{ The Leaf Soap }

Hello dear summertime friends,

I’ve been on quite a long hiatus but have returned. I’m glad to be back to making soap! I’ve been making small batches with fun combinations of oils, aromas and dry inclusions like clay.

In other news: I injured my heel the weekend of July 4 and while I have yet to visit the doctor (I’m guessing it’s plantar fasciitis), it is slowly improving. It will still be at least another month before I resume my jogging. I’m looking forward to pounding pavement once I’m fully mended.

I hope to continue my current soap-making schedule until I’ve replenished my stock, which has dwindled quite low, so check in with my Etsy shop to see what new items I add!

Wishing you healthy heels,
Kelly

{ The Leaf Soap } We're loving these cute heart molds we happened across!

{ The Leaf Soap }
We’re loving these cute heart molds we happened across!

The Leaf Soap is just a little bit gritty, a gentle exfoliant, with a fresh aroma and plenty of emollient and moisturizing ingredients to soothe your skin.

The oils used in this soap are:

{ Grapeseed Oil }

This wonderfully light, gentle oil is great for moisturizing but also has mild astringent qualities, which help tighten skin and cleanse and close pores.

{ Mango Butter }

One of our butter crushes, mango butter is a favorite of ours! This butter is traditionally used for its skin softening, soothing, moisturizing and protective properties. It boasts natural emollient, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties as well as regenerative activity. This butter is rich in vitamins A, C and E, which combat free radicals.

In soap this butter produces a hard bar of soap with a stable, conditioning lather.

{ 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.

{ 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.

{ 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.


Lovely inclusions!

{ Green Zeolite Clay }

Zeolite clays are natural, volcanic clays which form when magma encounters the sea. Like many volcanic rocks, it is incredibly porous. Zeolite clay is negatively charged, and because of that, is great at pulling toxins from your skin.


The wonderful scents are part of what we love most about making soap!

{ Tomato Leaf Fragrance Oil }

This garden-fresh fragrance smells like a fresh tomato leaf and not the actual tomato that you use in your spaghetti sauces – it’s light, fresh, airy and herb-y. It is a blend of all kinds of melons and tomatoes with some additional blending notes thrown in for good measure. Tomato Leaf is rounded out with lemon-lime top notes, fresh leafy herbaceous middle notes and a wonderfully rich and earthy base.

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