why hand made soaps ?
We regard the use of our natural and organic handmade, detergent free, soaps as the basis of good skin care. Each soap is designed to leave a moisturising layer on your skin without stripping away your bodys own natural oils as you wash and cleanse. Many substances that come into contact with the skin can pass into the bloodstream in a similar way that a nicotine patch releases its chemicals into the body and it is now thought that a number of common skin complaints such as eczema and psoriasis can be aggravated by the synthetic chemicals found in modern soaps and shampoos.
All Trevarno natural and organic soaps use the very best plant extracts available, in our own recipes, which have been refined and optimised for their skin care qualities. To ensure that our soaps are the purest and most natural available, we do not use preservatives, stabilisers, artificial colouring or other E numbers. The only ingredients added to the natural soap are ground herbs, pure vegetable oils such as extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil and jojoba oil and essential oils of the finest quality.
We are very proud of our certified range of organic soaps, these also compliment many of our organic ointments ensuring a pure cleansing and moisturising experience, Calendula soap and Calendula ointment, Camomile, Propolis and Gardeners Hand Salve all of which are aimed at helping relieve various skin ailments.
The ingredients used to make the base of our soaps are Extra Virgin Olive oil, Palm oil, Coconut oil and Cocoa Butter. These oils are combined and included in each soap because of their excellent skin care qualities and the deep cleansing properties they offer. This combination also produces a long lasting creamy lather bar which can be used down to the very last sliver.
Extra virgin olive oil was chosen as it provides an excellent base for infused herbal oils. It is also rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins and has superb emollient qualities.
Coconut oil is one of the most important ingredients for soapmakers as it produces natural creamy bubbles. It is obtained from the pressing of coconuts, the fruit of the palm tree and is an excellent emollient.
Cocoa Butter contributes to the hardness of the soap and is one of the finest moisturisers, coating the skin with a fine film, hence diminishing water loss and softening and protecting skin.
Palm oil is used to its best advantage in combination with Coconut or Olive oil and produces a hard, long lasting bar of soap. We know there has been a lot of press regarding Palm oil production recently and wanted to clarify that we do not buy our Palm from an unethical source; Trevarno Skincare feel very strongly about this subject and are committed to using ethical sources from Malaysia who are dedicated not to devastate areas but use sustainable development plantations.
The moisturising layer or superfat in our soaps includes herbs such as Lavender, Cinnamon, Rosehip, Camomile, Calendula and essential oils such as Bergamot, Patchouli and Sweet Orange which are mixed with vegetable oils such as Jojoba, Sunflower, Avocado, Coconut, Olive and Cocoa Butter. Each soap contains its own individual blend which is targeted towards various skin types and conditions. The ingredients contained in our natural and organic soaps are all food grade so are good enough to eat!