The soap is handmade cold process soap, made in small batches. Each bar weighs at least 140 grams, measuring 3¼" x 2½"x 1" (8 x 6½ x2½ cm) and is a hard bar with a fine lather.
The ingredients vary but for the most part they consist of;- palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil and shea butter. Some of our soaps and shampoos are palm free. Our shampoo bars have many of the above ingredients but in addition, carry the wonderful oils of:- jojoba, kukui nut, apricot kernel, avocado and castor,
Then the fragrances (all essential oils) are:- lavender, lemongrass, ylang ylang, clove bud, rosemary, eucalyptus and orange. In the newer soaps the additional essential oils used are:- cinnamon, citronella, sweet fennel, vanilla, pine. The shampoo bars have some of the above essential oils but also tea tree, bergamot, cedarwood and lemon.
Some soaps have mixed spices, cocoa powder, rose clay, spirulina or coffee grinds added for colour. Others have organic oatmeal and honey, aloe vera or nettle tea added for nutrition. Poppy seeds and calendula petals are included in some soaps and add both texture and detail to the soap as well as making an exfoliating bar.
We have a soap dish, handmade by ourselves, made from recycled slate, grooved to take away excess water and to allow the soap to sit comfortably and remain dry. Measurements are 4½" x 3" (10cm x 7½cm) .
Our recent addition of a body butter has been widely welcomed.
Don't want our soaps or shampoo bars without cellophane? No Problem, just contact us.
TESTIMONIAL FROM STELLA, CLONMEL
"I use monica s handmade soap all the time, my skin is nourished by the expensive and fabulous oils which are used in its production and I look forward to washing my hands in the rich good smell lather . The heart works shampoo is all I use in my hair these days as it conditions and cleans as the same time. Really good stuff."
TESTIMONIAL FROM MARY
I discovered Monica's soap a number of years ago and have never used any other soap. The quality and texture of Monica's soap is fantastic right down to the very last piece. The soap stays in tact and the fragrance last to the end. Could not recommend it highly enough. I love Monica's soap.
TESTIMONIAL FROM JILL, DUBLIN
I've literally tried so many creams and body butters and none have left my skin feeling as soft and smooth as the all natural lavender and calendula body butter . I stumbled across this product at the craft fair in dublin because I just love anything lavender and I just can't recommend it enough. I've just ordered my second batch online. Thanks a mil.
MICHELLE FROM CORK
The product was absolutely beautiful! I have extremely sensitive skin and your body butter had the loveliest texture, felt amazing on my skin and the smell was divine! A little went such a long way too, I've been using several times a week since November and have only just run out.
DIANE AT BLOOM
Got some night face cream from you on Friday and lip balm in Bloom. The cream Argan oil, evening Primrose and Lavender is amazing, the smell is gorgeous and I have been sleeping better since using it. Delighted with it. Thanks.