Looking for more and better natural alternatives for men, I came across Dr. Squatch Soap Co. They are a small yet vibrant soap company based in USA. Their designs are quirky and manly, with a touch of humor (I mean, can you imagine a Dr. Squatch?)
Dr. Squatch Soap Co. founder, Jack the soap maker and guru and I started talking about the soaps, and I immediately fell in love with the innovative product he had to offer.
Dr. Squatch Soap Co. began as the founder Jack was putting in grueling hours as an IT Consultant in Chicago. It was the start to a good “career”, but the work was far from rewarding.
Dr. Squatch soaps are all natural, chemical free and designed with men in mind. “All soaps start as a basic mixture of oils and lye solution. The mix results in soap + glycerin. The big difference is what happens from here. In our handmade soap, the glycerin is retained in the bar, and combines with coconut, and olive oils to nourish your skin.”
Also, all of Dr. Squatch soaps are cold pressed.
What is Cold Press Soap?
Soap made by the “Cold process method” requires exact measurements of lye (sodium hydroxide) and fat contents by using saponification charts to ensure that the finished product is mild and skin-friendly. This process should be made with precise weights and measurements to ensure an accurate lye/water/oil ratio. The soap formed through this process has a nice texture, lather, and good quality.
“Cold process soap has no need to add harsh chemicals or preservatives. The result? You’ll be skin-safe and feeling smooth.” Dr. Squatch
** Historical Fun Fact: According to legend, cold press soap has its origins in ancient Rome. The ancient site at Mount Sapo in Rome was famous for animal sacrifices, after time the residual fat and ash got collected under ceremonial altars. One day heavy rain made fat and ash to mix with rain and that flowed down to the slopes to the banks of rivers where washer man were washing their clothes and this mixture made the clothes clean. Either that or, Zeus just send it down to kill nasty smelly men odors lol.
The Verdict: Dr. Squatch has a nice selection of scents. We tried them all! and oh boy we impressed! Our favorites were Gold Moss Scrub and Bay Rum. Both the Mr. and the little dude tried them. Yes! Dr. Squatch has a self-declared new little fan, my 10-year-old loved them too! He was happy to smell “like a man” and I was happy because he was using a chemical free soap, mellow enough for him to smell good without it being it overpowering. I think either of those two scents are kid and man-friendly (hey, even we can use them so woman friendly too). To me, the Pine Tart is the strongest. Strong in a good way though – Pine Tar smells like an herbal explosion of delicious manliness bathing in a forest waterfall (yeah, imagine that… Sun shining through and all) The soaps didn’t crumble, and didn’t become slimy, they have stayed put on the shower shelve. My boys have soft and hydrated skin and smell nice and clean (always a bonus)
The Cool Part: the coolest part about Dr. Squatch is that they also offer a “soapscription” yes! you can get soap delivered at your door every month, and you can even customize the amount of soap and scents you want. Yay for cleanliness!
Subscription starts at $7 a month.
Overall, 100% recommended! If you like us are in the lookout for a natural, chemical-free, good quality, sustainable and COOL product I strongly recommend you give Dr. Squatch a go! Because I mean, Millennial Men want to look good while being environmentally conscious right? and what better way to do it than by supporting local entrepreneurs like Jack who produce outstanding quality handmade in the USA products like Dr. Squatch soaps.
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