A glorious blend of sugar and blue spruce that smells just like Christmas. It is clean, crisp and refreshing without resorting to the traditional 'pine' scent. The blue spruce adds a wondrous outdoors element. This soap was specifically formulated for those suffering from dry itchy skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It contains burdock root, nettle leaf, dandelion leaf, spirulina, and comfrey leaf to facilitate skin healing. 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 Burdock Leaf, Organic Dandelion Leaf, Organic Spirulina, Organic Nettle Leaf, Organic Comfrey Leaf, Titanium Dioxide, 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. Organic Burdock Root - Burdock Root is a biennial with large, wavy leaves and round heads of purple flowers. Burdock Root Extract contains vitamins B complex and E. In addition, it boasts trace minerals of potassium, phosphorous, chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, silicon, zinc and sodium. Burdock Root has been used in cosmetic products to increase circulation to the skin, helping to detoxify the epidermal tissues. It has also been traditionally used in hair care products and products for the treatment of acne, and other scaly skin disorders. Organic Comfrey Leaf Powder - It is high in Calcium and Vitamin C and simulates healing activity. In folk medicine it is sometimes referred to as “knitbone” for its ability to speed wound healing. Externally, it is said to be anti-inflammatory and speed wound healing due to its natural concentration of allantoin. Organic Dandelion Leaf - Contains substantial levels of vitamins A, C, D, and B complex as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron, and silicon. Dandelions can be useful in treating skin diseases like eczema. Organic Nettle Leaf Powder - Applied topically, nettle has a number of benefits for the skin. It is anti-inflammatory and has a natural ability to calm and soothe inflammation, which makes is the perfect choice for helping to reduce redness, irritation, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Like most plants, nettle has a number of protective antioxidants that help reduce free radical damage to the skin, providing anti-aging benefits. It also has antibacterial qualities and research has shown that nettle is effective against microorganisms, helping to kill off bacteria and fungi. This makes it effective against acne and as a natural preservative in skin care products. Organic Spirulina Powder - Spirulina has a high content of vitamin A, vitamin B-12, vitamin E, calcium, iron and phosphorus, all of which are vital for your skin’s health. Spirulina contains tyrosine, vitamin E or tocopherol, and selenium, all of which are known for their anti-ageing effects. Tyrosine slows down the ageing of skin cells. The antioxidants present in it eliminate free radicals which are responsible for skin ageing. Spirulina facilitates faster cell turnover that helps skin heal faster. It wards off free radicals and eliminates toxins from the skin to increase skin metabolism. It also prevents candida overgrowth that can cause acne breakouts.This powder is also used to get a dark green in soaps.