Handmade soap - why should I buy it?
Natural handmade soap is traditionally created by the chemical reaction between oils and Lye (Sodium Hydroxide). When this reaction is complete, just natural glycerine and soap remain. Commercial soap found in most shops and supermarkets is made with basic ingredients and has usually had the glycerine extracted (as it is valuable and sold on to cosmetics companies for use in beauty products). The glycerine is replaced by cheaper artificial chemicals and preservatives, which results in a soap that dries out and often irritates skin.
Heavenly Bubbles luxury silk handmade soap is made in this traditional way using top quality ingredients, nothing is extracted. This creates a bar of soap which is full of glycerine, nourishing oils and butters which leave your skin feeling smooth and silky. Best of all, there are no artificial preservatives involved.
See below for some of the oils, butters and other ingredients we use in our products and the benefits they bring to your skin...
Coconut Oil is a wonderful cleanser in soaps, producing big fluffy stable bubbles.
Palm Oil is a natural source of Vitamin E and is also a very rich source of beta-carotene. Please note our Palm oil is responsibly sourced - from sustainable sources only.
Olive Oil is high in oleic acid and is a good skin cell regenerator. Olive Oil attracts external moisture to the skin and still permits the skin to properly release sweat, shed dead skin and release sebum.
Castor Oil is rich in fatty acids and lubricating to the skin. When used with other oils it also acts as a bubble booster.
Grapeseed Oil is high in vitamin E and is 76% essential fatty acid, linoleic acid (Omega 6). It is low in saturated fat, contains natural chlorophyll and valuable antioxidants.
Sweet Almond Oil is a great emollient for softening and conditioning the skin. It is well suited for eczema, psoriasis and itchy, dry and inflamed skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. Sweet Almond Oil is light and penetrates skin easily.
Shea Butter is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A and E. Shea butter heals, soothes, and protects the skin from environmental damage. Safe for even sensitive, fragile skin, it is a superb, easily absorbed emollient.
Cocoa Butter produces a protective barrier to the skin. By doing this it locks in natural moisture. Cocoa Butter naturally contains 5 IU of Vitamin E per ounce. It is a wonderful moisturiser and skin protectant.
Jojoba Oil has a very close affinity with the oil in our own skin and serves as an excellent moisturising agent. It leaves a rich velvety non-oily feel on the skin, while reducing water loss and enhancing the suppleness of the skin.
Vitamin E an antioxidant that repairs and protects skin.
Tussah Silk is harvested from a silk moths cocoon after it has left. It brings a lovely silky luxurious feel to soap.
Milks / Double Cream cleanse, increase lather, soften skin and bring your skin a variety of nourishing vitamins.
Colloidal Oatmeal works great for dry skin and soothing rashes and irritations such as eczema, and other skin conditions. Here you can view a range of our handmade soaps with these skin loving ingredients.
Here you can view a range of our handmade soaps with these skin loving ingredients.