Patchouli is one of those "love it or hate it" soaps. If you've never tried Patchouli, maybe you should, you might like it! But seriously, one customer will come by who says, "No, I don't like Patchouli", and the very next one buys six bars!

     The plant that Patchouli comes from is part of the mint family. It has a musky, earthy scent and is calming, helping to relieve anger and anxiety.

     It's also very good for your skin, helping with conditions such as acne, eczema and chapped and irritated skin. 

     I like Patchouli, and it's one of our By the Sea Soap Shoppe soaps that I personally use a lot.  

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Distilled water, Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond oil, Lye (Sodium hydroxide, Shea butter, Castor oil, Patchouli essential oil, Yellow oxide (colour), Titanium Dioxide (colour), Black oxide (colour


Patchouli Essential Oil

  • Good for acne, eczema, inflammation, cracked, chapped and irritated skin
  • Patchouli is used in many anti-aging skin care products and can lessen the look of scars or marks on your skin
  • Anti-fungal - useful in treating athlete's foot
  • and uplifting, while also calming and relaxing
  • Calming - helps to release serotonin and dopamine, easing feelings of anger and anxiety
  • Often used during prayer and meditation due to its calming effects  

Sweet Almond Oil

  • this oil has been used for centuries to help sooth and soften the skin and to treat minor wounds and cuts
  • Nourishing for your skin with Vitamins A and E, Omega-3 fatty acids and zinc
  • Antioxidant, which means that it destroys free radicals,  helping to keep your skin looking younger longer
  • Vitamin E is also an antioxidant, helping to prevent skin damage and also sun damage
  • Improves dry skin, and has been used for centuries to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. 

     Please note that if you are allergic to nuts, you might want to pass on this soap. 

Shea Butter

  • Comes from a nut, not a cow :)
  • Nourishing for your skin – containing fatty acids and Vitamins A & E
  • Moisturizing and healing
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Protects your skin from infections
  • Antioxidant – meaning it fights free radicals. Free radicals can harm your cells, cause mutations and increase signs of aging – both Patchouli and Shea Butter are commonly used in anti-aging products

Castor Oil:

  • High fatty acid content – 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!

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
  • Keeps your skin hydrated   

Olive Essential Oil

  • Nourishes your skin, contains lots of Vitamins A, D, E and K
  • It's an excellent antioxidant, helping to prevent skin damage and possibly preventing premature skin damage

Palm Oil:

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


     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.


     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 be a little different than shown. 


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