I’ve never used Ayurvedic soap so I was interested in how this soap would work. When I first opened it up, it kicked up a huge stink! It doesn’t smell pleasant. It’s not that it smells rotten or anything but, I’m known among my friends and family as the one with the strong nose so I can pick up a scent from a mile away (not really but you get the point). I can’t quite put my finger on what it smells of however, it smells a lot similar a soap I’ve used in Arab countries like Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia called Lifebuoy.
According to Chandrika, the oil contains the following:
Nourishes, moisturizes and lightens skin tan
Soothes the skin and helps prevent infections and rashes
Lime peel oil
Refreshes and cools, has a penetrating lather and an astringent action
Prevents skin problems, outbreaks and rashes
Tightens pores, helps prevent pimples and blackheads
Cools, refreshes, and gently perfumes the skin
The ingredients are definitely traditional Ayurvedic ingredients and it’s definitely an authentic Ayurvedic soap. May I just add that it also lathers terrifically? Coconut oil is a great ingredient in soaps as it lathers well so it’s certainly done its job with this soap.
After using it, my skin was left squeaky clean. I’m really impressed with the soap but, I can’t stand the smell. However if I put the scent to one side, it’s a great soap I think people interested in Ayurveda should try out.
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This soap was sent to me for PR & review purposes but my honest opinion has been expressed in this review.