Scented with: Fir Needle and Peppermint Essential Oil
Longlasting - Skinloving - Ecofriendly
This description about Neem Oil is copied from my suppliers webpage - (Beautiquip):
"Neem Oil Virgin Organic
Apart from that Neem oil is an amazing product as an insect repellant/pesticide and fertilizer it also has amazing qualities beneficial to the skin.
Neem Oil is used in skin care because it’s loaded with nutrients. Neem contains extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants that help to protect the skin from environmental damage. Neem also contains carotenoids (similar to carotene) which provide high antioxidant compounds that help defend the skin against age-promoting free radicals.
Neem Oil is ideal for acne-prone skin because it can help to soothe irritation and inflammation, clear up pimples and remove bacteria from the surface of the skin that can cause more break-outs. The high fatty-acid content in Neem Oil is said to prevent and treat scars from acne and is non-comedogenic. Its leaves are also an excellent exfoliant that can be used in a facial masque to pull out impurities and tighten pores.
Since Neem is especially high in important fatty acids and vitamin E and can quickly penetrate outer layers of skin, it is extremely effective in healing dry and damaged skin. Its strong antiseptic properties will also help to keep bacteria and secondary skin infections at bay.
Neem oil is a safe way to remove head lice. Other chemical products to remove lice can lead to several undesired effects on the scalp. Leave the neem oil overnight and then comb with a nit comb to remove lice. Neem oil does not have any adverse effects and there has been no allergic reaction to neem. "
For this soap we used Neem Oil at 15%.Soap ingredients:
Saponified oils: (Saponified oils: Organic Tallow, Organic Olive, Organic Neem Seed, Organic Coconut, Unrefined Shea Butter, Organic Castor). Water, Glycerine, Essential oil, Sugar, Citric Acid
Essential Oils: Fir Needle and Peppermint Essential Oil
*Please note that I don't put any extra glycerine into the soap - this is just the glycerine that is created naturally during the soap making process.
According to NZ labelling rules the final ingredients of a product have to be listed.
For this soap we used organically grown (not certified) sheep tallow from a farm here in the Marlborough Sounds.
The Shea butter is the yellow, unrefined
(description from my suppliers - Pure Nature - webpage:
"Our Ghanaian, unrefined Shea is a heavenly creamy, soft and silky Shea that is hand-made in rural Ghana. Made the traditional way, the crushed Shea nuts are roasted over an open fire so the finished butter has a mild smokey smell.
Yellow Shea gets its colour from the addition of the bark from the Borututu plant
(Cochlospermum angolensis) which is added during the boiling stage. Borututu is used in traditional medicine and has been shown to have antioxidant properties."