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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Soaps...

The difference between being real and not

Our handmade soaps are specially formulated to deliver the very best in skin care while using only safe, truly natural ingredients. We never use solvent extracted pomace olive oil (even though it's much cheaper), harmful synthetic chemicals, preservatives, petroleum products, artificial dyes, or synthetic fragrance oils. Why? Because natural matters! While so many companies falsely claim to be "all natural", we're proud to say that our natural is really natural.

We handcraft our soap using the slow cold process method, which means no external heat is used so the goodness of the natural ingredients are preserved for you. Each bar begins with a high percentage of skin-loving cold pressed extra virgin olive oil to which we add food grade castor oils for a rich creamy lather that nourishes as it moisturises. Then we add botanicals, and cleansing earth clays for their exceptional skin care benefits. Finally, we scent our extra virgin olive oil soaps with only pure essential oils extracted from plants naturally

So how can you tell synthetic soap from real soap?

Synthetic soap is defined as all those mostly synthetic, so called "soaps" that are full of harsh detergents and cancer causing chemicals . . . the ones that fill the shelves of many stores today.

Many of them are made with cheap, harsh synthetic bases. That includes most of the commercial shower gels and liquid soaps on the market. Check out the ingredients and you'll see just how many cheap oils, and synthetic petro chemicals are used .Armed with a little bit of knowledge, real handcrafted natural soap is fairly easy to spot. Look for soaps with cold pressed extra virgin olive oil as a main ingredient which is rich in antioxidants and skin nutrients. Most commercial soaps contain very little or none because it's quite expensive, and those who do use olive oil often use pomace olive, an inferior grade of olive oil extracted with harmful chemical solvents.

Be especially wary of fragrance oils, perfume oils, potpourri oils, and nature identical oils which are all different words for synthetic fragrance oils. Avoid them. They're toxic and one of the biggest causes of skin irritation and skin sensitivities in cosmetics and toiletries.

The bottom line? If an oil doesn't have a latin botanical name, then it's not a true essential oil and it has no aroma therapeutic benefits. Other harmful synthetic additives to avoid are FD&C colors, dyes, antibacterial triclosan & triclocarban, EDTA, TEA, DEA, sodium laureth and sodium lauryl sulfates, and other chemical sounding names you don't recognize or can't even pronounce. Avoid them all. They're not kind to your health or the environment. Of course the real test will be when you use the soap. If it dries your skin out or makes it feel tight or itchy, question its origin. There's nothing like well made, glycerin rich, handcrafted natural olive oil soap to leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and nourished. So if you're looking for skin loving soap, take the time to seek out natural handmade real soap. It may cost a little more, but your skin will thank you for it.

Care & Feeding of Natural Handmade Soap

Since our olive oil soap is in its pure and natural state, it doesn't contain any synthetic preservatives or artificial hardeners. It doesn't need to. With just a little care and feeding, you can prolong the life of your soap and it will serve you very well.
  • Don't let your soap drown in water.
  • Feed your soap plenty of fresh air between uses.
  • Always use a well drained soap dish to keep soap dry.
  • Use of a wash cloth or loofah will extend the life of your soap.
  • Store unused soap in a dark, dry, relatively cool location, such as a lingerie drawer or linen cupboards.

We have a large range of olive oil soaps..

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