Castile Lavender Soap Bars
This batch of Layers of Lavender Infused Castilian Soap Bars was handcrafted in Annandale, New Jersey.
I wanted to create a beautiful bar, that smelled great and spoke to our need for deep inner work.
Since, Lavender is so Calming & Peaceful.
It was a great option!
Our awesome Neighbor in New Jersey gifted us the lavender. Thanks Sharon, for the beautiful gift!
I started with Lavender Infused Olive Oil.
Then Added Plant Therapy’s Lavender Essential Oil.
Lastly, topped it off with Lavender Petals.
This bar also contains Mica Colorant.
According to board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Debra Jaliman, lavender contains a slew of skin care benefits, including antioxidants, which can detox the skin and reduce inflammation.
“Lavender also has antimicrobial properties, which are suitable for healing skin,” she adds.
In addition to treating (and healing!) acne, lavender can also be used to soothe and ultimately heal a sunburn.
It can help control dry skin-related ailments—i.e. eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis—and can even take the itch away from a bug bite
(fun tip: you can combine lavender essential oil with a natural carrier oil and use as a natural bug spray, too—unlike humans, bugs hate the smell of lavender).
My Lavender Soap Bars are whole body focused.
It’s not enough to just clean your body.
I want you to have a Whole Body Experience when you take a shower, wash your hair, or even just your hands.
I want you to pause and allow the Passive diffusion of the soap to hit your Senses, ignite your brains receptors and alter your atmosphere.
Everything should be intentional. Even the simple soap bar we put on our body.
There are many myths on how personal care products effect and penetrate into our skin. A quick search on the matter will leave you confused and unsure of whos giving you the facts. Unfortunately, there aren’t many regulations in the beauty industry at all, especially around marketing language, so brands can kind of say whatever they want. So how can we be sure are products are safe?
Dr Chan Yung, a dermatologist at Apex Dermatology Institute in Tsim Sha Tsui, States:
” Since some chemicals can enter your bloodstream through topical application, its best to avoid products that contain harmful ingredients such as parabens, SLS, a preservative called methylisothiazolinone, and heavy metals, My advice is to read the label when buying your skin care products – even organic or ‘chemical-free’ ones. Such descriptions may sound appealing, but some of these products may contain harmful preservatives.”
Common Toxins Found in your everyday Soap Bar
Sodium Laureth Sulfate-carcinogenic nitrosamine – SLS is linked to skin irritations and allergic reactions, like eczematous dermatitis, leaving sensitive skin damaged and irritated
Triclosan -in low doses, can impact thyroid hormone concentrations, disrupting the endocrine system. It is also classified as a skin, eye, and lung irritant.
1,4 Dioxane– known eye and respiratory tract irritant that readily penetrates the skin.
Parabens – they have a tendency to mimic hormones, which can be found to disrupt the function of hormones naturally found in your body.
Ureas- releases formaldehyde – which is a known human carcinogen, human respiratory toxicant, skin irritant and an environmental toxin.
With chemicals as toxic as these, I’d look twice at that soap label next time.