calendula honey soap
Cold process soap bar handmade in small batches, during a process of 4 to 6 weeks, free of palm oil.
Natural warm floral scent from honey and calendula
Natural orange colour from red clay
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Extra moisturizing formula with combination of shea butter, castor oil and honey. To keep it as gentle as possible, no essential oils were added, and the fragrance comes only from the honey and olive oil infused in calendula flowers, locally planted by a friend and collected and dried by us, making this soap perfect for extra dry skin, sensitive or with eczema or psoriasis. The main ingredient is the extra virgin olive oil, extracted from local olive trees that grow all around this area and give the Alentejo its characteristic landscape. To add to the moisturizing characteristics of the olive oil, the organic cold pressed coconut oil provides the cleansing and firming properties and creates a bubbly lather. Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree and is mostly used for its healing, protecting and moisturizing properties. It has a high concentration of linoleic and oleic acids, which provide conditioning properties and produce gentle and mild soaps. It also has a high content of unsaponifiables (additional components that don’t completely convert into soap, fully keeping its properties), which means it’s an excellent skin-loving ingredient in cold process soap. Castor oil is a luxurious oil extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant. It has a thick and viscous texture and a slight odor. In cold process soap, it contributes to large bubbles and is known for its cleansing properties. It feels similar to glycerin with a thick and sticky texture acting as a humectant on the skin. Calendula is widely known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and healing properties, making it an amazing plant to treat rashes, scratches, eczema, psoriasis, chapped skin, insect bites and damaged skin. Natural soap infused with Calendula olive oil is considered to be a very effective herbal remedy for skin problems. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it absorbs moisture from the air. Humectants are great for the skin, as they can help the skin retain moisture. It also contains antioxidants and natural sugars which can increase the lather of cold process soap. HOW TO USE 1.Wet the soap bar. 2.Rub the soap in the hands or directly on the body. 3.Always leave the soap on top of a sponge or a soap holder with holes for the water to go through, making sure that it dries well between uses. This is the most important step for the soap to last a longer time. If it doesn’t dry properly, it becomes soft and every time it comes off a lot more quantity than needed. INGREDIENTS Extra virgin olive oil infused in calendula (sodium olivate), bio cold pressed coconut oil (sodium cocoate), calendula water infusion, shea butter (sodium shea butterate), castor oil (sodium castorate), honey, pink clay, sodium lactate, dried calendula flowers. Cruelty free. 100% biodegradable. No synthetic fragrance or colour. No toxic chemicals. All the soaps are made in small batches in an artesanal process. Each batch can be a little bit different from the picture. The weight is approximately 80g since the soap keeps on evaporating the water even after some weeks.
dry skin, sensitive skin
bio cold pressed coconut oil, calendula flowers, cold pressed castor oil, extra virgin olive oil, honey, red clay, shea butter