Seven fantastic, artisan, natural bar soaps that will suds up your angel wings. There are a few misconceptions about bar soaps drying skin or not having rich lather.
Q: If a soap doesn't contain a foaming agent, will it produce lather?
A: Yes. All soaps produce lather when the fatty acids in the oil base come into contact with water. Lather is increased or decreased depending on the oils that are used. It is not necessary to add foaming agents or chemicals to create lather. Natural soaps produce a rich natural lather.
Q: Does natural soap go bad or have a shelf-life?
A: Natural soap will always work as soap, however, the oils do have a shelf life. The soap is best during its first six months if kept out of heat and direct sunlight. After that, it will still get you clean but may no longer have its fresh scent.
Q: Won't soap dry out my skin?
A: Not if it's real soap. Handmade soap is rich in naturally-occurring glycerin which prevents dryness. All-natural handmade soap is free of the culprits that dry and irritate the skin — alkali salts, chemicals, alcohol, and detergents; and artificial colors, fragrances and preservatives. Handmade soap is mild, suited for those with sensitivities, and won't dry out your skin.
In contrast, commercial soaps are processed with heat to speed production. Glycerin is removed and nutrients are rendered less effective as they are altered by the heat. Commercial soaps often contain harsh additives, chemicals, fillers, and artificial ingredients which serve only to beautify the product and offer no benefit to the skin. Many of today's mass-market products are actually synthetic detergents that bear little resemblance to a real bar of soap.
Delicate, soft, and romantic. This is a true peony with its powdery floral scent.
Peony is a natural soap, free from alcohol, detergents, propylene glycol, SLS/SLES and similar foaming agents. It is also vegan:)
Our fragrances and colorants are deemed body safe, so you can feel even better about using this romantic smelling bar of soap.
It's your soap and washcloth all in one. Made with 100% Merino or Alpaca wool roving and handcrafted soap bars. Wool has natural anti-fungal properties and will retain its freshness. As you lather the soap, the wool remains tight around the soap making the bar last longer. The felt shrinks along with the soap as you use it, and the casing can be reused by slitting along the edge and inserting a new bar of soap. Available HERE
CASTILE COCO BAR SOAP
"Castile" originally referred to the highly-prized vegetable based soap produced in Castile, Spain. For centuries this soap was considered "the soap of royalty" because of its luxurious lather and gentleness to the skin. Today, "Castile" refers to any vegetable based soap. Available at retail outlets and Kirk's Natural website.
Created as a tribute to the men and women of our armed forces, this delightfully woodsy scent is an intricate combination of six different essential oils. Spruce, Rosewood, and Peru Balsam permeate the air, while the others provide subtle complexity to the scent. A beautiful green color with wisps of black coursing throughout, the food grade bamboo charcoal provides your skin with its detoxifying qualities. You will feel like a morning hike through the woods as the scent of freshness fills the air. Organic never had it so good! Available at Wildwood Soapworks
Grandpa Smith, farmer in Washington Co., OH, like many in his time would've been very familiar with the benefits of pine tar. It was used on humans and livestock alike for dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff. This black soap has bolstered lather suitable for shampoo and essential oils thought to benefit these irritating skin disorders. Available HERE
Enjoy 9 soap fragrances that range from classic notes to unconventional harmonies
100% free of harsh chemicals. We use plant-based essential oils to soothe, moisturize & nourish the skin. Unlike commercial soaps, our recipes never include extracted glycerin or animal fats. All of our soaps are hypoallergenic and most are vegan- no unpronounceable ingredients in these soaps! By design, Ebb & Flow soaps have density and are longer lasting.
Crystal geode sapphire glycerin soap is a stunning deep blue indulgence for your bath. A fine quality clear glycerin soap is hand cast into a large crystal formation mold to recreate the beauty of a natural geode. Available on ARTFIRE
Red wine lovers will adore this natural soap! It's a wonderful, luxurious cleansing and moisturizing experience. Will purify your skin and maintain the natural glow that it has. Ideal for dry and sensitive skin type. This all natural soap can be used for your body, hands, face and even hair! It's a great shampoo bar suitable for normal or greasy and thin hair, you won't even need conditioner! Available on Etsy click HERE