Whether you’re constantly in and out of the pool, hiking the trails of northern Minnesota, or working a summer job that keeps you outdoors from dawn to dusk, you’ll need to make sure you’re protecting your skin from the constant presence of sun, wind, and water this summer. In response to nature’s call of the wild, we created an amazing bar of natural soap designed to protect against dry, burnt skin. What makes this bar so unique? You’re about to find out!
Why Use a Natural Soap?
Around this time of year, you’ll probably start seeing a lot of big brand soaps hit the shelves that claim they are, “extra moisturizing” or are “made with argan oil for extra hydration.” But if you were to flip over that bottle and take a look at the entire list of ingredients you’d see that argan oil is only one ingredient in a long list of chemical ingredients you can’t even pronounce. Putting one drop of argan oil in a five ounce bottle is not the same as a 2 ounce bottle of pure, organic argan oil. Unlike mass produced soaps which are made with filler ingredients, Natural soaps are made with natural ingredients which oftentimes have additional benefits and run a lower risk of irritating sensitive skin. We work hard to make sure every ingredient we use in a product is contributing some sort of benefit.
Ingredients in Summer Skin Saver Bar
Saponified Oils of Organic Coconut
Coconut oil is a gentle and effective cleanser due to its fatty acid content. The best part is its ability to moisturize hair and skin and the thick lather it creates! Check out our Coconut Bars for pure coco-nutty BLISS!
Organic Sustainable Palm
This base ingredient is crucial to the soap making process, it gives you a nice hard bar and will enhance lather when mixed with coconut oil. Rated a 1 on EWG’s Skin Deep, this ingredient has little to no risks of causing cancer or containing any kind of toxicity,
Sunflower oil is FANTASTIC because it is a 0 on the comedogenic scale, which means it won’t clog pores. This oil can be used to moisturize any skin type…and that isn’t all it will do!
According to an article on Healthline, sunflower oil contains antioxidant vitamin E, so applying it topically to skin will allow your skin to benefit from vitamin E (think anti-aging properties, protection from sun-damage…all that awesome stuff). Sunflower oil also contains linoleic acid, an important component of helping the skin retain moisture as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory aid.
Unrefined Organic Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids, which means it locks moisture into your skin and helps improve elasticity.
Mango butter functions similarly to cocoa butter, but also has an abundance of vitamin E and C which help protect your skin from sun-damage.
A powerful, natural wax secreted by animals with wool coats. Lanolin protects the most sensitive skin from the natural elements. Read more about the uses of lanolin HERE!
Castor bean is a skin soother, it is both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial and can be used on sensitive skin.
White Kaolin Clay
White Kaolin Clay is the gentlest of all cosmetic clays and works to draw impurities out of your skin without completely drying skin out. Read about all the different types of cosmetic clays we use in our products!
Essential Oils of Bergamot
Adding a floral and spicy note, this essential oil has wonderful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Essential Oils of May Chang
Contributing a light, sweet refreshing scent, this essential oil is used for leaving skin smooth and soft.
Essential Oils of Lime
Fresh and tart, this essential oil has antiviral and disinfecting properties
Essential Oils of Tangerine, Orange and Clementine
Bright and citrusy, these essential oils have antifungal properties that also work against skin and scalp problems such as dryness and dandruff!
What Do You Love Most About Our Summer Skin Saver Bar?
Our Summer Skin Saver Bar is extremely popular and sells out fast so make sure you stock up now!