Olive oil based glycerine soap
By Cameron Jackson
O'Loofa is an olive oil based glycerine soap with
an exfoliating loofah sponge engrained in the bar made in Lebanon. Unlike most
of the loofa soaps on the market today, O'Loofa leaves a large part of the
loofa sponge exposed on one side of the bar.
My initial impression when I saw this bar was that it might have been some
kind of factory defect or second. Must be a guy thing.
I found the exposed loofa fibers worked well to exfoliate and help clean up
the grunge and other nasties I managed to get myself in
throughout the day helping a friend remodel her garage (yeah, I
usually have quite a bit of free time and a soft spot for ladies).
The first few times I tried this soap I found the loofa to be a
bit stiff and a little coarse. When the loofa softened up it
felt great on my skin, but I did notice my skin was a little
dry, which is not uncommon with a glycerine soap.
I found the fragrance (Natural) quite plain, and hoped to try a few other fragrances.
Unfortunately, I was unable to locate a retailer nearby to get a few
other fragrances to try. According to O'Loofa, their
Natural soap "contains an aroma rich in Lavender oil, known
for its relaxing properties." I was unable to detect any
lavender fragrance in the bar I tried.
O'Loofa is available in the following fragrances:
Natural - Muscle Relaxant
Amber - Sensual
Honey Lemon - Invigorating
Jasmine - Inner Harmony
Orange Blossom - Sleep Inducing
Ingredients (Natural): Glycerine, Monopropylene Glycol, Sodium PEG-7 Olive
Oil Carboxylate, Sodium Oleate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,
Sodium Chloride, Loofa, Aroma, Europea, EDTA.
I understand that O'Loofa have updated their labeling to include
the colorants used to stabilize or enhance the color of their
soaps: E127 (FD&C Red No.3), E102 (FD&C Yellow No.5) and or E
132 (FD&C Blue No.2).
Priced at $8.00 to $10.00 a bar at varied online retailers, you might find
it to be a bit expensive for 5oz
of an average glycerine soap (and it does go pretty quickly).
a list of retailers or to purchase an O'Loofa variety pack that
includes Amber, Honey Lemon and Jasmine glycerine soap for $24.00, please visit
their web site at oloofa.com.