We’re finally ready to reveal our Great British Summer Soaps, they’re both made with lashings of gorgeous butters to help keep your skin soft all Summer long – we’ve made them practical as well as luxurious by using essential oils with refreshing and useful properties…
Tea Tree & Lavender Handmade Natural Soap:
A gentle yet effective bar that contains two essential oils perfect for Summer months, they can both soothe and heal the skin as well as having powerful antiseptic properties. This is the bar to have with you when you’ve caught a little too much sun or are suffering from those unavoidable insect bites!
Peppermint & Eucalyptus Handmade Natural Soap:
Freshen up after a day in the sunshine with cooling essential oils and skin loving ingredients including coconut oil and shea butter – together they’ll give your senses and skin the boost you need to make the most of the sun well into the evening.
We’re in love with the Union Jack paper!… (read more about our Summer Soaps)
Unlike fragrances which are chemically derived, essential oils have therapeutic values that can among many other things help to boost creativity and instil a feeling of calm and relaxation.
Just a quick sniff from the bottle can sometimes be enough but you can also add a drop to a tissue or pop a few drops in your bath – a couple of drops added to a teaspoon of carrier oil also works wonders as a massage oil.
These are the 3 essential oils that I keep on hand to blast those afternoon slumps and keep me calm at times when nothing is going the way I think it should!
- Peppermint Essential Oil: A quick sniff of this oil is like splashing your face with cold water, it’s refreshing, energising and instantly lifts a sluggish mood. Great for headaches too – just rub a drop onto each temple.
- Orange Essential Oil: Such a sweet, sunny oil that has a really positive feel, it works throughout the whole day and although it’s seen as an uplifting oil it can also be really helpful in the evenings to help children – and adults – get a good nights sleep.
- Lavender Essential Oil: I can only use this oil in very small amounts during the day because it has me yawning in seconds! But at times when you’re feeling so hassled that you can’t even get a handle on your own thoughts, it helps to take a minute out and use this oil to restore your sense of balance and calm.
Love the idea of soap but have awful memories of dried up bars on the side of the basin? Well you’ll be pleased to know that things have moved on and there’s a world of real natural soap just waiting to be discovered…
Here’s 3 reasons to give a real handmade natural soap bar a try:
- It’s great for your skin.
The natural oils and butters that are used to make a quality bar of handmade natural soap will moisturise and care for your skin unlike many liquid hand and body washes which usually do the opposite and leave you skin feeling dry and tight.
- It benefits your health…
Cutting down on the chemicals you’re exposed to can only be good for your health and although your shower gel and liquid soaps might seem innocent most of them are made of water, cheap chemicals and preservatives – take a look at the ingredients and compare it to a quality bar of natural handmade soap and you’ll see the difference.
- Supports small businesses…
Many natural soaps are handmade by small artisan businesses which gives them a level of personal care and attention that you don’t find in a mass produced product and so, as well as enjoying a great quality soap bar you’d also be supporting a small UK business.
Please note: Discovering real soap should be a great experience but please take care to look at the ingredients and producer carefully as the terms natural and handmade do not have legal definitions and are often abused.
Just a quick reminder that our Soap of the Month is Lemongrass & Green Tea – a great textured bar for exfoliating your skin. We blend all of our own essential oils and this bar contains an incredible combination of Lemongrass, Lavender, Rosemary and Mint – it’s a real boost for the senses! Save 25% off for the rest of April…
The chilly weather has inspired our latest soapy creation – it’s a comforting blend of sweet honey and lemon together with shea butter and a few spoonfuls of white clay which gives the lather a silky smooth texture. I’ve sliced this one entirely by hand and so every bar looks like a fresh chunk of gorgeous fudge…read more