Morocco caught my imagination as a child and has always topped my travel bucket list. I still dream of taking that trip, and in the meantime I've come to appreciate various products that Morocco produces, notably rugs and textiles. And now, I have another beauty-oriented reason to want to dream of Morocco: I have discovered Moroccan black soap. Specifically, I have discovered Kahina Giving Beauty's Moroccan Rose Beldi Soap. It was a total impulse purchase one day when I wasn't feeling well, and I wondered upon check out if I was going to like it. I needn't have worried - I absolutely adore this product.
This wonderful concoction is used in Morocco's hammams (think: traditional spa) and is now hands down my favorite way to exfoliate. Kahina's Moroccan beldi soaps (in Rose and traditional Eucalyptus) have a gel consistency and the Rose version is very softly scented. The scent is faintly fragrant and totally lovely, and not the least bit heavy or cloying. In keeping with my preference for natural and non-toxic personal care products, this magic soap is made with only three ingredients: olive oil, water, and rose damascena oil.
I multitask and use the beldi soap while doing a deep conditioning mask for my hair. Using Kahina's beldi soap feels so luxurious thanks to both the scent and the rich texture, and I used it on its own for ages. Once I picked up Kahina's exfoliating mitt, however, it was a revelation. I've never experienced a more pleasant or more effective way to exfoliate my body. My skin was so smooth afterwards that I kept remarking on it to Doug.
Kahina's Moroccan Rose Beldi Soap and the corresponding mitt are my pick for a truly fabulous Mother's Day gift this year. It's a way to treat your mom to a unique, luxurious spa experience at home. You can also have confidence that Kahina Giving Beauty's products are sourced ethically and responsibly (meaning they care about both the environment and the people they work with), and the company donates 1% of its profits to charities supporting the women of southwest Morocco and their families. All in all, it's a gift to feel great about, whether as a treat for Mother's Day or a bit of indulgence for yourself.