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Spearmint Basil and Clove Exfoliating Natural Bar 150g

Regular price £9.00 On Sale

Description

Our Spearmint, Basil and Clove Exfoliating Natural Soap bar is traditionally made with 100% coconut oil and uses our Extra Virgin Fair Trade Organic Raw Coconut Oil.

It includes crushed coconut shell in the soap to naturally exfoliate (note this is different to the Coconut Shell Soap Dish) and we’ve chosen this particular blend of organic, pure essential oils for their refreshing scent.

  • SILVER Award from the 2019 Free From Skincare Awards
  • # 1 Ethical Best Buy, as voted by the Ethical Consumer Magazine - see here for details
  • No palm oil or any derivatives of palm oil
  • Vegan
  • COSMOS organic
  • Cruelty Free
  • Fair Trade
  • Produced in the UK, by a company originally set up to provide employment and opportunity in an otherwise deprived area

Like all of our Soaps, this lathers really easily when rubbed between wet hands and can be used on the body as often as required. As with all soaps, avoid contact with eyes and if you should get some in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with clean water.

No Palm Oil

Many soaps list palm oil in their ingredients but we choose not to use it in ours, even sustainable palm oil, due to its negative impact on the environment, habitat, animals and eco-systems.

There’s hardly a day goes by without reading in the press about deforestation for palm oil production and the fact that the very existence of orangutans is threatened because of this.

Many ingredients used in skincare include a derivative of palm oil, and it’s not always obvious that it’s been used. For example, some emulsifiers are sourced from either palm oil or coconut and the manufacturer of the emulsifier may not differentiate the source. We can confirm that no palm oil or derivatives of palm oil are used in any of our products.

How Soap is Made

The traditional way of making soap is by saponification – a chemical reaction between two natural ingredients: a fat (coconut oil) and a strong alkali (such as sodium hydroxide).

This ancient and original way of producing soap is exactly how Lucy Bee Soap is made. We use sustainable, natural ingredients rather than petroleum and synthetic and artificial ingredients, which is the way many beauty and cleansing bars are created.

The process involved in making our Soap is as follows:

  1. Coconut oil is mixed with sodium hydroxide, an alkali, during a process known as saponification which creates a stable soap base to form into pellet shapes, called soap noodles.

  2. The pure, organic, essential oils and crushed coconut shell are added, where applicable and mixed into the soap noodles.
  3. The soap noodles pass through a machine to form one continuous block, which is then cut into smaller, individual soap bars.
  4. Our logo is stamped into each bar and then checked to make sure each bar is perfect.
  5. The individual bars are now wrapped in recyclable flow wrap, to keep each bar fresh, before being placed into its own recyclable, biodegradable box, ready for you to choose.

Lucy Bee Soap is Free From:

  • Palm oil – has environmental issues and adversely affects local livelihoods
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) – can strip skin of its natural oils
  • Artificial fragrances
  • Preservatives
  • Petroleum

Packaging

To protect the unique formulation of our soaps and to prolong the scent of the essential oils (where applicable), these need to be wrapped in a recyclable PP plastic sachet/flow wrap, which we then pack in an FSC recyclable, compostable and biodegradable card carton.

Soaps are normally made from palm oil and a soap made wholly from coconut oil, as ours is, is uncommon.

With its better foaming and lathering qualities than soaps made with palm oil, this unique formula means the soap can sweat, which presents something of a challenge to us in storing it, hence the use of flow wrap. Please be assured that the packaging weight is minimised,

We always aim to avoid plastic and to be as environmentally-friendly as we can - this is an area that we passionately care about and, as a small business, we are doing our very best. We are working on trials using a new biodegradable flow wrap, which we hope to use for future productions.

FAQs

  1. Being made of coconut oil, will this soap clog the drains?

Our Soap manufacturer confirms, “The coconut oil in the soaps will not clog drains as it is carried away by the soap suds in rinsing."

2. Are Lucy Bee Soaps nut free?

Our range of soaps are nut and peanut free in their ingredients. However, they are produced in an environment which uses nut oils (such as almond oil and argan oil, for example) for other brands’ soaps and whilst the production line is cleaned thoroughly before our Soaps are made, this production line is not cleaned to food grade standard.

We would always advise to err on the side of caution and if in doubt, do a small patch test on skin before using our Soaps.

3. Is the glycerin in your Soaps from palm oil?

No, it isn’t. The glycerin in the Lucy Bee Soap isn’t actually added, it is created by the reaction of the base chemical on coconut oil.

Saponification is the process where a fat is treated with an alkali which is the traditional way to produce soap. Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides, such as lauric acid, capric acid, caprylic acid and myristic acid, and these are converted to glycerin.

Rest assured, there is no palm oil in our Soap, and we would never use it in any Lucy Bee product.

4. Can I use this soap on my face?

We don’t recommend using our Soap on your face. The purpose of soap is to remove dirt, grime and oil from the skin. Though our Soaps are natural, if you were to use these on your face, over time it could be harsh on the face. The skin here is thinner than the rest of your body and can become sensitive.

We have a skincare range out which is dermatologically approved, and this is our recommended option for use on your face.

