Sunday, February 28, 2010

Handmade Fine Soap Since 1900s

Santa Lucia Murari Borba was a farmer's daughter from Murari's Borba, born in Italy 1904. She moved to Brazil in 1917 from her home in Tuscany where she had to learn to make soap from scratch and essential oils from the plants out of necessity.

After years of making soap for her 13 children, her family finally convinced her to open a small soap shop in Sao Paulo Brazil where she made soaps with her family for 25 years, those soap recipes found there way to North Carolina last year when I went back to Brazil for Christmas and asked grandmother for food recipes to bring back to NC. While looking through boxes of recipes we came across all her old soap and essential oil recipes.
Here is some of our soaps made from Grandma's batches.

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Brazilian Copaiba with Shea Butter - Brazilian Almond Oil and Eucalyptus Leaves Soap
Rainforest Copaiba is known among indigenous tribes for its soothing and calming properties on the skin and against all kind of skin- disorders. Copaíba oil is an oily resin that is extracted from the Amazonian tree. Copaiba is the secret of brazilians for beautiful young and healtly skin. Copaiba is an all-natural, gentle ingredient, it should be suitable for all skin types.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

*Goat 's Milk Soap Your skin will certainly FEEL the difference!

Two wonderful handmade decorative soaps

Natural Goat's Milk Soap

Nothing but the oils blended with farm fresh goat's milk from our local farm, cant get much fresher than that , making it even more gentle and mild


Our goat milk soaps are famous for their high-quality natural ingredients and its 100% fresh goat's milk, not dried powder milk. This soap is made from pure whole fresh goat milk and is left unscented to enjoy the pure natural scent of goats milk .

There is no comparison between Nice Touch handmade goat milk soap and the "melt and
pour" products that are offered in today's market, knowingly or unknowingly described as
"natural," "homemade," or "handcrafted." Unlike commercially-manufactured products that contain
cheap fillers, detergents and preservatives, you can easily understand the superior
ingredients, on the Nice Touch label. In fact, I will personally answer any questions you may
have that will help you understand the difference. Your skin will certainly FEEL the difference!
You'll instantly notice the quality by the moisture-rich, penetrating lather that 
leaves your skin feeling soft, silky and pampered.
You are going love our goat milk soap. The generously-sized,. bars are handmade using our own recipes and made from small Grandma's old fashioned style. Not only do these goat milk soaps look good - they are great skin cleansers. The rich lather that they produce is remarkably gentle on your skin, and they smell fantastic on top of all of that! Many people with eczema, psoriasis, acne, extra dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, or sensitive skin find using goat milk soap beneficial. 

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

All Natural Goat and Coconut Milk with Honey and Oatmeal Soap

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Goat's Milk Soap
Goat and Coconut Milk
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Goat's Milk with Pear Berry
Goat's Milk with Beeswax
Butter and Goat Milk
Our handmade/ handcrafted soaps are formulated to deliver the very best in skin care while using only safe, truly natural ingredients.

Our goat milk soaps are famous for their high-quality natural ingredients and its 100% fresh goat's milk, not dried powder milk. This soap is made with goats milk and coconut milk , both are a natural, soothing skin cleanser and moisturizer. We add oatmeal which calms irritated skin and honey which adds moisturizes to the skin. Coconut-oil infused soap moisture's the skin. It's delicate, non-oily, and sweet-smelling as a tropical breeze. We use fresh creamy goats milk made from farm fresh local milk. We never use powdered goats milk or water. Goat milk is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. Its gentle and nourishing properties bathe your skin in luxury. The oatmeal naturally exfoliates your skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and silky soft. Features:Goat's Milk Soap reduced alkalinity results in a pH level closer to healthy human skin. We combine Coconut milk with fresh goat's milk .

