Photoshoot With My Soaps!

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Today I did a little photoshoot with my new soaps. I’m so excited with the summer fragrances being listed next week in my Etsy shop.

Sweet Grass
Sea Island Cotton
Citrus Pomegranate
Hawaiian Plumeria
Men’s Alchemist Collection (FIRE, AIR, WATER, EARTH)
And so many more!

What is your favourite fragrance for the summer?

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Not All Soaps Are Created Equal

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Not all artisan soaps are created equal…
unfortunately.

Did you ever read the ingredients on your bar soap? A common inexpensive ingredient found in bar soaps is TALLOW which is rendered from animal fat such as beef or mutton but could also contain lard (from pork) according to industry standards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallow). Although, many people speak of it’s moisturizing benefits, it is not considered vegan.

If tallow is not your cup of tea – which isn’t mine either – please read your labels!

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There are several names used for tallow which could be hiding in your bar soap, the latter being less apparent than the first 2. Here’s what to look for in the list of ingredients:

Tallow
Beef Tallow
Sodium Tallowate

So, if you are looking for pure vegan luxury soaps, keep your eyes open for these animal-sourced ingredients. At The Olive Tree Soap Company, I use only high quality vegan oils and butters to nourish your family’s skin.

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Happy Cleansing!

Sobia

 

Interview by My Halal Kitchen

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I never thought I would be saying this ever but I was interviewed by Yvonne Maffei of My Halal Kitchen in January.  It was a very exciting moment for me because I had been following her blog for over a year and loved everything about it!  So, when I was contacted to conduct a giveaway and interview, I naturally seized the moment.  It was a true honour and a great blessing.

Check it my interview here to read all about how I started my business and philosophy behind it.

Thank you for all your support!

Sobia