Natural Handcrafted Soaps – Support Race for the Cure

When shopping for gifts this year, whether it be for Christmas, a birthday, an anniversary or Just Because, why not choose a gift that also supports a major cause?
Breast cancer research? That way he can be stylish and you can feel good about supporting one of the most worthwhile causes in the world.
WE CARE
Provence French Lavender Egyptian Geranium with Rose Clay, Crushed Flowers and Shea Butter Soap

Double Cut Two Bar Aged Limited Edition Soap Set Jasmine with Rose Oil – Oatmeal With Mango Butter

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and 10% Goes to Charity .

Christmas, Birthdays, Bar Mitvahs, Bat Mitvahs, Diwali, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Just Because, Get Well Soon, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, President’s Day, Veterans Day….doesn’t really matter. There’s a handmade soap gift for that!

Natural Handcrafted Soaps – Support Race for the Cure

When shopping for gifts this year, whether it be for Christmas, a birthday, an anniversary or Just Because, why not choose a gift that also supports a major cause?
Breast cancer research? That way he can be stylish and you can feel good about supporting one of the most worthwhile causes in the world.
WE CARE
Provence French Lavender Egyptian Geranium with Rose Clay, Crushed Flowers and Shea Butter Soap

Double Cut Two Bar Aged Limited Edition Soap Set Jasmine with Rose Oil – Oatmeal With Mango Butter

Buy NATURAL HANDCRAFTED SOAP. –
and 10% Goes to Charity .

Christmas, Birthdays, Bar Mitvahs, Bat Mitvahs, Diwali, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Just Because, Get Well Soon, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, President’s Day, Veterans Day….doesn’t really matter. There’s a handmade soap gift for that!

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Natural Handcrafted Soap brings history to life

Santa Lucia was a farmer’s daughter from Murari’s Borba, born in Italy 1904, who pioneered the natural handcrafted soap industry with essential oils in Brazil.
Nick’s partner Crismanis , who hails from Brazil, was handed down recipes from her grandmother Santa Lucia ,that included natural ingredients from the rain forest for soaps that really make a difference on one’s skin.

Scented to match Natural handcrafted Soap beloved Spring Flower fragrance for women, this generously sized 6 ounce bar of Provence Lavender / Jasmine soap lathers gloriously and rinses easily away, leaving skin clean and fresh, ready for next steps in your Natural regimen.


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Sea Moss with Sea Kelp tropic-fresh Virgin Island that won four of five stars from the Virgin Island Magazine, this big sized bar of hand crafted soap lathers richly and rinses easily away, leaving skin clean and lightly fragrant before work, at the gym, on the road or evening out.

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Our Brazilian Espresso Luxury Scrub Bar with Cocoa Butter and Essential Oils Excellent Face and Body

Castile and Coconut Soap made with Olive Oil and Coconut Milk.

Coconut Soap is an excellent body and face soap,by a high content of coconut oil with olive oil in its composition.

Homemade NATURAL SOAP . made with coconut oil are rich and abundant foam.
When I make my Castile Olive Coconut Soap I like the recipe to include coconut milk for an extra contribution of hydration to the skin.

Coconut oil has excellent emollient properties. Coconut soap moisturizes, softens, nourishes and protects skin. Leaving the skin soft, smooth and elastic. The fatty acids of coconut oil in soap exercise superfatting effect, preventing excessive degreasing of the skin.

Olive oil soap bars are highly valued for their moisturizing properties and gentle nature. Our olive oil soap are made from Italian, Spanish and Greek olives. These soaps will gently cleanse and moisturize dry or sensitive skins. Olive oil and coconut based soaps are unique and luxurious, giving a creamy lotion-like lather, leaving even your most sensitive skin feeling soft. This soap is loaded with naturally occurring glycerin, it will not leave your skin feeling tight and dry like store bought soaps. Castile soap originated in the Kingdom of Castile, where it was made from olive oil . This soap is great for all skin types. Coconut oil is probably one of the most popular soap making oils. Coconut oil adds volumes of lather to a soap. With the addition of cocoa butter, it makes this soap soft, creamy, moisturizing and lots of lather, excellent for face and body.

Handmade Soap”, “Cold process.

