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.
'Winter Vitality' GIFT BOX
Bring the outdoors indoors and enrich your indoor space with this therapeutic herbal combination. Specially selected to help fight fatigue and contribute to a good mood even on the shortest of Winter days.
Contents & Properties
1 Eucalyptus & Peppermint Cold Process Soap
Eucalyptus high in antioxidants, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral & mucolytic.
Peppermint believed to have calming effects and said to help depression related anxiety, the common cold, muscle aches & itching.
1 Seaweed, Seasalt, Orange & Lemon Cold Process Soap.
Seaweed delivers antioxidants to fight free radical damage, while supporting collagen production.
Orange Essential Oil appears to reduce symptoms of anxiety & depression. Used to ease both mental & physical fatigue while nourishing dry, irritated & acne prone skin.
Lemon Essential Oil is said to fight exhaustion, helps with depression, clears your skin, kills harmful bacteria & reduces inflammation.
1 Cedarwood & Fir Cold Process Soap
Cedarwood aids in a number of skin issues & has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory & antifungal properties. Similar to Lavender, Cedarwood is thought to be good for detoxifying & clearing negative thoughts.
Siberian Fir promotes relaxation and eases the symptoms of stress.
1 Nettle, Patchouli & Orange Cold Process Soap
Nettles contain a high level of antioxidants. They are anti-inflamatory, astringent, bactericidal & stimulating. Helpful in keeping free radicals under control.
Patchouli Essential Oil eases symptoms of colds headaches. It is useful in relieving depression while providing feelings of relaxation & helps to ease stress & anxiety.
Soaps arrive unwrapped in an eco-friendly white gift box.
Sodium Olivate (Olive Oil)Sodium Cocoate ( Coconut Oil) Sodium Shea Buterate ( Shea Butter) Fucus Vesiculosus (additive free, 100% natural bladderwrack) Palmaria Palmata ( vegan, dulse) Porphyria Umbilicis ( vegan, laver) Ulva Lactuca ( vegan, sea lettuce) Seasalt Organic Spirulina , Urtica dioica ( organic nettle) Pure Vitamin E, Citrus Sinensis ( organic, vegan, orange essential oil sweet) Pogostemum Patchouli ( patchouli essential oil) Citrus Limonum ( vegan, lemon essential oil) Abies Sibirica ( Siberian Fir Needle essential oil) Cedrus Atlantica ( organic Cedarwood essential oil) Mentha Piperita (Peppermint Essential oil) Mentha Piperita officinalis( organic, vegan peppermint leaves) Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus Essential Oil)
*Limonene * Citral * Linalool (*occurs naturally in essential oils)