Snail Soaps

Posted October 22nd, 2011 in Ume's Interests 2 Comments »

If you are a regular Umeboss reader, you may probably know how much I’m afraid of snails….  They are the reason why I can’t go out for a walk in winter.  My house gets a LOT of snails during winter.  Everywhere.  Even on the wall, in the mail box, and on top of my strawberry seedlings.

That’s why I freaked out when I knew that soaps made with snail extracts are getting popular in Japan.  I mean, extract from snails.  I do not want to rub that on my body….

There are many beauty products across the world which are made with extracts, shells, and bodies/organs of living creatures.  But, this one really shocked me.  I know French people eat snails, and maybe it’s not a big deal that people use snails to moisturize their bodies, but I can’t even imagine about it in my head (><)

And, it’s not only one company selling this snail soaps.  There are many.

Does it really work?  … I don’t care.  Even if it works like a magic, I don’t think I’d ever want to use it on my body…

2 Comments on “Snail Soaps”

  1. 1 Megan said at 2:13 pm on October 24th, 2011:

    Yuk – they are so horrible. I was shocked to see the photo of a snail on your blog. I had to scroll past really quickly! I am so scared of them too! I can’t even look at a photo!
    When do you head off to Japan (to not buy snail soap)?

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 6:38 pm on October 24th, 2011:

    Hi Megan

    I’m surprised that many people are into these snail products in Japan! There are snail lotions etc too…
    I’m leaving Perth on 18th of November 🙂 Less than 1 month to go already!

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