DID YOU KNOW the soaps sold commercially are actually synthetic detergents? In comparison, handmade soap is pure and true form of soap. The best method for making a handmade soap, is the “Cold process.
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WHAT is SAPONIFICATION? Saponification is the chemical reaction resulting when combining oils or fats with an alkali and water. Today, most teachers matter handmade soap using the method “Cold Process “. The heat produced by blending the oil or fat, just heavy, alkali and pure water is sufficient to initiate the reaction chemistry. The ingredients come in contact, mingle, interact, turning into a new product that is a combination of soap and glycerin. The reaction begins in the stainless steel container in which the mixture is placed. This mixture is stirred continuously and slowly to thicken. The still liquid soap is poured into molds where it will cool down for 48 hours. After this cooling natural soap is then removed from the mold and placed in another location where it will “rest ” and “cure” for several weeks. In the “hot process” soap is cooked at high temperature for a long period of time that accelerates the process of saponification. Making soap is an art, handmade soap is soft, rich, engaging and soothing. Its foam is dense and penetrating, it leaves an emollient film on the skin making it soft and sensual. WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF AN ARTISAN SOAP? All ingredients must be listed on the label, such as oils, plant extracts clays , essential oils…

WHY GLYCERIN IS IMPORTANT? Glycerin is a humectant. One molecule of glycerin is created for every three molecules of soap. Manufacturers of commercial soaps remove the glycerin from soap and resell to the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. At Artisanal Soap is naturally formed and remains in the soap. The Handmade Soap is naturally softer, when you gently touch it . You may notice that when it is cool, the soap absorbs moisture from the air in small droplets that are leaving the surface moist. These are the main characteristics that indicate their high content of glycerin.

IT’S LYE IN MY SOAP? NO,Soap Craft is properly made and cured, the soap no longer contains lye, as the chemical reaction transformed the alkali (lye), water and oil saponified oils and glycerin. The end result is a mild soap.

HOW TO MAKE A handmade soap last longer? The Handmade Soap is a special product. To make your soap last longer place a soap in a dish to the water to flow.

Beauty Tip – Handmade Soap

I’ve discovered a fantastic natural skin care routine that is absolutely feeding my skin and making it glow even more…

I’d never used anything on my skin up until recently. No moisturiser, toners, cleansers… But last year I noticed my skin was getting visibly dryer in certain spots on my face… so guess what… I decided to take care of my skin and search for a good soap.

In my search I knew I wanted to use a 100% natural product. Mainstream commercial soap was a big no-no for me, as they all contain synthetic chemicals or parabens which leak through your skin into your system!!!So just what is this new beauty tip that I just had to share with y’all
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This method is good for ALL skin types and especially beneficial for those with dry skin.

Natural soaps is recommended as a base due to its high content anti-bacterial and excellent cleansing abilities. It draws out all the dirt and gunk from your skin.

Peppermint Oil (amazing oil, great for oily skin,acne)

Rosehip Seed Oil (anti-aging properties)

Olive Oil (good all over moisturising oil)

Coconut Oil (penetrates on a deep cellular level, good for dry skin)

Palm Oil (very good for dry or aging skin)

Australian Tea Tree (used for eczema, psoriasis, acne & aging skin)

Copaiba Oil (excellent for scarring, pigmentation and evening out skin tone)

Jojoba Oil (this oil is closest to our natural sebum)

Smell the Lavender Taste the Olive Oil..

Les Baux de Provence – the friend who recommended me this city said it was an unnecessary trip, compared to the region or Gordes Gorges du Verdon. I decided to go anyway. On the road from Avignon to Les Baux, the amount of viewpoints and the view could already imagine what I expected. Getting there, hotels along the road and very cute town, a tiny town wedged in the mountains of limestone at the foot of the ruins of an ancient castle. The entrance to the castle is essential: there you will have one of the most beautiful and spacious than you can imagine!
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I stayed at the Hotel de la Bevengudo and I point out strongly. The room was very cozy, with a spa tub and a very good breakfast with croissants , jam and homemade yogurt.

Maussane-les-Alpilles – charming town that is 15 minutes from Les Baux.

It has a square, the Place of Monblan Joseph Laugier, which is delightful to take a sun, drinking a glass of ro’s wine waiting for dinner at La Place, great restaurant that is right there. Well nearby Fontvieille is a city where there is a mill, the

Moulin Alhonse Daudet, and St. Remy-de-Provence, a city where Van Gogh lived. I did not go in the latter, but the hint.

