Old Man Murray’s Organic Soap Review + Giveaway

My first step to making some eco-friendly adjustments to my beauty routine is to start using organic soap. I recently found out about Old Man Murray’s soaps through a network of Green Mom bloggers and I had to give them a try. Each of the scents has a name that offers an authentic nod to the herbal remedies of the past. There are four divinely feminine soaps and four distinctly masculine options. I selected Honey Butter for myself and Gin and Tonic for Mr. Eco Incognito. Of course he decided to use mine anyway, but I would say that they both offer a refreshing cleanse so they are certainly appropriate for either gender.

Until recently, I’ve been a body wash junkie, but I’ve never found one that has had a lasting effect on my skin after a shower. I was always hesitant to use bar soap because I thought it dried out my skin. However, I was missing the important step of lathering up with lotion after showering. A body wash contains lotion and lots of water, so it generally costs more than using a bar of soap and your own lotion. Plus, taking the additional step after a shower helps lock moisture in your skin and promotes relaxation. I don’t have a lot of time these days for a beauty routine, but I’ve decided that this is worth it.

To put Old Man Murray’s to the ultimate test, I even shaved my legs using just the soap. I have always thought I had sensitive skin, but now I’m wondering if my reactions were to the parabens and additives in popular shave gels. I was surprised and delighted to find out that I could get a clean, close shave simply using a bar of soap. Even the packaging is a great alternative to the cans.

There are a lot of reasons why I want to ‘green’ my beauty routine and I feel like adding this soap to the mix is a great first step. I hope you’ll give it a try, too! I love this list of ingredients in the Gin + Tonic soap. Look at all the great benefits of each component.

handmade natural soap

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

You can win the Old Man Murray’s soap of your choice by commenting on this post! Simply click over to http://www.oldmanmurrays.com/ and let us know which herbal organic soap you would love to try in the comments below.

You can earn two extra entries:

1. ‘Like’ Old Man Murray’s on Facebook, then come back and leave a comment letting us know!

2. ‘Like’ Eco Incognito on Facebook, then come back and leave a comment letting us know!

3. Follow Old Man Murray on Twitter.

4. Sign up for the Old Man Murray’s newsletter on the bottom-right of the home page at http://www.oldmanmurrays.com/

Contest is open to US residents only. Winners will be announced 2/19/13 and contacted via email. 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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26 comments on “Old Man Murray’s Organic Soap Review + Giveaway

  1. Chloe Gaffney says:

    My mom has made soaps since I was little–it’s fun to make! The honey butter looks great. I went ahead and liked Old Man Murray’s on Facebook as well!

  2. Heather says:

    My husband would love the lavender or the Honey Butter!

  3. carrie says:

    Honey Butter sounds delightful! I am with you on all the additives in our body wash – especially for kids too! I would love to switch us all to bar soap!

  4. Gin & Tonic looks awesome for hubby to try, but I’d pick lavender – it’s my fave!

  5. I would love to try Honey Butter and WIntermint!

  6. Follow Old Man Murrays on FB as Brittney Minor

  7. Follow Eco-Incognito on FB as Brittney Minor

  8. Follow Old Man Murray’s on Twitter as @brittleby

  9. Subscribed to email brittleby @ yahoo . com

  10. Allie says:

    I would like Wintermint

  11. domestic diva says:

    Honey butter sounds fantastic.

  12. Would love to try gin and tonic!

  13. rachel says:

    Lavender sounds amazing. Love that scent.

  14. Danielle T says:

    i would like to try the honey butter

  15. Vera Khule says:

    I liked Old Man Murray’s Organic Handmade Soap on facebook.

  16. Vera Khule says:

    I liked Eco Incognito on facebook.

  17. Vera Khule says:

    I would like to try the lavender soap.

  18. manda kay says:

    I would like the honey butter.

  19. lace says:

    so many I’d love to try: Sanguinello, Big Sky Country

  20. Susan Christy says:

    Would love to try the Honey Butter

  21. ginger g. says:

    I’d love to try honey butter!

  22. ginger g. says:

    I liked Old Man Murray’s on fb (ginger starr gisi)

  23. ginger g. says:

    I liked Eco Incognito on fb! (ginger starr gisi)

  24. Autumn C. says:

    Lavender and Comfrey Root sounds great!

  25. Autumn C. says:

    I like Old Man Murray’s on Facebook.

  26. Autumn C. says:

    I like Eco Incognito on Facebook.

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