Soft and smooth like butter with refreshing scents that wake you up or calm you, Hero Soap is a must try!
I will admit that I rarely use bar soap. My go-to soap is shower gel that I can pump onto my shower scrunchy. However, when this soap was recommended by a veteran who I follow on social media, I decided why not give it a try. Part of what pulled me in is that it was a man raving about the soap not a woman. My husband does use bar soap. So, I thought, if anything, he might like this since it was a man who recommended it.
Hero Soap has six scents in their soap line that they offer on a regular basis:
- The Woods
- Cedarwood Charcoal
- Peppermint Tea Tree
- Peppermint + Cool
If you purchase The Freedom Bundle you get to try all six scents and shipping is free. (You can upgrade shipping to 3-day for a few extra dollars.)
After I purchased The Freedom Bundle, Hero Soap put up a Valentine’s Day Bundle with two new scents: Rosemary + Eucalyptus and Lime + Sea Salt. Based on the look of their product line page, these might have been added to their regular offerings.
My primary reason for not using bar soap is that it either feels waxy and/or leaves a film on my skin. Even other organic, homemade soaps I have tried haven’t won me over. Hero Soap has changed my opinion of bar soaps!
Hero Soap is creamy and smooth like butter. There is nothing rough about it. Holding their soap is amazing in and of itself! Would it be weird to say it is as soft as a baby’s bottom? Not that I would really know for sure, since I do not have children, but it is a saying, so I’m guessing baby bottoms are soft…but I digress and drift.
Their product packaging lists the following as the main ingredients that make up the consistency of their soaps:
- Oils of Safflower, Palm & Coconut
- Real, liquid Goat’s Milk
Their soap does not feel waxy at all. Think of holding quality velvet or satin in your hands and that describes how their bars of soap feel when you touch them. The soap feels even better as it glides smoothly when used with water. Which, of course, is how one might normally use soap. I wanted to describe it another way, but it didn’t look or sound right as I typed it.
Not only is the texture of Hero Soaps incredible, but the scents are divine!
If scents, fake ones, drive your nose and skin bonkers, rest assured that these scents are 100% essential oil, at least that is what it says on their website. Having now smelled all six of their regular scents, I have to say that I am impressed, not overwhelmed, and loved each one.
“We eliminated all fragrances in our soaps and replaced them with health beneficial essential oils. They smell great and wont irritate your skin”– Hero Soap Company
The six scents that Hero Soap Company consistently carries are as follows:
The Woods: Woodsy and musky but not overpowering. Kind of like being in the forest after a rainfall and the air is fresh.
Cedarwood + Charcoal: Probably the lightest of all the scents. It was so light that I really had to smell it closely when I took it out of the sealed pouch it came in. Even after using it with water it was light. The only way I can describe it is that it has the simple smell of “clean.” I could slightly detect cedar and ash. Note: This one turns black when you use it due to the charcoal. Make sure to rinse your sink or tub right after use.
Spearmint: Refreshing with a zing. It literally smells like Spearmint gum!
Peppermint Tea Tree: If you know what Tea Tree Oil smells like, then combine that with Peppermint. The Tea Tree helps subdue the peppermint scent some. Refreshing without being overpowering.
Lavender: Calming scent of lavender through and through. I can see myself using this one to relax at the end of rough day.
Peppermint + Cool: Christmas! Peppermint candy canes! That is what I thought of when I opened this one up. Peppermint with a “wake you up” zing to it.
The two scents from their Valentine’s Bundle:
Rosemary + Eucalyptus: When opened, the bag smells like an herb garden with eucalyptus as the primary scent. The rosemary comes through slightly once the soap is out of the pouch.
Lime + Sea Salt: A definite light scent of lime. The sea salt is a firm undertone and much lighter than the lime. Not quite a margarita scent but close only without the sweetness and tequila factor.
Each scent is perfect in its own way. You just have to try them to decide which one(s) are best for you. Honestly, I like them all! The Woods is my favorite, though, as I have always leaned toward the musky scents. Guess its the tomboy in me. Lavender is my second favorite due to its calming nature.
The Grit Scrub came packaged in its own self-contained envelope so it would not leak onto anything. They also put a sealer around the rim under the lid. This is a good thing, as the scrub is oil based mixture. You will need to mix it a bit before using as it separates during mailing.
I didn’t notice the drop down menu option for scents, so I wasn’t aware you could order different scents or an unscented version. I ended up getting the Peppermint/Tea Tree scent. It has a very strong peppermint scent to it. The Lavender scent might be less potent and nice to use in the shower. The consistency of the scrub is “sticky” due to the honey, so it takes some work to get it worked into the skin. I’m going to guess this is a good thing, since it is meant to soften the skin and get off grime and grease.
I tried it on the back of one of my hands. That hand definitely felt softer than the other after I used the scrub. I can see using this as an addition to my typical exfoliating routine. The Peppermint/Tea Tree scent would be fantastic at waking you up in the morning!
Considering I am not a bar soap type of gal, I really like this soap. I specifically like it for washing my face and hands. There is something so invigorating and refreshing about the essential oils they put in the bars. The fact that the bars are smooth and butter-like makes it all the more enjoyable to use.
My husband says the scents are really nice and he likes the soap. Simple words, but they mean a lot coming from him. He rarely raves about soap, and he is particular about what he uses.
The Grit Scrub is worth a try, especially if you need something natural to get off serious grime and grease after a day’s work.
I like that this company donates a portion of their profits to help veterans. Here is the quote from their website.
A portion of Hero Soap Company sales will be donated to charities that help veterans, police, & fire rescue. We want to thank you for helping us help our first line responders and veterans.– Hero Soap Company
The charities they support can be found here: Charities.
If you love organic, homemade soaps definitely give Hero Soap a try!
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