Antimicrobial

Tea tree and lavender.

5,50

4 in stock

Description

This antimicrobial soap was designed by a cosmetic chemist at the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic. The recipe was made available to soap makers who were inundated with demand for soap. Soap makers across Europe (and maybe further afield) donated thousands of bars of this particular soap to hospitals, care homes, homeless people and other people in need.

Here is a quote from the Cosmetic Safety Assessment company website.

“Soap is naturally antimicrobial by its nature of action – it is cleansing, mechanically, by the physical action of washing and rinsing, thereby removing surface contamination, and it has surfactant properties that are chemically damaging to microbes.
ALL soaps exhibit these properties and are vital in terms of the increased hygiene requirements during the current outbreak.
It makes sense, however, that the instant sanitising effect of soap can be augmented by the further addition of agents, synthetic or naturally derived, that stay on the skin, in part, even after rinsing to provide additional protection between washing.
Our personal choice of antimicrobial agents is a combination of Lavender and Tea tree essential oils. 3% total – when we wash our hands, it’s estimated that approximately 1% of the product stays on the skin – in terms of essential oils, the simple proof of this is to just smell your hands after washing.”

 

Additional information

Weight 105 g
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 2 cm

Ingredients

A European legal requirement for labels is using the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI). The table below shows you what is on the product label alongside the explanation in plain language.

Saponified oils are oils treated with sodium or potassium hydroxide to convert them into soap.

INCI In plain language
Sodium olivate Saponified olive oil.
Sodium cocoate Saponified coconut oil.
Sodium shea butterate Saponified shea butter.
Aqua Water.
Glycerin Glycerine – this is naturally occurring glycerine not an added ingredient.
Sodium castorate Saponified castor oil.
Lavandula angustifolia oil Lavender essential oil
Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil Tea tree essential oil.
Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool Allergens naturally present in the essential oils

 

Characteristics

Each bar weighs approximately 100 grams and measures about 7 centimetres square and 2 centimetres deep.

Please note that these soaps are handmade, there may be a difference in the colours, swirling and marbling designs. Each bar is unique.

Allergens

On the INCI list of ingredients, you will see Geraniol, Limonene and Linalool listed as allergens.

These allergens are naturally present in the essential oils used.

The Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 lists the 26 most-known allergenic substances. These substances must appear on cosmetic product labels when present in the finished formula at certain thresholds.