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Where can I purchase your products?
Seatree products are available to buy here at www.seatree.org.uk
You may notice the ingredient list has some strange things, like sodium olivate; this is a natural salt that is created when you add sodium hydroxide (lye) to olive oil in the soap making process. Rest assured we only put natural ingredients in our products.
We only put natural oils in our soap, the rule is if it doesn’t derive from a plant, vegetable, mineral or animal by-product then it won’t make the cut for our soap.
If you are really unsure and you want to check please do google any ingredient on our list for your own peace of mind and feel free to contact us for more detail on any of our ingredients.
The longer explanation is: Sodium Hydroxide (lye) is an alkali salt which is used to turn oils and fats into soap! Once this has been achieved the Sodium Hydroxide (lye) will evaporate out of the bar during the curing process and leave your soap completely lye free as well as 100% natural and great for your skin.
draws moisture towards your skin throughout the day. Our soap also contains emollient ingredients and zero drying chemicals commonly used in over the counter soaps. It is effective at drawing moisture towards skin. Although we can't make the claim that it will get rid of eczema, we have found that it is incredibly effective at keeping skin moisturised. For a more detailed information we suggest you read this article on our soap for eczema.
types of skin. In the UK around 47% of people suffer from dry skin which is around 30 million people. Our soap is amazing for all skin types but has been specifically formulated for dry skin. Although it has been formulated for dry skin it can have many benefits for all skin types as it is 100% natural and free from harmful chemicals that are commonly used in over the counter soaps such as sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens and fragrance oils.
The reason for this is palm oil is responsible for a large part of deforestation of some of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse places on the planet. Even the sustainable palm oil is ethically questionable as how can it be sustainable if supply outstrips demand. If demand for this oil is so much that we can’t fulfil the amount needed, then more land will have to be made available to produce it. This is where more rainforest is cut down to make plantations for palm oil. So in conclusion we do not use any palm oil or palm kernel oil in our products, as we here at Seatree Cosmetics strive to be as ethically correct to our planet as we can choose to be.
shower or bath. One of the easiest ways to store a natural soap is to get a soap dish with draining holes in the bottom of it. We stock our own range of bamboo soap dishes which have draining holes in to allow the soap to dry and not get a soggy bottom!
Another way to make sure your soap is in tip top condition is a soap bag. These are great for smaller bathrooms or shower cubicles as when they are hung, they will allow water to drain away from the soap. Soap bags are also a great way to exfoliate and make the full use out of your bar of soap. Sustainable sisal soap bags are available in our eco bathroom product range.
If your not from the UK and would like a quote on how much it would be to send your soaps then please get in contact with us on our contact page. We will only charge you the amount it costs us to send and if you are looking for a rough guide on the price then please check Royal Mail's overseas mail prices.
Essential oils are completely natural and come from either pressing or distilling natural ingredients. For example, if you were to take our lemon essential oil, it is cold pressed; basically you squish a lot of lemon peel in a press and the oil that comes out is used in your lemon soap.
Some soaps use fragrance oil, which is synthetic and made to smell like the real thing. As well as being a lot cheaper than natural essential oils, these products can contain a large range of nasties, ranging from irritants all the way to carcinogens, but you will never know what is in them as all they are required to put on the label is ‘parfum’.
If you see this on any of your products - run a mile, as anything that can be so vague with its actual ingredient list is open for abuse from profit hungry super companies that don’t care about their customers. Here at Seatree Cosmetics we only use essential oils in our beautiful natural glycerin rich soap, so as well as smelling great, we know they are great for your skin.