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  1. I don’t even use bar soap, and so skip the whole debate. Dr. Bronner’s unscented baby soap all the way. :) I put it in a foaming soap dispenser at the sink, and we both use it for body wash too. Works great.

    • Erica

      That is a great idea to use dr. Bronner’s in a soap dispenser! Do you put it in full strength or dilute it a bit?

    • Jen

      I do that too and put lemon essential oil in the one at my kitchen sink. The pump gets stuck a lot though. Do yiu have that problem? Have you dond a way to solve it?

      • Hm, nope. I think it depends on your pump, not on the soap. :)

      • Laura

        Dr. Bronner’s website specifically addressed this issue. The regular castile soap is NOT to be used in a traditional pump bottle because it clogs and can then squirt out in all directions (into your eyes). They made new formulation to be used in pump bottle. But the regular can be used in FOAMING soap dispenser with no problem. That’s what we do. 2 tbsp Dr. Bronner to 1 cup water. Awesome.

  2. Jennifer

    I buy my soap from the farmer where I get my milk. A neighbor of his makes it. It contains vegetable oils, lye, and all kinds of yummy smelling herbs and essential oils. With that being said, I don’t use soap on my face.

  3. Ani

    I make my own bar soap. Some I make from grassfed beef tallow and I use it for dishes and laundry. I also make some from olive oil and coconut oil which we use for showering. My family prefers liquid soap for handwashing so I put Dr. Bronner’s in our foaming dispensers.

  4. Linda

    Thanks for your insights on bar soap. My husband loves Kirk’s Castile soap and it leaves his skin very soft. Someday I’d like to try making my own.

  5. I use liquid soap instead of bar soap (Dr. Bronner’s and Burt’s Bees). I have been happy with both. :)

  6. Ann

    I just wanted to say that I LOVE your blog! Thanks for taking the time to share such great knowledge! I’ve enjoyed trying some of your recipes and love them so far. I also wanted to chime in that I stopped using Zote or Fels-Naptha for my laundry detergent, partially because of the very strong unnatural smell and the fact that Fels-Naptha contains talc which I try to avoid. I’ve been using either Castille soap (Dr. Bronner’s) or the Whole Foods brand of plain glycerin soap in my laundry detergent and it works great! :)

  7. Okay, so now that I’m completely disenchanted with my soap choice (Dove) I’m wondering if you have a recipe for making my own?

  8. Trisarahtops7

    I use Dr. Bronner’s for pretty much everything-face, hair, body, bathroom cleaning-and I just recently purchased two yummy soap bars from Growing Power (if you don’t know what that is, I highly recommend you google it-you’ll fall in love:) ). One of these bars is called “Lemongrass Safari Soap” and contains, precisely:

    Saponified oils of soybean
    Coconut
    Olive
    Chamomile tea
    Beeswax
    Crushed and dried organic lemongrass
    Essential oils of lemongrass and spearmint

    Doesn’t that sound like the most heavenly, deliciously crunchy cleansing soap you could ever imagine?!

  9. I’ve been making our soap for over a year and I wouldn’t use anything else. I’ve tried the soapnuts – making up a solution for the dishes – didn’t work real well. I’ve not tried them for the washing machine since I have a front loader. Not sure what to do with them for the front loader! Great info on soap.

  10. Twylia

    the day i made the connection between soap scum on my bathroom walls (non-porous surface) and soap scum on my body (completely porous surface) i stopped using ‘normal’, mainstream, over the counter whatever soap and switched to castile soap. the transition was not easy at first, because it took my body a little while to adjust and I tried many different forms of ‘natural’ soap…but now, I use nothing but castile. I use the liquid version of Dr. Bronners and find that if I give it enough love (four or five rotations in between the palms) that it gets super moussey (lathery) and cleans me perfectly. I did NOT make the animal connection, so thank you for making that clear…it certainly puts a whole new light on how to live cleaner…even through your skin. Animal glop with hormones, antibiotic residue on my skin (completely porous surface)? No thank you! xoxoxo

  11. Funny thing, I haven´t used commercially made soap for years until the other day quite by chance. It was supposed to be for sensitive skin… and then this happened. http://lisepunch.blogspot.com/2011/07/note-to-self-stay-away-from-soap-for.html

    I won’t be doing that again any time soon.

  12. Alice

    I use South of France bar soap. I threw away the ingredients list but as far as I know, it’s all natural and made of oils from plants.

    • Ashley S.

