I love this bar. Nice and scrubby, it's great for gardeners grime and chefs, for getting food smells like garlic or smoked salmon off your hands or other assorted 'umsca', but it's so much more than that! It's a hand scrub, a full body massage, a spa treatment and cuppa, all in the palm of your hand. If my soaps are like my children, this is the one I would feel guilty about because it's clearly my favourite. The fresh goat's milk is a soapy superfood, supplying your skin with vital vitamins and amino acids to soothe, moisturise and aid in cell renewal. To that I've added a generous helping of freshly pressed espresso grounds from Maltby Street Market to exfoliate dead skin cells, and cinnamon leaf essential oil to gently stimulate circulation. Even the caffeine in the espresso grounds is put to work, as it's reported to be a great anti-cellulite treatment. Forget dry-brushing, this feels amazing in the shower and does more to wake me up in the morning than actually drinking the coffee! So, that's one in the kitchen, one for the utility room, at least one in the bathroom...and did you see Miss Crunchable's blog post about how she used this to treat her acne?? Just sayin'... Shhh...the other soaps are jealous!
To create this skin-nourishing, inherently moisturising, natural soap, I hand-blend ethically produced, organic oils & butters like nutrient-rich olive, coconut, shea & avocado, each selected for their individual skin-loving properties. Natural clays, mineral salts & botanical extracts are added for their specific detoxifying or exfoliating qualities and add a beautiful tint of natural colour, whilst keeping the cleansing gentle.
This traditional method of soapmaking retains the natural glycerine created in the process, which draws moisture to the skin instead of stripping it away. Mass-produced soap manufacturers removed this to make their bars identical & indestructible on the supermarket, but that left the skin feeling a bit shrink-wrapped after use. This however, is gentle but effective cleansing without stripping skin of its natural moisture.