Hello, everyone I am Chifumi Maeda,
a Japanese female president living in Bangkok.
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I am going to take you to Bangkok Soap Opera today.
It’s a shop that is selling natural soaps.
I knew about this shop for quite some time but never had a chance to visit the shop.
I am very fond of aroma oils as well as soaps,
diffusers and are part of my everyday life.
And since I am living in Thailand, I am doing my best to use those of Thai products
thus am a quite big fan of Panpuri and Satira.
And because I prefer to use natural products,
I’ve checked here and there and came to know about Bangkok Soap Opera
and often visited their Homepage and Facebook.
And the other day, a friend of mine invited me to her house
and that was when I was planned to buy an aroma candle as a small gift for my friend in online shop
but then I thought I should actually check the smell myself and visited the shop physically.
And I am glad that I did so.
Evolution of Bangkok Soap Opera: A Historic Overview of Thailand’s Natural Cosmetics
Bangkok Soap Opera was opened in 2018 by an Ukrainian Ms. Maria Kalita.
There are 2 shops in Bangkok now; one near Sukhumvit 49 and the other in Terminal 21.
Under their motto, “CHANGE BEGINS AT HOME”,
they are warning us that our activities towards better environment must start from our homes.
Ms. Maria Kalita clearly sends us message saying that making 100% natural
and chemical free soaps is an act of “LOVE”.
99% of ingredients of the products of Bangkok Soap Opera are edible ingredients
and her idea which she follows strictly is that if the product is safe enough to eat,
then it should certainly be safe enough to put on your skin.
Not containing any artificial coloring, fragrances, preservatives, or parabens;
she is following the traditional method to extract and inject,
and even her tools are all handmade.
And what’s more, her products have expiry date, i.e. consume before date.
At Bangkok Soap Opera, they are periodically hosting events
such as soap making and perfume making.
Through her soap making, she is conveying her message to the community,
teaching people how to make their own toiletries using natural ingredients,
teaching us at the same time that
our every small action can make differences in contributing to better environment.
Comprehensive Review: Bangkok Soap Opera and Its Best Natural Cosmetic Products
Exploring Bangkok Soap Opera: A Virtual Tour Inside the Store
On opening the door of the shop Bangkok Soap Opera,
you will be welcomed by good smell of aroma oil.
Small that is far from that of chemical ingredients.
The gentle smell is almost like as if you are walking into a flower field.
Inhale deep and you will forget that you were walking on the busy Sukhumvit Road.
You will be filled with happiness.
Soaps, which is the name of her shop, to begin with, and aroma candles,
haircare products, body-care products, masques, facial-care products,
bathing products, and etc. etc. are all displayed neatly.
I went there to get candle for myself and for my friend as a small gift
but as they had so much other things that I wanted to get more than just candles.
All of her products have samples for you to test fragrances and textures.
Staffs are very helpful explaining product details and advices how to use.
I think online shops are convenient but it was nice to be there physically as I got good explanations.
Quality and Variety: Evaluating Bangkok Soap Opera’s Natural Cosmetic Products
I’ve tried many things other than my main purpose of getting candles
and bought following products.
- Facial Masque (2)
- Scrub (for both face & body)
And I got 3 natural soap for free.
I am not very fond of vanilla smell and lavender smell
but do like fresh smell of orange, green tea, peppermint, and lemon-glass.
I bought 4 candles, chose 2 lemon-glass, rose, green tea & bergamot.
I took lemon-glass to my friend as a present and she loved it.
Aroma candle Soy Wax 100% therefore you could use the leftover WAX
after finish lighting the candle for your body cares.
I’ve placed the aroma candles inside the entrance door and bathroom
lighting them for about 2 hours in the evening.
The smell is not that strong that you can tell the fragrance
but very soft and gentle fragrance is there which I found it very nice.
Aroma candle can be lit for 25 hours in one go. So she told me.
Having said that, I don’t think it may not last 25 hours long
in my case as I use the WAX as body oil.
On putting it on myself, I start smelling nice with soft and faint smell and I like it.
Perfume is easy to carry size with roll-on type.
Perfumes are often with very strong smell
but the ones from Bangkok Soap Opera is made with natural ingredients,
and it smells soft and gentle.
You can only smell in your personal space
therefore you do not have to worry about affecting other people around you.
As the fragrance of the aroma candle and perfume that I got are of same of that,
I take care of my body with aroma candle WAX and then roll the perfume on myself
which is almost becoming as my habits.
I also bought Facial Masque as well.
They are both wash off type masque.
It has rich texture and is not creamy therefore difficult to spread it around.
However, the smell of oil spreads around and after washing it off,
it feels moisturized and refreshing.
I would strongly recommend Pink cray and Rose.
Pink cray and Rose is especially good for those with dry skin type
and Moringa and Lemongrass is especially good for those with oily skin type, so they told me.
And I also bought bath-salt.
They said it is good for both face & body but I am using it only for my body.
It is not very good idea to use the salt out
directly from the original container as water may get in therefore,
I am separating the amount that I use per time,
about 3 soup spoon, into a glass container.
While scrubbing myself, there spreads Rosella fragrance and when showering after the scrub,
steam effect makes me feel as if I am using an aroma pot on myself,
it is quite like as I am in a “aroma bath” therefore I really recommend you to experience the salt.
I love taking a bath and thanks to Bangkok Soap Opera
it made my bathing time more enjoyable time
and made my life more colorful one.
And it is quite a big score they got from me as the prices of her products are quite affordable.
Bangkok Soap Opera Pricing: Are Thailand’s Natural Cosmetic Products Affordable
The product price range is relatively affordable.
They also run promotion sale from time to time
therefore it may be a good idea to visit their homepage and check such events.
Just for your information,
followings are the prices of the products that I’ve purchased.
And I got a soap for free.
Weighing the Pros and Cons: A Balanced View of Bangkok Soap Opera’s Natural Cosmetic Products
Benefits of Choosing Bangkok Soap Opera’s Natural Cosmetics
Buying from Bangkok Soap Opera official stores you get body care direct from producers.
With weekly stores restock you get freshly made body care products.
As you read this sentence fresh herbs and flowers
are turned into soaps and body care for tomorrow’s delivery.
Colorants and Scents our philosophy is only to use ingredients which you can find in your fridge.
If you can eat it you can safely apply it to your skin.
Whether it is for yourself or for someone as a gift.
Soul and body of the person whoever received the product will dance with joy.
While those natural products are sold under rich premium,
Bangkok Soap Opera products are affordable compared to of those.
You can contribute to environment betterment activity by using the product.
And the containers after use are recycled in the shop
whenever you bring them back and you can get discount for your next purchase.
Staffs are very helpful explaining on products in detail.
They also explained how to use a product which was quite helpful information for me.
Drawbacks to Consider When Buying from Bangkok Soap Opera
Key Information About Bangkok Soap Opera and Their Natural Cosmetic Products
Terminal 21, 3 FL (BTS Asok)
883, 1 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Mon – Fri: 10:00-20:00
Saturday: 10:00 -20:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00
Parking: Available (Only at Terminal 21 Shop)
When type in the following code, you can get 100 THB discount.