Traditional tallow based soap, made the way your ancestors probably made soap, with essential oils of lavender, rosemary and peppermint.
These bars are primal, paleo and minimalist, with only a few ingredients: saponified oils (tallow, olive and coconut) along with essential oils.
Tallow makes a good soap, creating a hard and long-lasting bar, with a creamy lather. The oils in tallow help moisturise your skin.
Coconut and Olive Oils deeply penetrate and moisturise to leave your skin smooth and soft.
Lavender, Rosemary and Peppermint Essential Oils provides a soothing and stimulating scent
A few years ago we were still using palm oil in our soaps, which we ensured was organic and sustainably produced. However as palm oil became increasingly negatively viewed we investigated alternatives. When we made the decision to phase out the use of palm oil we knew that it would be a challenge to make a bar that was just as hard and long lasting. We substituted palm with cacao and shea butter, as they both contribute to the hardness. The downside to using cacao and shea butter is that they're around three to four times as expensive as organic, sustainable palm oil. So, our cost of production went up considerably. Environmentalism and social conscience has a price.
We realised that tallow was an excellent substitute for palm oil. Oddly enough, palm oil and lard/tallow are almost identical in their triglyceride structure - both are high in palmitic and stearic acid. Once shunned in favour of vegetarian palm oil, these animal fats are making a comeback both for the health benefits of a stable saturated fat (over processed hydrogenated vegetable fats) and for their environmental credentials.
Naturally, animal fat is very similar to our own and the unadulterated oil from grass fed, hormone free, locally sourced animals is making a comeback as a sustainable soap ingredient.
We hand-render tallow from locally sourced animals, which otherwise would be a waste product from the meat industry.
While we know that vegetarians and vegans will not care for this product, we also know that many customers are concerned with minimising waste and sourcing goods from as local as possible. Tallow meets these ideals perfectly.
INGREDIENTS: aponified oils (hand rendered tallow, olive, coconut), essential oils (lavender, rosemary, peppermint).
About Washpool- Wholesome and Handmade
Quality, efficacy, purity and value - the timeless principles that Washpool is built on. Our skilled artisans draw on the finest of soap making traditions, while satisfying a modern preference for gentle formulations, uncomplicated routines, exceptional quality and sensory enjoyment.
Over time, our range has grown and while our products embrace a ‘back to basics’ approach, the results are derived from the richly beneficial natural clays, milks, botanicals, butters and essential oils we use.
Seeking to create an inclusive customer experience, we work hard to ensure our products are easy to embrace in everyday life. We support eco conscious choices through thoughtfully crafted multi-purpose formulations for healthy skin, hair and home.
Melissa Thomas - Founder and Formulator