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Our old-fashioned handcrafted natural soaps are created in small batches using a variety of natural oils, butters & botanicals from the U.S to the Rain Forest of Brazil, the hills of Italy , the Provencal countryside of France to ancient Egypt These ingredients are carefully chosen for their many benefits. Moisturizing, cleansing, & soothing just to name a few. The addition of 100% natural essential & fragrance oils makes our handmade soap a super sudsy, velvet like fragrant treat that will leave your skin soft & smooth
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Our Natural soaps are crafted using natural herbs, spices & clays and are scented with 100% pure essential oils. These completely natural soaps contain no artificial colors or fragrances
Goat's Milk Soap reduced alkalinity results in a pH level closer to healthy human skin.
We combine *Coconut milk with fresh goat's milk .
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Goat and Coconut Milk
Golden Blossom Honey
Goat's Milk with Pear Berry
Goat's Milk with Beeswax
Butter and Goat Milk
Our handmade/ handcrafted soaps are formulated to deliver the very best in skin care while using only safe, truly natural ingredients.

All Natural Goat and Coconut Milk with Honey and Oatmeal Soap

Goat's Milk If you are trying to improve your acne condition, you might want to consider goats milk and coconut soap., January 4, 2010
By Donna Leon Osteen - See all my reviews

Hello, my name is Donna,I purchased your product about eight weeks ago and I am hooked. I am so pleased with my skin,its amazing to see the transformation. I had acne on my face and chin and they are almost cleared I even let my niece try some of the soaps and she loves it too..

One major problem with those mainstream acne treatment we have today such as benzoyl peroxide, zinc, Accutane and so on, is that those treatments all cause some harsh side effects to our skin.
Thank you again you have made a 38 year old woman believe that my skin can look as good as my sisters do ( they are not blessed with acne)

first I was very concerned if Goat's coconut soap was going to work for my son. We have tried a lot of stuff including Pro Active. My son is 15 years old,has been breaking outs since he was 12 , his self esteem was really low, nothing was working.... I came across for goat's milk and read about yours products and thought the price was great so why not.*IT IS WORKING I am one happy mom because I have ONE HAPPY SON. Thank you so much."

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Made from fresh goat milk, this soap is wonderful for all skin types and highly recommended for people with dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne, and sensitive skin.All Natural Goat and Coconut Milk with Honey and Oatmeal Soap
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vendor who mix Pure Goat milk with coconut milk the combination are softening humectant amazing for any skin will feel the difference. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
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Goat's Milk Soap Make my elbows and knees felt softer!, August 17, 2009
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I had no idea how different a Goat Milk and Coconut bar of soap could be. I was really struck by the fact that it lathered really well and left my skin feeling 'squeaky clean' but, at the same time, incredibly soft. Even my elbows and knees felt softer! I'm definitely hooked on this Goat's milk soap." All Natural Goat and Coconut Milk with Honey and Oatmeal Soap Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
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My review Goat's Milk Soap *****, February 25, 2009
By E. K "book,music, gift" (California,usa,nyc,miami,seatle,wa,pa) - See all my reviews

I was googling around
and reading about goat milk soaps
I found this soap and I try after read that
And I will Buy it again for this saler,their products are
exellent and I give a plus for this Goat milk soap with coconut and honey.
Why goat's milk?
Goat milk has been used for centuries to help beautify skin. It contains over 50 nutrients, including vitamins A, C, B1, B6, B12, and E, minerals, citric acid, amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, enzymes, and a variety of other nutrients that nourish and revitalize dehydrated skin. Vitamin A slows down the effects of aging, prevents brown spots and thickening of the skin, while Zinc contributes to the reconstruction of collagen fivers, encouraging moisture retention and assisting in maintaining your skin's elasticity. The alpha-hydroxy acids found in goat's milk rejuvenate the skin's cells and create a healing process. Goat milk soap is recommended by dermatologists for dry, itchy skin. It is also known to relieve eczema, psoriasis and acne. All Natural Goat and Coconut Milk with Honey and Oatmeal Soap Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
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*****Excellent selection of natural handmade Goat's milk Soap*****, February 23, 2009
By RD "Re" (Brazil) - See all my reviews

*****Excellent selection of natural handmade goats milk and soap products in a variety of scents or unscented. Their's natural handmade soap made from goats milk are extremely effective and gentle to my skin. Whether you are looking for handmade goats milk soap,this soaps contain skin safe ingredients.

