Natural Handmade Soaps
A singular women in the history of soaps Century Old Family of Natural Handcrafted Soap On December 25, 1904, Born Santa Lucia Murari Borba,
Santa Lucia was a farmer’s daughter from Murari’sBorba.Borba’s come to Brazil on September 20, 1917 disembarked in Sao Paulo, Santos, with one of hundreds of Italian refugees .
Leaving behind his beloved Italy, Mario Baggio had managed to save his family. Mario’s family emigrated from Moldova five years before, worked hard and managed to save up some money and buy an small farm in Brazil.
More than half a century later, Elis Crismanis (Grand-Daughter) uncovered a box filled with letters.
“Curious in search of the story of my family food recipes.. I found “Soaps Recipes, and I found out . . .
Grandmother’s Lucia was a pioneer of New World (Brazil) essential oils from the plants and herbs., those soap recipes found there way to North Carolina when I went back to Brazil for Christmas and asked grandmother for food recipes to bring back to NC.
After years of making soap for her 13 children,
Santa Lucia family finally convinced her to open a small soap shop in Sao Paulo Brazil where she made soaps with her family for 25 years, While looking through boxes of recipes we came across all her old soap and essential oil recipes.
I was overcome with a desire to fit together the pieces of this Italian story of the artisan soap made from scratch. ” Santa Lucia’s Natural Handcrafted Soap story is emblematic ,of rustic and modern artisan on both sides of the Atlantic between the 1900’s and Now! That re frames a century artisan history. A singular women in the history of soaps
Natural Handcrafted Soap Company LLC – Part II
Fresh, Natural and Healthy
What do you get when you combine a chef and a naturalist? No, it’s not a trick question. The result is beautifully handcrafted soap from Natural Handcrafted Soap, a Raleigh, N.C.-based company. “Making soap is a lot like cooking,” Nick, co-owner of Natural Handcrafted Soap, explains. “It requires blending ingredients and getting just the right balance.”
Nick’s partner, who hails from Brazil, was handed down recipes from her grandmother that included natural ingredients from the rain forest for soaps that really make a difference on one’s skin.
Our handmade/ handcrafted soaps are formulated to deliver the very best in skin care while using only safe, truly natural ingredients. We never use harmful synthetic chemicals, preservatives, artificial dyes, or synthetic fragrance oils .
All of our soaps are made in small batches to ensure the quality of each batch. We hand stir, hand cut and hand wrap every bar. We even make our own wrapper. Every bar is given a long cure period so that when it reaches you it is mild and ready to use..
Our soap is scented naturally with only luxurious essential oils or absolutes extracted from natural plant sources for skin healing benefits; we also add herbs,butters, spices and natural botanical s for exfoliating texture and
natural coloring. Each bar of natural soap is hand-cut and hand packed.
Our handcrafted soap is made in small batches using a cold process..
We select the highest quality pure oils from around the world,such as olive oil ,coconut oil , avocado oil , sweet almond oil, hemp oil, palm kernel oil, jojoba oil, and soy oil. We also use rich butters and other rich oils to enhance the moisturizing capabilities of the soap, butters and oils like cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter, honey, aloe vera, castor oil, lanolin oil, essential oils, natural herbs, safe fragrance oils add to the soap’s scent.Natural herb powders, herbs and clays add color to our soap; and botanical s, and other natural ingredients add texture and exfoliates.
Glycerin is naturally produced during the soap making process. In fact, pound for pound, glycerin costs more than soap, which is why most soap companies remove the glycerin from the soap and sell it to manufacturers of lotion. We do not remove the glycerin from our handcrafted soap, so when you purchase soap made by us, it contains all of the naturally occurring glycerin. With our handcrafted soap you get a fabulous cleanser and a moisturizer all in one, which was created for top moisturizing ability.
Using commercial soaps over time leave your skin dried out, or way to oily ,and feeling like its never clean. Natural handmade soap, that only uses natural ingredients, can restore the moisture to your skin, while still getting you clean. You will be amazed at the difference!
Handmade Soap is soap in its true, pure form. It gently cleanses away excess oils and bacteria, but doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils.
Why you may ask, should I buy handmade soap when I can get more soap for less money at the grocery store?
Generally, the commercial soaps carried at most chain stores, etc. are full of chemical additives, additives that not only dry out your skin but can lead to rashes and other irritations.This is not only because of the synthetic additives in the soap but also because most soap companies take the glycerin out of their soap. The commercial soap bars that line most grocery stores’ shelves are actually synthetic detergents. While that’s great for your dishes, it’s not very good for your skin.
Face and Body Soap.
Santa Lucia Murari Borba was farmer’s daughter from Murari’s Borba, born in Italy 1904,who (pioneered) the natural handcrafted soap industry natural handcrafted soap with essential oils in Brazil.
Santa Lucia retired in 1980, leaving her granddaughter Elis continuing a family tradition and keeping history alive are natural extensions of the business. Lucia Borba is alive and lives healthy in Brazil .