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Carley's Natural Shea Butter Soap - 8 half Bars

  • IF you prefer, we are cutting the 4 bars in half. 
  • So many complained the bars were too big to handle. 
    So to be clear, you will get eight 1/2 bars of our natural soap. 
  • The best soap in the world!
  • No added scent or coloring
  • Melts right into your skin for the cleanest feeling clean!
  • This listing is for exactly eight 1/2 bars of soap. No free bar.
  • Bars will vary in size. Each 1/2 bar is approximately 4 ounces.  

Have you ever noticed sometimes the best things happen to you by accident?
Many years ago my wife and I were visiting a friend of ours who was an amateur Natural soap maker. She made all sorts of pretty soaps and I thought this was sort of silly. The more I talked to her the more I realized there might be something to all of this. She noticed my neck looked irritated and red. She thought it looked like a soap allergy and gave me a bar of her home made soap and asked me to try it one time. 

I had a constantly itchy scalp and bumps around my hair line and places on my body that I scratched almost until raw. And I had dealt with this problem for decades and thought this was just something to be tolerated. Never in a million years did I realize this was an allergy to store bought soaps. And if it was then why would another soap help my condition?

Of course as you might have imagined, her soap helped dramatically. I spent the next year refining her process, reading everything I could read and finally arriving at a formula that was considerably better than that first soap I tried. So much better that we call it the 'best soap in the world'. Well that was 10's of thousands of bars of soap ago. We buy our materials by the 55 gallon drum now and make a batches of 500 bars at a time. IT SELLS SO FAST, it's all we can do to make it fast enough. We always have drying racks filled with thousands of bars of our Natural soap. It's not a pretty soap. It only comes one way. No added smells, no added coloring. But ohhh is it good! It just melts into your skin. Your skin feels and is so clean after a shower, some tell us they no longer need to worry about how they smell all day.

Oh come on, now you're going to tell me my *OVE soap isn't good for me!?!?
The way we make real Natural soap, is a special treat.
Our secret slow process makes each bath a delightful experience.

Yes we make no claims for pretty. We didn't care what it looked like. We figured we'd just give a free bar with the treatment and get them to use it. NOT to put on display in the bathroom. What we wanted was an effective soap that could be used between treatments. That kept your skin clean and soft and smooth and refreshed.


It really doesn't have an odor. You just smell clean after using our soap. Sorry if you want a scent wear a perfume (or cologne). You just can't believe the compromises you have to make to have a soap smell. Most 'natural' soap makers don't even use natural scents. I decided to make a really good soap it would be unscented. 


WOW does it ever! You know how you have to lather up a wash cloth 2 or 3 times with the soap you're now using to get all your body clean? One time is usually all you need to wash your whole body with our soap. It lathers like crazy! And your skin feels wonderful! AND you know how many people throw out those other bars when they about a third or a quarter gone, because they don't lather anymore (mainly because commercial soap is squeezed so hard almost all of the natural glycerin deep inside the bar is gone), well not with our soap. USE IT RIGHT DOWN TO THE LAST BIT. And it still lathers like crazy.

We found out why those 'pretty' soaps didn't feel so good to use. There are ways to speed up the process of making Natural soap. These other guys can make it start to finish in 2 to 3 weeks. We discovered, through experimentation, with the process and the ingredients that we could actually slow the process down. This made an even better soap. Our soap takes a full 2 MONTHS cure!

Why use this soap?

People with challenged skin, broken out skin and with other skin problems like Acne, Dermatitis and Eczema are making their skin worse by using store bought soaps.

What else is wrong with them?


I thought ANTI-BACTERIAL was good for me?

For one thing, these chemicals (drugs) really don't work that well. (are bacteria disappearing? I DON'T THINK SO!) But what they do well is build up bacteria's resistance to these chemicals to the point that when we really need these chemicals (drugs) to save our life, they won't work. NOT GOOD!
These chemicals actually make Acne challenged skin worse.

What about long term use of these detergents & anti-bacterials?

When I was a teen (35 years ago), it seemed that most people outgrew acne by the time they were an adult. MSNBC recently reported that 45% of adults now suffer from acne and other similar skin problems. Can this be related? No one knows for sure. But I think so. 

