Softsoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap

Softsoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap

I had the opportunity to try Softsoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap from the Holiday Voxbox 2011 courtesy of Influenster. I received a 2 pack of the soap which gave me a chance to really try it out. It is always awesome when you get to try full-sized products because you get enough to truly use them regulary, giving you a better outlook on the quality.

Softsoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap from my Influenster Holiday Voxbox
[quoteicon author=”Softsoap”]All the gentle smoothing you love in a body wash has now been wrapped-up in solid form. Enriched with crushed coconut extract and gentle exfoliants to reveal soft, smooth skin; the scent will send you on a mini vacation to the tropics right from the comfort of your own bathroom.  Go ahead and step up to the bar! No passport required.[/quoteicon]

I love coconut scented products so I was pretty stoked to try this. Straight out of the box it has a very pleasant smell, sweet but subtle. I get these random, horrible Lupus headaches so I am pretty cautious and avoid strong scents like the plague! The soap is of an ivory color and has tiny brown spots, it doesn’t have that artificial coloring look many soaps have. The bar is not flat, it has a bit of curve at the bottom, giving it a better shape for gripping.

Softsoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap

As you can see, the soap has little brown specks like I mentioned. This is where you can actually see what must be the crushed coconut extract that is infused into the bar soap. Upon dry touch, I could feel a smooth yet grainy texture which made me automatically think of exfoliation. I didn’t get excited yet though because not all exfoliating products are good, some are too harsh! Time for the real test!

Softsoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap exfoliates. See the little brown spots? If not, click to enlarge photo.

I began by testing the Softsoap Coconut Scrub Bar on my hands. As mentioned, you can feel the texture of the scrub bar but as I rubbed it in my hands it felt quite gentle and soothing. The bar soap produces good suds very easily and with water added, the scent gets even more subtle. As I washed my hands I did not feel any harsh scratching from the scrub and the soap rinsed off easily, leaving no residue. My hands were left clean, soft and smelling good. I decided it was safe to try in the shower and I experienced the same results as I did with my hand washing test. Surprisingly, I was quite pleased with using the bar soap in lieu of body wash.
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Conclusion: I loved the subtlety of the fragrance I was left with, nothing too crazy so I don’t have to worry about attracting any crazy Florida insects! I am pleased with Softsoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap however, I am more of a body wash kind of girl so I plan to use this mostly for my hands. Since I have 2 bars, I’ll keep one in the shower to use 2-3 times a week for gentle exfoliation. It really comes down to a personal preference. If you are a bar soap fan, you may want to try this! FYI Softsoap also makes bodywash and liquid hand soap versions of this and it is also available in Sweet Honeysuckle & Orange Peel and Juice Pomegranate & Mango Infusions fragrances if you’re not into coconut scented items.

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9 Comments

  1. December 23, 2011 / 4:58 AM

    I love coconut. I'll have to try this soap.

  2. Janet K
    December 23, 2011 / 7:25 AM

    I love the smell of coconut too and you can never go wrong with soft soap!

    • December 24, 2011 / 2:51 PM

      @Janet K I agree, I love coconut & Softsoap! πŸ™‚

  3. December 23, 2011 / 9:45 AM

    I actually prefer using bar soap over body wash (it last longer in the pack) so I must try this soap! Great post, thanks for sharing.

  4. January 3, 2012 / 6:05 PM

    Neat info. I love coconut scent (even though I don't like coconut flavor. weird!)

    Stopping by from the Alexa hop!

  5. appletreemke
    January 11, 2012 / 3:15 PM

    love coconut! I'll have to try these out. Stopping by from the Hop. πŸ™‚

    ~Courtney

  6. GrandmaReviews
    March 9, 2012 / 7:19 PM

    I just might have to try this! I love coconut and I like gentle exfoliating in the shower.
      http://grandmareviews.com 

  7. dragonfee64
    December 30, 2012 / 8:35 AM

    I have heard that soft soap was putting out really good quality facial products now for a smaller cost than a lot of other brands and that the products are as also good in quality if not better. I have been contemplating  weather to try it. Thanks for this review. Now I can try these products with a more informed view than before =D