My favourite soap
The aroma brings me back to my teen years - it's that scent of heady, earthy, woody goodness that is intoxicating to me.
Yes, you do need to love this scent because if you don't you're just going to hate the soap. It's not a light fragrance.
The soap also lathers up marvelously in for me, and I'm in a hard water area. I use it as a shampoo and in the bath and shower.
Lovely, lovely soap!
December 30, 2014
Good for Winter Dryness
Always in search of a good hand soap that will help deal with Winter dryness. I think this is about as good as I've tried.
The soap does have a strong aroma, at least at the start. I think after 24 hours it abates a lot and is okay for my sensitive nose.
Glad to be able to try this on special; may order next time to help me get through Winter.
December 29, 2014
Best Bar Soap EVER
I have used this on my face for several weeks now and use a small face brush, like one would use for shaving cream, very soft and wash my face with it. I noticed softer, supple skin immediately. Now I use it all over and I have no need for any lotion, my skin is super soft and moisturized right out of the shower. It has a very organic and earthy scent, which one could enhance with a musk fragrance.
Instead of a $300.00+ Clarisonic facial system, I use my little brush with this soap.....economical and effective!
December 27, 2014
Smell is a No Go..
The soap it self was great. I liked the lather it gave and the clean feel it gave after rinsing. BUT... I can Not get over the smell..! The soap smells like Nagchampa (The Incense) overwhelmingly.. I can deal with that smell on little doses But I smelled like Nagchampa ALL DAY LONG! In my car, at work, and even that same night after working all day.. It was too much.. My bathroom smelled like I was burning incense also.. I will not buy this soap again because of the smell which is to bad cause I liked the lather and clean feel.
December 26, 2014
Lots of suds. I like the smell.
December 9, 2014
Best Purchase Ever
This soap is the best I have used, ever. Beautiful Aroma, does not melt away in soap dish and leaves you feeling clean without any left over residue. Did not burn skin like a lot of soaps do.
December 9, 2014
Love This Soap
Fresh scent. Great welcome gift for houseguests (along w/ fave loofa or body buffer).
December 9, 2014
Smell Good Soap!
I keep this soap in my main bathroom for family and guests. It has a lovely fancy scent. It's a small quaint size that fits well in an arrangement of other soaps. Leaves my skin feeling clean and smelling good. However, I like to use some moisturizer after using this product.
December 8, 2014
Very strong scent
This soap has a very strong scent to it. It is a nice scent, but I recommend buying one bar first to make sure you like the smell.
December 7, 2014
I bought this soap because it had no objectionable ingredients. I am very pleased with that. However, I must say it is very strongly scented. It is in the master bath and the entire bedroom smells like the soap.
November 21, 2014
Recommend to others
Has a pleasant smell. Price is fair. Would recommend to others.
November 8, 2014
Little goes a long way
I am very pleased with the quality and aroma of this soap. If it came in larger bars, I could have scored it higher.
November 3, 2014
the best soap
wonderful product - what a value - lathers great & a
great smell - lingers in the bathroom for hours after a shower - this is one of the best deals at Swanson.
September 2, 2014
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