$5.00

     This By the Sea Soap Shoppe Latherific soap is one of the first unscented soaps we made. My husband, Dennis, was experimenting with colours from ultramarines, which are natural and organic, and he decided to try out a blue colour. Although it's a lovely moisturizing and lathering soap, we think it's not selling as well as our other soaps because it's perhaps - looks a bit boring? not so gorgeous? - as some of our other soaps.

     So you have a chance to have a really nice, moisturizing and lathering soap for only $5.00. 

     With a base of coconut, oil and palm oils, you can see under "Benefits" that those oils all by themselves bring many benefits. Castor oil locks moisture in your cells and is the reason there is extra lather.

     (If you've tried our Refreshing Lemongrass soap, you already know how great that soap is. This soap is the same except that we left out the Lemongrass Essential oil. Oh - and we changed the colour.)

     So get your today! You'll enjoy it. 

     All-natural ingredients, vegan, handmade in Prince Edward Island

Ingredients

Coconut oil, Olive oil,  Palm oil, Castor oil, Distilled Water, Lye (Sodium Hydroxide),  Titanium Dioxide powder, Purple/Violet Ultramarine powder

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

Benefits

     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. 

     Palm oil has a high amount of antioxidants, carotenes and other nutrients, making it beneficial both for the inside and the outside of the body. It has loads of Vitamin E which may help with skin conditions such as eczema, acne and dermatitis. It is also a good moisturizer and helps to smooth your skin. 

     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! 

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 shown. 

   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 Titanium Dioxide - I mean, that sounds like some kind of weird chemical, doesn't it? 

     Titanium Dioxide is a type of metal oxide. Metal oxides make up most of the earth's crust and are formed with metals react with oxygen from the air or water. 

     It's a natural substance. And it also happens to make whiter soap.

     How about Ultramarine powder? This is a “mineral pigment”. Grind up a certain kind of rock and do a few other things to it, and you have Ultramarine powder. There are many indigo farms in India which are a source for this blue / purple / violet Ultramarine powder, I wonder, are they farming – rocks?

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