If you thought all soaps were created equal, that couldn’t be further from the truth! Did you know that store bought soaps typically include chemicals and detergents that strip your skin of its moisture and can initiate or aggravate skin conditions? Your skin is the largest organ on your body; it is your first line of defense, a standard of beauty, and it absorbs a large amount of what you slather all over it.
Significant amounts of chemicals from commercially manufactured beauty products can penetrate your skin and enter your blood stream, causing you to become ill through repeated use. Jean Mead, the creator of belladonna soaps quickly realized this while she fell in love with the principles of Ayurveda while studying yoga and saw a need to combine Ayurvedic aromatherapy with compassion.
From there, she produced an extensive line of soaps and roll-on oils. Every soap and roll-on is handcrafted and specifically formulated to balance each singular Dosha, as well as bi and tri-Doshic constitutions. As an added plus, the soaps and oil blends are PETA certified vegan and cruelty free. There are no dyes, bleaches, or harsh chemicals added, just pure and natural zen!
Benefits of belladonna soaps
Everyone wants healthy skin; the best way to start is by switching to better quality soap! belladonna soaps are naturally high in glycerin which softens, plumps, and hydrates the skin. belladonna soaps use therapeutic grade essential oils for aromatherapy and all Dosha scents are gender neutral.
They blend plant-based oils and shea butter in a perfect combination that is rich in nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. Some of their soaps are enriched with plants, clays, charcoal, and turmeric. These additions are selected for their innate benefits including detoxifying, mild exfoliating, and revitalizing of skin.
For example, turmeric is great for acne since it acts as a natural antibacterial; activated charcoal absorbs oil and dirt from pores, and ground oatmeal and lavender buds are both a mild exfoliant and anti-inflammatory. Every ingredient in this line has a purpose, and the list is short and easy to pronounce!
In Ayurveda, there are three main energetic forces of nature called Doshas, which are our constitutions (or body types): Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Imbalances in the Doshas are typically because of bad diet and lifestyle choices and/or stress. If you are uncertain of what Dosha you are, take the short quiz on belladonna soap’s website.
Using aromatherapy specifically designed for your Dosha to bring yourself “back to center” is simple and now portable! Carry a bottle of oil with you and roll on the OM away from home. While many choose their favorite soaps based on scent alone, in retrospect, they were actually drawn to the scent that balances their Dosha.
Aromatherapy benefits the body, mind, and spirit.
Fragrances can activate certain areas of your brain which plays a role in your emotions. By creating these specially blended soaps and oils, they are using Ayurvedic principals of healing to reduce stress and encourage peace. belladonna soaps and oil roll on blends can provide that for every body, and do it in a compassionate way.
Their products are handmade in small batches with care, not manufactured, and they are vegan, cruelty-free, and environmentally friendly.
belladonna soaps + oils are:
- Cruelty free
- Paraben free
- Phthalate free
- Palm oil free
Handcrafted in America
- Environmentally friendly
- There are no artificial preservatives, dyes, or bleaches
- Roll on blends include sweet almond oil, please do not use if you are allergic to nuts!
Our experience with belladonna soaps
We were lucky enough to try out the soaps for ourselves, and we received Peace Out, which smells like patchouli, cloves and vanilla and Mornin’ Sunshine which smells like lemon, rosemary and lemongrass. Both have just six ingredients. I’ve personally only used charcoal soap before, and wasn’t a fan because of the mess it makes, but this soap made my evening shower feel especially luxurious.
The natural fragrance was so pleasant, especially right before bed and I was surprised at how little I needed to wash my whole body. Afterwards, my skin felt buttery soft and moisturized, and I was surprised the next morning when my skin still felt supple. I know this was thanks to the natural oils which helped lock moisture into my skinI would definitely recommend this, especially over the gel soaps which irritates and dries out my skin.
I also like the idea of using different scented soaps for a different experience. I would use Mornin’ Sunshine as a wake-me-up, since I know bright citrusy scents help energize and promote healthy circulation. I’d also use the essential oil to take with me on the go, I love the conveninece of the roll-on for a natural perfume scent. Plus, how cute is the packaging? These truly make a lovely gift (unless I keep them all for myself!!).
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