Shea 'n' Clay
A lovely creamy soap which we decided to leave fragrance free to complement the high quality, all natural ingredients. With detoxifying French green clay and lashings of shea butter there is a luxurious feel to every bar.
Why add Clay and (even more) Shea, to our already beneficial ingredients…
This soap is made from all natural ingredients, and one of our favourite natural soap additives is clay, especially French clay. Not only does it add natural colour (clay is a mineral found in the soil) it 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 green clay in particular, is great for normal to oily skin.
This is where the shea butter comes in, the super moisturising properties of shea balances the effects of clays natural absorption leaving skin feeling soft and pampered.
Sorry, but this one isn’t for vegans, we add a little bit of Greek yoghurt to give additional moisturising properties as well as a creamy luxurious feel when used on the skin.
No added fragrance
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: 130g avg.
Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil), Sodium Shea Butterate (Shea Butter), Sodium Castorate, (Castor Oil), Aqua, Glycerine, Illite/Montmorillonite (French Clay), Natural Greek Yoghurt, Sucrose (Sugar), CI77891
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.