All our soaps are great for your skin…..
Our Soaps contain Oils of Coconut, Olive, Castor, Rice Bran and Tallow, then adding Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter to all, then with some we also add Mango seed butter and Aloe Vera to the finished soap as well. Our Vegan soaps are based on rice bran and castor oils only.
What do these oils bring to your skin and why does a truly handmade soap make such a difference?
Firstly, I would have to say great ingredients and also our soap is made to a recipe not a price, our time and effort goes into making the best soap, using the best ingredients, with no harsh chemicals or detergents and definitely no compromises. And most importantly our soaps contain glycerin – a natural by-product of soap making that most commercial manufacturers remove in order to sell it back to you in more expensive moisturiser products.
Many of our customers are telling us that their skin looks and feels so much better, and that our soaps have made a real difference. Let’s face it when your skin is irritated, cracked, dry or inflamed it affects your whole well-being.
About the Oils & Butters
Shea Butter: Is a luxurious butter made from the African Shea tree. It has been used for centuries in Africa because of its moisturising and healing properties, because it can protect and condition skin that has been damaged. Interestingly, Shea butter has a high amount of what’s known as un-saponifiable compounds, more of the buttery, nourishing and moisture rich Shea is delivered to the skin when used as a soap in comparison to other oils used for soap making.
Cocoa Butter: Prevents skin dryness and peeling. Cocoa butter makes an excellent skin moisturizer, plus it does more than just hydrate the skin — it helps heal it. Being a saturated fat it is especially beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin – and, because it is easily absorbed it remains on the skin for hours.
Mango seed Butter: Long used in the pacific regions the oil from Mango seeds has been used as a moisturiser and treatment for sunburn. Readily absorbed in the skin helping the hydro-lipid layer replenish itself.
Aloe Vera: This wonder-gel derived from the Aloe Vera plant has renowned properties in healing in particular, soothing and protective to the skin.
Tallow: Tallow makes great soap, it is good for people who have extra dry skin as it is uniquely compatible with the biology of our cells. Tallow fat is typically 50 to 55 percent saturated, just like our cell membranes.
Castor Oil: Castor oil is extracted from the Castor Bean Plant. It is rare in that it is mostly ricinoleic acid, an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, that adds conditioning properties to the soap.It acts similar to glycerin, drawing moisture to the skin.
Coconut Oil: in soap has been used by many with skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne to treat and clear up skin. Even if you don’t have these conditions, you may suffer from occasional dry skin, especially during those winter months, and coconut oil can help.
Olive Oil: Olive oil in soap cleans your skin without stripping away the natural oils — so you don’t end up dry and flaky after it’s use. Olive oil also allows the skin to sweat and shed cells naturally; commercial soaps that contain synthetic cleaners and fragrances can block your pores and cause irritation. Glycerin, a byproduct of the soap-making process is highly moisturizing — it actually absorbs water from the air. Commercial soap producers usually remove the glycerin from their products to use for other purposes.