Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Handmade soap

Once you have experienced Natural handmade soap, you'll never go back to unnatural soap again!".
Natural Handmade Soaps
Santa Lucia Face and Body Soap.

Santa Lucia Palin Murari Borba was farmer's daughter from Murari's Borba, born in Italy 1904,who pioneered the natural handcrafted soap industry natural handcrafted soap with essential oils in Brazil. She moved to Brazil in 1917 from hers home in Toscany where she had trained to make essential oils from the plants.

Handmade soap
Opened a small shop in the then fashionable residential area of Brazil, Sao Paulo, and attracted the custom of many wealthy families. She noticed that the Sao Paulo upper classes cultivated a delicate white complexion whereas a tanned face was associated with the working class who toiled in the outdoors.
Santa Lucia Palin Murari Borba released that there was a need for a gentle handmade soap  for these delicate beauty complexions.

After much trial and error she found a way of removing the impurities of the base soap before adding the delicate perfume of garden flowers.
Santa Lucia Palin gave the handmade soap an aroma reminiscent of an Rainforest tree and wild flowers.
We are still used today the same natural healthy oils and pure natural ingredients combined with the delicate fragrance .

She took on a partner, her grandson Borba and they moved to new premises in the South of Brazil where there was more immigrants such as Italians and Germans.
Santa Lucia retired in 1980, leaving her granddaughter continuing a family tradition and keeping history alive are natural extensions of the business. Lucia Palin Borba is alive and lives healthy in Brazil.

Different choices are available from an array of handmade soap categories - citrus fruits soap, plant and flower extract, from the tree, oatmeal soap, goat's milk and buttermilk, espresso coffee soap, from the sea, clays, herbs and *Citrus soap. Citrus Soap Citrus essential oil smells like a fresh sliced lemon, orange and grapefruit.
South African Grapefruit South African grapefruits are in season from May to October and provide a range of health benefits Grapefruit Soap
Lemongrass Soap refreshing, stimulating and soothing.
Brazilian Oil Soap This is a great soap for all skin types, but excellent for dry skin.
Coffee Kona Soap This Coffee cultivated in the North and South districts of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii is the only coffee that can truly be called Kona Coffee.
Olive Oil Soap with Cocoa Butter It's no wonder dermatologists everywhere recommend olive oil soaps for dry and sensitive skin.
Handmade Gifts Soaps, another great gift idea from natural handcrafted soaps.
Jasmine Rose Oil Soap jasmine essential oil for a wonderful fresh scent.
French Jasmine Lilac With Shea Butter Soap is sensuous and fabulous.
Heavenly Scent French lavender Soap
Geranium Soap cleans and balances the complexion by removing excess oils without drying your skin
Rain Forest Copaiba , To the natives of the Amazon, the Copaiba tree offers many natural health properties which have been utilized for years .
Peppermint Oil Soap. This refreshing, reviving, fragrant oil is derived from the Pacific Northwest region from the peppermint plant. Tingly scents of peppermint essential oil Peppermint with Sea Clay and Shea Butter Soap
Goat's milk soap Nothing but the oils blended with farm fresh goat's milk, goat's milk soaps are famous for their high-quality natural ingredients and its 100% fresh goat's milk, not dried powder milk. This soap is made from pure whole fresh goat milk and is left unscented to enjoy the pure natural scent of goats milk .
Over the years we have developed a goat's coconut milk soap ultra-rich, incredibly moisturizing, and generally wonderful Goat and Coconut Milk with Honey and Oatmeal Soap was created to moisturize and smooth your skin to perfection
Brazilian Espresso Scrub Soap with Cocoa Butter and Hazelnut Citrus Essential Oils . A new soap, infused with caffeine, has recently hit the market. These benefits include, for one, reducing the risk of skin cancer.
Dead Sea mud soap , Dead Sea, with a base of olive, palm, coconut and avocado oils not only gently cleanses away oil, bacteria and dirt particles. Dead Sea mud is the fact that as it dries, it pulls out any toxins that may be present in your skin cells from your everyday diet.
Smooth and Silky Oatmeal Soap .
Our Oatmeal bath soap is great for all skin types. Recommended for sensitive skin ,one of our top selling soap.
Natural Sea Kelp Soap . Organic sea kelp and green tea , detox and cleanse skin.
There's bits of lavender flowers and the relaxing scent of Province lavender in this beautiful soap. Every skin type benefits from lavender oil. Shea butter, it makes this soap soothing, moisturizing, creamy,with lots of lather.
Why Handcrafted Soap?
Why you may ask, should I buy handmade soap when I can get more soap for less money at the grocery store?
Generally, the commercial soaps carried at most chain stores, etc. are full of chemical additives, additives that not only dry out your *skin but can lead to rashes and other irritations.This is not only because of the synthetic additives in the handcrafted soap but also because most soap companies take the glycerin out of their *soap. The commercial soap bars that line most grocery stores€™ shelves are actually synthetic detergents. While that's great for your dishes, it's not very good for your skin.
Handmade Soap is soap in its true, pure form. It gently cleanses away excess oils and bacteria, but doesn't strip your skin of its natural oils.
If the commercial soap company does put in some natural ingredients along with its synthetic ones, they do so in such small quantities as for it to be inconspicuous in the soap. Its main purpose is to catch the eye of the consumer and give them the illusion that this soap is more natural. If you read the ingredient labels though, the soap is still primarily made with synthetic ingredients.
Using commercial soaps over time leave your skin dried out, or way to oily ,and feeling like its never clean. Natural handmade soap, that only uses natural ingredients, can restore the moisture to your skin, while still getting you clean. You will be amazed at the difference!
*Handmade soap is a cleanser made with simple ingredients that are good for your skin . In the handcrafted soap making process, oils and fats are combined with lye to produce soap and glycerin. Some people may question the use of lye in handmade soap. The fact is that all soap is made with lye. What needs to be made clear is that once the process of saponification is complete, the lye and oil molecules have combined and chemically changed into soap and glycerin. ALL bar soaps are made with lye, however, when made correctly, there is NO LYE remaining in the final bar of soap.
Whether your soap is manufactured by large corporations, or smaller handcrafted soap makers, the above rings true, regardless. Lye must be used to make the soap, but there should never be any remaining lye in the final bar to hurt the skin. Saponification is the chemical reaction created by combining these oils or fats with lye and water.
Glycerin is naturally produced during the soap making process. In fact, pound for pound, glycerin costs more than soap, which is why most soap companies remove the glycerin from the soap and sell it to manufacturers of lotion. We do not remove the glycerin from our handcrafted soap, so when you purchase soap made by us, it contains all of the naturally occurring glycerin. With our handcrafted soap you get a fabulous cleanser and a moisturizer all in one, which was created for top moisturizing ability.
*Usage and Storage Since handcrafted soap has no synthetic chemical preservatives but has natural preservatives such as , grape seed oil extract or Vitamin E, your bar of handcrafted soap needs more care and diligence to insure a long life. Handcrafted soap is best stored out of water so that it air dries. Rest your soap on a draining soap dish or stand it on its side, out of the spray range of the shower head . If left in water, handcrafted soap tends to dissolve due to the soap and glycerine molecules that wash clean with water.

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