I was introduced to Azafran with one of the life saving samples that came with the Enchantess Sampling Bag. The soap had an awesome fragrance and was really nice to use. A bit of search lead me to the entire range of products and I was lead to their range of body washes that I *had* to try!
The packaging is not that great. It’s a flimsy plastic bottle with the snap open lid that allows you to control the amount of body wash you want to use. The label on the bottle is pretty tacky with the flowers on it absolutely pixalated! If you can ignore these facts too and concentrate on the wonderful product they have, you can use it!
Update as on 19/7/2013: The packaging is undergoing a change and the body washes will soon be available in a better packaging is what the team at Azafran updated me.
Use this with a loofah or a bath glove so that body wash for better results. Since this body wash is free from surfactants or SLS, it won’t lather much. So if you loooove the foams and soap suds, stay away from this.
I have the Lemon Verbena variant which smells a bit like lemongrass.The fragrance is a bit on the stronger side. Luckily, the fragrance lessens posts the application which is quite a life saver, else I would have ended up smelling like a bottle of lemongrass EO. It leaves behind a very mild fragrance which lasts for quite a while. This body wash is available in the strawberry and lavender fragrance too.
When I bought this about 2 months ago, it was INR 200, the price now shows as INR 240. This was a technical error on the Natural Mantra website that has been rectifiesd. The cost of the body wash is INR 200 only. This was also confirmed by the team at Azafran.
This 200 ml of body wash has a shelf life of 18 months. You can buy this on Natural Mantra, ShopClues and LadyBlush. It shows up in the listing of products in Flipkart, but the images and links to the products don’t appear.
Won’t be re-buying this variant for sure, but will love to try the lavender and strawberry one instead! But if you are a fan of lemony fragrances, don’t give this one a miss.
About the Product
Essential oil of Lemon verbena and body conditioning oils of soy,coconut and safflower, smooth and nurture even the most sensitive skin, and permeate the room with a winning aroma.
Ingredients : Aqua, Soja hispida ( soya bean) oil, Carithamus tinctorius ( safflower) seed oil, *Pottasium Hydroxide. Cocos Nucifera, Lippia citriordora oil, benzethonium chloride.
* Does not remain in the body wash post the saponifiction.
Azafran claims that EO’s they select for the body washes have natural foaming properties and that they do not use any surfactants or foaming agents in their body washes, which is why they lather less. The fragrances are derived from essential oils and colors that are naturally derived from nature.
Usage Instructions: Squeeze the desired amount onto the palms of your hands and massage it over your body. For an exfoliating effect use a bath brush or Gloves.
If you want to know more about their body washes, click to read this interesting post on their blog.