OLIVE OIL BAR SOAP - LARGE BARS
OLIVE OIL BAR SOAP - LARGE BARS
BIG 4 OUNCE BARS. Old fashion REAL castile soaps made with loads of organic olive oil and other organic oils. Over a dozen varieties enhanced with pure essential oils.
MADE WITH ORGANIC & WILDCRAFTED INGREDIENTS. PRESERVATIVE FREE + 100% BIODEGRADABLE REAL SOAP
WHAT IS TODAY'S "OLD FASHION" HANDMADE SOAP?
Scroll down for a list of my essential oil enhanced Olive Oil soap
Well it ain't your grandma's homemade, rustic soap that's for sure! Back in the old days, before accurate scales, grandma had to use more lye than she really needed. She did this to ensure that her time, resources and hard effort were not wasted by creating a greasy soap which wouldn't clean well. So she added a little extra lye to each batch and the term "lye heavy" soap was coined. These soaps could be quite harsh and rarely ever used for bathing and washing our bodies. They were used to clean clothes, pots and pans, plates, dish, things like that.
Today we have accurate technologies to help the handmade soap maker create lovely oil soaps that are not harsh! But actually soften and condition our skin and won't dry you out. I "super fat" my soaps, which means I add just a little more oils or butters to the recipe that will remain after the soap has cured. These soaps also contain all of the natural glycerin which is created during the making of the soap, and which commercial soap makers remove to sell (its valuable stuff!) Its not on the ingredients labels because I don't add any extra. But rest assured its all in there! And that's a good thing cause glycerin has been used for thousands of years to heal nourish and condition our skin.
MADE WITH ALL ORGANIC OILS, enhanced with essential oils, plants and flowers, many of which I collect from the mountains surrounding my alpine home. Each recipe is slightly different and include some/all of the following:
Olive Oil: A traditional emollient used in soap because it is mild and brings a "moisturized feel".
Sunflower Oil: Very similar to olive oil but with a lighter/cleaner feel to it.
Sustainable Palm: for the reasons of deforestation in tropical regions (see below for further explanation). Palm is key to a stable bar of soap which will not melt away in the soap dish. See details on my source of palm below.
Coconut: Coconut makes big thick lather and fun bubbles in my soap. A little goes a long way, too much coconut is actually too cleansing! A bar with a lot of coconut oil makes a great spot remover - but not a great bath and body bar!
Hempseed: Some of the soaps contain unrefined hemp is used to avoid chemical contamination possible in the refining process. It also gives a nice natural aroma to the soap. Hemp oil adds a unique skin feel and moisturizing effect.
Shea Butter: for skin conditioning.
Castor Oil: for deep cleansing
Enhanced with premium Essential Oils (not synthetic fragrances!)
Enhancements such as aloe, flowers, goat and cow's milk, sea salt, and often wildcrafted leaves and flowers which I collect from the mountains surrounding my mountain home.
Essential Oil Enhanced Varieties:
CITRUS SORBET: Orange and Ylang Ylang (with Aloe & Shea)
EUCALYPTUS TEA TREE HEMP: Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Cajeput, (Hempseed oil & Shea
LAVENDER LEMONGRASS: Lavender + Lemongrass essential oils + Mica (with Aloe & Shea)
LEMONGRASS + SAGE: lemongrass + dalmatian sage (with Aloe & Shea plus dried locally harvested sage leaves)
LAVENDER FLOWERS: Lavender essential oil plus Colorado Lavender Buds and Lavender Powder (with Shea Butter )
MOUNTAIN LAUREL: May Chang (Litsea Cubeba, a citrus fruit) with Aloe + Shea butter.
MOUNTAIN MEADOW: Lavender + Lemongrass + Palmarosa + Cedarwood + Geranium + Clary Sage (with Aloe)
OATMEAL + MILK + HONEY: Oats, Honey + fresh goat's milk + vanilla (with Aloe)
PINE DROPS: Fir needle essential oil, fresh cow’s milk from a local dairy, and crushed spruce needles from the local forest.
TEA TREE + MINT: Tea Tree + Cajeput plus Peppermint Leaves + Parsley Powder. (with Aloe & Shea)
WILD MOUNTAIN ROSE: Geranium Rose, Palmarosa, Rose Absolute plus Pink Clay, Rose hips Powder (with Aloe & Shea)
WILD FOREST: Colorado Lavender + Fir Needle, l (with Shea and locally harvested spruce needles)
WOODS WALK: Frankincense + Myrrh + vanilla (with Shea Butter) Named for everyone’s favorite trail right above town.
UNSCENTED OPTION: ALOE + CLAY, with Rhassoul clay and Aloe, no essential oils.
FAIR TRADE SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL FROM SOUTH AMERICA: With global demand for palm oil surging large-scale palm oil plantations are not sustainable and contribute to widespread deforestation. Palm oils is very difficult to replace in bar soaps as they impart the hardness necessary for a high quality bar of soap which will not melt. Because of the high amounts of olive oil, adding a little palm makes a long lasting hard bar of soap.
WHAT YOU WILL NEVER FIND IN THESE LOVEY SOAPS: NO conventional soybean or corn oil, NO sodium lauryl sulfate (or similar), NO preservatives, NO conventional Palm Oil, NO GMO'S, NO Parabens, NO petroleum products, NO synthetic fragrances or dyes.
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