Werfzeep Olive Soap - 100 gr
We saponify cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil from Spain, together with home-fired olive leaf hydrolate from Puglia. In the spring Andreas from the beautiful Puglian organic olive grove La Lamia sends us a huge supply of fresh olive leaves. We distill this in our soap workshop into a wonderfully soothing and restorative olive leaf hydrolate. Soon you will find more about this on our blog.
In the photos you can see the olive trees of La Lamia.
Our olive soap does not contain any essential oils, which is nice if you don't like strong scents or are allergic to most essential oils.
Olive soap is naturally free of allergens. Suitable for very sensitive skin.
organic & handmade - vegan - free from palm oil, plastics or chemicals such as SLS - animal free.
Ingredients: olive oil*, sodium hydroxide^, water, olive leaf hydrolate+.
INCI (equivalent to package, international naming): olea europaea fruit oil*, sodium hydroxide^, aqua, olea europaea leaf extract+.
* from certified organic origin
^ turns oil into soap, not present in final product
+ of olive leaf from Puglia
EnvironmentWerfzeep originated in 2009 from Evelien's preference for old crafts and natural products. During a trip through Canada that she and Laurens made, she ended up on an idyllic family farm where, among other things, soap was made, with a ladle and an enormous pan. The wooden house smelled like a fairytale and immediately on the first day Evelien helped with making soap. To her surprise, this handmade soap, which was in the shower and by the sink, was gentle and caring for her skin. Having been plagued with eczema since childhood, soap had been out of the question for years, but this soap turned out to be a very different story than anything she'd been acquainted with until then, which mainly caused her to feel itchy.
Soap made from oils is a completely different product than factory soap made from refined fatty acids, with additives such as foam improvers, synthetic perfumes and preservatives, which also have the glycerine skimmed off. This discovery was enough for Evelien to become completely captivated by soap, the craft soap seedling, all possible ingredients and the effect on the skin. She started developing her soaps in a historic wharf cellar on the Oudegracht in Utrecht. Now, eight years later, she works with a growing team in the beautiful soap workshop on the Westerkade.