We are pleased to offer our collection of eco soaps, natural soaps and vegan soaps many of which are crafted by hand here in New Zealand by our very clever Vendors. With a selection of fragrances, shapes and sizes you are sure to find your perfect soap. From simple or unscented natural soap ideal for everyday use to luxury soaps that make for a special treat or gift.
There are a number of different ways of making soap and consequently not all soap bars are created equally. Traditionally soap is made by mixing fats with lye (which historically was just a mixture of rainwater and ash). Sounds simple….but good soap depends upon the correct balance of these two core ingredients to produce glycerin and natural soap. Of course essential oils, fragrance oils and other botanicals may then also be added to create the finished natural soap.
Natural soap should be gentle on your skin leaving you feeling fresh without any of the dryness associated with many modern soaps. This drying effect is due to the soap being over processed together with the removal of much of the glycerin that helps keeps skin soft and moisturised. Making matters worse for people with sensitive skin harsh chemicals like detergents, foaming agents and synthetic fragrances may then be added. It is no wonder that the environment isn’t pleased when this cocktail is washed down the drain!
A natural soap should work in harmony with your body without stripping your skin of it’s protective oils. You may also be interested in more natural beauty like our range of natural body wash & shower gels or for healthy natural looking hair our natural shampoos & conditioners.
If you suffer from eczema or other skin conditions take a look at our specific natural skin rescue products which includes specialist soaps.