Ingredients Explained

Soap base, essential oils, botanicals, exfoliants, colours and moisturising oils and butters

Essential oils and fragrances: Essential oils contain the essence of the plant or fruit of origin's fragrance and have been used for centuries in incense, aromatherapy and soap making. Fragrance oils are typically a synthetic perfume OR a natural essential oil that has been 'watered' down using a carrier such as mineral oil. I use a combination of both in my soaps, and each have their benefits. Essential oils contain an array of therapeutic properties for the skin however often essential oils naturally contain skin allergens that can be reduced or eliminated when synthetic versions are produced. Fragrance oils come in many delicious smells and can often be manufactured to be skin-friendly and allergen free.

Botanicals: Botanicals are often used in soaps to add a touch of nature and bring a bar of soap to life. Botanicals are derivatives of plants including the flowers and leaves. Future soap designs may include botanicals such as dried lavender flowers.

Exfoliants: Various natural exfoliants are used in the soaps, typically seeds or ground stone. In current and upcoming soap designs I am using example raspberry, strawberry and poppy seeds, in addition to ground olive stone. 

Moisturising oils and butters: When we wash, along with the grime of the day, we also rinse away some of the oils that keep our skin soft. It's therefore important that soaps can replace some of that moisture which is often done through the addition of natural oils such as olive, jojoba, moringa and coconut oil. The same can also be achieved using butters like Shea and Mango butter. The oils and butters are melted into the soap so that they harmoniously together.

Soap bases: I use the vegan SLS and SLES-Free Stephenson 'Crystal' high foaming soap base which is made from natural ingredients, and is typically 'translucent'.

Colours: I use Zenicolor pigments in paste form for curating beautiful colour designs in handcrafted soaps.


All ingredients are cruelty free.

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