This 100% olive oil castile soap has absolutely changed my life.
I’ve suffered from severe eczema for more than 20 years. Like, hella severe. You could shoot me out to the infinite vacuum of space and I’m 10000% positive my skin would brush up against dark matter or an alternate universe or something stupid like that and have an absurdly OTP reaction. Finding a beauty and hygiene regimen fit for the diva that is my epidermis has been a real struggle. After scavenging every single white yuppie health food store for every specialty organic/natural soap, cream, body wash, oil blend, or soccer mom kefir I couldn’t actually afford, only to see absolutely no improvement—or even worse, MORE eczema—I was ready to give up. I resigned myself to spend the rest of my days fighting cold, raging shower water like some common wild salmon, or maybe rolling around in dust like a chinchilla, but if you haven’t done either of those things, I really don’t recommend them. You will NEVER feel clean and refreshed, just wet and icky, and I can’t for the life of me find any store that sells dust in bulk.
I knew there had to be some holy grail out there that would work for my skin. Turns out, this is it! No more crying because my skin cracks under pressure worse than a Supreme Court nominee! No more torn, burning, dry skin! No more feeling like my whole body is on fire, 24/7!
In all seriousness, though, this soap is my ride-or-die. I can’t tell you how hard it was to find a castile soap that was actually 100% saponified olive oil and not cut with saponified coconut oil (a bigger skin irritant than my extended family) or that didn’t have some sneaky chemicals or oils (like SLS, which they use to clean car engines! I am not a car!)
This soap is clean and simple, the way it oughta be. It doesn’t foam all that much, but that’s because it’s not trying to sell you bubble bath princess fantasy. This is a soap to clean your dirty, sweaty, overly sensitive immunocompromised body and it works like a champ. It does have a tendency to congeal if you don’t let it dry itself out but, really, don’t we all? The lather is smooth, silky, and creamy, and I swear to the heavens above that it actually calms my eczema down the MOMENT I put it on. It’s so soothing, y’all. My diva skin is so content and she squeaks clean like sneakers in middle school gym class.
As for shipping, they must have shot this soap out of a cannon aimed directly at my house because it got to me SO fast—like 5 days before the expected delivery. And they packed it up so snugly! I bought the 4 bulk bars and because I spent over a certain $ amount (I can’t remember how much) they even threw in an extra bar, which to be perfectly honest with you initially had me VERY worried. The bar was their choice, and if they had cross-contaminated this pure, beautiful soap with literally any other soap my skin would have cried, but THEY DIDN’T and bless them for it. They know what’s up!
For anyone like me, whose only physical vessel through which to experience this lifetime has the integrity of a paper bag, this soap is the real deal. Buy it, but don’t buy all of it because I will be buying the rest, probably for the rest of my life. It’s that good.
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