SUMMER NOTE: During warm weather this item will include a $6 upcharge for full-size product and a $2 upcharge for trial size. Due to its delicate nature, the product will be wrapped in heat-protective packaging. This product may soften or liquify during shipping. As soon as you get your hands on your Osmia package, let the product cool (upright) at room temperature. Stir if needed and enjoy! We highly recommend choosing Express Shipping if your order includes this product. We apologize but we cannot accept returns on this item. We cannot ship this product internationally or to Hawaii and Alaska from May through September.
Osmia soap is made with plant oils and sodium hydroxide, which get mixed together and rearrange into soap molecules and glycerin. It is more nourishing to the skin and the environment than commercial soap.
Glycerin is a natural by-product of cold-process soapmaking, and remains in the bar, where it draws moisture to your skin throughout the day. It keeps the skin clean and soft, and effectively removes many harmful viruses and bacteria.
Ingredients in Osmia soaps like olive oil, shea butter, sustainably-sourced palm oil, mineral rich clays, and essential oils make all of our bar soaps wonderful to use—look for one that appeals to you. If you’re extremely sensitive, choose an unscented bar like Oh So or Oh So Detox.
For dry skin, look for a natural soap that contains ingredients like olive oil, shea butter, natural clays, and only essential oils for scent, rather than synthetic fragrance. Avoid any product with sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate. Oh So, Milky Rose, and Lavender Shea are Osmia’s most nourishing bars.
Dermatologists often recommend soaps from companies that provide free samples to their offices, without much consideration for the ingredients. Since many skin conditions involve allergies or inflammation, a soap with fewer, more natural ingredients and no synthetic scent like Oh So Soap is actually a better choice.
In order to be called soap, either sodium or potassium hydroxide—both forms of lye—must be used. In a properly made soap, the lye all gets used up in the chemical reaction, and there is none left in the final bar or liquid.