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Chagrin Valley Soap

I just wanted to give a review on this wonderful little company, Chagrin Valley, that I've been hooked on since last October. They make 100% natural soap, shampoo bars, lotion bars, body butters, lip balms, and even doggie shampoo. And their prices are very reasonable.

Soap bars: They sell soap samples for about $2.30 and the bars are around $6 (with slight variations). I like variety so I usually order a bunch of samples, and the samples last over a week. The bars themselves are pretty big and can last over a month (I cut slices off the soap bar to use in the shower). They have a large variety of soaps for different skin types, etc, and always give you a good description of what they are good for. My skin has never been happier, even my super sensitive face likes their soap. Their soap can also be used as a moisturizing shampoo - I've tried it and my hair was very happy.
My favorites: Chamomile & Calendula, Goat Milk Honey Oatmeal, Herbal Mist, Honey Butter, Lavender & Rosemary, and Shea Rose Clay.

Shampoo bars: They sell sample sizes as well as full bars. To me the sample shampoo bars seem to last a few weeks (I was my hair every 2 days though). I have always needed conditioner because I have A LOT of hair and it's very long, but with the Chagrin Valley shampoos I don't need conditioner and my hair has never been healthier. They use butters and oils, and other natural ingredients, so their shampoo doesn't strip or dry out your hair. And they smell good without being overpowering. And, seriously, my hair doesn't even get crazy tangles like I used to - it really likes these shampoo bars.
My favorites: Honey Beer & Egg and Rosemary Mint.

Lotion bars: These are very moisturizing and are great for traveling (since they are solid and not liquid). My favorite: Hemp Mango Mint. Oh, and these can be used as lip balms too.

Lip Butter Balms: Very moisturizing! It leaves my lips very soft.

Whipped Shea Butter: OMG! Heaven in a jar. I have even used this stuff on my face as moisturizer and it did an amazing job (great for a winter moisturizer for your face, and really everywhere else). Very moisturizing without being greasy at all. And it smells good. I've got the Lemon Almond and just ordered some Lavender Geranium.

Dog Soap: I've got a yorkie with lots of hair, so it didn't work as well as I had hoped. I had a hard time getting it to lather, but part of it is the dog's fault. ;) I think this would be better for short haired dogs though. I've been tempted to use it because it smells gooood, but I don't know the difference between shampoo for dogs and people so I haven't yet.

The owner is very nice, ships super fast, and is helpful if you've got any questions.

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Mar. 28th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
Care if I make that public as one of our public guides? :)
Mar. 28th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
Not at all :)
Mar. 29th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
i am unable to change the security setting since I did not write it. Could you please please edit it to public?

I went to them last night, I want to try all their soaps. Yum! The one with chocolate seems... FANTASTIC! But cannot be ordered yet as they are making a new batch.
Mar. 30th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)

Their soaps are sooo good. They don't smell perfumey like Lush, but they still smell good. And not overpowering so it doesn't interfere with BPAL, which is very important!
I haven't been able to try the chocolate one because it seems that every time I buy soap it is sold out or curing. :( I need to keep an eye on it and buy it when it's done curing because it does sound heavenly.
Sep. 15th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Nice site
I just checked your recommended site http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandcraft.com/ and feel great. I can also recommend another similar site making lots of skin care products from natural ingredients. They also have natural soaps with very low cost as you said $2.3 and varieties of scents. Here you can see:

Natural Soap (http://www.simplescents.com/)
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