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Clove Essential Oil

Exploring the Aromatic and Versatile Clove Essential Oil

This essential oil is a highly aromatic and versatile oil derived from the dried flower buds of the clove tree (Syzygium aromaticum). The oil is extracted through a process of steam distillation, resulting in a concentrated form that captures the rich, warm, and spicy fragrance of cloves. With its distinct scent and numerous therapeutic properties, this essential oil has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and aromatherapy practices.

Harnessing the Analgesic Power of Cloves for Natural Pain Relief

One of the key characteristics of this essential oil is its potent analgesic properties. Due to its high concentration of eugenol, a natural compound with pain-relieving effects, this oil can be used topically to provide relief from toothaches, headaches, and muscle pain. When applied to the affected area, it can help numb the pain and reduce inflammation, making it a popular choice for natural pain management.

Unveiling the Antimicrobial Wonders of Clove Essential Oil

This essential oil also possesses remarkable antimicrobial properties. It contains a compound called eugenol, which exhibits strong antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral activities. These properties make it an excellent choice for supporting the immune system and combating various infections. When diffused in the air or used in cleaning products, clove essential oil can help purify the environment by eliminating harmful microbes.

Supporting Oral Health with Clove Essential Oil: A Natural Remedy for Dental Care

Furthermore, this essential oil has been recognised for its potential to support oral health. Its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties make it an effective remedy for treating dental issues such as tooth decay, gum infections, and bad breath. Clove oil can be added to natural toothpaste, mouthwash, or diluted in water for a refreshing and cleansing oral rinse.

Enhancing Mood and Mental Clarity with the Fragrant Delights of Clove Essential Oil

In addition to its physical benefits, this essential oil is also valued for its ability to uplift the mood and promote mental clarity. The warm and comforting aroma of clove oil can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and mental exhaustion. It is often used in aromatherapy to create a soothing atmosphere and improve focus and concentration.

Grizzly Bars containing Clove – Fire Soap Bars

An exciting mixture of Ylang Ylang, Lemon and Clove Essential Oils

  • Ylang Ylang
  • Lemon
  • Clove

Vegetable based soap, free from SLS and Palm Oil. This solid soap is great for washing hair and body. It also makes a great travel soap as it requires very little water to rinse off. This base makes a hard, long lasting soap which can last several weeks. Grab a bar today and take it along on your next adventure !

This soap is suitable for Vegetarians, Vegans and has zero single use plastic packaging. As with all of our bar soaps, Adventure is free from Palm Oil, SLS, SLES and is also cruelty free.

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In summary, this essential oil is a powerful natural remedy with a wide range of therapeutic properties. Its analgesic, antimicrobial, and mood-enhancing effects make it a popular choice in aromatherapy and natural health practices. From relieving pain and fighting infections to supporting oral health and promoting mental well-being, clove essential oil offers a versatile and fragrant solution for various ailments and concerns.

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Essential Oils vs Fragrance Oils

Essential Oils vs Fragrance Oils

Thinking about Natural vs Synthetic in current times seems to form an immediate impression. We automatically assume that a Natural product is better than Man Made. However, is this the case and what are the positives and negatives when it comes to Essential Oils vs Fragrance Oils.

Are Essential Oils better for the planet because they’re Natural or are Fragrance Oils better because they require less resources ?

Let’s explore as much as we can find and see what the facts are. I suspect there is no clear cut winner and it will come down to individual applications.

Essential Oils vs Fragrance Oils
Essential Oils vs Fragrance Oils

What is the Difference ?

The main difference between Essential and Fragrance Oils is that Essential = Natural and Fragrance = Synthetic. Firstly, Essential Oils are made from natural ingredients where Fragrance Oils are often synthesized.

Essential OilsFragrance Oils
Aromatic Plant PartsSynthetic components & Aromatic Plant Parts
Has natural medicinal & aromatherapeutic benefits, can have longer shelf lifeCan replicate aromas not found in nature, lower cost to produce
Can have negative side effects, generally more costly to produceUsually shorter shelf life, no medicinal benefits
Vanilla, Peppermint, LavenderCandy, Fresh Linen, Pumpkin Spice
Essential Oils vs Fragrance Oils

Medicinal or Therapeutic properties may be found in Essential Oils. Unfortunately some can also carry unwanted side effects, usually in the form of allergens. On the other hand this does not mean Fragrance oils are allergen free. Fragrance Oils can be made up of many different chemical compounds.

Both types of Oil are regulated for use within the EU and have safe limits along with guidance for safe usage.

Is one better than the other ?

This is a very hard question to answer. Furthermore, it is very subjective. In some instances you want the benefits of essential oils but not the side effects.

