I’m a cook. And a baker. I also take lots and lots of pictures of my cooking and baking.
My kitchen as WELL AS my hands.
I rarely have a day that can be dedicated strictly for baking, so I often find myself going from tasks like chopping onions to rolling a log of shortbread dough. These two things should NOT go together, which was why I was super excited when the folks at Kirk’s Soap offered to send me their new line of odor-neutralizing hand soaps.
I’ve tried pretty much every hack in the book for removing kitchen odors – lemon, toothpaste, even those stainless steel bars. Some of these worked, but none on the more stubborn smells.
Kirk’s is unique in that they use something called “natural vegetable fermentation” technology – similar to some natural deodorants – to actually eradicate (not just mask) those yucky smells.
I had the opportunity to test-run this soap on the very day I received it. I was making shrimp fajitas for dinner, and this was going to be a challenge. Not only is there a red onion to slice up, but I mix up the shrimp and veggies by hand, leaving those hands in a less-than-fragrant state.
I used the Rosemary & Sage wash and the first thing I noticed was how heavenly it smelled – really delicious yet not perfume-y at all. I tend to favor kitchen soaps that smell like ingredients you’d actually find in your kitchen and this was divine.
Next I noticed how creamy and soothing it was – my hands felt so soft afterward, and since Noah often washes his hands at the kitchen sink, I really appreciate the gentle formula.
Now for the test – were my hands truly odor-free?
I’m thrilled to have a multi-tasker on my counter, and love that I can happily support this sister- and mom-owned company.
Note: I was not compensated for this post. Kirk’s Soap sent me their collection of hand washes to sample in exchange for an honest review. All comments and opinions are – as always – completely my own.