Item of the Week
Lavender Soap

Well, we have had enough of those April showers here in the Midwest.  So let’s bring on those MAY FLOWERS!  This week I am featuring my only floral soap at the moment.  LAVENDER!  
Lavender has been used for centuries. One of the first civilizations to use lavender was the ancient Romans. The name itself comes from the Latin "lavare" which means - to wash.
Skin Care benefits:  It’s strong cleansing and germicidal effects make it valuable in the treatment of skin disorders and injuries The health benefits of lavender oil for the skin can be attributed to its antiseptic and antifungal properties. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly as it aids in the formation of scar tissues.

Nervous system: I’m sure many mothers like me have used lavender soaps and lotions to help soothe and calm a cranky baby, especially near bedtime.  This aromatherapy effect is well known.  It can help in treating migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress.  It is often recommended for insomnia.


Ingredients in this soap:

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL- This oil is what gives this soap all the wonderful benefits listed above.
ORGANIC LAVENDER BUDS-  Mainly added for appearance.  They also give a bit of exfoliating power to this soap.

OLIVE OIL- a beauty secret for hundreds of year. This bar is 40% olive oil.   Rich in vitamins A and E and a number of antioxidants , all needed to keep skin young and healthy.  Olive oil is rich in squalane, a natual emollient that penetrates skin without leaving a greasy film behind.
COCONUT AND PALM OILS-  Two wonderful and natural moisturizers.  Used as a beauty secret by island girls for centuries.  Rich in vatimins A & E and antioxidants.  Coconut oils is also what gives all my soaps their luxuryious bubbles!  What’s a soap without bubbles!
SHEA BUTTER-  Thick wonderful shea butter.  Used in many lotions and moisturizers you see on the store shelves. Shea butter is naturally rich in vitamins A, E & F which are essential vitamins needed for good skin balance. 
SUNFLOWER OIL- This oil can be found in many expensive skin care products.  It is a moisturizing oil with a high linoleic fatty acid content, making it a gentle skin softening soap.  It also contains other skin loving vitamins like A, C and E which help promote the growth of health skin.  It also contains Vit. D which can help support your immune system to help prevent inflammatory conditions such as acne.

This soap would be a wonderful gift this spring season, or any season!  Gentle enough for babies but still has enough moisturizing power to help even the toughest of skins.
See this soap here in my ETSY STORE.  On sale this week only.
Have a great week!


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