Friday, March 26, 2010
Goat's Milk honey soaps are handmade with only the best, 100% natural skin safe ingredients.
I buy soaps from this vendor since 2009.I like their all so far ,becouse most soaps on the market today contain artifical hardeners, detergents and harsh chemicals, preservatives. That is why I buy just natural hancrafted soaps, is very good for dry or sensitive skin. Your's skin will feel so soft and smooth after use this natural goatmilk soap bar.
Goat milk soap has a pH level similar to human skin; therefore, goat milk soap benefits the skin by protecting skin from daily bacterial and chemical invasions. *Moisturizing
The moisturizing benefits of goat milk soap surpass that of commercial soap because of the natural creams in goat's milk.
Skin Handmade goat milk soap benefits people with sensitive skin because it doesn't contain additives like alcohol, petroleum and preservatives. This reduces the risk of skin irritation and allergic reactions.
Goat milk soap benefits people with acne-prone skin because the proteins in milk kills acne-causing bacteria. *Exfoliation Goat milk soap sloughs off dead skin because of the alpha-hydroxy acids found in the milk.
Eczema, a skin condition caused by red, itchy skin patches, benefits from goat milk soap since the natural nutrients in goat milk moisturizes skin and reduces itchiness in the skin.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
cellulites and to help skin appear smoother and younger
Would you like some (wrinkle) cream with your coffee?
This coffee oil soaps helps protect the skin from ultraviolet light and promotes "excellent moisture retention, quick penetration and good adherence in cosmetics." I say: "Strong aroma of coffee" promised? Yummy.
It's official: Coffee is no longer just a morning beverage. The next time someone asks you, “Decaf or Regular,” they just might be asking you about your cosmetic preference!Cappuccino With Cocoa Butter Soap ?
French Cafe au Lait Soap with Cocoa Butter ?
Pure Hawaiian Kona Coffee Soap ?The aroma of freshly brewed coffee, mixed in with a rich scent of pure Hawaiian Kona coffee and a blend of wonderful oils makes this soap not only alluring on your nose but great for your skin. We use a base of olive oil along with coconut, vegetable, sesame, avocado, macadamia nut , kukui nut oils, all great for your skin. We didn't stop there, for more amazing lather and a scent of morning in Hawaii we added hazelnut oil and Shea butter with a touch of pearberry and cinnamon. Since ground coffee is a natural exfoliate and helps move away dead skin cells it also makes a great exfoliator. This soap is wonderful for all skin types.
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Sunday, February 28, 2010
After years of making soap for her 13 children, her family finally convinced her to open a small soap shop in Sao Paulo Brazil where she made soaps with her family for 25 years, those soap recipes found there way to North Carolina last year when I went back to Brazil for Christmas and asked grandmother for food recipes to bring back to NC. While looking through boxes of recipes we came across all her old soap and essential oil recipes.
Here is some of our soaps made from Grandma's batches.
Brazilian Copaiba with Shea Butter - Brazilian Almond Oil and Eucalyptus Leaves SoapRainforest Copaiba is known among indigenous tribes for its soothing and calming properties on the skin and against all kind of skin- disorders. Copaíba oil is an oily resin that is extracted from the Amazonian tree. Copaiba is the secret of brazilians for beautiful young and healtly skin. Copaiba is an all-natural, gentle ingredient, it should be suitable for all skin types.
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Monday, February 8, 2010
What's wrong with the stuff I can find at my local grocery store?
If you buy the soaps you'll find in the grocery store and read the ingredients you'll find things like etidronate potassium chloride or how about cetyltrimethylamoniumbromide (what a mouthful!). Do you really want to use that on your skin?
Many of the commerically available bars are not even soap, they are detergents. Detergents are great cleaners for your laundry, or your dishes, but not for your skin (Not so good for the environment either). The reason is that detergents clean by stripping away the oils which hold the dirt, and therefore they are very drying to skin.
What's right with the handmade stuff?
Most handmade soap is made with vegetable oils like olive oil, coconut oil, and palm oil. It has extra oil added which stays on your skin to moisturize it after the soap is rinsed away. It also conatins glycerin, a byproduct of the chemical reaction that produces soap. Glycerin attracts moisture and holds it so your skin can absorb it. The large manufacturers that do make real soap usually separate out the glycerin and sell it seperately to make the lotions and creams you'll need after drying out your skin with detergents.
Goats milk has vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin and it has lipids that help seal in moisture. Goats milk soaps are close to the same pH level as our skin and are therefore more gentle.
Why goats and not cows milk?
All kinds of milk can be used in soapmaking, but goats milk has more vitamins and minerals than cows milk, which is great, but the reason it's better for soapmaking is the structure of it's fatty acids (complicated chemistry stuff). Simply put, it combines more smoothly to make a creamier soap which produces a rich, thick lather. If you like great lather a goats milk soap is the one for you!
Oatmeal has been known as a skincare star since ancient times. Not strait from the carton though. You need to grind it very fine. Ground oatmeal actually binds to the skin and holds moisture there, helping the skin absorb the water.
If you have skin problems (dry, red, itchy, scaly,etc) a 100% natural, perhaps unscented soap with ground oatmeal is a good choice.
Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil
Scent is the most important ingredient for some soap buyers. I've had people buy soap just to make their bathroom smell good. That's great but they need to use it in the bath or shower too. Soap can be scented with either a natural essential oil or a fragrance oil.
For a soap to be labeled Natural it will usually be scented only with essential oils. But just because it's natural doesn't always mean it's safer than fragrance oil. Some essential oils come with safety warnings. And some essential oils are just too expensive to use in soapmaking. A half an ounce of sanalwood can cost around $100. Or rose, which is a very popular scent can run you $400. (Yips!) So many soapmakers will use both essential oils and fragrance oils in their different selections.
If you are not sensitive to fragrances, choose whatever smells nice to you. But if you have problems with fragrances you should read the ingredients carefully and make an informed decision. All good soapmakers will list their ingredients on the soap labels and on their websites.
Someone needs to invent a way for us to smell things on the internet!
Natural and Synthetic
Color makes soap prettier, but doesn't contribute any skin care benefits. Powdered material from plants can be used to color soap, dyes can be used, or ground mineral pigments can also be used.
It adds a light, warm, sweet scent, a bit of extra lathering, and is a humectant (a substance that draws moisture from the air).
Clays have been used since ancient times for masks and skin therapy. They have a slight exfoliating effect and they draw oils and impurities from the skin. A clay mask can unclog the pores and stimulate blood circulation. In soapmaking clays are most often added to facial and shaving soaps. Except for Koalin, sometimes called white clay, they are slightly astringent since they do take oil away from the skin.
A soap with french green clay added would be a good choice for oily skin.
Herbs are added for color, for healing properties, and just for added decorative interest. There are too many herbs that can be used in soap to list here. If you are interested in a particular one I suggest the website on herbs in the links section.
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