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Great product

Posted by Reviewer1005838 on Nov 26, 2014

I have been really impressed with this product. The smell was different to what I had expected and initially I wasn't sure about it, it has quite a stong sandalwood or patchouli type aroma. However the smell has grown on me and I have decided I quite like it. I have used it for washing hair and I have been really impressed by how soft my hair feels afterwards and it gives it a lovely curl. I still use a bit of conditioner after as I have dry hair, but you dont really need to. For washing body it is lovely, not as foaming as other body washes, but I would prefer that to extra chemicals. As a face wash, it is great. BUT I have noticed it really stings if you get it in your eye, so be careful of that. I have also used it to make a foaming hand wash by diluting with water and putting in a foam pump, and have made a surface cleaning spray by putting in a spray bottle with vinegar and water. I would give 5 stars if it wasn't so stingy in the eyes. I am not sure if all castile/black soaps are like this, or just this one.

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smells manly -IMO

Posted by Reviewer2697166 on Jan 08, 2010

At first I was rather put off by the smell. It is like a cross between a man's aftershave and an industrial strength floor cleaner!! It cleans real good though! I have figured out that the smell is okay if I make sure to put a nice smelling lotion on afterward.

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Like this soap

Posted by Reviewer2033714 on Aug 07, 2010

I like this soap. I had to get used to the smell, but it seems to work as well as the reviewers noted.

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Good stuff

Posted by Reviewer2491450 on Aug 30, 2010

I use this as an everything soap.the only soap thats better is the Pure Black soap with shea butter.

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Very gentle soap

Posted by organicreviews on Sep 22, 2010

Can be used for whole body. It is also good for hair.

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pure black soap

Posted by Reviewer2815068 on Dec 13, 2010

very fine smell, does not drying my skin, I like it!!

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Great Value

Posted by Reviewer1991512 on Mar 02, 2011

I really like this soap, as it suds well and washes off without residue. I use it for my entire body, including face and hair. It smells nice, but natural, and I like the purported health benefits, although it doesn't seem to prevent zits. Waaaa!

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good product

Posted by Reviewer2594547 on Mar 07, 2011

I like Dr Woods soaps, but I found the black soap to be my least favourite. its quite runny and the smell is not the greatest. I use it for cleaning my face in the shower and it does not give you the tight face you get with some soaps so I like it because of this. I still get the odd blemish, but I wouldn't want to use anything other than natural soap on my face.

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Posted by Reviewer3014201 on Mar 08, 2011

it doesn't foam very well. it is good for greasy, acne skin, because it's drying a little bit. irritative my eyes and pimple.

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great soap-free cleaser for body and face

Posted by Reviewer1490671 on Mar 08, 2011

I love this liquid black soap for my face and body. it exfoliates gently, hence, great for everyday use on the face. Though, it is too watery and a little strong for my hair. I think it is great for hair if only use once a week as a clarifying shampoo.

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