Get Your Suds On!

Buck Na.ked Soap Company is an all natural, vegan handcrafted luxury beauty brand that I had not heard of until very recently. I was watching Estée (one of my favorite beauty bloggers) and she mentioned the Buck Na.ked soaps she had picked up during her recent trip to Canada. Upon seeing them, I was instantly drawn to their look. They are beautiful mini works of art that remind me of yummy pound cake loaves!

After watching the video, I immediately googled the company and made my way to their website to find out more. The more I read, the more I knew that I would love this company and their products. Rina and John founded the Buck Na.ked Soap Company in March 2013 in Cambridge, Ontario after their infant son developed skin irritations from standard baby products. Committed to finding a solution, they developed all natural soaps to help soothe the irritation, and from there a company was born.

Through small batch operations, the soaps are hand-poured to ensure quality and freshness. The Chamomile & Calendula soap was their first creation and shortly after, 9 different product lines were successfully developed with over 40 products including a gorgeous line of natural vegan soaps, bath bombs, shampoo bars, deodorants, body scrubs, and luscious lip butters. They even created a line for man’s best friend Bark Naked, (don’t you just love the name!) which is also chemical free and vegan. I think our little Penny would approve!

 

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Whilst reading about the company and their process, I fell in love with their mantra: “If you can’t (or shouldn’t) eat it, we won’t use it.” That’s definitely something I respect and can stand behind. I love that both Rina and John are dedicated to protect not only the environment, but also the health of their customers by using safe, natural ingredients.

Skin is our largest organ so it’s really important that we take good care of it; it deserves to be nurtured and nourished just like we do our bodies. As Rina says: “We don’t often think about it, but our skin is our first line of defense against potentially harmful bacteria and contaminants. The thin layer of sebum that covers our bodies works like an invisible, if somewhat oily, shield. However, our skin is also porous, which means that between 13% (the bottom of our feet) and 100% (underarms and groin) of the products we put on it are absorbed within 26 seconds. That is why it matters so much what we use.” I couldn’t agree with her more.

It’s really important to educate ourselves about the products we use and what ingredients are in them. A good way of doing that is by reading product labels; if you can’t understand or pronounce the words, then it may not be the safest for your skin. Many natural products list simple ingredients on their labels, which are frequently known and recognizable, but there are some ingredients that have complicated names when in fact they natural, so its important to know and understand the official names of products.

After spending quite a bit of time perusing their website and drooling over the soaps, I contacted Rina to ask her if she would be interested in collaborating on a post with me for my blog. She was lovely and kind, and graciously accepted. I was thrilled!! I purchased a few items, and she kindly added a few additional things for me to try out and review (more on that in upcoming posts!)

I had a hard time picking out which soaps to order (they’re all unique and gorgeous!), but I finally narrowed it down to these: Oatmeal & Almond Milk Soap, Himalayan Salt Soap, Warm Cocoa Butter Soap, and Energizing Marigold Soap.

 

soap packages

 

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marigold

 

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When the fragrant little box arrived in the mail, I eagerly dove in! I couldn’t wait to get a closer look at the beautiful soaps. They really are a feast for the eyes (and senses)! Looking at them, you can definitely tell that each and every one is made with tender love and care.

I decided to try the Oatmeal & Almond Milk and Warm Cocoa Butter soaps first. With the cooler weather now upon us, my skin is already starting to feel dry, so I thought it was the perfect time to try out these soaps. After alternating between them and trying them out for a few weeks, I’ve become a loyal fan! They lather up beautifully and generously upon washes, and have a gentle, luxurious feeling on the skin. My skin is on the sensitive side and it never felt dry or irritated afterwards.

 

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The Warm Cocoa Butter Soap is a nice and lush soap that lathers very well and has a creamy texture. It rinses off very easily and doesn’t leave behind a greasy film. After every use, my skin felt really moisturized, soothed, and soft. I love that Rina incorporated the curative properties of cocoa butter into this soap. Did you know that cocoa butter is amazing for reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scars, and it also helps to alleviate dull and irritated skin? I really like this soap and will be using it a lot this winter.

