FabIndia Lavender and Basil Calming and Relaxing Bathing Bar Review

FabIndia Lavender and Basil Calming and Relaxing Bathing Bar Review

I used to find the FabIndia range of soaps quite fascinating, but for some reason or the other, I did not have an occasion to try out any of these soaps until my friend gifted it to me a couple of weeks back. So, today, I am going to review this soap for you here.

FabIndia Lavender and Basil Calming and Relaxing Bathing Bar Review

Product Being Reviewed:

FabIndia Lavender and Basil Calming and Relaxing Bathing Bar.


Rs. 65 for 100 g (since this soap was a gift, I was not aware of the price. For the sake of writing this article, I checked the price online).

Shelf Life:

Best when used before two years from the manufacturing date.

About the product from FabIndia’s Website:

Calming and relaxing bathing bar made using lavender oil and basil oil known for its soothing effect.


Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Cocobetaine, Saponified Castor Oil, Cotton Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Laurate, Lavender Oil, Basil Oil.


Directions for storage and use: For external use only. Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.

My Experience with FabIndia Lavender and Basil Calming and Relaxing Bathing Bar:

Well, as I have already said, this was the first time that I used any of those good-looking soaps sold by FabIndia. Naturally, I was quite excited! I had tried to inhale the fragrance while the soap was still tightly packed, but that didn’t amount to much; it was not perceptible that way. So, I started to open the packaging. It was sealed with a violet-colored paper wrapping and two layers of transparent plastic sheets beneath. My agile fingers worked rapidly to do away with the packet so that I could take the soap in my hand and experience the soothing lavender fragrance that it promises.


The bathing bar is transparent having a light violet-blue tinge. The texture is much akin to candle-wax, which is neither very soft nor hard. I love the see-through nature of the bar! The lavender-basil smell is very mild. It lathers well and is efficient for cleaning the skin of all dirt and impurities. It gives a fresh feeling too, but the fragrance doesn’t linger for long on skin and it feels dry immediately after a bath. However, in the long run, the skin doesn’t become as dry as it might seem just after a bath; the intensity of dryness it gives is not a problem if your skin is not naturally very dry or scaly or say, it is not winter time.

Pros of FabIndia Lavender and Basil Calming and Relaxing Bathing Bar:

  • It is known to be full of the goodness of lavender oil and basil oil.
  • It also contains coconut oil, glycerine and cotton seed oil.
  • It is nicely packaged.
  • It is a transparent bar and comforting light violet-blue hue, which adds to its beauty.
  • The fragrance is mild and soothing.
  • It lathers all right and cleans the body effectively.
  • It does not melt and hence, no wastage involved.
  • It does not leave the skin excessively dry and rough, as many regular soaps do.
  • It is affordable at Rs. 65 for 100 g.
  • Since FabIndia is against animal testing, it has not been tested on animals.

Cons of FabIndia Lavender and Basil Calming and Relaxing Bathing Bar:

  • It contains SLS (though this can be a necessity as a cleansing agent).
  • Though it does not make the skin very dry, it definitely loses the game when compared to moisture-rich soaps like Dove and creamy body washes like Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash.
  • The fragrance does not linger on the skin for long.

Final Verdict:

The bathing bar is good (with all the pros mentioned). It surely does a decent job as a soap. It is definitely worth a try, though I do not find anything extraordinarily superior about it.

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19 thoughts on “FabIndia Lavender and Basil Calming and Relaxing Bathing Bar Review

  1. Hey!, Good too see the beautiful colors of your products and such lucrative explanation. It excites me to buy the mentioned products. I love cosmetics with such advantage.

  2. thanks for this review. a lot of these soaps are good for display you know. You can easily decorate one corner of your bathroom with a candle and a basket with couple of these soaps 😐 ..I am still a huge fan of good ol’ Lux.

    1. very true Aruna!! say you create a spa like environment with aromatic candles, essential oils and then these soaps!!… 🙂
      i love shower gels though! :woot:

    1. hehe…they r very attractive to look at Poo!!! however, you may give it a try once…..not that expensive and it does a decent job as a soap 🙂 and u get a chance to fulfil your wish of using oen of these soaps… 😉

    1. my first try was aloe under eye gel i got free with urban touch purchases 😛 and this 1 is the 2nd…also a gift from a frnd 😛 😛 thanx :thanks:

        1. ya…its soothing 🙂 but u know…i used it just coz i got it free…else i dont have much of dark circles or puffiness…so, im not sure how good it is if its effectiveness is to be considered 🙂

  3. oooohhhhhhhh i love this one and their orange one too…………ur nail :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

  4. i like such handmade soaps. :toothygrin: hv used this bt somehow the smell was not as exotic as i was expecting. Still these r worth a try for sure :thumbsup:

  5. somreeta soap one form the fabindia hand made soap range is one fo my fav. They just feel soo good good no.. hand made and all that herbaly feeling. 😀

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