Product Review: Rocky Mountain Soap Co.

Photo: Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Soap Co.
Real men use skin care!

There are three challenges when it comes to men’s skin care:

  • Finding a line-up of men’s skin-care products that can keep up with our very active and busy guys in the office
  • Finding a “green” line up of products
  • Getting our guys to actually use them (they say it's a "woman" thing!)

So we went on the hunt for a line that could take on these hurdles.

Company: Rocky Mountain Soap Company “Men’s Stuff” line-up

Item(s) tested & price:

  • Shave Bar – Uncented (110g $4.99)
    Makes a rich natural lather that gives the perfect glide for shaving.
  • Dry Scalp Shampoo Bar – Rosemary (110g $4.99)
    A simple and effective shampoo bar. It's perfect for short hair and you can use it on the body as well. 
  • Deodorant – Lemon & Sage (60ml $7.99)
    Effective and smells great.
  • Body Butter (55g $12.49)
    An easy-to-apply stick that is perfect to just moisturize and go.
  • Citron Bath Salt (100g $4.99)
    Good for sore and tired muscles. They contain epsom salts, which help release lactic acid and stimulate circulation.
  • Men’s Foot Butter (55g $13.49)
    Destroys dryness and helps those painful foot cracks. Essential oils deodorize and refresh. Regular use helps eliminate rough patches and calluses.
  • Men’s Hand Butter (55g $14.99)
    Much richer and longer lasting than a traditional cream or lotion.
  • Citron Body Wash (270 ml $13.49)
    A great clean and an invigorating scent.
Where can the item be purchased?

Online. North America store locations, click here. Other vendors, click here.

The claim of the product:  100% natural bath & body.

What was great about the product:

  • The scalp bar worked well. In the interest of time our testers often use the same soap on their body and their hair. There were pleasantly surprised that this product foamed up so much and did not leave their heads as "tight" and dry as other soaps. 
  • The wives and girlfriends of the testers loved the smell of the deodorant (sage & lemon). 
  • Made in Canada. 
  • We loved the ingredient lists (all their products are biodegradable so when it goes down the drain it does not harm natural watersheds and eco-systems):
    Shave Bar – Aqua (Water), Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil), Sodium Canolate (Canola Oil), Sodium Cottonseedate (Cottonseed Oil), Sodium Olivate (Olive Oil), Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Titanium Dioxide
    Dry Scalp Shampoo Bar – Aqua (Water), Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil), Sodium Canolate (Canola Oil), Sodium Cottonseedate (Cottonseed Oil), Sodium Olivate (Olive Oil), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Morus Alba L. (Mulberry Leaves) Extrac
    Deodorant – Aqua (Water), Potassium Alum (Deodorant Crystal), Glycerin, Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Extract, Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate (Olive Lipids), Sclerotium Gum (Vegetable Gum), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Stoechas (Lavender) Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil
    Body Butter – Canola Oil, Gossypium (Cotton) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Stoechas (Lavender) Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
    Citron Bath Salt – Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salts), Sodium Chloride (Coarse Sea Salt), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Stoechas (Lavender) Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil
    Men’s Foot Butter – Vegetable oil, Alberta beeswax, cocoa butter (theobroma cacao), and carrot tissue oil (dacus carota sativa root extract and helianthus annuss seed oil), with essential oils of grapefruit (citrus paradisi), fir needle (abies sibirica), patchouli (pogostemum cablin) & lemongrass (cymbopogon citrates).
    Men’s Hand Butter – Sweet almond oil (prunus amygdalus dulcis), alberta beeswax, avocado oil (persea gratissima), jojoba oil (simmondsia chinensis), with essential oils of sweet orange (citrus sinensis), ylang ylang (cananga odorata), patchouli (pogostemum cablin) & neroli (citrus aurantium), vitamin E (tocopherol)
    Citron Body Wash – Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate (Coconut Oil), Aqua (Water), Potassium Olivate (Olive Oil), Potassium Jojobate (Jojoba Oil), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Stoechas (Lavender) Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil
  • Packaging is made of 100% recycled paper with vegetable inks. (It is also masculin-looking so  guys can feel great pulling them out of a gym bag!).
  • Company is Bullfrog Powered.
  • They ship with biodegradable cornstarch peanuts and reused boxes.
  • Leaping bunny certified (no animal testing).
  • The product lasts a long time — each of these amount lasted a month and the butters are still going.
  • Great price.
What was NOT so great about the product:
  • The Foot Butter caught our tester by surprise, “I put it on a foot and then realized that I was about to get in serious trouble with my wife for tracking it all over the bathroom and bedroom.”
  • The Body Butter: the first use was tough as it was “like cold butter on fresh bread,” the bathroom where the bar was kept was a bit chilly, so it was not a smooth glide (a few leg hairs were sacrificed). After a couple of uses it became easier to put on.
  • The Bath Salts: a couple of our testers were confused by this product until they learned it was for post–work out. Many of them were not the bathtub type and preferred a hot shower. But they did feel they would use it if they had an injury that needed some help. So this product was not that popular with our guys who would not use it on a regular basis.
  • Most of our guys didn't love the body wash; they preferred the shampoo bar. Hey it's a guy thing!
  • We would like to see organic certified ingredients as the next step to making this product green.
Grade from Green Living: A–

(The product is green and a works very well. Getting our guys to use them somewhat easier with the packaging being man focused and the easy of use but some of our guys are still works in progress).