Khadi Strawberry Soap Review


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Khadi strawberry soap is my first buy from the Khadi brand. I went to Health and Glow in Hyderabad with the sole intention of buying the Khadi Peeling Scrub Gel Kesar reviewed on IMBB, but I found just Khadi soaps and nothing else from the brand in Health and Glow. Disappointed, I picked up just the strawberry soap. From the strong plastic packing, I couldn’t smell any type of fragrance, and since it was only Rs. 55 a bar, there was not a lot of thinking involved whether to buy it or not.

khadi straberry
khadi straberry

WHAT DOES THE LABEL CLAIM:

Strawberry soap excellent for all types of skin providing general cleanliness. It gives freshness after bath.

PRICE: Rs. 55 for 125 gm bar.

MY TAKE ON KHADI STRAWBERRY SOAP:

Since there are no major claims or stories behind the label or on any website, I decided to just use it without any expectations. The only thing I was expecting was that it should smell like strawberries, but when I opened the plastic covering, the bar smelt strongly of “Ambika Darbar Agarbati.” Even the agarbathi would not smell as strongly as this soap. Hmmmm….there was not an iota of strawberry fragrance….but taking bath with it is definitely refreshing. It did leave my skin drier and stretchy in the same way that the other soaps do; nothing remarkable that I noticed after using the soap. It is just an ordinary soap, but the difference is that this soap is handmade and buying them would boost our cottage and small-scale industries.

soap picture
soap picture

There is one other thing that I noticed with this soap, it does not show its TFM (total fatty matter) percentage. Most of the bathing soaps nowadays carry this percentage. In case you are thinking what TFM I am talking about, here’s the info from wiki:

Total Fatty Matter (TFM) is a measure for grading bathing soaps. Most fatty matter is derived from plants or animals. Higher percentages of fatty matter make soap softer by counteracting sodium and potassium salts. Generally, soaps with TFM more than 80% are said to be of Grade 1, and those soaps with a TFM between 65% and below 80% are said to be Grade 2.

This is a snapshot of TFM ratio of International Lux (Creamy White). This soap bar has 72% TFM and is grade 2, so that would make it a bit softer on the skin. We should look for soaps with more than 72% or more.

snapshot
snapshot

After having used the Khadi Strawberry Soap, here the pros and cons of it:

PROS OF KHADI STRAWBERRY SOAP:

• It gives a refreshing feeling.
• Handmade soap from small-scale cottage industries (please correct me if I am wrong).

CONS OF KHADI STRAWBERRY SOAP:

• Smells strongly of agarbatti.
• Does not carry TFM percentage.
• Does not smell of strawberries, but I hope the extract is there.
• Makes skin dry and stretchy.

WOULD I BUY KHADI STRAWBERRY SOAP AGAIN: I am in two minds actually, I think I would reserve my opinion.

IMBB STAR RATING: 2.5/5.
Also Read:
Khadi Pudina Cream Cleanser
Khadi Herbal Face & Body Wash Sandalwood & Honey
Khadi Saffron Reetha Protein Herbal Shampoo
MAX Glow Herbals Strawberry Face Wash with Jojoba Oil
Victoria’s Secret Strawberry & Champagne Stimulating Body Scrub
The Strawberry Body Butter, Raspberry Body Scrub, Clinique Anti Blemish
The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish
Lotus Herbals Lip Balm– Strawberry

IMBB RECOMMENDS

51 thoughts on “Khadi Strawberry Soap Review

    1. haanh tapaswini….it made my skin stretchy…but then I heard there are two manufactures for Khadi products, so I don’t really know …… 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

  1. jomooooo…i also bought 2 soaps from khadi day before…but i went for aloe vera and almond …both i like it..bec they dont have any smell 😀 and does not make my skin very dry like most soaps….+ the added feature of handmade soaps :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

    1. Priyyyyyyyyyyyyyyya………oh…I should have bought the aloe vera one…but I thought i have so much aloe vera at home, so skipped it 😐 😐 😐 😐

