The first part of this two-post series, featuring the Redwin Coal Tar Fragrance Shampoo, can be read here.
Nowadays, I use bath soaps that contain tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) – which is known for its antibacterial properties. However, soaps that contain the compound are often expensive, with the cheapest ones costing P100 ($1.96) per piece. I managed to buy affordable soaps back then at P50 ($0.98) per piece sold in the famous white-sand destination Boracay, but that was years ago.
Given that Shopee had an abundance of sellers on the platform, I also took the chance to look for affordable tea tree oil soaps. Fortunately, I found one that sells the soaps for P35 ($0.68) so I bought two to begin with.
Just like the earlier tar shampoo I purchased, the seller packed the soaps well. Apparently, the seller based in the northern city of Valenzuela in the National Capital Region also sold herbal pillows. These herbal pillows contain a mix of herbs, grains and essential oils – instead of the cotton stuffing – to promote natural healing. They can also be steamed or put in the microwave oven for use as a hot compress, or refrigerated for use as a cold compress.
The first thing I noticed with this soap was its square shape. Most tea tree oil soaps I’ve used before often had a rectangular shape. Based on experience, square-shaped soaps are often meant for use on the face – but I didn’t mind as I planned to use this as a body soap.
As of writing, there’s still more of the first soap I opened for use. When it comes to the effects of using tea tree oil soap, I definitely recommend it due to its benefits. I no longer had acne breakouts with frequent use, and any zit that developed quickly dried out. Wounds and scabs also healed quickly.
Overall, I have been satisfied with the goods I ordered from Shopee and its in-house courier service Shopee Xpress. The only suggestion I have is that if it was possible to consolidate two or more different orders into one delivery to save up on time, fuel, and packaging – all the better.
To illustrate my point, the shampoo I purchased came from a seller based in one city. Meanwhile, the soap came from another seller in another city. Both were delivered to different logistics and dispatch hubs in the metro, and both arrived at my doorstep on two separate days.
However, wouldn’t it be better if both my orders were sent to one hub for consolidation before they were sent over to me? That way, I get two items with one delivery and I need not wait two separate days just to get the items I bought online. But in the end, I guess separate deliveries are what’s best for business.
How about you? Do you use tea tree oil and other natural anti-bacterial soaps? How was your experience using them?
I’ll end this two-part series at this point. Until the next post, keep it here on The Monching’s Guide!