SUKIME - FAQ

Sukime Natural Body-Care From Bali

ARE ALL YOUR PRODUCTS MADE FROM LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS IN BALI?

95% yes, we support the local people who are growing or making the ingredients needed for the best quality products on the market.

DO YOU WHOLESALE AND/OR WHITE LABEL INTERNATIONALLY?

The short answer is yes! Send us an inquiry from the contact page & we’ll talk about it.

HOW CAN I FIND YOUR PRODUCTS WHEN IN BALI?

Send us a message via our contact page to let us know your exact location and we’ll send you to one of our closest retailers.

 ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SAFE FOR CHILDREN?

If your baby is under six months old, always consult your doctor. Whenever applying a new product to your child (or yourself for that matter), it is always wise to spot test on a small area like the inner arm or thigh the day before you are planning to use it to make sure there aren’t any unknown sensitivities to any of the ingredients. If irritation occurs, try another product.

That said, our formulas are very gentle and mild and were formulated specifically to be suitable for children and those with sensitive skin.

 

 

I. MOSQUITO REPELLENT SPRAY

IS IT TRUE THE MOSQUITO REPELLENT WORKS AS A FIRST AID SPRAY AS WELL?

Yes, it’s great for repelling mosquitos but what most people do not know that it’s also anti-bacterial & anti-fungal which makes it great for minor scrapes, burns & bites!

 

 

II. DEODORANT SPRAY

 

HOW DOES THE DEODORANT WORK?
Our deodorants contain antibacterial ingredients that prevent odour causing bacteria from forming. By doing this so effectively we ensure that your underarms remain fresh all day.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR DEODORANT AND TRADITIONAL MAINSTREAM DEODORANT?
Our deodorants are 100% natural. They do not contain any artificial fragrance, paragons, alcohol, or aluminium – ingredients commonly found in regular deodorants and antiperspirants. Our deodorants use natural ingredients to kill odour causing bacteria and ensure underarm skin completely fresh all day.

 

 

III. MAGNESIUM OIL SPRAY

 

WHAT IS YOUR MAGNESIUM OIL SPRAY RECOMMENDED FOR?

Our Magnesium Oil is recommended for the following:

  • Aches and pains e.g. shoulder pain and backache, knee pain, etc
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Cramps and spasms
  • Sore and tight muscles
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sports injuries and post exercise
  • Improved circulation
  • Speeds recovery
  • General well-being and healthy energy levels

 WHY DO I NEED MAGNESIUM?

 Magnesium is needed for more than 300 bodily functions and is the most important mineral for creating a healthy body.  Many people have chronic aches and pains, headaches, insomnia, etc, which could be due to lack of magnesium in the body.  Studies have shown that more than 90% of people are magnesium deficient and this affects the metabolism, immunity, blood pressure and other health conditions. 

Unfortunately, we do not get enough magnesium through the food we eat everyday as the soil on which our vegetables are grown is itself magnesium deficient.  Therefore, most people turn to magnesium supplements to increase their level of magnesium.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M MAGNESIUM DEFICIENT?

Unfortunately conventional blood tests don't pick up magnesium deficiency until it is too late.  75% of our Magnesium is stored in our bones and muscles so the remaining 30% is within our blood, as a mineral electrolyte the body will draw magnesium from other sources such as the bones to maintain this amount in the blood, so the ordinary blood tests don't really show deficiency. Hair analysis may show a deficiency however this is costly.

There are however many signs of deficiency which could mean you are deficient. These include lack of energy, aches and pains, restless legs, cramps, insomnia and headaches and migraines. Certain conditions such as stress, physical activity and diabetes, our modern lifestyle including consumption of alcohol and sugary foods will more readily deplete magnesium levels. Many of these conditions respond within minutes of applying magnesium to your body.

The general recommendation daily intake of magnesium is 320mg for women and 400mg for men. Studies have shown that more than 75% of the population has some level of magnesium deficiency and others have shown that certain conditions may in fact response very well to much higher levels of magnesium in our bodies. 

WHY NOT TAKE A TABLET OR POWDER?

Taking magnesium in tablet or powder form is not an ideal way of getting your magnesium levels up. Many say that it only helps a little if at all. Magnesium in tablet form is not well digested meaning you only get around 1/3 of what you take. Many people experience uncomfortable gastric distress from taking magnesium tablets or powders, let alone the extreme bitter taste. 

