The Exfoliating Pine Bar has passed review and gotten your stamp of approval! SUCCESS!
Made with scotch pine essential oil and locally roasted, spent coffee grounds (yay recycling!), this bar is extra exhilarating. Breathe in deeply, feel the vigor of the forest pervading your senses, and scrub scrub scrub away at dry skin patches and extra messy hands.
Keep in mind that this is a vigorous exfoliating experience. If you're looking for a few gentle grains here and there, this isn't the bar for you. But if you're looking for a really thorough and satisfying scrubbing experience, this IS the bar for you.
Like a great back scratch that might seem a bit strong at first, but before you know its you're ooohing and aaahing and asking for more.
A couple reviews!
"I love this soap! It's a bit too scratchy starting out but after a couple uses it's perfect! I don't know if this is TMI but I get a lot of impacted hairs and nothing has ever worked until this. I think it's converted me to bathing with bar soaps."
"I'm so in LOVE with the pine bar!! Not only does it smell amazing but it lathers nicely and exfoliates without drying your skin out!! This is definitely my new favorite!"
"The soap is great as-is for me. You will probably get some "too scratchy" feedback but it worked out well for me, especially as a face scrub. Thanks again!!"
So! There you have it. A fragrant, pine-scented soap using my signature moisturizing recipe, with the inclusion of ultra-exfoliating coffee grounds. This would also work well as a "mechanic's soap", for those with really messy or greasy hands. The coffee grounds will help scrub away the mess, and the soap itself won't leave your skin dry and sad. A win-win!
INGREDIENTS: Organic extra virgin olive oil, organic and sustainably sourced coconut oil, sodium hydroxide*, scotch pine essential oil, locally roasted coffee grounds, and kaolin clay. Each bar is hand cut to approximately 3.5 ounces (100g).
*sodium hydroxide (lye), is the magic that turns oils into soap. Through a process called saponification, the lye and oils mix to form an entirely new substance - soap! None of the lye is left after the saponification process is finished; the lye and oil molecules have broken each other apart and reformed into soap and glycerin, a soothing, natural humectant. Additionally, I add more oil than is needed for my recipe (called superfatting) to create a bar that is gentle and hydrating.