Key Soap Ingredients

After my first attempts at making soap I read books, watched videos and tested my soaps on family and friends until I was happy with the combination of properties that each different oil brings to the soap. My bars have a balance between cleansing, moisturising, being long-lasting and having a creamy lather. 

They combine the following oils and butters:

  • Olive Oil - a great gentle cleanser that won't strip your skin of oils. It helps to make a mild and creamy lather. From the fleshy part of the pressed ripe olive. (Olea Europaea)

  • Coconut Oil - rich in fatty acids and produces bubbly lather. From the dried kernels of the Coconut Tree (Cocos Nucifera)

  • Sustainably Sourced Palm Oil - from high in Vitamin A & E, and makes a hard bar of soap. From the fruit of the Oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis)

  • Apricot Kernel Oil - great for older maturing skin and rich in conditioning fatty acids. From the kernels in the seed shells of the Apricot Tree (Prunus armeniaca)

  • Shea Butter - has great soothing properties, can be used for minor skin irritations and dry skin. From the nut of the African Shea Tree (Vitellaria paradoxa)

  • Castor Oil - has a unique blend of fatty acids, an emollient and natural humectant which draws moisture to your skin. From the Castor Oil Plant (Ricinus communis)