      I use that as well. Very nice stuff. I have topical allergy issues and for the longest time thought I was allergic to fragrances. Turns out I am only allergic topically and Asthmatically. I can use bar soap, “perfume”, and fragrance oil diffusers made only with essential oils and I am perfectly fine.
      My skin still how ever revolts at the slightest hint of detergent. even on dried clothes or bed sheets.

  13. Alice

    Oh- and about the cow fat: It doesn’t freak me out because I kind of already knew about it… :P

    Also, castile soap always leaves a greasy residue on my skin and hair for some reason. Maybe it’s our hard water?

  14. My husband just asked me last night what Castile soap was. (He loves your new Coconut-Castile shampoo that I made him, btw) :) One of our local stores has Dr. Bronner’s liquid in bulk which is great (we can refill our own bottles and pay by the ounce).

    We don’t really use bar soap, but I do use Kirk’s in the laundry soap I make. (And Kirk’s bars are also less expensive than Bronner’s, at least around here.)

    I’ve used Cetaphil cleanser on my face for the last few years but when I ran out recently I started using the OCM and I’m hooked. No going back now. And while I don’t have a problem with the idea of tallow in soaps… I sure don’t like the idea of antibiotic/hormone residue on my face. Thanks but, no thanks. I truly had no idea. Crunchy Betty to the rescue once more!

    • Lisa truitt

      There wouldn’t be any of that even from conventionally raised animals. That is one of those myths that goes around that no one ever provides any documentation for. Don Matez was smart enough to question it and do the research to find out if this is true and it isn’t. He was very thorough and found data from many sources including third party independent labs. They found that it would take like 200 pounds of beef to get less than one percent of the amount of your own endogenous estrogen production. You won’t be able to find dons articles on conventional meat because he deleted them. Being the lover of pastured meat that he is it just killed him to have to report the truth that conventional meat is not oozing with hormones and antibiotics like the vegetarian environmentalist propaganda claims. You can however find a summary of it by Chis Kresser if you google his name followed by conventional meat. Don remarked that it is really not all that surprising because animals have a detoxification organ called the liver that removes the vast majority of toxins animal foods enen conventional are far less toxic than organic cabbage for instance. There are many toxins in plants that our livers have to clear and levels of toxins are way higher in plants than animals because animals don’t have toxins distributed through their tissues to protect themselves from predetors and have livers that remove any they consume.

      • Brigitte

        Thank you! We raise all of our grassfed pastured meat, grow our own veggies and make our own soap/cleaning products. That said, I profoundly despise propaganda of any kind, and am actually a believer in science. If the science does not advantage my own personal choices or my family’s business or my way of life, so be it, I will continue to live the way I do regardless. I believe it’s important to know the truth always.

  15. Yeah, that’s … ew. I can’t remember the last time I used a bar of soap. I’ve been using Dr. Bronner’s, liquid, since I can remember, since I was a teenager anyway (and whoa, long time). Before that, my bought bought us Pears soap. I have never in my adult life bought a commercially made bar of soap :)

  16. I didn’t know about this, but I don’t use bar soap anyway, because it’s a breeding ground for bacteria. I mean, think about it: you use it to wash off all the yucky bits, and then you set it down and leave it until next time. What do you think is happening at that bar in the meantime? Those bacteria are ordering up themselves a Fungus Martini, that’s what they’re doing. Ever wonder why soap turns yellow if you let it sit too long? That’s why. Yuck.

    I have an aunt who refuses to use anything BUT Ivory bar soap, and she brings it with her when she visits! By the time she leaves, my bathroom is a sticky, soap-scummy mess. *gag*

    The only thing I can say in bar soap’s favor is that it makes my trash smell nice when I throw it out.

    ~Ness

  17. Btw, OMG, YOU HAVE A TROLL!!!!! AHHH!! That’s freakin’ awesome, I used to have a thousand of those things. *sigh* Trollz, Care Bears, and Strawberry Shortcake (the older version) – good ol’ days, weren’t they?

  18. kylieonwheels

    Hello – first time commenter – greetings from down under :-)

    Remember Fight Club? That’s how I knew about soap…ewwww! Making my own soap is on the list of things I’d like to do this year. I’ve sussed out the suppliers of ingredients (here in Aust) but I just need to make time and a space in the garage.

    I have eased off on the soap usage too, just keep a bar of minimal-evilness stuff in the shower for the smelly bits, and a bar at the kitchen sink for dirty gardening/bike hands.

