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What is Soap?
Many cleaning agents today are technically not soaps, but detergents, which are less expensive and easier to manufacture. That is why store bought soap may leave your skin rough and dry.
If you’ve never tried a bar of real hand made soap, you’re in for a real treat.
Oils and their properties-
Almond Oil (sweet)- Highly moisturizing to your skin, also provides lather to soap.
Apricot Kernel Oil- An emollient oil (substances that soften and soothe the skin,used to correct dryness and scaling of the skin), especially good for premature aging skin,dry and sensitive skin. Highly moisturizing, also provides lather to soap.
Canola- Good to the skin, great used in soap. Similar to Olive oil.
Castor Oil- Aids in the lather of soap.
Cocoa Butter- Used to harden soap and adds emollients. Has wonderful skin softening and moisturizing properties. Natural cocoa scent. Great for normal to dry skin.
Coconut Oil- Gives soap it's cleansing lather.
Jojoba Oil- Really not an oil, but a liquid wax. Used for many years in skin care products because of the healing power it has. It is said to be closely related to human sebum and makes it very compatible with our skin. It is said to help in fighting acne and pimples and is wonderful for dry damaged skin.
Olive Oil- Very good to the skin, soothing and emollient. Makes what is know as Castile soap.
Palm Oil- Used as the base for hardness. Used in place of Lard or Tallow to make an all Veggie soap.
Rice Bran Oil- Antioxidant properties, moisturizes and softens skin.
Shea Butter (unrefined)- Also know as Karite Butter or African Butter. Wonderful moisturizing properties.
Additives to our soaps-
Colloidal Oatmeal- Oats ground into an extremely fine powder, helps smooth and comfort itchy, scratchy, and dry skin. Works great to help relieve dry, skin patches (Eczema), psoriasis, acne, bug bites, sunburns, and other minor skin irritations. It also helps relieve chicken pox, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and other itching and scratching rashes. Has an anti-itch property that helps reduce the “need to itch,” soaking in the bath brings soothing comfort to those infected. When your skin is itchy and irritated, its pH level may be higher. Helps bring the pH back to normal levels. When drying, don't rub your skin since this can irritate the sore areas. Instead, pat yourself dry with a clean towel. Do not ingest.
Aloe and Olive Oil - Aloe Vera is known to have excellent healing properties that are soothing when applied to burns and abrasions. Olive oil is known for it's moisturizing properties and produces a great lather. Very gentle and cleansing to the skin.Considered soothing and moisturizing.
Cocoa Butter- Cocoa Butter is thought to reduce skin dryness and improve elasticity. Contains natural antioxidants. Natural Cocoa scent.
Goat Milk- Goat's milk is a luxurious ingredient which is moisturizing for the skin. Known for it's delicate moisturizing properties for dry or problem skin.Goat's Milk offers a vitamin enriched soap that is silky, full of lather, & nourishing to dry skin.
Hemp Oil- Hemp oil has vitamins A, D, & E, essential fatty acids, enzymes and Omega 3 & 6. Considered to be moisturizing to the skin.
Mango Butter- Mango Butter is thought to be nourishing to dry skin. Is thought to protect the skin from lines & reduce wrinkles when used daily.
Oatmeal- Contains real Oatmeal, which is thought to moisturize the skin and relieve itching. Considered soothing to the skin.
Silky Shea Butter- Shea Butter is thought to protect skin against weather & aging. Silk amino acids are a natural moisturizer, and provide relief from sunburn, windburn, & household burns. An excellent soap before and after makeup use. Considered to be moisturizing to the skin.
Sweet Honey- Honey has natural soothing properties. Honey is thought to kill acne causing bacteria.Gently cleans and moisturizes. A gentle and nourishing soap. Great for use as a face soap.
What is Glycerin? Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture to your skin. Glycerin is a natural by-product of the soapmaking process. Many commercial manufacturers remove the glycerin for use in their more profitable lotions and creams,while handcrafted soap retains glycerin in each and every bar. Because of the high glycerin content, handmade soaps are very moisturizing to the skin. Handmade soap is gentle and especially good for tender skin and children.
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