Bar soap is back. Let us tell you why...
BAR SOAP IS BACK.
--- yes, it’s SOAP - just soap as you never knew it before. No more over-drying, stripping or tightening: just ultra clean, hydrated skin. Seriously.
Right now we have our Charcoal Detox Soap, and we are so swayed by the power of entirely natural soap (note use of the word entirely) that we have plans to expand our range… watch this space.
But how is our soap different to the standard soap on supermarket shelves, grandmothers’ bathrooms and dodgy pub sinks? Surely all soap does, apart from harshly strip your hands, is harbour germs, sitting there in a pool of water...?
It’s to do with what’s in them.
Standard soaps contain a range of synthetic ingredients that are known irritants including sulfates and artificial fragrance. It’s these ingredients that, while they may make your soap lather up thickly while smelling of tulips and unicorns, can also harshly strip the natural oils from your skin - causing tightness and dryness while playing havoc with the skin’s natural oil balance, and often leading it to overproduce oil as a result.
Our soap contains 100% natural ingredients: we use activated charcoal to help draw out dirt and bacteria from pores; and olive, coconut and almond oils as well as shea butter to soften and hydrate. We don’t add ANY synthetic fillers, dyes, fragrances or lathering agents to our formulation.
The natural lather of the soap is produced from its plant oil content - coconut oil in particular. Our soap may not lather as much as a standard soap, but the feel of the nourishing bubbles is so much more luxurious. And because our soap is made entirely without synthetic lathering agents, it will also last longer.
And it’s to do with how they’re produced.
In standard commercial soap making, ingredients are blended together under extremely high temperatures. By contrast, our soap is produced via a cold processing process which helps the active botanicals remain more intact and potent.
We also KEEP the glycerin, a natural by-product of soap-making and an incredibly moisturising, skin-beneficial ingredient, within our final formula. Standard commercial soap producers remove the glycerin and sell it on to the cosmetics or food industries. This is another reason why commercial soaps can be so drying to the skin, as well as their heavy content of synthetics.
How should I store Charcoal Soap?
Store it in a drainable soap dish in a cool dry place, so it can dry between uses. Rinse it under running water before use, and lather up in your hands to use, rather than applying the bar direct. It's no less hygienic than liquid soap and so much kinder to the environment than the large plastic containers that liquid soaps are invariably housed in.