    Love ya blog, looking forward to more :-)

    • Crunchy Betty

      Hilarious. I’m so glad you brought up Fight Club, because it was on my mind the WHOLE time I was writing this post. I just couldn’t figure out how to work a reference in without being weird. Ha.

      Welcome!

  19. I make my own soaps! :-)

  20. Lianne

    I use an an natural bar from a Canadian company called Earth to Body, I love their Emu Neem soap bar…I have super sensitive skin and it’s the only thing I’ve tried so far that doesn’t cause a break-out of my rosacea. Their moisturizing lotion is also amazing! However, I do buy Dr. Bronner’s for my kids and shower use, will try it on my face and see how it goes. Thanks, and thanks to all the poster’s love the tips for using Castile soap!!

  21. katherine

    I LOVE my Sappo Hill Soap! We’ve used it for a few years now and absolutely love the round bars!

  22. Andrea

    I switched to Dr. Bronners a couple of months ago but I noticed that the lather washes off too quickly and I have to keep squirting it over and over when I shower. I think that’s just because it rinses off too easily (which technically is a good thing, but annoying when showering). I’ve also been using Kirks Castile on my hair and I love it. It leaves my hair squeaky clean and fluffy, just need to make sure to use conditioner afterwards. I also use Kirks Castile on my homemade laundry soap. Thinking of just leaving Dr. Bronner’s just for hand washing because of the lather problem and just using Kirk’s for body and hair as well. That should simplify things in the shower anyway. When I read about the homemade coconut shampoo I thought it very appropriate that I was already washing my hair with coconut soap :)

  23. Margie

    What, no Old Spice?!? I was anticipating seeing it on the tallowate list and it was nary to be found. I personally think it’s made up of the Grim Reaper’s sweat, puppy tears rocket fuel. But that’s just me.
    I’m looking into making my own soap, and sort of got all excited about trying to make my own lye. I think that might be going to far for personal comfort. I don’t want to have a vat of lye in my back yard for my kid, the new dog or some random coyote to dump over onto themselves. eep.
    Anyhoo, thanks for the info, it makes me excited to begin my foray into the world of homemade vegetable based soaps. I already have sunflower oil infusing with lilac for my maiden voyage. woo hoo!

  24. Yikes! Now how am I supposed to shower tomorrow?!? I’ve been reading Crunchy Betty for a while now and love your recipes and humor. You’ve gotten me excited about making my own soap products, but I’ve been dragging my feet. However, this information just might kick my butt into gear a bit faster.

    Thanks again for bringing these facts to light (even if I am totally grossed out right now). I’m gonna have to watch Fight Club again now too.

  25. kylieonwheels

    I propose a soap making challenge!

  26. Jen

    Huh. Just got some new special *sparkle sparkle* soapy products (shampoo, bar soap, tub cleaner, etc.) from some company called Melaleuca. Supposed to be good for you. Google it sometime.

    • Crunchy Betty

      Hey – will you do me a GIANT favor and post the ingredients on the products here for me? I’d like to see what’s in their stuff, and the ingredients list is nearly impossible to find online. (Which is a really sketchy sign … and I’ve heard rumblings that they’re not, well, all that full of “Wellness,” but I’d like to know for myself.)

  27. Emily (eakelp)

    Just switched over to Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint soap bar a few months ago and i love it. Tried the Almond one as well but the Peppermint is so strong in smell and it gives me that tingly peppermint feel afterwards. Tried the liquid diluted with water but didnt lather very well so maybe if I get a dispenser that might work. Will try that out next time as i need to get a big bottle of it anyway.

  28. Jen

    Yeah . . . I looked all over the soap wrapper, and I can’t find any ingredients list. (sketchy indeed) But here’s what’s in the shampoo: water, sodium coco-sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, butylene glycol, disodium oleamido MIPA– ugh, this list goes on and on. Anyhow, it lists a few more chemicals, (all near the top of the list) and then lots of plant extracts. Rosemary, nettle, apple, bayberry, blueberry, sage, and a few more. It’s obviously got plenty of natural ingredients, but lots of chemicals, too.

  29. Melody

    I’ve been using Dr.Bronners Castile soap as a body soap for a couple of weeks now and have noticed that it makes my skin very very itchy. I’ve read somewhere that diluting with water could be helpful. Has anyone else experienced this? Any tips?

    • Crunchy Betty

      You could try diluting it – or, if you’re so inclined, rinse your body with a diluted solution of apple cider vinegar after washing (this would be a good thing to do no matter what kind of “soap” you use, as all soap is going to lower your skin’s pH a LOT). Say, 1 Tbsp per 1 cup of water ACV dilution.

