About our soap.
BREAKDOWN OF INGREDIENTS:
Propylene Glycol (derived from coconut oil) increases moisture retention in skin and hair and is soluble in water.
Sodium Stearate (a thickener that helps to harden the soap).
Sorbitol (a thickener that is derived from sugar syrup that helps the soap to make the skin feel smooth. It also protects the soap from losing moisturizing properties).
Glycerin (derived from coconut oil) helps to lock in moisture and natural body oils and stop the skin from drying out.
Sodium Chloride (salt) helps to harden the bar of soap.
Sodium Laureth Sulphate (derived from coconut oil) is a foaming agent that helps bind the water and the glycerin.
Titanium Dioxide (derived from a crystal) is a natural, white colourant.
Fragrance oils (made from natural and synthetic ingredients) are used to create a pleasant fragrance and have no therapeutic benefits.
Essential oils (extracted from plant material) are used in small amounts to create a pleasant aroma while also having potential external benefits to the skin based on so called apparent therapeutic properties. Oils Used: Lavender, Tea Tree, Ginger
- Kawakawa (thought to help draw impurities, soften dry skin, reduce inflammation and relieve pain).
- Turmeric (thought to be anti inflammatory as well as providing a happy yellow to orange colourant).
Paprika (Used as a colourant and because of it’s skin warming properties and so called abilities to brightening the skin)
- Calendula (thought to have antifungal, antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Used for it’s skin healing and softening abilities)
- Lavender Rubbings (thought to help with eczema and dry skin, healing wounds. Added as a smell fixative and for exfoliation).
- Rose Petals (thought to have skin soothing and softening qualities. Added for texture and colour).
Poppy Seeds (added to fix fragrance and to exfoliate, soften and soothe the skin)
- Oats (thought to soften and soothe inflamed skin and nerves. Good exfoliator of skin cells).
- Black Pepper thought to help remove dead skin cells and promote circulation).
- Activated Charcoal (can help remove excess oil and purify the skin. A gentle exfoliant and is said to reduce the effects of ageing).
- Chia Seeds (can be of use to aid healing of wounds due to high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids. Also good at removing dead skin cells).
Turmeric, Paprika, Activated Charcoal, Chromium oxide (a green pigment derived from natural minerals), Red Clay, Ground Kawakawa.