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All about sea salt soap - benefits, lather and skin feel

Sea salt soap, or salt bars are a recent obsession of mine. Having struggled with oily skin my whole life, I was intrigued by their ability to remove excess oil but not overdry the skin. The ingredients were simple enough - coconut oil and salt. I had them in stock. But what I wasn't prepared for was how much I'd love making and using salt bars. Salt isn't new in skincare. It's in everything from soaking salts to bath bombs, even in hair volumising sprays. If you've swum in the ocean, you'll know how cleansing it is, in more ways than one (shout out to my Witchy peeps!) In this blog post, I hope to answer some of your questions...

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Ingredient Spotlight - Avocado Oil

Not only is a Smashed Avocado (preferably on toast) beneficial for your health, Avocado Oil can also provide a who host of nutrients for your skin. High in monosaturated fat, it is packed full of vitamins and minerals, namely Vitamin A, B, D and E. Unlike Mango Butter, where the butter is extracted from the seed, Avocado Oil comes from the actual fruit, or pulp, if that's easier to visualise.  Avocado Oil can be used in many leave-on and rinse off cosmetics and while it's mainly recommended for dry, ageing and mature skin, in a soap, the results are absolutely divine.  Avocado Oil in soap creates a silky, creamy lather and helps to condition the skin, while also lending bar-hardening...

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Ingredient Spotlight - Shea Butter (Fair Trade Unrefined Raw Organic)

Loved by indie and top beauty brands alike, Shea Butter has grown to become one of the most popular, natural cosmetic ingredients of our times, in both leave on and wash off products, such as soap. Shea Butter helps to nourish the skin within any formulation or it can simply be applied directly to the skin. It is hydrating and soothing for all skin types - yes, even oily skin! To me, Shea Butter is a lot like Lavender Essential Oil in skincare, and Rosemary in Magic. It is multipurpose, inclusive and essential.  What are the benefits of Shea Butter? With its rich texture and high fatty acid content, Shea Butter is ideal for nourishing and protecting skin (face and...

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