Annatto 'n' Lemongrass
A lovely creamy soap with a subtle citrusy aroma that complements the high quality, all natural ingredients. Together with detoxifying French clay, lashings of shea butter and beneficial annatto spice, there is a luxurious feel to every bar.
Why add essential oils, annatto spice, and clay, to our already beneficial ingredients…
Annatto seed - You may not have heard of Annatto unless you have visited the Caribbean in the past 100 years where it has been the basis of many home remedies. Often called the miracle spice, it has been linked to many health benefits including when applied to the skin and is now widely used in the cosmetic industry. It is known to be anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory.
French clay - This soap is made from all natural ingredients, and one of our favourite natural soap additives is clay, especially French clay which contains a host of minerals that are beneficial to your skin. One of its main features is that it absorbs toxins and impurities which is why it is often used in face masks, and yellow clay is known as a powerful cleanser and has been traditionally used in nourishing, and soothing different skin types.
Lemongrass Essential Oil - Pure essential oils are packed full of vitamins and minerals and since the essential oils are natural plant extracts, they do not contain any harsh chemicals but impart a fresh gentle aroma that is completely natural. Besides being a citrusy seasoning in Asian cooking, Lemongrass is used in natural medicine as it is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal and antiseptic properties. As an added bonus, it’s known for its natural deodorising properties.
How do we do it?
This soap is made using the 'Cold Process' traditional technique of soap making where the oils and butters are gently heated just enough to melt them and start the saponification process. Keeping the temperatures low retains the properties of the oils and butters. Our base ingredients in every bar of ‘cold process’ soap are olive oil, which is gentle and kind to the skin, blended with shea butter for added moisture, castor oil and coconut oil, all of which are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients with the added bonus of creating a luxurious and creamy bar with a lovely lather.
Care for your soap: What? Care for soap? Are you kidding? No, you've spent good money on this, it smells amazing, and it's made with beautiful, natural ingredients and untold hours of love - you want it to last.
Keep it dry. Nobody likes a soggy soap. Your soap is happiest when allowed to dry out fully between uses. The easiest way to do this is to keep it on a soap dish which allows water to drain away and air to circulate. Pop a nice bamboo soap dish into your basket here.
Small: 100g avg.
Regular: 160 avg.
Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil), Sodium Shea Butterate (Shea Butter), Sodium Castorate, (Castor Oil), Aqua, Glycerine, Cymbopogon schoenanthus (Lemongrass Essential Oil), CI75120 (Annatto), Illite (Yellow French Clay)
EO Allergens: Citral, Geraniol, Limonene
Safety: For external use only, keep away from eyes. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.
Environmental: As a small artisan business one of our main aims includes finding sources that are as environmentally friendly as possible. We recycle as much as we can on the boat and on our travels, as well as trying to use minimal packaging, with what we do use being recycled. We do have to seal the soaps, so have done so in a thin compostable wrap. We hate plastic and are diligently looking for sustainable bags for popping in the post that will still allow your goodies to arrive in the condition you expect them to be, dry and perfect.