Here are a few of Oola’s custom soap orders. Oola Body Care speaks with clients to get a feel for their style, colour and aroma preferences and custom fits a design that suits them as individuals.
Smaller Custom Soap Orders (9 bar min) Larger Custom Soap Orders
Oola Body Care presets Custom Soaps.
Do you enjoy a specific colour or aroma? Perhaps there is an Oola design that you are partial to. The photos above are just two of the many custom soaps made with very specific needs in mind. The first was made for a client (Van Scott Landscaping and Design) who wanted a soap for their clients to match their business card. They are trilled with the end result. Here it is.
The second larger order was for a specific business that wanted to give back to some of their most valued clients. Their business colours are white/yellow and black.
Once designed,created and taken out of the moulds, soaps must cure for four weeks, so bare this in mind where ordering. Customizing is a lovely way to personalize gifts. As noted above, there is a nine bar minimum order for custom soaps.
9.00 a bar (includes tax) This is a ten percent discount per bar when custom ordering.
Care to see another? This is for a K9 Sitting services and pet supply business. They requested something ‘earthy’. The aroma is basil/apple/sage and what better way to be earthy than to add an earth?
The fine art of designing body care products requires a high degree of science. Oola Body Care has developed signature recipes to formulate a thoroughly tested finished line.
Ingredients and their Benefits:
Oil of Olive – Contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenol and phytosterois. These aid in protection of ultraviolet light and prevents free radical skin damage. This oil does not clog pores but enhances exfoliation and leaves the skin silky smooth. What does the term free radicals mean? Free radicals are oxygen molecules that lose an electron, which makes them unstable in the body. These unstable molecules interact with cells in the body in a way that can cause damage which play a large part in the aging process. Fighting free radicals is a great way to retain elasticity in the skin.
Oil of Coconut – An excellent moisturizer as it penetrates easily, creating softer skin. It has been praised through the ages for it’s anti-aging properties. Part of it’s magic is the fact that it is so high in proteins which are natural cell rejuvenators. It does not become rancid either, which allows a long shelf life.
Oil of Sustainable Palm – Oola skin care uses only sustainable palm oil. Certified sustainable palm oil is produced at palm oil plantations that comply with the environmental standards. If you would like to see more about sustainable palm oil you can go to this WWF video. To quote this video,”We must put and end to palm oil, Right? Wrong. 45 percent of palm oil in Indonesia is produced by smallholders who rely on the industry to lift them out of poverty. Palm oil can be produced sustainably without clearing valuable forests and habitats through strict regulations.” WWF. The answer to the palm oil dilemma in the minds of many (including the World Wildlife Federation) is not to stop using palm oil, but to support the many farmers and the thousands of workers who rely on these farms to survive. 50 percent of packaged products in your local supermarket contain palm oil, including ice cream.
Oil of Sunflower – Rich in vitamin E and specifically related to improving skin health and regenerating cells.
Oil of Jojoba – Rich in important vitamins and minerals, including vitamins E and B-complex, zinc, copper, selenium, chromium, and iodine. And guess what? It suits all skin types. It is light, non-sticky, odourless, and has a long shelf life.
Oil of Rice Bran – May boost the protective quality of skin cells, keeping foreign toxins and pathogens from entering through the skin.
Oil of Vitamin E – Blocks free radicals from skin. Great moisturizer and grants a long shelf life.
Shea Butter – Due to its cinnamic acid and other natural properties, Shea butter is an anti-inflammatory. It is a collagen booster and aides in the repair skin from sun and weather damage.
Oil of Castor – Castor oil has long been used to fight acne. It penetrates deep into the skin, fighting bacteria that can clog pores, while at the same time softening and hydrating irritated skin. Castor is the catalyst for foamy soap bubbles!
Cocoa Butter – Another skin moisturizer that melts at room temperature, which makes it ideal for your skin. This is a super healthy fat, that naturally hydrates and is a lovely ingredient for people with sensitive skin.
Sodium Hydroxide – The truth about lye. Chemistry is a wonderful thing. One of my favourite facts about soap making is this. You have to have lye in order to make soap, but soap does not contain lye! Tis true. Sodium hydroxide is an alkali (base) and the acids are the fatty acids present in oils and butters. Once we mix the two, the molecules combine, a chemical reaction occurs and we get what is called saponification.
Distilled Water – Distilled water offers the elimination of water borne contaminants. Distilled water has no toxic metal or industrial pollutants.
Sodium Lactate – Though it says ‘lactate’, there is no similarity to ‘lactose’ and therefore need not be restricted by those with lactose intolerance. It only takes a wee amount to give you a harder bar which in turn gives you a longer shelf life when in a water environment and is merely a form of salt (which also works as a natural preservative).
Colour – is one way to excite the senses in a bar of soap. Oola primarily uses mineral mica’s to accomplish this. Mica refers to a group of metamorphic minerals. These rocks and minerals are formed from pre-existing rocks by exposure to extreme heat and pressures. Oola purchases all colourants from a long established soap supplier. The vast majority of colours used in Oola soaps are micas and iron oxides, which both readily occur in nature and can be considered natural. If FD&C colourants are added to the minerals it is not considered natural and Oola only uses a smattering of these.
Aroma – is another way to excite the senses in a bar of soap. Oola uses both essential oils as well as aroma oils. Just because something says ‘essential oil’ does not mean it is great. Some essential oils can in fact be very irritating to the skin, such as Peppermint. Essential oils are derived from plant matter. Aroma oils are created in a lab using a combination of essential oils and oils created to mimic other aromas. Once again, Oola buys aroma oils from the same long established soap supplier where ALL of their products are tested numerous times. All their aroma oils use ingredients that have specific usage rates determined by the International Fragrance Association. Oola Body Care is completely confident in their products.
Sodium Lactate – Though it says ‘lactate’, there is no similarity to ‘lactose’ and therefore need not be restricted by those with lactose intolerance. It only takes a wee amount to give you a harder bar which in turn gives you a longer shelf life when in a water environment.
*As with all body products you purchase (wherever that may be) it is advisable to test a small amount on a patch of skin to be sure there are no reactions. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider for serious skin issues.*