Thursday, August 12, 2010

Simply Soap


I’m so fortunate not to have sensitive skin to the point where it’s irritated by perfumes or fragrances. A huge part of me is dictated by scent. It determines my mood. It brings back memories of important events in my life. It helps to start and end each waking moment. I decided to create a soap for those who can’t or won’t tolerate a lot of scent in their soap. This one is lightly scented in with the blissful aroma of peppermint and rosemary. I didn’t color the soap at all, but the slight tint you see is from the raw shea butter that I used. Have I mentioned enough how much I now love shea butter? I’m seriously thinking of making it a permanent ingredient in all my soaps, but this stuff is really expensive. I only use raw or unrefined shea butter because I’ve been reading that refined shea butter actually removes a lot of the moisturizing and healing properties its known for during the refining process. I also learned that shea butter is a natural SPF (not significantly so, but every little bit helps!) Loving my shea butter..

6 comments:

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

Love, love, love me some unrefined organic shea...it's a definite staple in all of my soap recipes ;)

Holly said...

This soap is so simple yet luxurious! I've not been a big fan of shea but I haven't used the unrefined. Perhaps I should give it a try sometime!

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

Holly,

You must try it! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. I know I was:)

Jen-great minds, babe!

RE - Entrepod said...

that soap looks nice. bet it lathers luxuriously. you're right about raw shea being expensive. but you know it's worth it.

O.F.C.J. said...

Mmmm, YUM-Ayyyy. Shea Butter= Smooth skin loving AWESOME. LoL. Yay. I wonder what that feels like in a soap? Hmm, LuxshURious!!

O.F.C.J.

Duni said...

I love shea butter - didn't realize it's such an expensive ingredient.