HELLO & HAPPY THURSDAY
I had hear wonderful things about Soapwalla long before I discovered natural skincare products and had been dying to see what they were all about!!
Little did I know they were actually located right in the heart of Brooklyn and their products were beyond just “natural” …They were BEAUTIFUL.
From soaps to body wash, to the most high qualitfy natural deodorant you will own..
SOAPWALLA HAS YOU COVERED..
“Our skin is our largest organ and in order for it to function at its best we must feed it with truly wholesome ingredients. My philosophy: If I refuse to put something in my body, I don’t want to put it on my body either.”
In 2002 I began making skincare products in my Brooklyn apartment kitchen. I had recently been diagnosed with systemic lupus, a chronic, systemic autoimmune condition that almost always affects the skin, and that led me on a quest to find pure, effective skincare products. What I found were products with ingredients I couldn’t pronounce—and certainly could not put on my sensitive skin. They say “necessity is the mother of invention,” which was certainly true in my case: if I needed a skincare product, I had to formulate one.
A few years earlier I had made the decision to forego the classical violin training that had landed me at Juilliard. Columbia Law School followed, and resulted in a short but fierce big law firm career. Clearly, it was now time for another change in the trajectory of my life. I was going to create holistic face and body products of the highest quality, and I was going to make them available for the public.
Creating things with healing plants and foods is something I find irresistible. Leaving the corporate world allowed me to immerse myself in the research and development of the growing line of Soapwalla products. I studied aromatherapy and the therapeutic properties of essential oils. I devoured textbooks on nutritional healing. I read old wives’ tales and current cutting-edge research on herbal therapies and cell regeneration. In 2006, a lupus flare-up landed me on a cocktail of powerful chemicals (chemotherapy and steroid treatments).
I felt terrible and could barely function. This was not working and I decided to try an entirely different approach—one more in keeping with my life philosophy. I flew to India and spent the next four months pursuing Ayurvedic treatments and practicing ashtanga yoga. My time in India was life-changing, and provided me with the clarity to dedicate myself to the study of botanicals, aromatherapy and whole-body nutrition. I have tremendous respect for these philosophies and I know they play a major part of my skincare remedies.
In 2012, Soapwalla expanded into an airy loft space in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. Soapwalla’s product line now includes soap bars, face serum, deodorant, body oils, exfoliating polish, lip balms, body washes, and soaking salts created solely from natural oils, clays, powders, botanicals, and essential oils. Every product is made by hand in small batches to ensure quality, freshness and the utmost attention to detail.
Word of Soapwalla grows and I continue to create cosmetic culinary creations. When I’m not busy in the Soapwalla kitchen, you will find me playing violin, composing original works, practicing ashtanga yoga, and teaching community yoga classes to lupus patients.
I look forward to continuing this journey with you,
Rachel Winard, Soapwalla Chef
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SOAP WALLA DEODORANT CREAM
Soapwalla’s Deodorant Cream is all natural and uniquely powerful, utilizing superfine vegetable powders and clays, as well as lavender, peppermint and tea tree essential oils to absorb moisture, inhibit bacteria, and ensure a long-lasting and highly effective experience. The frosting-like consistency allows for easy manual application and rapid absorption, and is ideal for all skin types.
Soapwalla’s Deodorant Cream is vegan and is made with the highest quality organic and food-grade ingredients. Our Deodorant Cream does not contain questionable additives such as sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens or harsh and harmful chemicals, petroleum, or aluminum compounds that are frequently found in commercial antiperspirants, and is NEVER tested on animals.
Soapwalla does not use aluminum zirconium in our Deodorant Cream; aluminum zirconium cause skin cells to swell and in turn pinch your sweat glands closed in order to keep them from releasing perspiration. Please therefore note that our Deodorant Cream is not an antiperspirant.
Please use within 12 months of purchase. Soapwalla makes each Deodorant Cream to order.
Ensure that the Deodorant Cream is mixed completely before applying (some separation is absolutely normal), then scoop a little with your finger and very gently apply to the entire armpit area until completely absorbed (it will absorb very quickly). Then go about your day, odor-free!
