Remember The Olive Tree? I talked about them last year when they first launched in Malaysia (post here). The Olive Tree products are vegan, biodegradable and made of the highest quality natural ingredients sourced from plants. All products are made in Australia and strictly against animal testing. This year, they've grown and now they carry more products, which include essential oils and carrier oils. Let me explain further about them and ways to use them.
You may find the soap a little wet at times. A quality bar of handmade soap will tend to "sweat" in humid weather due to the high content of natural humectants. A humectant is a substance that absorbs moisture from its surroundings but not from the soap itself. The soap "sweating" does not affect any of the soap's abilities. Soap "sweating" demonstrates that the humectant agents in the soap are just merely doing their job of accumulating moisture from the air, leaving your skin moisturized.
When switching to natural hair care routine, during the initial stages, your hair may feel stiff, sticky or dry as natural hair care products detox your hair from petrochemical polymer which acts as a coating agent. All these transitional inconveniences which can last between 2 weeks to 2 months will gradually disappear as your hair and scalp adjusts to the natural hair care regime.
Notice the transparent gooey layer on your handmade soaps? Well, that is highly prized glycerine which is extremely moisturizing for your skin. Glycerine is the by-product of the soap making process. In commercial soaps, this glycerine is removed and added to other products like body lotions. However, in handmade soaps this lovely glycerine is still intact which leaves your skin feeling smooth and moisturized after use.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are both surfactants and foaming agents.
Both SLS and SLES are widely used in most personal care products from shampoos, body washes, toothpastes and even industrial cleaning agents such as floor cleaners and engine degreasers.
Both SLS and SLES with their rich lather unnecessarily strips off the body's natural oil which can cause the skin to be dry, flaky and irritable.
At the Olive Tree, our products are free from SLS and SLES.
So, why not get one today?
Olive oil is renowned for its health benefits. So, it isn't surprising that since ancient times, olive oil has been used to make soap.
Here are the seven main benefits of using olive oil soap:-
1. Perfect skin moisturizer
2. Gentle makeup remover
3. Antioxidant effects
4. Anti-inflammatory properties
5. Relieves eczema and psoriasis
6. Extra mild and gentle soap
7. Helps with acne