Product Review: Vya Naturals Handmade Activated Charcoal and Cedarwood Soap

I have always been biased towards natural, paraben and sulphate free products and one such brand that has caught my eye recently is Vya Naturals. Read till the end for a surprise giveaway!!

Something about the brand



Vya Naturals products are formulated using natural ingredients that are not only safe and non-toxic but also effective. All formulations are original, created by the brand, and tested on people, not animals. Vya Naturals uses therapeutic- grade essential oils, natural plant-based butters, natural clays and plant-based waxes. And they definitely DO NOT use parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, artificial dyes, mineral oils, formaldehyde, animal ingredients, artificial scents, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, mineral oils, or petroleum.

The brand name stands for

  • Vimal (pure)
  • Yajus (reverence)
  • Ayush (healthy life)

Vya is reverence for a pure and healthy life.

It’s a confluence of three simple words of Sanskrit, the ancient language of India. In its essence, the name Vya is a paean to simpler times; when nature was the source of everything; when you didn’t have to employ a chemistry set to create something; when what you put on your skin was also something you could probably eat.

  • ☑ All Natural
  • ☒ No Sulphates
  • ☒ No Parabens or Phthalates
  • ☒ Non-Toxic
  • ☒ No Artificial colours / dyes or Chemicals
  • ☒ No Mineral Oils or Fillers
  • ☒ No Animal Ingredients
  • ☒ No Artificial Scents

The Product & My Experience

So, let’s start with something everyone will relate to: SOAP!


A product used by men and women alike, with direct access to your skin, we usually give little thought to what goes in your soap. But we should!!

Vya Naturals Activated Charcoal and Cedarwood Handmade Soap

Vya Naturals Activated Charcoal & Cedarwood soap is 100% naturals and your best tool for maintaining healthy glowing skin. Made the old fashioned way by hand, using only the purest ingredients and only in small batches.

Brand Claims: What makes their activated charcoal soap so special??

♦ Activated Charcoal has a higher capacity to absorb dirt and oil, leaving your skin clean and also helps eliminate acne, blackheads and blocked pores

♦ Shea Butter along with skin loving oils like coconut, olive and sweet almond leave your skin moisturized and soft for a more youthful appearance.

♦ Pure essential oils of cedarwood, neroli and cinnamon leaf further protect your skin thanks to their antibacterial, deodorizing and anti-fungal properties.

♦ Pure coconut oil, olive oil and sweet almond oil have high levels of Vitamin A and E, anti-oxidants and squalene, all of which keep your skin looking youthful and hydrated

♦ 100% Vegan;

♦ 100% Natural Ingredients with ZERO ANIMAL TESTING

My Experience

I gotta be honest, this was an unusual surprise for me. Packaged simply in a black wrapper with a label on the front and back calling out product details and ingredients, I expected the regular looking soap inside, but was surprised.



Simply packaged with a black paper wrapped, with printed labels of the brand up front and the details on the back including the ingredient list.



Some amazing ingredients used in the best skincare:

Coconut With natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, coconut is an amazing moisturizer for the skin

Shea Butter Extremely good healer for the skin, it moisturizes and soothes the skin

Cedarwood Oil – Anti-fungal and anti-septic cedarwood oil is amazing for the skin. It helps improve the overall health and even helps with organ function and metabolism

Sweet Almond Oil – High in Vitamin A, almond oil helps declog pores and prevent acne. It is also known for its moisturizing properties.

Olive Oil – Packed with anti-aging properties, this is a much sought-after skin ingredient. Dee moisturization is one of its additional benefits.

Neroli Oil – With its rejuvenating and regenerating benefits and antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, it is ideal for all skin types.

Cinnamon leaf Oil – With its anti-microbial properties, cinnamon helps restore/rejuvenate the skin.

The Product


This soap looks like a block of granite and isn’t impressive to look at, but it’s looks are deceptive. When using this soap, one can’t help but wonder of it is cleansing or dirtying the body. It develops a greyish black light foam that deep cleanses your skin yet leaving it hydrated and supple. The various oils in the soap ensures you gain the most out of it. This soap is gentle on the skin, yet deep cleans and I am loving it.

It really isn’t too soft and just perfect. The block could have been a bit rounder as it’s used on the body and would have been easier to apply.

It doesn’t have too strong a fragrance, but you can mildly get a whiff of the essential oils in this concoction.



₹295 for 125gm


  • Natural with no sulphates or parabens
  • Loads of antiseptic and anti-fungal ingredients to soothe the skin
  • Pleasant fragrance


  • Initially feels like it is dirtying the body with a greyish foam created
  • Needs a lot of water to wash off



They have two sites. If ordering in from the US, you can order in yours here. From India you can click here for the website or for Amazon click here

They currently have a Mother’s Day 30% sale on the website and promotional offers on amazon on so go order in today.

And for the Giveaway!!!

Simple and straightforward:

♥ Buy a Vya Naturals Charcoal Cedarwood Soap on Amazon (currently at 10% offer on, click here.

♥ Share your Amazon order ID number with Vya Naturals on giving your complete address and phone number

♥ Vya Naturals will send you a surprise gift at the address provided!!

That simple!!! So order away!

I am loving the soap and testing out their under-eye cream too, so will keep you updated with that soon.

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16 thoughts on “Product Review: Vya Naturals Handmade Activated Charcoal and Cedarwood Soap

  1. Usually I prefer gel cleansers or creamy cleansers for my face but the ingredients in this soap makes me want to go back to bar soap. Sounds like a good soap with no nasties .


  2. I think this will be great for my brother who has oily skin. Charcoal soaps are great to control acne forming germs


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