Shea sources products from all over the world that are paraben and sulphate-free. These products includes:-
Handmade soaps VS Commercial soaps
I didn’t know what is the distinctive differences between handmade soaps and commercial soaps til I read up more about it online. Commercial soaps sold in shops these days are loaded heavily with harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Handmade soaps, on the other hand, are made traditionally from all natural ingredients. During the soap making process (or saponification), the by-product glycerine will be left in handmade soaps to moisturize and soften the skin. However, in commercial soaps, the glycerine is usually extracted out to make skin lotions or moisturizers and the glycerine would be in turn substituted with other inexpensive harsh chemicals. So the bar soaps at Shea is going to be totally different from the LUX soaps that probably cost you less than SGD 3 per bar of soap.
I’m a shower gel-type of person and the very last time I actually used a bar of soap was way back many years ago. The sole reason why I wasn’t really fond of using soaps is because it usually slips out of my hand when it’s wet. But these days, I am beginning to appreciate the beauty behind these handmade bar soaps that are infused with pure essential oils. You could give yourself a good massage as you rub the soap all over your body. Besides, bar soaps are greener than shower gels due to the minimal packaging. Want to go eco-friendly? Opt for bar soaps that are made out of biodegradable or natural substances.
These ‘Little Hotties’ or Home Fragrance Melters by Bomb Cosmetics are one of my favourite products sold at Shea. Simply melt these ‘little hotties’ over the candle warmer or candle burner to free out the scent that would fill up the room almost immediately. Instead of burning the whole chunk of scented candle to add fragrance to the room, I would rather melt these wax melts over heat. What’s even more amazing is the fact that you can combine different scents to create your bespoke scent for your home!
That evening, I went home with Bomb Cosmetics body butter and Little Hotties, You’re Gorgeous bar soap and The Seaweed Bath Co. shampoo. I have tried out the Little Melties by melting it over an electric fragrance warmer and I was pretty impressed by how long its scent actually last ! I could leave the melted wax on the burner for a whole day before the scent starts to fade off. This is a product worth stocking up!
Another worth-mentioning product is The Seaweed Bath Co.’s Wildly Natural Seaweed Argan Shampoo that has been raved about by many online reviewers for it’s hair moisturizing benefits. It is packed with alot of good stuff like Argan oil, seaweed extract and Vitamin E that gently conditions both your hair and scalp. I’ve been using it for several days now and I find that I probably wouldn’t have to apply hair conditioner after shampooing since my hair already felt soft and conditioned after each wash. Did I forget to mention that this shampoo is chemical-free and 100% natural product too?
Interestingly, the man behind The Seaweed Bath Co. is Adam Grossman, a long-time psoriasis sufferer who has probably created such a product for himself as well as others who are suffering from similar skin conditions. But, of course, this is a great shampoo to be use on a daily basis even if you are not suffering from any skin diseases.
Okay, I think it’s going to be a little hard for me to switch back to drugstore shampoo products which contains alot of chemicals.
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