Handmade Natural Soap
The Nature of Shakta's Natural Soap
My natural handmade soap is made following the traditional Cold Process Method – also known as Castile Soap – in which the precious ingredients are conserved almost entirely. The main constituent is cold pressed olive oil, naturally rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals. The glycerine, which is produced in the process, stays entirely in the soap and can unfold its moisturising effect on the skin. This is not the case for conventional soap.
Soap is the result of a chemical reaction between an acid and an alkali base. The vegetable oils provide the acid base and sodium hydroxide the alkali base. The reaction of the two bases is called saponification. After a minimum of 4 weeks curing, the sodium hydroxide is completely neutralised.
I am very passionate about this kind of soap making. I love the process, the creativity of choosing the ingredients, the lovely smells of the soap, and, of course, its naturally skin-friendly effects and energy.
My soap is safety assessed with the aim to offer natural handmade soap of highest quality. All soap is vegan, only plant based ingredients are used, no animal products. To ensure quality and freshness, I make small batches. Everything is handmade, from mixing to cutting and wrapping.
How to Use and Store
Natural handmade soap is a lovely gift to your skin and can be applied to the whole body daily. The ingredients of the precious oils and the cacao butter leave your skin soft, smooth and beautifully fragrant and will not require the additional application of moisturising creams afterwards. However, some sensitive skin types may need additional special products.
To prolong the life of the soap, ensure that it can dry out properly after each application by using a soap dish with little drainage holes. The soap should be protected from direct sunlight and is stored best in dry and cool environment. This will help preserving the essential oils.
All Soap is made with pure vegetable oils (50% cold pressed Italian olive oil) and contains sodium olivate, aqua, sodium cocoate, sodium palmate, therabroma cacaoate, ricinus communis oil.
Additionally, each soap contains ingredients as listed below.
5 Element Soap
about the Theory and Significance of the 5 Elements
green clay powder, essential oils of citrus reticulata (Mandarin), aurantium bergamia (Bergamot), origanum majorana (Marjoram), chamaemelum nobile (Roman Chamomile), limonene, linalol, neral, geraniol (naturally occur in essential oils)
pink clay powder, essential oils of lavandula hybrida (Lavandin), citrus aurantium amara (Petitgrain), cymbopogon martinii var. motia (Palmarosa), rosa damascena (Rose), linalol, limonene, geraniol, citronelol, neral, geranial, methyl eugenol, farnesol, citral (naturally occur in essential oils)
cinnamon & cocoa powder, essential oils of citrus sinensis (Orange), pogostemon cablin (Patchouli), elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom), foeniculum vulgare (Fennel), cinnamonum zeylanicum (Cinnamon leaf), limonene, linalol, geraniol, neral, eugenol, methyl benzoate (naturally occur in essential oils)
white clay powder, essential oils of eucalyptus radiata (Eucalyptus), citrus limonum (Lemon), rosmarinus off. ct. cineole (Rosemary), cupressus sempervirens (Cypress), limonene, geranial, neral, linalol, geraniol (naturally occur in essential oils)
alkanet root powder, essential oils of cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood), zingiber officinalis (Ginger), thymus ct. linalol (Thyme), pelargonium graveolens (Geranium), juniperus communis (Juniper Berry), limonene, neral, geranial, linalol, geraniol, citral, citronelol (naturally occur in essential oils)
If you would like to explore all 5 element soap bars together, or if you need a lovely handmade, fragrant and useful present for somebody dear, try my new 5 Element Soap Collection Gift Box with one bar of soap for each of the elements, Earth, Water, Fire, Metal and Wood, packed in a eco-friendly luxury craft box.
On the leaflet inside the box you find all general and specific information about the soap, the process of making them and their ingredients.
Floral & Herbal Soap
calendula extract, chamomile petals
fresh finely ground organic orange zest, essential oils of citrus sinensis (Orange) oil, styrax benzoin (Benzoin) oil, citrus aurantium amara (Petitgrain) oil, limonene, linalol, geraniol, neral, geranial (naturally occur in essential oils)
Single Soap Bar ca 120g: £5.50
5 Element Soap Collection Box 5 x ca 50g: £16.50
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“I have started using the fire soap over the last few days. From the moment I received the soaps I could feel that they were special, from the careful attention to wrapping and their beautiful colour. It is particularly wonderful to feel such a gentle touch and to meditate on the fire element as I shower. Certainly the soap lathers well, smells great and my skin really appreciates its goodness.” – Jagat Joti Kaur
“When I use Shakta’s Soaps the rich lather washes and moisturizes my skin whilst the essential oils infuse this daily ritual. I have my favourites, too many to list as it all depends upon my mood and the season surrounding us. I would highly recommend these soaps to anyone who appreciates and enjoys the simple process of daily purification. It’s as simple as this.” – Susannah Rosenfeld
“I will be lifelong addicted to your soap!” – Christine Patmore
“I bought some of your beautiful soap – I tried the Earth one, it was delicious! Thank you – I really felt the love and care that you put into creating it.” – Gemma Bliss