I'm not real picky about soap. I just want the most lather (in my experience the most lather means more economical because it doesn't seem to take as much soap to get the job done.), at a decent price (some of these speciality soaps are amazingly pricey!), and a tolerable scent (this soap has a pleasant refreshing non-perfumy smell.) Well, I guess I am picky about my soap! Anyway this soap has a great smell and lather for a reasonable price. Enough said.
June 23, 2014
Keep Coming Back
I love trying soaps and always put a new one in my Swanson's carts. No matter what my current "soap du jour" may be, I always have at least one bar of Chandrika on hand. Although there are many soaps I've liked and reviewed, I keep coming back to this little gem. I love the scent, and that it is made from natural ingredients. We use a lot of Ayurvedic oils and preparations, so it is no surprise that I keep defaulting to this sweet soap. The price is always right at Swanson's, but I do wish it lasted longer or came in larger sizes. That is my only reason for the 4 rather than 5-star "value" rating.
May 31, 2014
I've been a faithful user of Dr. Bronner's Hemp Seed Oil bars for 10+ years and this soap has become another favorite of mine. Cleans effectively, gently and leaves a tingly cool feeling. The bars are small but Swanson's price makes it possible to buy more to get the same usage. Only those who are overly sensitive to exotic smells might have a problem. It is different because of the neem and other ingredients. I will continue to buy it here along with Auromere soaps 'cause they're so superior to the usual commercial stuff. Swanson rules!
April 1, 2014
Best soap I have found so far. Great smell, great price and all natural.
January 5, 2014
Skin so soft
Leaves my skin soft and with a glow.
December 28, 2013
Great Smelling Soap
This soap has a wonderful smell. I really like it and so does my husband.
December 25, 2013
I absolutely love this product and do does my husband. It lathers well yet cleans the body and face. It is a good size for travel, too, but not so small that it melts before finishing your first shower/bath.
I took this soap with me on a recent mini vacation with my sister. Well, she loved it so much that she is purchasing it from swanson, too. What a bargain, too!!!
I love the way it smells and permeates throughout the bathroom...so soothing and gentle, too, without those harsh detergent additives. This isn't a light scent but certainly isn't overpowering either. I don't always want to wear perfume or use scented creams or lotions. This is for those days when I just want to be me....free of makeup...fresh, clean but on the go....
June 17, 2013
melts quickly, but works and smells great
March 27, 2013
I simply love this soap. Its scent is reminiscent of the early 70's and depending upon your love of incense-like scents, you will either *love*, or *hate* this smallish, green bar of soap from India. It lathers well, and nicely scents the shower, bathroom and your skin after use. Again, not for those averse to scent.
March 8, 2013
Fantastic "manly scented" soap
My husband love this manly scent and the softness of his skin afterwards. His only complaint is that it's too small. Should make bigger bars. Great for traveling though.
February 24, 2013
I'll never use anything else
I used this soap at a friends house and fell in love with the smell. Since it had no wrapper, I had no idea what it was but I asked. He later gifted me a bar, which in hindsight was one of the best gifts ever. I started using it and buying it from the local whole foods market and people started commenting on how good I always smelled. My skin was not itchy, or reactive and my roommates started buying it with me. Then I found it on Swansons for less than a dollar. The local stores priced it at over $5. Now I have it on auto-dellievery. Nothing smells like it, and nothing is as good for the skin.
October 25, 2012
Sorry, but the odor--ooph!
It may be true that all ingredients are "natural", but I was not able to live with the smell in the apartment. Reminded me of grocery store soaps like "ir--- Spring"--whose chemical "fragrance" is more reminiscent to me of bus terminal bathrooms than anything blooming in the spring. Might be a great soap for some, but if you have any chemical sensitivities at all, you're well advised to skip this one.
October 18, 2012
This little green bar was a surprise. It cleans your hands well, and I also used it a couple times on my face. It has a pleasant smell, like incense, when you use it.
July 13, 2012
Good but strong scent
We have been trying many of the soaps that Swanson sells. When we bought this, we did not know what Ayurvedic soap was. Ayurvedic is a traditional form of medicine from India that uses natural ingredients. So this soap is all natural.
This is a natural soap, not a detergent. We have soft water so our results will be better than with hard water. The soap lathered very well. The bar is a good size to keep a grip on. The scent is definitely Indian, but not bad. It kind of grows on you. The scent stays on your skin for many hours, so keep this in mind if you use aftershave, colognes or perfumes as the scents may clash.
We are satisfied with the soap. It is a good value. We recommend it and will likely purchase it again.
June 30, 2012
I recomend this soap to everybody! natural & pure
June 22, 2012
Great Bar of Soap
Does not dry skin, and leaves a fresh scent, And wow what a price!
June 11, 2012
Tried several soaps but this is a reorder...nice smell & lathers well. Wish it was a little larger bar but my wife & I like it
April 19, 2012
Great body bar soap. A little pine smelling but doesnt last. Seems gentle, not drying. Excellent price. I usually buy castille soap but this is a nice alternative.
April 5, 2012
Fragrant & Effective
I 100% love this product. The ingredients are simple, and fully vegetable-based. The scent is potent, but very pleasant at the same time. My whole family is using it now. I am ordering more the next chance I get. Soap was the last thing on my list of "toxic products that need to be replaced", and the garbage from Unilever has now been tossed out.
April 1, 2012
Not worth the purchase.
The overall smell and size outweighed the good price. The size was too small. The smell was way too powerful for me. It lingered on my skin and made my whole bathroom smell like it. Not a pleasant smell either.
March 14, 2012
This soap is green and has a manly scent. I gave it to my husband and he loves the scent. This is a very small bar of soap. Would be good size for travel.
February 16, 2012
I read the other reviews and b/c they said it smelled so good I tried it- it's my favorite soap now! Lathers nice on my sea sponge and smells wonderful :)
January 30, 2012
I love the smell and texture of this soap. Wish it came in a larger bar.
December 26, 2011
Chandrika Ayurvedic Soap
Wonderful scent! Reminds me of Nag Champa incense. I wish the bar was larger.
August 3, 2011
I love this soap, pure, simple no wierd byproducts.I absolutly LOVE the smell! I feel clean and smell nice when im done and its very affordable. I reordered and got 8 bars more and my bath area smells good too. Every one says what kind of air freshener do i use and when i tell them they are surprized !
July 23, 2011