What about these so called Low pH soaps? Wouldn't they be better for my skin?
A lot of people don't really understand pH. pH is a measurement of a products acidity. Low pH means Acidic. High pH means Base. 7 is considered neutral. Right now it is a catchword in advertising to sell low pH soaps and cleansers. But fads are sometimes just that... fads. Low pH soaps such as what Dove sells won't make your skin feel any better than our higher pH Natural soap. In fact, most people are amazed at how wonderful our soap makes their skin feel. This is because it truly gets the skin clean. Low pH soaps don't properly clean your skin. Leaving embedded dirt particles, which serve as hiding places for the bacteria that causes acne and other skin problems. Fighting skin problems is a process that must include keeping the skin meticulously clean.

OK, so what's in your soap?
Soap. It's real saponified soap made from oils like soap used to be made (Coconut, Olive, Soybean and Rice Bran Oils - no animal ingredients). But the old fashioned soap was harsh. 75 years ago when grandma made soap with basically lard and lye, she didn't know how to fine tune the ingredients. She just threw in a handful of this and a handful of that. Our soap's all vegetable -high quality- ingredients are tested, high tech and carefully crafted down to measurements in the +- .001 range. That makes this soap refreshing to use. Your skin feels soft and clean and wonderful. It's hard to explain the difference until you've tried it. 

How is it made?

We hand mix all the natural ingredients in special stainless steel tanks heated to a specific temperature. They are combined at precise temperatures and then poured into large molds. After a few days, our soap is then solid enough to be hand cut from these large blocks into bars. We then air dry our soap for about 2 months. This extra drying time mellows the soap. As you can see, it is very time and labor consuming. But we feel this very special soap is worth the effort.

What does it look like?

Not too good looking. It is not spit out of a machine. Each bar is unique and since we don't use any dyes to color it or high pressure to mold it, it can be ugly. OK it is ugly. Who cares?

What else is in it? 
We use two EXOTIC BUTTERS as skin emollients. natural SHEA BUTTER (from West Africa) and MANGO BUTTER (from India). We also use APRICOT KERNAL OIL and CASTOR OIL, which are wonderful emollients. When we tell you your skin will feel wonderful after using, along with our finely crafted natural soap, these emollients are part of the reason why. Most experts agree, these are the best skin softeners and emollients available today. Way too expensive for most soap companies, though. 

Will this make my skin greasy? All those oils, butters?
No, in fact this will help balance your skins oil production. It's a common misconception. Products that strip oils out of your skin, signals the skin to start producing more oil. Besides, our Natural soap does not feel oily.


The details about our natural soap:
In order of prominence (exact percentages are top secret, even our employees don't know) we use
1. Coconut oil,
2. Soybean oil
3. Rice Bran oil
4. Olive oil(most soap makers use Pomice grade, we use the Pure grade, which is one step higher and without a chemical component)
5. The above oils are converted to soap by use of Reverse Osmosis purified water and sodium hydroxide(also known as soda ash or lye- which is derived from salt,- this ingredient does not remain in the finished soap, it's considered a catalyst which means it facilitates the changing of oil to soap). As the soap cures most of the water evaporates. This is a process called saponification. This is how natural soap has been made for centuries until mankind got too smart for its own good. Our soap is made the olde world way, except we use expensive, precise scales measured three decimal places to make our soap consistently perfect every time. BTW-All soap has to be made with a catalyst. Artificial soaps such as shampoos use acids to convert the oils, such as hydrochloric acid.

We also add skin softening ingredients(emollients):
6. Natural Shea butter(a special not processed version we buy direct from Africa),
7. Castor oil.
8. Apricot Kernel oil

Most natural soaps are shipped within 2 to 3 weeks of being made. We use a special unique process that slows the curing of the soap. This makes our soap special, but means it takes almost 2 months to cure. That gives us the ability to add double the amount of skin softening ingredients (like the shea) than other soaps. So rather than drying out your skin, our soap moisturizers the skin without making it oily.

Why is the type of water we use important? The very first time I saw our natural soap being made with Reverse Osmosis purified water I was astounded at the looks of the product as it was mixed. It seemed so much more creamy. The finished natural soap was far superior. Some soap makers use steam distilled water(it is pure). But the problem with this type of water is it is too acidic and somewhat counteracts the cleaning effects of the natural soap.

The other difference is that we don't use fragrances (which are artificially derived). Our natural soap is unscented. There have been studies that support my belief that artificial fragrances are harmful and affect the immune system. I personally can't stand those smells.

The next difference is stabilization. If go into Whole Foods or any health food store and look at the natural soaps they sell. They have a long shelf life and will not change in any way or discolor. I will tell you that there are chemicals added to perform this feat. So most natural soap isn't really natural soap at all. Our natural soap does discolor and get ugly. Although I've never seen a bar go bad. In fact I like the old ugly bars.
We believe this is the finest soap available anywhere.

