Our Ylang Ylang, Jasmine and Cedarwood Soap has a relaxing and calming scent from its pure, organic essential oils and is traditionally made with 100% coconut oil.
As with all of our Soaps, we use our Extra Virgin Fair Trade Organic Raw Coconut Oil and unlike many others, ours contains absolutely NO PALM OIL.
We’ve purposefully chosen not to use palm oil, even sustainable palm oil, due to its negative impact on the environment, habitat, animals and eco-systems.
There’s hardly a day goes by without reading in the press about deforestation for palm oil production and the fact that the very existence of orangutans is threatened because of this. We're proud to confirm that no palm oil is used in our entire range of Natural Soaps.
Our Soap is NOT tested on animals.
As well as being Fair Trade, this soap bar is produced in the UK, by a company originally set up to provide employment and opportunity in an otherwise deprived area.
Our Ylang Ylang, Jasmine and Cedarwood Soap bar lathers really well when rubbed between wet hands and can be used daily on the body. As with all soaps, avoid contact with eyes and if you should get some in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with clean water.
The process involved in making our Ylang Ylang, Jasmine and Cedarwood Soap is as follows and is the traditional way in which soap was originally made:
The aim with our collection of Natural Soap bars is to keep them as natural as can be. We’ve specifically chosen to use sustainable, natural ingredients rather than petroleum and synthetic and artificial ingredients which is the way many beauty and cleansing bars are created. We’re excited with the result and love the way our Soaps lather well and clean skin effectively.
Before using any of our soaps, we recommend doing a small patch test on your skin since we’re all different and what suits one person, may not suit another.
The plastic sachet is required to protect and preserve the soap’s unique formulation, whilst in storage. Soaps are normally made from palm oil and a soap made wholly from coconut oil, as ours is, is uncommon.
With its better foaming and lathering qualities than soaps made with palm oil, this unique formula means the soap can sweat, which presents something of a challenge to us in storing it, hence the use of flow wrap.
We realise that this is not ideal and assure you that the packaging weight is minimised and the material is recyclable.
We continue to investigate for suitable alternatives and, if found, we will look to replace this with a more environmentally acceptable solution.
2. Is the carton/box recyclable?
Yes, the FSC box is recyclable, compostable and biodegradable.
3. Being made of coconut oil, will this soap clog the drains?
Our Soap manufacturer confirms, “The coconut oil in the soaps will not clog drains as it is carried away by the soap suds in rinsing.”
4. Are Lucy Bee Soaps nut free?
Our range of Soaps are nut and peanut free in their ingredients. However, they are produced in an environment which uses nut oils (such as almond oil and argan oil, for example) for other brands’ soaps and whilst the production line is cleaned thoroughly before our Soaps are made, this production line is not cleaned to food grade standard.
We would always advise to err on the side of caution and if in doubt, do a small patch test on skin before using our Soaps.
5. What is the significance of the essential oils being organic?
All the essential oils used in the Lucy Bee product range are Certified Organic oils sourced from all over the world. Being Organically Certified means, all of the plant raw materials required for oil production are sustainably cultivated and monitored by certifying bodies from seed all the way through to the oil. Being Certified will also mean that no nasty pesticides are being used and therefore there would be minimal impact on insects’ and bees’ life cycle and habitats.