If you think about what we need to survive, the obvious things that come to mind are air, food and water. Yes, those are the bare basics, but let us think a little beyond that. You’ll find that no matter where you live, one thing you absolutely need is soap!
Our handmade soap also contains glycerin. Glycerin is a humectant that attracts moisture from the air to the skin. It’s produced naturally during the soapmaking process. It’s one of the things that make handmade soap so amazing! Some commercial soaps remove the glycerin from the bars and sell it to make lotions and creams. Without glycerin, commercially prepared soap isn’t nearly as skin loving, and can leave the skin feeling dry.
The best thing about handmade soap is that you know exactly what it goes in it.
I only use skin loving oils such as olive oil pomace, coconut oil, mango butter, shea butter, castor oil, sunflower oil and pure essential oils
Perfect skin moisturizer. Olive oil soap gives a very clean and buttery feel. Gentle makeup remover. Antioxidant properties. Anti-inflammatory properties. Relieves eczema and psoriasis. Extra mild and gentle soap. Helps with acne.
Rich in micronutrients, coconut oil does wonders for the skin, hair and nails. It contains an assortment of vitamins, including B, C and E, which repair and replenish weary skin. Coconut oil and vitamin E are a particularly powerful combination, as the oil makes it easier for the vitamin to be absorbed through the skin.
Mango Butter is emollient, highly moisturizing, and very nourishing. ... The Vitamin C in mango butter helps it to boost the skin, brightening it, while the Vitamin A helps to increase the skin's youthful appearance, reducing fine lines. Since mango butter is a rich moisturizer, it is very soothing and healing.
Shea butter is fat that’s extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. Shea butter is technically a tree nut product. But unlike most tree nut products, it’s very low in the proteins that can trigger allergies
Shea butter is typically used for its moisturizing effects. Shea butter contains high levels of linoleic acid and oleic acid. These two acids balance each other out. That means shea butter is easy for your skin to fully absorb and won’t make your skin look oily after application. The plant esters of shea butter have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties
This may help minimize irritation caused by environmental factors, such as dry weather, as well as inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema. Shea butter has significant levels of vitamins A and E, which means it promotes strong antioxidant activity.
Antioxidants are important anti-aging agents. They protect your skin cells from free radicals that can lead to premature aging and dull-looking skin.
Castor oil is the pale yellow liquid extracted from castor seeds and is very rich in antioxidants.
It contains Vitamin E, proteins and Omega 6 & 9 that are the key components responsible for good hair and skin. In addition to this, castor oil is also known for its anti-bacterial properties
This oil is chock full of good things like Vitamins A, B, D and E and is super high in Oleic acid which makes it moisturising and conditioning. Suitable for all skin types, this oil is especially helpful in repairing dry, weather damaged skin.
Essential oils have been part and parcel of natural and holistic skincare for centuries. From the luxurious skin-softening properties of the Rose (used famously by Cleopatra to maintain her beauty) to the wound-cleansing benefits of Myrrh used by ancient Roman soldiers going into battle, these potent oils harness a wide range of botanical therapeutics to address practically every skincare need. Beyond this sheer natural variety – there are now approximately 2000 known plant species contributing to different essential oils! – perhaps the value of essential oils in cosmetics and skincare relate to their diverse benefits. Unlike synthetics, the impact of an essential oil can be far-reaching, relaxing our senses and supporting our physical and psychological well-being for a truly holistic sense of wellness. Another feature that lends these all-natural oils to enhanced skincare is that they are absorbed easily through the skin, thereby being very receptive to simple topical remedies and applications