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ALOE-AVOCADO-CUCUMBER SOAP

All Natural Cold process soap.
A soothing natural soap made with avocado oil, cucumber juice and aloe vera. Cucumber tones and tightens pores whilst the aloe vera is a natural moisturiser helping to keep sun kissed skin hydrated throughout the hotter months.

Ingredients:

Olive oil, Lard, Water, Coconut oil, Hemp oil, Cucumber juice, Hydroxide sodium, Aloe vera juice, Castor oil, Avocado oil, Cucumber puree, Green clay, Juniper essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, Aloe vera gel, Kaolin clay, Salt, Cornstarch.

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Oatmeal and Honey Stout Beer Soap

Beer helps to flush out toxins from your skin. Once the toxins leave your skin, you can see a natural glow on your face. Beer Makes Skin Soft Beer softens your skin from within. When your skin is able to breathe and has enough moisture in it, it becomes soft and supple. The Vitamin B present in beer helps it soften the skin.

Beer Fights Acne Beer has some anti-bacterial properties that helps fight off acne. So, add beer to your face packs and get a clear acne-free skin. Ground hops and barley added
What can I say,, This is a new addition to our family of soaps and it is just wonderful, Beer ( I use Guinness stout) is full of great natural ingredients so NATURALLY , it makes a wonderful creamy, conditioning, lathery and moisturizing soap.

Beer is made with hops and barley which are both extremely gentile and wonderful for the skin . With the addition of oatmeal it makes this soap even more mild and gentle with a natural exfoliate with super creamy lather, Lets not forget the amazing fresh scent.
We all have heard that red wine has resveratrol and is loaded with antioxidants. But surely for all you beer lovers out there can beer be good for your skin?
Science has now been showing results just why beer is useful in skin care but the effects have been known for thousands of years.
Beer yeast is rich in elements, can increase skin elasticity and can help improve the symptoms of acne by suppressing the excessive secretion of sebum and killing off the bacteria that triggers acne. Beer has shown to have antibacterial properties, which protect against infections.


Anis Essential oil:

Anise Essential Oil possesses the distinctive aroma of black licorice. Although you may not be a fan of black licorice, a single drop or two of Anise Seed Essential Oil can dramatically enhance an otherwise dull blend. It can be useful in diffuser and inhaler blends intended to help ease bronchitis, colds and the flu. It is said to help promote the production of breast milk and stimuate menstruation, but it should be used with caution and avoided in oestrogen-dependent cancers.

Emotionally, Anise Oil can be calming when used in very small dilutions.

Pine Essential Oil:

One of the most important health benefits of pine essential oil is its role in treating various skin problems. Dermatologists often prescribe the oil for treating psoriasis, itching, pimples, eczema, skin diseases, poor skin, scabies, sores, and fleas. It gives you balanced, smooth, renewed and shiny skin and can also act as an antioxidant for the free radicals which can have such a negative impact on the health of your skin. Free radicals attack the healthy skin cells and cause them to mutate, resulting in premature aging, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Pine essential oil can combat these negative effects.

Orange Essential Oil:

Fighting cancerous tumors

Increasing circulation

Killing bacteria and pathogens

Decreasing wrinkles

Improving complexion

Easing anxiety

Decreasing hypertension

Cinnamon oil:

The therapeutic benefits of cinnamon oil are as an: astringent, aphrodisiac, carminative, cardiac, insecticide, analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antibiotic and as a tonic.
Cinnamon oil can be used to as an instant home remedy to ease an aching tooth. It has antibacterial and antifungal agent and is used to make products to heal infections, as a sexual stimulant and to help with blood circulation.

Clove Oil:

Eliminates acne

Kills parasites

Improves blood circulation

Reduces gum disease

Boosts energy

Natural anti-inflammatory

Kills mold and fungus


Ingredients:
Olive, coconut, Guinness stout, Lard, Coconut oil, Hydroxide sodium, Castor oil, Oatmeal powder, Zinc oxide, Cocoa powder, Activated charcoal, Honey, Cinnamon&Clove infused olive oil, Anise essential oil, Pine essential oil, Orange essential oil, Oatmeal.