If you typically experience increased skin sensitivity on days when you shave, we’d suggest you refrain from using our Deodorant Cream on those days and resume use the following day. Some of our customers have noticed that when they shave in the evening they’re able to use our deodorant the very next morning without any issues.
In hot weather, our Deodorant Cream may arrive in a liquefied state, but don’t fret! Soapwalla doesn’t use any unnecessary waxes or hardeners, so temperature fluctuations can alter the solidity of the Deodorant but in no way compromises the effectiveness of the product. Should your Deodorant Cream arrive liquefied, therefore simply mix thoroughly then pop the container in your freezer for about 20 minutes, until it has resolidified. Your Deodorant Cream will then be as good as new!
Soapwalla products are specifically created with the most natural, food-grade ingredients available in order to be safe for those with even the most sensitive skin. If you have a history of sensitive skin or allergic reactions, please be sure to test body products on a small area inside your wrist for 2-3 days prior to using. Soapwalla cannot guarantee that customers will not experience skin reactions to our products and cannot be held responsible should any occur.
(*: certified organic, +: food-grade)
Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*; Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*; Rosehip Seed Oil*; Butyrospermun parkii (Shea) Butter; Corn Starch*+; Sodium Bicarbonate+; Kaolin Clay; Vegan Kosher Glycerin*+; a custom blend of essential oils, including: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)*; Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree)*; Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange); Mentha Piperita (Peppermint)*; Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergaptene-free Bergamot)*; Non-GMO Vitamin E*+.
8.5/10 (great product, not a fan of self application, but goes on smooth and doesn’t crumble)
SOAPWALLA ORGANIC HAND AND BODY WASH
LAVENDER AND EUCALYPTUS
Cleanse your skin with Soapwalla’s natural, consciously-produced Recover Hand & Body Wash, designed to clean and soothe sensitive skin without leaving a film, while at the same time nourishing the body and removing unhealthy toxins. The custom combination of lavender and eucalyptus essential oils specifically calms, relieves aches and alleviates soreness. This Hand & Body Wash is perfect for both women and men, and all skin types.
Soapwalla’s Recover Hand & Body Wash is vegan and is made with the highest quality organic and food-grade ingredients. Our Hand & Body Wash, like all of Soapwalla’s products, does not contain questionable additives such as sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, harsh and harmful chemicals, or petroleum byproducts. Our Recover Hand & Body Wash is NEVER tested on animals.
Soapwalla products are specifically created with the most natural, food-grade ingredients available in order to be safe for those with even the most sensitive skin.
(*: certified organic, +: food-grade)
Water; Potassium Oleate (derived from Sunflower Oil)*; Potassium Cocoate (derived from Coconut Oil)*; Vegetable Glycerin*+; Sodium Chloride (Kosher Salt)*+; Non-GMO Tocopherol (Vitamin E)*+; Potassium Citrate; Potassium Palm Kernelate; a proprietary blend of essential oils including: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)* and Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus)*.
7.5/10 (very minty, small portion, kind of $$, top didn’t ever work lol)
HYDRATING FACIAL TONING MIST
BEAUTIFUL HYDRATING FACIAL SPRAY WITH AN AROMATIC FRAGRANCE
This calming remedy instantly rejuvenates, soothes, and restores supple skin. Pure rose petal hydrosol locks in moisture and revives dull, congested pores. Helichrysum and calendula soothe irritation, deliver lasting hydration, and provide unparalleled toning benefits. This Hydrating Facial Toning Mist is ideal for sensitive, dry, irritated and mature skin.
Soapwalla’s Hydrating Facial Toning Mist is vegan and is made with the highest quality organic and food-grade ingredients. Our Toning Mists do not contain questionable additives such as sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, harsh and harmful chemicals, or petroleum byproducts. Soapwalla’s products are never, ever tested on animals.
Soapwalla’s products are specifically created with the most natural, food-grade ingredients available in order to be safe for those with even the most sensitive skin.
(* certified organic, + food-grade)
D-Aloe Barbadenis*+; Rosa Damascena (Rose) hydrolat*; Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum) hydrolat*; Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) hydrolat*; Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract*; Kosher Glycerin*+; Colloidal silver+.
8.5/10 (wonderful scent, kinda $$)