the scents: Lemon Myrtle, French Pear, and Wild Honeysuckle. When I opened the shipping package the scents just filled the air. I just couldn't decide which one to try first because they all smelled amazing. I finally decided on the Lemon Myrtle just because it was different and had a mottled look/texture to it. These bars really do last a long time.
I had been told by a soap maker at one point that you should use a soap rack to store your bar soap on in the bathroom to allow the air to get to the bar and make the bar last longer. I had been using a different bar of soap. I've been keeping them on the same soap drying rack. I thought it was interesting to see the difference in the way the integrity of the soap help up compared to the name brand brand soap I was using.
I had been using the bar on the left before I received the Australian soap for review. Then I used the Australian soap for a few weeks. You can see that not much has chanced in the look of the Australian soap bar but the name brand bar is starting to crack and fall apart even with the use of the soap drying rack.
You can feel the difference in the moisturizing capabilities of both soaps as well. The Australian Lemon Myrtle soap had an almost creamy feel to it when it hit the water and when I used it on my body. The name brand soap just felt hard and slippery as you would expect an ordinary bar soap to be.
If you are looking for a good bar soap, I would definitely recommend Austrailansoap.com. Their soap can be purchased in different sizes. They have wrapped and unwrapped bars. There are 40 fragrances in the unwrapped bars and 28 fragrances in the wrapped bars. 2 of the ones I received were unwrapped while the Wild Honeysuckle was the wrapped bar. I did not notice any difference in the quality. All the bars I received were the 3.5 oz size. But even at the smaller size they are still lasting a long time.