This simple, elegant, unscented blush soap was made using wild dock roots as a natural colourant to achieve the delicate blush colour. Suitable for all skin types, this is a lovely soap to use.
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 helps 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!
I dug the roots up from my back yard, cleaned and dried them, before infusing them in olive oil. 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.
Olive oil, coconut & rice bran oils, water, dock infused olive oil, sodium hydroxide*, Shea & cocoa butter, castor oil & soy wax, kaolin clay, salt & love. No nasties, just the good stuff.
* None remains in final product
Before using – To store handmade soap before using, please ensure you keep them somewhere dry and dark, away from humidity (not in the bathroom, instead store in linen cupboard, closet or drawers).
While in use – For maximum longevity while using, please store on a well drained soap dish or shelf and allow to dry out between uses. Ask for a free pumice at check out to use as a soap stand.
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