Hydrosol - ALIKSIR
The hydrosol is obtained through the distillation process along with the essential oil of a plant. It contains traces of essential oils as well as hydrosoluble elements from plant. Aliksir offers hydrosols from its production as well as from importation.
Damask Rose (Rosa damascena) Hydrosol
Astringent and tensor, this hydrolat is an essential ingredient to prevent and fight against the signs of skin aging. It soothes redness and couperose. It also calms skin allergies, eczema, eye irritation and pain. It is a humectant and retains moisture well.
Geranium Rosat cv Bourbon (Pelargonium x asperum « Bourbon ») Hydrosol
Geranium hydrosol is an essential for the entire family. It is suitable for oily, dry, acneic and sensitive skins. It can be used alone or in combination with other hydrosols. Geranium can be used in making lotions, face masks, creams and cleansers, etc.
Helichrysum, Italian (Helichrysum italicum) Hydrosol
Powerful anti-haematoma and anti-inflammatory. Reduces redness, dark circles and bags under the eyes. Soothes the skin, relieves itching.
Rosemary ct. Verbenone (Rosmarinus officinalis) Hydrosol
Restores skin tone and stabilizes oily and acne-prone skin. Purifying, it helps to bring up impurities, to unclog pores and to fight against the effects of ageing.
Neroli (Citrus aurantium ssp. amara) Hydrosol
Excellent treatment for delicate and sensitive skin. It restores radiance and light to the complexion. It gently soothes and refreshes the skin.
Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) Hydrosol
Excellent for facial care to soothe irritations, couperose, acne and redness. Appreciated for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties on the skin.
Lavender Officinalis (Lavandula officinalis) Hydrosol
Known for its regenerative effects on irritated skin. Astringent, it is an excellent tonic for all skin types. Purifying, it cleanses, softens and reduces small skin imperfections. It helps to fight against the appearance of wrinkles. Soothing and healing, it can also be used as a spray after a day in the sun.
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Hydrosol - ALIKSIR
What is a soap?
According to Le Petit Robert dictionary : Soap is a "product used for degreasing and washing, obtained by the action of an alkali (base) on a fatty substance (especially vegetable oils)". In other words, soap is the product of a reaction between a base and one or more acids. The chemical reaction between a base and an acid produces a salt. Therefore, soap is a salt. However, not all salt is soap.
Are your soaps natural?
Although there is no certification for the term "natural", we can tell you that our soaps are made right here in our Austin workshop with olive oil, organic coconut oil and beeswax (Ferme Intermiel, Mirabel). They contain no synthetic fragrances (only essential oils or natural ingredients such as honey, cocoa, oatmeal), no additives, stabilizers or preservatives. They are of vegetable origin, biodegradable, and you can use them for body, face and hair.
Are your soaps organic?
We try to use organic ingredients, such as shea butter, coconut oil, sunflower oil, whenever possible and are committed to sourcing raw materials that are not synthetically produced; and do not contain GMOs like many other vegetable oils (palm, soybean, canola, etc.). We make the best possible choices, and work with local producers whenever possible (the Champy farm for sunflower oil, Aliksir for many of our essential oils). All the vegetable oils in our Soleil de l'Est sunflower soaps are organic.
Do you manufacture liquid soap?
No, and it's not in our plan. Liquid soaps contain a high proportion of water (first ingredient) and a bottle that is rarely recycled and/or reused. As a company, we’ve made an ecological choice to encourage our customers to use bar soap instead of liquid soap. Also, the bottle (the container) is worth about 40% of the cost of manufacturing the product. You pay for the bottle first, for the water, and then for the rest. For liquid soap, we recommend the company Oneka in Frelighsburg, which makes excellent shampoos, conditioners and liquid shower gels.
Do your soaps melt quickly?
No. When buying handmade soap, it is important to dry it on something that allows air circulation - the soap should be able to dry on the underside, ideally on a soap dish. For example, for a family of four using a bar of soap daily – on body, face and hair - it will last about two weeks.
Do I have to dry my soaps? I've heard that I have to dry them...
Soaps must dry for 30 days before being used. When you buy our soaps, you don't need to dry them any longer, but if you buy more than one, be aware that olive oil soap hardens in the open air, so don't wrap it for conservation. If you keep a bar of soap for several months, it will become harder and may last longer, but we recommend using it within a year of purchase for optimum quality.
How long can we keep our products?
We recommend using soaps, balms and deodorants within one year of purchase and body butters and shea butter within two years of purchase to ensure optimal quality.
What is the best soap for dry skin or eczema?
All of our soaps are very moisturizing, but the Mère-Grande soap (Lavender, shea butter and calendula) is particularly suitable for sensitive and reactive skin. This soap contains lavender essential oil, which repairs and soothes the skin, 5% shea butter, which protects and revitalizes the skin, and we use olive oil macerated with calendula, a medicinal plant that relieves irritation, to make our soap. We also have Mama Karité, which contains 50% shea butter, a real cream in a bar! For more information on the best soaps for dry or mature skin, click here!
What is the best soap for oily skin?
La Sirène, our clay and grapefruit soap, regulates oils by being a little astringent, without being too strong for the skin like commercial abrasive solutions. It is gentle, yet effective in regulating oils on the face or body, an excellent choice for athletes or people with oily skin or hair, or for acne-prone skin. All soaps containing charcoal are also very suitable for regulating facial oils. For more information on the best soaps for oily skin, click here!
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