|Variants of soap from left to right: mangosteen, neem, local cherry leaf powder, cinnamon, activated charcoal, annatto, lemongrass leaf powder, turmeric root powder, cocoa, moringa, organic coffee grinds|
The big news is that I am now making soaps and selling them. I now introduce to you Leafy Lather soaps which are all-natural, handmade, unscented soaps that are of 11 variants (as of now that is, as more are coming).
Each bar weighs about 60g+/- 2g and sells for a retail price of PhP 40. My introductory offer is FREE SHIPPING for orders of 10 bars worth PhP 400 — this will give you 10 different variants of soaps that are guaranteed to be free of harmful chemicals. My guess is that a family of 5 will use these soaps up in 3 months’ time.
My final soap packaging is still in the works though, but I’ve already been selling to close family and friends the past weeks. This early, I am also open to discussing wholesale pricing for those who are interested to be resellers. Please drop me an email at email@example.com if you want to be a reseller or if you just want to buy in bulk at discounted prices.
DIY-ing toiletries has always been a hobby of mine, having made my own all-natural deodorant (which I am still using) as well as toothpaste (which needs a lot of improvement yet) and oil pulling chewables — but making soaps is so much more comforting simply because it is used for the whole body which of course covers a large surface area — nearly all of the exterior of our bodies in fact.
Soap leaflet insert content:
Long ago, in Rome, at the foot of a hill where animal sacrifices were made, a substance was found to have excellent uses for washing off dirt and grease from bodies and laundry. The people then found out that fats from the slain animals trickled down the hill and mixed with wood ash to form that curious material that was so good a material for bathing. Thus came about the discovery of soap. In fact, my family has been using these soaps for a month now, and with good results.
The goodness of natural soaps
Natural soap is an efficient cleansing agent as it lathers well, effectively washing out dirt, dust, grime and grease. Saponification also creates soaps which are inherently rich in glycerin which captures moisture from the air and seals it into our skin. What’s more, natural soaps leave behind nourishing substances courtesy of the natural oils and the added herbs they contain.
The problem with modern soaps
Mineral or white oil is used instead of natural animal fats or plant oils. Mineral oil is a waste product of the petroleum industry. It is a petroleum derivative that has been bleached to make oil. Being a waste product, it is much cheaper than animal fats or plant oils. Mineral oil is harmful, does not contain nutrients and should not even come into contact with human skin.
- petroleum-derived oils
- synthetic surfactants
- artificial fragrances
- artificial colors
- chemical hardeners
- chemical lathering agents such as SLS or sodium lauryl and laureth sulfates
- synthetic preservatives such as parabens and EDTA
- triclosan and other antibacterial substances which kill the good bacteria on our skin and can cause cancer
Just think of this:
We make natural soaps the old way.
You will find these soaps amazing. They have a soft luxurious lather and they can clean off grease and grime so well. They are safe and effective cleansers that are moisturizing and nourishing as well — just what nature designed soaps to be.
Here are the steps if you want to buy Leafy Lather soaps:
A. Each 60-gram soap bar sells for PhP40. Buy 10 soaps for PhP 360 + shipping fee of 100 pesos via ABest (cargo forwarding company).
B. Pay via any of these avenues: bank deposit (BPI or BDO), via money senders such as LBC, Palawan, etc. Please specify your preferred mode of payment.
C. Send me your proof of payment — screenshot of bank deposit or photo of payment slip.
D. Send me your full name, complete mailing address and mobile number so I can ship the soaps ASAP.
Watson A. Price Foundation website
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