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.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 05, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I like Dr. Bonner's soap better. Not a bad product just prefer others.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 17, 2010 | Verified Purchase
Took a while to get used to the smell. Works well.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 26, 2016 | Verified Purchase
Quite dry on skin and also don't like the smell
Posted by karishma on Jun 10, 2012 | Verified Purchase
I love this one best out of all the range!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 09, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I ordered three of these and I use as a body and face wash and shampoo. So far I love, love, love it on my skin and you will need to use a loofah sponge to get the best lather. It takes out all the extra oils without it being to dry and then I follow up with pure shea butter as a moisturizer. As a shampoo it gets my hair pretty clean but it doesn't lather very good and doesn't reach my scalp. I have alot of thick hair so I may go back to using regular shampoo to get a clean scalp.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 06, 2016 | Verified Purchase
Husband uses this also for body wash/shampoo. Seems to work for him.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
feels very healthy soap. almost no smell so i have added my own assents and now its perfect!!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 07, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Love it, inexpensive product and it is moisture enough for summer time. I will apply with moisturiser or oil after shower when winter. Stay clean , not dry, inexpensive that are what we want to have for a shower gel
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
great soap. Please use 5 percent H L L 4 4 1 (n o space)
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 01, 2017 | Verified Purchase
didnt expect it smells so good! will reorder it !