Truthfully, there’s no sure way of knowing exactly when castile soap was invented. Soap is mentioned in the Old Testament, but they didn’t wax on about what kind of soap it was. Today, our best guess is that Castile soap originated in Aleppo, Syria. It’s rumored that Egyptian royalty, including Cleopatra, used it for bathing, but that’s difficult to substantiate as well.
What’s so great about castile? For one, it’s plant-based. Other soaps are traditionally made with lard or tallow, which are just alternate words for animal fat. ‘Tallow’ typically means it came from a cow, while ‘lard’ is commonly used to de... View full article →
The soft, gel-soaked tissue inside of the thick, spiny leaves of an aloe vera plant have been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, we most often think of using aloe vera for the same reasons our ancestors did - to heal wounds, soothe burns, and add light, non-greasy moisture.
Yet there are many reasons to use aloe vera every single day. Aloe vera soap, aloe vera moisturizer, aloe vera toner, and even aloe vera shaving gel can help us reduce the risk of scarring from blemishes and wounds, as well as help fight aging. While keeping an aloe plant in your house as part of your na... View full article →
By now, it’s probably safe to assume you’ve heard of the oil cleansing method (OCM). Practitioners of natural skin care swear it will give you smooth, clear, perfectly moisturized skin. Those claims are in addition to the testimonials that say it provides the deepest clean you can get without a potentially damaging amount of exfoliation.
Still, a lot of people won’t attempt it because for many of us, oil is thought to cause breakouts. We’ll tackle that one in a minute, but let’s just do a brief rundown on how you actually perform OCM.
The oil cleansing method requires a few drops of oil or an oil blend... View full article →
How do you feel in the morning? Could you use just a little more motivation to get going? If your skin is as tired as you are, our all-natural peppermint soap bar is just the ticket. It’s specially formulated for those who crave a revitalizing experience for their mind and body, and we’d love to share what’s inside.
Organic oils - All off the best soaps require a nutritious base. Certified organic oils of sunflower, safflower, coconut, and palm are put through a simple process where they’re combined with an alkaline solution. This method transforms our quality oils into a substance that lathers up to cleanse skin -soap!<... View full article →
Inside every natural lavender soap bar are ingredients that have been valued for their healing properties since the dawn of man. Lavender has enjoyed a particular renown for its ability to relax you. Is it really possible that using a bar of soap could increase your sense of well being and soothe the soul?
Yes. Scientific research has proven lavender’s ability to reduce your blood pressure and lower your heart rate. So whether you’re overworked, dealing with insomnia, or simply want to make the most of your “me time” a natural lavender soap bar is just the thing you need for your bath. As the most common herb used in aromatherapy treatmen... View full article →
In need of something truly indulgent? It’s okay to let go and get carried away by our Exotic Spices soap. The warm, mystical fragrance will relax and soothe your other senses while the natural oils and organic oats work on skin and muscle tension alike to smooth out any kinks, rough patches, or breakouts. This is the bar you’ll reach for when you really need to wash the day away.
We start off with organic oils of coconut, sunflower and glycerin-retained palm. This moisture-rich base penetrates and repairs the skin, making them the perfect carrier formula for the rest of... View full article →
Zing! That’s one word you could use to describe our Australian Citrus soap bar. Everyone can enjoy the zesty wake-me-up fragrance, because it’s good for pretty much every skin type. While it will remind you of a piece of juicy, ripe citrus fruit, you definitely can’t eat it. However, scrubbing up with this fresh, exciting bar should be just as satisfying .
As always, we start our soap off with organic saponified oils of coconut, sunflower, and glycerin-retained palm. This special, plant-based blend makes our soap effective at getting skin clean, but also keeping it healthy and moisturized, never stripp... View full article →
The word “natural” gets thrown around a lot lately. Some companies even abuse the word “natural” to market products that aren’t quite what customers were expecting. They get away with this because you could reasonably assert that chemical elements are natural, because many of them are, in fact, naturally occurring. But when we use the word natural, we mean something just a little different.
We prefer to uphold the idea that “natural” is something vital; it’s something that comes from life. More specifically, nature.To us, a natural soap means th... View full article →
Soap has become something we take for granted. We need to use it every day - to care for our skin, to be clean, to prevent germs and illness. Yet, maybe because we wash it off, we don’t always think critically enough about the soap we’re using. For example, what’s actually in your soap, and is your soap natural? How does your skin really feel after you use it?
Soap containing laboratory chemicals or chemically-modified natural materials are being examined as a potential cause for cancer, hormonal disruptions, and other conditions. Choosing an natural soap w... View full article →
In order to decide whether or not coconut oil is good for you, we need to understand why it’s ever been deemed bad. Years ago, we learned about saturated fats and how they could be the cause of high cholesterol, leading to increased risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks. The same was said for many plant oils, including coconut, which is heavy in saturated fat.
The idea that all saturated fats must be avoided is highly erroneous, because you must consider the source of that fat, how it was processed, and what other properties it has. It turns out that the outdated metho... View full article →