This simple and elegant soap was made using dock root as a natural colourant to achieve the soft pink colour. The fabulous scent of lavender & rose will bring a smile to your face and will leave you happy for the rest of the day.
The oils were infused with dried root from the common broad-leafed (or bitter) Dock plant (Rumex obtusifolius), which produce a pink colour when mixed with alkali. The young leaves of theDock plant can be eaten much like spinach, the “massaged” leaves can be used to treat nettles stings, and as well as used as a natural dye, the roots of the bitter dock plant can have a marked detoxifying effect on the liver and they also help to cleanse the skin of all its blemishes. So despite being a nuisance weed in gardens and parks, it can be quite a useful plant!
– Lavender oil can benefit the skin in numerous ways – it has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. The scent of lavender is believed to help promote calmness and wellness.
– Rose geranium essential oil is also used to promote emotional stability, alleviate pain, stimulate healing from burns and wounds, enhance mood, and reduce inflammation.
– Dock root has been used to help cleanse cuts and add in skin healing.
The other ingredients in the soap contain my usual blend of nourishing oils and luxe butters. The soap was made in a very small batch, by hand using the cold process method. It will gently clean without stripping your skin of its natural oils, as it contains natural glycerine to help keep your skin moisturised after washing.
Each 100g bar is made with: olive oil, coconut & rice bran oils, water, dock infused olive oil, sodium hydroxide*, Shea & cocoa butter, castor oil & soy wax, lavender & rose geranium essential oils, kaolin clay, salt & love. No nasties, just the good stuff.
* None remains in final product
To store handmade soap before using, please ensure you keep it somewhere dry. While using please store on a well drained soap dish or shelf and allow it to dry out between uses for maximum longevity.
Please note: All my soap are handcrafted and cut in small batches so variations will occur in appearance, however each bar still contains all the fantastic ingredients listed. I am not making any medical claims regarding this product.
Thanks for visiting, K x