Frankly, when I was buying my first wool cover and scouting around for a good wool wash, a soap bar seemed stupid. “Isn’t it much easier to just get the liquid?” I thought haughtily, imagining a world where only poor peasants leaned over their washbuckets, using rough, ash-stained hands to rub a sad bar of soap over their $80 wool longies (ok, I didn’t say it was a very realistic imaginative world).
Of course, thriftiness prevailed; not knowing if I would even like using wool, I opted for the cheapest wool wash, which happened to be a Sudz n’ Dudz Organic Wool Wash Bar. And what do you know? I have become that poor peasant using rough hands to scrub my wool diaper covers.
Luckily for all, Sudz n’ Dudz is not a “sad bar of soap.” In fact, it’s quite amazing. Each bar is handmade in the U.S.A. with organic oils and essential oil scents. There is an unscented bar as well, and each is enriched with lanolin, so every wash gives your wool a little lanolin boost. The company website indicates that the oils and butters that make up their soap include castor oil, coconut oil, beeswax, olive oil, palm oil, and shea butter. It’s quite an unremarkable list in that you can hop to any local organic store and pick up each ingredient off the shelf, but something about the way Sudz n’ Dudz combines their ingredients turns them into magical soap.