Yesterday’s Work is Today’s Delight

Hello friends,

Are you enjoying the last Saturday of this year’s summer? I hope so.

Great news! The soap I wrote about yesterday has come out absolutely beautifully. The bar itself is testament to the wonderful bentonite clay immersed throughout and boasts and stunning, gentle green tone. The thin layer of soap I poured on top has also turned out beautifully: it undulates gracefully across the surface of the bar, offering a little bit of visual interest and the wonderful properties of white kaolin clay!

What’s more is that the blend of essential oils smells fantastic! At first it comes across as a complex herbaceous aroma but as you inhale deeply you begin to notice the subtle spice notes. Overall I find the blended scent invigorating and refreshing. I eagerly await the end of this soap’s curing time so I may try it out.

All My Herbs Are Going to Seed,

Isn't it lovely?

Isn’t it lovely?

Read below the cut to learn all about this beautiful soap.

When setting out to create this bar we wanted something to nourish not only our skin, but our bodies and spirits as well. After careful consideration and much research we decided on a bar that will give an autumnal boost to those who use it.

The oils in this soap are:

{ Pure Primed Pressed Cocoa Butter}

This wonderfully decadent butter is chock-full of antioxidants which assist in preventing and reducing damage by free radicals. It also is very high in fatty acids which penetrate the skin to provide thorough, deep moisturizing.

In soap this butter helps create a firm bar that produces a stable, nourishing lather.

{ Sweet Almond Oil }

Sweet almond oil is rich in vitamins A, B and E, which are wonderful for skin and hair alike. Vitamin E, in particular, is wonderful for helping skin maintain a plump, youthful appearance. This oil is a wonderfully balancing moisturizer that is effective without causing a greasy feeling or oily buildup.

{ Shorea (Sal) Butter }

We’re only just becoming acquainted with this butter but so far we really like it: it’s a firm butter that bears some similarities to shea butter in it’s wonderful moisturizing and nourishing properties.

{ Natural Raw Shea Butter }

Oh, we could go crazy with shea butter! It’s so rich and creamy and absolute luxury for our skin!

Shea butter is touted as a sort of skin cure-all with healing qualities, anti-inflammatory properties and a high antioxidant content make this a proverbial skin super food. Skin will absorb this butter readily, leaving little to nothing left over.

This butter contains many trace ingredients which don’t react with lye, meaning they remain intact and ready to be absorbed by your skin. In addiction to topical nutritive properties, shea butter also gives soap a nice slip.

{ Sesame Oil }

Sesame oil is an oft-overlooked, nutrient dense food. With a high zing content, sesame oil is able to boost collagen production in skin, subsequently helping prevent or reduce wrinkles. This wonderful oil contains vitamin E, linoleum acids, stearic acids and palmitic acids, all of which do wonders for skin! Many claim this oil is beneficial in reducing psoriasis, eczema, rheumatism and arthritis.

This oil was added after trace, which means it did not attach to any lye and is left intact in the bar, ready to nurture your skin!

We are a little obsessed with clay and love featuring various clays in our soaps and other concoctions, so it’s no surprise we did our best to highlight two of our favorite clays in this wonderful bar.

{ Bentonite Clay }

A montmorillonite clay, bentonite expands when it comes into contact with liquids, swelling and producing an electromagnetic charge. This charge allows bentonite to attach to toxins, heavy metals, chemicals and other impurities, after which it carries them away. This wonderful clay also boasts a high mineral concentration including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron and potassium.

In soap this highly absorbent clay reduces oiliness on skin and adds a good slip.

{ White Kaolin Clay }

So soft and gentle, this clay is wonderful for sensitive skins. It has a very light grit, making it idea for people in need of light exfoliation.

In soap this clay causes a silky and creamy texture.

Our delightful blend of essential oils includes:

{ Lavender }

Properties include: antibacterial, antiseptic, bacteriostatic, balancing, deodorant, disinfectant, healing for skin, insect repellent, normalizing, rejuvenating, relaxing, soothing, wound healing

{ Clove Bud }

Properties include: antibacterial, antiseptic, bacteriostatic, comforting, disinfectant, insect repellent, stimulating, warming

{ Eucalyptus }

Properties include: antibacterial, antiseptic, bacteriostatic, disinfectant, healing for skin, insect repellent, invigorating, purifying, stimulating

{ Rosemary }

Properties include: astringent, clarifying, invigorating, stimulating, wound healing

{ Thyme, White }

Properties include: antibacterial, antiseptic, bacteriostatic, cleansing, disinfectant, energizing, purifying, stimulating, wound healing

Isn't it beautiful?

Isn’t it beautiful?

While composing this note a name struck us; we feel Garden Guardian is a apt name for this delightful soap. What do you think?


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