 

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oatmeal

 

This one though… I honestly cannot stop raving about the Oatmeal & Almond Milk Soap! Not only is it beautiful, but it’s now become my skin’s new BFF! It has a lovely natural smell and is made with oats and homemade almond milk. As a nut milk lover, I knew right away I wanted to try this one. Almond milk is really good for you, it’s high in anti-oxidants (including Vitamin E), and these antioxidants help rejuvenate and protect the skin from damage. I love how comforting the soap feels and how gently it exfoliates and softens my skin.

The exfoliating particles aren’t abrasive; they gently massage and revive your skin. I found that it promoted circulation throughout the body and I could feel it working. I’m usually quite sensitive when using exfoliants and my skin never reacted to this one. I love this soap so much that I look forward to using it daily! It will definitely be a staple item in our bathroom. This soap is also really great for people who suffer from eczema. I’m really happy with both these soaps and can’t wait to try the other ones! Judging from these 2, I am sure I will love them!

 

lip butter

 

I absolutely adore this lip butter. It’s my new obsession! It’s smooth, long-lasting, and nourishing. Much like the name, it literally melts away on your lips like… well butter! It’s made with luxurious oils and butters, including Shea and Aloe, so it’s perfect for dry and cracked lips that require some extra TLC. The temperature started to drop this October and my lips have been pretty dry and cracked, but after using this lip butter daily for the past few weeks, they now feel super soft, moisturized, and hydrated.

I also applied it to my lips before going to bed and woke up the following morning with a silky smooth pout. I am addicted! Just like the soaps, its made with all natural ingredients which means that you can lick your lips without feeling gross! Bonus points for it being vegan as well! I know this little baby will be a permanent item in my handbag and on the nightstand. I highly, highly recommend!

After trying it, I messaged Rina to rave about the product and she told me that they are currently developing new flavors (vanilla mint, chocolate banana, berry, coconut and a few others). I’m really looking forward to trying them (much like everything else from their line!)

 

loavesView from the top. Aren’t they gorgeous?

 

Buck Na.ked Soaps are very high quality and carry great benefits. They’re also super affordable (only $7.95 a piece!), and you get a good amount of product. The company also uses minimal packaging, local ingredients, and even donates a percentage of their sales to the World Wildlife Fund. I love how they have made it their mission to help preserve the environment as well as the wellbeing and health of their customers. Rina and John, you’ve got a fan in me!

With the holidays just around the corner (can you believe that Christmas is only 68 days away!!), these little beauties also make great gifts and stocking stuffers. I guarantee you or a loved one will love them!

A big, warm thank you to Rina from Buck Na.ked Soap Company for being so generous and sending me some products to try out and do an honest review on. I am a huge fan of their line and am already planning my next purchase! They have so many wonderful products that I can’t wait to get my hands on. I honestly can’t recommend Buck Na.ked enough; everyone needs to try their products!

For more information on the Buck Na.ked Soap Company and to shop their products, head on over to their website and treat yourself to a bar (or 2!) of their soaps and #getyoursudson! You can also find them on Etsy, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Make sure to stop by and say hello to Rina and mention that I sent you over.

Have you tried any Buck Na.ked soaps or products? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so make sure to comment below!

xo,

Susie

 

4 Comments

  • Rhonda October 18, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I’m one of Rina’s biggest fans! I also live close to her so can message her anytime with an order and we meet up! Rina is an absolute gem of a person and I’m proud to be able to call her a friend.

    I’ve been using Buck Na.Ked almost since their inception. We will never use anything else.

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    • susie October 18, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      That’s great Rhonda! She really is a nice person and such a sweetheart. I’m definitely going to keep using their products, they really are amazing!

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  • Rina October 24, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Awww, you guys make me blush…

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  • susie September 9, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Love you Rina! So excited to try all the new items from your line 🙂

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