Peppermint | menthol | pine, fur, & spruce | relaxing & cooling
After the success of our Washy-Garami Natural Bar Soap with our jiu jitsu friends, I decided that we needed another bar to compliment it. Niaouli oil was my first thought, as it had been suggested with the initial design of Washy-Garami, but didn't make it in the final scent blend. I also knew I wanted something intensely refreshing and cooling, so peppermint oil and complimenting scents were going to be my friend.
Originally called Recovery (that's what I wanted it to be for, relaxing sore muscles, like an express Epsom salt bath), we changed the name to Chilly Willy, because that was what we were calling it behind the scenes and it was way funnier and cooler.
This was my first time putting menthol in soap, but I figured it would have effects on how fast the soap turned into soap, specifically by accelerating it. I wanted to add enough to make the soap cooling, but also give me enough time to pour and come back to add the blue mica to make a really cool swirl pattern without it getting too stiff.
A little more about niaouli oil I mentioned earlier: niaouli is part of the tea tree family, which is known for its anti-septic properties. I chose niaouli over tea tree, because it is much milder in scent and more suitable for sensitive skin. It also better complimented the peppermint, conifers, and eucalyptus in this blend with its more medicinal, lemony scent.
Data & Conclusion:
This bar is the perfect for after the gym, a hot day outside, or when you need to relieve a little bit of achiness. Some of our friends with eczema have also mentioned it helps them not want to scratch as much! The scent is incredibly uplifting and invigorating; and, it makes your skin feel like you got out of the pool on a nice day with a slight breeze. Not overly cooling, however, when left on the skin for a longer period of time, the cooling effects increase.
This listing is for one, Full Size 4.5 oz bar of soap.
Designed for acne prone, sensitive, and dry skin | for use on hands, body, face, shoes, oil stains, & whatever else you use soap for!
External use only.
Materials used in these experiments:
Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, aqua, sodium hydroxide, sodium lactate, diatomaceous earth, blue mica powder, menthol, niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia viridiflora), lemon eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), peppermint (Mentha x piperita), balsam fir (Abies balsamea), lavender spike (Lavandula latifolia), scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris), white sage (Salvia apiana), basil (Ocimum basilicum), and black spruce (Picea mariana) essential oils.
Hard to find soaps that do not make me feel all oily after using. Definitely love using this for my face and leaves such a satisfying smell afterwards. Definitely recommend.
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The smell is amazing! I always feel refreshed and clean after using the Chilly Willy. Recently I woke up with a pounding migraine and feeling nauseous. The smell of the eucalyptus and peppermint reduced my migraine and chased the nauseousness away. Great way to start a day!
Recovery is definitely one of my new favorites. The scent is amazing and it leaves you feeling very cool and refreshed.
Im so happy I found this company! The variety of soaps I received came packaged nicely, were appeasing to the eye and smelt SO good. They all lather up great, left my skin feeling clean and moisturized. Recovery, specifically, felt amazing after working out and refreshed my muscles after long runs. I will be purchasing again.