I love wild-foraging while I’m out walking. I believe that wild plants contain so much more energy than cultivated varieties, as they need to eek out their existence without the pampering and TLC afforded to those in our backyards. There are so many plants and “weeds” growing naturally that we no longer appreciate, and I love learning about them and using them where I can.
Rosehips – we all know that rosehip oil has a load of fabulous skin-loving properties – it hydrates, moisturizes, helps exfoliate and helps brightens skin, helps boost collagen formation, reduce inflammation, and it helps reduce inflammation.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has been used since ancient times to heal the skin. It has antimicrobial properties and is wonderful for soothing skin that is prone to irritations, and is deeply nourishing and restorative.
I used wild rosehips and yarrow to make an infusion included in this soap, plus I also included a rose petal infused almond oil along with my usual blend of nourishing oils and butters. It incorporates gentle kaolin and French pink clays which are used to cleanse and detoxify the skin, remove dead skin cells and create and overall refreshed appearance. It is scented with a heady blend of lavender, rose geranium, neroli and ylang ylang essential oils.
Each full 100g bar and “halfsies” 50g bar is made with: olive & coconut oils, rosehip and yarrow tisane, rose petal infused almond oil, sodium hydroxide*, Shea & cocoa butter, castor oil, soywax, lavender, rose geranium, neroli & ylang ylang essential oils, French pink clay, kaolin, salt & love.
* 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. Ask for a free pumice stone at checkout, they make a perfect soap stand.
Please note: All my soap are handcrafted and cut in small batches so variations will occur in appearance. I am not making any medical claims regarding this product.
Thanks for visiting, K x