This shower soap contains lots of wonderful substances – in this case we aren’t talking about cocoa as a drink or a chocolate bar.
Cocoa can also be part of beauty formulas because it contains magnesium, iron and also a natural plant substance called “flavanoid” which has adstringend properties to the skin.
This bar of soap is not solely made of cocoa but contains loooaaads of cocoa butter. The overall moisterizing characteristics of this soap are reinforced by the fact that the used cocoa butter is raw and unrefined.
Not forgetting the extremely nourishing properties of the shea butter.
To be frank: I had never dreamed of making soap with cocoa; it seems a waste to use such a valuable foddstuff in soap. BUT I received the raw cocoa totally unexpectedly from a Swiss importer; he offered me these “retain samples” because they otherwise would be trashed. That definately would be a horrible shame.
Making soap out of these samples makes a lot of sense.
Don’t you think ?
No further words will be lost on the color of this soap – it looks what it is: dark brown chocolate…
Tart, spicy, cardamommy with a whiff of blood orange
Intensity of scent
Type of skin
Normal to very dry and sensitive
Exhilarating & tonic
Unbleached & compostable paper
Minimum 95 g
9 to 10 (alkaline)
If you would like to give this soap as a gift, I could enclose the small card I make for every DuschMödeli. This card informs about the skin type, the scent and the aromatherapeutic effect of the specific soap of mine.
I don’t automatically add these cards to a shipment. So if you would like one, simply write so under “remarks” and I’ll stick it into the package.
For facial cleansing.
Either you simply use the piece of soap without any auxiliary implement. Or then you use the practical “DuschSäckli”.
Another option would be the ingenious magnetic soap holder: makes things a lot easier in terms of handling.
According to LOTS of feedback I have heard throughout the years the imporant points seem to be:
– if possible: don’t take a shower on a daily basis
– use soap (or any cleaning agent) only in the “neuralgic” spots – not on all of the body
– rinse well – everywhere
– try not to rub yourself too rigorously with your towel; better would be to pat the moisture away; leaving some water on the skin would be optimal
Due to the essential oils it’s not recommended for kids unter 3 years of age
Hard / soft
Industrial soap or natural soap which is made with palm- or coconut oil tends to be very hard.
Old olive-oil soap also tends to be hard.
Relatively fresh natural soap – made without palm- or coconut oil – can be a wee softer than the kinds mentioned above.
In order to achieve favorable characteristics for our skin, I absolutely want special oils in my recipes 🙂
And some of these tend to make my soaps a bit less hard.
This is the reason why I classify my DuschMödeli into different “degrees of hardness”.
On a scale between 1 (very hard) and 5 (very soft) this soap would figure at “1“.
Keep it dry. Don’t let it sit in water. Then it last the longest.
Helpful could be the soap pouch or the magnet soap holder.
cocoa butter (organic), olive oil (organic), water, shea butter (organic), sodium hydroxyde, raw cocoa (organic); 100% natural, essential oils: cardamom (organic), blood orange (organic), pine needles (organic), black pepper (organic), myrrh (organic); allergen substances from the essential oils: citral, limonene, linalool, geraniol.
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA SEED) BUTTER, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, WATER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER, SODIUM HYDROXYDE, THEOBROMA CACAO, PARFUM*, CITRAL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, GERANIOL.
* natural essential oils