McNab’s Pure Ale from local Brightwood provides skin-softening & irritation-soothing hops, while activated charcoal draws out impurities and gives gentle exfoliation for softer, younger-looking skin. Lavender & pine essential oils blend beautifully for a lovely woodsy scent.
Saponification is the chemical reaction used in the soap making process. When the oils and fats are combined with lye (a strong alkali) they are called saponified. At the end of the process the lye is all gone, and you are left with just soap. To learn more about this, have a look at my blog post on the subject.
About “Filler” Oils
Cheaper oils are often used as a “filler” but I don’t use them because they don’t add much nutrient value to the soap.
I don’t use palm oil in any of my products, since its production is harmful to the environment, destroying critical habitat for many endangered species, as well as being linked with the eviction of forest-dwelling peoples. Find out more here.
I only use high quality oils and butters that are filled with beneficial nutrients for the skin. Learn more about this on my blog.
Borage, a plant with blue star-shaped flowers, contains high levels of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids, giving you glowing, youthful, supple skin. Borage also has anti-inflammatory properties, and helps fight dry skin conditions such as eczema. It has natural soothing effects, lifting the spirits & softening the nerves. Honey adds antibacterial properties, as well as extra deep moisturizing qualities. The essential oil blend is a delicate, uplifting floral.
Days are spent infusing the olive oil with organic local carrots from Taproot Farms, and organic local carrot puree is also added to the soap along with aloe vera & organic shea butter to make a soap that is incredibly anti-ageing, and packed with nutrients to feed & heal your skin. Lavender, lemon, & bergamot essential oils gives it a fresh, sweet scent.
A very carefully researched & formulated shave soap recipe, this shave soap lathers up with a thick, creamy lather that leaves you with soft, smooth skin that is visibly improved with regular use. Hibiscus & orange zest infusion improves skin elasticity while protecting & renewing, kaolin clay also protects skin from micro-cuts, and lanolin keeps skin incredibly moisturized. The essential oil blend is a sweet citrus-floral.
Goat's milk & raw organic honey combine to give the most healing, moisturizing soap for even the most sensitive of skin. No essential oils are added to keep it unscented for anyone with sensitivities. Full of nutrients, this soap soothes, and heals, while giving anti-aging & anti-inflammatory benefits.