The art of making soap is said to be addictive and many small businesses cater to making and selling homemade, natural soaps. There are various ways to make soap at home- but the melt-and-pour method is supposed to be the easiest. In this method, all you need to do is melt some pre-made soap base, add any additives to it (like herbs, clays and essential oils), and then set it in moulds. This kind of soap is safe to make and ready to use immediately on setting.
Skin Naturalista sent us these all-natural handmade soaps to try, which they made using the melt-and-pour method. I have been using these soaps for about a month now, and I’m pretty sure I’m not going back to commercial soaps!
The Coffee-vanilla soap (the brown and white one) is a nice moisturizing soap that has a fairly neutral aroma with a faint whiff of coffee. It’s nice to use, but doesn’t really stand out as exceptional.
What really steals the show is the Morning Glory soap – made using charcoal, calamine and goats milk!
It has a pleasant aroma and feels great against your skin– the charcoal part feels smooth while the calamine part has a slightly rough texture and works as a mild scrub. Plus, it’s a great summer-soap since the combination of charcoal and calamine seems to have helped me with a mild bout of prickly heat. For someone with really dry skin (I use moisturizing body lotion through the year), these soaps left my skin hydrated and I didn’t feel the need to use any sort of body lotion after using them. These melt-and pour soaps are freshly made using sulphate-free bases.
Skin Naturlista makes a range of soaps (both melt-and-pour and cold processed) and various other skin-care products.
For an all-natural bathing experience!