Who should use this product?
Love to b’s natural Lavender and Patchouli soap is super mild and cured for a long time to ensure it is suitable for sensitive skin.
How is this product made?
We use a traditional way of soap-making called ‘cold process’, a method that has remained essentially unchanged for thousands of years. Firstly, hard oils and butters are gently melted and mixed with the soft liquid oils. Natural colours and botanicals are added at this point which gives each soap its unique, Love to b style. A lye solution (derived from sea water) is mixed in with the oils resulting in a gradual thickening of the mixture. This process is called saponification which completely neutralises the lye.
The mixture is poured into moulds and hardens over a couple of days until it is ready to be unmoulded, hand-cut and placed on a rack in our humidity controlled curing room. After one week, soaps are stamped with the Love to b logo and bevelled to make them easier to hold in your hand. Soaps are turned frequently to ensure that they stay the correct shape and dry in a uniform way.
Shea butter: Shea butter is packed with vitamins and fatty acids. Because of this it is an excellent skin moisturiser. It adds moisture without feeling oily or greasy on the skin. Also, it has amazing healing and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Cocoa butter: Cocoa butter hydrates and moisturises while using its many antioxidants to fight off the signs of aging. It is thought to have healing properties and calms redness and irritation. It also smells wonderfully chocolaty!
Castor oil: Castor oil is highly moisturising and promotes overall skin health. As well as this, it has powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties making it a good choice for those with acne.
Lavender: Lavender is an essential oil that needs no introduction. An intensely relaxing and soothing essential oil. Naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, lavender is the ideal choice for those with sensitive skin.
Patchouli: Patchouli essential oil has a woody, sweet and slightly spicy scent. It lifts the mood and eases stress and anxiety. It is a fantastic essential oil for extremely dry skin. Additionally, it has been proven to reduce the progression of aging.
Natural Botanical Colours
Alkanet root: We use powdered alkanet root to give this soap its signature mauve swirls.
How to use this product
Rub our natural Lavender and Patchouli soap between your hands or onto a shower scrunchie to create a bubbly lather. Rinse well with fresh clean water. For your bar to last as long as possible, we recommend keeping it dry between uses. You can do this by using a slatted soap dish or by standing it up on its end.
We sell a beautiful bamboo soap dish that is designed to keep your soap dry and allow it to last for much longer.
When your soap gets too small, don’t throw it away! Why not use one of our exfoliating sisal soap bags to collect the pieces and make your soap last even longer.
The Love to b Promise
-We don’t test on animals here at Love to b, and never will. Therefore, all our products are personally tested by our friends and family before being taken to market.
-We say NO to palm oil. We’re keen to protect the endangered species that call our world’s rainforests home.
-Everything we make is 100% vegan. We rely on plant power to enrich and nourish your skin.
-Love to b continues to make conscientious plastic free choices where possible when it comes to our packaging because we like to be eco-friendly here!
-Each product is lovingly handmade in our Hampshire based skincare kitchen.
Beautifully packaged in a cardboard box. Want it naked instead? Just leave a note when you place your order.