Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Today's Finds - Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is one of my all-time favorite scents; it will literally stop me in my tracks when I pass by it. But those heavenly blooms just don't last long enough in nature, if you ask me, so I'm on the lookout for a year-round replacement. Perhaps because it's a sweet, but not super strong-smelling plant, it's difficult to replicate in scented products. Perfumes and soaps are usually too sickly sweet, too floral, or so light that they don't last very long. I haven't actually found one that made my heart sing yet, but I'm still looking! Here are a few promising candidates:

Wild Honeysuckle handmade vegan soap from Formulary 55

I ordered several olive oil soaps from this shop for my mom years ago when they were still called Sweet Petula, and my mom still talks about them! Sadly, they stopped making olive oil soaps at some point, but I'm sure their shea butter soaps are amazing too. Also, I love their packaging.

Honeysuckle kitchen basics set from Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day

I've tried hand soap from Mrs. Meyer's in other scents and really liked most of them. Somehow I didn't realize they made honeysuckle-scented products. I am definitely trying these soon!

Honeysuckle candle from Votivo

I love the idea of burning a honeysuckle candle on a summer night. This one has really good reviews. Votivo also makes a honeysuckle fragrance mist that looks good.

Honeysuckle perfume oil from Hidden Acres Soap Co.

I've been burned by bad perfumes in the past, haven't we all, but this one promises to be light and "true to wild honeysuckle on the vine," which is exactly what I'm looking for. Also, Hidden Acres Soap Co. has lots of happy customer reviews for all of their products.

All of these goodies are made from natural ingredients, without a lot of added chemicals, which is a bonus!

Do you have any favorite brands/shops for scented home or bath and body products? Please leave a comment if you do!


  1. Mmmm, honeysuckle is great. Really, any kind of floral scent is what I normally use. I found a clearance perfume at Anthropologie for $10 a couple of months ago and it's the most delightful violet scent. I'll have to figure out where else I can buy it because I assume being on clearance means they won't carry it anymore.

  2. Honeysuckle is amazing! The blooms are already out of season here, but I enjoyed their scent while walking around the area while they lasted. I'm in the middle of making a body care line, we order this honeysuckle 100% natural fragrance oil:

    Most fragrance oils aren't completely natural, not the worst thing for you in the world when we're out in car pollution all day, but we try to minimize the damage where we can :D

  3. I'm exactly the same about the smell of honeysuckle - there is nothing like it. That soap looks heavenly.

  4. This makes me want to go take a bubble bath :) I love the sweet smells of the bubbles...honeysuckle would be great!

  5. I love the pretty packaging of the soap!