The bar of soap is about 80 grams (2.8 ounces) and contains only coconut oil, lye and papaya. Green Breeze Imports Papaya Soap is a handmade soap made in the made near Tabango in the Leyte Region of the Philippines.
This soap is homemade by a local artisan and used by many of the local people in their daily cleaning. We found the soap in discussions with our associates. The soap is prized for its cleansing power and tender treatment of the skin. Asian people have soft skin and use this coconut oil based soap.
Coconut oil is be used as a skin moisturizer, helping with dry skin[ and has been associated reducing protein loss when used in hair.
Coconut oil is an important base ingredient for the manufacture of soap. Soap made with coconut oil tends to be hard, though it retains more water than soap made with other oils and therefore moisturizing. It is more soluble in hard water and salt water than other soaps allowing it to lather more easily.
Lye refers to the alkaline solution used to turn the oil into soap in a chemical reaction known as saponification. To be soap, the compound must contain some form of lye.
Papaya is a high in vitamin C and folate (10% DV), It is a yellow/orange edible fruit (do not eat the soap, please) It contains a variety of photochemical, including carotenoids and polyphenols. This soap contains real whole locally (to Leyte) grown papaya, not papaya extract produced in a factory. Consequently, you might find small pieces of fruit in your soap.
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