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Honey-Carrot-Cinnamon Soap

Cold Process All Natural Soap

This soap is packed with all kinds of goodness and is one of my most popular scents. It contains fresh carrot puré, raw honey and cinnamon and it smells delicious.

The combination of carrot, honey, and other natural ingredients gives this soap powerful anti-aging and hydrating properties, ideal for dry or acne-ridden skin.

It contains antioxidant properties that repair damaged cells and reduce the negative impact of free radicals, which are one of the number one causes of premature aging.

Raw honey is known for promoting healing and preventing skin infections.

Carrot have high in Vitamins A, E and beta carotene, is an anti-inflammatory that soothes chapped and uncomfortable skin.

Cinnamon has broad spectrum anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.


Ingredients:

olive oil, coconut oil, water, carrot puré, shea butter, castor oil, beeswax, honey, carrot powder, cinnamon, hydroxide sodium, salt, cinnamon infused olive oil, vitamine-e.


For better storage, avoiding leaving it in a humid area and place it in an airtight container or soap dish after use.

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The Benefits of Using Real, Natural Soap

The next time you walk down the soap aisle at your favorite store enjoying the fresh, clean scents and the bright colorful packaging, pay attention. Look at the labels. The vast majority of the products on the shelf don’t say ‚soap‘ on their labels. They might be called beauty bars, moisturizing bars, or body bars, but not soap. That’s because these bars aren’t actually soap and can’t legally claim to be; they’re detergents. The manufacturers have removed most of the ‚good‘ stuff that occurs in the soap making process, and replaced it with synthetic lathering agents and harsh chemicals. These cheap, plentiful detergent bars are not only bad for your skin, but they’re also bad for the planet, too.

What’s so bad about it?

Commercial soap manufacturers make it a practice to remove the glycerine that is produced during the saponification (soap-making) process. The glycerine is a highly profitable substance, often sold to other companies who use it to make lotions and moisturizers, which your skin, now dried out from the harsh detergent ‚soap,‘ desperately needs.

Most commercially produced bars contain synthetic lathering agents, artificial colors, and a slew of chemicals we can’t even pronounce. Antibacterial and antimicrobial soaps often contain triclosan. Triclosan is a toxic chemical that is known to cause cancer. According to the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP), manufacturers of a number of triclosan-containing products claim that the active ingredient continues to work for as long as 12 hours after use. Consumers are, therefore, exposed to triclosan for much longer than the 20 seconds it takes to wash their hands or face.

Always remember that your skin is porous and absorbent. It absorbs whatever it comes in contact with, much the same as sticking something in your mouth. Chronic use ofchemical laden products will cause the body to store the chemicals in the body fat or even in the brain. With enough accumulations of toxins in the body, illness can occur.

These nasty chemicals and toxins are now finding their way into our eco-system. Every time that lather goes down the drain, those pollutants are going with it. A recent report by the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) revealed that synthetic chemicals from soap, body washes, shampoos and other healthcare products were sneaking through the filters at water purification plants. The list of offenders included phthalates, which are linked to reproductive disorders in both humans and animals, and parabens, a preservative, which links to cancer.

What’s the alternative?

All natural, organic, handmade soap. There are several small businesses selling extremely high quality, all natural, organic soap – yes real soap. Sure, these soap bars generally cost more than the detergent bars you’ll find at shops. But the difference is these soap bars are actually good for your skin, and are good for the planet.

Choosing the right soap

Just because it’s handmade doesn’t mean it’s good for you, however. You need to understand a few things about the soapmaking process to know what to look for.

There are basically three ways to make soap. One common way is called „melt and pour“ soap. There are even melt and pour kits you can buy to make cute soap shapes with your kids. These are generally glycerine based transparent soaps. They’re not as harmful (usually) as the commercial bars, but they’re not what we’re looking for here.

The other two methods are „hot process“ and „cold process.“ The hot process method utilizes heat after the saponification process has taken place, while the cold process method does not. The cold process method takes the most time, but is undoubtedly the best method for producing the highest quality soaps.

Now, we need to discuss the ingredients. Cold process soap bars are made using a combination of oils or fats and lye. Lye sounds a little scary, but all the caustic qualities of the lye are removed during the saponification process. When the lye interacts with the oils or fats, it creates glycerine. The type of oils and fats used make a difference in how hard or soft the soap bar ends up being, and how well it lathers.

