Olive Oil Soap - Vegan
Olive Oil Soap - Vegan
Handmade on the island of Corfu, Greece, using locally produced olive oil and traditional recipes that have been in the family for 5 generations.
Each bar weights 3.2 oz ( 90 gr).
Our Olive Oil Soap is made using only the basic raw materials of traditional soap manufacture: NO additives, NO fragrances, just 100% natural ingredients: pure virgin olive oil, caustic soda (sodium hydroxide), natural sea salt, and water.
Olive Oil Soap is distinguished by its mild action, despite its limited lathering capacity. This makes it ideal for use on the face and sensitive skin.
Patounis Olive Oil Soap is certified by NATRUE (The International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association) as natural cosmetics, which guarantees to consumers that the product is made from 100% natural, derived natural or nature-identical substances and does NOT include GMOs, silicones, parabens, microplastics, synthetic fragrances, or mineral oils. To read more about this certification, click here.
How is Olive Soap Made in a Traditional Way?
The oil is heated in a large metal pot together with caustic soda, a process known as saponification. The mixture is then washed with a sea salt solution.
After about ten days of cooking, the soap is hand-scooped into trays, where it cools and hardens. It is then marked, stamped, and cut, all by hand. Finally, the soap is placed on wooden racks where it stays for 4 months to dry and mature.
Why Olive Oil Soap Is So Good?
|Moisturizing and Nourishing
|Olive oils soap is known for its powerful moisturizing and nourishing properties. It is very gentle and is suitable for sensitive skin.
|Olive oil soap is hypoallergenic, which means there’s no need to worry about skin reactions.
|Rich in Antioxidants
|Olive oil promotes healthier skin by reversing oxidation and repelling damage-causing free radicals.
|Healing, Antiseptic, and Anti-inflammatory
|Olive oil's main anti-inflammatory effects are from antioxidants, one of which is oleocanthal. This antioxidant has been shown to work like ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory drug [source: health.Harvard.edu].
|What makes a bar last longer is its compactness; meaning the amount of water stuck in-between its molecules of soap. If matured correctly, an olive oil bar should contain no more than 3% water.
|Olive oil soap is the best choice for the environmentally conscious and/or vegan. The saponification process does not use any animal products, does not produce any hazardous waste, and the soap is biodegradable.
|Handcrafted by Small Artisans
|By buying olive oil soap, you are supporting a centuries-long craft preserved by dedicated artisans who are passionate about their work!
Olive Oil Soap
Nancy O. Jan 23, 2021
I recently had some basic questions about linen and it's longevity and Tanya was so helpful, explaining it to me and spending all the time I needed to make some decisions! I ordered a thick, white linen bath towel and it is truly sumptuous. This fabric is beautiful, quick drying and even more absorbent than cotton. It has a beautiful hand, drapes so nicely and I will treasure it, adding several more when I can. I also purchased a thick linen bread bag and I love it, too! No more searching for a basket to serve bread from-this lovely bag will be just the thing, and is more easily stored, as well.
Barbara Q. Apr 27, 2020
I have been a lover of linen my whole adult life and have owned many pieces from clothing to towels, to sheets and blankets. That said, I recently purchased this hand towel and will say without hesitation it's one of the very best. Since it arrived I haven't used any other towel in the kitchen and even once used it as a hair towel after showering. It's simply fabulous and as a result have since placed two additional orders. I intend to give some as gifts and will do so proudly. Function and longevity...quality and price....what's not to like. Thank you Marco and Tanya for exceptionally lovely, and very useful products that I know will last my lifetime and then be handed down with pride
Steven K. Nov 30, 2020
I have had a pair of these kitchen hand towels, and they are incredible. In fact, I believe so much in them, I am giving these beautiful linen towels as Christmas gifts to 10 people in the office. We have all had those flimsy towels in the kitchen that can barely get through a dish to two, and that's it. These towels are amazing in how they keep on drying. And a nice bonus, they all complement your kitchen. I guarantee once you use them, you'll never want anything else in your kitchen or house. Oh, did I mention tey claim that they do get softer as you wash them? That's true too. Pamper yourself or surprise someone as stocking stuffers, and you'll be thanked many, many times over.
Lorraine P. Jul 9, 2018
These thick linen towels are beautiful & soft to the touch. Everything you could want in a hardworking kitchen towel. Perfect for drying pots and pans. When folded a few times, in lieu of pot holders, they are just the right size and thickness for handling hot cookie trays right out of the oven. When I reached out for assistance prior to purchasing these towels Tanya was extremely helpful, providing detailed information, responding quickly & was over all very accommodating. Kudos to this wonderful family owned business for the excellent customer service I received. When my package arrived the presentation was beautiful. I would not hesitate to send a gift directly to a recipient.