The only way to overdose on magnesium is to take it internally.  Taking magnesium internally can cause gut distress and the uncomfortable urgency to go to the bathroom. As you become older, this can unfortunately further exacerbate conditions such as IBS and reduce gut health.

 

 

IV. SUKIME SUNSCREEN SPRAY

 

 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MINERAL SUNSCREEN & A CHEMICAL BASED SUNSCREEN?

 There are two types of sunscreens: Chemical & Mineral. Zinc oxide falls under the “mineral” category.

The other active ingredient used in mineral sunscreens is titanium dioxide. These two ingredients are currently the only two active ingredients (for both chemical and mineral sunscreens) that are “proposed to be safe and effective for sunscreen use” according to the FDA.

Why is mineral sunscreen safer than chemical sunscreen? The active ingredients in chemical sunscreen can damage your body as they soak in through your skin. Plus, they can be bad for the sea creatures we love so much!

Oxybenzone — one of the most common active ingredients in chemical sunscreens — is a hormone disruptor, and it contributes to coral reef bleaching when it’s washed off in the ocean.

 

So, mineral sunscreen is the way to go!

And zinc oxide is the best of the two mineral sunscreen active ingredients because it is truly a broad-spectrum blocker. That means it protects you and your family from both UVA and UVB rays.

Titanium dioxide does a good job of keeping UVB rays out, but it’s not as effective when it comes to UVA rays.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NANO & NON-NANO PARTICLES?

Now that we know zinc oxide is the winning ingredient, we need to take it one step further and talk specifically about nano and non-nano particles. This has to do with sunscreen safety not effectiveness.

The concern with these super-small nanoparticles is that they can find their way into your body by penetrating your skin and getting into your bloodstream. And while a nanoparticle will enter your bloodstream, a non-nano particle won’t. For that reason, non-nano is considered safer.

While there’s not enough data to prove this theory, here at Sukime we don’t think it’s worth the risk. Plus, nano-sized particles are so small that they can be ingested by coral reefs, and we don’t want that either.

Having said all of that, we recommend mineral sunscreen made with non-nano particles.

Sukime sunscreens are non-nano. Remember how we mentioned earlier that a non-nano particle is larger than 100 nanometers? Our Sukime’s zinc sunscreen contains particles measuring 700 nanometers — much larger than 100 nanometers.

 WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING A NATURAL MINERAL SUNSCREEN?

All Mineral Sunscreens provide Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection upon application – which is important because both UVA and UVB are known causes of skin cancer. Not all Chemical Sunscreens offer Broad Spectrum protection.

People with allergies and skin sensitivities are often not able to use a chemical sunscreen because of the harsh ingredients contained in them. In addition, many of the chemical sun filters have identified health risks. More information on the health risks of these chemicals can be found on www.EWG.org. Using Sukime mineral sunscreens eliminates or reduces these health risks.
Many people with allergies cannot use a fragranced product. Sukime products are all fragrance free and hypoallergenic.

 WHAT IS SPF? 

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. This is a numerical rating that denotes the extra time a sunscreen product will allow you to stay outside before you start to burn. A higher SPF blocks out more rays. This is used as a measure of the length of time a sunscreen provides protection from the harmful rays of the sun.

 DOES YOUR SUNSCREEN BLOCK OUT ALL HARMFUL SUN RAYS?

A product with an SPF of 15 will filter out approximately 93% of UVB rays; SPF 30 filters out about 97% of UVB rays; SPF 50 filters out about 98%, a very marginal difference from SPF 30. No sunscreen can block 100% of the sun’s rays.

HOW IS SPF CALCULATED?
The Sun Protection Factor of a sunscreen is derived by dividing the time it takes a fair-skinned person to burn with a sunscreen by the time taken to burn without a sunscreen. For example, if you burn without a sunscreen in 10 minutes and burn with a sunscreen in 300 minutes, this is 300/10 = 30. In this case, the sunscreen will have an SPF of 30. In other words, an SPF of 30 would allow you to stay in the sun 30 times longer than you could without this protection.

Important to note, however, is that sunscreen is rarely applied in real life as it is in lab-testing conditions, and it sweats and rubs off, so never assume you are safe for the entire period. Re-applying a high-factor sunscreen every two hours is recommended.

