In Review: Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve

Time for another product review!

So lately, I’ve been on this natural product kick. I’ve only been using natural handmade body soaps for pretty much everything from my body to face and boy has it been great. I used to LOATHE soap, like just seeing it in the shower caused me to see RED.

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I don’t know if it is the product junkie in me but I had read countless reviews about Chagrin Valley soaps on CurlyNikki forums and was instantly intrigued. So last BF I had picked up a few of their body soaps, shampoo bars and face soaps and have been HOOKED ever since. Not only does this company offer decent prices, great customer and quick shipping times, they also have a variety of soaps and the owner is very knowledgeable and always willing to help you pick products that will work for you.

Below are a few of my favorites:

Shampoo Bars:
Olive and Babassu
Olive

A rich, mild, moisturizing organic shampoo! Olive oil promotes full-bodied hair and a healthy scalp. Emollient rich, deeply nourishing babassu, great for coarse, kinky hair, moisturizes and restores hair strength. Enriched with 25% virgin shea butter, to provide deep nourishment for the hair shaft, as it moisturizes and softens dry, dull, or damaged hair, resulting in improved luster, shine and manageability.

Ingredients: Organic Olive Oil; Organic Babassu Oil; Water; Organic Virgin Shea Butter; Sodium Hydroxide*; Organic Castor Oil – See more at: http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/products/details/for-the-hair/shampoo-bars/olive-babassu-shampoo-bar#sthash.rco41cg6.dpuf
Price: $2.70 for a 1 oz sample. $7.85 for a 5.6 oz bar

*HG STATUS* I absolutely love this poo bar. It truly does provide nourishment and I’m easily able to detangle my hair. Not to mention the price of this bar is beyond reasonable. I’m also eager to try the Babassu marshmallow bar, it will definitely be one of my next purchases.

Coconut Milk
Coconut Milk

A natural shampoo bar enriched with deep conditioning, moisturizing coconut milk that imparts silkiness, softness and shine to your hair. Used in India to soothe dry skin and scalps, coconut milk has anti-frizz properties that help with manageablilty. Woman in India often use coconut milk to prevent hair loss.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil; Sunflower Oil; Sweet Almond Oil; Rice Bran Oil; Organic Coconut Milk; Water; Castor Oil; Sodium Hydroxide*; Organic Sustainable Palm Oil; Canola Oil (Non-GMO) – See more at: http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/products/details/for-the-hair/shampoo-bars/coconut-milk-shampoo#sthash.Teynaib1.dpuf
Price: $2.70 for a 1.5 oz bar. $7.85 for a 7 oz bar.

Another moisturizing favorite, not to mention this bar also doubles as a face bar. Provide great moisture and didn’t leave my face feeling tight.

Butter Bar
butter bar

A buttery lotion bar hair conditioner and natural shampoo combined into one super moisturizing bar. Cocoa, shea, and mango butters are protective emollients that penetrate deep to provide nourishment for the hair shaft and protection against dryness and brittleness. A great natural shampoo for dry, processed and heat-treated hair.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil; Unrefined Cocoa Butter; Virgin Shea Butter; Sunflower Oil; Babassu Oil; Water; Organic Coconut Milk; Mango Butter; Sodium Hydroxide*; Castor Oil; Rosemary Oil Extract (a natural antioxidant) – See more at: http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/products/details/for-the-hair/shampoo-bars/butter-bar-conditioner-shampoo-bar#sthash.Epx6ga50.dpuf
Price: $2.70 for a 1.5 oz bar. $8.25 for a 7 oz bar.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this bar for my face & body, this is also is a very moisturizing bar for coarse textured hair.

Bars for the Face
Bananas and Cream Natural Complexion Soap
bananas

A great natural complexion soap made with real bananas, heavy cream and dark brown sugar. Bananas are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and natural sugars. Alpha-hydroxy acids found naturally in fruit and milk soften and gently wash away dead skin cells while organic oat flour helps soothe sensitive skin. An excellent choice for smoothing and moisturizing dry skin.

Ingredients: Organic Sustainable Palm Oil; Sunflower Oil; Coconut Oil; Grapeseed Oil; Cocoa Butter; Water; Organic Cream; Sodium Hydroxide*; Olive Oil; Canola Oil (Non-GMO); Castor Oil; Organic Bananas; Organic Oat Flour; Organic Dark Brown Sugar; Organic Cornstarch; Rosemary Oil Extract – See more at: http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/products/details/for-the-face/complexion-soap-bars/bananas-and-cream-complexion-soap#sthash.gqgpsJb9.dpuf
Price: since this item is currently sold out on the website, I can’t provide the current price for the sample and full bar.

*HG STATUS* well I haven’t really created a face HG list but if I were to then this would definitely be listed. I have combination skin that only breaks out when my least favorite aunt visits me or if something touches my face. Not to mention my lovely skin is very sensitive and the B & C doesn’t bother it in the very least. I haven’t thought about using this on my body or hair but I will be picking this one up again in my next haul.

