Respect for the Chemistry
We only use 100% Cold Process Saponification to make our Natural, Artisan SOAP. Gaia Body Works™ is not about cutting corners with synthetic detergents, sly marketing tactics or melt and pour methods. WE LOVE SCIENCE and would never disgrace the process or your skin health.
The cleansing action of many products can (and often) do more harm than good by exposing the skin to chemicals that trigger the inflammatory response while stripping the skin of its protective lipids and nutrients. Gaia Soaps are about minimizing inflammation in the skin by providing a gentle cleanse without drying the skin or stripping beneficial nutrients. Reducing inflammation in the skin is one of the best ways to prevent irritating skin conditions and skin deterioration (chronic skin inflammation damages collegen and elastin production that keeps skin supple, thick and flexible).
Its not just about keeping the bad sh** out, its also about putting the good stuff in.
It's not enough to simply keep harsh chemicals out of skin care products. The skin is a metabolically active organ that requites proper nutrition to function and stay health (like any other organ in the body).
All Gaia SOAPS are made with:
Coconut oil has amazing natural cleansing properties while producing a rich and dense lather. Provides the major source of triglycerides for saponification.
Shea Butter is one of the more popular skin care products today for good reason. Shea butter possesses amazing moisturizing properties that keep your skin soft and smooth.
Bentonite is an excellent detoxifying clay that induces and electrical charge when exposed to water. This charge can bind to and remove metals and toxins on the skin.
Avocado Oil is Packed full of vitamins and antioxidants and plays a major role in improving and maintaining healthy skin. Avocado oil also adds a creamy texture to the lather and strength to the structure of the SOAP bar. This oil is rich in vitamins A, B, D and E as well as lecithin, potassium, protein, beta carotene and amino acids. In the handcrafted SOAP world, The internet is full of information on how awesome avocado oil is for your skin. Give it a google !
Dead Sea & Epsom Salt
100% Dead Sea Salt is sourced from the Israeli Dead Sea that is known for its healing and rejuvenating properties. This Salt is extremely mineral dense, including potassium, zinc and magnesium that help regulate the skin's natural moisture balance. Additional minerals help to detox skin impurities and promote cell generation.
100% Pure Essential Oils
Gaia Body Works™ SOAP is made with 100% essential oils to add aroma and therapeutic properties. Our Bath & Body blog has more information on the uses and benefits of our essential oils.
No hidden ingredients. Just awesome SOAP. we know what we are doing.
Sometimes the English language cant accurately capture the awesomeness of something. Gaia Body Works™ SOAP is one of those things. In attempt to explain what we have here, we must borrow a word from the great Will Ferrell. Gaia SOAPS are Scrumtrulescent !