Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Looking For A Liquid Soap Alternative

I have to admit when I first saw this product I hated it (see my first post about this product)! I first found Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim in 2012.  At the Expo, they had only the tangerine citrus version and that didn't work for me. The citrus essential oil odor invoked nausea and a headache.  At that time, to my knowledge, Alaffia did not produce an unscented alternative. I  stayed clear.  

Now after moving eastward, I hadn't located any African stores in my locale as readily as in Southern California.  I was forced to find something else for my go-to hand soap.  When I went to Whole Foods... look what I found, an unscented version. Yeah!

A New Go-To Product For Me!

The first bottle I purchased is lighter in color than the second.  The product label states that it is handcrafted and that may account for the difference.  What I like best, of course, is I do not detect any offensive odor.  I like to add distilled water to thin the soap, then fill my hand soap container.  Now that there is an unscented version it is a go-to product in my home.  I admit, my first choice would be to use raw African black soap, however, for me this is the next best alternative.  

Alaffia's label states that this product it is handcrafted, Fair Trade, unscented, gluten free, no parabens, non-GMO, no SLS, biodegradable and no animal testing.  This fits most of my criteria and so is an all around winner for me!  The label also states that it can be used as body wash, facial cleaner, shaving soap, shampoo and more. Besides hand soap I do use it on my face and sometimes as a body wash.  Is non-drying to my dry skin. Check it out, give it a try! No Whole Foods in your area, here it is on Amazon! This is another product to assist you to be savvy and scent free!