Spearmint Basil and Clove Exfoliating Natural Soap with Coconut Shell 150g
Our Spearmint, Basil and Clove Exfoliating Natural Soap is traditionally made with 100% coconut oil and uses our Extra Virgin Fair Trade Organic Raw Coconut Oil.
It includes crushed coconut shell to naturally exfoliate and we’ve chosen this particular blend of organic, pure essential oils for their refreshing scent.
Like all of our Soaps, this lathers really easily when rubbed between wet hands and can be used on the body as often as required. As with all soaps, avoid contact with eyes and if you should get some in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with clean water.
As well as being Fair Trade, our Soap range is produced in the UK, by a company originally set up to provide employment and opportunity in an otherwise deprived area.
Many soaps list palm oil in their ingredients but we choose not to use it in ours, even sustainable palm oil, due to its negative impact on the environment, habitat, animals and eco-systems.
There’s hardly a day goes by without reading in the press about deforestation for palm oil production and the fact that the very existence of orangutans is threatened because of this. We're proud to confirm that no palm oil is used in our range of Natural Soaps.
How Soap is Made
The traditional way of making soap is by saponification – a chemical reaction between two natural ingredients: a fat (coconut oil) and a strong alkali (such as sodium hydroxide).
This ancient and original way of producing soap is exactly how Lucy Bee Soap is made. We use sustainable, natural ingredients rather than petroleum and synthetic and artificial ingredients, which is the way many beauty and cleansing bars are created.
The process involved in making our Soap is as follows:
Coconut oil is mixed with sodium hydroxide, an alkali, during a process known as saponification which creates a stable soap base to form into pellet shapes, called soap noodles.
The pure, organic, essential oils and crushed coconut shell are added, where applicable and mixed into the soap noodles.
The soap noodles pass through a machine to form one continuous block, which is then cut into smaller, individual soap bars.
Our logo is stamped into each bar and then checked to make sure each bar is perfect.
The individual bars are now wrapped in recyclable flow wrap, to keep each bar fresh, before being placed into its own recyclable, biodegradable box, ready for you to choose.
Lucy Bee Soap is Free From:
Palm oil – has environmental issues and adversely affects local livelihoods
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) – man-made and can strip skin of its natural oils
Artificial fragrances – derived from products which can be potentially harmful to health
Preservatives – have been linked to health problems
Petroleum – can be carcinogenic
To protect the unique formulation of our soaps and to prolong the scent of the essential oils (where applicable), these need to be wrapped in a plastic sachet, which we then pack in an FSC recyclable card carton.
Soaps are normally made from palm oil and a soap made wholly from coconut oil, as ours is, is uncommon.
With its better foaming and lathering qualities than soaps made with palm oil, this unique formula means the soap can sweat, which presents something of a challenge to us in storing it, hence the use of flow wrap.
We realise that this is not ideal and assure you that the packaging weight is minimised, and the material is recyclable.
We continue to investigate for suitable alternatives and, if found, we will look to replace this with a biodegradable solution.
The FSC card carton is recyclable, compostable and biodegradable.
Being made of coconut oil, will this soap clog the drains?
Our Soap manufacturer confirms, “The coconut oil in the soaps will not clog drains as it is carried away by the soap suds in rinsing.