This spiced apple cider soap is reminiscent of a cool autumn day in front of the fire. It’s a combination of fresh apples and juicy oranges blended with spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Because our soaps are made using only natural and organic ingredients they are gentle and soothing making them suitable for all skin types. We recommend that you store your soap on a well drained soap dish, allowing it to dry out in between uses. Doing this will make your soap last longer. Please note that at close to 6 ounces each our bars are much bigger than the standard 3.5 oz. handmade bar which means it will last longer and you are getting a better value. (Approx Net Weight: 5.75 oz) Ingredients: Distilled Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Sustainable Palm Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Orange Essential Oil ,Organic Nutmeg Essential Oil, Moroccan Red Clay, Cruelty-Free Tussah Silk Our Recipe: Our base recipe is the result of years of research and trial and error to discover a formula that has luxurious lather, a silky feel, and is long lasting but is also good for your skin and leaves it clean, soft , and moisturized. Our moisture rich and nutrient dense formula provides your skin with numerous benefits to help it achieve a natural healthy glow. Organic Coconut Oil - A powerful moisturizer that is beneficial to restoring dry or flaking skin. Coconut oil contains antioxidant Vitamin E, known to protect skin cells from damage over time. The Vitamin E found in coconut oil soothes eczema, sunburn and psoriasis, and it has antiviral and anti fungal benefits Coconut oil contains 3 fatty acids: capric acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid. Organic Olive Oil - Once referred to as “liquid gold” by Homer, Olive Oil has been used as a beauty and skin care remedy by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Egyptians and Romans. Today, it’s still prized for everything from erasing stretch marks and minimizing wrinkles to anti-aging therapy and deep hydration. One reason Olive Oil is so effective is that it’s rich in antioxidants, such as Vitamins A and E, polyphenols, phytoserols and the rare compound, Hydroxytyrosol, all of which help repair skin and neutralize the free radicals that cause skin damage. These antioxidants have a natural ability to stimulate cells and bring skin back to a firmer, healthier state. Organic Palm Oil - Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oil palm. It is naturally reddish because of a high beta-carotene (Vitamin A) content. Palm oil is actually 15 times richer in Vitamin A than a carrot! Beta-Carotene (or Vitamin A) is a carotenoid, which is found in foods like carrots, tomatoes, and pumpkins. Carotenoids are well known for fighting the damage done to your skin due to UV ray exposure. This makes palm oil a wonderful ingredient that helps not only to prevent damage from sunburn, but to stop premature aging as well.Palm oil contains a high concentration of Vitamin E. This particular vitamin is very special because it contains tocotrienols. Tocotrienols are antioxidants within the Vitamin E family and are much rarer and much stronger than the common form of Vitamin E known as tocopherols. Tocotrienols are more effective in protecting the skin, for they are able to penetrate much deeper into the bottom most layers of your skin. Adding palm oil into any natural soap results in the soap having a pleasant lather with nice medium bubbles. Palm oil increases the hardness of the bar and helps it last longer. Organic Shea Butter - A skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. Shea butter has been used in Africa and other countries for years to improve skin and hair.The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils. Due to its cinnamic acid and other natural properties, shea butter has anti-inflammatory benefits. One compound in particular, lupeol cinnamate, has been found to reduce skin inflammation and even potentially help avoid skin mutations. This also makes it beneficial for some people with acne. Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction. Organic Castor Oil - This pale-colored oil extracted from castor beans in highly therapeutic. In soap it acts as an emollient, humectant, and softener, adds and retains moisture and protects the skin. It is also used to treat dry, lacerated, and chapped skin, including psoriasis. It makes a soft, conditioning bar with bubbly, stable lather. Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, which delivers anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin. Added Skin Benefits: We carefully select luxury oils, herbs, botanicals, spices, and extracts to give each formula it’s own unique therapeutic skin and aromatherapy benefits. We hand grind our herbs, botanicals, and spices the old fashioned way using a mortar and pestle to ensure that their medicinal qualities are preserved. Moroccan Red Clay - Moroccan Red Clay is gentle clay, making it suitable for sensitive skin. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. Moroccan Red Clay is mineral rich high in silica, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, and sodium. Its extraordinary power of absorption makes it more effective than other clays for cleansing, detoxification, and general skin treatment. Because of its enormous drawing capabilities, Moroccan Red Clay comes highly recommended for those with acne problems, blemishes, and people prone to oily skin as it literally draws oil from the skin, combating grease and dirt. Organic Nutmeg Essential Oil - The antiseptic properties of nutmeg make it useful in the manufacturing of antiseptic soaps. Nutmeg essential oil is used for bathing as well, due to its refreshing nature. Since nutmeg oil is antibacterial and antiseptic, it is used to treat dull, oily or wrinkled skin. Organic Orange Essential Oil - Very good for maintaining healthy, smooth and glamorous skin. Orange essential oil is shown to promote the production of collagen as well as increase the blood flow to the skin. It is helpful at soothing dry, irritated skin as well as acne-prone skin.