The decision to make this chamomile soap was borne out of those long, dark winter days when the lustre of blonde hair dulls to a flat mousy colour. To counteract this, I decided to create this soap more as a shampoo than for bathing with. The recipe consists of an infusion of chamomile flowers and chamomile essential oil, then the finished soap is dressed with dried chamomile flowers. Best effects of using a soap like this can be found with exposing the hair to sunlight after application for a minimum of 30 minutes. However, I find that just going about my normal routine is sufficient. Criticisms of this sort of sun-exposure treatment are the drying effects of the sun on your hair but with the extra oils in the soap your hair will remain supple and protected.
Chamomile has long been known as a calmative herb when imbibed as a tea. As a skin application the oil is credited with anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to clean wounds and ulcers. If you have an allergic reaction to members of the asteraceae family you may wish to avoid this.
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Our soap is designed to clean your body while nourishing your soul (and of course your skin)! We source all our ingredients as ethically as possible to ensure your conscience is as clean as your skin, your plumbing, the rivers and the wildlife living in our wider sphere. All our soap is made from the beeswax straight from our hives, with a few added ingredients to make each soap unique and beneficial in its own way.