      Hope this helps!

      • TXmagCA

        Very interesting reading indeed. I think soap would increase your skin’s pH as it is a base. The higher the pH the higher the number soad would increase. No biggie but science momma here has to say it. Going to get Kirk’s Castile and Dr. Bronner’s and try them out. I started by researching since our Zest bars have decreased in size (which means increased in cost) and they go away so quickly. I too have worried that what I see on my shower walls is what is in my pores.

  30. Anonymous

    thank you so much! before reading this I was so confused about the differences between soap this is really helpful

  31. TinaMarie Silveira

    I live within a 50 mile radius of a tallow plant.  50 mile radius…and there are days I get a wiff of “the smell” it puts off.  It is indescribable. Truly.  It is out in the country between my town and the town I do my major shopping in, and on those days that I can smell it from my house, I do not go to the next town.  

    That being said, where I live, it is surrounded almost entirely by dairy farms.  This is Ag Country 101 here, and everyone knows, when a cow dies on a farm, REGARDLESS of what it dies from (keep that in mind), it is drug to the end of the dairy’s road, left for the tallow truck to come by to lift it into it’s truck in the most inhumane way (thankfully, the poor animal is already dead), and taken away to the plant, where…well, I will spare you the details here. 

    If Crunchy Betty (which btw, I LOVE this blog!) has not convinced you yet to not use or consume anything with tallow in it, please let this post spark an interest into really knowing what is in the products that you use.  The thought of tallow as “just animal fat” is bad enough, but knowing how it is harvested… even too much for this country girl!

  32. The soap I use and love is by Chagrin Valley (hope that was okay to put). I even wash my hair with it and it is working wonderfully. Would love to try many of them but I am sensitive to odors and Shea butter (latex sensitive).

    Ingredients:

    Saponified extra virgin olive oil infused with
    organic calendula;

    olive oil;
    water;

    organic calendula petals.

  33. Well crap!  I just bought a big pack of Dove soap.  Sigh.  I should have known it was filled with evil and sadness.  Hahaha… thanks for the article.  The troll photo made me laugh and the writing was, as ever, well done.  I have been kicking around making my own soap but until I get the gumption I will make the change to Castile.  :)

  34. Olgalamador

    how about caress? does it have animal fat?

  35. Sarah

    Ok, so I’ve recently been getting crunchy and eliminating shampoos, conditioners, lotions, etc. from my bathroom and using natural products (baking soda, ACV, coconut oil,…). My Dove body wash has been the last thing remaining in my shower…figured I’d use it all up instead of throwing it out. Out of curiosity, I perused the ingredients the other day to see what kind of chemicals I was slathering on my skin. Low and behold, I came across the word tallowate. I couldn’t believe it…thought, no, it must mean something else and just happens to have an animal fat root-word. So here I am, looking up tallowate and came across this post, (LOVE me some Crunch Betty…only discovered you a few weeks ago but I’m hooked) albeit a little late. I feel so disillusioned and grossed out (and a tiny bit violated) that I’ve been washing with animal fat. A bar of soap I would have looked at but for some naive reason I thought a liquid body wash would be free from animal products. Not so, it seems! I should probably mention that I’m a vegetarian and that is why I am so grossed out by this. So, in conclusion, don’t just check your bar soap; check those body washes as well!

  36. Dian

    Just because a bar has tallow in it does not make it bad. I make soap from tallow that would generally be thrown away. I also use olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax. My bars do not contain any other preservatives, other than some vitamin e oil. Tallow is “GREAT” in soap, makes it very creamy and mild. I don’t see the problem in using an ingredient that would normally be thrown out, and making it into a lovely simple and non-toxic product.

  37. I am happy this article was posted. I do not eat cows and I certainly do not wish to lather my skin with them either. Part of me already knew this but “chose” to forget. Back to the drawing board for what soap I am going to use…

  38. Cameo

    well —if we didnt use all that fatty mess leftover from the slaughterhouses—-we would sure have a fattysloppy mess on our hands wouldnt we? AND–since we have been doing this for centuries now—and no one has died from this—-IM GONNA SAY—–oh well and keep on using my dove and tone—-LOL

  39. I don’t have a problem with the cow tallow As Much as all the other crap thats in any soap

  40. Lisa truitt

    I have made soap from tallow several times. It’s great soap. Got my tallow from Amish folks. My recipe has coconut oil in it too.

