Big Shea Scrubby Bar in Oatmeal, Milk & Honey
Handcrafted Small Batch Soap
Vegan, eco-conscious, and SLS, phthalate, & sulfate free.
Color: Dark brown from the walnut shells.
Fragrance: Oatmeal, Milk & Honey – warm, sweet, creamy, and comforting, this fragrance is like being wrapped in a warm blanket with a tummy full of hot, sweet oatmeal.
The Big Shea Scrubby Bar is just that – a big scrubby bar, loaded with skin-loving shea butter. Walnut shell throughout the entire big bar lends the bar it’s teeth, for those who like a little nibble with their cleaning. This bar is one of our lower lather soaps, and tends to stand up to water for longer than most. Still, make sure you keep it out of water between uses, and let it dry off. We *really* don’t recommend putting this bar in a soap saver bag. It’s meant to be used directly on your skin.
Bar weight: 4.6 oz.
$12 — or subscribe and save 20%
Availability: 10 in stock
I am enjoying this bar a lot. The scrub is VERY assertive—in a good way. My skin feels very smooth after a shower and is excellently prepared for lotion. That said, I don’t plan on using this bar every day, as I think it could irritate my skin. Which just means I will need to dig into another TRF bar—oh no!
This bar works great for psoriasis—gritty enough to exfoliate and leaves your skin SO soft afterwards! The shipping was SUPER fast too—excellent service with an excellent product!
But I can't try it myself cos it's going into a box to my kid in Australia.
Which should show how highly I rate it, to give it space in the first $100+ fixed rate box I've sent in over a year.
(Packing it now for a Post Office visit when all my immunities are kicked in after my second shot.)
It smells perfect and looks gorgeous, and I confess I am tempted.
But it is exactly the kind of soap I expect to make a big hit, and I owe Christmas and a birthday, and this is definitely an appropriate goodie.
Next order, though, is for me.
I wasn't quite sure what to expect, as this is the first bar of soap I've used of my order from Tabula Rasa. I am so pleased already! The smell is soft and pleasant and the feel of the soap is really satisfying. It is like a really fine sandpaper and I have been trying to find a good way to exfoliate my skin gently. Will be ordering again when I'm done with my other bars!
so glad I found Tabula Rasa
Walnut shell is considered an aggressive and delightfully biodegradable exfoliant. We use a very generous amount in our scrubby bars in hopes the extra splurge will get you extra clean.
Shea Butter is traditionally used in soap making to add a dense, creamy, moisturizing lather and contributes to making a harder, longer lasting bar. We use shea in our scrubby bars because it holds up well to vigorous rubbing (against your skin) without drying it out. Ahem.
Coconut oil is a soapmaking favorite! It contributes an abundance of fluffy lather, even in the hardest of water.
Palm Oil has a slippery history, but RSPO certified palm oil helps protect the rainforests and farmer’s livelihoods, while also helping your bar last much longer in your shower.
Kaolin clay adds a little slip to your lather so your washcloth glides over your skin, while also helping the fragrance last longer in your bar.
Sodium hydroxide – often called lye – is the magic-maker in cold process soap. It’s what’s responsible for taking all those oils and turning them into soap. We formulate our soap so there’s no lye left in our bars.
Sodum Lactate is considered a humectant, which means it draws water to it, but in soap making, it helps firm up bars so they don’t crack and last longer in your shower. It’s made from fermenting corn and beets, which we think is pretty cool.
Sodium Citrate is one of two ingredients we use to counter hard water. Sodium Citrate helps balance the pH of our bars and softens the water a bit so the lather washes right off – taking the minerals that cause that hard water film on your skin with it.
Sodium Gluconate is one of two ingredients we use to counter hard water. Sodium Gluconate helps bind up some of the minerals that make water hard so the lather washes right off – taking the minerals that cause that hard water film on your skin with it. It does double duty as a gentle natural preservative, too.
Our fragrances are phthalate free and skin safe, always. We often blend our own with essential oils safe for skin. Our fragrance free bar is just that: no fragrance added at all.
We love color, but we understand that you don’t want to step out of the shower looking like a cartoon character. We use skin-safe, cosmetic-grade mica and pigments, activated charcoal. and natural clays in all our soaps.