Persephone's Garden Soap
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Persephone's Garden. Gardener's Soap

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Persephone's Garden. Gardener's Soap

Persephone's Garden was inspired by a family friend who wanted an oat-based soap for her dry skin. It started out as oat an honey and turned into a gorgeously, luxurious gardeners soap that is bought by gardeners all over the world! It is particularly popular in the USA.

This is definitely one of my more complex soaps and contains the following ingredients which are all thought to be kind to dry, hardworking skin.

About the ingredients:

Blue Poppy Seeds for that gentle exfoliation and as a nod to Persephone and her mother Demeter.

Oats are used for two reasons, first is a little extra gentle exfoliation and second is because they are considered to be great for dry and even calloused skin. Oats are high in anti-oxidants and they also help to moisturise and are also considered to speed up the healing process.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil is used for its soothing properties, it is thought to be anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral so it is essential when taking care of hard-working hands - especially if they are pruning roses (in my experience anyway).

Peppermint Essential Oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic so great for every gardener's hands. It also has soothing properties and is thought to speed the healing process.

Fuller's Earth Clay is used in a lot of products for gardeners as it helps to prevent the ingrained dirt that is associated with hardworking hands.

Full Ingredients:

Aqua, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Laurate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Oleate, Sodium Myristate, Sodium Chloride, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal, Mangifera Indica (Mango Butter) Seed Oil, Solum Fullonum (Fullers Earth) Clay, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glyceryl Laurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sulfated Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Papaver Orientale (Poppy) Seed, Sodium Thiosulphate, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Trisodium Sulfosuccinate, Pentasodium Penetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, LINALOOL*, LIMONENE*.

* Natural by-products of essential oils

This soap is prone to a glycerine residue. This is completely harmless and washes right off.

Minimum Weight: 90g

Each product has its own use-by date. The life of this soap is 6 months from the day it is made.

All skincare products have a valid Cosmetic Product Safety Report, performed by a qualified chemist, and comply with all UK and EU legislation.

External Use Only.

Always do a patch test before using new skincare products.


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The information above is not intended to replace medical advice. The use of any information provided by The Druid’s Kitchen is solely the user’s responsibility. The Druid’s Kitchen advises that you consult a health professional before using essential oils or herbs.