  41. Adrienne

    What do you use to wash your body? I am thinking of using castile soap, or using soap nuts (I just don’t like the idea of having to worry about shelf life).

    • donna

      Try making your own body wash with Kirk’s Castile – melt a grated bar in about 1 3/4 cup water, and add whatever oil you moisturize with – olive, sunflower, grapeseed, coconut, doesn’t matter. Personalize it to fit your skin type. This is what I just started doing and love it. I moisturize with grapeseed oil and wash my face with the oil cleansing method. Loving how inexpensive this is and how well it all works!

      • Adrienne

        Speaking of moisturizer… I read somewhere (wish I could remember where) that you can use one of those oil sprayers (the kind so you don’t have to use Pam) to spray on the oil and get more even coverage. I really want to try it!b

        • donna

          i just buy a little 2 oz travel spray bottle at walmart for a buck and fill it with grape seed oil. i use the 3 oz flip top style for my ocm stuff – but you can spray it straight onto your skin and i have never had a problem with clogging in these bottles.

  42. donna

    I recently started using Kirk’s Castile but I melt it in water and add sunflower or grape seed oil to it. Just made about 50 ounces for around $4.00. Been using it for 4 days and am loving it. I have thought about using Dr. Bronner’s but can’t really bring myself to pay the price for the liquid. I might have to invest in a few bars to make some body wash with to try. I have psoriasis so I like to make sure what I use is going to rinse off well, and not dry me out. I have been spending so much on Dove and Oil of Olay body washes for years. No more of that! Now that I now how to make my own semi-homemade personalized to fit my needs, that is the way it will stay!

    • Adrienne

      I love this idea. I live in a small town and the pharmacy actually has bars of Kirk’s or really cheap. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, so my skin is very flexabke and stretchy. But very prone to scaring and skin sensitivities. I have to be careful what I use. I’ve been using Basis Sensitive bar for about a year now, and it is nice but it also just isn’t “crunchy” enough. Although none of the ingredients are on the “bad” list.

      You should invest in the liquid Bronners though. It is amazing, I use it for so much; making soft scrub, cleaning make up brushes, making my all purpose stay, cleaning my cervical collar (because of Ehlers Danlos I have to wear a neck brace, which is annoying, and the foam needs cleaned everyday (or other if I am being lazy). Seriously it is just ask important as vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol in my cleaning kit. A little goes a long way, as far as cleaning goes . But I probably wouldn’t use it to make a body wash because that would be expensive.

      Using the OCM (my first week)
      I am already in love! I was just showing off my blend to my sister :)

      • donna

        check into the grape seed oil as it contains natural vitamin e. E helps reduce scarring. Grape seed helps to firm up your skin. Do your research first and make sure this is right for you. I would hate for you to make a decision that could hurt your skin more! thanks for the info on the bronner’s. i have read about it so much so will definitely make the investment.

  43. Ana

    I’m absolutely horrified about animal tallowate! I’m not vegetarian/vegan by a long mile but just the mere thought of it being in soap gives new meaning to “(animal) stock cubes”.I cook with it but I didn’t realize most soaps in the supermarkets have it too so essentially, we bathe with what we cook with?

    • Jim

      Animal fat is not *in* the soap, but it is used to *make* the soap. Soap requires fat, whether animal or plant sourced, as an “ingredient”, but the soap-making process converts the fat to a different molecule. It’s not like Ivory has animal fat in it.

      • TXmagCA

        Gawd I love science. but I think you miss part of the point, Jim. It is not atually that we are putting animal fat on us but that it is used.

  44. Kat

    I’m trying to find a soap without any hormone disruptors, so no lavender, preservatives, or synthetic fragrance, etc. Kirk’s seemed like a viable option, as the ingredients were so few and it said “natural fragrance.” It turns out that this is much harder to find than one might think. From researching their website, behold:

    Q:What kind of fragrance do you use in your soap?
    A:Kirk’s fragrance is a special blend of mostly natural and some synthetic materials. Synthetic materials have been tested for product safety by manufacturer and approved by FDA.

    Tons of hormone disruptors are approved by the FDA. This soap is better than most, but still not safe or all natural. Hormone disruptors are absorbed through the skin and stored in fat deposits for significant lengths of time. Think about the cumulative levels of xenoestrogens in our body fat from the use of soaps, shampoos, laundry detergents, lotions, conditioners, etc. And if we carry more body fat than average, we carry higher levels. We end up with fertility problems, breast cancer, uterine fibroids, among other ills. Make up is particularly guilty. Once you find out which common ingredients are xenoestrogens and look at every product’s label, you’ll be amazed and frightened. Especially of companies that list “natural fragrance” or natural ANYTHING. It’s a shifty way of avoiding telling the truth. An ingredient can be synthesized in 5 different steps in an industrial lab, but the first product came from an animal, plant, or mineral source, and they justify calling it natural.

