Natural Hand Sanitiser?.. you decide? Handmade Goats Milk & Blackcurrant Seed Oil Soap with Neem Oil.

With the current situation regarding the spread of Corona Virus many of us have taken to washing our hands repeatedly throughout the day as well as applying hand sanitisers at every opportunity. This is all very well except many of the products being used contain harsh ingredients that are known to dry and damage the skin. The question is how can we ensure we keep our hands clean and our skin protected using nature?

Goats milk Soap has a variety of benefits and has been used for centuries. Goats Milk is effective for treating acne and skin infections, it also has antimicrobial properties that delays the growth of pathogenic organisms. This is explained in the link I found below.

http://jbas.juw.edu.pk/index.php/JBAS/article/view/77

Our Goats Milk & Blackcurrant seed Oil Soap is a fantastic un-fragranced everyday soap, it is gentle on all types of skin and can also be used on the face. We have high customer feedback that suggests that this soap helps relieve the symptoms of Eczema and Psoriasis. This soap also contains Neem Oil which is well know for its Anti bacterial properties.

‘A 2019 study examined the antibacterial properties of cosmetic products containing neem compounds. The authors found that soaps containing extracts of neem leaf or neem bark prevented the growth of several strains of bacteria’

With this being said we cannot make any medical claims for our soaps as they are not tested for this purpose, however the facts about the ingredients cannot be ignored.

Palm Oil Free, SLS Free, Paraben Free, Cruelty Free

What is Palm Oil? Why would you not use it in your soap?

One of the most common questions we are asked by our customers is “What is Palm Oil?” shortly followed by “Why don’t you use Palm Oil, Why is Palm Oil bad?”

What Is Palm Oil?

Palm Oil is a vegetable Oil, It comes from the fruit of Oil Palm Trees. It can be found in the majority of packaged food we find in the supermarket as well as soaps and cosmetics to name a few.

Palm Trees are native to Africa but were introduced to South East Asia Over 100 years ago. Now Indonesia and Malaysia produce 85% of the worlds supply with 42 other countries making up the other 15%.

Why don’t you use Palm Oil, Why is Palm Oil bad?

Palm Oil itself isn’t bad or harmful, However methods and aspects of the production are. Huge deforestation of some of the planets most biodiverse Forests allow for the planting of Oil Palm Trees. The destruction of the forests and the changing of the soil type is pushing millions of tonnes of Green house gases into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change. Not only this but the deforestation is destroying the habitats of already endangered species such as the Orangutan, pygmy elephant and Sumatran rhino.

With this into consideration we feel the need to promote this issue and make people aware of the destruction associated with Industrial Palm Oil Production. Our products represent quality that can be obtained without using Palm Oil. We are 100% Palm Oil Free.

Christmas Gift Ideas: Our POD Centre MK, Milton Keynes

As Christmas quickly approaches in Milton Keynes we start to see our ‘Wee’ shopping pod fill with customers all looking for unique little stocking fillers and gift sets for loved ones. The atmosphere is vibrant and festive as we are located right alongside Santas Grotto in Middleton Hall.

Its nice to hear the lovely comments about our products but its also refreshing to hear that shoppers in Milton Keynes care just as much about what goes onto their skin and the ethical approach behind it just as much as our customer base in the north.

Our bright and festive shopping pod full of wonderful gift ideas

Our Shelves are jam packed with products, ranging from Soaps and Body butters through to Gift sets and even Dog Shampoo bars all handmade and all made using 100% Palm Oil Free Ingredients. Our Christmas offer Mix and Match 3 x 45g Soap and Salt Scrub Bars for £10 appears to be a popular choice as are the wool felted soaps, wrapped in 100% Shetland Wool.

Skin Care Soaps, Fragrance Soaps & Salt Scrubs Bars are all part of our mix and match deal.

As ever our Hand & Body butters are going down a treat. They include some very rich ingredients including Mango Seed Butter, Kokkum Butter and Illipe Butter and come in a variety of fragrances including Clementine and Prosecco, Pomegranate & Raspberry, Strawberry Shortcake and limited edition Christmas fragrances. We also have our Un fragranced hand and body butter which our customers recommend as a post shower moisturiser which can be used on the face.

We have brought along our full range of luxury Body Butters.

Pre made gift sets are available in many varieties and most include smaller mini versions of our soaps and body butters to allow a greater range to be presented. We can also adapt and customise what goes into them, whatever suits your needs and taste.

Beautiful; Festive Gift Boxes which can be customised to suit your taste.

Whoever you are shopping for be sure to pop into our Pod let us help you find the perfect gift.

We are located in Centre:MK, Pod 21 between NEXT and Caffe Nero, Middleton Hall.

Don’t Forget the Dog this Christmas! Specifically designed and created to care for your dogs coat and skin!

Heidrun Cosmetics to visit Milton Keynes for Christmas 2019

We are pleased to announce that we will be visiting Milton Keynes from the 15th December until the new year! our pop up shopping pod will be based in The Centre: MK during the Christmas Market. We will be bringing along a large range of our luxury handmade Goats Milk products including:

  • Skin Care Soaps
  • Fragrance Soaps
  • Shampoo Bars
  • Dog Shampoo Bars
  • Hand & Body Butters including out limited addition Christmas fragrances.
  • Liquid Soaps & Body Wash
  • Christmas Gift Sets
  • Plus Much More
Our shopping pod will be positioned between Cafe Nero and Next, just along from Primark.

This is a fantastic opportunity to reach out to our customers further afield and to also introduce and promote our exceptional Palm Oil Free products from the wilds of Orkney to the wider market. Unique products and Unique gifts that truly benefit your skin. we hope to see you there!