This charcoal bar is grounding and whole. The woodsy blend of essential oils envelopes you much like walking through a dense forest. Activated charcoal has unparalleled benefits for healing skin and stimulating growth. Crushed sesame seeds are packed within this bar to exfoliate dead skin cells and renew your skin.
- Handmade in Portland, Oregon
- Safe for face and whole body
- Vegan and Palm-Free
- Essential Oils (steam distilled)
- Hinoki, cedarwood, and frankincense
- Clays and Exfoliants
- Activated charcoal and black sesame seed
- Saponified Oils
- Coconut, shea butter, olive, rice bran, sweet almond, and castor
This soap is made and shaved by hand, so each bar may have slight imperfections and inconsistencies. Each bar is safe for your hands and body. For best use and longevity, use a soap dish with water drainage. Lather and enjoy!
The first time Anna Mae read "The Natural Soap Book" by Susan Miller Cavitch, she was sitting in bed with her head packed with gauze. Earlier that day, she had her wisdom teeth removed and during her recovery she knew she needed some reading material. The book walked her through all the complex layers of making cold-process soap and as she read the last page she thought, "challenge accepted."
She began researching, watching YouTube, and read a few more books. She went all in as she tends to do when something sparks her attention and tugs at her creative strings. After six months of saving, planning and prepping she made her first batch right in her kitchen. The worst part was waiting 4 weeks for her bars to cure but once she pulled them out of their molds and held them in her hands, she fell in love.
While soap making has been the most challenging process for Anna, it's been the most beautiful and rewarding. She's learned how to change the color of her bars using natural clays, how to make more or less bubbles for optimal lather, and integrate different essential oils to promote energy or rest. Through soap making she has experienced the impact of creating a dynamic masterpiece that is actually functional for every day life. She cares deeply about these bars and makes each with intention and heart in her small batch studio in Portland, OR.
Anna also thoughtfully sources each of her ingredients in her commitment to make a bar that is thoroughly sustainable and safe for everyday cleansing. Her integration of exfoliation featured on the underside of our soap allows for versatility and compliments the diverse needs embedded within our skin.