What's in your soaps?
Olive oil is a great component in a heart healthy salad dressing, but its benefits don't end there. Since ancient times, people have taken advantage of the skin softening benefits of this miracle oil. When blended with lye or sodium hydroxide to make soap, olive oil contributes to smoother, more elastic skin.
As you know, glycerin is very highly moisturizing and it actually absorbs water from the air. In the majority of most commercial soap makers, glycerin is usually removed from their products in order to use it for other purposes. Therefor, leaving your skin extra dry and flaky! So using olive oil to make soap is a no-brainer. It is hypoallergenic, so you are less likely to have an allergic reaction when using it in soap.
In recent studies, it is safe to use on newborns, and gentle to sensitive skin. So we have made a soap just for you that is 100% olive oil, known as Castile. Order yours today!
Did you know that using coconut oil could also be used as a face cleanser and makeup remover? Yes! Dead skin cells, dirt and oils on your face are soluble in oil and can be removed with coconut oil. Lauric acid, which is found in coconut oil has anti-microbial properties, which is also said to do a wonderful job with fighting acne.
Keeping the skin from drying out, fighting infection and killing the itch of the everyday eczema and chronic dry skin, coconut oil is very moisturizing and with its healing properties, many have had great success in treating these everyday skin issues. This is one of the many reasons we have done out research on this wonderful oil and have decided that it would be included in our wonderful soaps made just for you!
Pure Shea butter first became popular in Africa, where it is widely used in cooking and for medicinal purposes. Eventually it make its way to the west a more people discovered its amazing emollient qualities. Shea butter has a high level of non-saponifibales and other qualities that makes it a popular ingredient in many cosmetic supplies, lotions and other skin care products.
Shea butter can improve skin elasticity, which has made it popular with both men and women. Today it is used as an essential ingredient of belly and body butters and stretch mark creams. More than that, Shea butter can also block the sun's ultraviolet rays, so you will often find it as a major ingredient in sun block products, lip balms and lip glosses. It can also be used as an anti-inflammatory and humectant, which makes it very useful in medicinal ointments and creams.
We use cocoa butter knowing that it is high in antioxidants, which help fight off free radicals. Free radicals are causes of the skin stresses and signs of aging. It is also noted that cocoa butter is widely noted to help reduce stretch marks. There are no guarantees, but it seems like the secret tip is shared with every pregnant woman in the world, and many women claimed regular use of cocoa butter was what kept their stretch marks away.
It is also known to help with those who may have scars. It is known to be high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply and has been noted to help skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis.