Indigo Wild Zum Bar Goats Milk Soap
Pros: clean fresh scent, rinses clean, non-drying, gentle, good sudsing, great for whole family.
Cons: bars are small and don't last long enough for the money.
Only downside is the cost (I paid $5.50 a bar) and size of bar(smaller). Zum soap is the best! If we could only afford it all the time...
Pros: long lasting smell, truly moisturizing, minimal environmental impact, fun-loving soap maker!
Cons: More information needed on packaging
Here's what's inside: Saponified 100% food grade olive oil, coconut, palm and caster oils, goat's milk, herbs, pure essential oils, fragrance oil and aloe.
Although they don't list every pure essential oil on the packaging, you can go to their website and get more information on the ingredients. The packaging is small (also an environmental plus!) so it's hard to fit everything on the label before making it so small you would need a magnifying glass (which too many commercial soap makers like to do).
Eris is right about this soap not drying out your skin. In fact it is a strong moisturizer because of the goat's milk base. Goat's milk is used widely as a strong moisturizer because it contains whey protein and lactose, which are good for exfoliating the skin. the pH levels in goat's milk is similar to that of human skin so it's safe to use for all kinds of skin types. Every Zum Bar is made with a smoothing goat's milk base.
If the soap is too expensive at $5.00 for just 3 oz. you can buy it at www.SoapHope.com for a few bucks less. You will still be supporting the original maker and you have the chance to support women entrepreneurs through Soap Hope's microlending efforts. At Sope Hope we only sell what we personally use, so you get our stamp of approval on this product!
Soap Hope Supporter and Suds Sooth Sayer
I agree with the others who say that the soap is quite pricey for the size - but I love these soaps. I get mine at Soap Hope (www.soaphope.com) where they sell for a LOT less than retail. They also have other really excellent all-natural soaps like Fraiche and A Wild Soap Bar. I paid $3.99 for the Zum Bar soap on the soaphope.com site. Also they ship the soap in something called an "Ugly Box" which is made of reused cardboard - a very cool idea that more businesses should emulate. Their site also explains that they invest their profits in microloans for women entrepreneurs. I really like the Soap Hope folks and recommend them to you.
Pros: smeels good lasts doesn't fade good quality low price
Cons: needs better packaging caseu some bars are kinda fading when you buy them
Love the flavors of these soaps they do a good job aand last and great prices.
This flavor is a personal favorite is reminiscent of Baby Jesus.
I have to start by saying that I love natural soaps and this is one of my favorites. My husband on the other hand is not a fan of essential oils and he thinks their smell is too strong for him. I was shocked to hear that he loved the smell of this soap and this is when we started fighting over it! It is not drying on the skin and leaves a wonderful smell that we both love (we use Ylang Ylang and Frankinsence and Myrrh)! I have also tried other scents by this soap, but these seem to be our favorites. The only drawback is the price, the bars are too small and sell for almost $5 and at the rate we go through them it is becoming a luxury...
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