I really wanted this to be as amazing as all the reviews say it is, but I'm not convinced. I honestly didn't notice much of a difference between using this stone and not wearing anything at all. I'm not a particularly smelly person, and I don't typically sweat much when not active. But if I don't use deodorant, there's definitely a subtle, natural sweat smell in my pits. Used this stone as directed for 6 days consecutively and every single day I felt sticky and stinky. My shirt underarms were sweaty and gross after one day of wear in my very sedentary office-work weekdays. With an all-natural stick deodorant, I usually get 2-3 days of wear out of my clothes. With this stone I am doing more laundry (not eco!) and feeling unclean (not cool!). I even tried adding a couple drops of tea tree oil to the water I use to wet the stone, to no avail. It's a beautiful stone but I don't feel it works for me.
I was skeptical about replacing my standard deodorant with this, but it really works! I'm thrilled!
my underarms have always been extremely sensitive to the point where even natural deodorants constantly broke me out in a rash AND made them dark! I’ve found one that worked a little but it did NOTHING for odor - if anything I think it made it worse! But on the first use with this, NO SMELL ALL DAY! Like wow - a week into using it and no rash either. Never thought a rock would be the answer to my sensitive underarms
This stone is like magic to me! I am an extremely active individual and the deodorant stone held up against my sweaty post run-pits. I spray my stone with water infused with essential oils to give my underarms a nice fragrance. I also sewed a little pouch out of repurposed fabric to keep my stone and spray bottle in while traveling. I highly recommend switching to this zero waste alternative!! Thank you eco-collective for introducing me to such a fabulous product!
I have been on the lookout for a packaging-free deodorant for a while and this is perfect! I've been using a variety of natural (homemade and store-bought) deodorants for the past six years. There is the detox period but I don't mind it. Thanks for offering this option!
It's really nice to find soaps that don't have palm oil and options for ones without essential oils. I have very sensitive skin and am so glad this soap works well and doesn't make me itch. I bought it in hopes that it would help moisturize my hair and body when I have issues with dryness. It has been working perfectly for that issue and is a generous size. I suspect it'll last a long time since it's not super soft and drains well. It'd be great to have other unscented flavours as well, like maybe the lavender one without the essential oil, for example, or other ones where flower petals are used instead of essential oils. It also could be helpful to include the size in the description. I was unsure of how big/small exactly it would be.
This soap is great! Love that it's made locally too. It's not overly drying and doesn't leave a weird feeling on your skin afterwards like other soaps do. They're also so pretty and instagram-worthy if you're into that thing. I will continue to buy these! Worth the price for sure!
The rose/ylang ylang smells like heaven and it will make you want to shower even when you don't need to. The lemon poppy smells and lathers great, but it's a strong exfoliant. I have dry skin so I only use it once a week.
Second time ordering soap from Eco Collective and I’m so impressed. This soap smells amazing while not giving me a headache. It lasts forever! My partner and I both use it and it lasted us three months. 10/10. I now have one for the shower and the sink.
I love these soaps-- I got one for each of our bathroom sinks and they're both really nice. I especially love the smell of the blue clay and patchouli. They're very smooth and suds up very nicely. I will be repurchasing when I run out of soap again.
I always appreciate that Eco Collective stocks local eco-concious brands that I likely wouldn't have heard of otherwise. Thank you for introducing me to Flourish Botanicals!
It’s hard for me to find bars of body soap that don’t leave a residue after I rinse off. This soap smells so good and I love how it exfoliates my skin. Definitely recommend!
This facial cleanser works great for my skin and has cleared some of it up (I have the recommended oily skin). It also has a calming smell that isn’t too strong. This is my second time buying it (I bought it the first time in store) and I can confirm that it is worth the money. It lasted me for a over a year, and I wash my face at least twice a day. Would 100% recommend to anyone who has oily skin like me.
I am so happy I was told about this bar by Genevieve (I think that's how you spell her name (sorry!) She is one of the co-owners of Eco Collective). I have always been nervous about switching up my skincare routine because my skin is my biggest point of low self-esteem if it doesn't look good and I'm acne prone at times, but I'm glad I made the switch! I feel like I almost have less breakouts, and when they do happen, they go away so much more quickly! I also started using jojoba oil from Eco Collective as well after I wash my face. I'm about to start using rose water as well just to see what happens! Thanks for all you guys do at Eco Collective!!!
I have mild acne and using this soap has really helped my skin look less oily and more healthy! I also think the scent is quite calming and very nice on your face. Would highly recommend!
I've been using this face wash every day for a few weeks, and the block still appears as large as when it arrived. It is going to last me a long time,and was well worth the 10 bucks. I love the zero waste aspect. My skin feels smooth and looks clear. This has been working great during hormonal or stress-related breakouts.
I have pretty normal skin and don't suffer from too many breakouts (usually 1-3 pimples around the time of my cycle) but occasionally have hard knots under the skin that are super painful. Since using this facial soap (about 1.5 months at this point) I haven't noticed any negative effects on my skin. I'll happily continue to use this!
