A luxurious calming soap, safe for facial use, made from frankincense, calendula and red Kaolin clay. Highly nourishing to skin, both calendula and frankincense are known for their anti-inflammatory and healing properties, soothing skin irritations including sunburn, rosacea, dermatitis and eczema. Red clay helps regeneration of iron oxides to help repair damaged skin. Calendula is from the same family as the marigold, a flower commonly seen in Nepal, especially during festival times. The sweet calendula fragrance is balanced by the rich, earthy aroma of the frankincense.
Ingredients: Olea Europa Fruit Oil (olive oil), Cocos Nucifera Oil (coconut oil), Aqua, Buteryspermum Parkii Fruit (shea butter), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (cocoa butter), Ricinis Communis Seed Oil (castor oil), Brassica Campestris Seed Oil (rapeseed oil), Boswellia Carterii Oil (frankincense essential oil), Illite Kaolin Clay, Calendula Officinalis (calendula buds). Allergens occurring naturally in essential oils: Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
Dimensions: L7xW7xD2cm. Approx. weight is 85g.
Care instructions: Store in a cool dry place.
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Options available on other listings: Rose Geranium, Peppermint, Coffee, Sweet Orange, Lavender, Honey Oat.
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Packaged plastic-free. Richly scented with 100% natural essential oils, this cold process soap is palm free and vegan. We source only high quality essential oils and natural ingredients including coffee grounds, lavender buds, annatto seeds and clay powders. The honey for this soap is harvested by our resident soap maker and beekeeper Aimi from her hives in Hastings. We refrain from using ingredients where production is environmentally unfriendly. Slight variations are present due to the small batch handmade process. While made to 100g weight, the soap loses approx. 15% weight as it cures and becomes increasingly concentrated.
Since early 2023 the AQ team have been handmaking our soaps at the AURA QUE studio. Our resident soap enthusiast, Aimi, was tutored by expert Hastings soap maker Ewa, who kindly shared her decades of experience in soap making. Ewa guided us in creating the perfect recipes from natural ingredients, to give our soaps that satisfying lather, noticeable moisturising properties, and achieve the delicate balance of cleansing without drying. Learning a new handmade skill has been an inspiring creative process for our team. We are excited to experiment and develop seasonal offerings of soaps and candles soon. Watch this space - and feel free to contact us with your requests!
For our regular small batch production, Aimi carefully follows a traditional cold process soap method. Natural clays, steeped botanicals and powders are added with precision, to give each soap its individual properties, colour and texture. We use a generous percentage of essential oils to maximise aroma and benefits. Following scrupulous mixing, the soap is poured carefully into the moulds, using layering and marbling techniques for pattern and design. After all that creativity we then have to be patient to see the fruits of our labours - the curing process can take up to six long weeks! AURA QUE products are individually handcrafted and the unique story behind each AURA QUE product enhances its charm!