Eco Soaps is a truly local, low-carbon-footprint product. It was started by me, Kathy Storey, back in 2011, in Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. Around that time demand for natural skincare was growing, as well as for products made using local ingredients. I became aware of Scottish cold-pressed Rapeseed oil as a new culinary product becoming popular as an alternative to Olive oil. I knew that Olive oil was a key ingredient in handmade soaps, so I began experimenting with Rapeseed oil as an alternative. I discovered a 50/50 blend with Coconut oil at the right temperature produces an excellent soap bar with great lather and suitable for use on sensitive skin.
I source my rapeseed oil from Ola Oils in Aberdeenshire (www.olaoils.co.uk) Ola is an unrefined, cold-pressed oil produced without chemical processing. It is rich in Vitamin E and gentle on the skin.
I never use Palm oil. Palm oil is used in many food and skincare products, and often comes from plantations developed by destroying natural rainforest.
I now make 40 natural soap varieties carefully by hand using the traditional cold-process method. This time-honoured method produces natural Glycerin, which remains in the soap and is the magic ingredient which helps to keep skin extremely smooth and soft. You will notice the difference in your skin after using handmade cold-process soap for the first time.
If you’re looking for Solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars, Shaving Soap, Facial Soap, Natural Handcreams, Body Butters, Massage oils or Lip Balm, you will also find them here.
If you have sensitive skin problems such as eczema/dermatitis/psoriasis – please try my products as many of my customers report that their skin conditions have been helped, in particular by the Calendula and Nettle soap and the Beer Shampoo Bar.
Eco Soaps are fragranced 100% naturally with pure essential oils. I never use ingredients tested on animals. Everything is paraben and SLS-free.
I believe in making my products affordable, so I use minimal packaging, recycled or recyclable. I use very little plastic, which, although difficult to avoid altogether, can be recycled/re-used.
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