If you are looking for natural soap, look no further! Ever since my awareness of how toxic our everyday personal care products are for us a few years ago, one by one I have been not only changing but also minimizing the use of all personal care products.
It has actually been fairly easy to replace all necessary items, for ones of superior quality, that are actually worthy of the name “natural”. The last thing that I had struggled with, believe it or not has been soap. Over the past couple of years, I have been mostly coasting on home made soaps by others, but these were not always as natural as one would think or economically viable. Thus I was, well to put it simply in Heaven, when I found Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Soap and at my local grocery store out of all places!
Kiss My Face is a company I had heard about in passing but was not actually very familiar with and definitely did not consider them to have any superior natural products. It is a company however that prides themselves on having natural body care, but as we all know that means little, until one really examines the ingredients. Well I did just that with this soap and was super impressed – 3 ingredients (olive oil, water and salt). I immediately looked at their other soaps, but no such luck. This is (as far as I know) their only truly natural soap.
I will quickly share with you my story of how I found it. I was out grocery shopping and I forced myself to go into the soap section, which I have not visited in months, as we were running low on soap, again. I thought maybe just maybe there is something new and there was! My eyes scanned the product shelves and landed on the “Pure Olive Oil Soap“. I had been using one a few times from another company, which I was not as happy with, so I thought let’s see this one.
Even though the ingredients were identical to the other olive oil soap I tried, there was one big difference – no fragrances. No fragrance, no parfum and no essential oils! I smelled the package and there was barely a hint of smell of a slight salty residue, perhaps it is the natural olive oil scent – that’s it. Remember, we do not need to have our bathrooms or bodies smell like vanilla fields or other chemically perfumed infusions.
On the Kiss My Face web site, they describe this soap as follows:
The formula is the same as it was 150 years ago-without foamers, artificial colors or unnecessary additives. Each bar of Kiss My Face Olive Oil Bar Soap contains 86% pure olive oil, harvested from sun-drenched Mediterranean orchards (natural ripening is the reason for slight variations in color shades).
This soap cleans fantastic, lathers great, does not leave skin dried out, is economical and the best part is that it is widely available across North America. And the Skin Deep Cosmetic Database, which rates the toxicity of our cosmetic products, has rated this one a perfect score of 0, meaning low hazard, with not one checked concern.
Here is also one more bonus. With the ingredients that it has it beats any commercial baby soap out there, which are loaded with unnecessary chemicals. Hence it can be safely used on babies and children.
So this is by far the soap for me and if you are looking for a great and truly natural soap, I highly recommend giving this one a try as well. Until we hear otherwise (which I am not expecting to on this one) this soap is one that a natural and health conscious person can feel both proud and safe to use.
For more information, read the specifications about this soap from the source at Kiss My Face: The Miracle of Olive Oil
- Saponified Olive Oil
- Sodium Chloride (Salt)
The soaps come packaged in common soap paper wrappers, which are fully recyclable.
Price (as of this posting)
- $2.99 CAD for 115g/4oz bar
- $4.26 CAD/$4.39 US for 230g/8oz bar from Drugstore.com (+ shipping)
- $4.69 CAD/$4.40 US for Well.ca (free shipping in Canada)
- $ 31.86 US for an 8-pack ($3.98 each US) 230g/8oz bar from Amazon.com
- Selected local pharmacies, grocery stores and health food stores in Canada and the United States
- Online stores like Well.ca, Drugstore.com and Amazon.com
- In Europe on Amazon.co.uk
- Excellent lathering
- Virtually fragrance/scent free
- No artificial colors
- No artificial preservatives
- No SLS or other foaming agents
- Made with natural and safe ingredients
- Naturally moisturizing
- Non-drying on skin
- Suitable for all skin types
- Was not tested on animals
- Vegan suitable – contain no animal ingredients
- Widely available
- Fair price
- Nothing – this is as good as it gets!