Since starting the reviews, I have been using handmade soaps rather than shower gels and so I was very happy to receive the PIGSTAR Shampoo & Soap Bar for review.

This soap is sold on the amazing Superfurry website and is made by


It is a big old chunk of soap weighing in at 170gr +/- and has the Pigstar logo stamped into the front with the Superfurry pattern that sits behind the logo.

I got mine with the Sisal bag that is available as an extra when purchasing the soap.

The scent is subtle and it is nicely done.

It is a blend of;

  • Olibanum (frankincense)
  • Elemi
  • Cedar

The soap as I said is a real lump and Ivan says it lasts on average longer than 3x 200ml bottles of conventional shower/shampoo product in plastic bottles.

And I do now object to products in single use plastics and avoid them where possible.

Couple that with the fact that these small batch handmade soaps that are made from natural ingredients are kinder to our skin and it is a no brainer.

not vegan friendly

The soap is very much not vegan friendly as you will see from the list of ingredients used to make this soap;

  • Olive Oil
  • Sunflower Seed Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Lard
  • Beer
  • Water

Yes lard, Lard has long been used in soap making and the lard used here from pigs helps to produce a creamy smooth lather, some soaps use Tallow which is rendered fat from Cows or Sheep.

This soap is made from real lard from pigs raised with the healthiest food and a good and traditional life without stress. For example, these pigs have 3x more living space than regular pigs.

The pigs are not stressed and I hope they don’t read this review, because that will stress the fuck out of them!

And it is a very nice soap and produces a very nice lather even in the hard water that comes out of the taps where I live and we all want a decent lather from our soap!

Us men do like a one product does it all and so to have a soap that will work from the hair on your head to your hairy toes and all the bits in between is a real result.

It is no secret that I highly rank the Superfurry products and this soap fits in very well with the high quality beard care products sold on the website.

The PIGSTAR Shampoo & Soap Bar costs 11.90 € and the Sisal Soap Bag is an extra 1.29€ from the Superfurry Website.

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By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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