Olive oil has been commonly used in the world of beauty for centuries. It is packed with antioxidants and is a great softener so is paired with coconut oil to harden and make a longer lasting bar.
Coconut oil gives a fabulous lather and hardness and is full of vitamin E and antioxidants as well as holding soothing, moisturising properties. It has an amazing cleansing ability.
A superior, moisturising oil that gives the soap recipe a luxurious boost. Avocado oil may help to heal dry and itchy skin. It carries rich benefits containing vitamins A, B, D and E and amino acids, protein and beta carotene.
Cocoa butter adds hardness to the final soap bar and gives a skin-loving moisturising quality in soap. Cocoa butter is a natural antioxidant and source of vitamin E that can help soothe and clear skin. A delicious and nourishing butter.
Using soap made with goats milk can benefit the health of your skin. It is fabulous for those with eczema, psoriasis or sensitive skins. It is also good for healthy skin that you would like to stay looking good.
There are many ways to add colour to soaps. I prefer the completely natural way and do not believe synthetic dyes have to be used to get a beautiful soap. Sometimes no colour is added at all but when it is no two batches are ever the same. Natural colours are achieved by using a large variety of spices, herbs, clays etc and it is so much fun experimenting and seeing how drastically different results can be gained.
Some soaps have pure undiluted essential oils or oil blends added for their valuable healing and soothing properties as well as their glorious scents. No synthetic fragrances are used - ever.