Introducing Our Soaps, Part One
As you’ll already know if you’re a keen reader of our blog, we announced in some very exciting news in this post last week that we’re launching a brand-new collection of handmade, cold-process natural soaps. We’re delighted with the response to the news so far; it seems that many of you have been looking for beautiful, gentle and natural soaps like ours for some time, so we’re very pleased to be bringing you the perfect products for your natural beauty regime!
The six soaps in our collection are all completely vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, and made without the use of palm oil, preservatives, hardening agents or sodium lauryl sulphates. They don’t make a frothy, stripping and drying lather like your high-street soaps do, instead whipping up a silky, dense cream that’s extra-hydrating and deep cleansing, with great razor slip too.
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be introducing you to our beautiful soaps two by two, so that you can get to know them and their magical properties for yourself, and choose the soaps that work best for you and your family’s needs. We like to think we’ve got something for everyone!
First up is one of the most exciting soaps we think we’ve ever seen – and it’s sure to cause a stir when guests visit your bathroom! Jet black and studded with pink Himalayan salt crystals, our Activated Charcoal, Tea Tree and Lemongrass Soap is as visually stunning as it is effective.
Enhanced with activated charcoal and bentonite clay, this soap offers a detoxifying cleansing experience, by drawing out impurities from deep within the pores. Much like our popular Charcoal Konjac Sponge, the charcoal is drawn to impurities in the skin, making it incredibly effective at clarifying congested pores.
This soap is made with a base of olive oil, coconut oil, rapeseed oil, castor oil, coconut milk and kaolin clay, blended with activated charcoal and bentonite clay and finished with a sprinkling of pink Himalayan salt. The soap is naturally scented with tea tree and lemongrass essential oils, for a fresh scent and an invigorating cleanse.
The KOHA Beauty Activated Charcoal soap is gentle enough to be used on face and body, and is great for oily or acne-prone complexions, as it purifies the skin and absorbs excess oil. You can use the soap once a day (we think in the evening is best, to really decongest your pores) to mattify and deep-cleanse your complexion, and although our soaps are large in size, you can cut them to travel size so that your skin never has to go without.
Second in our soap introduction series, we’re delighted to bring you one of the most beautiful soaps in the collection (who are we kidding, we say this about every one of them!) – the Shea Butter, Kaolin Clay and Ylang Ylang soap. It’s a luxe creamy soap in both colour and texture, scattered with vibrant blue cornflower petals for a fabulously floral finish.
Enriched with nourishing shea butter, a renowned skin superfood, we like to think that this soap is dry skin’s best friend. Shea butter has skin-penetrative properties and is deeply moisturising, so it doubles up on nourishment for extra-soft and smooth skin. Kaolin clay makes this soap incredibly silky, meaning it’s great for use in the shower (you can even use it as a natural alternative to shaving cream), and the essential oils blend of sweet orange, cedarwood and ylang ylang gives the soap an intoxicating yet calming scent, making it perfect for use in the evening before you wind down to sleep.
The soap’s satin formula has a rich base of olive oil, coconut oil, rapeseed oil, castor oil and coconut milk alongside shea butter and kaolin clay. We think it’s perfect as a weekly treat for hydrating and calming dry, parched complexions, but it’s best used as a soap for your body, to nourish the skin all over without giving you the dry, tight feeling that some shower gels or soaps can bring. Naturally luxurious and extra-gentle for your skin, our Shea Butter soap is perfect for use on the whole family.
We’re proud to say that our soaps are 100% natural, and we’ve worked very hard to colour and scent them with clays and botanicals, to give naturally-occurring colours and fragrances that change delicately over time. The formula is extra-soft as it contains no hardening agents, so all you need to remember is to pop your soap on a slotted soap dish to drain and dry after each use.
Our soaps are packaged in 100% plastic-free and completely recyclable cardboard sleeves, making them totally ethical, recyclable and sustainable.
Next up in our weekly soap series, we’ll be talking you through two more of our fabulous soaps, featuring incredible natural ingredients such as green clay, dead sea mud, turmeric and poppy seeds – we can’t wait to share more details with you. In the meantime, if you’ve already purchased some of the KOHA Beauty soaps collection, please do let us know how you’re getting on, we love hearing your feedback!
To find out more about our KOHA Beauty soaps, visit our SHOP!