Well I have been working on a solution.
The rose extract has numerous properties to soothe your skin; anti-inflammatory, moisturising, high in vitamin C and A (good for lines and wrinkles) and has even been proven to help fight depression.
Next up, we have raw manuka honey. Again, the beauty benefits are endless but it is anti-bacterial, hydrating, rich in anti-oxidants to fight the signs of ageing and can help treat skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea.
Pink clay is good for dry or sensitive skin, and is used to gently cleanse and detoxify the skin.
Finally this goodness is served to you in a bar of goats-milk soap. Goats-milk contains lactic acid within the super-moisturising essential fats, simultaneously sloughing off those dead skin cells and acting to sooth and moisturise the plump new ones. It's pH is similar to that of human skin, making it much less irritating than conventional soap and can help to sooth and calm irritated skin.
Sounds good huh?
For those in the DIY camp - here's a 'how to' make your own:
DIY - Rose and Honey Goats' Milk Soap
- Goats Milk Soap Base (Stephenson Personal Care do a fantastically easy to use base.)
- Raw Manuka Honey
- Pink clay powder
- Rose oil extract
- Melt the soap base gently until a single cream consistency. I use a jug in a microwave on low, but I've had equal success in a bain-marie.
- Stir in gently the honey and rose extract.
- You can colour your soap immediately, in which case add the powder now and stir.
- If you want to create a 'marble' effect you can separate 1/3 of the soap mixture and add the powder to that.
- Pour your soap into moulds, and if you are marble-ing add your coloured mixture a couple of minutes later and gently swirl around with a skewer.
- Leave to set for 30 minutes or so, pop out of the moulds and enjoy!
WIN!And for those not in the DIY camp? Fear not - I've made FOUR lovely bars of the stuff. Three of the bars will be available to purchase in the shop on our launch date (for a bargain, I should add), but I want to give one bar away to one of my gorgeous readers right now! Simply leave a comment at the end of this post!
Finally, don't forget if you want my help in making a soap of your own with all materials provided then come along to my crafternoon tea party! Just email for details.
This is NOT a sponsored post, however the soap base was provided by Stephenson Personal Care for my use. All my opinions are my own and I wouldn't recommend you use any product unless I loved it!