The ingredients we use
Whilst many of the ingredients shown in our list may sound pretty scary, most of the ingredients in our soaps derive from natural sources. We have provided a list and breakdown of what goes in to our soap.
Sodium stearate is the sodium salt of stearic acid – many natural ingredients naturally contain stearic acid.
Sugar alcohol found in fruits and plants and is used to prevent moisture loss on skin.
Glycerin is a natural by-product of the saponification process. When oil reacts with alkaline, it forms soap and glycerol.
Derives from from lauric acid which comes from coconut oil and helps to create a foam.
is a humectant and a derivative of a natural gas that is colorless, odourless, and completely water-soluble.
is the sodium salt of oleic acid, a common unsaturated fatty acid found in many animals and plants such as olive oil.
Derives from coconut oil and helps to cleanse the skin and making it easier to remove oils and dirt.
is simply salt. Salt is stimulating, cleansing, antiseptic and astringent.
Citric AcidReduces the PH in your soap so it’s gentle on the skin. Citric acid is a weak organic acid found in citrus fruits.
Glyceryl Laurateis a monoester produced from vegetable-derived glycerin and lauric acid. It makes for a good skin conditioner.
Cocamidopropyl BetaineAnother ingredient to help boost foam creation. It originates from coconut oil.
Sodium Thiosulphateused in fragrance stabilisation and is a type of salt.
Sodium Citrateis a salt of citric acid. Citric acid is an organic acid that occurs naturally in plants and animals. It adjusts the acidity of our soaps.
Titanium Dioxideis a white mineral pigment that is found in nature in the form of minerals.
Trisodium SulfosuccinateFatty acid derived from vegetable oils, used to make a harder bar of soap.
Pentasodium Pentetatea chelating agent used to bind and sequester metal ions. It is the salt of Pentetic Acid.
Tetrasodium EtidronateRemoving free metal ions or minerals has several benefits. Firstly, it adds to the stability of the material by acting as an antioxidant, this means that soaps stay brightly coloured and smelling beautiful.
“Excellent soap. Lathered up well with little effort. Smells fab and feels lovely on the skin. Already ordered more.”
“This soap is an absolute godsend. I have wild curls, and this bar does everything. Cleans, moisturises, conditions. I’m left with beautiful individual ringlets and I don’t need to use any styling products. My hairdresser of 20 years was gobsmacked at my last visit. Thank you, just wish I’d found it sooner! Better than ANYTHING else and super value xx”
“I’m a recent convert to shampoo bars. I bought this one after Chantelle’s suggestion and the above review. I totally agree with Aime’s comment. My hair feels and looks great. I’ll definitely be buying more. Thanks !”
Handmade Selkie Soaps
Lovingly handmade soaps created in the Highlands of Scotland using natural ingredients that are vegan friendly and cruelty free. We are a small independent business aiming to offer an alternative to artificial and harmful hand washes to anyone keen on reducing their use of plastic in the home.
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