Our moisturizing By the Sea Soap Shoppe "Refreshing Lemongrass" mini soap brings with it the refreshing and invigorating scent of lemongrass essential oil that will help you enjoy whatever your doing, whether you're at the beach, the pool, or shopping. It'll be on the go as much as you are!
Coconut oil, Olive oil, Palm oil, Castor oil, Water, Lye (Sodium Hydroxide), Lemongrass Essential Oil, Titanium Dioxide powder, Yellow 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 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!
Lemongrass Essential oil has antibiotic properties, prevents bacterial growth and helps wounds heal faster. Its lemony scent is light, refreshing and relaxing. It's the perfect oil to have in your soap when soaking in the bath after a long day or to use in your morning shower to help get you going!
How great is it to receive all these benefits just by using Refreshing Lemongrass soap?
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.
What about Yellow Oxide powder? It is another oxide, a natural substance; in this case it's iron that's reacting with the oxygen. Iron oxide yellow is widely used in painting and concrete, and also can be used as a colorant for ink, rubber, paper - and - oh yes, soap!
Each bar is approximately 2 in. x 1/2 in. x 1/2 in. - or 6 cm. x 1 cm. x 1 cm. Weight is 1 oz., or 28 grams.