Handcrafted and small batch made, Norwegian Oud Artisan Soap bars are packed full of moisturizing butters and skin nourishing oils. This is a triple butter (Shea, Cocoa, and Kokum butters), palm-free bar of soap. Scented with a complex mix of wild cypress, ozone, makrut lime, sea salt, oud, elemi, leather, amber, ocean moss, and frankincense, and colored with activated charcoal, these bars will make you happy to sleep in the bath.
About my ingredients:
• Activated charcoal is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption. It is often “activated” by a high temperature steam process. The resulting activated charcoal has an increased surface area, increasing the charcoal’s ability to absorb and filter impurities. It is great for oily and acne prone skin as it naturally draws out oils and dirt, but may be a little too drying for dry skin types.
• Shea butter - Shea butter is naturally nourishing and has been used for centuries to nourish the skin. It is rich in skin loving vitamins A & E, which help protect the skin from environmental damage. While super moisturizing, shea butter also contains linolenic acid, which is similar to the body’s own oil. This makes Shea butter naturally easy for the skin to absorb without leaving you feeling greasy.
• Cocoa Butter - Cocoa Butter is a fat that is derived from the cacao bean. To make cocoa butter, the seeds of the cacao bean are fermented in banana leaves. They are then dried, roasted and pressed to release the luxurious butter. Cocoa Butter is abundant in antioxidants that may protect skin from environmental, internal, and external forces that can cause irritation or damage.
• Kokum butter comes from the fruit kernels of the Kokum tree, also known as Garcinia indica, which is indigenous to the Western Ghats region of India. It has a high stearic acid content and is chock full of essential fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 as well as Vitamin E. It helps contribute to the overall hardness of the bar of soap while allowing to to remain emollient and creamy. Kokum butter leaves the skin with a lightweight moisturized feeling without leaving a greasy residue.