*****Goats milk is also great for your skin because has wonderful natural moisturizing properties because it is rich in vitamins, minerals, lipids, & proteins. Goats milk feel and will leave your skin feeling very soft. This handmade goats milk soap contains a large amount of goats milk in each batch, as well as other rich moisturizing oils such as Coconut oil, Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, and Shea Butter.This goat milk Specialty Soap has other exotic oils added to them to make them very special for you. In some of goats milk soap their have oatmeal, honey, beeswax ! I believe that goat's milk is a healthy alternative to traditional milk products . Take time to look around - Their have a variety of handmade goats milk soap, for you to choose from.

*****When I start to oder this goat milk soaps I was trully amazed of the ingredients their used.
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Handmade Soap: What you should know about it !

 Why handmade soap is so good for your skin

What's wrong with the stuff I can find at my local grocery store?

If you buy the soaps you'll find in the grocery store and read the ingredients you'll find things like etidronate potassium chloride or how about cetyltrimethylamoniumbromide (what a mouthful!). Do you really want to use that on your skin?

Many of the commerically available bars are not even soap, they are detergents. Detergents are great cleaners for your laundry, or your dishes, but not for your skin (Not so good for the environment either). The reason is that detergents clean by stripping away the oils which hold the dirt, and therefore they are very drying to skin.

What's right with the handmade stuff?

Most handmade soap is made with vegetable oils like olive oil, coconut oil, and palm oil. It has extra oil added which stays on your skin to moisturize it after the soap is rinsed away. It also contains glycerin, a byproduct of the chemical reaction that produces soap. Glycerin attracts moisture and holds it so your skin can absorb it. The large manufacturers that do make real soap usually separate out the glycerin and sell it separately to make the lotions and creams you'll need after drying out your skin with detergents.

Goats Milk

Goats milk has vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin and it has lipids that help seal in moisture. Goats milk soaps are close to the same pH level as our skin and are therefore more gentle.

Why goats and not cows milk?
All kinds of milk can be used in soapmaking, but goats milk has more vitamins and minerals than cows milk, which is great, but the reason it's better for soapmaking is the structure of it's fatty acids (complicated chemistry stuff). Simply put, it combines more smoothly to make a creamier soap which produces a rich, thick lather. If you like great lather a goats milk soap is the one for you!

Oatmeal has been known as a skincare star since ancient times. Not strait from the carton though. You need to grind it very fine. Ground oatmeal actually binds to the skin and holds moisture there, helping the skin absorb the water.

If you have skin problems (dry, red, itchy, scaly,etc) a 100% natural, perhaps unscented soap with ground oatmeal is a good choice.

Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil

Scent is the most important ingredient for some soap buyers. I've had people buy soap just to make their bathroom smell good. That's great but they need to use it in the bath or shower too. Soap can be scented with either a natural essential oil or a fragrance oil.

Essential oils are concentrated liquids extracted (usually by distillation) from a plant. Fragrance oils are blended synthetic aroma compounds or natural essential oils or a combination of both.

For a soap to be labeled Natural it will usually be scented only with essential oils. But just because it's natural doesn't always mean it's safer than fragrance oil. Some essential oils come with safety warnings. And some essential oils are just too expensive to use in soap making. A half an ounce of sandalwood can cost around $100. Or rose, which is a very popular scent can run you $400. (Yips!) So many soap makers will use both essential oils and fragrance oils in their different selections.

If you are not sensitive to fragrances, choose whatever smells nice to you. But if you have problems with fragrances you should read the ingredients carefully and make an informed decision. All good soapmakers will list their ingredients on the soap labels and on their websites.

Someone needs to invent a way for us to smell things on the internet!

Natural and Synthetic

Color makes soap prettier, but doesn't contribute any skin care benefits. Powdered material from plants can be used to color soap, dyes can be used, or ground mineral pigments can also be used.

Honey is vitamin rich. It has vitamin B,C,D, and E. Also, it's thought to have a
slight natural anti-bacterial benefit.

It adds a light, warm, sweet scent, a bit of extra lathering, and is a humectant (a substance that draws moisture from the air).

Clays have been used since ancient times for masks and skin therapy. They have a slight exfoliating effect and they draw oils and impurities from the skin. A clay mask can unclog the pores and stimulate blood circulation. In soap making clay are most often added to facial and shaving soaps. Except for Koalin, sometimes called white clay, they are slightly astringent since they do take oil away from the skin.

