Kinder Soaps wanted a blend of essential oils that would evoke a carefree, light and energized outlook. An added bonus is that these oils of sweet marjoram, bergamot, cypress and pine are all well known to have antibacterial properties, and are also touted as great muscle soothers. How about tossing this bar into your gym bag, or have it handy in the shower to wind down after a hard day’s work?
Some time back, the founder was carrying some marjoram essential oil home in her basket when its container leaked and half the bottle of oil spilled onto the car seat. For the next two weeks, she was traveling to and fro work in a car that was saturated with this homely kitchen scent (marjoram is a herb that is very commonly used to marinate beef). She also noticed that she was feeling irrationally happy during this time. Thankfully not in an insane kind of way, but just unflappably optimistic and very even-tempered, regardless of her surroundings.
That led her to name this soap such. (Actually there’s a little more to the story behind the naming of this soap – read the blogpost!) It smells pleasantly of sweet marjoram, a close relative of oregano, and is accompanied by the scents of cypress and pine, plus a hint of bergaptene-free bergamot (bergaptene is what makes bergamot essential oil phototoxic).
As these essential oils are well-known for their antibacterial and antifungal properties, this soap should work well for acne-prone skin, or even for those of you who have some form of folliculitis. People who are physically active may also enjoy this soap in the shower after a good workout – these essential oils are also used in preparations to soothe sore or tired muscles (but those are in leave-on products, whereas soap bars are wash-off ones – so its effects may be much more subtle).
Sodium cocoate (Coconut oil), Sodium olivate (olive oil), Sodium cocoa butterate (Cocoa butter), Callophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Origanum majorana (Sweet Marjoram) Oil, Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) Leaf / Stem Oil, Citrus bergamia (Bergamot) oil, Pinus sylvestris (Pine) Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) extract
Country of Origin: Malaysia