Haus of Gloi – Snow Wolf Pumpkin Butter and Snow Wolf Soft Bubbling Scrub

The Haus of Gloi fascination continues with their Snow Wolf Pumpkin Butter and Snow Wolf Soft Bubbling Scrub – both limited edition products from their Yule Tide 2010 Collection.

The products themselves are of excellent quality. The Pumpkin Butter is one of the best body moisturisers I’ve ever come across. It’s rich, but sinks into the skin easily, so there’s no waiting around for those moisturiser streaks to disappear.  The Pumpkin Butter also makes skin silky smooth to the touch – even on feet.

The Soft Bubbling Scrub is an effective yet gentle scrub for use on the body. It’s quite firm, but lathers into a delightfully moisturising mix that is not too abrasive on skin. I enjoy using this scrub on my legs, then once the sugar particles have dissolved, using the remaining lather to shave my legs. The skin on my legs can become irritated after shaving, but never with this technique.

As for the scent, Snow Wolf is described as “three howling firs, whitened frankincense, vanilla bean husk, tainted by droplets of blood cedar”.  In the jar, this scent is very ho-hum, smelling like something vaguely medicinal to me.  However, on the body, Snow Wolf burgeons into an incense-laden ancient cathedral at Christmas.  On me, frankincense is front and centre, with shadows of fir and cedar in the background. I can’t detect any vanilla bean husk, unless it has been used to take a little potential bitterness out of the frankincense.  I find this scent very comforting.

The Soft Bubbling Scrub has the same scent, but because a scrub is a ‘wash on, wash off’ affair, I only get the inital medicinal notes that I am ambivalent about.  However, I’m definitely going to re-order the Pumpkin Butter, and as I’m a sucker for body products that pair together, I’ll buy the matching scub too.

Snow Wolf Pumpking Butter costs USD $10 and the Snow Wolf Soft Bubbling Scrub costs USD $9 for full sized (6 oz) jars. Shipping to Australia cost me USD $9.00.

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11 Responses to Haus of Gloi – Snow Wolf Pumpkin Butter and Snow Wolf Soft Bubbling Scrub

  1. Dee says:

    Their packaging is so cool – I just love it.

    I’m currently roadtesting the Yuletide Sampler perfume oils, and I have a sample size of the bubbling scrub in Parkin to test out. Woo!

    Yours is the second rave for the moisturiser I’ve read this morning. That’s going on my list of things to check out for sure.

  2. Jade says:

    Haus of Gloi has to be one of the best discoveries of the year I’m thinking. I want soo many things from there now including this after reading your review!!! :D

  3. Stacey says:

    Great review. Still haven’t hauled anything from Haus of Gloi but I’m learning more about what I might like as I go along :)

  4. Claire says:

    This sounds like such a great product, I took a look at their site and now want everything.
    Great blog btw :D

  5. Dempeaux says:

    @Dee It is really impressive packaging. I feel guilty throwing it away!

    I’m interested to see what you think of the Parkin. I’m thinking of throwing the moisturiser into my next order, but I’ll wait for your review :)

    The moisturiser is so beautiful. I love the way it makes my skin feel and I love waiting for the scent to open up.

    @Jade I agree! It’s great to see indie sellers making it big too.

  6. Dempeaux says:

    @Stacey It’s addictive! I like my scents to be non-foody, but if you like foody scents there’ll be even more to love! The quality of the products is fantastic too.

    @Claire Thankyou! :) They’re a great company to deal with. Exploring the website is half the fun!

  7. Amy says:

    I haven’t quite cottoned on to the Haus of Gloi mania yet – is it really that great?

  8. I think I’ve only tried the Snow Wolf butter once, I know what you mean about the medicinal smell. Unfortunately as I’ve only put it on just before bed I haven’t been able to enjoy the mature smell. I will give it a go tomorrow and see how it works with my skin chemistry.

    I got a salt scrub in my order and I’m kicking myself for not getting a bubbling scrub instead. They sound like are really interesting texture. The pumpkin butters are lovely, I’m very pleased with how creamy and moisturising they are. So far my favourite scent has been Samhain. I really hope they release it again next Halloween.
    Jane x

  9. Dempeaux says:

    @ Amy I think the quality of the products, the price, and the sellers are all excellent, but what will really make the difference between liking it and not will be finding a scent that you like. Some of them are ‘foody’, which I’m personally not a fan of, but have a read of the website and see if any of the descriptions appeal :)

    @Jane I tried it exactly the same way to begin with! I tried it before bed and didn’t get any of the developed scent at all! I haven’t tried the salt scrub yet as I’ve been so pleased with the texture of the bubbling scrub, but I imagine both are lovely. The pumpkin butters are brilliant moisturisers, and I wish I’d tried Samhain over Halloween! Next year, it’s mine.

  10. Suzanne says:

    boyfriend gave me the Absinthe Bubbling scrub about a week ago, and I am completely addicted. The smell is crazy powerful in the jar, but on the skin its really subtle and lovely. It also does some strange things to menfolk. Three different people (one being my partner) have become a little bit infatuated with this smell. And it’s not foody at ALL, you really should try it. I dont love the smell of absinthe istself, but this is a very abstract interpretation of absinthe. yum.

  11. Dempeaux says:

    @ Suzanne I’m definitely going to try Absinthe in my next order – thanks for the tip! :)

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