What exactly makes a bar of soap luxurious? Well, to us, it is the quality ingredients we use; all of which were chosen for their specific skin-loving properties. Read more on them here!
Raw Shea Butter (Fair Trade) - Shea butter is a natural vegetable fat that comes from the nuts of the shea trea. Shea butter is extremely moisturizing, it promotes collagen production and is non-comedogenic (won't clog your pores). Shea butter has many uses such as: healing dry skin, chapped lips, and reducing acne scars. In soap, Shea Butter gives the bar a creamy feel and adds moisture. In addition to all these benefits, our supplier provides us with a Certified Fair Trade product that allows the women who produce the shea butter to be compensated fairly.
Babassu Oil - Babassu is a less heard of oil that has similar properties to Coconut oil. In fact, many people who are allergic to Coconut oil will use Babassu instead. Babassu Oil contains many important vitamins and fatty acids (lauric and myristic) and is also non-comedogenic. Babassu can help to restore the skin's strength and reduce water loss keeping you hydrated. In soap, this luxury oil creates a harder bar and also helps to produce larger, fluffier bubbles
Avocado Oil - Loved as a food around the world for its health benefits, did you know that Avocado oil is amazing for your skin? It hydrates deep into the layers of your skin helping to prevent water loss. Water loss = dryness. It is a perfect oil for those with dry skin and sensitive skin as it is light and gentle. If too much Avocado Oil is used in soap making, the bar will be soft and melt away quickly which is why we use the perfect amount to give you the amazing benefits without compromising on the firmness of the soap.
Rice Bran Oil - Rice bran Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. It has healing, soothing and restorative properties that can work wonders on damaged or inflamed skin. It also has antioxidant properties that can reduce the look of aging, and it can help even out the skin tone by brightening your complexion. In addition to these benefits, Rice Bran oil gives the soap a silky feel to it once lathered.
Castor Oil - Castor Oil is a thick oil that is extracted from Castor seeds. It is a humectant that draws moisture from the air and pulls it into the skin keeping it hydrated. Castor Oil also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that can work wonders on damaged or inflamed skin. In soap making, Castor Oil helps to stabilize the lather.
Coconut Oil - Coconut Oil is a staple in most natural soaps and skincare products. It is very cleansing, and like Babassu Oil, it creates a hard, long lasting bar, but also provides plenty of large bubbles! Coconut Oil is hydrating, moisturizing, soothing and so much more. It is often used by people with eczema and fungal problems on the skin due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.
Olive Oil - Olive Oil is mostly known as a healthier oil for cooking, but it is another staple in soap making and has many skin benefits as well. Olive Oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and is known to be an excellent moisturizer and has anti-aging effects. In soap, Olive Oil aids in the hardness and longevity of the bar and is is a gentle cleanser.