This handcrafted Hibiscus Dreams Vegan Soap was infused with TX Hibiscus, NJ Mugwort, Activated Charcoal, VT Maple Syrup, Madder Root Powder and Indigo Powder. WOW! No wonder this dreamy bar is soothing, nourishing, and restorative.
When you think of Hibiscus, colorful bright flowers come to mind. While it is an exotic plant that’s stunningly beautiful, it also contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and malic acid, all of which greatly benefit the skin.
- It protects skin from environmental aggressors: Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants that protect skin from free radical damage, preventing the appearance of premature aging.
- It’s deeply moisturizing: Hibiscus boasts a naturally high mucilage content, a sticky substance produced by plants to help them retain water. Applying Hibiscus topically enhances skin’s ability to retain moisture too, leaving it feeling hydrated, soft and supple.
- It soothes sensitive skin: Hibiscus also has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps to soothe skin inflammation and irritation.
- It has anti-aging benefits: Hibiscus flower helps prevent enzymes from breaking down elastin, the protein that is responsible for skin’s firmness and plumpness. The result? Skin looks healthier and younger for longer.
Artemisia Vulgaris, Mugwort, also known as ssuk in Korean- has a long and rich history in Korean medicine and skin care.
Known as a healing herb for it’s antibacterial and antifungal properties.
It has become a key ingredient used in food, medicine, and even in herbal baths at Korean bathhouses to help detox and soothe the body.
Mugworts soothing benefits make it a top-choice ingredient for folks who have rosacea, eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and even acne.
Mugwort is also known for lucid dreaming.
It would be strung up in the bedroom, or satchels filled with it, would be placed under a pillow.
Other known uses are smudging Mugwort in order to bring in Good Vibes, and energy.
Did you know, as a medicinal tea it has wonderful healing properties internally?
Activated charcoal helps draw microparticles, such as dirt, dust, chemicals, toxins, and bacteria, to the surface of the skin, to make removing them easier. Charcoal absorbs smells and harmful gases, making it ideal in my Soaps.
Activated charcoal is also reported to be able to absorb excess moisture and control humidity levels at a micro level.
Around the world, many different traditional medicine practitioners use activated charcoal powder made from coconut shells to treat soft tissue conditions, such as skin infections. Activated charcoal has antibacterial effects by absorbing harmful microbes from wounds.
This Batch of Saint John’s Wort Milky Soap was made with organic coconut husk activated charcoal.
VT Pure Maple Syrup
A study by the University of Rhode Island produced findings that suggested red maple leaf extract can act as a “plant-based Botox” by working to prevent inflammation, lighten dark spots, and even protect the skin’s elasticity. With up to 24 antioxidants, like benzoic acid, gallic acid and cinnamic acid, working to counter the high sugar count found in syrup, these compounds serve to prevent chronic disease and treat inflammation. Also, much like raw forms of honey, maple syrup extract applied directly to your skin has been known to treat dryness, redness and even blemishes.
Please don’t mistake this for your found in your big box store Mrs. Butterworth High fructose syrup! We used Pure, straight from the tap of the tree maple syrup, that we sourced in Jay, Vermont.
Madder Root Powder
or Rubia Tinctorum, is known as common madder, rose madder, or dyers madder. It is one of the most widely used plants for dyeing due to its stunning pigments. It is also an Ayurvedic herb used for plant medicine to support reproductive health, purify the blood, detox lymph nodes, Reduces Acne and so much more!
According to Herbalist Dr. Paul Haider here are some of the main medicinal benefits of Madder Root:
Madder root is a good anti-inflammatory agent that helps with joint pain, redness, swelling, and arthritis. Inflammation is the first step towards disease and thus it’s important to stop inflammation before we really get sick.
is called Indian Indigo in English, Wasma in Arabic and Neel in Urdu. It is a small shrub that grows about 1 to 2 meters high and produces beautiful pink flowers. It has wonderful medicinal uses and all parts of the plant is used medicinally. Though indigo is known mainly as a natural dye, it has other amazing hair benefits too. Indigo is a mild anti bacterial, it has tendencies to keep insects and other pathogens away. It is restorative, and has smoothing properties. Great for psoriasis, and premature greying. It can lead to new hair growth.
Treats Dandruff, grey hair, prevents scalp infections, and soothes scalp.