Hurrey, Got listed on craftsvilla

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Hey Girls, taking this opportunity to shout out that I am finally listed on craftsvilla. It is still a work in progress but so happy to be there. Do check out my page at www.craftsvilla.com/swarnkrita and show some love.

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Neem Haldi Tulsi Soap

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Hi Ladies,

Last week was really hectic so could not tell you all about this. Recently made this amazing, dark & handsome soap with freshly crushed Neem leaves, Cold Pressed Neem Oil and essential Oil of Basil or Tulsi. Perrrrfect for this humid monsoon season starting up. All these ingredients are considered good for the skin and have anti-bacterial properties.

And to top it all, it has crushed walnut powder to give the skin a mild scrub.

Now these soaps are cut and curing on my soap rack. Since I make only small batches, it happens that by the time the word goes out, the batch is close to finishing. So if you like it, pre-book it now. I will be shipping them starting 24th June.

Enjoy the rains.

Orangy-Tangy-Yummy

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Its going to be back…. the Orange Blast Soap has been in slumber for a couple of weeks and needs just a bit more sleep. Its orangy-tangy-sweet smell will wake you up with a bang. You can pre-order by connecting with me on gmail or whatsapp as well.

Exquisite Ingredients give excellent results

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The handmade soaps that I make have ingredients which have known benefits for skin and have been used for skin care since a long time. They are so good for the skin that you can directly use them as massage oils.

Coconut Oil keeps the skin nourished and soft. It also has anti-aging properties and protects the skin from harmful effects of the Sun. Have a look at how many ways you can use coconut oil here

Castor oil has been used for centuries for its anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties. It is one of the most widely used ingredients in cosmetics, soaps, massage oils etc. Castor oil is an excellent emollient for the facial skin

Olive Oil is loaded with antioxidants and nutrition. Olive oil can also help repair skin damage from sun exposure, cigarette smoke and pollutants.  Using it as a massage oil in winters can keep your skin soft and supple.

Commercial soaps contain so many chemicals; I don’t think any manufacturer will ever recommend putting the ingredients directly on skin 😉

Do You Know?

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Transparent soaps look so good to hold against the light and see through. A lot many adverts have that image. Do you know how a plain jane bar of soap turns transparent?

Transparent soap is made by adding alcohol to the soap; and that too 80%-90% ABV alcohol. Such high alcohol content is very drying for the skin. It strips the skin of the natural oil. This can leave the skin scratchy and itchy. It can also cause flakiness. Bereft of its natural oil barrier, the skin can become prone to rashes too.

Choose a soap which is good for you, not just good to look at; much like choosing a life partner 😉

FAQ: Its just soap, why bother with natural?

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Do we eat just about anything being sold in the market? I bet all of us look at the way the food is prepared, the ingredients, hygiene levels before ordering food.  And if its junk food, we steer away quickly.

What we put on our skin requires just as much thought. Skin is the largest organ of our body and to take care of it requires that we keep it clean, balanced and let it breath.

Commercial soaps are like junk food. They have chemicals, fillers and colors added just to make the soap look good, not because those ingredients are good for our skin. These soaps are stripped off the natural glycerin even though it’s one of the best things for skin. This makes the skin dry and scratchy. The same glycerin is then sold back to us to treat the dry skin caused by such harsh soaps.

Swarnkrita Natural soaps have all ingredients chosen for their benefit to the skin, not just to beautify the soap. Natural products like glycerin remain in the soap to benefit the user. Instead of soaps made from synthetic chemicals , I prefer the ones made from natural ingredients.

Soap is even better than makeup, it makes the skin glow from the inside.

Shhh…Vetiver is sleeping :-)

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Just spent time cutting up a fresh new batch of natural handcrafted soaps with essential oil of Vetiver. It also has poppy seeds to add slight exfoliation to the bar. Now these beauties are off to sleep for four weeks so that they transform into mild and soothing bars of awesome soap when they wake up 🙂

Weekend fun… Packing Soap :-)

Weekends are usually the time when I get to work on Soap batches. Work like researching some new essential oil combination or trying a new recipe, designing packaging etc all get my attention during the weekends. Spent the morning designing and packing the new batch of unscented coffee soap. It has turned out quite good I think, how do you like it?

Unscented soaps are great for you if you find the factory made soaps chemical scents overpowering.

Coffee makes the soap so plush and mild on the skin.

Goodness in a bar

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Turn your bath into a Spa experience with this hand crafted bar of soap. This Soap bar is made from pure oils of Castor, Coconut, Rice Bran and with an exotic mix of essential oils of Basil, Lime and Orange.

Made using Cold Process method means this bar is very mild and amazing for the skin. It is aged for four weeks to ensure you get a great bar with richness and goodness of the oils locked in.

Castor oil is used to Super-fat this bar and makes the skin supple and soft.

The essential oils of Basil, Lime and Orange add a heady and exotic fragrance to the soap. It is uplifting and turns the bath into a spa experience.

Basil Essential Oil is an astringent and has a relaxing effect.

Lime Essential Oil is refreshing and Stimulating. It is great for the summer weather ahead and is anti-bacterial as well.

Orange Essential Oil uplifts the mood and is energizing.

Dont take my word for it, experience it yourself 🙂