  2. U didn’t liked it???? strange… but then I’ve not used this fragrance…Also 4-5 months back when I’d brought the soaps it costs me Rs. 45….and the fragrances I’d used like orange, Kveda, saffron, neem etc.. none have made my skin dry ….my skin is normal bt on face it’s combi-oily….but then i’d not used it on face…If You wish to give it a second try…try orange.. also see the manufacturing company ….Khadi Has more then 1 manufacturers of the same products…like 2 manuf made the Khus soap.. one was green other Yellow…. no wonder I did’nt bought it.. as i got confused….. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Prachi…..it costed you only 45….within 5 months, they raised the price by 10 rs 😐 😐 😐 oh…I didn’t know like two diferent manufactures wala fact…okay now I get it…but you didn’t use this strawberry one yet na 😐

  3. There was another product I used recently that gave agarbatti smell..Me trying hard to recal it noww :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown:

  4. I too have been using khadi soaps since quite a few months and I actually like them..I have used there lavender, kesar olive, rose almond, chandan and scrub bar. These dont have very strong smell but are very soothing and I totally love them :waytogo: and they dont even make my skin too dry….nothin a normal moisturizer cant take care of.

    1. Parita…..I think I should have tried those which you mentioned, I instead went for strawberry…have you used their strawberry one…I mean this one :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

    1. me too sim….sometimes I get headache if I am exposed for a longer time :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

  5. Yuck, I don’t like anything that smells like Agarbhattis.. This one’s a pass for me. Thanks for the review Jomol.

    1. Teena….ur welcome……………. :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

  6. TFM.. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
    jomol.. u read the TFM of a soap & buy it… maine to ye pehli bar suna.. :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: .. i just read the brand name & buy the soap… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. NIds :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: haanji…main TFM dekh kar hi soap kareedti hoon…lekin jyaada TFM mereko suit nahin karto…jyaada soft soft aur slippery ho jata ha….I am okay wiht 72% TFM :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

  7. i have used orange wala khadi soap before..liked it citrus smell..bt somehow felt it wasnt cleaning enough..i have also given a try to sandal wala handmade soap from akshardham temple..that wz bit better..sucker for fragrances i am 🙂

    1. Shaili….I have just used this strawberry soap, hence I didn’t want to pass an opinion…but this one did made my skin stretchy O:)

      1. Shaili… Orange wala soap is not for summers …. I’d used it in like feb it gives so much moisture to my normal skin that if in hurry i can easily skip moisturizing and cleaning problem was solved by using a loofah…these glycerin soap cannot be used without a loofah.. none of them will clean 😐 😐 :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

  8. I like some agarbatti fragrances but most give me a headache! Will give this one a miss, though usually I am a sucker for these handmade type things.

    1. Ankita 😐 You have a TBS strawberry soap, and you haven’t used it yet Ankita :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

    1. me forgot to thanks Jomol for TFM …. :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :silly: :silly: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

          1. she meant tht u r welcum.. so swagat kar diya in hindi :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: .. but jomo.. yahan dhyanwaad zyada appropriate hai.. :specs: :specs:

  9. Rauni……meri oil mela mein bichdi hui sister :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

  10. Jomu meleko to bot ache lagte hain ye soapssss, i have tried Khas, lavender, neem n tulsi n kesar and i truly luv them n the price mentioned on them is 55 only but everytime I go to Khadi bhandaar i get the soaps for 45 only :))

  11. JOMOLAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY kya kya le aati hain.. ehhehehehe
    agarbatti :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: now I know what not to buy… buhahahah

  12. I picked up a Khadi Aloe Vera soap last month @ Rs 55.00. I loved the smell ( Nothing strong, pretty subtle like real aloe vera) and the lather it produced. It is quite soft and seems to be moisturizing well. Over I liked the soap better than the Luxs and Vivels and cameys I would buy the Aloe Vera again and try the other fragrances.

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