IS A HIGHER SPF BETTER FOR YOU?
Not once you hit the upper limit. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends choosing a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, but notes that thereafter you get sharply diminishing returns. 

WHAT ARE UVA & UVB?
UVA refers to ultraviolet radiation with wavelengths between 320 and 400 nm, comprising over 99% of such radiation that reaches the surface of the earth. UVA enhances the harmful effects of UVB.

UVB refers to ultraviolet radiation with wavelengths between 290 and 320 nm, comprising less than 1% of the ultraviolet radiation that reaches the earth’s surface. UVB causes sunburn and a number of damaging photochemical changes within cells, including damage to DNA, leading to premature ageing of the skin, pre-malignant and malignant changes and a variety of photosensitivity reactions.

DOES SPF ONLY APPY TO UVB?
Yes. There is no SPF equivalent for UVA. You can, however, look for additional ingredients in your sunscreen to protect you from UVA – such as zinc oxide (a key ingredient in LITTLE URCHIN sunscreen) and titanium dioxide – but there is no standard measurement for how long these ingredients will keep you protected.

WHO IS YOUR SUNSCREEN SUITABLE FOR?

Suitable for all skin types, of all ages. We get feedback from people with sensitive skin who normally react badly to chemical sun creams that they can use Shade™ without any reaction and it soothes their skin. People with oily skin have found it to be fine for them also - zinc oxide is naturally astringent and so will help to dry out any excess oils. 

WHY DOES IT COME INSIDE A BOTTLE AND NOT A TUBE LIKE NORMAL?

Firstly, it's not plastic, and we hate plastic. So much plastic waste is found discarded on our shorelines it's shameful. Secondly, it can be reused for anything you want it to be reused for, thirdly, you can use up every last bit of its contents because you can easily get at it - even if it's not sunny, if the expiration date is looming, and there's no sun in sight, just use up the cream for its wonderful moisturising properties. It's great for a face lotion &  also an excellent aftersun. Lastly, if you can't find any further use for the bottle you can recycle it.

IS SUKIME SUNSCREEN REEF FRIENDLY?

Sukime sunscreens do not contain any of the ingredients shown to harm coral. Not only do we not use any of the harmful ingredients on the HEL LIST

The main active ingredient in each of our sunscreens is the mineral zinc oxide, and we do not use nano sized zinc. This has been used in skin care for thousands of years and is the same ingredient used in diaper creams, calamine lotion, and toothpastes. It is a powdered mineral that does not dissolve in seawater and because our zinc oxide is has a large particle size it rapidly settles to the seafloor and becomes part of the sediment. 

The inactive ingredients of our water resistant sunscreens (making up 77-88%) are USDA organic plant oils, vitamin E, and other ingredients that are sustainably sourced from plants, minerals, or are a product of fermentation, and safe for any environment or ecosystem.

The Haereticus Environmental Laboratory researches the effects of sunscreens and other personal care ingredients on coral reefs and on other ecosystems and wildlife. Their HEL LIST is a list of personal care and sunscreen ingredients that are known environmental pollutants and threaten ecosystem health. This list includes:

Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Octocrylene, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor, Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), Parabens, Triclosan, Microplastic spheres or beads., Nanoparticles including of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

 

V. MORINGA OIL SPRAY

 WHAT IS MORINGA OIL GOOD FOR?

Moringa Oil for face

  • Moringa oil, because of its high level of oleic acid (a key essential fatty acid) makes a superior emollient, that is to say, it pacifies dry skin. It can also help irritated skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
  • Acne – Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, moringa seed oil can be used as a spot treatment for acne. It is best used with a drop or two of tea tree oil, which also has powerful antimicrobial properties.
  • Anti-Ageing – Regular application of moringa oil reduces the striking appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin It can be combined with an astringent product like aloe vera or witch hazel to make saggy skin taut.

 

Moringa oil for body

  • Moringa oil can be applied on scars left behind by wounds, scrapes, bruises and burns. Moringa oil mixed with tamanu oil for example is a powerful scar diminishing formula. 
  • Moringa oil makes a nice rheumatic oil. It can be applied to sore, painful joints directly or as an oil pack. It is said to be effective at reducing swelling and inflammation that cause painful joints. 
  • Moringa oil is one of the best natural perfume base of all oils. Moringa oil was preferred by people of ancient civilisations as a base for perfumes as it is adept at absorbing the aroma of essential oils and other fragrant compounds.   

