14 Jul 2016
It seems in the world of jiu jitsu, MMA and grappling, we do love our artisan soaps. Whisky Wolf is a UK based company. They sent me their Okami Kit Tin Can package, which contains their red label soap bar, soap tag, skin balm and stickers.
The tin itself looks like this:
Once opened, out pops the contents...
The 'Hooch' skin balm is designed for post training skin burns and abrasions. It smells nice - a mix of tea tree oil and peppermint and once applied, it soothes the skin in a way that an oil rich ointment would.
The soap tag is like a clear guitar plectrum and you stick it into the soap bar and then hang it up in the shower...
I've been using this soap for the past 5-6 weeks after each training session in the shower. I can testify that the hard soap lasts a very very long time. Even after this many uses, the bar is barely 60% used up. The fragrance isn't overpowering like it is in some other brands. There are the faintest traces of exfoliating seeds (actually coffee grounds) inside which I personally am not a fan of, but they're not as obtrusive as in other brands that use poppy or other larger seeds.
One observation I had was that the soap doesn't lather up very much. It creates enough slipperyness for you to cleanse yourself in the shower with, but it's just not that lathery, which is something I kind of expect in a soap.
Overall however, beautiful packaging and sturdy long lasting appeal make the Whisky Wolf Okami Tin a nice present to reward yourself with all the hard training.