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Saturday, January 22, 2011

New sugar & loofah exfoliating scrub soaps

I have a confession...I'm in love with body scrubs! Nothing beats that smooth, polished feeling of freshly scrubbed skin, all soft and silky <3


There are several different varieties in my range, each are chock-full of nourishing and skin loving ingredients.


For a calorie free treat that will make you want to spend twice as much time in the tub, Sugar Scrubs are a convenient and easy to use option that is good for the environment to boot. 


I also have some fantastic scrubs made with natural loofah that last and last. Once the soap has been used up, you can continue to use the loofah with other soap or shower gel, reducing your impact on the environment.




Ingredient spotlight


Olive Oil 


Olive oil is pressed from the fruit of the Olive tree and contains nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. It also regulates sebum production and forms a coating on the skin that acts as a barrier, inhibiting the growth of micro-organisms. Olive oil is of course, also very moisturising.


Sugar


Sugar contains glycolic acid, a natural alpha-hydroxy acid that is crucial for maintaining healthy skin.  The natural glycolic acid in sugar not only helps condition and moisturize skin, but protect it from toxins. The exfoliating action helps shed dead cells and remove residual makeup and skin products.


Cocoa Butter


One of the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known, and melts at body temperature so that it is readily absorbed into the skin. Cocoa butter is often recommended for treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. When applied topically, it creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment and also helps retain moisture.


Shea Butter


Shea butter has been used to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. It may also help diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation. It has protective and emollient properties and will assist to restore your skin’s elasticity.


Vitamin E


Vitamin E, or alpha-tocopherol, is a well known antioxidant that helps protects the body from oxidation, a normal aging process by which oxygen breaks down the body’s tissues. It works to neutralize free radicals, helps to moisturise the skin and is reported to assist in the healing of bruises.


Green Clay


The absorbent properties of green clay work by drawing out impurities and toxins from the skin, toning and firming while stimulating circulation. 





Directions for use 


With Sugar Scrubs, simply massage gently over wet skin until you get a nice coverage then use your hands to buff and polish the silky paste on your skin. Or, you can pinch off a piece, gently press and squish between your hands and use it on targeted areas like elbows, heels etc. Rinse clean.

With Loofah Scrub Soaps, gently massage over wet skin, paying special attention to areas like elbows, knees and feet. Rinse clean.

Introducing the scrubs *drumroll please*



First up we have the rectangular bar sugar scrubs. These are the my first generation of scrubs, the most popular style and best sellers. I think is is probably due to the bar being easy to hold while in the shower and you can easily control the amount of scrub to use.


Polishing Marshmallow sugar soap for dry skin


Exfoliating Watermelon Sugar Soap for dry skin



Next is the single use scrubs. These are ideal for taking into the shower as you need them, rather than bringing in the entire bar. I especially like to use one of these to scrub my feet while in the bath.


Chocolate single use scrubs with cocoa and shea butter


Tropical summer single use sugar scrubs vegan




And last but not least is a favourite with "derby girls". These aren't a sugar scrub, instead they are a round of natural loofah embedded right into the soap.

If you've ever played roller derby then you would know what I mean by "pad stink". This is the awful smell that you get on your skin from sweaty protective gear. You have to wear a helmet, elbow, wrist and knee guards while skating and after repeated use, your gear gets a terrible odor which is then transferred onto your skin. Sometimes not even a shower is enough to remove the smell, you need to scrub it off. Gross but true. Trust me, I know! I've made a soap just for this purpose.


Loofah soap with Green Clay and Vitamin E vegan



So if you have skin in need of scrubbing, look no further than the Scrubs section of my online store!

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