SOAPs | Home Spa

| 26/05/2012 | 0 Comments More

There are many different types of soap out there manufactured today, all of which offer uniqueproperties and are available in a myriad of shapes and finishes…  Soft, creamy bars and grainy handmade slabs with a roughhewn texture and finish, vividly coloured cubes and smooth, tactile pebbles. 

Whether you stock glossy transparent blocks on a windowsill to catch the light or pile pretty pastel bars into a bowl on the side of the bath, a colection of soaps that smell delicious can make a simple but striking feature.

Today many soaps are inspired by nature.  They are made of vegetable oils rather than animal fats and packed with natural butanical ingreadients.  Plant-based soaps are very soft, creamy and conditioning to the skin.  Olive oil, almond oil, avocado oil and grapeseed oil will help to keep the skin smooth and supple, and will also have anti-aging qualities.

These soaps are often inbued with pure essential oils they offer added benefits – Lavender for instance is healing to the skin, tea tree is antibacterial and lemon is uplifting.

Standard toiletry soaps tend to be rather hard on the skin and should not be used on the face due to their high PH values.  They tend to have a high PH Value of 10 and skins PH value is a maximum of 6.  Using these types of soaps on the face strips the skin of its natural oils, which can have a number of ill effects.

On oily, repeated use can lead to the production of excess oil (sebum)

Sentitive skin may become red and inflamed

Dry skin will simply become more dehydrated


Dry Skin: Is happier when it is cleansed with a moisurising soap free bar or foaming gel

Oily Skin: Look out for non-comedogenic beauty bars which wont block pores


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