We hand craft our Lavender + Shea Butter Soap with moisturising certified organic unrefined Shea Butter, revitalising Australian Reef Red Clay and lavender and orange essential oils. It is suitable for dry, mature and sensitive skin.
Certified Organic Unrefined Shea Butter
Shea Butter comes from the nuts of the Karite tree which grows in the wild along the West African savannah region. We have sourced it from women’s co-operatives in Ghana where they receive fair-trade prices.
Shea Butter has a long history as a beauty product and has even been found in Cleopatra’s ancient Egypt. Shea butter is edible and is sometimes substituted for cocoa butter in chocolate. So if it’s good enough to eat it’s good enough to put on your skin.
Vitamins A, E and F and essential fatty acids nourish and repair the skin to leave it feeling soft and smooth.
Australian Reef Red Clay
Australian Reef Red Clay makes this bar excellent for dry and tired skin. Red clay is one of the more gentle oilier clays and is less drawing than other clays. It is high in iron and essential minerals to nourish and revive your skin. Due to the strong colour of this clay, it may stain light coloured washcloths.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is a natural oil extract from the steam distillation of lavender flowers. It’s scent is calming and said to ease anxiety and promote restful sleep. Topically, Lavender oil is soothing, antibacterial and anti-microbial.
No Palm Oil
We don’t use palm oil in our soap due to the devastating effect the palm oil industry is having on rainforest ecosystems in Asia. Instead we use a combination of ethically sourced virgin coconut oil from Vanuatu, liquid oils such as olive and grapeseed, and cocoa and shea butters.
Natural Scent and Colour
We only use essential oils distilled from fragrant plants to scent our soap. The many healing and therapeutic effects of essential oils have been studied widely. We are against putting anything synthetic on our skin because ultimately it will be absorbed. We only use natural and non-toxic Australian clays and plant extracts to colour our soap.
Ingredients: Organic virgin coconut oil (Vanuatu), purified sea water, rice bran oil, sodium hydroxide*, organic unrefined shea butter, grapeseed oil, lavender essential oil, orange essential oil, reef red clay (Australia), lavender flowers, alkanna tinctoria extract.
*none remains after saponification.
We recommend you use a soap rest with your cold-process soap to keep the bar dry between uses. It will last 2x as long.