Herbaria Soaps… A Glowing Review

by Jami Summers on November 5, 2007 · 18 comments

My search for a better soap… I was tired of the harsh, drying effect. I wanted a bar soap that still foamed (I’m a sucker for suds!), didn’t have an overpowering scent, and lasted while stored in the humid shower environment (you’d be surprised how many natural soaps fail this test).

Rose Geranium Soap by Herbaria Soaps

Well, I think I’ve found my solution, ladies! Herbaria Soaps. Beautiful, soft, gentle, and natural. Can you really ask for anything more than that?

I’ve had my soaps for a few weeks now, but I wanted to thoroughly test them before posting up my opinions. Thus far I’ve tried the Eucalyptus Mint, the Jojoba Shampoo Bar, and the Rose Geranium. I still have a bar of the Lavendar Oatmeal wrapped and I’m anxious to try it.

The soaps smell grand and leave a light scent on your skin. I had no breakouts, dry skin or adverse reactions (nor did my friends who I’ve had try the soaps). The Eucalyptus Mint is extra nice when you’ve got a case of the winter snifflies. :) And the Jojoba Shampoo bar is unbelievable for shaving, washing, and even washing my hair! I’ve used a few shampoo bars and they’ve always left my fine hair as stiff as straw; the Herbaria Jojoba bar left my hair soft and very manageable, not stripped.

The only drawback? Be warned, I was ‘stuck’ on the Herbaria Soaps website for over an hour deciding what bars to try (what a dilemma!). There are 35 varieties including speciality soaps for pets, old-fashioned lye, sensitive skin, and gardener’s hand soap. Herbaria also offers a natural bug repellent Citronella Mist spray.

Highly, highly recommended. Customer service is a dream by the way, and they’ve got some super gift baskets for the holidays (hint, hint). Order quickly and avoid some of that holiday rush!

Photo courtesy and copyright of Herbaria Soaps.

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1 Jen November 5, 2007 at 2:22 pm

I just tried my first Babassu shampoo bar from Anita Grant, and it was a very interesting experience. I would be very curious to try these soaps as well. Thanks!

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2 Joanna Schmidt November 5, 2007 at 8:05 pm

Be sure to check out The Soap Bar (htt://thesoapbar.blogspot.com) to check out handcrafted soap that I review. I review whatever handmade soaps come my way. I JUST received Herbaria soap on Friday but haven’t tried it yet. Keep a lookout for the review…..

I’m in your blog roll… The Soap Bar and Product Body Blog. Cheerio!
-Joanna

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3 Thousands of Cruelty-free products at The Veggie Plaza November 5, 2007 at 9:23 pm

These soaps sound interesting. I am going to look for them online.

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4 BionicBeauty November 6, 2007 at 6:48 am

Jen- I think you’ll like the Herbaria soaps. :) We seem to have some aspects of our beauty tastes in common.

Joanna- I love your Soap Bar blog! Looking forward to the review, let me know when it goes up.

Veggie Plaza- And what’s different about them is all the scents. Not the usual suspects that you find in every bath and body lineup.

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5 Susan Golis November 26, 2008 at 5:02 pm

I have been using Herbaria’s soaps for just over a year. I’m hooked. Not only do I use the handmade soap, but I love the Jojoba oil, and the Lavender and almond essential massage and bath oil. My skin is soft as silk, and my hair is full and shinny, thanks to the shampoo bar! I even use the pet soap for my dogs bath! I’ve written several articles about herbaria home made soaps and essential oils, I just can’t say enough about Herbaria handmade soaps and essential oils!http://www.ehow.com/how_4594723_cure-insomnia-good-nights-sleep.html
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6 Hannah December 16, 2008 at 6:00 pm

I’ve been using Herbaria for years. Their Island Spice gets me through the winter and I keep the bars in my drawers until their needed, so they share their scent with my clothes. When those dry air itches come around, lavendar oatmel is the key.

I’m looking forward to trying some new bars next order.

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7 BionicBeauty December 17, 2008 at 8:50 am

Hi Susan and Hannah, It’s so great to meet some new Herbaria fans! Did you see the release of their new Holiday Soaps? I have the frankincense and myrhh. WONDERFUL!!
And welcome to Bionic Beauty! I hope to see you both around here in the future. :)

Cheers,
Jami (aka BB)

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