Frequently asked questions
Why One Leaf Miracle handmade soap?
One Leaf Miracle handmade soap is created with pure local oils such as olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, rose hip oil etc. These oils provide softness and moisture to the skin. For our oil infusions, we use organic homegrown herbs and flow from our garden or local harvested. For coloring we use natural earth clays as well as organic powders such as paprika, turmeric, sage, peppermint, charcoal, nettle and list goes on. For scent, we use pure essential oils. The nature riches are countless, thus the use of artificial dyes and fragrance oils can be easily avoided.
Our handmade products hold great value because we can control the ingredients we put in and avoid toxic materials that are manufactured in questionable ways. Commercial soap is produced in labs with artificial ingredients to make it easier for mass distribution. These ingredients are quite harsh for our body. For instance, toxic ingredient such as propylene glycol cause skin rashes and eczema.
Our handmade soap is unique- every bar may not be identical. It might have different texture and feel vs. store bought perfect soap that is manufactured in an assembly-line. The soap may look different due to variances in temperature and natural ingredients based on growing conditions. While each bar comes out looking slightly different, the true nature of its uniqueness comes to those who appreciates pure handmade products. One Leaf Miracle takes pride in significant amount of labor and value of their craft after experiencing failures and embracing the growth from learned lessons. What a better way to moisturize the skin, flood your senses with aroma and embrace the uniqueness of life than by using handmade artisan soap.
What is so special about handmade products?
High Quality-Handmade products contain nourishing, pure oils, butters, beeswax, essential oils not commonly found in most commercial products.
No Synthethic Detergents-Unlike many store bought products, handmade products don't contain detergent that can irritate or strip moisture from the skin.
Natural Glycerin-Handmade soaps contain glycerin, a natural humectant and by product of the soapmaking process. Commercial soapmakers often remove glycerin from their soaps, selling it for separate use in lotions, creams and pharmaceuticals. Since it retains the full amount of glycerin, handmade soap leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized.
Choices-The variety of handmade products available is endless. Whether you are looking for vegan options, soaps make with goats milk, coconut milk, organic herbs, flowers, or featuring scent you love, such as lavender or eucalyptus, you are sure to find one just right for you and your skin.
Support Small Business-Buying handmade products help support small business. You purchase of handmade products makes a difference by benefiting local environment and improving the lives of people in your community.
What is shampoor bar and does it work for everyone?
Shampoo bars are similar to regular body bars, they typically contain a lot more of castor oil for great lathering experience, along with herbs and luxurious oils (jojoba, argan) that are especially nice for the hair. Not everyone's hair type does well with shampoo bars (didn't work for me), so if you find that you don't care for how it works for your hair, you can still use it as a facial or body soap.
When using shampoo bar, it's best to follow up with a vinegar hair rinse to help restore pH and remove any oil residue. This is especially important if you have hard water.
Does One Leaf Miracle makes custom orders?
One Leaf Miracle offers custom product orders. A customer can choose variety of carrier oils such as grapeseed, coconut, olive, jojoba, argan, avocado, apricot kernel, rosehip, evening primrose, castor and sweet almond. Creamy butters like mango butter, cocoa butter, shea butter or tallow. Per customer preference our products can be unscented or scented with essential oils: peppermint, eucalyptus, geranium, sweet orange, vetiver, cedarwood, lavender, lemon-eucalyptus, lemongrass, clove, grapefruit and many more. Our products can be left plain or colored with natural earth clays like pink clay, purple clay, white kaolin clay, yellow Brazillian clay, purple Brazillian clay, green clay, blue clay, charcoal or numerous herbs, flowers, vegetables or fruits. We also offer custom loaf soaps which make about 7-8 bars. We also have vegan soap option per customer request.
How to take care of a face?
Our face is so delicate part of our body and needs good daily cleanse. Make sure to clean your face twice a day. For my facial wash, I use Foreo Lune 3 for deep cleanse but you can use any of your favorite facial cleansing tool. First, damp your face and apply bar of soap on your face in circular motions until your face is covered with thin layer of soap. If you would like thicker layer of soap, apply soap to your cleansing tool before you start massaging your face. This will aid in creating more lather on your face. Massage your face completely for 1 minute to make sure to hit every corner and then rinse with lukewarm water. Because soap will dry the skin, make sure to apply moisturizer after drying your face. Use lightweight lotion or hydrosol during day and salve at night for best clear face.