The Good Stuff
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and got your fill of all that good stuff that comes with sharing food and family. Speaking of "good stuff", that is exactly what Kimsoapia Kreations are full of!
Each batch of soap is created with an array of oils and/or butters using the same basic recipe with a few variations. The variations are in the additives. By additives I don’t mean those chemical things you can’t pronounce! Not in my soap! By additives, I mean the natural herbs, clays, essential oils, milks, butters, fruit purees, etc. I do my best to use only certified organic or natural products that have been home grown (many by me by the way), or purchased from reliable sources. Of course, all products contain healing and/or skin softening properties.
Obviously, not all of the following ingredients go into any one bar of soap, but here is a list of what might be dancing around in that pretty little bar.
Oils and Butters
Herbs and spices
Plants and Fruit and vegetable purees
Other "good" stuff
Milk – All dairy milk contains lactose (milk sugar) which develops into lactic acid and may not work wonders on some stomachs, but on skin, it sure is lovely. It is loaded with essential nutrients such as Vitamin E, B1, B6, B12 and C as well as natural emollients and triglycerides. It is closest to our own natural PH levels. Alpha-hydroxy acids soften skin by breaking down dead skin cells.
Honey – is naturally sweet but I bet you didn’t know that it is naturally sweet for your skin and hair too. Since it is inherently antibacterial it prevents blackheads, is anti-aging and opens your pores so your skin can breathe.
Glycerin – a natural byproduct of soap making, can be removed during the process and used as a soap base for producing clear soap or is simply incorporated into the soap as it is “cooking”. It is colorless, odorless, organic and free of synthetic chemicals. Therefore, it is of great benefit to those with sensitive skin or allergies. It acts as a natural moisturizer by drawing moisture to itself, and in turn, when used in soap, it draws moisture to your skin. It is widely used to produce clear soaps and has a soothing effect on skin.
Sea Salt – Ancient Greeks and Romans used warm seawater to relax. Sea salts draw toxins out of the body which naturally leads to feeling refreshed. They are full of minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and iodine. As a scrub, sea salts are used to exfoliate and increase blood circulation.
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Welcome! My name is Kim. I'm a wife, mother, teacher, grandmother, avid crafter of all sorts and yoga enthusiast. Kimsoapia Kreations is my latest kreative endeavor. Everything is kreated with love and healing in my heart. I hope you enjoy.