Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Closer Look: Tea Tree & Blue Clay Soap

Hello dearies!  Today I wanted to do one more "closer look" post about the newest foodie and skin loving ingredients in the current batch of summer seasonal soaps.  This round of seasonal soaps is a bit different than the usual whimsical and fun summer-theme scents I have done before.  I've utilized all the latest science and research to add special super-hero ingredients to my basic great soap recipes, creating truly healing, healthy soap bars for all kinds of skin types

I've already covered the Carrot Ginger, Pure Pumpkin and Cucumber Yogurt soaps in the last couple of weeks, so the Tea Tree & Blue Clay soap is up next.  Just a reminder, you can find all of my ingredient posts under the tag "ingredient insider" or with the search bar too.

The Tea Tree soap is made especially with Russian Cambrian blue clay, which is a rare and powerful cosmetic clay found in the vast Altai Region of Siberia.  With a mineral content 5 times higher than Dead Sea mud, it has been used to treat a varity of skin conditions.  Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties improve skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.  Like other clays, it detoxifies skin, hydrating and nourishing, while reducing puffiness and improving skin texture and appearance.  Cambrian blue clay is thought to stimulate the growth of skin cells and collagen as well.

Tea tree oil is the other wizard here, well known for its skin care super powers. Used for hundreds of years by indigenous people, current research on tea tree oil confirms it's anti-bacterial, antifungal and antiviral qualities.  Added to soap it helps control acne, oily skin, body odor, athlete's foot and rashes. It may also be soothing for sunburn, poison ivy, minor wounds, or insect bites.

The tingly, fresh herbal scent is a blend of tea tree, lavender, and peppermint essential oils.

Ingredients: Saponified oils of olive, coconut, palm, organic shea butter, castor oil, Russian Cambrian blue clay, essential oils.

This is a 100% natural soap!

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Have you tried this soap yet?  I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below!