Activated Charcoal Skin Detox Soap This soap can only be described as sexy. It's mysterious, alluring blend is difficult to describe. With warming notes of amber, incense, Madagascar vanilla and patchouli, the scent is lightened up with layers of romantic notes such as rose, jasmine and lilac. Finally, this sensual, deep blend is topped off with the colorful, light touches of blood orange and grapefruit. Perfect for men but adored by women as well. 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, Activated Charcoal, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Patchouli Essential Oil, Organic Orange Essential Oil, Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil, Organic Rose Essential Oil, Organic Jasmine Essential Oil, 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. Activated Charcoal - Activated charcoal means the carbon is infused with oxygen and is prepared for human ingestion (in the case of poisoning or detox) and skincare products. This oxygenation creates a super porous surface, increasing its ability to absorb matter and toxins. Possibly the most absorbent cosmetic ingredient out there, activated charcoal is said to have the ability to absorb thousands of times its own weight.This super absorbency, plus antibacterial properties, makes activated charcoal an ideal ingredient for oily and acne prone skin types. It is used in acne products to draw out impurities, heal pimples, and prevent further breakouts. Also an anti-aging ingredient, activated charcoal is said to tighten pores and smooth the skin. It also reduces inflammation, which is significant in preventing premature aging. Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil - Grapefruit oil can get rid of excessive oiliness, dryness, and blemishes. It can also help keep your skin smooth and silky and can combat signs of premature skin aging like dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Organic Jasmine Essential Oil - Long used for its health benefits as well as its lovely smell, jasmine has also been found to nourish skin, help fade the appearance of scars, and protect skin from damage that can lead to premature aging. 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. Organic Patchouli Essential Oil - It regenerates skin cells, which makes it useful for hastening the healing of wounds and to fade scars. It tightens and tones sagging skin. Because of patchouli’s anti-inflammatory properties, it can calm skin problems such as sunburn, acne, eczema and other forms of dermatitis. It regulates sebum production and helps treat acne and dandruff. The fungicidal properties make it appropriate for combating athlete’s foot, jock itch and fungal problems of the skin such as Candida. It also soothes and smoothes cracked skin. Organic Rose Essential Oil - Rose oil has antibacterial, astringent, antiseptic and antiviral properties, which make it useful in treating and disinfecting minor cuts and scrapes. According to Jeanne Rose, rose oil contains a compound called farnesol, which helps to kill bacteria and may help with the regeneration of new skin. Rose oil can be used in skincare treatments to help prevent and fight bacteria associated with conditions such as acne. It may help to treat pimples and blemishes by reducing the length and severity of flareups. Rose oil is also beneficial for those who have sensitive skin, as it is generally safe for all skin types.