I am super excited to review this soap, because I’ve been using it in my shower for about 2 weeks now. Shawn of good. clean. soap. kindly sent me a bar of their Plane Jane soap to review, but don’t let the name put you off! Plane Jane is exactly what it sounds like: plain soap. Good, old-fashioned soap. This particular bar (they have a number of varieties!) has no scent, no color, no extra nothin’. It’s quite a unique idea these days, and I appreciate the simplicity of this bar.
Let’s start with the packaging, which is how any consumer would start anyway! I love this packaging. I think the simplicity of the box really fits well with the simple idea of good. clean. soap. Good labeling, good design, all around great!
And the soap itself is just as simple. No color means a nice, off-white bar. It’s round, which is unusual for a bar that isn’t a shaving soap, but it handles quite nicely and fits great in one hand.
I should also mention that I’ve used it so much that it’s now a mere round sliver. I suspect the boy may be using it too, which I’m okay with.
Like I said, the soap is unscented, and it doesn’t have that usual “olive oil scent.” It literally smells like nothing!
But the lather on this soap, oh man. It’s big and fluffy and EVERYWHERE. First time I used it, I started turning it over in my hands and looked away. When I looked back, there was a giant pile of suds in my hands! This lather gets an A+. It also makes you just FEEL clean.
It may not be the most moisturizing soap I’ve ever used, but it’s still pretty good. When my eczema started flaring up, I reached right for this bar to help soothe my skin. The lack of scent and other additives was great to help control the flare up.
It’s got olive, coconut and soy oils in it, good to add some moisture and great for sensitive skin. Also, there’s pretty much nothing ELSE in it!
It’s also a great all-over bar. A few weeks ago I mentioned on Twitter that I wanted to try a shampoo bar, and the good. clean. soap. Twitter account (@goodcleansoap) let me know that they like to use their soaps also as shampoo bars! I gave it a shot a few times, and it works great! The lather may not be creamy enough to shave with, but I’m okay with that.
So! Here’s the run-down. Again, no scent, so no scent score.
Scent strength N/A
Overall? A simple soap for when you don’t want any fuss. Great for sensitive skin or anyone with allergies to regular soapy ingredients.