5. What is the significance of the essential oils being organic?

All the essential oils used in the Lucy Bee product range are Certified Organic oils sourced from all over the world. Being Organically Certified means, all of the plant raw materials required for oil production are sustainably cultivated and monitored by certifying bodies from seed all the way through to the oil. Being Certified will also mean that no nasty pesticides are being used and therefore there would be minimal impact on insects’ and bees’ life cycle and habitats.

Ingredients

  • Sodium Cocoate 
  • Aqua (Water)
  • Glycerin
  • Coconut Acid
  • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Parfum
  • Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Oil
  • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Shell Powder
  • Limonene
  • Ocimum Basilicum (Sweet Basil) Oil
  • Linalool
  • Eugenol
  • Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove) Bud Oil

Our Soap is NOT tested on animals. It is:

  • Vegan
  • COSMOS ORGANIC
  • Fair Trade
  • Palm Oil Free

Before using any of our soaps, we recommend doing a small patch test on your skin since we’re all different and what suits one person, may not suit another.


    4.82 Average

    78 Reviews

    Anonymous

    Gemma C

    I love all of the Lucy Bee soaps, this one is my favourite by far. Smells amazing and feel so fresh afterwards. They lather more than any bar or liquid soap I’ve ever used......thank you

    Thank you for your review, Gemma. I agree, the exfoliating bar is my favourite too as the smell is so fresh! Our soap bars contain zero palm oil and lather up so luxuriously! Thank you, Rian

    Anonymous

    I'll never go back to shower gel ever again! The soaps are incredible- really moisturising and not at all drying like most others

    Thank you for your lovely review, it is fantastic to hear how much you enjoy the Lucy Bee soap and that you have converted from using shower gel! Like you said, it's wonderful to be able to cut down on plastic usage, and to use a soap with zero palm oil. Thank you, Rian

    Lydia P

    I have tried this for the first time today. It is probably the best soap I have ever tried. The smell is divine and it lathers up so well. My skin felt so amazing afterwards with its gentle exfoliating. I will now be adding this to my list of essentials!!! Thank you for such amazing products!!!

    Hi Lydia, thank you so much for your wonderful review! Our soap bars reflect our core values - palm oil free, organic, Fair Trade and are as effective as they are ethical. The soaps lather really well and leave skin moisturised and clean. So pleased to hear you are enjoying our exfoliating bar. Thank you, Rian

    Anonymous

    First time buying this and I’m so happy I did. I’ve genuinely never been so excited about soap! Will definitely be buying again xxx

    Thank you for your review, it is wonderful to hear how much you like our Exfoliating Bar! Our soaps are Vegan, COSMOS organic, Cruelty Free, Fair Trade and contains zero palm oil. Thank you, Rian

    Jeff W

    Great product. Love the packaging too

    Thank you Jeff, we are so pleased you are enjoying our Exfoliating Bar. Our soaps are traditionally made with 100% coconut, and uses organic essential oils for their refreshing scents. Thank you for your review, Rian

    Yasmin O

    Never had a soap bar that I like before this smells amazing and lathers up so well! The quality of Lucy’s products are outstanding

    Thank you for your review, Yasmin. Our Exfoliating Natural Soap bar is traditionally made with 100% coconut oil. It includes crushed coconut shell in the soap to naturally exfoliate and we’ve chosen this particular blend of organic, pure essential oils for their refreshing scent. We are so pleased you like it! Rian

    Alexia P

    Oh my goodness, soft lovely feeling skin after use, and amazing on elbows and my knees

    Hi Alexia, thank you for your review - it is wonderful to hear you are enjoying our Exfoliating Bar. Our soap is traditionally made with 100& coconut oil, and contains zero palm oil. Thank you, Rian

    Anonymous

    Love. Does what it says on the tin.

    We are so pleased you love our exfoliating bar as much as we do! Thank you, Rian

    Melanie B

    Hannah E

    Love this gorgeous smelling soap bar! Exfoliates amazingly well and leaves your skin feeling super clean, smooth and refreshed. I've only just started using it but can definitely tell the bar will last longer then a standard shower gel, a little goes a long well as it lathers up beautifully. Would recommend applying to a shower pouffe or sponge first instead of directly onto skin as find it is gentler as it is an exfoliating product. Overall so impressed and will be purchasing more soaps from the range.

    Hi Hannah, thank you for your review. I agree, the scent of this bar is so refreshing! Our soaps are completely natural - we use our Coconut Oil for the base, and organic essential oils for the different fragrances which smell beautiful. The coconut shell is perfect to exfoliate the natural way. Thank you, Rian

    Hannah

    My absolute favourite soap bar! Perfect for holidays to keep the tan fresh. Obsessed with the smell of this too! LOVE!

