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     Our By the Sea Soap Shoppe “Australian Eucalyptus soap is a rich, moisturizing and healing soap. 

     Parts of Australia are often damp and humid and provides an ideal environment for mold, fungus and maybe more than a few bad bacteria.

     As a result, many of Australia's plants and trees actually have natural antibiotic properties, including the Eucalyptus tree. Eucalyptus Essential oil is packed with natural antibiotics and disinfecting properties.

     This makes Eucalyptus Essential Oil a perfect ingredient in our Australian Eucalyptus soap. This soap includes Peppermint Essential Oil, and the castor oil and cocoa butter bring extra moisturizing and lather to pamper your skin.

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

 Eucalyptus Essential Oil

  • Purifies, cleanses and disinfects, eliminating airborne bacteria and viruses on contact.
  • Eucalyptus is “phagocytic” – (Yes, I had to look that one up lol). This means it ingests and destroys foreign particles, bacteria and cell debris
  • Clears fluid from respiratory passages, often used in vapour rubs and inhalers

Peppermint Essential Oil:

  • It's an "astringent", meaning it closes your skin pores and tightens your skin
  • Clears your sinuses
  • Relieves muscle and joint pain
  • Energizing 

Castor Oil: 

  • High fatty acid contents - deeply moisturizes, softens and soothes the skin
  • Collagen - boosts elasticity in your skin, keeps you looking younger longer!
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • And adds lots of lather!

 Cocoa Butter: 

  • High fatty acid content - deeply moisturizes, softens and soothes the skin
  • Healing - heals chapped skin and relieves symptoms of skin ailments such as eczema and dermatitis.
  • Antioxidant - meaning it fights free radicals that cause premature again
  • Anti-inflammatory 

Sunflower Oil: 

  • Antioxidant - Vitamin E helps to prevent skin damage and may prevent premature aging and sun damage. 
  • Antifungal – useful in treating athlete’s foot

Coconut Oil: 

  • Easily absorbed into the outer layer of your skin (called the epidermis)
  • Helps to protect the outside layer of your skin from infection
  • Repairs your skin barrier
  • Helps to regulate how much water you lose through your skin
  • keep your skin hydrated 

Olive Oil:

  • Nourishes your skin – contains lots of Vitamins A, D, E and K
  • Vitamin E gets special notice as an “antioxidant”, helping to prevent skin damage and possibly preventing premature aging and sun damage.

Palm Oil: 

  • Antioxidant - fighting free radicals that cause premature aging
  • Nourishes your skin with carotenes, Vitamin E and other nutrients
  • High Vitamin E content which helps with skin conditions such as eczema, acne and dermatitis.
  • Moisturizing

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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