Monday, October 07, 2013

Graydon - Clinical Luxury by Nature - All Over Soap + Shampoo Review

Recently, or not so recently now, I got the opportunity to try out a few Graydon - Clinical Luxury by Nature products. The line is Canadian (with ingredients sourced from Canadian growers when possible), natural, and fabulous.

Graydon grew up in France and soon made her way to Canada. As a teenager, her skin care regime consisted of kitchen ingredients such as olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and baking soda. It was here that her dream of creating her own line began, and it was her extensive educational background and passion that made her dream a reality. The line consists of bioactive, plant based ingredients that each play an important role. "Bursting with omega rich oils, antioxidants, phytosterols, linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid, carotenoids, high levels of both tocotrienols and tocopherols (which are the natural isomers of Vitamin E), flavinoids and a plethora of vitamins and minerals, the ingredients and research within our line offer you unparalleled quality and product functionality."  They're free of fillers, petrochemicals, toxic chemicals, phthalates, parabens, artificial frangrances and colours, etc.

The beauty herself - Graydon

I wanted to start off with the *All Over Soap + Shampoo because it's my favourite of what I've tried from the line.

Description: The All Over Soap + Shampoo will clean your whole body: hands, body, face + hair. This eco blended soap is infused with plant based and coconut ingredients - sulfate free of course! Its super fresh smell will leave your bathroom smelling like a spa. Infused with our Germs Away AromaBlend you will take solace knowing that our soap will leave your skin extra clean, killing germs the natural way using our signature synergy of essential oils (not through fragrance or nasty chemicals).
* Safe to use in the lake or ocean.

This soap smells strongly of rosemary, yet doesn't bother me at all. Plus, I find the scent fades. The plastic bottle is great because of the blue tint (blocking out UV light), the pump locks (great for travelling), and the bottle is refillable (eco friendly considering it's plastic). If you love this soap, you can buy the 1L refill and just keep reusing this bottle. The soap is obviously liquid, a little runnier than I expected and almost like castile soap, but lathers well and cleans fantastically. As a body wash, it's great. It leaves me squeaky clean, but not dry (like castile soap would). As a shampoo, it just doesn't work for my hair type. Having fine and minimally damaged hair, this is just too hydrating and my hair looks and feels greasy by the end of the day. My absolute favourite way to use this soap, is for my hands. I keep it by my sink and use it whenever I need to because it doesn't leave my hands dry or irritated. This soap is very versatile and gender neutral, in terms of scent, that it would be a great addition to any household. Also, it's perfect for those who appreciate or prefer minimal products/bottles because of it's many different uses. With it's Germs Away AromaBlend, it would be amazing for camping and at the cottage. Been using it nonstop, for a couple of months now, and have only used about half of it. I would definitely purchase once running out and highly recommend. 

Retails for approx. $17 CAN for 240ml/ 8 fl oz. Can be purchased through Graydon or one of these retailers.

Ingredients: water (aqua), coconut based cleansing ingredient: coco glucoside (plantacar 818 UP), citric acid, rosemary botanical extract (rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract), grapefruit seed extract (cirtus grandis) ... spiked with a purifying blend of all-natural essential oils and nothing else
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*Product sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own.


  1. Thanks for review Nicole!

    You may not realize this but the rosemary extract used as a preservative in the All Over Soap does not have much of a scent. Rosemary e/o is a component in my Germs Away AromaBlend but is actually only 1 out of 15 essential oils ->( so not a high percentage component... So it's interesting that you find the soap smelling so strongly of rosemary!

    Also worthy to note is that we (as in my lab) originally made a more concentrated version of our soap which was thicker in consistency -- but after doing some market research testing 'people' seemed to feel that it was a more user friendly experience to have a less viscous version, which was not so thick!

    1. Thanks for the tid bits Graydon! I guess my nose is sharp :P. I love the scent regardless. xo

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    1. You can get it from or I believe both websites ship to the USA :) xo


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