Virginia Coram is a luxury natural bodycare and bathing brand with English made products. I hadn’t ever heard of the brand prior to receiving an email from the brand, but the scents sounded really lovely and I knew I wanted to try their range of soaps. If you have someone to buy for that’s difficult to buy for, I think the Virginia Coram products would make for lovely gifts as the packaging is really sleek and it’s nice to introduce people to new brands they’d perhaps not try otherwise.
“At Virginia Coram we specialise in the most natural of bath, body and skincare. Our carefully designed ranges of luxury liquid soaps, hand and body lotions, bar soaps and bathoils are tailored to cater for all types of skin and sensitivities. Most notably and unusually, we make our liquid soap from scratch in the traditional lye method using high quality oils including Olive, Coconut and Sunflower. It takes time and great attention to detail to create our liquid soap bases, and they carry the hallmark of exceptional quality.
Our luxury bathing products are scented with complex essential oil blends which evoke the glamour of femininity, the sturdiness of masculinity, the healing properties of the herbal and mysteriousness of the deeply spiced. Our roots are as artisan soap makers, and we maintain the handmade ethos at the core of our product offering, whilst providing our customers with an exquisite collection of bath & body care that enhances every skin type. We work with pure ingredients, from the finest quality oils to delicious essential oils. We keep it simple, vegan, plant-based and luxurious.“
I got two full size bottles from the Virginia Coram range; the Virginia Coram Butler’s Soap £18 in the Frankincense & Black Pepper fragrance and the Virginia Coram Bathtub Soap in the Rose Geranium & Sage fragrance. The Virginia Coram Soaps can be used for the hands, bath and shower and the bottles come with a nice pump dispenser. I really like the descriptions of each fragrance on their website;
Frankincense & Black Pepper – “Particularly bookish and masculine, the Butler’s scent sits wonderfully together with the traditionally made liquid hand and body wash. Abundant Frankincense acts as the perfect platform to host the showy black pepper highlights. As the soap lathers the different layers of essential oil scent are exposed, developing in to a truly luxurious cleansing experience.“
Rose Geranium & Sage – “The delightfully floral, naturally sweet-like scent of our Bathtub liquid soap complements the scent of this traditionally made hand and body wash perfectly. Rich in Coconut, Olive and Sunflower oils, the soap makes a soft lather to cleanse and pamper your skin, leaving it delicately scented and soft to the touch. “
Virginia Coram also very kindly sent me some trial sizes of more of their scents in both their Hand, Bath and Shower soap formula as well as their Hand & Body Lotions. I love that each of the different soap/lotion blends has a name such as Butler’s Lotion, Potting Shed Soap, Governess’s Lotion, Bootroom Soap and Artisan Lotion. The full size versions of their Hand, Bath & Shower soaps are 250ml and are £18 each, whilst their Hand & Body Lotions are 250ml also and £24 each.
Potting Shed Soap – Rosemary, Pine & Tea Tree: “Combining the refreshing scent of an astringent blend of Rosemary, Pine and Tea Tree oils and the luxurious lather of the most natural traditionally made base, to make the perfect liquid soap. Reminiscent of the garden, with rich woody undertones of Cedar, stimulating camphorous notes and a refreshing crispness, this cuts through the undergrowth to enliven the senses.”
Governess’s Lotion – Orange, Lavender & Vanilla: “The most delicate and sensory fragrance of sweet orange, lavender and vanilla is wonderfully accentuated by the Shea and Cocoa Butter notes of the rich organic hand and body lotion base. Each essential oil has been chosen carefully for its low allergen content, so making the perfect lotion for those who wish to experience the benefits of a luxurious lotion without the headiness of strong scent.”
Bootroom Soap – Vetivert, Marjoram & Bay: “Wake up with our zingy Bootroom hand and body wash in the morning. The traditional and completely natural soap formula with Coconut, Olive and Sunflower oils soften and hydrate the skin. The delicate lather leaves your skin feeling cleansed and nasty free. The punchy notes of Eucalyptus citriodora essential oil, coupled with earthy Vetivert and herbal Marjoram and Bay are the perfect combination to permeate the senses and rouse your energy.”
Artisan Lotion – Neroli, Sandalwood & Lemon: “A delightfully aromatic blend of Neroli, Sandalwood and a host of citrus notes from Mandarin and Grapefruit to Lemon and Eucalyptus Citriodora make this a distinctive and luxurious lotion. The rich Shea and Cocoa Butters and organic oils sink in to the skin to leave this beautiful scent lingering on the surface.”
If you love luxurious, natural products I really think you’ll like the Virginia Coram products as they’re high quality and the scents are so unique. I think my favourite would definitely have to be the Frankincense & Black Pepper scent as it reminds me of my favourite Molton Brown scent, and the Virginia Coram soaps/lotions are even more luxurious than Molton Brown. The lotions are very rich and deeply nourishing whilst the soaps lather nicely to cleanse the skin without stripping away moisture.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried anything from Virginia Coram before?