Chocolates and Flowers
Chocolate & Flowers is a coconut milk vegan soap. It's a blend of Geranium, Rosemary, and Tangerine essential oils and colored with Rose Clay, Hibiscus Flower Powder, and Cocao Powder.
Geranium essential was the start. I associate Geranium with balance, healing, protection and of course love 😍😍. Geranium reduces feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, fatigue, and tension, enhances concentration, improves cognitive function, and balances the emotions as well as the hormones. It’s also reputed to effectively eliminate dead cells, tighten the skin, promote the regeneration of new skin, and diminish signs of aging.
But Geranium alone was waaay too flowery for my taste so I attempted to even it out with Rosemary essential oil. I associate this essential oil with purification, mental clarity, confidence and good luck 🍀. Rosemary provides skin with iron, calcium and several essential vitamins. Rosemary is also an antioxidant, which gives it anti-aging properties. Additionally, it will help prevent damage to skin from environmental agents.
But Geranium and Rosemary were too overpowering. I needed something sweet to even it out. So I added Tangerine 🍊. I associate Tangerine essential oil with purification, protection, clarity and mood lifting. Tangerine oil has cytophylactic properties that can treat damaged tissues and promote the production of new cells. Tangerine oil is particularly helpful for treating skin conditions such as irritation and acne. Its anti-fungal and antiseptic properties help to prevent skin infections. After smelling this trio it was puuuurfect!
I wanted to make a pretty soap with natural colorants that also had benefits so I added Rose Clay which helps improve skin elasticity and provides skin renewal. Promotes a balanced complexion and minimizes blackheads.
I added hibiscus powder in the middle with poppy seeds for exfoliation. Enter miracle worker in terms of preventing acne breakouts. It’s a natural source of Alpha-Hydroxy acids (AHAs) that is instrumental for the exfoliating nature of the hibiscus flower powder purifying the skin in an all-round manner.
For the chocolate part. I added 100% cacao powder. Because pink and brown are sooo pretty! Cacao powder is high in magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium, beta-carotene and omega 6 fatty acids, cacao powder provides these and other nutrients. When applied topically, these elements can protect the skin against environmental stressors, feed the skin, and produce a healthy glow.
Ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Raw Beige Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Coconut Milk, Cocao Powder, Rose Clay, Hibiscus Flower Powder, Geranium essential oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Tangerine Essential Oil
Bars are between 3.5oz. and 4oz.
PLEASE NOTE: Handmade soap will last a long time if kept dry between uses. Please use a draining soap dish and keep it away from direct streams of water.
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Each bar is individually packaged with an ingredients label attached. The packages are 100% recyclable and biodegradable. The ink is water-based and also biodegradable.