This slightly scented soap from Zero Waste Path creates a lovely and soft lather which leaves the skin incredibly soft and moistened. The shea butter and coconut butter are pure and organic. This bar can also be used to wash your hands, face and body, or as a shaving soap, with or without a brush.
5% of the oils contained in this soap are unsaponified, making it much more moisturising than standard commercial soap.
100% natural and vegan, made in Cambridge using cold press method preserving the properties of all ingredients.
Package in paper label made of recycled unbleached paper, glued with a natural almond-based glue. Recyclable and/or compostable.
Sodium Olivate (Olive oil), Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil)*, Aqua, Sodium Shea Butterate (Shea Butter)*, Glycerin, Sodium Castorate (Castor Oil), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.
Essential Oils: Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene
5% superfat: 5% of the oils contained in this shampoo bar are unsaponified, making it extra moisturising
Olive oil: Highly moisturising and hydrating, highly penetrable, does not clog pores.
Coconut oil: Moisturising, it penetrates well into hair follicles, reduces inflammation and is antioxidant.
Coconut Milk: Boosts hair’s volume and shine, helps to repair and detangle damaged hair.
Castor oil: Highly moisturising, helps increase hair shine.
Sweet almond oil: Nourishing, particularly good for dry itching skin.
Jojoba oil: Helps with moisture retention and damage repair, easily absorbed.
Cocoa butter: Highly moisturising and conditioning, it is absorbed easily.
Glycerin: Naturally occurring in soap-like shampoo bars, as it is a byproduct of saponification, it has great moisturising properties
Keep this soap on a soap dish and let it dry evenly to make it last longer.
The coconut oil and shea butter are certified organic.
The long and complex ingredients lists in shaving gels and foams often include toxic chemicals and plastics. They usually contain 80% water, the other 20% ingredients are there to lather, bind and propel out of the can. To name a few, propolene glycol is a humectant frequently found in anti-freeze and brake fluid. Triethanolamine (TEA) is an emulsifying agent stopping the oil and water from separating but controversially it is a skin irritant often containing formulas linked to cancer. The lathering agent lauryl in Sodium Laurel Sulphate (SLS) mimics oestrogen (problematic for women) and sodium laureth sulphate (SLES) often hosts a known carcinogen called dioxane. You will also find mineral oil in most shaving creams, a byproduct of petroleum, locking the moisture in by blocking your pores.
Zero Waste Path Shop was founded in 2018 by a young Italian couple, Bianca and Giulio, who studied sustainability in the UK and are now established in Cambridge. Since February 2018, they have put their values into practice with ZWP Shop by creating home-made, natural, vegan, palm-oil-free, zero waste soap bars in small batches,using the traditional cold-process method, while keeping sustainability in mind in every aspect of the production process.