    Thank you Hannah, this is my favourite bar too! I agree, the scent is so refreshing. It is also a great way to cut down on plastic soap and shower gel bottles. Thank you, Rian

    Anonymous

    I found this quite harsh with the shell pieces as they are quite big and it is also very drying. Having said that it hasn’t put me off trying a different version in the future

    Hi, thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear you found this bar too harsh. If you are finding rubbing the soap directly onto your skin too harsh, you could try rubbing the soap in your hands to lather and then rubbing onto your skin instead. I hope you do try another bar in the future. Many thanks, Rian

    Anonymous

    I found this quite harsh with the shell pieces as they are quite big and it is also very drying. Having said that it hasn’t put me off trying a different version in the future

    Anonymous

    I found this quite harsh with the shell pieces as they are quite big and it is also very drying. Having said that it hasn’t put me off trying a different version in the future

    Ethel R

    This is one of the best natural soaps I have ever tried. Gentle exfoliation and very pleasant smell. It is a large bar.

    Thank you for your review, Ethel. I agree, the smell of the spearmint bar is so refreshing and the bar lathers up so well! It is made with with 100% coconut oil and uses organic, pure essential oils for their refreshing scent. Thank you for your feedback, Rian

    Josh M

    Delicious, huge, and wonderfully exfoliating. The perfect bar of soap

    Thank you for your review, Josh. I agree, this is my favourite bar and it is perfect! Our bar soaps are certified Vegan, COSMOS organic, Cruelty Free, Fair Trade and contain zero palm oil. Thank you, Rian

    Kelly G

    I love this soap so much. When trying to move away from plastic laden shower gels, soap is a great alternative but they can be quite drying for the skin. Not this one though, moisturising, lathers up great, nice amount of exfoliation and best of all is the smell. It smells like spearmint chews my mum used to get me as a kid.

    Hi Kelly, thank you for your 5* review! I agree, this soap is my favourite from the collection and it smells divine! We hope you enjoy trying the others too. Thanks, Rian

    Katherine R

    Zoe W

    Just the right amount of exfoliation, my skin feels clean, refreshed and smooth after use in the shower.

    Thank you Zoe for the 5* review! This is my favourite of the Lucy Bee Bar Soaps! I love the fragrance and the gentle exfoliation too! Thank you, Rian

    Susan N

    A great exfoliator and an amazing scent.

    Hi Susan, thank you for your review. I agree, this is my favourite bar as it smells so amazing - organic, pure essential oils are used for their refreshing scent. Thank you, Rian

    Alexis D

    Having tried loads of natural and organic soaps I'm yet to find one that isn't drying, however this Lucy Bee one is AMAZING!! I've even converted my husband from buying cheap shower gels. Its so creamy and lathers up really easily. I also love the exfoliating properties. Gorgeous scent too, and not overpowering.

    This is great to hear Alexis, thank you! This bar won Silver at the 2019 Free From Skincare Awards (and our Fragrance Free won Gold), and uses crushed coconut shell to exfoliate skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. Like all of our soaps, it's free from palm oil and is certified Vegan, COSMOS Organic and Cruelty Free. I've switched to our soap bars having used shower gels for years and love how effective these are plus reducing plastic in the home. Petrina

    Alison W

    This soap is beautiful and lathers up SO nicely, and doesn't dry out the skin! I've used so many other soaps that make my skin so dry/itchy but not this one, really good quality product :)

    Thank you for your feedback, it's great to know how much you are enjoying the exfoliating soap bar. This bar won SILVER Award from the 2019 Free From Skincare Awards, and is # 1 Ethical Best Buy, as voted by the Ethical Consumer Magazine. Thank you, Rian

    Kate C

    I tried the Spearmint Basic Exfoliator bar of soap recently and was totally blown over by how amazing it is. Smells heavenly, gently exfoliates with the tiny bits of coconut shell in there. My skins smells delicious and couldn't be softer.

    Thank you Kate, it's wonderful to hear that you are enjoying the Spearmint exfoliating bar! This particular blend of organic, pure essential oils were chosen for their refreshing scent. Our soaps are certified Vegan, COSMOS organic, Cruelty Free, Fair Trade and contain zero palm oil. Thank you for your review, Rian

    Anonymous

    This is my favourite soap and I regularly buy it and even give as gifts to family and friends. Smells beautifully!

    Thank you for your review, I agree that this bar smells amazing! So pleased to hear that you also give as a gift! Thank you, Rian

    Anika B

    Great smell and it's not too rough for an exfoliating bar. Skin is left soft.

    Thank you Anika, it's great to hear that you are enjoying our exfoliating bar. I agree, it's just the right amount of exfoliation to still feel gentle on the skin. Thank you for your review, Rian

    Anonymous

    Andrea W

    Amazing product, one bar doesn’t last very long for £9 is the only negative as I rate the product a 5!

    HI Andrea, Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear that it didn't last you long. The bar is 150g so should last for some time, though like everything, it depends on how mush it's used, for example if washing off sun cream then you'd use more! This particular soap won Silver at the 2019 Free From Skincare Awards, which we're thrilled about and, like all of our soaps, is free from palm oil and is certified Vegan, Fair Trade, COSMOS Organic and Cruelty Free. We use crushed coconut shell as the exfoliant. Petrina

    Sarah J

    Anonymous

    Love the smell and feel of this soap

    Thank you for your review, and it's great to hear that you like our Spearmint Basil and Cloves Exfoliating soap! Daisy