Personal care

The Handmade Soaps range uses virgin coconut oil and forest beeswax and contain no sulfates and parabens. We also do not use palm oil in the soap recipe, as a symbol of commitment to protect rainforests – Orangutan habitats – that are at stake when palm oil is in demand.

Beeswax is a natural anti-allergen and protects skin from damage. It contains Vit A that softens and hydrates. The nourishing properties of coconut oil gives lustre to skin.

The beeswax in the soaps is sourced as a byproduct when indigenous people harvest honey from the wild. The chunk of beeswax is thrown into a steel tub of water and heated until the beeswax melts and merges into water.  This liquid is then filtered into another steel vessel through a muslin cloth to get rid of any impurities such as dust.  In a couple of hours the beeswax hardens and forms a floating block on top of the water. It is taken away from the vessel and wrapped in fine fabric and kept in a cupboard. Later at the time of soap and balm making, the beeswax is cut into smaller pieces and grated into the rest of the ingredients.

The entire production takes place at a self-help group of indigenous women in Kerala, India. For these women, this venture is a meaningful way to engage with their forests, and put their creative skills to work.


The beeswax soap range offers three flavours:

GERANIUM & ROSE PETALS:  that uses sun dried rose petals along with Geranium essential oil for fragrance.

HONEYSUCKLE AND TEA TREE: Exfoliating soap uses two essential oils and Moong-gram powder which is a traditional natural scrub.

ALOE AND SWEET BASIL: soap uses fresh pulp of the Aloe vera plant and Sweet Basil essential oil.  Aloe has cooling and anti-ageing properties.

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