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Hand Milled Scandinavian Birch Leaf Soap with Poppy Seeds, Invigorating, Exfoliating

Hand Milled Scandinavian Birch Leaf Soap with Poppy Seeds, Invigorating, Exfoliating

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This soap is a favourite with Scandinavian sauna users and we use a recipe I've had since the 1970s.  Sweet Birch essential oil has a sweet, sharp, scent that is very fresh and similar to Wintergreen (which smells a bit like root beer).  We have made our soaps with a saponified cold process soap base of shea butter and have added sweet birch essential oil and organic poppy seeds for gentle exfoliation.

Sweet Birch essential oil has astringent properties and  is beneficial for problem skin.  It is also said to be a natural pain reliever due to the presence of salicylate which is the active compound in aspirin.

Used in soaps, it gives feelings of strength and warmth and has been used in cold climates as a  traditional scent for many avid sauna users in Scandinavian countries. It’s  a traditional scent that is known for this sharp minty  and root beer like smell. 

There are no artificial perfumes or colourants in these bars and they are vegan and cruelty free.

NOTE:  Do not use birch leaf  if you are already taking a diuretic, or you are on blood thinning medicines. Those with aspirin allergies or allergy to birch trees should never use birch oil and this should not be used by pregnant women or children under 12 years of age due to the salicylate (aspirin) and Reyes Syndrome.  These warnings are more for the ingestion of Sweet Birch Oil but we like to err on the side of caution!

What's the Benefit

* Birch oil is said to be a natural pain reliever due to the naturally occurring salicylate

* Poppy seeds provide a gentle exfoliation

     * Free from SLS and SLES

    * Sustainable soap bars that are RSPO SG certified

    * Formulated using sustainably sourced palm, palm kernel oils and derivatives

    Skin Types:  Most skin types.  Not for sensitive skin.  A patch test is recommended.

     Size: 3.0  ounce bar (average weight may be heavier as we cut each bar at 4 ounces to allow for shrinking during curing)

    Key Ingredients:   Saponified cold process soap, Sweet Birch essential oil and organic poppy seeds, Castor Oil.

    The Fine Print: All Sammy Walnutts products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.   We always suggest a test patch on the inner arm whenever using any new product.  Keep out of reach of pets and children.

     

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    This soap helps clear my skin and smells great! My fave so far...

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    Love this soap!

    This soap helps clear my skin and smells great! My fave so far...