Lavender Honey Soap with Buttermilk and Colloidal Oats
I set out to create a soap that had all of my favorite skin soothing ingredients in one soap! And of course a classic lavender scent to match.
Studies have shown that colloidal oatmeal binds to the skin and provides a protective barrier against irritants. The fats contained in oatmeal also add to its emollient activity, which can improve the itch of dry skin.
Honey is a natural antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory ingredient. Studies show, due to these properties, that honey can help soothe a variety of skin conditions.
Buttermilk is rich in lactic acid and natural probiotics. If you read the labels of your cosmetics carefully, you will notice that most of them consist of lactic acid. It’s extremely soothing and gentle for all skin types.
And lastly the olive oil was infused with Comfrey, Calendula and Chamomile, which are ancient healing herbs. ❤️
Look and feel: All soaps are made by hand in small batches with natural ingredients, and like any product made by hand, has color differences and small imperfections. Unlike commercially produced products, color stabilizers are not used in my soaps, resulting in bars that will darken as they age. This is normal for real soap, and won't affect its performance.
Extra time isn't spent finishing the edges, shaving off imperfections, etc. This allows me more time to make more soap, as well as a lower price point to my customer. Due to their naturally high moisture content, handcrafted soaps may be softer than the average commercial bar. To prolong the life of your soap I recommend storing it on an open tray with good air circulation and drainage
Inside: I only use what’s needed to produce a soap or skin care item. Ingredients without a distinct purpose and/or benefit are left out. Most items are scented with only essential oils. Because not all scents can be recreated with essential oils only, some products will contain a fragrance oil. All my fragrance oils are phthalate-free. Items will be identified with what scent or essential oil was added in the ingredient listing. For the oils and butters, organic and fair trade are chosen whenever those options are available.
Packaging: Sourced from recyclable materials whenever possible, the packaging is minimal and functional, to keep the soaps dry during shipping, as well as keep the scents from blending.
Ingredients: Lard, coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, aloe vera juice, sodium hydroxide, Buttermilk, honey, colloidal oats, comfrey, calendula, chamomile, lavender essential oil and fragrant oil