Why buy handmade soap or natural skin care products? Many soaps with beautiful packaging in your local supermarket are not real soaps at all, they are detergents that dry out our skin. Those soaps may be at a cheaper cost but are not healthy for us or safe for our environment. If you were to take the time to read the labels on the bar you are intending to buy, you will read a whole host of ingredients that you wouldn’t be able to understand or pronounce. You'd have to do your research on each and every ingredient if you really want to know what you're putting on your skin. These ingredients are chemical based agents and preservatives that are absorbed into our bodies through our skin and are dangerous for us. Preservatives are used to keep products from decaying or going bad but overall it is not good for our skin. The harsh chemicals and additives that they add in the bars are toxic and can cause serious health problems for us in the long run. We assure you that our handmade soap bars are 100% safe free from detergents, petrochemicals, fillers, animal fat, and phosphates. This is why we strive to make sure we add natural soap ingredients instead of detergents, chemicals, or fragrances as these are not beneficial for your health.
Our natural soaps are made with a luxurious mix and form of pure olive oil, organic coconut oil, sustainable palm oils, raw shea butters, and castor oils along with other quality luxury oils. We also do not remove the natural glycerin like other commercial soap companies do. Manufacturers remove this glycerin from the bars to sell separately to make big profits. Glycerin is an emollient that our skin needs to soften and moisturize. It works by forming an oiled layer on the top of our skin to trap water into the skin. If glycerin is removed from the bar, it will dry out our skin which can cause more parched skin irritation.
We enjoy offering herbal handmade soaps and organic products because they are natural anti oxidations, bactericides, and anti microbial extracts known to aid in adding glorious benefits for your skin. Herbs, plants and essentials oils such as roses, cinnamon, clove, lavender, tea tree, lemongrass, basil, rosemary, chamomile, peppermint and calendula are to name a few. When used regularly, many of these herbs and essential oils can prevent a host of skin infections from even resurfacing on the skin. Long term use of our products can dramatically change the appearance of your skin as well. These wonderful botanicals, plant extracts, dried leaves, and flowers are added in many combinations throughout our handmade soaps and aid in nourishing our skin. We enjoy using them because we can add as much as we want as a safe alternative for our skin while enjoying the luxury and feel of the soap.
All of our handmade soaps and natural skin care products also include nourishing raw shea butter for an extra moisturizing benefits to help heal dry skin and problematic skin complications such as eczema. Shea butter is a natural plant-based butter that has been used for many years to treat skin conditions such as dry skin, eczema, rashes, skin discolorations, blemishes, wrinkles, and stretch marks. It is loaded with natural vitamins A, E and F along with other beneficial properties to heal and rejuvenate aging and dead skin cells. All of our bars are loaded with shea butter and it provides a wonderful creamy lather with great conditioning properties that I know your skin is going to love.
Riens natural soaps are cold processed made from scratch the old fashion way right in our kitchen. All soaps are cut by hand so the weight and shape may appear slightly different. Soaps are naturally air cured for a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks for a definite mild, hard, and longer lasting bar with bubbly creamy rich lather. The sizes of our bars are quite large ranging at 5 to 8.2 ounces after curing.