Natural cold pressed plant seed oils and butters
I have spent the past 18 months “hermit-like” developing and refining my “Soap Lovelies” base recipe. It has taken passion, patience and gentle “tweaking” to ultimately produce a totally naturally balanced and gentle soap recipe. One providing balance between natural, gentle cleansing and skin conditioning together with luxurious lather and emollient properties with an indulgent creamy lather. A soap that feels sumptuous to use, leaving the skin softened and protected without the stripped and tight feeling often associated with commercially produced soaps. The glycerine rich lovelies are opulent, a salve to the skin, a gentle and natural pleasure.
As always, the natural cold pressed plant seed oils and butters I have sourced are of the finest quality and ethically sourced.
The recipe contains Olive oil, boasting skin regeneration and antioxidant properties. It is naturally emollient, attracting external moisture to the skin. It soothes inflamed skin, creating a “breathable” layer on the skin. It aids in retaining skin moisture and elasticity, soothing, nourishing and conditioning the skin. It helps moisture penetrate deep into the skin layers.
Coconut oil gives a fluffy, bubbly lather. It is light and rich, particularly beneficial for dry, itchy, sensitive skin, readily absorbed. Care has been taken to balance all oils perfectly. Coconut oil can prove drying to the skin if used to excess.
Organic Shea Butter
The darling of the cosmetics industry. Shea Butter boasts mild antibacterial qualities and can speed skin healing. It is splendid for skin prone to eczema and psoriasis. It is marvellous for damaged skin and stretch marks. It boasts amazing skin conditioning and moisturising properties, it adores dry skin. It produces a luscious silky lather.
Cocoa Butter has marvellous conditioning properties, it is exceptionally moisturising, sumptuous for dry skin as it nourishes, soothes, softens and protects the skin.
Castor Oil is a unique seed oil, it is antibacterial and anti inflammatory. It leaves a protective layer on the skin.It helps to heal inflamed skin and fights signs of skin ageing. Castor oil helps to reduce acne, fades blemishes, reduces pigmentation. It softens and soothes dry and irritated skin. It is brim full of fatty acids which hydrate the skin and stimulate healthy tissue growth. It provides lather with small beautiful bubbles.
During my hermit days I chose to add even further to the luxurious and skin cosseting nature of my Soap Lovely recipe and wrap the indulgent oils in the creamiest whole goats milk, long renowned for its nurturing skin properties. Goats milk has a unique molecular structure. The silky lather of the milk tends to be less drying than soaps without goats milk. Goats milk is unique in that it has fine moisturising and emollient properties. The cream in the milk prevents skin drying and prompts cell renewal. The milk removes dead skin cells resulting in smoother, younger looking skin. It is truly remarkable for those with skin allergies, itchy, dry, sensitive skin, eczema and psoriasis. Goats milk boasts anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Tussah silk fibre
I add ethically sourced tussah silk fibres to each tiny batch of soap loveliness to aid slip to the Soap Lovely and of course pure silky indulgence for you.
Clays, herbs and botanicals
I use a host of gently cleansing clays, herbs and botanicals. The softly therapeutic world of essential oils used is a story for another time.