When you think of using By the Sea Soap Shoppe Peppermint Patti soap, what thoughts come to your mind?
I think of peppermint candies. My husband would think of headache relief from his migraines. What about you? Does it clear your head? Help you think? Wake you up? Remind you of fun and friends?
In our Peppermint Patti soap, we have combined Peppermint essential oil with Lemongrass and Patchouli essential oils.
This means that:
With Peppermint, you have one of the best essential oils for colds, flus, coughs, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions. (Does that sound like a good thing to have during covid season?)
Lemongrass essential oil also fights flus and colds. When diffused into the air, it helps to combat airborne illnesses. (Does that also sound like a good thing to have during covid season?)
And Patchouli essential oil kills germs and fights fungus. It's also calming, helping to put your mind and body at ease, allowing you to rest peacefully. (Also good to have during an anxiety filled covid season?)
(You can read more about the benefits of this soap and its ingredients under the "Benefits" link.)
Get your own Peppermint Patti bar of happiness today!
Vegan, all-natural, handmade in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Distilled Water, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Palm oil, Lye, Sunflower oil, Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, Peppermint Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Red Oxide Powder
Vegan, all-natural ingredients
No parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial colours or synthetic fragrances
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 large 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.
Sunflower Oil has many ways to benefit you when you include it in your diet, but there are good reasons to use it on the outside of your body as well.
For instance, I didn’t actually know that sunflower oil can be provide relief from Athlete’s Foot! Who knew?
Like Olive oil, Sunflower oil has an abundance of Vitamin E which helps to provide your skin from sun damage and helps to reduce the signs of aging due to it being an "antioxidant" which destroys "free radicals". Free radicals are the culprits that cause cellular damage, even sometimes causing cancer, so any oil with Vitamin E is going to aid cellular health.
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!
Cocoa Butter is full of fatty acids which provide deep and moisturizing care for your skin. It heals chapped skin, and can help to relieve symptoms of skin ailments such as eczema and dermatitis. Its high antioxidant content fights the free radicals that cause premature aging. It is also a natural inflammatory. It's a great addition to our soap.
Peppermint Essential oil is something my husband, Dennis, is never without. He never knows when a migraine might hit, and peppermint helps to relieve the pain. This oil can also eliminate harmful bacteria, relieve muscle spasms and disinfect and soothe inflamed skin.
Peppermint essential oil is one of the best oils to have in your medicine cabinet to fight colds, flus and other respiratory conditions. You have probably experienced how peppermint can clear your sinuses and ease your breathing; it's great to know that it's not just making you feel better, but it really does fight the viruses and bacteria that cause those conditions.
Lemongrass essential oil helps to reduce inflammation and is antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal. It is totally good for your skin and can be added to any shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, soaps and lotions.
With it being both antiseptic and an astringent, it can become part of your natural skin care routine, sterilizing your pores, serving as a natural toner and strengthening your skin tissues.
It can help to provide relief from headaches, and reduce soreness in your muscles and muscle spasms.
The calming and mild smell of lemongrass is known to relieve anxiety and irritability, an excellent match for the patchouli in this Peppermint Patti soap.
Patchouli Essential oil is good for you inside and out.
Yes, it also joins the Peppermint and Lemongrass essential oils in killing germs and fighting fungus.
It also encourages the release of serotonin and dopamine, hormones that ease feelings of anger, anxiety and anxiousness. It is often used during prayer and meditation, creating an atmosphere of tranquility.
And the list goes on – it is anti-inflammatory, soothing inflammation in the body.
It is antiseptic, protecting cuts and sores so they don't become infected.
It helps to prevent hair loss and sagging skin, regenerating new skin cells, keeping the skin looking young, healthy and vibrant. It's great for all skin types whether dry, cracked skin, or oil and acne-prone skin – you will see the healing and germ-fighting benefits of this oil either way.
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!