Potato soap? Yes! Potato soap! And it comes with its own little potato sack!
But no, there's no mashed potatoes in our By the Sea Soap Shoppe "Sandalwood Potato Soap. And there is a delightful Sandalwood fragrance that you'll love.
By why "Potato soap"?
Instead of our usual distilled water, we have used "potato water" - the water you get every time you boil your potatoes. This water is filled with B and C vitamins, potassium, calcium, iron and more, as well as "phytonutrients" such as carotenoids and flavonoids. (see more under Benefits)
Basically, it's "outer nutrition" - nutrition for your skin. Very good for your face as well. You'll love it.
Vegan, natural ingredients, phthalate free
Olive oil, Palm oil, potato water, sodium hydroxide (lye), fragrance
Vegan, natural ingredients, paraben free, phthalate free
Potato Water - Feeds your skin with great nutrition! Includes B Vitamins, C Vitamin, potassium, fiber, iron, calcium, phosphorous, copper, carotenoids, flavonoids
Anti-aging - Potato water helps to retain moisture in your skin and can help with a number of skin conditions including dry skin, wrinkles, age spots, inflammation, and helps with wound healing due to the nutrients in the water.
Olive and Palm Oils - Between these two oils, there are Vitamins A, D, E and K. There are high amounts of antioxidants and carotenes. Vitamin E especially is an important antioxidant, helping to prevent skin damage and may help with conditions such as eczema, acne and dermatitis.
Moisturizing - Palm Oil is especially moisturizing and helps to smooth your skin.
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.