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About Our Soaps & Skin Care

Our soap is crafted using the cold process soap making method, preserving the properties of the natural ingredients as much as possible.  We use a high percentage of Olive Oil, nutrient rich, resulting in a hard bar of soap.  Coconut Oil is used for rich fluffy lather.  We then add Cocoa Butter, which is rich in emollients, making a creamy bar and just a tiny touch of Beeswax making our soap long lasting.  Some recipes include alternate oils and butters, all of which have their own skin nourishing properties. 

Next, we add organic herbs, spices, clays and minerals.  Each scented bar of soap contains nothing but the best Essential Oils.  Any soap you see that has color has been colored by natural additives, clays or natural pigments, nothing more!  No animal fats or artificial ingredients are ever used. Each bar retains it's natural glycerin content for a superior quality soap.

Our products are sulfate free, petroleum free and made in small batches for quality control.  Each of our are sampled, tested and retested to assure the finest quality is passed on to you.

Why don't you try going natural?  Our products are Mother Earth friendly and have the ingredients clearly listed on the labels, and yes, you can pronounce them too.

The quality of any body care products starts with quality ingredients, and ours are of the highest standards!  Raw ingredients such as Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Pure Essential Oils and Herbs are used to create soap and body care products you can feel good about putting on your skin.  Alcohol free, cruelty free, paraben free, sulfate free, chemical free.

How to care for your Handmade Soap

Your natural soap needs plenty of air circulation.  Let your soap dry out between uses. 

Do not let it lay in a pool of water in the shower.  Keep it out of the direct flow of the shower head as much as possible.

We offer handcrafted wood soap dishes specifically designed for a well drained and ventilated bar of soap. 

If you purchase several bars of soap at once and find yourself obtaining a small collection faster than you can use them, store them in a cool dark place.  I like to use the cardboard photo storage boxes that you find at the craft store.

Natural vs. Synthetic

Are you using store bought soap? Do you know what's in it? Can you pronounce the ingredients? Did you know that most soap on the market today is not soap at all?  Some of these products are detergents, which contain petroleum distillates. 

Petroleum...although it has many forms, is the same stuff you use to fuel your car! Do you really want that on your skin? 

Plus, we do not feel that there has been enough testing done to show the long term effects these products will have on our bodies. 

Natural herbs and essential oils, however have been in use since recorded history.  Yucca and soapwort were some of the first substances discovered for cleansing the skin.

The Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medical document (approx. 1500 BCE), has evidence of a type of soap that combined alkaline salts and oils for washing.  And an even older Sumerian tablet describes a soap of alkali and cassia oil. There has always been a need for body care products, and our Ancient Ancestors showed us the way. Only in recent years have artificial products been available on the market. 

Essential Oils are called Essential Oils, they are labeled as 100% pure (some organic).  They are not called "fragrances", "perfume oils", "nature identical oils" or "potpourri oils".  These artificial fragrances are made in a lab and who knows what they contain. Toxic, toxic, toxic! 

If an Essential Oil, Carrier Oil or Herb does not have a Latin botanical name, then it is most likely 100% artificial. 

Other synthetic ingredients include FD&C colors, sodium lauryl sulfate and antibacterial triclosan.  If you have some shower gel or mass marketed soap, pick it up and read the ingredients.  What do you see?

Triclosan, the agent commonly found in antibacterial soaps and other antibacterial products is classified by the EPA as a pesticide.  The FDA considers it a risk to the environment and to the health of humans. 

Although some of these soaps are decorative and great smelling, you have to be true to yourself and ask "is this really what I want on my skin"?  It takes 26 seconds for chemicals in synthetic body care products to enter your body.  You wouldn't want to eat chemicals or manmade fragrance oils, so why put them on your skin? They go directly into your body, and who knows what the long term consequences are. 

After you use and smell the real deal for a while, you will be able to spot the difference in a second.  You will never want to go back to synthetic ingredients in your body care products again.

Information about herbs, oils and body care products, including soap, on our listings, is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prevent, treat or cure any diseases or health concerns

 




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