I first purchased the "original" version of this soap a year ago at Honey-Fig in Toronto for $8.99. This review is for a repurchase I made recently. I have been using this for two weeks.
Secondly, hello? chocolate? How could I resist a soap smelling like chocolate?
About the Company: Emu Dundee is a Canadian company based in Quebec. Which surprised me because I initially thought it was Australian for obvious reasons. Then again, given the huge amount of French on it, it's a dead giveaway that it is a "French" product.
Product Description: These bars are hand-made, all-natural and are marketed for all-skin types including those with sensitive skin. The manufacturer also claims "therapuetic" qualities for improving general well-being. The full ingredients include coconut oil, palm oil, sheep milk, emu oil, cocoa butter and powder and avocado oil. Sheep oil - the company claims - is great for skin issues such as psoriasis as well as aging skin.
My Thoughts: I love this soap! I was using another soap bar I got from the Bulk Barn a few weeks ago and when I switched back to this I immediately saw a difference. It is non-irritating and keeps my skin soft. In fact, I usually follow up with a lotion or body butter after showering but with this it really isn't even necessary. One downside that I noticed with my last bar is that after a while my skin seemed to have "build-up" much like what happens when washing hair with the conditioner-only method (co-washing). I think it may be a good idea to alternate between this bar and deep-cleansing bar or scrub occassionally.
As for the smell, it smells more like raw cocoa than chocolate candy. Nonetheless, it is pleasant.
- Not for vegans
- Does not last a very long time--the last bar I had maybe only lasted a month. I'm hoping this one can last much longer
- Can leave some build-up after a while
- Expensive for a soap bar
- Hard to find
- Effectiveness: ★★★☆
- Overall: ★★★☆