Savona is handmade soap in its true pure form.It gently cleanses
away excess oils and bacteria, but it doesn't strip your skin of its natural
We make our soaps from scratch using the finest oils and butters
and the most valuable essential oils and precious herbs.We do not add animal
products, chemical additives, artificial preservatives, synthetic colour or
All our ingredients are individually chosen and combined
to create the finest soaps available, each of which does something
wonderful to your skin and hair.
Our soaps are naturally gentle, suitable for all skin types, and
are available in a variety of scents and unscented.
2-How is handmade soap different from commercial soaps?
- It's all about the ingredients!Our handmade soaps are made from
the finest vegetable oils that are chosen for their qualities to moisturize,
nourish and add and fluffy lather.
Commercial soaps are made from tallow(animal fat) and other
low-cost oils that offer negligible benefits for your skin.
- Glycerine, which is a by-product of the soap making process is
often removed during commercial soap making, to be sold at high prices.
We do not remove glycerine from our handcrafted soap. So
with Savona, you get a fabulous cleanser and moisturizer all in one.
- In fact, commercial soap bars are not real soap at all,
they are actually detergents made from synthetic surfactants, petrochemicals
and foaming agents.They strip the natural moisturizing oils from your skin
leaving it dry and itchy.
3-What is the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils?
Essential oils are natural,
fragrant, therapeutic botanical oils that come directly from plants, flowers,
herbs, spices, and fruits. To make essential oils, large quantities of fresh
flowers, leaves, and other fragrant plant material (such as citrus peels or
cinnamon bark) are pressed or steam distilled to release their natural oils.
Essential oils do not only contribute clean beautiful scents to our soaps and
other bath and body products, but they also carry the healing properties and
skin care benefits of the plants themselves.
Fragrance oils are synthetically produced
chemical compounds. While they are available in an endless array of scents,
fragrance oils not only add zero skin care benefits, they often irritate
sensitive skin and noses, and they can dry out your skin. Most fragrances
contain chemical stabilizers called phthalates, which are shown to have harmful
effects even with relatively low levels of use.
4-Is Savona handmade soap good for sensitive skin?
Of course! Our soaps are free from all the chemical additives that
cause skin irritation, so they make the perfect choice for people with
sensitive skin and those suffering from conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
5-Do we really need anti-bacterial soap?
Anti-bacterial soaps lead to the development of more
resistant bacterial strains, and unless you are going to make an
operation, natural handmade soaps are just enough to wash your hands.
Anti- bacterial soaps may work on bacteria, but they do
nothing to protect against viruses which are the main causes of illnesses like
flu and colds.
Last and not least, there are many increasing concerns
about the use of Triclosan, which is the anti-bacterial ingredient in most
commercial hand soaps and cleansers.It has been shown to cause endocrine
disruption and has been linked to eczema, asthma and many other allergies.
6-How are the facial bars different from other soap bars?
As the face complexion is more delicate than the rest of our body,
facial bars should have a lower cleansing power.They are also more super-fatted to provide extra moisture and their ingredients are carefully
chosen to present a soap bar suitable for every skin type.
7-HOW ARE SHAMPOO BARS DIFFERENT FROM COMMERCIAL SHAMPOOS?
1-Shampoo bars do not contain sodium laurel sulphate and
sodium laurel ethosulphate (SLS and SLES).These are surfactants that soap
and shampoo manufacturers use to make their products lather up.These
surfactants strip your hair of its natural oils while cleaning causing dry hair
and irritated scalp.
2-Shampoo bars are made from the finest oils and butters and are
enriched with many botanicals, milk and essential oils that all
help achieve clean, soft and manageable hair.
3-Shampoo bars do not require preservation and therefore they
are paraben free.
4-Being ultra gentle, shampoo bars are very beneficial for
colored hair as they will make the color last longer.
5-Shampoo bars are very convenient during travelling as there
is no risk of the shampoo being spilt in your luggage.
8-I FELT MY HAIR LOOKED WIERD WHEN I FIRST USED THE SHAMPOO
BAR,IS IT NORMAL?
This is quite normal and it happened with many of our
customers.They felt their hair is somewhat heavy or you can even say it's
This happens because most of the commercial shampoos available in
the market nowadays contain silicones and silica that make the hair look nice
but they also leave a residue on the hair shaft.Your hair, therefore,
needs a transition period before it is fully free of the chemicals and
residues from previous hair products.You need to give your hair some time to
adapt and once it is used to the new shampoo bar, you will never want to return
to your old commercial shampoo again.
9-WHAT IS THE PERFECT WAY TO WASH YOUR HAIR USING A SHAMPOO BAR?
1.thoroughly wet your hair
2.wet the shampoo bar and rub the bar across your
head in strokes from front to back until you have covered the entire scalp.
3.massage your entire scalp in a circular motion to
work the lather through your hair. Do not rub the bar or work the lather on the
length of your hair.
4. rinse well allowing the shampoo to drip down the
length of your hair. This rinsing is enough to clean the length of your
5.rinse for at least one minute, rubbing your fingers
through your hair to be sure that all of the shampoo is out.
6.rinse with the apple cider vinegar rinse(1part
7.squeeze gently on the length to remove excess water
and cover dry a towel. Do not rub the towel over your wet hair
because it causes nasty tangles.
8.use a wide toothed comb and gently comb starting
from the bottom hair moving upwards.
10-HOW LONG DOES A BAR OF SOAP LAST?
A bar of Savona handmade soap will last anywhere from several
weeks to several months, depending on use. Because there is lots of natural
glycerin in handmade soap, and because there are no synthetic chemicals to act
as hardening agents, handmade soap is usually a little softer than commercial
soap bars, but with proper care, it will last even longer than regular soaps.
11-How should we keep the soap between uses?
To ensure a long life for your soap, always rest it on a
draining soap dish or make it stand on its side, out of the spray range of the
12-WHY DO WE NEED TO EXFOLIATE?
As we age, the process of cell regeneration slows down. This
means that the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones. When
old skin cells start to pile up on the surface of the skin, it can leave skin
looking dull, rough, and dry. Furthermore, the build-up of dead skin cells can
result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne.
Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the
skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing
products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more
effective. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking
fresh and healthy.