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     Finally, after many requests, our By the Sea Soap Shoppe “Australian Eucalyptus soap is here! 

     Parts of Australia are often damp and humid and with the warmth, it’s an ideal place for growth of all things, including the growth of things you’d rather not have in your life! Things like fungus, mold and other microbes. And bacteria that can cause infections.  

     Perhaps this is why many plants and trees there have natural antibiotic properties, such as the Eucalyptus tree which is where Eucalyptus Essential oil comes from and perhaps this is why Eucalyptus essential oil is so packed with antibiotic, disinfecting and cleansing properties.

     This certainly makes Eucalyptus Essential Oil a perfect ingredient in our Australian Eucalyptus soap, and along with the coconut, palm, olive and sunflower oils, castor oil and cocoa butter bring extra moisturizing and lather to pamper your skin.

     This is a rich, moisturizing and healing soap.

Vegan, all-natural ingredients
No parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial colours or synthetic fragrances
Handmade in Prince Edward Island
 

Ingredients

Olive Oil, Coconut 0il, Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, Distilled Water, Lye, Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Green Oxide 

Vegan, all-natural ingredients
No parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial colours or synthetic fragrances

Benefits

    Where to start? Eucalyptus essential oil is purifying. It cleanses. It disinfects. It’s antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.

    Good choice for soap, but it doesn’t stop there.

    Eucalyptus is an “expectorant”, which means it helps to clear out phlegm or other fluid from the respiratory tract, therefore it’s often used in vapour rubs and inhalers. When diffused in the air, it eliminates airborne bacteria and viruses on contact.

    And here’s a good one, (since we’re currently in a world being invaded by strange pathogens, I’m writing this in April 2021) - eucalyptus is “phagocytic”! Yes, I had to look that up. This means it ingests and destroys foreign particles, bacteria and cell debris. You know, like covid viruses…

    Its crisp, camphor-like scent does hang around a bit. It stays attached to objects that it’s been in contact with – like your hands. It’s like having your own aromatherapy session!

    And the list – antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, antispasmodic, it’s a decongestant, deodorizing, antifungal, it’s an analgesic, increases blood flow, reduces tension headaches, antitussive (suppressing coughing), expectorant (promoting the discharge of phlegm or other fluids from the respirator tract), it’s a bronchodilator (acting to dilate bronchial tubes to aid breathing, used especially for relief of asthma.

 

Size

     Because the bars are handmade, you can expect to see slight differences in the size and weight. After the soap is made, it needs to cure for at least one month. However, after it's cured, some of the moisture in the bar continues to evaporate out. The bar shrinks a little; enough that the label we've wrapped around the bar becomes a bit loose and the weight decreases a little. The bar gets harder, and this is actually better. There is nothing lost from the soap, and it will not dissolve as quickly when it does get wet in a shower or bath. 

     Each bar is approximately 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 1 in. - or 6 cm. x 6 cm. x 2 cm. Weight is between 3.5 and 4 oz., or between 99 and 113 grams. 

     Please note that because this soap is handmade, the appearance of the soap may not be exactly as pictured. 

   Lye

     Some of you might be wondering, "Lye? Isn’t lye dangerous? Won’t it harm my skin?”

     First - all actual soap is made with lye. No lye, no soap. (A lot of "soap products" in the stores are actually detergent. If you look at the labels, they are not called "soap". They are called "hand wash" or "body cleanser" or some such thing.)

     This could become a chemistry lesson, but to make it short - soap is made from lye, fats and liquid. When the lye mixes with the fats and liquid, some kind of chemical reaction goes on, and the lye and fats change into soap and glycerin. In the process, the lye is all used up. Even though lye is used to make the soap, there is no lye left in the soap at all.

     This is why soap made with lye is not dangerous, and it definitely won’t hurt your skin.

     Let's talk about Oxides - that sounds like some kind of weird chemical, doesn't it? 

     Oxides (or metal oxides) are types are natural substances which make up most of the earth's crust; they're formed when metal react with oxygen and they create a certain colour. For instance, everyone is familiar with rust which is iron oxide - the iron reacts with oxygen (which is in water). Perhaps you've seen the green roofs on cathedrals - that's copper oxide. So the red, green, pink and yellow powders that we use are all from these natural metal oxides.  

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