HANDMADE BY NATURE
All of our products have been tested and we hold cosmetic safety assessments.
About my soaps:
My soaps are made from three base oils. Pomace olive oil, organic coconut oil and organic shea butter.
I think that olive pomace is the best oil for soap making due to it’s saponification values.
My Spanish sourced pomace olive oil is still used in Spain in the traditional way to make castille soap. It helps retain moisture but doesn’t prevent the skin from breathing. That said, olive pomace fits in with my ethos perfectly (Reuse before Recycle). Siphoned off the top of the olive fruit during the milling process it is by it’s very nature a waste material. Predominantly made up of olive stones, bits of fruit and stalks.
The certified organic virgin coconut oil that I use smells incredible in its raw form and still contains its original waxes. It is not deodorised, bleached or hydrogenised and it gives my soaps a bubbly and creamy lather, it adds a hardness to the overall bar and provides highly cleansing properties to the soap.
The unrefined certified organic shea butter in my soap has a high concentration of vitamins (A,E &F) and fatty acids which help to create an incredibly nourishing soap, unlike lots of other soaps available on the market which eventually strip your skin of natural oils.
My soaps are made in the slow and traditional cold process way. I add water and lye to my three base oils and mix for a very long time. Eventually, I have the base for soap. To this I then add my alternate ingredients- many of which are home grown such as my dried lavender flowers, or recycled such as my recycled coffee grounds or locally sourced such as the honey in my honey soap. It is at this stage that I would add my organic essential oils.
My soaps and shampoo bars then need to cure for the water to evaporate and for the PH levels to balance. This takes at least 3 weeks or more. The longer the better.
Since nothing has been heated non of the goodness of any of my ingredients are lost. Thus creating lovely natural products that are wonderful for your skin but better for the planet too since no harmful pollutants are going down the drain and no plastic packaging is involved either.