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Lather Nature - behind the ingredients

A page where you can learn more about handmade soap and our processes, and below you'll find some Q&As!

The Recipe:

All ingredients in Lather Nature's soaps are handpicked for their properties!

SAFFLOWER OIL: These antioxidant-rich vitamins are important in keeping your cells in good health. As a topical moisturizer, the linoleic acid in safflower oil is thought to help maintain the integrity of the outer layer of your skin by preventing flaking.

SHEA BUTTER: High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

OLIVE OIL: Moisturizing.- locks in moisture. IIt also contains vitamin, Antioxidant-Filled AND is rich in Vitamins A, D, E, and K,

COCONUT OIL: Antibacterial, anti-fungal, excellent moisturizer & deep cleanser.

SUNFLOWER OIL: Linoleic acid helps to maintain the skin's natural barrier, supporting its ability to retain moisture. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect when used topically.

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL: Activated charcoal effectively cleanses the skin, unclogs pores, removes deeper impurities, and dead skin cells. The result is smooth, supple, and even-toned skin.

FRENCH, EUROPEAN, KAOLIN CLAY: is beneficial in removing impurities and tightening the pores, toning the skin, exfoliating dead skin cells and reducing inflammation in acne. It can also be used as a full-body treatment to soften dry, rough skin.

BEETROOT: Because beets are high in vitamin C, some consider beets to be good for the skin, even suggesting that they can protect from signs of aging, such as wrinkles.

ANNATTO SEEDS: It’s very rich in beta-carotene ; the oil extracted from the These seeds can protects us against the ultraviolet rays of the sun and stimulates the production of melanin, a natural pigment which colors the skin and gives a healthy glowing look (and that is great!) It also has antioxidant properties, which neutralize the free radicals responsible for the first signs of ageing.

TURMERIC: gets its health benefits primarily because of curcumin, a bioactive component. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

SPIRULINA: facilitates faster cell turnover that helps skin heal faster. It wards off free radicals and eliminates toxins from the skin to increase skin metabolism. It also helps prevents candida overgrowth that can cause acne breakouts.

 

The Scent:

Essential oils are concentrated liquids that contain aroma compounds from plants. “Essentially”, they are the essence of the plant from which they are derived.

The essential oils used in our plant based soaps are chosen and added for their specific aroma therapeutic properties.
These oils have been used for centuries and are generally extracted through the process of distillation, often by using steam.

Fragrance oils are created scents through through testing for safety. This allows us to create yummy scents we crave that plants don't offer.

We take top priority in using safe and clean fragrance and essential oils. It's free of carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and other concerning chemicals. These industry-leading safety standards mean that the products you purchase, and enjoy in your home contain the safest scents on the market and are toxin-free.

The fragrance oils we use are IFRA certified, or the International Fragrance Association, promotes the safe use and enjoyment of fragrances. The IFRA Standards are a set of rules and regulations for the use of fragrance materials, and a baseline for the industry. 

 

The Feel:

Take a look at the list of ingredients for an average bar of soap in your local store. It could contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), an anionic surfactant used in laundry detergent that will dry out and irritate your skin. It may also have sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), a cheap foaming agent that can become contaminated with the suspected carcinogen Dioxane while being manufactured.

 


If it’s labeled as antibacterial it probably contains triclosan. This chemical is classified as a pesticide by the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Three quarters of antibacterial liquid soaps and a third of antibacterial bar soaps contain triclosan, which is thought to be contributing to increasing bacterial resistance across the world. This chemical finds its way into our waterways, disrupting the photosynthesis of algae, building up in the fatty tissue of fish and carrying on up the food chain. 

  1. Natural soap won’t dry out your skin or cause any other skin irritation as all of the ingredients are gentle and skin safe.
  2. Natural soap doesn’t contain any synthetic ingredients, which can be absorbed by the skin (the body’s largest organ) and sometimes get into the bloodstream causing problems.
  3. Natural soap is often more subtle scented in a refreshing way.


If you’re looking to try out a natural soap, Later Nature soaps contains all natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals, with a selection of masculine, floral, sweet, and fresh scents.

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