We have customers who use this soap all over the world. From mainland China to every state in the USA to just about every country in the world. Tens of thousands love this soap. Many take it on vacations and leave the awful hotel soap untouched. We have a group of missionaries in the Amazon jungle who 'treat'  themselves to this soap whenever they can wash. We have soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq who tell us nothing cuts the grime better. A bar of our soap is kept under lock and key and guarded as a precious object there. Enjoy!

We LOVE this soap! This isn't our first order and it wont be our last! Buyer:
*001* ( 96 )

I used it once, and am already addicted!!!! I will be a buyer for life! Buyer:
2006vanr ( 188 )

best soap on the PLANET!!!!!!!!!!! get some and you will be impressedA+A+A+ Buyer:
otrain37 ( 185 )

Never used a soap this good! Fast shipping. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SELLER!!! Buyer:
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LONG time customer, best soap for problem skin    Buyer: maria_dancer ( 544)


Average Rating: 5 5 of 5 Stars!

Carley's Natural Shea Butter Soap - 8 half Bars $22.99

Current Reviews: 36 Average Rating: 5 5 of 5 Stars!

by Elizabeth from Miami Gardens
Date Added: 02/26/2018
I CANNOT say enough good things about this soap! It has soooo many uses! I love using it to wash my face, and to wash all of my makeup off. I actually even used it as shampoo yesterday, for the first time, and I have never been more excited about the meaning of "squeaky clean" before. THAT'S how clean my hair felt. Lol! But it DID leave my hair hard, but I fixed it with THE amazing conditioner bar Steve sells! PLEASE never stop making these! This is one of my Holy Grails!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Ashley from Edison
Date Added: 11/02/2017
I was hesitant to use this bar of soap on my face because it is made with coconut oil (which makes me break out) and others. I don't know how Steve does it but this soap it AMAZING. I have been using it on my face and it doesn't break me out. I am soooo happy I have finally found products that don't make me break out and I am beyond grateful. Please don't ever stop making these products!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Jill from Sidney
Date Added: 10/02/2017
Awesome, its nice, works great on skin, gentle, so far so good!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Jill from Sidney
Date Added: 08/23/2017
Great stuff! Cleans my skin without makeup remover, all in one step, and my skin is free of breakouts. THANK YOU!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Jenelle from Brownsdale
Date Added: 08/19/2017
Best words to describe this are smooth and creamy. Regular soaps I've always felt my skin dry and feel overly tight after using it. Not this. This soap is amazing! We use it for washing bodies, faces, shaving, even shampoo. My husband has commented several times on how soft his hair and face felt after shaving last winter using it.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Grant from Mayhill
Date Added: 08/15/2017
Will never buy store soap again. It does seem a little odd the first time you use it, but now love it.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Ambrosia from Zeeland
Date Added: 05/26/2017
First off, I hate bars of soap...have never been a fan AT ALL!!! Soap bars always left my skin feeling tight and dry. After reading all these 5 star reviews about this soap and receiving these bars with my orders, I thought I'd give it a try and was kind of excited to try it out! Omg....this soap is so different from any other bar of soap be ever tried!!! Now I I now what all the hype is about!!!!! First of all, I love the smell of it!!! It's yummy....and the fact that it's natural....bonus points!!! Second, the lather is incredibly creamy!!! I believe it must be the R/O water they use!! I look forward to using this soap every morning before I get ready and at night when I take my make up off and begin my skincare routine!! Where Steve says in the description that it's addicting...he couldn't be more right!!!! It's so crazy how much I love this soap!!!! Ive got a bazillion bars from all the products Ive purchased but I'm definitely not complaining!!!!! I will forever use this soap and only this soap!!! I'm the type of person who feels like I need my favorite things in bulk!! So the fact that I have a nice stash going on...makes my heart happy lol!! I got my husband using this soap and gave a bar to a friend and my mother. All of whom are in love as well!! There isn't a better bar of soap on the market!!! No joke!!! It's the best!! As with all of Carley's products!!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by kelly from Thornton
Date Added: 05/06/2016
I stumbled upon this gem of a soap about 10 years ago when I was trying to get off of proactive (my skin was breaking out again after some time on proactive and the cost was too much). So I tried carley's soap and never looked back. It is my face and body soap twice a day. It goes a long way and keeps my skin clear and soft! Can't be with out it.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Christie from Bedminster
Date Added: 02/26/2016
I was skeptical of using a bar of soap on my face at first, since I have always used either medicated or gentle, bottled, facial cleansers. This is so much better! The best part (other than soft skin) is that they are huge and really last a long time. I like to cut them into four's so they last even longer. Great product.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by kymberly from walhalla
Date Added: 02/23/2016
The best soap i have ever used!! Have been using for a long time,and would not use anything else! I get so many compliments on my skin. Excellent customer service, Highly Recommend!! K Hudson/South Carolina

