This is an Aloe Vera soap, made with 100% pure organic Aloe Vera Juice instead of water, making it extra moisturizing for those cold winter months. Cucumber peel extract, french green clay, and meadow foam oil are added for their skin rejuvenating qualities to help keep your skin lustrous all year long. Cool, calming, crisp notes of Cucumber are married to the sweet, cloying notes of Honeydew and Cantaloupe melon creating a refreshing, delightful sweet and fruity blend. This soap was designed to bring a little bit of summer into your winter shower routine. 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: Organic Aloe Juice, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Sustainable Palm Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Meadowfoam Oil, French Green Clay, Organic Cucumber Peel Extract, 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. Aloe Vera Juice - Aloe Vera is well respected for its application as a moisturizing agent. It contains vitamin B complex, folic acid, vitamin C and carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) Cucumber Peel Extract - Cucumber Peel extract makes a wonderful addition to skin-care products for its anti-inflammatory and skin-tightening properties! It is greenish brown in color with a faintly woody scent. Cucumber is rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair. In addition, Cucumber Peel offers a natural source for a powerful antioxidant. Cucumber Peel Extract can be used to keep the facial skin soft. It also acts as a skin toner and can be used in astringents to revitalize stressed and tired skin, leaving it refreshed and radiant. French Green Clay - This clay contains a wide variety of healing elements, including montmorillonite (Bentonite), magnesium, calcium, potassium, dolomite, silica, manganese, phosphorous, silicon, copper, and selenium. It works by helping remove the dead skin cells and promoting circulation in the healthy new skin cells below the epidermis. It is known to lift oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin by bringing fresh blood to damaged skin cells, revitalizing the complexion, and tightening pores. Meadowfoam Oil - A supple oil rich with antioxidants and vitamin E. It has a unique chemistry of fatty acids that promote youthful skin while reducing signs of aging. A brilliant emollient, Meadowfoam is non-greasy and slows trans epidermal water loss. It restores the skin’s luster while preserving the fragrance of individual essential oils.