Arles – is a city much larger than previous ones. Has the Roman amphitheater surrounded by some pretty Ruizinh narrow and well. It is also worth visiting the Espace Van Gogh, the former hospice where the painter cut off his ear. Watch closely the garden that inspired the works for some is exciting!

Cassis – super charming, is very near Marseille. Cassis, from Porto leave the boats to meet the Calanques www.calanques13.com.

This tour is a must! It is very beautiful! Then exit the car and hit the road that called Route des Cretes. Has several lookouts to enjoy the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Stop at all, without haste. Then you can go to Ciutat, lunch on the Calanque Figuerolles . The place is very beautiful and quieter than the restaurants of the port in Cassis. I have not slept in Cassis, but when I return (I’ll be back!), I’ll stay a day or two there. There are great restaurants and shops, small shops! The site of the city is www.cassis.fr

Loumarin – was the city I liked most in the Luberon Valley. Legal shops, great restaurants, pretty much the same! On the main street, you can see the first photo below, has a bit of everything: the truffle oil that shop are wonderful, the kitchen supply shop, the gift shop, which has articles of brands and La Marelle La Fiance du Mekong, which I mentioned in the post on the Marais, the Boulangerie which is delicious (try a sweet biscuit made with oil giant, which is very typical of the region), caf’s!

Lavender, surely a defining symbol of Provence.

True lavender (lavandula angustifolia) grows best at an altitude of 600 – 1,600 metres above sea level, while Spike lavender (lavandula latifolia) prefers higher temperatures and lower altitudes of between 200 – 500 metres.

In Provence, the lavender files have a very different landscape throughout the year. After cutting the harvest, the land just leaving only the dry and short stems, covering with snow in winter. But a little in spring, the green is come out. In lavender season-June, as the summer sunlight is getting heater and heater, the lavender flowers quickly turned into the lovely deep purple.

The following work is harvest. The time is very important for lavenderl, so, the flower farmer has to work without day and night and distilled extract. Until September, all is done, lavender field was able to breath and absorb the essence of nature, to bloom again next summer, purple flowers and preparation.
Lavender, also known as Lavandula angustifolia, is one of the most widely used, versatile herbs known today. It is considered a member of the Labiatae family, which also includes mints and the plant originated in England, France, Tasmania, and Yugoslavia. The word lavender is derived from the Latin root lavare which means to wash.
The Many Benefits of Lavender The essential oil of lavender has a calming, sedative, and anti-convulsive … that regulates herbal remedies, also approves lavender for treating relaxation and restlessness. Considered the universal oil, lavender is readily used neat, or undiluted, and combines well with almost all other oils for a wide variety of benefits. Many aromatherapists say lavender is the first essential oil to get.

Provence evokes images of fields of beautiful purple flowers, which is due to the enormous amount of lavender that is grown here. Provence is also famous of its exquisite wine. Provence now leads the field in lavender production, the Romans having first brought it to the area. 20th Century shepherds collected it to sell to perfumeries of Grasse and just prior to WW1, perfumers and the French Government saw lavender as a means of preventing people from leaving the area, so they cleared the almond orchards and planted lavender. Other producers are Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Bulgaria, Australia, Japanan, America and Canada.

Today, lavender is used to induce sleep, ease stress and relieve depression. It is also used as a tea, for compresses for dressing wounds and to apply to the forehead to relieve congestion on sinuses, headaches, hangovers, tiredness, tension and exhaustion.

Gift Certificates from Natural handcrafted Soap- for the people you LOVE!

Handmade Gifts Soaps

Give someone something special! Gift Certificates from Natural handcrafted Soap make the perfect gift for friends, family members or business associates of all ages. They are available in any amount ,and our Gift Certificates do not have an expiration date! Enjoy our line of the most wonderful Natural Soaps .
A Timeless Gift Idea!!!
ABOUT THE PROCESS

Inspired by the ancient art of handmade soap, each bar of natural handcrafted soap is made in small batches.
Placed in wooden molds, three days after they are cut by hand, which gives a rustic look and unique to each bar.
Before being packed, are put to dry for 45 days.
Only this process produces a bar of soap so special and unique, for the most sensitive skin, it deeply hydrates and leaves your skin breathe.

ON SOAP
A gentle formula, developed through a careful combination of vegetable oils and butters, rich and creamy foam, rich in natural glycerin, scented with essential oils.