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Lisa from Santa Clarita
Date Added: 01/05/2016
Have been using this soap exclusively on my face since 2005. I had a raging case of rosacea, lots of allergies and very sensitive skin. Along with a microfiber cloth and the exotic night time moisturizer, I was able to completely stop taking medications. Carley's products has kept my face clean, soft as a baby's butt, and rosacea free for over ten years. Wouldn't use anything else. Thanks Steve!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Dana from Whitehall
Date Added: 05/10/2015
Been a customer for years the only beauty bar I'll it..😍😍&-

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Genie from Brackettville
Date Added: 04/14/2015
I have acne prone, oily skin. I wouldn't suggest this soap for everyone's face but it's great for mine. It was out of desperation that I started using it on my face and it has worked great for almost a year now. Benzoid (sp?) Peroxide products don't work. Salicylic products really help but make my skin far too sensitive. This is the best thing I've ever used on my face. And I love that it's unscented. I even take it with me on trips. I use it at least once a day, if not twice. I don't find it too drying and it leaves zero residue.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Jayne from Winfield
Date Added: 03/23/2015
I was having a problem with my hair breaking and falling out. I have been using this soap for shampoo with no conditioner for the last 6 months and my hair no longer falls out like it used to. It's healthy and thick thanks to Carly's soap. Amazingly I no longer need conditioner this soap leaves my hair silky and it doesn't leave a residue that using other bars on the hair can do. Jayne

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Madeline from Niwot
Date Added: 08/09/2014
This soap is an amazing all around product. It is extremely moisturizing. I live in the extremely dry climate of Colorado, and this soap soothes my skin and keeps it well moisturized. I have tried other organic luxury soap brands which cost $12 for a 5 oz. bar and didn't work nearly as well as the Carley's soap. I also use this soap on my face twice a day, and it doesn't irritate, sting, or otherwise upset my skin, and I have ridiculously sensitive skin. I love this soap and what it does to keep my skin clean and happy.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Gina from Rock Hill
Date Added: 08/06/2014
I absolutely cannot use any other soap than your all natural soap. It is the only soap that really makes me feel clean. When I get down to my last bar, I go ahead and order more. I use it all over & I no longer get bumps on my back and shoulders. I really just can't describe how different my skin feels with this soap. I worry about the products with chemicals that we put on our skin. Your skin is the largest organ & absorbs things we put on it. That is why transdermal patches of medicine work. I read recently that the chemicals in antiperspirants may be linked to breast cancer. I have switched to an all natural deodorant which works perfectly with your soap. I just wish you guys made an all natural deodorant because it is hard to find a good one & I know if you made one it would be the best on the market. I also love your makeup which gives a very natural looking coverage. Thanks for all you do!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Dana from Whitehall
Date Added: 07/09/2014
Have been using this for a few years it's the only soap I will use, absolutely awesome product !

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Jenifer from Colchester
Date Added: 06/08/2014
This is the best soap for all skin types. We all have sensitive skin and use acids and retinoids and skin lighteners and this is the only soap that doesn't irritate and still leaves skin completely clean. We always use it with the clarisonic brush and get awesome results!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Lisa from Cedar Rapids
Date Added: 07/31/2013
I have been using this soap off and on for about eight years now. I have tried many other natural soaps, and this one lathers better and washes off more easily than others. Plus, it doesn't have any smell, which I prefer. My husband, who could care less about any personal care product we have in the house, asks for this soap specifically when we run out, and he makes a face if I buy any other kind. A bar lasts a really long time, too. We don't have a place to put a soap dish in our shower but discovered that if we stand it on end when we're done with it, it doesn't "melt" or get gooey as quickly. My only complaint about this soap is that it makes my scalp dry when I use it as shampoo...but Carley's conditioner is arriving in the mail today, so hopefully that will help! :)

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Lisa from Santa Clarita
Date Added: 05/20/2013
I just LOVE this soap. I will not use anything else on my face, but it great for whole body. Lasts a very long time, and the purchase is a really good value too.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

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