Product DescriptionMilk, Oatmeal and Honey Soap 130g
Start the day washing with a natural soap that smells wholesome and and leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh.
The finely ground oatmeal in this soap helps exfoliate the skin. Honey is a natural antiseptic and has been shown to assist skin repair. All of this is in a Buttermilk base. It just so happens that it smells like a healthy breakfast.
It is best for those with Keratosis Pilaris or for anyone needing a good scrub without drying the skin.
Note: These are big bars of Milk Soap (130g) so they last longer. Some people with smaller hands or children may find it easier if the bar is cut into two pieces.
Buttermilk, Sodium Olivate (Saponified Olive Oil), Sodium Cocoate (Saponifed Coconut Oil), Sodium Palmate (Cert. Sustainable Source), Sodium Cocoa Butterate, Honey, Parfum (Phthlate Free).
|Buttermilk||Originally this was the milk left behind after churning butter but now a lot of people drink it or use it in cooking. It is really creamy and so makes our Buttermilk soap even creamier. In Milk Soaps, fresh Buttermilk is self-preserving due to the pH.|
|Sodium Olivate (Saponified Olive Oil)||Wonderfully healthy for the skin. So many benefits, it might be best to Google "Olive Oil Skin" instead.|
|Sodium Cocoate (Saponifed Coconut Oil)||We used coconut oil as a stabiliser, it also helps to moisturise the skin|
|Sodium Palmate (Cert. Sustainable Source)||
We make our milk soaps the old fashioned way which is called “Cold Process Soap Making”. We start with a bunch of oils and fresh milk, add an alkali and this turns those oils into “Saponified Oils”. The scientific names for Saponified Palm Oil (which we source from sustainable plantations which are usually former rubber plantations) is Palm Acid and Sodium Palmate
Note. A lot of people are asking why don't we switch to a different oil as Palm Oil plantations often go in following rainforrest logging. We use certified RSPO Palm Oil which is from old plantations in our milks soaps. If we stopped using certified sustainable oils and switched to Soy Bean oil (which is responsible for far more rain forrest destruction than Palm Oil), we just don't see how that could be a good thing for the environment. Good for marketing sure. In fact, if the whole world banned all palm oil tomorrow, the destruction of the forest would go on as there are a variety of crops that can be grown there, usually Soybean, as well as the illegal logging. In our opinion, it would be better to focus on doing something constructive. There needs to be a system where EVERY natural ingredient is tracked to make sure it is from a sustainable source or else Palm Oil will simple be replaced by another crop that is not in the media. This is already happens with timber using the Forrest Stewardship Foundation. "Ban palm oil" is an easy cause to latch onto and get some PR, but we don't believe it actually helps at all. Certianly switching from a certified sustainable oil to a non certified different oil doesn't help, except for marketing. Effort should be put into tracking all ingredients sources. (Most people arent aware that some Cocoa Butter comes from slave labour sources for example).
|Sodium Cocoa Butterate||A cream coloured fatty butter extracted from Cocoa Beans. Sometimes called the “ultimate” moisturiser, it is used to ‘superfat’ our milk soaps. This means that as you wash, some oils are left behind which is why our milk soaps have got their legendary following.|
|Honey||Honey is great for the skin and a natural anti-bacterial. However, we love it most for the balance it gives to the Apple Cider Vinegar which we also use. This makes for a beautiful smelling cream without fragrance.|
|Parfum (Phthlate Free)||We used to use various Essential Oils in our Milky Shampoo, Conditioner and Milk Wash. EO’s are great if we could talk to each customer and check for allergies. Due to the occasional reaction to EO’s, we removed them. We want to sooth people scalps and even a very small number of reactions to EO’s was distressing for us. But people still want their hair to smell nice. So we worked with another company to develop phthalate free fragrant oil (phthalates are the things in fragrances that a lot of people don’t like) and since then the response has been great.|
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