With handmade soaps, just like with commercially manufactured bars, you need to read the labels. You want to find soaps that use only pure, organic oils or fats. If plants are used in the bars (many bars incorporate seeds and petals from various plants) they should be certified organic. Avoid any bars that use artificial colors or fragrances. These are synthetic chemicals and you don’t want them on your skin or going down your drain. If you want a colored or scented soap bar, look for one that uses organic essential oils and natural, organic colorants.

Another nice ingredient to find in your soaps is Bentonite clay. Bentonite clay is often used to increase lather in soap bars. It has the added benefit of being a natural detoxifier. Bentonite clay binds with and removes toxins from your body, and it’s extremely eco-friendly.

To sum it up, the best soap for your skin and our planet is a handmade, organic, all natural cold process soap bar. Once you’ve tried one of these lathery treasures, you’ll never again be satisfied with ‚store-bought‘ bars. So do yourself and your world a big favor and start using REAL soap.

Author: NaturalNews

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HOW TO USE A SHAMPOO BAR

Adjustments periods can range from a few days to a few weeks when switching to natural hair products, most adjust within the first week. Once the hair has transitioned, many never want to use liquid shampoo again. Commercial liquid shampoos and conditioners often contain synthetic silicones and silica that coat your hair, to make it feel nice, but leave a residue in your hair. Synthetic silicones are derived from polymers which are soft, plastic, gel-like substances that are hard to remove from your hair and scalp.

To use the shampoo bar, simply wet your hair completely and massage the bar against your hair in small circular motions until you work up a rich lather. Some say it is easier to rub the bar between your hands to work up some lather, then rub your hands on your hair. Work the lather into your scalp and rinse thoroughly.

A weekly apple cider vinegar rinse is also good during the transition period.Simply bring a 50/50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and water into the shower and do a final rinse with it. Once your hair dries the smell of vinegar will be gone. This works well for some people who use the rinse to remove some of the buildup from commercial shampoos at first, once you stop using these commercial products, use this ACV rinse for about a month or more along with the shampoo bar, your hair will not have any buildup remaining and you can reduce the amount of ACV in the mixture or stop using it altogether if you prefer.

To make the soap bar last longer, please keep it in a dry soap dish or holder away from sitting or running water when not using.

For people with sensitive skin, please be sure to read the ingredients carefully before using and test a small are on your skin to make sure it will not cause a reaction.

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Combine 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar and 2 cups water, pour over hair and scalp and rinse with warm water. For less hard water, you can use as little as 1 to 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar to 3 cups water and leave it in if you prefer. Vinegar conditions and gives your shine. Your hair will smell like vinegar until dry but the smell goes away. Some people prefer to use the rinse before shampooing.

Baking Soda Hair Rinse
Dissolve ˝ cup Baking Soda in 2 Cups warm water. Pour over hair and leave for a minute or two and rinse well. This rinse helps to remove build up, adds body and manageability. Another method is to work a handful of baking soda into your hair after shampooing and let it set for a minute or two before rinsing. You can also add baking soda to your hair while shampooing.

Be sure the conditioner is completely dissolved in the water. You may need to whisk for a moment with a fork if it doesn’t readily dissolve. Shampoo with your favorite natural shampoo. Rinse. Pour contents over hair. No need to rinse!

!!!! Because of this, when you begin to use natural shampoo your hair may undergo a detox period and may feel, dry or oily, sticky and/or difficult to comb out. This stage can last anywhere from a few days to over a month, depending upon your water hardness (or even the chemicals in your water) and products you have previously used on your hair. Once your hair has normalized you may not need the vinegar rinse, or perhaps only use it once or twice a week. Not everyone will have this adjustment period but for those who do, I think you will be very pleased once you have adjusted. I have been using them for some time and my hair has body and bounce that I never had before.

Shampoo bars are not for everyone especially if you have hard water.

Colored Treated Hair and Natural Shampoo
You may want to do a strand test if you have color treated hair. Here’s how: Shampoo a strand of hair in a non-conspicuous area and rinse. Notice if there are any changes. Most people find that shampoo bars are easier on color treated hair than store bought shampoos.