Moringa oil for hair

  • Moringa oil is just as good for the hair as it is for the skin. It strengthens the hair roots and can help with hair loss. Because it is light you are less likely to be left with the greasy feel you might get with other oils.
  • Moringa oil is a powerful hair conditioner. As a conditioner it can leave hair manageable and easy to comb. It adds a gloss to the hair, making it look strong and healthy. Moringa oil also strengthens the roots and as such can help with hair loss. It nourishes weak, damaged hair and reduces its lifelessness.  It can be used as a hot oil conditioner to deal with nearly any hair related problem. A hot oil treatment leaves the hair well moisturized, the hair roots nourished, dandruff washed out and much less irritation to the scalp. 
  • Moringa oil is most suitable for clean, dry hair that is wavy, curly, coily, thick or chemically/heat processed. There are several reasons why your hair type might change over time, over processing, lifestyle and diet change, hormonal changes or aging. For example, grey hair can be drier and more course than the other hair on your head. Some hydration may be of use in such cases. Different textures can exist on one head!

 

WHERE DOES YOUR MORINGA OIL COME FROM?

Moringa oil comes from the seeds of the Moringa Oleifera tree. The Moringa Oleifera tree grows right here in our “backyard” of Indonesia!

 

WHY COLD PRESSED OVER REFINED MORINGA SEED OIL?

Moringa oil can be extracted by the cold-pressed method, using a solvent or heating the pulp from moringa seeds at high temperature. With the latter method, temperatures of up to 230 degrees centigrade can alter the properties of the molecules in the oil and strip it of much of its nutritional value. Cold pressing the seeds to produce the oil retains the nutritional value and leaves the beneficiary composition unaltered. This also means that the oil doesn’t contain harmful solvents.

For this reason, refined moringa oil can not pack as powerful a punch as raw cold-pressed moringa oil. SUKIME is proud to bring you cold-pressed moringa oil of the highest quality.

HOW DO I USE MORINGA SEED OIL FOR MY FACE?

Moringa oil makes a fantastic face oil, leaving you with soft, supple skin and helping to fight fine lines and skin discolouration such as age spots. Its antioxidant properties make it superior at fighting free radicals, protecting your face from daily pollutive elements. It can be used with all skin types but is most suitable for normal or combination to dry skin types and sensitive skin due to anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

Directions:

Ensuring your face and your hands are clean, use a drop or 2 on each of the first and middle fingers of one hand and rub your hands together. Don't overdo it! Although moringa oil is fast-absorbing, it is better to apply too little and re-apply than to smother your face with oil. Start with the under eyes – the oil contains anti-inflammatory flavonoids so great for combatting puffiness. and work upwards and outwards on the forehead and cover your eyelids (being careful not to get any into your eyes). Next work upwards and outwards on the cheeks, followed by the jawline and the chin.

Use only at night if your skin is on the oily side, night time is best for skin regeneration. Use morning and night for normal to dry skin and drier skins may benefit from reapplication during the day as well, but only on a clean face and with clean fingers.

 

IS MORINGA SEED OIL COMEDOGENIC? WILL IT GIVE ME PIMPLES?

Comedogenic oils tend to block the pores of the skin, causing pimples and blackheads. Moringa oil is a lightweight oil that is easily absorbed and will not clog the pores of most people. Moringa oil is known in some parts of the world as ben oil, (known for its moisturising and emollient properties) due to the high level of behenic acid that it contains. Behenic acid is a long chain fatty acid that is non-comedogenic. As a comparison, it has a lighter comedogenic profile than oils like coconut or olive oil.

Bear in mind however that everyone is unique and what works for you may not work as well for your friend. There are also many other factors to consider in the clogging of pores, including genetics, lifestyle, the food you eat, water intake and the environment.

IS SUKIME MORINGA SEED OIL GOOD FOR MY STRETCH MARKS?

Yes it is! With regular, gentle exfoliation moringa oil can minimise the appearance of stretch marks. Stretchmarks occur naturally and can be difficult to get rid of. Increasing your skin's elasticity can help to prevent these marks. Moringa is high in antioxidants such as vitamins C, E and flavonoids, which all contribute to supporting the formation of collagen and elastin that improve the skins flexibility, improve the tension of the skin and promote wound healing. They also work to improve the overall skin appearance, softness and even the skin tone. 