On the other hand you can argue that although fragrance oils are synthetic they have no impact on commercial farming. This is something I have looked into and thought about deeply without currently coming to a conclusion. Some of the soaps I make are all natural, some contain natural and some are all synthetic. Whilst farming and processing one oil may be harmful, another may be harmless and it is dependant upon the source.

Lastly, check out the range of soaps in my shop and leave me feedback on which you prefer after trying them !

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Palm Oil Free Soap

Palm Oil Free Soap

Recently Palm Oil has had a lot of bad press. This has been critical for raising awareness of the problems we have created. In Addition it means we can tackle the problems and look to alternative solutions. In this post I will talk about why Grizzly Bars only makes Palm Oil Free Soap Bars.

Palm Oil is extensively used in many cosmetic and food products. It originates from Africa and is grown in many tropical regions around the planet on a huge scale.

Palm Oil Free Soap
Fresh oil palm fruits with oil

Where does Palm Oil come from ?

Most of the worlds palm oil comes from Indonesia and Malaysia. Native to Africa, Palm oil trees (Elaeis Guineensis) thrive in tropical rainforests.

Palm oil is extracted by squeezing and compressing the palm fruit which is initially red but once refined it is a white/yellow colour resembling other solid oils. Palm kernels can also be refined to extract more oil.

Is palm oil good for the skin ?

Commonly used to produce many skin care products from soap to shower gels to luxury moisturisers. But is it actually good for the skin ?

Raw palm oil may have benefits to the skin. It is an antioxidant and is known to reduce signs of aging. However, this is not the palm oil you would typically find in skin care products. And also, a major reason why I produce palm oil free soap.

Refined palm oil lacks many of the benefits of raw palm oil. Furthermore, palm oil can be further refined down into SLS which is associated with causing cancer. Although that is a whole other topic for another day. Importantly these refined derivatives of palm oil can be harsh chemicals known to excessively strip the skin of natural oils and nutrients.

While palm oil alone is not the worst thing to put on your skin, many commercially produced cleansers contain too much as it is a cheap ingredient.

Palm Oil Free Soaps in Conclusion

By choosing a palm oil free soap you reduce the likelihood of potentially damaging chemicals. Grab a Grizzly Bar (or selection of) today and cleanse your skin with something better. All Grizzly Bars are free from Palm Oil and hand made in the UK.

Lastly, in addition you are helping the environment by reducing your reliance on Palm Oil.

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Charcoal Soap

All About Charcoal Soap

There is a bit of a trend for using Activated Charcoal in cosmetics. Here I explain why it is a great addition to soap and why you should give it a try. This article is all about the benefits of Charcoal Soap and why it is worth a go.

What is Activated Charcoal ?

Firstly, Activated Charcoal is not something you can scoop out of a barbeque. Activated Charcoal is made by heating charcoal in the presence of a gas. This process creates lots of pores and internal spaces. These spaces help to trap dirt and chemicals. In addition Activated charcoal is usually created from Bamboo, Wood, Coal, or Coconut Shells.

Essentially, Activated Charcoal is a super absorbent cleaner which can remove toxins from your skin. Due to the increased surface area, created from processing raw charcoal at a high heat, activated charcoal has a much larger surface area.

Activated Charcoal
Activated Charcoal

What does Charcoal Soap do for my skin ?

Firstly, there are many benefits to using charcoal soap for the skin. Studies have proven many of the benefits and research is still ongoing. However Activated Charcoal has been used for many years.

Deep Cleansing & Removing Impurities

Charcoal is used to remove impurities and dirt from the skin. This helps to improve the skins texture and appearance. Studies have proven that charcoal can be effective at removing dead skin cells. Furthermore this helps to clear pores and ultimately reduce their size.

Eliminating excess oil

Oils produced by the body are essential for protecting and hydrating the skin. However, excess oil can cause the skin to appear shiny, clog pores and cause spots to develop. Many people have reported that charcoal can soak up these excess oils and leave a healthy, clear complexion.

Clearing Blemishes and Acne

Furthermore, Activated Charcoal Soap can reduce blackheads, acne or spots by effectively clearing excess oil. When used for washing daily for 1 month during a study in 2021, most people found it brightened their skin without irritation.

Can I use Charcoal Soap Daily ?

The majority of people find that washing daily with charcoal soap can improve their skin. Unlike some other cleaning agents, Charcoal is unlikely to cause irritation but can dry some types of skin when used every day.

Grab a bar and give it a try. If you find your skin starts to dry then switch to another ones of out soaps that doesn’t contain charcoal or alternate between a few different bars. All of our soaps are great for daily use to wash your body and hair.