This cold-process soap bar cleanses delicate skin of the active cyclist who faces a unique combination of environmental pollution, sweat, oil and dirt. Detoxifying bentonite clay and tea tree oil draw out pore-clogging bacteria and tighten pores, while evening primrose restores elasticity to the skin and tamanu balances moisture from wind-chapped skin. There is also a pleasant citrus and skin calming essential oil formula so you can use it after daily rides. Using all plant-based ingredients, this bar moisturizes, lathers and leaves no residue.
This recipe was inspired in response to the 1895 article in Literary Digest (Picture courtesy of Google Digest):
“In 1890s Europe and America, bicycles were seen by many as an instrument of feminism: they gave women a measure of increased mobility, began to redefine Victorian ideas about femininity, and were eagerly taken up by many women active in the suffrage movement. Bikes helped stoke dress reform movements, which aimed to reduce Victorian restrictions on clothes and undergarments so women could wear clothes that allowed them to engage in physical activities.” from: https://books.google.com/books?id=Eqk5AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA548#v=twopage&q&f=true
92% Organic Ingredients*
Ingredients:Olea Europaea (Olive*) Fruit Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Aqua (Distilled Water), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut*) Oil, Sodium Hydroxide (Lye), Ricinus Communis Seed (Castor) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose*) Oil, Bentonite Clay, Carbo Activatus (Activated Charcoal), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Autantium Dulcis (Blood Orange) Oil, Pelargoinium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Seed Oil.
Bars are approximately 5 oz, measuring 3 x 2 x 1.5″ and are wrapped in plantable paper, embedded with wildflower seeds.
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