The Rhododendron Coconut Natural Bar Soap is handmade in small batches using cold pressed soap making method. The cold pressed method is a handmade process where the key active byproduct ‘Glycerin,’ an excellent natural moisturizer of the skin and the benefits of essential oils and natural ingredients are all preserved.
For the saponification process to complete, the soap bars are kept for a month on shelves and then hand wrapped in locally produced Daphne paper (paper produced from the bark of Daphne plant).
The sweet and exotic floral aroma of Himalayan Rhododendron anthopogon essential oil, enriched with additional pure coconut oil, glycerin and other gentle ingredients makes the soap ideal for all skin types. The benefits are due to the hydration attributes and strong antibacterial properties of naturally occurring lauric acid in coconut oil; naturally formed glycerin, a powerful ingredient when it comes to restoring skin’s moisture; and multiple healing properties of the exotic Rhododendron essential oil.
Bio Rhododendron Coconut bar soaps are natural, biodegradable and contain NO harmful ingredients. They are free from chemical foaming agent, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Parabens, artificial or added color, synthetic fragrance and preservative, and no animal testing.
Mountain distilled water ‘Aqua,’ rhododendron hydrosol, Mustard ‘Brassica’ seed oil, coconut ‘Cocos nucifera’ oil, lye, beeswax ‘Apis,’ rhododendron ‘Rhododendron anthopogon’ essential oil, sodium cocoate** glycerin** α-pinene** β-pinene** limonene ** lauric acid ** myristic acid**
The exotic floral aromatic essential oil of Himalayan Rhododendron anthopogon has powerful healing properties and skin care benefits primarily due to its unique chemical composition consisting of A-Pinene, B-Pinene, Limonene and Delta-Cadinene.The coconut oil offers ample hydration and strong antibacterial properties due to its naturally occurring lauric acid and naturally formed glycerin which is a powerful ingredient when it comes to restoring the skin’s moisture. The combination of these nourishing oils makes soap that is gentle for all skin types with amoisturizing, anti-inflammatory and cleansingeffect for face, body and even hair.
Good for Environment: The bar is wrapped in degradable papers as compared to liquid soaps using plastic pumps and squeezable bottles. Furthermore, the energy required for the soap bar is far less than what is needed for liquid soaps.
How to Use
Wet and rinse your hand and face with clean water before you wash with the bar soap. Work the soap into nice lather and apply it to your face with your hands. Gently massage the foamy lather into your face with a circular motion for about 20 to 30 seconds and rinse well.
For shower and body wash, first wet your body and either rub the bar soap directly over skin or create lather in hands or washcloth before scrubbing thoroughly. Rinse well to finish washing.
How to Keep
Use a draining soap dish and whenever possible keep your bar soap away from water. This helps keep the soap bar dry between uses and extends the shelf life. In humid condition, you may observe crystallization of water droplets on the soap surface. This is normal and does not affect the quality of soap.
This is for external use only. Do not ingest. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water.
Use on small skin area first and if irritation occurs, discontinue use. Read ingredient list carefully as some ingredients may cause an allergic reaction in some individual. Keep out of the reach of children.
Aqua (Water): Distilled from natural free flowing mountain water.
Beeswax: With its natural anti-wrinkle, anti fungal and other skin care properties, it is known to help soothe skin and locks in moisture.
Citral: Main active constituents in the lemongrass essential oil. It has a fresh citrus fragrance.
Citronella: Obtained from the lemongrass during steam distillation. It is soothing to the skin and creates an uplifting environment.
Coconut “Cocos nucifera” Oil: This is one of the main base ingredients in our soap. It contains fatty acids mainly the lauric acid. Other minor components are caprylic, capric, myristic, palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic acid.
Ginger “Zingiber officinale” Rhizome: Cultivated in Southern Bhutan by small scale farmers, the high bioactive contents of Gingerols, shogaols and paradols are the key indicators for its superior quality.
Glycerin: This effective emollient is naturally produced from coconut oil during the soap making process.
Linalool: This is a natural fragrant alcohol which occurs in plants essential oils.
Mugwort “Artemisia” Essential Oil: Major constituents in Artemisia are camphor, and α-Thujone. The oil has an exciting antibacterial and antifungal.
Mustard “Brassica” Seed Oil: The mustard is cultivated and the oil extracted using cold pressed method by farmers from Dekiling under Sarpang District and Dagana under Dagana District.
Orange Peel “Mandarin” Essential Oils: The oil is distilled from peels of sweet oranges through steam distillation. The major component is d-limonene.
Organic Lemongrass “Cymbopogon bhutanicus” Essential Oil: Steam distilled pure essential oil from wild harvested lemon grass with its zesty freshness and skin care properties. The oil contains high citral content – which is a key quality indicator. Other important components are geranial and neral.
It is one of the main base ingredients in our soaps. The oil contains high oleic, linolenic and erucic acid and acts as natural preservatives.
PCA Glyceryl Oleate: This beneficial byproduct is naturally produced during the saponification process, a process that involves conversion of fats and oil into soap. Glyceryl Oleate is used in hair care products because of its wondrous smoothing properties.
Rhododendron “Rhododendron anthopogon” Essential Oil: This wondrous essential oil is distilled through steam distillation of Rhododendron leaves from wild harvested at 3500 to 4500 meters above sea level by semi nomadic yak herder from Dagala Mountains. The major components of the oil are the monoterpenes α-pinene, β-pinene, limonene and the sesquiterpene δ-cadinene.
Soap Nut “Sapindus” Shell: Our soap nuts fruits are wild harvested by local communities after they ripen.
Soap nuts contain natural surfactant called ‘Saponin,’ and is a wonderful alternative to chemical detergents and are also environmentally friendly.
Sodium Cocoate: This is a pure surfactant (cleanser) that is formed during the saponification process. It is an ingredient chosen for use in skincare for its safety because it is less irritating, non-toxic and natural. This makes the soap gentle and helps retaining natural skin oils.
Sodium Hydroxide “Lye”: Lye is the key element in the soap production process albeit in small quantity. None of the lye remains in finished product. The vegetables oils when mixed with lye, produce a glycerin rich soap bar that is nourishing to skin.
Turmeric “Curcuma longa” Rhizome: The product is cultivated and processed by women groups in Central Bhuan, Zhemgang District. It contains carbohydrates, protein, fat and minerals. Turmeric oleoresin is an orange-red viscous liquid, prepared from the powdered rhizome by solvent extraction.