Shampoo. Conditioner. Shaving Cream. Soap. Body Wash. Face Wash. Shower gel. All items you will find cluttering the shower in most homes. Buying each of these products on a regular basis can be pricey, especially if you like high-end products! But are all those bottles of chemicals and tubes of creams really necessary?
Enter Bend Soap Company’s pure goat milk soap.
Cheap all natural soap to the rescue! I found out about this product through Tiffany at Don’t Waste the Crumbs, and boy, am I glad!
At the time, I was looking for something gentle to try as a shampoo. You see, I had been doing the “no-‘poo” (no shampoo) method for several months, in which you use baking soda and apple cider vinegar to cleanse your hair. I loved how much healthier my hair was (commercial shampoo strips hair of its natural oils), but since baking soda can be drying, it is only recommended to use every 4 days or less. My hair would look great for a couple of days, and then…. well…. let’s just say I got pretty good at putting my hair in a bun. So I decided to give goat milk soap a whirl, since Tiffany had been using it as shampoo with great results.
Wow. I mean, wow. My hair was shiny and soft after the first wash, and has been ever since. And it lathers like a dream! Since this cheap all natural soap is so moisturizing, I don’t need to worry about using it too much and drying out my hair.
I also decided to try this as my new face wash. I usually have pretty clear skin, but once a month I would break out (girls, you know what I mean). Using this soap, this is no longer a problem! My skin stays clear and NEVER feels dry! Check out this quote from one of their fans:
“I wanted to give you my little testimony. I am 43 years old and have struggled with acne the last 2 years. I have been put on hormones, given antibiotics, and spent hundreds, if not a couple thousand dollars, on various products. I am part of a co-op (Azure Standard) and just ordered the soap randomly. I have been using Pure ‘n Natural not even a week and my skin has almost 100% cleared up. Crazy! I ordered a bunch more this morning to give out to relatives.
I seriously cannot believe my skin has cleared up in less than one week of using the soap! I have been telling everybody! I have struggled for the last 2 years and have been on medication, but today was my first day not taking the antibiotics. So happy!”
Since I was saving money using this cheap all natural soap on my hair and face, the next obvious step was to start using it on my entire body and well… the rest is history. I can never go back to another kind of soap.
Needless to say, I just LOVE the simplicity of only needing to pack one item in my shower bag when I go on a trip! And no more endless bottles cluttering up the shower.
Even better are the ingredients. Fresh raw goat’s milk, Saponified Coconut, Olive, and Palm Oils, & essential oil. That it! If you buy from their fragrance oil section, these will have a small amount of synthetic fragrance added. I try to stick to their Essential Oil soaps, as these are 100% pure. Amazing!
If you’ve never looked at the ingredients on the shampoos, body washes, etc. that you buy, now is the time to start. Most of the commercial bath products in stores are chock full of parabens, sulfates, and other chemicals that disrupt your health. Did you know that only 11% of the ingredients used in these products are checked for safety by the FDA? (Source: Dr. Josh Axe). And your skin absorbs these chemicals into your bloodstream. Ick. Read more in this article, “Is Your Shampoo Killing You?”
By switching to cheap all natural soap made with goat milk, you will be healthier and save money on all those different concoctions you are buying. Double win!
My favorite scents so far? Tangerine Spice and Vienna Rose. But I’ve also gotten All Shield, English Garden, Double Mint, Almond Biscotti, and White Tea & Ginger which are equally lovely. I’ve also converted my husband to using this soap and he loves it!
To save money on other bathroom essentials like moisturizer and hand soap, read my related post “Just Natural Skincare.”
Update: Since moving to different state, our new home has extremely hard water. Using the soap as a shampoo didn’t quite cut it anymore, much to my disappointment. If you want to find out how I switched up my hair care routine, you can find out here:
What bath product can you not live without?