Our exfoliating Handmade Soaps have extra cleaning action and also help remove dead skin with additives such as pumice, oatmeal, bamboo charcoal and cornmeal. You have the option of a gentle scrubbing action with bamboo charcoal or pumice or a more intense abrasive scrub with cornmeal.
This is a very popular bar of handmade soap due to shea butter and wonderful sandalwood scent. It is another on of our best sellers!
Sandalwood bamboo Handmade Soap is black due to the food grade bamboo charcoal powder which is why we labeled it Christmas Coal during the Christmas holidays.
I use this same bamboo charcoal powder in our homemade black salve because it draws toxins out of the skin.
Some of the ingredients in Sandalwood Bamboo Hand Soap are thought to be beneficial for conditions such as arthritis, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, age spots, scars, and inflammation. Beneficial being the key word. Sandalwood Bamboo Handmade soap will not cure skin conditions and should not be used as a replacement for medication prescribed by your doctor.
Sandalwood Bamboo Handmade Soap Ingredients include: Water, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Lard, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Fragrance, Beeswax, and Active Bamboo Charcoal Powder
How to maintain your bar of soap:
A bar of soap needs to be stored in a well drained soap dish or other suitable container. Don't let it sit in a puddle of water because it will absorb the water which will cause it to melt away faster. This is true with handmade and store bought soaps.
Know what you are buying!
Commercial soaps are manufactured in large batches in large factories (often located overseas) using the most economical ingredients. Often they contain some or all synthetic detergents which are harsh on the skin, causing dryness, and irritating exiting skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and shingles. Most commercial soaps have the glycerin (a by product of the soap making process) removed because it can be sold separately for a greater profit.
Handmade soap also known as *hand crafted soap* or *homemade soap*, is soap in its true and most pure form. True soaps are the result of a chemical reaction between vegetable or animal fats, water (or other liquid such as milk) and lye. When combined, they transform into soap and glycerin with no lye remaining in the soap. This reaction is called *saponification*, which literally means *the making of soap*. The natural glycerin in handmade soap is an important ingredient because it is a humectant which is beneficial for dry skin and skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and shingles..
Our handmade soaps are made in small batches with personal oversight and care. Our handmade soaps contain high-quality ingredients and we are able to add specialty oils and additives to create handmade bars of soap that are not only natural, but functional and beautiful as well. We use food-quality, natural ingredients, starting with a variety of vegetable oils such as olive, coconut, or palm. To these might be added specialized oils, nut butters or seed extracts to bring the desired qualities to the finished bars of handmade soap. Lard is the only animal ingredient used in a few of our handmade soaps.
Some of our handmade soaps were formulated for people with issues such as acne, cancer, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, rheumatism, and shingles. This does not mean that our handmade soap will cure these conditions, nor do we make such claims. Our goal is to use quality ingredients that will be beneficial for these conditions by not irritating the existing skin condition like some commercial soap with added chemical and synthetic ingredients.
Fragrance oils or plant-based essential oils are added for scent. For color or texture, we often use cosmetic-grade pigments, botanicals, herbs, spices or other natural ingredients. For those with sensitivities, we also make fragrance free soap with no additives.
We hope you try our luxurious and unique handmade soap. We are sure you will agree that our handmade soap is a better and healthier choice than commercially made soap/detergent bars.