Our By the Sea Soap Shoppe “Rose and Geranium Soap” brings you the wonderful scents and benefits of both Rose essential oil and Geranium essential oil.
Just to be clear, there is a flower called a “Rose Geranium”, but this is not that.
Rose essential oil contains one of the richest antioxidants in the world, and would it surprise you to know that it’s also mood boosting and is found to reduce depression and anxiety?
Geranium essential oil also helps to reduce anxiety and balance your homes.
Rose and Geranium – aromatherapy in a bar of soap.
Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Palm Oil, Avocado Oil, Distilled Water, Lye, Ultramarine Pink, Rose Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil
Vegan, all-natural ingredients
No parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial colours or synthetic fragrances
Rose Essential Oil and Geranium Essential Oil:
the Scent - I think that qualifies as a benefit! Sweetly floral and slightly spicy, the rose essential oil can be used as a natural perfume, and the geranium essential oil is often used in aromatherapy.
Good for your skin
- they both help to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and slow down the aging process, helping your skin to keep looking younger longer
- they both fight inflammation, help with wound healing, improving acne and reducing rosacea
Balance your hormones – they both uplift your mood, and reduce depression and anxiety
- Rose essential oil contains an antibiotic compound that, while it’s fighting bacteria, is also giving the rose some of its sweet scent
Geranium essential oil is often used in aromatherapy for mental and emotion health
Both essential oils are anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic
Geranium essential oil
- one of the best oils for common skin ailments such as eczema and dermatitis and is antibacterial and antifungal.
- Boosts immunity
- Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic
- And if you’re making a homemade insect repellant, they’re both good oils for warding off mosquitoes!
- Avocado oil moisturizing and quickly absorbed.
- It’s anti-inflammatory, helping conditions such as acne
- Anti-oxidant, helping to protect your skin from damage by free radicals
- Rich in Vitamin E, beta-carotene, Vitamin D, protein, lecithin and fatty acids
- Perfect to use as a natural after-sun product, helping to sooth your skin if you have a sunburn.
- Good makeup remover, and if you leave some of the oil on your skin – all the better! Use it on fine lines, wrinkles, cracked heels and dry cuticles, or anywhere you want to use it.
- Note: If you are allergic to latex, you may also be allergic to fruits like avocado, banana, kiwi and passionfruit and should probably not use this soap because of the avocado 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
- 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.
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.