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Fruits & Passion Cucina Hand Soap Review

Fruits & Passion Cucina Hand Soap


Hello darlings, I’m back from the vortex! I’ve been so busy lately and I have to give time to my other writing activities because I had to make a concept analysis, lol. I will be posting some life updates soon. How’s the election for y’all? How’s life in general? Guess what, I’ve got some amazing hand soaps to review in this post. In fact, I have been using these soaps for more than a year now and I love them so much.

The cucina line of hand soaps from Fruits & Passion are some of the best hand soaps I’ve ever tried. I discovered the brand when I was looking for affordable hand soaps with really good quality. The whole search process was quite a challenge because there aren’t really many high-quality soaps out there that are easy on the price points. Also, I wanted a soap that is not only gentle on the hands, but also has a fabulous scent. These criteria deemed to be difficult to fulfill and my whole search took forever, that is, until, I found these gem at amazon.

The Fruits & Passion cucina hand soaps come in a convenient mini-jug type of packaging and they are definitely affordable. They come in different scents like: Sea Salt and Amalfi Lemon, Lime Zest & Cypress, Coriander and Olive Tree, etc. Each mini jug can last about two months of usage, that is, even with constant handwashing.


Fruits & Passion Cucina Hand Soap sanguinelli orange and fennel


Sanguinelli Orange and Fennel – This smells like a blend of fresh oranges and olive oil. It’s an interesting mix and totally unique to me, and probably for you too. I suggest you try this and see for yourself. Personally, this is really really good.


Fruits and passion coriander and Olive Tree hand soap


Sea Salt and Amalfi Lemon – This is my most favorite scent of the entire cucina line of hand soaps. I definitely think that this smells like Tom Ford’s ultra-fabulous Mandarino di Amalfi Eau de Parfum, which is a shock for me because I truly love that particular TF scent. I’m so glad to have found this hand soap and I use this everyday. I never got bored of the scent. Ever.


Fruits & Passion Cucina Hand Soap


Coriander and Olive Tree – This is my second favorite scent from the line and it really looks just like an olive-oil, texture-wise. The scent of this is also very good. With a mix of coriander, this will transport you to an idyllic Mediterranean island – sipping mimosa while enjoying that crema catalana, lol.


Fruits and passion cucina hand soap Sea Salt and Amalfi Lemon


The other scent I love from line is Lime Zest and Cypress, which is quite similar to the Coriander and Olive Tree. I also love the hand creams and hand butters from this brand, and I highly recommend them because they’re so creamy and so moisturizing. Overall, I really like the organic and clean quality of these products. I also love their price tags and the scents are so luxe that you’d wonder if they are being sold at high-end stores. How fabulous!






Favorite L’occitane Products

favorite loccitane products review


Need help with skin moisturization? because Baby It’s Cold Outside and you don’t want your skin to be all cracked, itchy and dry. I swear, dry cold days can be harsh on our skin apart from not seeing the sun for a while. Sigh… Anyways, fear not! because I have a few product recommendations for y’all that’ll bring back that supple skin you’ve always enjoyed. These products are made by L’occitane. They’re known for the Shea Butter ingredients in their products which moisturizes and heals dry skin.

Now, pronounce “L’occitane”. Ha! I could barely even spell it, even more so pronounce it. I’ve heard a couple of folks say “Lok-chi-tah-nay” (Italian?) hmmm. Some say “lok-si-tain” (American?). Others would say “el-ok-si-tain” (Hahaha). Duh! whatevs! But here’s what I got from my research. It’s French, so therefore, moreover, and furthermore, 🙂 it’s “lok-si-tahn”. Not, “look-she’s-tanned!” Hahaha, enough of that, we’re here to talk about my favorite products from L’occitane and not how to say it, right? These products are very timely because of the chilly days we’re having today.


Here we go:


Shea Butter Liquid Hand Soap (Verbena):

– This detergent-free cleanser is ideal for dry to sensitive skin. The scent is heavenly, like a fresh lemon/citronella and has an aloe-extract. In fact, I like this scent a lot better than the Lavender one. Also, I like this hand soap much because it doesn’t irritate my hands which usually suffers from dryness during winter. FYI, I have been using this hand soap for almost 7 years now and I usually just purchase the refill which has a slightly lower price than the ones that comes with the pump container. The refill typically lasts about 2 months on me.


loccitane liquid hand soap verbena




Shea Butter Hand Cream:

– The best-selling product of L’occitane, the one that’s made them known for. This shea butter hand cream is truly a life-saving product. With 20% Organic Shea Butter, blended with honey, almond and coconut oil, this creamy and non-oily hand cream is hands down, by far, the best hand cream I’ve ever tried. It feels thick, luxurious and it is absorbed directly by the skin. The scent is clean, fresh and never boring. Most importantly, they keep the hands moisturized and soft. No wonder they get sold every 3 seconds all over the world. Good job L’occitane!


loccitane shea butter hand cream review



Certified Organic Pure Shea Butter:

– This organic pure shea butter is a multi-purpose cream that can be used to deliver maximum hydration on areas or parts of the body that has suffered extreme dryness, like cracked dry lips, elbows, cuticles, dry feet, and frizzy hair. It’s also great as a lip balm, after-shave, or eyebrow grooming. But what do I really use this for? Well, can you guess it right? As a makeup base. Either as a moisturizer or as a primer. I even mix a bit of this together with my favorite matte liquid foundations so as to prevent my face from looking flat like a freshly baked ciabatta bread. LOL! But yeah, this is really great to add a natural, dewy and subtle luminosity on the face. Just be careful not to put a lot, or else you’ll look very oily.


loccitane certified pure organic shea butter


What d’ya think of these? Have you tried them? What are your favorite products from L’occitane?


Happy Wednesday! Stay warm.

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