Seeds of Wellness offers handmade soaps from Spaniel Run Farms. Their skin care products are vegetarian or vegan made from only essential oils. Don’t know the difference between fragrance and essential oils? Read our blog post, “Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil?” to learn more.
What makes these bar soaps different from commercial bar soap? Much commercial soap is made using the cold process method. However, instead of pouring the liquid into molds once it thickens, they add salt to the mixture. The salt causes the liquid to curdle. The curdled soap floats to the top and is skimmed off the liquid to put into molds. The remaining liquid is mainly glycerin which is distilled and sold to pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies to make a profit.
By removing the glycerin from the soap, the bar soap is more like a detergent. A detergent is a surfactant that helps water and oil to combine instead of separating. This allows a surface to be cleaned with water even if the surface contains oil. The skin contains oil which is removed when a detergent is used. Therefore, commercial bar soap dries out the skin because it removes the skin’s natural oils that provide the body protection from weather, viruses, bacteria and other disease-causing substances.
In order for commercial bar soap to provide more moisturizing than drying to the skin, other ingredients need to be added to the soap like lotion and cream. Many commercial soap ads say “it won’t dry your skin” because they added moisturizers. These additives also contain many harsh chemicals and chemical preservatives.
Read more on our blog post, “Difference between Commercial and Handmade Bar Soap”.
Body Butter and Lotions
Looking for vegetarian/vegan body butters? Spaniel Run Farms offers a variety of scents using essential oils including rose, lavender and frankincense and myrrh. Come in and smell the healing energy bar that helps remove the negative energy from your body as you wash.
Spaniel Run Farms offers vegan and vegetarian lip balm. The vegan version does not include beeswax. Lip balms by The Garden Variety are 100% natural with essential oils and organic ingredients.
Healing Salves and Powders
Seeds of Wellness also offers 100% natural healing salves and powders by The Garden Variety. These products use herbs to provide healing in a variety of ways. For example, calendula salve helps heal sunburn and rashes as well as reduce pain and swelling. For relief from muscle and joint pain and bug bites, try Comfrey Salve.
Find out more about the benefits of these salves on our blog post, “Healing with Calendula and Comfrey Salves”.
Have problems with arthritis? Try the arthritis or Fibromyalgia salves. Apply the Viral Salve or Viral lip balm to cold sores and shingles. Fungout helps all types of fungus problems.
Stop onto Seeds of Wellness to learn more about the skin care products made by Spaniel Run Farms and The Garden Variety.
Learn more The Garden Variety and Spaniel Run Farms on our Artisans web page.