Sample of the week: Malibu Heat soap shot from Tara’s Candle Cottage

taras-candle-cottage-malibu-heat-soap-shot-webI received a sample of the relatively new soap shots from Tara’s Candle Cottage in one of my recent orders. The soap shots are small, round pieces of soap poured into the clear cups that I typically associate with wax melt scent shots. The soap shot is approximately 1 ounce and usually sells for $1 each on the website.

The soap shot I had was Malibu Heat. I don’t see a scent description on the website, but I’m assuming this was a version of the Bath & Body Works’ fragrance: A beachy mix of pineapple & orange drenched in coconut milk. 

The soap shot had a tropical vibe label on it with palm trees lining a beachfront at sunset. The scent name and company name were easily found on the label. The soap was a mossy green color. I almost mistook this for a wax melt and plunked it into my melter! It looked and felt a little different from the wax melts, though, so that’s what saved the little guy.


I like the idea of the soap shot – easy to remove from the cup, small enough to fit easily in your hands, but big enough to use for several washings and get a good feel for the soap. I used this soap all week in my powder room and still have plenty of the bar left. I liked the scent, but it wasn’t really fruity to me. The scent may not have been patterned after the B&BW scent, though, so that’s on me. I would describe it as fresh and clean with a little hint of sweetness. The scent was light and pleasing while washing but didn’t linger once washed off. I had to work at getting a good lather with this soap shot, but the lather I did get was light and creamy. My hands felt fairly smooth after using the bar. I didn’t rush immediately to put on lotion, but I did feel that I needed some. taras-candle-cottage-malibu-heat-soap-shot-closeup

The full size soap bars are shea butter, averaging 6 ounces each for $5. I think that’s a great price for a handmade soap bar and I would certainly buy a full sized bar to try after using this sample.

Happy candle burning ~

Author: Andrea

Andrea is the voice behind Candle Scoop. She is a long-standing member of Candlefind and loves all things scented. While she enjoys scents across the spectrum, she is a die-hard bakery and fresh-scent fan. She enjoys rooting out bargains and candle discounts, but she won't hesitate to pamper herself with a luxury brand. When not writing or talking about candles, she enjoys spectator sports and playing with her pups. Andrea would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact!

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