Soaps - information page
I love your soaps. Not only do they smell gorgeous but they last for ages!
- Prue Carnuccio
Your soap is bliss!
- Peter and Judith Dunne
Beauty & the Bees is great. I buy their soaps regularly - they are really lovely. And I like the fact that they care about environmental issues, particularly in their quest to create a product that doesn't use palm oil following the threat to Orangutan habitat. Their service is friendly and quick.
lisaj8 from Scotland Island
Read details about individual soaps:
Simple Pleasures hand made Tasmanian herb and honey soaps...100% palm oil free!
125g approx. hand cut bar
Anyone with sensitive skin and babies. Turn your everyday bath/ shower into a delightful experience. Scroll to the bottom of this page to learn how to wash your face properly!
What is it?
Our handmade vegetable soaps are absolutely unique. Many clients have described them as simply the 'best in the world-the finest quality they have ever used'.
This is because we use a low heat (cold pour process) with mountain spring water that retains a large percentage of precious (expensive!) vitamin rich nut and plant oils included just before the batch is poured. These are not consumed in the saponification process leaving them in the soap to superfat them - moisturise and condition the skin beautifully. Our luxurious long-lasting gentle moisturising soap with only pure natural plant (coconut, olive) and essential oils, flowers, herbs, Tasmanian milk and bio-dynamic cream, plant oils, fruit, clays, seaweeds, green tea, nutmeal, herbs and fruit .... these botanicals create the delicious smells, textures and colours.
Rediscover the pleasure of silky, creamy moisturising delicately scented lather. These gourmet soaps can only be produced in small batches and are made in limited quantity.
We use no artificial colours. Our soap colours and in some cases textures are created ONLY by the herbs, essential oils/spices (cocoa, paprika, saffron, etc.), fruit and fruit peel, seeds ( annatto) vegetables ( spinach) roots ( madder, turmeric)used in each different variety.
IMPORTANT: Unlike commercial soap manufacturers,we do NOT use:
synthetic colouring agents,synthetic antioxidants, optical brighteners, maturing stabilisers, titanium dioxide,lathering agents or animal products.
LYE: True Soap cannot be made without lye ( caustic soda, a manufactured simple salt) which is the catalyst for the saponification process, but it is all used up IN that process, none remains in the final bar.
Our soaps are totally bio-degradable and eco-friendly.
The gentle facial soaps ( all our unscented soaps Baby Soap, Wild Jojoba ad Olive the moisture Cream bars) are especially suited to facial skin. People with allergies or extreme sensitivities should use these soaps on their body as well.
The face/body soaps contain a higher percentage of intense aromatic oils. They are suitable for most people to use on the face as well as the body.
Body scrub soaps with additional seeds or exfoliating agents are only suitable for the body as they are designed to assist body exfoliation and are too rough for the face.
ALL BARS CONTAIN:
( full ingredient list): coconut and olive oils, soy wax, Leatherwood beeswax and honey, essential oils,(if bar is scented) seaweed extract plus herb or spice colouring as described above and ingredients below as per the name of the bar:
|all plant oils chosen for their soothing moisturising, nourishing qualities and their ability to produce silky, creamy gentle lather that cleans effectively yet does not strip the skin|
|essential oils, flowers, herbs||produces delicate scents and adds antiseptic and skin conditioning qualities|
|Tasmanian milk Goat's milk and cream||soothing, moisturising, conditioning, oil-rich|
|fruit||no artificial colours - soap colours are created by the herbs/fruits used helps acidity balance for the skin|
|clays||slightly exfoliant deep cleansing, soothing|
|Tasmanian seaweed powder||mineral-rich, soothing, healing|
|green tea||antoxidant, exfoliant|
|nutmeal, herbs and honey||naturally moisturising exfoliant rich in skin conditioning oils - protective, healing and moisturising|
How to wash your face...properly.
Wet the face with warm water (not hot water which can cause surface capillary breakage. Rub the bar between hands to lather. Apply lather to face, evenly working well into skin Use a Riffi Facial Mitt if make-up is worn. Rinse. and now a very important easy step...
Most people suffer dry skin as a result of not rinsing the face properly in clear water after washing to remove soap residues which can be drying. When not assaulted with chemicals the skin is a self maintaining, naturally acidic, self lubricating organ - however thorough cleansing is absolutely necessary for skin health.
Ph Balanced? All soap, no matter how well made, is alkaline in nature (about so ph 7) so will, when used, temporarily remove the skin's protective acid mantle ( about ph 6)which your skin restores by itself automatically after about 20 minutes,
BUT....you can restore it instantly, and experience the incredible moisturising healing benefits of apple Cider Vinegar in the following way...
Tasmanian apple cider and herb conditioning rinse is almost miraculous in the relief it offers to dry itchy skin, eczema and dermatitis. It stimulates skin function, refreshes, invigorates and smoothes...and tightens and increases circulation to the skin leaving it moist and glowing.
Fill sink/basin with slightly cooler clear water add a couple of teaspoons of Tasmanian Applecider and herb Conditioning Rinse to the water. Splash face at least six times, gently pat almost dry. Use Beauty and Bees moisture cream immediately to lock in moisture.
In shower or bath as above but add a tablespoon of vinegar to a litre jug of warm water and pour over body. Use body cream/balm immediately to lock in moisture.