Charcoal, Tea Tree & Plantain Soap
Tea Tree and Charcoal are very popular ingredients in handmade natural soap. Their common pairing is no surprise since they are both ingredients with powerful anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties for damaged skin. For that reason, we've been asked repeatedly to make our own Charcoal and Tea Tree soap. Whilst we liked the idea we also knew that, with the help of something special, we could improve on other soapmakers' recipes. It took us a while but we finally found that special thing in Greater Plantain - a common British weed that has been used for centuries for its curative properties. This has resulted in a perfect soap for soothing and healing inflammed skin whilst helping in the struggle against acne, eczema and psoriasis. Its excellent antibactiral and antimicrobial properties make it the perfect handwashing soap in the fight against COVID-19 spread.
Not to be confused with the green cousins of bananas (despite being related), Greater Plantain is often reffered to as simply Plantain. A traditional cure for various skin conditions including sunburns and eczema, this herb is known to have rich antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Used as early as the 1500s to cure a variety of health conditions, including flu and fever. Packed with tannins, aucubin [an iridoid glycoside], and mucilage, the plantain leaf extract is known to have expectorant and anti-irritant properties as well. It can still be found as a magic ingredient in some modern natural treatments due to its numerous applications. It offers an excellent relief for sunburn as the anti-inflammatory properties soothe the skin whilst the antibacterial properties prevent itching. Used to cure insect bites, heal blisters and wounds, and lower ch