Did you know that not many handmade soaps are 100% natural?
Many are simply melt & pour soaps, made from ready-made bases produced in factories by the tonne and then simply poured into molds to form all sorts of shapes. Some use SLS & chemicals, others use preservatives and foam stabilisers in their recipe. Many handmade soaps are fragranced with artificial perfume oils and coloured with dyes to make the bars look 'pretty'. Other handmade soaps are indeed natural, but use animal fats (lard or tallow), and that's definitely not something we want to put on our skin, or yours for that matter.
Our handmade soaps are made from pure vegetable oils such as extra virgin olive, coconut and sustainable palm oil, and scented with pure essential oils, especially chosen for their skin healing & soothing properties.
For those who know more about soap making, the soaps are made using the cold process which ensures that no oil is ever heated over 40C and that helps retain the oil's natural skin loving properties. Our handmade soaps are rich in glycerine, which forms naturally during the saponification of the oils. Glycerine is usually removed from commercially produced soaps, which would explain why in the past you may have found soap very drying.
So not only are our soaps made from natural saponified oils and have their glycerine retained, but they also have added extra moisturising oils, such as hemp, avocado or virgin shea butter and organic aloe vera in our baby soap. The end results is a scrumptious bar of pure natural soap, which not only produces a rich and creamy lather, but moisturises your skin as it cleanses.
The colour of our soaps comes from the natural colour of the ingredients used in each recipe. Both hemp & avocado oils are naturally green (though not as green as some soaps will make you think!!!), and our virgin shea butter is a rich beige. 2 bars from the range have added either pink clay or herbs for their benefitial properties, which also give a distinctive colour.
In addition we have a few round bar soaps, which are palm oil free, but still 100% vegetarian, very mild and super creamy. The lemongrass & eucalyptus soap is super refreshing and is speckled with dried basil for texture. The cocoa, honey & oatmeal soap is a lovely beigy colour from the wildflower & manuka honey blended into the recipe and has added fine oatmeal, Lavender & Manuka oils to soothe problem skins. This one is also available in unscented for super sensitive skin
Our soaps are suitable for all skin types, as a facial soap or even as a shaving soap. And they make wonderful natural shampoo bars too, so they could be all you would ever need in your shower.
Whether you order our handmade soap bars for yourself or as gifts for friends, you can rest assured the you are purchasing are completely natural soap, that is mild and free of artificial colours, perfume & chemical surprises.