When will this be back in stock? I neeeeeeeed it. I am a fresh-faced goddess from using this soap. See that light in the distance? It's me. xo
In the few weeks Ive used this facial soap Ive seen a significant change in my small breakouts and specifically oil-deposits/blackheads.
The lather is so silky and it smells clean but not overly fragrant. This will last me a while even with washing my face 2x a day - I have combo skin type leaning toward dry, for context
This has been great for my husband's skin. He's had problem combination skin his whole life, and this has definitely reduced his breakouts and made his skin tone more even. Love that it is zero waste! We bought the soap stone to go with the soap bar, but the liquid soap dripped off the stone too easily and stained our white bath tub. Our solution (taken from another reviewer) was to take an old mint tin, strum rubber bands in a cross hatch across the lip of the tin, and then rest the soap bar on top of the rubber band. The tin offered a lip to catch any soap drippings, and prevented future stains.
When I wash my face and body with this, it leaves a moisture barrier that keeps my skin from getting dehydrated.
Loving the facial soap so far. Sometimes changing facial soap means waiting for your skin to adjust - not with this one. Does just what I need it to (clean my face) and looks like a gem on my counter. It's not particularly moisturizing, which is fine because I put some oil on right after.
I have dry skin that gets the occasional white head. This soap is so awesome! My skin feels soft and moisturized after washing, and I’ve no breakouts since using.
It’s a really pretty color and soap too!
I love this product. The shape is aesthetically pleasing and the scent is amazing. I have only been using it for about a week but my skin feels soft and clean. I’m hoping over time it will help with my acne too. It’s more than worth the $10!
This soap cleans my face without stripping it dry. If I wash my face with a conventional face wash, it can feel like all the moisture has been removed along with the dirt. This soap actually feels like it's moisturizing my face. I'll definitely be repurchasing once I'm done with my bar.
I got this to replace a foaming cleanser and I love it. I'm not picky about most facial products, but this soap makes me feel good without a whole lot of effort. I haven't tried it with makeup or anything like that, though, because I don't typically wear makeup anyway. But for your everyday, average cleansing, I think it is very nice.
Pros: Feels great on skin, lathers well, smell is very mild, and, as other reviews have mentioned, it really hasn't changed shape at all after nearly a month of use. So for overall quality and price, 5 stars hands down.
Cons: Something in this soap seems to be drying my face out. If you have a healthy moisturizing regiment already, then this will likely be no problem. I just noticed I have had to increase my method of moisturizing a lot after washing my face with this. Still recommend!
Love this face wash. It doesn’t irritate or dry out my skin.
I love this soap! It soaps up really easily, and you don't need much to get a thick lather. Doesn't dry out my skin
This is the face wash my dry skin was looking for. Such a gentle cleanse, pleasantly faint smell, and seems like it will last me a long time as the bar hasn't even changed shape after two weeks of using it. Super excited to keep using this!
A lot of facial soaps (bar and otherwise) can feel like they strip the skin of everything- dirt, bacteria, and oils. With this bar, I feel like it is cleansing without stripping away moisture that I need to replace right away with face lotion and the like. I can't speak to the UV protection, inflammation reduction, or redness reduction that the description holds, but so far have been very satisfied with my purchase- which is great, since this seems like it will last me a long time!
Can scrub hard with it when drier and gentle when wet. Really happy with it and it is holding up nicely:)
Have been using botanical loofahs as bath sponges for a few years now and I love them. Exfoliating, gentle, and they dry out quickly which is a blessed quality for a sponge to have. The first one that I observed falling apart after thousands of back scrubs split open and is transforming from a useful cylindrical sponge to a useful flat scrubbing pad.
Cut in half to use as dish scrubber. Softens like a frosted mini wheat when wet so more pliable. Works great and dries nicely between uses.
I like that it feels exfoliating, but not harsh on my skin. Great quality and very affordable. Once mine aged out, I kept it as a bath tub scrubber.
This was my first attempt at a plastic free dish washing tool. It took a few tries to kind of soften the loofah a bit and figure out how to use it, but overall I'm satisfied with how it cleans my dishes. It's definitely different from a kitchen sponge - it won't be super useful for wiping off surfaces but it does have more scrubbing power in my opinion. And it still holds onto soap. I'll probably buy one of the wood handle dish scrubbers when my loofah starts falling apart, but I'll happily compost it when that day comes :)
I have this one and then 2 other ones I bought elsewhere. This one is the best one yet. It's bigger and higher quality.... Doesn't feel like it's gonna unravel. I definitely recommend
Easiest way to save small pieces of soap! Quality is as pictured and described!
I've really liked this pouch so far. I didn't know what to do with my small soap pieces because they were too small to use but I also didn't want to waste them. This pouch dries hard if you keep the soap in it after each shower/bath, but softens when wet.