Dead Sea Spa
Dead Sea Spa

Mineral rich Dead Sea Mud stimulates blood circulation, rejuvenates skin, and deep cleans to remove impurities. The fine, natural grain of the mud softly, yet effectively, sloughs off dead skin cells and leaves the skin looking fresh and radiant. Use our natural Dead Sea Spa soap to experience a mini-spa treatment for dull, tired skin, with every bath or shower.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil; Sunflower Oil; Organic Sustainable Palm Oil; Olive Oil; Water; Virgin Shea Butter; Dead Sea Mineral Mud; Sodium Hydroxide*; Canola Oil (Non-GMO); Castor Oil; Dead Sea Clay; Sea Kelp; Essential Oils of Lime, Litsea Cubeba, Lavender, Rosemary, Orange, Eucalyptus; Organic Cornstarch; Rosemary Oil Extract – See more at: http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/products/details/for-the-face/complexion-soap-bars/dead-sea-spa-soap#sthash.2SxaA7iF.dpuf
Price: $2.70 for a 1.5 oz bar. $7.95 for a 7 oz bar.

*HG STATUS* yep another favorite. I’m thinking I will make a HG list for my face but in the mean time I LOVE this bar. Very moisturizing and doesn’t leave my skin taunt.

Body Bars
Winter Survival Soap
Winter Survival

Oh, the Winter doldrums! Your head is stuffy and skin itchy from the dry heat and lack of fresh air. Enjoy the cooling, clearing, revitalizing scent of this super moisturizing natural soap enriched skin nourishing shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut milk and agave nectar. The natural antibacterial and antiviral properties of tea tree and rosemary essential oils are great for cold season.

Ingredients: Olive and Sunflower Oils infused with Organic Botanicals (St. John’s Wort, Green Tea, Mullein, Thyme); Coconut Oil; Organic Sustainable Palm Oil; Shea Butter; Organic Green Tea; Cocoa Butter; Organic Coconut Milk; Sodium Hydroxide*; Castor Oil; Canola Oil (Non-GMO); Organic Marsh Mallow Root; Essential Oils of Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree; Organic Cornstarch; Rosemary Oil Extract (a natural antioxidant) – See more at: http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/products/details/for-the-body/seasonal-soap/winter-itchy-skin-and-stuffiness/winter-survival-november#sthash.MVOPtmDw.dpuf
Price: $2.70 for a 1.5 oz bar. $8.25 for a 7 oz bar.

YES LORD. This bar is thee TRUTH. Not only does it smell great but it soothes my itchy winter skin. I absolutely love this bar and use it all throughout the year. A definite body staple.

Peppermint Twist Natural Soap
Peppermint

The super refreshing and minty aroma is perfect for those early mornings when you need an invigorating shower or as a great boost to your fatigued body after a long hard day. Enriched with unrefined cocoa butter to create a soothing, moisturizing and rich lathering natural soap.

Ingredients:Sunflower Oil; Coconut Oil; Organic Sustainable Palm Oil; Olive Oil; Water; Unrefined Cocoa Butter; Sodium Hydroxide*; Canola Oil (Non-GMO); Castor Oil; Essential Oils Of Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender; Organic Peppermint Leaves; Moroccan Red Clay; Organic Tomato Paste; Organic Cornstarch; Rosemary Oil Extract (a natural antioxidant) – See more at: http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/products/details/for-the-body/seasonal-soap/winter-itchy-skin-and-stuffiness/peppermint-twist-soap#sthash.dWJejaEU.dpuf
Price: $2.70 for a 1.5 oz bar. $7.85 for a 7 oz bar.

A new favorite of mine. The minty smell is wonderful and wakes me up on those cold Pittsburgh winter mornings. Not to mention this is very soothing and very moisturizing.

Pumpkin Spice

pumpkin spice

Our autumn seasonal favorite with the natural aroma of fresh baked pumpkin pie. Made with real pumpkin, used to soothe rough skin, and marbled with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, this naturally orange soap is loaded with beta-carotene, an antioxidant believed to be beneficial to skin. Natural pumpkin enzymes help exfoliate dead skin to brighten complexions.

Ingredients: Sunflower Oil; Coconut Oil; Organic Sustainable Palm Oil; Olive Oil; Cocoa Butter; Water; Virgin Pumpkin Seed Oil; Sodium Hydroxide*; Canola (Non-Gmo); Organic Pumpkin; Organic Virgin Palm Oil; Castor Oil; Essential Oils of Nutmeg, Clove, Caraway, Cassia, Allspice, Ginger, Sweet Orange; Fair Trade Organic Cocoa; Organic Spices (Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Cloves); Turmeric; Organic Cornstarch; Rosemary Oil Extract (a natural antioxidant)
– See more at: http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/products/details/for-the-body/seasonal-soap/seasonal-soaps/pumpkin-spice-october#sthash.E1Y95Onx.dpuf
Price: $2.70 for a 1.5 oz sample. The full bars are currently sold out but I’m pretty sure the price would be around 7-8 dollars.

The smell of this soap is divine. Yet another aroma based smell that has quickly became one of my favorites.

Be sure to check out http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com for all of their other products including candles, natural deodorants and facial oils.

What are your favorite body soaps?
Peace and Love ❤

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5 thoughts on “In Review: Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve

  1. Hi there! Thanks for sharing your reviews.

    I discovered Chagrin Valley around Thanksgiving and am working through my first samples of soap and shampoo bars. I suspect my water is a major factor in how well (or not well) they work for me. Can you tell me how hard your water is?

    Thanks!

  2. I ordered the trial size of the coconut/honey face scrub. I am glad I ordered the trial. It was supposed to be a full ounce, it was not. They insisted it was. I sent a picture to show them.

    The oil had separated from the other ingredients and when I opened it, the oil spilled out. I still tried to use it but the oil never mixed with the other ingredients—so—I will not be ordering that again. Waste of money!

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