Our Handsome Man soap has a spicy scent rather than a floral scent - we can't really promise it'll make your man more handsome, (he's already handsome, right?) With the addition of the sweet almond oil, and the combination of cinnamon, clove, patchouli and orange essential oils, not only is this soap popular with the men, but it's popular with everyone! Try this one; your whole family will enjoy it.
Coconut oil, Olive oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Distilled Water, Lye (Sodium Hydroxide), Orange Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, Cinnamon Essential Oil, Clove Essential Oil, Yellow Oxide
Vegan, all-natural ingredients
No parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial colours or synthetic fragrances
Sweet Almond Oil has been used for centuries to help soothe and soften the skin and to treat minor wounds and cuts. It comes with its own Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids and zinc. It's an antioxidant which helps to keep your skin looking younger longer by destroying free radicals. It improves dry skin and has been used for centuries to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It helps to reverse sun damage and reduce scarring.
Please note that if you are allergic to nuts, you might want to pass on this soap.
Clove Essential oil improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation. It's an effective antimicrobial and is used to keep countless conditions at bay. It's a powerful antioxidant, thirty times more powerful than the "superfood" blueberries! Antioxidants slow aging, protect the body from bad bacteria and viruses, and reverse damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Cinnamon Essential oil is an oil that has been in use for many centuries. Cinnamon is one of the longest existing spices in history and has traditionally used to help heal everything from depression to weight gain. When used on your skin, its anti-inflammatory properties can be an effective remedy for acne and rashes.
Orange Essential oil is another oil, that while being cheerful and uplifting, is also calming and relaxing. It stimulates the strength and resilience of your immune system and can eliminate airborne bacteria.
Patchouli Essential oil is well known for its uses in aromatherapy. Although its lovely scent goes really well with the lavender scent in our soap, it does a lot more than that!
Patchouli essential oil releases serotonin and dopamine which helps to ease feelings of anger, anxiety and anxiousness. It reduces inflammation, both inside your body to help with arthritis and gout, plus it also helps reduce inflammation in skin infections and irritations. It’s antiseptic, so this soap a good choice for cleaning out cuts or sores so they don’t get infected in the first place.
The Patchouli essential oil in our soap combines well with lavender to help you be calm and serene, whether it's at the beginning of your day or the end.
Shea Butter comes from a nut, not a cow. It contains a number of fatty acids and Vitamins A and E so - another ingredient in our soap that moisturizes your skin, protects your skin, it's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, meaning it protects your skin from becoming infected and helps to heal it if it does, and it fights "free radicals" that can harm your cells, helps to prevent mutations and reduces signs of aging.
Castor oil is one oil I didn't know a lot about. Now I think I should use it by the gallon (or liter)! It has a high fatty acid content which deeply moisturizes, softens and soothes the skin. It stimulates production of that all important collagen and boosts elasticity in the skin. What does this do for you? You won't get wrinkles as soon, your skin will look younger, you'll have reduced acne and it's anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal. I could go on and on but suffice it to say, it's a great oil to include in your soap!
Coconut oil is easily absorbed into the outside layer of your skin (called the epidermis). It helps to protect from infection, repairs your skin barrier and helps to regulate how much water you lose through your skin.
Olive oil has lots of Vitamins A, D, E and K. Each vitamin has a positive effect on your skin, but Vitamin E is especially great as it is an "antioxidant", which helps to prevent skin damage and may prevent premature aging and sun damage.
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.
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 Yellow Oxide - that sounds like some kind of weird chemical, doesn't it?
Yellow Oxide is a type of metal oxide which is a natural substance. Metal oxides make up most of the earth's crust and are formed with metals react with oxygen from the air or water. In this case, it's iron that reacts with oxygen and makes a pigment that is widely used in painting and concrete, and also can be used as a colorant for ink, rubber, paper - and - oh yes, soap!