A soap with french green clay added would be a good choice for oily skin.

Herbs are added for color, for healing properties, and just for added decorative interest. There are too many herbs that can be used in soap to list here. If you are interested in a particular one I suggest the website on herbs in the links section.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Best Kept Secrets for Shiny, Beautiful Skin

Natural Handcrafted Soap announces the launch of a new skin gift set care package consisting of two best selling soaps. The Rich lavender jasmine soap for mothers and the Light goat's milk with coconut for Baby sensitive skin or babies and children. And for fathers the Lemongrass Soap. 


Rich moisturizer body and face soap has a luxurious .Every bar begins with a high percentage of cold pressed olive oil to which we add organic coconut, palm and castor, avocado, Brazilian nut, almond and hazelnut , tea tree, and copaiba oils for a rich creamy lather that nourishes as it moisturizes. 

Next we add botanicals, butters, and cleansing earth clays for their exceptional skin care benefits. Finally, we scent our fragrant soaps with only pure essential oils extracted from plants It’s enhanced with powerhouse antioxidant vitamins from grapefruit, carrot, cucumber and avocado to nurture and protect the skin.
Rich Moisturizer helps maintain beautiful radiant skin and repairs extra dry skin. Natural plant extracts and organic oils smooth away dull rough skin surfaces.

Oils & Butters Welcome to Natural Handcrafted Artisan Soap

We use only the finest oils and butters in all our soaps, which is very important for skin care, each butter and oil have specific benefit for your skin 
Avocado Oil 

Avocado oil is a great moisturizer .Avocado oil contains vitamins A, D, and E, which makes it healing as well as moisturizing. Avocado oil has been used in African skin treatments for centuries 

Avocado oil is a useful, penetrating nutrient for dry skin and eczema. Avocado oil is said to have healing and regenerating qualities
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Beeswax has the sweet smell of honey. Beeswax makes a harder bar of soap and is also used in creams, lotions, lip balms.Our Beeswax is a natural secretion of honey bees who feed from organic botanicals .Beeswax has the beautiful, sweet aroma of honey and a rich, golden color.
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Canola Oil 

Canola oil is a good moisturizer but is less saturated than other fats, so it can be slow to saponify
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Castor Oil 

Castor oil is often used to superfat. It attracts and holds moisture in the skin.Used with other vegetable oils to produce a nice hard bar of soap.
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Cocoa Butter 

Our cocoa butter is a pure, crushed butter obtained from the cacao bean. It has a beautiful, rich aroma of dark chocolate.This edible fat from the cocoa pod is a stable fat containing natural anitoxidants that give it a long shelf life of over 3 years. Cocoa butter is a soothing emollient that has been used for centuries in Africa for skin care. It has been traditionally used to heal and moisturize skin that has been exposed to the elements.
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Coconut oil 

Our superior quality organic coconut oil is extracted from dried coconuts, also known as copra. The coconuts are cut and dried until the moisture content of the meat is minimized. The dried copra is then grated and expeller pressed to remove the oil. The oil is then refined to produce an oil suitable for consumption. Coconut oil is an exceptional oil for dry, itchy or sensitive skin. It will not clog pores and it absorbs readily into the skin. Coconut oil is a gift to the soap making industry because of its resistance to rancidity and its ability to make a hard bar of soap with fluffy lather. 

Grapeseed Oil 

Grapeseed oil is a lightweight oil that absorbs into the skin quickly without leaving a heavy greasy feeling.Grapeseed oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, linoleic acid and other essential fatty acids. 

Hazelnut Oil 

Hazelnut is an excellent moisturizer for soaps. Hazelnut oil is a light, penetrating oil that is slightly astringent. It is a suitable addition to formulations intended to be used on acne prone skin. Hazelnut oil is high in essential fatty acids and is soothing and healing to dry, irritated skin.
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Honey is also a humectant, so it helps retain moisture on the skin in much the same way as glycerin. 

