Natural, Cold Pressed Soap
The story begins with Karen in the kitchen laboratory of Bán íon (meaning Pure White in Irish) cottage nestled in a small rural village in the north of Ireland.
Formally from a nursing background but as Karen's family grew she developed an interest in the use of natural, non toxic, irritant free skin care to use at home, as both of her children had infantile eczema. This led to a career change where I worked as a skincare consultant in a leading cosmetic/skincare company. Since becoming a grandmother and qualifying as a Master Herbalist four years ago, I decided to formulate my own botanical recipes for cold pressed soap, something my own grandmother did many years ago.
Karen uses only the highest quality of ingredients, free from SLS, paraben, SLES and palm oils, while manufacturing in a small batch process that produces minimal waste. It's these roots that continue to shape Bán íon Soap ethos.
These plant based bars will make every day your best hair day! The base of oils have been chosen specifically for hair and scalp properties, including Organic Castor, Sweet Almond & Jojoba Oil. Inspired by family skiing in the French Alps, we gave it an Irish twist, being substituted by the beautiful local Mourne Mountains. Vin Chaud replaced with wonderful Hoppy Irish Red made locally by Mourne Mountains Brewery , county Down, using water from the Mourne Mountains. Due to the high quality of this brew, the bar has retained it's rich red colour through the cold process method and is packed with therapeutic ground fresh hops. Infused Cloves with added Organic Ginger, Cinnamon, Sweet Orange & Lemon Essential Oils gives the shampoo bar a spicy, warm, citrus, sweet aroma. A stay home aprés ski.
This vegan, organic bar is also available as part of the 'Forest Bathing' Gift Box
All soaps are packed in an eco friendly bag. When wet and full of soap they make a creamy foam for washing with and act as a very gentle exfoliator. Save the last bits of soap in the eco friendly bag and continue to use in the shower. Team up with our coconut fibre soap saver rest and now you don't have to waste even one little bit of your handmade soap.
Sodium Olivate ( Organic Olive Oil), Sodium Cocoate ( Organic Coconut Oil), Sodium Shea Butterate (Organic Shea Butter),Sodium Castorate (Organic Castor Oil) Sodium Almondate ( Organic Sweet Almond Oil), Sodium jojobate (Organic Jojoba Oil) Travelling Tales Hoppy Irish Red Beer , Ground Hops ( Mourne Mountains Brewery, County Down ) Citrus Sinensis ( Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil), Citrus Limonum ( Organic Lemon Essential Oil), Cinnamomom Zeylanicum ( Organic Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil), Zingiber officinale (Organic Ground Ginger), Pure Vitamin E, *Citral*Eugenol*Cinnamal*Coumarin*Linalool*Benzlbenate*Limonene (*naturally occurs in Essential Oils)