Oname Exfoliating: Revitalising Citronella & Walnut
A tonic for hard-working hands, this citrusy, walnutty scrub releases a fresh scent in a moisturising and cleansing lather.
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Crushed walnut shells make an excellent sandy scrub for those who need a good hand wash. Inspired by gardeners, who often have a few blemishes and thorny scrapes on their hands, we have used French white clay to bind to impurities on the skin and Citronella essential oil known as a natural balm. Inhale deeply to revive your senses as you turn your soap in your hands with a little water to release the creamy lather and lemony scent. To complement the extra scrub, we used softening Shea Butter in this recipe so your hard-working hands feel super-soft.
|Dimensions||72 × 72 × 29 cm|
Sodium Olivate – a sodium salt derived from the fatty acids of Olive oil
Sodium Sunflowerate – a sodium salt derived from the fatty acids of Sunflower oil
Sodium Castorate – a sodium salt derived from the fatty acids of Castor oil
Sodium Cocoate – a sodium salt derived from the fatty acids of Coconut oil
Sodium Sheabutterate** – a sodium salt derived from the fatty acids of Shea Butter
Aqua – water
Sodium Chloride – good old salt for hardening and to help us demold the soap!
Citric Acid – we add a tiny amount to our soaps to act as an anti-oxidant to help preserve the oils in our soap.
Kaolin Clay – we use this lovely white clay to naturally colour our soap, hold the scent of the essential oils and to benefit the skin.
Glycerin – Glycerin, or Glycerol, is a natural compound derived from the vegetable oils in our soaps as a product of the saponification process. This is great news for your skin because Glycerin is an humectant, a type of moisturising agent that hydrates the skin.
Cymbopogon nardus Oil* – Citronella Essential Oil (*Contains: Citral, Eugenol, Geranial, Farnesol, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene)
* Naturally occurring compounds in the essential oil which we are required to list for your information in case of possible allergens
About Your Soap
Oname soaps are ‘All-vegetable’ cold-process soaps. When we mix our vegetable or plant oils (which are acids) with an alkaline base (we use Sodium Hydroxide) they react and neutralise into a salt which is your soap. This process is called Saponification. We use water as our solvent to dissolve the base. The natural reaction that takes place creates enough of its own heat to ‘saponify’ the oils so no external heat is needed. That’s why our method is called ‘Cold-process’ soap making. Before we pour our soaps into molds, essential oils are stirred into the saponifying oils to add scent and additional skin and hair benefits. Now, here’s the best bit…Oname soaps feel lovely and soft and have rich, creamy, natural lathers because we do something clever called superfatting. We superfat by leaving some of the gorgeous vegetable oils unsaponified so you can enjoy rich nutritious lathers that nourish your skin and hair, along with other nutrients such as oatmilk, honey, clays and essential oils. During the reaction, the base ingredients change. For example, Olive Oil becomes Sodium Olivate – a sodium salt derived from the fatty acids of Olive oil. In our ingredients list, you will see what is actually in the bar of soap you are using after saponification has taken place. In addition, we have listed the name of the base oils before saponification and explained how and why we include the other ingredients we use.
How to Wash With Our Soap
If washing with solid soap is a different experience for you, prepare to really enjoy a new way to wash. Wet your soap, then take some moments to roll our wonderful round bar over and over in your palms to release the rich and creamy lather. Hold the soap close and inhale the natural scent of the Citronella essential oil. While natural essential oils have many benefits for the skin and hair, they also boost the senses and soothe the mind so make the most of the scent as you wash. When washing your hands, rub the lather between the fingers and up over the back of the hands and wrists for a good few seconds. The soap and walnut seeds help the water droplets to soak your skin and dislodge dirt that the lather holds until it is rinsed away. Remember that even washing your hands can be a simple pleasure!
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