I have sensitive skin, which soap do you recommend?
Our soaps are made out of natural ingredients and should be absolutely fine for most people.
However, some people have extremely sensitive skin and find that they can't tolerate any colours, essential oils or fragrances in their body products. For those people we highly recommend our 'pure' bars. These contain nothing but saponified oils, no colours, no essential oils, no fragrances. Just beautiful, rich luxurious lather.
However, as with all skin care products, if you have any concerns then we recommend that you test our soap on a small area of your skin before using it on your whole body.
What is your most popular soap?
Our most popular soap, by a long way, is our activated charcoal soap. The activated charcoal provides a gentle exfoliation of the top most layers of your skin as well as helping to improve acne and blackheads. And to make the bar even more effective we have added essential oils of peppermint, tea tree and rosemary.
Don't worry, the soap won't stain your skin.
How long will my soap last?
We recommend that you use your soap within a year of purchasing it. It is unlikely to 'go off' but you will find that the scents from the essential oils will start to lessen at around 6 months.
How do I store my soap?
We recommend that you store your opened bar of soap on a wooden soap dish which has holes or ventilation in the base. This is to encourage air flow and to enable water to drain away from the soap. Leaving your soap standing in water will make it soften, which means you will use it up faster.
There is white powder on my soap - is it anything to worry about?
If you find white powder on, or in, your soap, don't worry. It is called soda ash and it is completely harmless. It is a natural by product of the saponification process and it will wash away when you use the soap for the first time.
I notice that you use palm oil. Can you explain your reasons?
There has been a lot of bad publicity about the use of palm oil in food and cosmetic products.
The palm oil that we use in our soaps is from accredited RSPO certified plantations, which means that not only is it sustainably sourced, but it also enables farmers in those areas to improve their livelihoods while protecting the ecosystem.
The farms that produce our palm oil are audited annually to ensure that they do not contribute to deforestation and that they protect biodiversity and natural resources.
The reason that we use palm oil is because it enables us to make a beautiful rich, lathery natural soap.
Secondly, and more importantly, boycotting the use of palm oil wouldn't actually stop the deforestation issue. The demand for oil isn't going to suddenly disappear overnight and so all that would happen is that other oil producing crops would be grown instead. This would, in all likelihood, lead to even more deforestation. So by pledging to only used certified sustainable palm oil in our products, we can be confident that we are not contributing in any way to any further destruction of the habitat that orangutans and many other creatures call home.
Here is a link to the RSPO page if you would like to find out more