Shakthi, meaning energy, is our soap named after Goddess Shakthi. This energizing, skin-brightening soap is formulated with fair-trade coffee, warming ginger and black pepper essential oils and skin nourishing, fair-trade cocoa and shea butters as well as coconut and jojoba oils. This soap offers gentle exfoliation courtesy of the coffee grounds while increasing blood circulation, reducing puffiness, and uplifting your mood - it smells just like fresh ginger coffee!
We pride ourselves in using Rainforest Alliance certified coffee beans. On Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee farms, soils are healthy, waterways are protected, trash is reduced and recycled and wildlife thrives. Farming communities get paid fair wages, receive education on how to protect their natural resources and are given the resources to do so, and their children are given access to education. Coffee can potentially offer a variety of skincare benefits. It's high in antioxidants, has the ability to improve circulation and reduce puffiness all the while brightening and calming the skin. We use batch roasted coffee, as roasting releases the compound niacin.The Skin Cancer Foundation suggests that niacin may be helpful in preventing nonmelanoma skin cancers and can possibly prevent other skin growths.
Black pepper essential oil consists of antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. When applied topically black pepper essential oil has the ability to relieve mild aches and pain while promoting blood circulation and helping detoxify the skin. It is also beneficial in reducing anxiety although we would assume it is more effective via a diffuser than a soap.
Ginger, another warming spice high in antioxidants, possesses anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. When used topically it is said to brighten the complexion, help heal minor skin abrasions, and slow down the aging process. But perhaps the most incredible benefit is of its ability to improve mental and emotional well-being. Ginger essential oil is great for reducing anxiety, stress, and irritability.