Saturday, May 4, 2013

Dirty Buck and Friends

A while ago, Midwest Chick brought me a gift of some Dirty Buck Soap as well as other soaps from its creator. (note: the website is with an "s" in soaps, a slight domain name change from what's printed on this earlier version of the soap)

First, after many "sleepovers" over the years, she knows I'm a big fan of the whole long soak in a deep bathtub in the evening, plus I'm a hunter of both whitetail and game birds.  Finding a soap that doesn't scream "redhead in a blind" isn't easy (and by the way, washing with  Dove soap does NOT help during Dove season).

Most scents for hunting try and cover, or simply eliminate, often with a lot of artificial ingredients that neither smell natural or are healthy on the skin.  Dirty Buck comes in the subtle but realistic scents of (currently) acorn, sagebrush, cedar, or pine simply blended, and in bar soap form, which helps penetrate the pores so the scent lasts longer. 
 Hey baby, do you smell like Acorn?

Dirty Buck Soap is the brainchild of  Tracy Gunn of Edmond, Oklahoma, who after spending 14 years in Corporate Sales Management in the animal pharmaceutical industry, found herself out of work. To help keep busy, she began making soap. One day a friend asked her to make a soap that smelled like dirt  Tracy, being an avid hunter, understood the need for a product made of natural, not chemical ingredients that would do more than the touted but rarely accurate claim of "eliminating human scent".

Tracy had been selling her kitchen made products at gun shows, where she met Midwest Chick, but with word of mouth spreading and folks like Bass Pro and others expressing  commercial interest, she knew she had a winner.  Although the operation has outgrown the kitchen, Tracy decided to keep it simple, still making every bar herself, with the help of her two teenage sons.

It's not just for guys.  More and more women are hunting now, and a product that doesn't make us smell like "Summer Squash" (roadkill) or "compost heap" is a plus.

This product really delivers on its promise. I've tried some of the commercial "somethings dead downwind" cover up scents or the "no scent" stuff and have not been thrilled. Dirty Buck Soap washes away the bacteria that causes human scent and bathes you with the natural scent of the woods you hunt in for several hours. You can even wash your hair with it. Even better, the concentrated natural oils are very moisturizing without leaving a chemical film on your skin (ever lose a buck because you just HAD to scratch that itch just as Mr. 10 pointer showed up?)

If you hunt, or have a loved one that does, try some.  The acorn scent is going to be in the guest bath  shower year round, everyone likes it.

But sometimes smelling like dirt isn't what you want when it comes time to crawl under the covers during non hunting season.  So Tracy started a line for the woman who just LOVES her bath and wants a sexy smelling soap to go with it.
 Dirty Annie's Soaps.
Wonderfully scented, deeply moisturizing soaps without laboratory created ingredients that can strip and irritate the skin and clog pores.  The one pictured above is my  favorite so far, Lavender Lust, which has actual lavender in it to exfoliate. Another favorite is Raspberry Sweet Tea and one called Cleopatra..  The scents vary as Tracy tries different things (she even made a soap that smelled of hops) but she always has a fun assortment.  My skin is so soft after bathing I don't even need a body lotion, and I smell SO good after my evening bath, the smell not fading in minutes like some other bath products do.

Because sometimes folks, as I pull down the covers and turn off the light on my nightstand  I realize just how MUCH I enjoy being a girl.
Stay Clean - Brigid


  1. If it works, that's great!!!

  2. There are some scents that are more powerful on a man than a woman's appearance or personality.
    I remember a girl at the place I worked in college that was a royal snotty b_tch, but I always stopped, closed my eyes, and sighed when she walked by. She smelled so good.

    There are certain "popular" perfumes that make me gag. My eyes can't subdue my nose when a pretty woman is wearing one of them. (or too much of anything)

  3. Thanks so much for this! I'm buying a bunch of these for 'little house gifts'. I find 'girl soaps' to be nauseating. Even laundry soap with 'fresh scent' makes me gag. I always though Mumma's idea of perfume was the best (a little vanilla - fleeting but so lovely).

    Anyone who doesn't think this stuff is great is OFF my Christmas list!

    These soaps could definitely lead to long meditative bathtub soaks, or "ohm on the Range"

    Fair Winds, Following Seas

    Cap'n Jan
    Land Lubber (for the present)
    P.S. On a previous subject... Try an older Macallan Scotch... My current favorite is an 18. As I get older the more heavily iodine tastes of the Islays are less appealing to me, although I loved them in my youth. I am now more interested in the sweeter Speysides. I came to a love of Scotch whiskey early, as my Dad is an Islander (Lewis) and would have a 'tot' of a 'Soondae eventide'. He would always, even when I was a young one, have a small taste. I've always associated the taste of Scotch with my Dad. He will live on in my memory, becoming more and more heroic as time goes on. No bad thing, that ;-> It is a lasting testament to a good Father.

  4. Sounds like a winner! Just walking past one of the popular bed/bath places in a mall leaves me a bit nauseated; having a co-worker smell like that is worse. I'll try some for she and some for me!

  5. How very cool. :) Looks like really good stuff.

  6. Lemmie know when she gets "dirt" and "Hoppies No 9".

    Last two gfs liked Eu de SAE 90 and Eu de USMINTPRINTERINK.

    Keep the faith.

  7. Folks, the website addy for the dirty buck soap which was on my original corn soap label has been changed, so the link has been updated. The corn scent is no longer available but the white acorn scent is wonderful. She also has a scent in the Dirty Annie line for fisherman, to remove the scent of humans prior to handling bait and tackle.

    And yes, BePrepared, she has a "Dirt" soap.

    Once Free Man - I understand. I work in an environment that's 95 percent male. The only scent I wear at work, just for meetings and such, is a crisp unisex lime scent (Demeter Gin and Tonic) detectable only to me.

    I can't STAND the bath and body shop type place scents. Too strong, too artificial, too cloying.

    Off duty, and feeding dinner to other than Barkley, I will wear a single drop of Opium or Chanel Coco or Bulgari Black (which smells like car shop, tea and smoke), JUST a drop. Otherwise I smell like Hoppes No. 9 and vanilla.

  8. More info on that knife on your nightstand, please...

  9. "Because sometimes folks, as I pull down the covers and turn off the light on my nightstand I realize just how MUCH I enjoy being a girl."

    And there are just so many women who don't. A pity.

  10. That Guy - That fine little (well not so little at 8 inches) is a Blackie Collins Bear MGC "Ninja". After my custom made Kim Breed knife, and the Fairbairn Tam got me for Christmas - I'd say it's my favorite.

  11. Off to visit the soap site...It sounds wonderful!

  12. Very cool! And a local (to me) too. I will definitely be checking this out.


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