Premium handcrafted soap made by Kavita Prasad
I am Kavita Prasad from Pune, India. I am the owner and soap maker at Tavishi Handmade Soaps. I handcraft cold processed soaps in small batches with natural oils, herbs and colorants using the traditional method of soap making.
These handcrafted soaps are naturally cured for 4-6 weeks before they are ready for use. I loved the idea of handcrafting something this basic using plant-based ingredients that are mild and skin friendly.
From my personal experience, this is definitely a better alternative to chemical-laden bottled shower gels or commercial soaps that are mass produced. The entire soap making process is an art and science combined in sync to craft the simplest product that is needed to care for ourselves and our families.
The details of the range of soaps that I handcraft are listed below: –
1. PLUM FLORA
Madder root or Manjistha is popularly used as a natural dye in textiles. In cold process soaps, it is used as a natural colorant as it imparts a gorgeous light pink or deep mauve color to the soap. It is an ayurvedic herb that helps in the deep detoxification of your skin and also acts as an anti-oxidant. With the soothing fragrance of rose and sandalwood oils, this soap will leave your skin feeling healthy and rejuvenated.
Popularly known as utna by Maharashtrians and nalangu maavu by Tamilians, this soap is an ayurvedic face and body cleanser packed with essential herbs and natural ingredients. With a total of 10 herbs like Licorice (Mulethi), Vetiver (Khus), Sandalwood (Chandan), the soap is exfoliating, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and a natural cleanser that leaves your skin feeling fresh and hydrated. The herbaceous and earthy scent notes from Oudh oil are bound to calm your senses with a blissful rejuvenating experience.
3. WILD TURMERIC AND SAFFRON
Wild turmeric, known as Ambehalad or Kasturi Manjal, is an exceptionally amazing gift of nature. An aromatic medicinal herb, loaded with anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties that help prevent acne and pimples, it also supplements in the gentle exfoliation of your skin. Saffron helps lighten your skin and also acts as a natural cleanser making it radiant. The soap is naturally colored with Annatto seed infused oil and wild turmeric powder. With the soothing fragrance of the wild turmeric root essential oil and saffron oil, this bar does wonders for blemished skin and breathes new life into it.
4. CHARCOAL DETOX
As the name suggests, Charcoal Detox helps clean your skin with gentle exfoliation without stripping it off its natural oils. This minty and, camphoraceous black beauty relieve your skin of its impurities and unclogs pores. A perfect blend of Spearmint and Eucalyptus essential oils leaves behind a trail of its sweet scent whilst leaving your skin refreshing and rejuvenated.
5. DELICATE ROSE
Delicate Rose is a fresh, floral, herbal scented bar. An enchanting blend of Geranium and Rosemary essential oils help fortify your skins anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The soap is naturally colored with Himalayan Rhubarb infused oil that boasts an abundance of antioxidant compounds that include vitamin C, beta-carotene to name a few. These help in preventing skin damage, premature aging while keeping you looking healthy and youthful.
6. LUXURIOUS BUTTERS
This soap has the goodness of three butters – Kokum, Mango and Shea. Kokum butter, rich in essential fatty acids that soften your skin, mango butter, a vitamin C rich ingredient that moisturizes and brightens your skin and shea butter which possesses a high concentration of fatty acids and vitamins along with anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties. The combination of these three butters results in a creamy bar that conditions, tones and soothes your skin. The soap is naturally colored with French Red Clay and Bentonite Clay which are known for their antibacterial and detoxification properties. Scented with citrus and sweet floral blends of Neroli and Ylang Ylang essential oils, this soap will leave your skin feeling renewed and loved.
7. HEALING LAVENDER
The scent for this bar has been curated to ensure your skin feels pampered with the goodness of Lavender and Patchouli essential oils. The soap has a delicate, sweet fragrance that is floral, herbaceous and woody. The essential oils are characterized by gentle cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties. They also help reduce the appearance of blemishes, skin imperfections and wrinkles.
8. MYSTIC AURA
This soap has a lovely combination of Cocoa butter and Sweet Almond oil. Cocoa butter has high concentration of fatty acids and is known to hydrate & nourish your skin. The fat in cocoa butter forms a protective layer over skin to hold the moisture. Sweet almond oil has high moisturizing properties that helps soothe & soften your skin. It has Vitamin A and Vitamin E. Vitamin E helps to keep your skin cells healthy and also protects your skin from UV radiation damage. Vitamin A helps reduce acne. This soap is naturally colored with Indigo powder that has skin regenerative and restorative properties. The scent for this bar is a citrusy blend of Bergamot, Grapefruit and Petitgrain essential oils thus leaving your skin feel soft, supple and refreshed.