    • Kathy Ketola

      Kirk’s does have an unscented version of their bar soap. It has a faint scent of the natural coconut. I actually prefer the smell to their scented version.

      I have to confess that I also use the Kirk’s bar to wash dishes. I swipe a Scotch pad across the bar. It has a fantastic lather that cuts grease as well as anything else and rinses away easily. Love it!

  45. Taryn

    I bought a bottle of Dr. Bronners liquid soap a long time ago, the almond one, and it was sitting under my bathroom sink for quite some time because I originally attempted using it in a homemade shampoo and it didn’t work really well, and then I told myself once my current store-bought hand soap dispenser ran out I would fill with some of the castile and water to refill. Then, about two weeks ago I decided to try as body wash, seemed to work well, so then I tried it on my face… and after going off birth control several months ago my hormones have been so out of whack so I’ve been battling constant acne on my chin, jaw, forehead and a little on my check and back. I tried EVERYTHING from oil cleansing, to honey wash, to gentle natural commercial cleansers, steaming, homemade facemask.. literally everything. My diet is very clean so I knew it had to be a hormonal imbalance. So since I just rediscovered the castile soap for all these other daily uses, I decided to use it on my face for a few days to see what it does. I noticed that since using it as body wash, the occasional acne spots I would get on my chest and back cleared up instantly and haven’t returned, so I squirted a small drop or two and washed my face with it and the next morning my skin was already clearing up. So I continued, and a couple times I mix baking soda with it for an exfoliant, and about once a week I still steam my face, followed by a castile/baking soda scrub, a facial mask of honey, lemon and egg whites, and then I follow up with my homemade toner of water, ACV, tea tree oil and witch hazel, usually moisturize with eithere a dab of coconut oil or pure aloe vera with a mix of carrier oils and continue washing my face daily with the dr. bronners and I haven’t had any new acne spots appear.

    Really not sure if its completely the castile soap, or if my months of hard work and dedication towards eating to promote and balance my hormones is finally kicking in, or if its a combination, but because it was instantaenous that my acne clearned up with after only one use of the dr. bronners castile soap I’m giving it more of the credit here.

    Definitely happy that I decided to dig that bottle from under the sink and give castile soap another chance! Loving it!

  46. kathy

    can you please let me know where I can purchase Kirks castle soap please.
    my skin is very dry as I am on medication which doesn’t help. so I would appreciate any help.
    thanks kathy

    • Kathy, I’ve ordered Kirk’s castile soap from vitacost.com and swansonvitamins.com to get the unscented bars. The scented bars are in the bath soap section of most Walmart stores. Ours are a little over $3 for 3 bars. Hope that helps!

    • Kathy, I’ve ordered Kirk’s castile soap from vitacost.com and swansonvitamins.com to get the unscented bars. The scented bars are in the bath soap section of most Walmart stores. They are a little over $3 for 3 bars at our local Walmart. Hope that helps!

  47. Hi,

    I have a question perhaps you can answer. I have been using dove sensitive skin bar of soap forever. Occasionally I have seen like a dark black speck that I normally just pick off..does not happen often, BUT last night I saw a dark spot on the bar of soap and I was concerned as to what it could be.
    I carved into the soap and the spot just got darker and darker and eventually was picked off. Do you have any idea what that dark spot could have been? It literally looked like a potato that had a rotten spot on it.
    It was blackish brown.
    Please help!
    Thanks,

  48. KirkHater101

    I just came here to tell everyone that Kirks “natural” soap is a fraud. The company is shady and untrustworthy. The quality is piss poor.. hence why it’s so cheap. You pay for what you get.

    The first ingredient, labeled as “coconut soap” is actually sodium hydroxide aka caustic soda. Which is normal for soap, but the thing is their quality control is non existent. It’s cheap shit, what do you expect? This is why so many people report “burns” after using this soap. Caustic means “causes corrosion” and that’s what this does, corrodes your skin. Next, the stuff labeled “coconut oil” is actually palm oil which is which horrible stuff all around, especially in that it’s production is destroying the environment. Lastly, the “natural fragrance” is actually a concoction of various chemicals and synthetic preservatives.

    Shady company. Shitty product.

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