DOES MORINGA SEED OIL GO RANCID?

Moringa oil is a stable dry oil with a long shelf life. It is often used to extend the shelf life of other oils and of food. However, you should keep it in a cool place and away from direct sunlight to keep from altering its beneficial composition in any way.

DOES MORINGA SEED OIL SOLIDIFY?

Moringa oil can be partially solid at room temperature but this will take the form of a slightly cloudy appearance as opposed to forming a solid mass like coconut oil.

 

 

 

VI. THE SUKIME SHAMPOO BAR

 

WHAT IS A SHAMPOO BAR?

Yes, this is the most common question we get from newbies to the shampoo bar world! While 95% of shampoos are in liquid form, these shampoos come in bar form - not unlike a bar of soap. We took all the ingredients that cleanse and benefit your hair and scalp, removed the water and made them into concentrated bars of ingredients. These solid-form cleansers do everything a liquid shampoo can do - cleanse, add volume and sheen, protect, add moisture - but require less complex packaging (an environmental win!).

HOW DO SHAMPOO BARS WORK?

Our shampoo bars are super concentrated bars of plant based ingredients that become activated when mixed with water in your shower or bath. When the bars make contact with water, they lather up and that lather can be worked through your hair like regular shampoo to cleanse without stripping your hair and scalp.

DO SHAMPOO BARS WORK AS WELL AS LIQUID SHAMPOO?

Yes. Even better Our shampoo bars cleanse the hair using only natural ingredients - gently removing dirt and impurities without stripping the hair of its natural oils.

DO ALL SHAMPOO BARS WORK THE SAME?

No, absolutely not. There are plenty of non-organic shampoo bars on the market posing as good for you that are chock full of SLS, parabens and other harmful detergents and synthetic chemicals. Buyer beware - and be sure to read the labels.

DO YOUR SHAMPOO BARS LATHER?

Although it’s true that foamy lather is not necessary for cleaning your hair, most people seem to prefer that a shampoo has lots of lather. Our bars produce a super rich lather with loads of fluffy bubbles to naturally clean and condition your scalp, leaving hair soft, shiny, clean and, most of all, healthy.

HOW DO I USE A SHAMPOO BAR? 

Stroke the solid shampoo down your hair a few times to lather it up, or rub the bar between your hands to create a lather. Gently massage it into the scalp and hair, as you would with a liquid shampoo. Be sure to rinse out with warm to hot water and rinse well.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY HAIR TO ADJUST TO A NATURAL SHAMPOO?

Depending on how often you wash your hair, it takes about 2 to 4 weeks, sometimes even longer, before you are used to the new way of washing. Give the hair some two to four weeks to get used to this new way of washing. You may not be immediately satisfied if you are going to wash your hair with hair soap. This is because your hair and scalp first have to get used to the fact that you no longer use chemical products and need the time to recover. After a few washes, the hair may feel a bit greasy. If you have been washing a bit longer with solid shampoo, you will start to notice that your hair will get more volume. And your hair is wonderfully soft.

WILL I EXPERIENCE A “TRANSITION” PERIOD IF i’VE BEEN USING NORMAL STORE BOUGHT SHAMPOO?

Only a percentage of shampoo bar users experience a true “transition". The honest truth is, you won’t know until you try. The transition time is how long it takes for your hair & scalp to detox from chemicals and begin to self-regulate on a natural cycle. Typical symptoms  include a waxy texture and/or a greasy/heavy feel to the hair. Never fear - this is only TEMPORARY and it’s a great sign that your hair is on its way to a healthier, more balanced state! 

During the transition period, your hair and scalp are beginning to recover from the un-natural and unbalanced cleansing of traditional detergent based shampoos. Traditional "mainstream" shampoos contain surfactants in the form of detergent based cleansers that severely strip the hair and scalp of its natural sebum. Sure, they clean away dirt and bad oil, but they wash away all the GOOD oil too! That's why most people feel they can't live without conditioner - because the shampoo they are using has stripped the hair of all it's natural, nourishing oils. Shampoo bars, on the other hand, are made using a traditional natural soapmaking method - which results in gentle cleansing properties (free of detergent surfactants) that wash away dirt and impurities without stripping the hair of its natural oils.  

