I had been wanting to try Country Suds for a while so I had finally given in and ordered a few things to try. I was not disappointed! You know it has to be good when it came out of my own pocket for this review. I am not being compensated for anything. I did not get anything for free out of this. But I love the products so much I just had to quickly share!
I started off with the Bedtime Fish Soap; which I got for my 5-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter. This Kids Soap is a soothing bedtime mixture of mandarin, chamomile, and lavender, neroli and valley lily. There are lower notes of hay and musk. After the kids finish the soap they will get a free fish toy!
I found the soap not only smelled good, but didn't bother my kid's skin either. They had no rashes or allergic reactions from using the soap. While the fish did take some time to get out of the soap, it shows the soap lasts a decent amount of time and definitely encouraged my kids to really wash themselves good as doing so would run the soap down even quicker. So this one was a hit with them and they came out smelling nice and clean as they worked their way to get the fish!
Next, I got the Milk Oatmeal and Honey Loofah for myself. The scent of this soap will remind you of French Vanilla, soy milk and almonds. What's unique about this soap is that its a thin soap layer over a loofah. So as the soap goes down, you start getting a bit of a scratchy feeling and as more of the loofah is exposed you can start using it as a regular little loofah. It's really unique and different. Not to mention, I absolutely love the fragrance of this soap! I mean it smells amazing.
Additionally, this soap only uses a few ingredients. Take a look: Glycerin Soap Base, Loofah (Luffa) Sponge, Fragrance, FD&C Colorant. That's it! And we actually know what these are. So no big scientific weird names. I really like that!
In my bath, while trying the loofah soap, I also added in the Milk Oatmeal and Honey 16oz Milky Bath to try out. Like the loofah soap, this milky bath scent will remind you of French Vanilla, soy milk and almonds. What I noticed was it does turn the bath a yellow-ish color when added, however, it does not stain your tub or tint your skin. It's just in the water. It also smells AMAZING and actually does make your skin feel really soft and smooth. For me, I found that soaking in it for about 20 minutes after shaving my legs made me feel super clean and super soft after. Just a little tip!
Also, like the loofah soap, the ingredient list for the milky bath is short as well. Take a look: Powdered milk, sea salt, Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda), Ground Oatmeal, Fragrance - all ingredients you can name once again! I love that!!
Additionally, I also used the Milk Oatmeal and Honey Fizzy Bomb in my bath as well. Just like with the loofah and milky bath with the same scent, this scent will remind you of French Vanilla, soy milk and almonds. The Fizzy Bomb is a diameter of 2.5 inches and has an approximate weight of 4oz. It put out a good fizz in the water and, of course, smelled amazing! (Can't you tell I really enjoy the oatmeal and honey fragrance?!)
Once again, the ingredient list is short with ingredients you actually know: Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), citric acid, sea salt, fragrance oil, sunflower oil, light bath safe colorant.
Finally, the last item I got to try was the All Purpose All Natural Concentrate Cleaner. I love trying natural types of cleaners so this one was the one I think I was most excited about (even though I loved everything else). Unlike other cleaners, this particular one has several uses. Take a look:
Laundry: Approx 1/3 cup per load – 1/2 cup for hard water. Detergent residues in the machine may neutralize the cleaner, so use enough cleaner to get just a start of foam on top. You may have to use a little extra the first time. Always mix into warm water before adding the clothes. Softens clothes with natural aloe! Also has a mild whitening effect. Great for silks and fine fabrics, wool and suede (may darken).
Stain Removal: Wet the surface and apply full strength. Work into the material thoroughly and let sit a moment. Rinse and dry.
Bathrooms: Use full strength on sponge wipe clean and rinse. For all tile and porcelain surfaces.
Floors: Add 3oz of cleaner concentrate to mop water. Clean as usual.
Woodwork, Wood flooring, and Walls: Dilute 1/4 cup per 1 gallon of hot water. Clean, rinse and let dry.
Carpets: Replaces detergent concentrates. Works well in all carpet cleaning machines and on stains.
General Cleaning: Stovetop, appliances, etc. Wet area, saturated sponge in cleaner concentrate and scrub. Rinse and let dry. For ALL water-safe surfaces.
Vehicles: Saturate sponge with cleaner concentrate. Work over vehicle in sections, wetting first, applying cleaner concentrate and then rinsing. Always wash vehicles out of direct sunlight.
Additionally, the ingredients used in the cleaner are pretty amazing: Organic Saponified Oils (Coconut, Olive & Jojoba), Orange Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil, Rosemary Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Organic Aloe Vera.
So while you should still keep it away from pets and children as a safety precaution, using it around your house is not going to be harmful as other chemical-filled cleaners!
For me, I found the cleaner worked well and smelled great. I used it in my laundry, particularly for cleaning a rug. While I found the fragrance wasn't strong enough to linger on the rug (which was being washed due to pets making their business on), I found the rug also didn't stink after being washed either, which was my main concern. For regular cleaning (counters, tables, etc) I felt that it did a good job or picking up any light messes.
Ultimately, I had an AMAZING experience with Country Suds for my first order with them. Their pricing isn't the cheapest, yet they're not very expensive either. I believe their products are of good quality and definitely worth every penny.
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