October 4, 2017

About our Soaps

Handmade Soaps

Soap is a natural phenomenon.  It’s been made the same way for thousands of years.  Originally soap makers would use wood ash and animal fat but, thankfully, things are a bit more refined these days.  I make my soap the traditional way but I only ever use vegetable oils like olive, coconut, local rapeseed oil, avocado and sunflower.  I also use lovely organic, ethically sourced butters like cocoa and shea plus natural clays, local oats, and pure essential oils.

All my oils are vegan and I have never and will never use palm oil.

I make all my soaps in small batches to ensure top quality and freshness. I have never used SLS, parabens or any other unnecessary additives or fillers in any of my soaps.  Once it’s made the soap has to cure for 4-6 weeks before it can be used. This is when the fascinating process of ‘saponification’ takes place; when the oils, butters and liquid combine to make a creamy, glycerine rich, moisturising, skin beneficial, bubbly bar of soap without the need for any artificial foaming agents.

I also make a range of artisan soaps which enable me to express my creativity in soap making. For these I use a palm and SLS free soap base to which I then add extra oils and other beneficial ingredients.  So not only do they look and smell fabulous, they are also really good for your skin.

All my soaps are gentle enough for all skin types to use and are suitable for hands and body, although I do make specific soaps for very dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. I also make facial soaps which are listed separately in the facial skincare section.

Once the soaps are ready they are wrapped either in handmade sustainable himalayan lokta paper or biodegradable cellophane (made from sustainable wood pulp).  They are then labelled and ready to go.

Small batches ensure freshness and quality so if a particular soap is showing as out of stock it won’t be long before a new batch is on its way.  They are worth waiting for! xx

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