Jojoba oil 

Although jojoba is generally categorized with vegetable oils, jojoba is actually a liquid wax. Jojoba offers the traits of both an oil and a wax to make it an ideal ingredient within soap, cream, lotion, balm and massage oil formulations. It is highly penetrating and closely resembles the natural sebum within our skin. Use jojoba in facial blends to remove excess oils and to help balance the skin's natural oil. Jojoba contains a natural anti-inflammatory called myristic acid and is useful in formulations for arthritis and rheumatism. 

Kukui Nut Oil 

The kukui nut is native to Hawaii and is high in linoleic acid. It is quickly absorbed into the skin. Excellent for skin conditioning after sun exposure, as well as for acne, eczema, and psoriasis. These acids are vital for the metabolism of healthy skin. Vitamins A, C and E are added to stabilize the oil. Kukui nut oil is easily absorbed by the skin. It soothes irritated, sunburned, or burned skin. 


Lard is made from pig fat much like bacon fat. IT makes a nice lathery, white bar of soap. when added to or combined with vegetable oils such as coconut or palm 

Mango Butter 

Mango butter is extracted from the mango fruit. It is a yellowish oil and has almost no scent. It is a great moisturizer .Mango butter is obtained from the kernels of the mango tree. It has a high content of stearic acid which makes it similar to cocoa butter. Mango butter has good emolliency and lends protection against the sun. It is said to prevent drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles. Mango butter also reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores elasticity.
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Olive Oil 

Olive oil is excellent as a base oil in soaps, either in whole (Castile soap) or in part.Olive Oil prevents the loss of your skin's natural moisture, softens skin and attracts external moisture to your skin. It helps keeps your skin soft, supple and younger looking.Olive oil attracts external moisture to the skin and still permits the skin to properly release sweat, shed dead skin and release sebum.
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Palm Oil 

Palm oil makes a hard bar that cleans well and is also mild.The quality of Palm oil is far superior to other vegetable oils that are filler oils. Palm oil is universal and used in many expensive luxury soaps. 
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Palm Kernel Oil Like coconut oil, palm kernel oil possesses a high percentage of lauric acid. This results in a hard soap that lathers well and gives firmness to balms and stick formulations. Palm kernel oil lends a smooth texture to soaps and balms.
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Safflower Oil 

Safflower oil has a very high percentage of linoleic acid. It, therefore, helps to moisturize, nourish and restructure the skin Safflower oil is an unsaturated oil and should be used in combination with palm, coconut, or a similar oil. It is valuable for its moisturizing properties. 

Sesame Seed Oil 

Sesame oil is said to be good for Psoriasis, Eczema, Rheumatism, and Arthritis. It makes a good superfatting oil due to its moisturizing ability. It has a strong nutty scent. It makes a softish bar unless used in conjunction with other, more saturated oils. 

Shea Butter 

Shea butter is a wonderful superfatting agent and contains a large percentage of ingredients that do not react with the lye thus remaining in the soap to nourish your skin.African healers have used shea butter for thousands of years to effectively treat for dry and aging skin. Its high content of non-saponifiables and unique fatty acid profile gives it the ability to moisturize and retain the elasticity of the skin. Shea butter can also help to protect the skin against the damaging effects of the sun while repairing cellular degeneration.
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Vegetable Shortening or Soybean Oil 

Vegetable shortening is normally made out of soybean oil.It produces a mild, stable lather and makes a very hard white bar when used alone and when mixed with other oils it makes a wonderful hard bar of soap. 
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shea Butter Handmade Soap- Large Bar

Shea Butter Handmade Soap- Large Bar

This wonderful soap is made with almost all palm oil and Shea Butter for a extra rich lathery bar of soap, with the addition of shea butter it makes it even a more creamy bar of goodness.

Our soap is handmade using the cold process method. Each batch is made from scratch using raw ingredients the old fashion way. Our bars retain their natural glycerin and each batch contains a high portion of Shea Butter and Oils.
natural handcrafted soap are not made from a base. All our bars cure for a minimum of 6 weeks so they are gentle and hard. True soap made the old fashion way, hand mixed, hand poured, hand cut. All our soaps are handcrafted and we only use high quality of oils and NOT PERFUME - just essential natural oils from the plants.

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