HOW MANY WASHES CAN I GET FROM A SHAMPOO BAR?

This is difficult to answer as it depends on how long and thick the hair is, how often the hair is washed and conditioned, how the bars are stored, how many people are using the bars, etc.

Remember that our shampoo bars are totally concentrated shampoo, with minimal water content. With proper use and care they should last for a loooong time. With the water removed, these concentrated shampoo bars can do the job of 2 to 3 regular bottles of commercial liquid shampoo and there is no plastic bottle to throw away afterward. 

SHAMPOO BAR USE SUGGESTIONS:

  • Keep them dry between uses
  • Don't let your shampoo bar sit in a puddle of water
  • Allow shampoo and conditioner bar plenty of fresh air to dry between uses
  • If your bar ever gets waterlogged and becomes gooey, simply set it on a draining soap dish for a few days and let it dry out thoroughly

DO I NEED TO USE AN APPLE CIDER VINEGAR RINSE AFTER USING SHAMPOO BARS?

You shouldn’t need to do an apple cider vinegar rinse after shampooing, as our bars have pH levels similar to that of the hair (between 5 and 5.5). However if you feel you have residue or your locks benefit from an ACV rinse, by all means!

DOES A SHAMPOO BAR DRY OUT MY HAIR?

No, our bars are full of moisturizing oils and butters that prevent the bars from stripping your hair and leaving it dried out and unhappy.

DO I NEED TO USE CONDITIONER?

You can use a conditioner if you want to, however one of the benefits from using a shampoo bar is it won’t extract all the natural oils from the hair which a bottle of shampoo does, due to them having petroleum products. This means your scalp won’t require a moisturising conditioner. Your hair is also less likely to be tangled when using a bar, so you may have less need for a conditioner for this purpose.

CAN I USE YOUR SHAMPOO BARS ON MY COLOUR TREATED HAIR?

Yes, in fact most people find shampoo bars are significantly better for colour treated hair compared to traditional shampoo bottles. Our shampoo bars are free of sulfates and detergents, so that's a great benefit for colour-treated hair. Washing only once or twice a week will definitely help your hair retain colour (regardless of what shampoo you are using), as well as refraining from heat tool exposure and UV rays as much as possible. 

 

ARE YOUR BARS SAFE FOR CHILDREN?

Yes I recommend using our bars for children hair and body. Of course be careful of the eyes it will sting so rinse well with water if this happens. So-called “tear-free” baby shampoo will have the same effect on the eyes (they will irritate them!), but contains a synthetic numbing agent to mask the stinging.

DO SHAMPOO BARS STING EYES?

Our shampoos can cause a burning sensation if you get them in your eyes. It can be irritating if it happens, so please always keep your eyes closed when using any shampoo on your hair and head. 

WILL THE TYPE OF WATER AFFECT MY USE OF SHAMPOO BARS AND MY HAIR CARE ROUTINE?

Hard, chlorinated, mineralized and fluoridated water may all affect the outcome of your shampoo and conditioning routine.

Make sure you are using salt free water (showers in some islands around Bali use ocean water for their bathrooms).


WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF A SHAMPOO BAR?

While we recommend using the bars within a year of purchase, they will, in fact, last longer than this. Our shampoo bars and solid conditioners will stay fresher if stored in a cool dry place. Should you have bars that are over a few years old, they will still be usable and perform well, but they may lose their scent and change colour.  

WHAT IS COLD-PRESSED?

Our natural soaps are handmade according to the cold process method. This way of making soap means that you mix vegetable oils and butters with lye. Lye is a mixture of water with NaOH (sodium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide). The oils, butters and lye start the saponification process. Nothing remains of the lye after the saponification process and the drying period of the soap (and is therefore not on the ingredient list). And natural glycerin is created through the saponification process. This naturally occurs in every piece of cold process soap.The end result: a nice bar of soap, a fantastic cleaning product!

How Is A Shampoo Bar Better For The Environment?

Let’s start with plastic usage, something which has gripped the media due to the disgustingly large amount put into the sea every year and clogging up our planet. Beyond this, the saved space means the carbon footprint is heavily reduced. Think of it this way, if a van was holding a full truck of shampoo bars, you would need 15 vans to hold the same quantity of shampoo bottles, therefore this compact design offers an added environmental benefit not often considered. 

 

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