I’m in love with this Garden in a Bar. It can be used on your face and body. I started with annatto seed infused olive oil along with some other rich oils. Annatto seed is used in the food world. You’ve seen it as the coloring of cheddar cheese or maybe in achiote paste. It gives a wonderful yellow color to the soap.
I also used tamanu oil, made from the tamanu nut and used in many products to keep your skin and hair looking and feeling young. Instead of water, I used aloe vera juice. I also added carrot powder, orange peel powder, pumpkin seed powder and rosehips powder. These are loaded with vitamins and nutrients. Finally, I scented the soap with orange essential oil and carrot seed oil. Yum! So Garden in a Bar seemed like a perfect name for this beautiful handcrafted soap.
What’s the difference?
Some women have told me that my soap is the only one they’ll ever use on their face. That doesn’t surprise me. Most soap you buy is made with detergent, not with oils and butters. It’s the same reason that so many of my customers say that they don’t need to put lotion on right after they wash their hands or take a shower. That’s because I ‘superfat’ my soap to include extra oil and butter after the saponification process has occurred that turned it into soap. And this bar has extra ingredients to make it an even better bar for your face as well as your body.
These are beautiful carmel-colored, handcrafted bars. The large flat bars weigh between 4.5 and 5.5 ounces, and the vertical bars weigh between 3.5 and 4.5 ounces.
After washing your face and rinsing with hot water, I love to apply a bit of either About Face or Sensualeyes to moisture areas under the eyes, between brows, to the sides of the mouth, neck area, decolletage, and the backs of my hands. They do an amazing job of keeping these areas supple and moisturized! And if you’re over 40, Tranquility Luxury Facial and Body Bar is the one I would recommend for cleansing.
One thing you should know about my handcrafted soaps is that you should never leave them sitting in water. This will dissolve all those precious ingredients in no time. By the same token, don’t leave the soap sitting in the shower stream where it’s being hit by water. Same deal. Probably best to put it them on a rack so the air can circulate around it. And we sell soap dishes here.
Garden in a Bar ingredients
It’s a good idea to test a patch of skin to test to any allergic reaction. If a reaction occurs, please discontinue use and/or consult a doctor. Listing all the ingredients is the best way to insure you have the information you need in case of an allergic reaction. We are not responsible for any adverse reaction you may experience.
Ingredients: Aloe Vera Juice, Annatto Seed Infused Olive Oil (Olea Europaea)*, Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera)*, Palm Oil (Elaeis Guineensis), Sodium Hydroxide, Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa), Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum Inophyllum), Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis), Carrot Powder, Orange Peel Powder, Pumpkin Seed Powder, Rosehips Powder, Orange Essential Oil, and Carrot Seed Oil. *Organic