Hair Type
We receive questions asking which shampoo bar is best for specific hair types. The shampoo bar that will work best for you depends on so many factors that it is next to impossible to guess. We suggest you try several of our shampoo bar samplers to see which bar works best for you.

How long will a shampoo Bar last?
We are often asked “how long will a shampoo bar last?” This depends on so many factors such as your hair type, how much hair, how often you shampoo, how much lather you prefer, etc. It’s impossible to tell how long a shampoo bar will last you so it’s best to order a sample and gauge how long it lasts you specifically.

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How Is Soap Made (VIDEO)

What is ‘Natural’ Soap? For me, making natural soap means avoiding the use of any ingredients that could be toxic or are manufactured in ways that use questionable substances or methods. This means that I personally don’t use artificial dyes, perfumes, or additives in my own soap. While some people might want to try to make soap for fun and aren’t too fussed about using all natural, my thoughts on the subject are that if you’re going to go to the effort of making handmade soap why not make a product that is going to be completely safe for you, your friends, your little ones, and your entire family?

But what exactly is Soap? Most people ask me how to make soap but maybe the first question that should be asked is ‘What is Soap’? At the heart of all soap recipes are two main ingredients: oil and lye, also known by its chemical name Sodium Hydroxide. Your soap making recipe will, through a simple but controlled process, chemically bond these two ingredients into a new compound – Soap!

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BEE THERAPY soap

Propolis, “bee glue or bee penicilin” is the resinous material gathered by honeybees from flowers and leaf buds of various plants. They chew the resin, mixing it with their own beeswax and enzymes to make a glue which they use to line the entrance and interior of the hive. The Propolis acts to seal, disinfect and waterproof the bees and the hive.

Propolis on the other hand is produced by bees to cover their hive & protect it from bacteria, & is used in this soap for its restorative benefits. This soap is helpful for inflamed & blemished skin but is also suitable for cracked heels & hands, athlete’s foot & problem skins in general.

Ingredient:

Olive oil, Calendula Water, Coconut oil, Hydroxide sodium, Cocoa butter, Beeswax, Castor oil,Safflower oil, Propolis, Bee pollen, Honey, Calendula powder, Silk, Cinnamon-Propolis infused olive oil, Salt.

This BEEHIVE powerhouse is loaded with the Ayurvedic properties of propolis, beeswax, raw honey and pollen to hydrate, nourish and exfoliate troubled skin.

+ The TONIC:
The synergetic beehive. The tonic, high-energy substances within the beehive help to sustain a colony of active bees; they can do the same for the largest and fastest-growing organ in your body: your skin. These beehive ingredients help to rejuvenate and regenerate the skin:

  • Antimicrobial – prevents the growth of certain bacteria

  • Humectant or Hygroscopic – absorbs moisture from the air. Humectants are used in cosmetic products to help moisturize and smooth the skin. Honey does that naturally.

  • Antioxidant – by destroying free radicals, antioxidants on the skin will help protect the skin from sun damage and help it look younger longer.

  • Dry or Damaged Skin – because of its antioxidant and humectant properties, honey soap is great for dry or damaged skin.

  • Acne – because of its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, raw honey helps kill bacteria that may cause acne and will help skin heal faster.

BENEFITS:

►A natural humectant with antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties, honey helps skin retain moisture.

►A natural source of protein for the hive, pollen contains high levels of antioxidants that protect the skin against free radicals. Loaded with skin-benefits, ground-up pollen works to exfoliate the skin in this soap.

►Bees secrete beeswax to store and cap the honey they collect from nectars and regurgitate. Integral to the structure of the hive, beeswax is also beneficial in our soap; it lends additional hardness to the soap bar.

►Bees use propolis to seal their hives, protecting it against diseases and invaders. Renown for its powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, propolis works its magic on the skin by exfoliating and healing.

►Safflower oil: The high content of linoleic acid in safflower oil makes it ideal for boosting the quality and appearance of your skin. The linoleic acid can combine with sebum to unclog the pores and reduce blackheads, as well as acne, which is a result of sebum build-up under the skin. Furthermore, linoleic acid stimulates the regeneration of new skin cells, meaning that it helps to clear up scars and other blemishes from the surface of the skin, leaving you looking younger and more attractive!

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