I had been using the french clay soap for quite a while, as well as the unscented, but this is my newest addiction! I was initially worried that the calendula would somehow manage to irritate my sensitive skin, but it's been great! Calendula smells refreshing when applied to your skin and I really love seeing all the bits of flowers and petals floating in the soap.
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Ideal for babies and those with sensitive, reactive, and eczematous skin, our ultra soothing Calendula Flower Tallow Soap is gentle on skin, while thoroughly cleansing. Many of our customers report finding relief from redness and other irritations after consistent use of this soap. We make it so pure and basic -- free of scents, harsh surfactants, dyes, and detergents. Your great grandmother would approve!
Our soap bars last up to 60 days for one person as long as only hands are used to lather and it is kept on a well-draining soap saver.
Natural Ingredients for Skincare
Grassfed Tallow — Homegrown and in-house rendered, this exceptionally nutritious fat is the basis of our products. Tallow was treasured by our ancestors in soap-making!
Organic Virgin Olive Oil — treasured for centuries as the primary ingredient in castille soap, gives our soap a smooth, luxurious feel.
Organic Castor Oil — Draws out impurities and has a slight drying effect, which balances well with heavier moisturizers.
Organic Calendula Flowers - Lovely for those suffering with eczema, calendula is believed to be anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial, making it helpful in wound healing, diaper rash, and more.
Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) - necessary in the soap making process to convert fats to soap, none is left behind in the finished product.
About Soap Making
Curious about the chemistry behind soap making? "Saponification" refers to the chemical reaction between fat and lye that results in the formation of glycerin and soap. Saponification occurs when, first, three molecules of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) are dissolved in water (H2O) and are split apart, which results in three sodium ions (Na) and three hydroxyl groups (OH). Second, a triglyceride (fat) molecule (C3H5(COOR)3) is split apart through hydrolysis, which results in a free glycerol (C3H5) and three fatty acid tails (COOR). Third, the hydroxyl groups all bond to the free glycerol to form a molecule of glycerin. Fourth, the three fatty acids each bond with one of the three sodium ions to form three molecules of soap (3NaCOOR). When the ingredients have completed the saponification process, one molecule of glycerin will be present for each three molecules of soap; no molecules of lye (sodium hydroxide) remain in the soap—they have all been split apart and used to form the soap molecules and glycerin.