What's on the curing rack: Salt Bars

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Currently on the curing rack is our moisturizing Salt Bar/Spa Bar

Offering two scents:

Fresh n CleanTop notes-icy Ozone, Orange Zest, Bergamot. Middle notes: Sheer Jasmine, exotic Tiare Flower, Rose and delicate Orchid, Cotton Blooms and White Eucalyptus. Base notes: Cedar Wood and White Musk finish off this clean scent.

 Not leaving out the fellas! 

Havanna: Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Orange
Mid Notes: Cognac, Nutmeg, Crushed Tobacco Leaves
Base Notes: White Woods, Patchouli and musk

What is a salt bar?  It is the combination of our cold processed soap with 50-100% sea salt added.  The addition of salt produces a hard marble - like bar.  You might hear other makers refer to the bar as almost alabaster like. 

Where does sea salt come from?

Produced by the process of evaporation of salt water, sea salt includes little processing as in say table salt which is iodized, bleached, and diluted.  As a result sea salt is able to retain it's minerals and moisture. Speaking of minerals, did you know that sea salt has tons of minerals at least 80 which includes: magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, bromide, chloride, iron and copper. 

Why make a salt bar? Sea salt acts as an astringent, it's purifying and is known to be good for acne prone skin.  We use sea salt in our salt bars including Hawaiian Black Lava Salt which is just a dramatic name for sea salt with activated charcoal (sounds more exotic though) and Pink Himalayan Sea Salt. You may wonder well sea salt is great but dead sea salt is amazing!  Why not use that instead?  Dead sea salt is amazing which is why hundreds of people travel to the Dead Sea to sit in the water and the mud.  But dead sea salt has an even higher mineral content which would make a much softer and weepy bar.  You really don't want to bathe with a weepy salt bar especially if you just shaved...ouch! 

What makes our salt bars so special is that it not only is it include sea salts but the recipe is a combination of butters drizzled in coconut milk which in turn will provide you with a creamy fluffy lather. 

How do you use a salt bar?  There are several ways that you can use the bar:

 1. You can apply it directly to your skin but please use wisely. You can use it directly on your knees, elbows, feet, legs, arms and ankles. 

2.  Using your hands or wash rag and make a lather and apply it to the areas you would like to address such as your face. 

3.  Lastly, some people just let the bar sit in the water a bit just to get the benefit of the minerals in the bath water.  If you do that, leave it in the water for a couple minutes...not the duration of the bath. 

When will the salt bar be ready for purchase?  This batch of salt bars was made in March.  I like to allow the bar to cure between 4-6 months prior to purchase to ensure that you are getting the mildest version of it as possible.  It actually is ready for use around the 4-6 week mark just like a regular bar of soap...but its about the care and concern of your skin...right?  So 4-6 months it is.  The soap will be available during the summer release. 

This is a great soap to have in your collection and I can't wait!  I hope you give it a try.





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