Ever used Dr. Squatch soap? I have… and it’s quite nice! Here are my thoughts.
Dr. Squatch Soap Basics
Dr. Squatch makes soap, mostly for men (but really for everyone, you know, because it’s soap), that you may not have seen on your local grocery store shelves. This soap is primarily sold online and comes in all sorts of really interesting scents.
For example, my favorite is the Dr. Squatch Cedar Citrus, which smells like rosewood, cedar wood, and rosemary.
The company also sells shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, and other bathroom products. They have a rang of subscription boxes (including a soap subscription) and a loyalty program for true fans, as well as bundles which make nice gifts.
Dr. Squatch is based in Los Angelos and its products are made in the USA. Dr. Squatch is an independent soap brand, not associated with Unilever, etc., that focuses on interesting scents and natural ingredients.
Dr. Squatch Bar Soap
The company’s primary product is bar soap. The bar soap is handmade using a cold process so as to not damage the ingredients or reduce their scent or natural effectiveness.
The scents include pine tar, citrus cedar, wood barrel bourbon, bay rum, fresh aloe, gold moss, alpine sage, and others.
Bar Soap Thoughts
Having used the bar soap for some time, I have to say it’s a nice soap! My expectations were which because of the price — about $6-8 per bar — but they were mostly met.
First of all, the soap is effective, which is to say that it got me nice and clean with no problems. The texture, usage, and effectiveness is no different from any other handmade-style bar soap I’ve used. My local Whole Foods sells handmade bar soap which is quite similar, though the scents are much less interesting, with their best variety being oatmeal.
Dr. Squatch’s variety range is much wider, more interesting, and has scents normally associated with a men’s grooming products. There are no flower scents, like jasmine, rather you get scents that remind me of a men’s candle brand — like bourbon, IPA beer, and pine tar — or high-end toothpaste line — like aloe, sage, or spearmint basil. There are some random food-inspired flavors too, like Eucalyptus Greek Yogurt and Coldbrew Cleanse.
My preferred scent is the Citrus Cedar, which is pleasant and relatively mild. It smells nice when being applied but doesn’t leave you smelling like anything for long post-shower.
The soap goes on smoothly and comes off easily. The square bar shape is fine — nothing extraordinary. The bars of soap last a reasonable amount of time, maybe a few weeks, just like normal soap of its size.
On the whole this nice soap that I’d recommend for it’s fun scents or to use as a gift. It’s much pricier than a Dove soap (etc.) and a bit more than other handmade soap I’ve seen, but the scents are quite cool and keeps your shower interesting and refreshing.
Dr. Squatch Soap Subscription
If you want to get soap regularly, the company has soap subscriptions available through its website. If you subscribe you will save 15% on each bar of soap as well as benefit from bundle pricing, which makes the soap cheaper than buying individually from Amazon or other resellers.
New bars of soap can ship to you every 3 months at which time you can receive 3, 6, or 9 bars. You can also get monthly shipments of 2 or 3 bars of soap. The more you buy, the more you save.
When doing the subscription you can add in shampoo, deodorant, and other products that Dr. Squatch sell, so you don’t need to limit yourself to just soap.
- Who is Dr. Squatch? What does the name “Dr. Squatch” mean?
The “Squatch” in the name is short for the mythical sasquatch, more commonly known as Bigfoot. On the company's logo you can see a picture of sasquatch wearing a jacket and tie, smoking a pipe.