What I use in my Natural soaps,
handmade in North Yorkshire
I use the Cold Process method, meaning I know exactly what my soaps are made of.
The full process takes up to 5 weeks but patience is a virtue
Water: I use de-ionised water so I know your soap are made with pure water
All of my oils are pure and 100% natural:
Sweet Almond Oil: one of the most used carrier oils in aromatherapy massage, and helps to leave the skin soft and satiny smooth yet it is non-greasy and easily absorbed. Rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E, the antioxidant-rich oil is known for its free radical fighting abilities. It’s also anti-inflammatory
Coconut Oil: High in Lauric acid it gives excellent lather to my soaps. Moderately high in Palmitic acid, it also gives a hardness to bar soaps. Melts on skin contact, ideal for all skin types including dry, itchy and sensitive skins.
Castor oil: This is a very thick oil. High in ricinoleic acid with a high viscosity, this oil acts as a humescent by attracting and holding moisture to the skin. Castor oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties
Olive Oil: Excellent for the skin, olive oil attracts external moisture and holds it to the skin forming a breathable barrier without affecting the skin's natural function.
Shea Butter: is a particularly effective moisturiser because it contains so many fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity. The high fatty acid content of shea butter also makes it an excellent additive to soap.
All of our essential oil are pure and suitable for soap making and all are Vegan friendly
Fragrance oil: those are synthetically changed but we have selected the vegan friendly oil to make sure it follows our ethics
Whenever possible I will use home made colouring such as herbs and spices otherwise I use selected mineral Mica pigment which are certified for soap making and Vegan friendly