Ingredients: Virgin Coconut Oil, Tamanu Oil, Ngali Oil, Olive Oil,
Essential Oils, Lye, Clays, Volcanic Ash and Pumice
Soap is believed to have been discovered thousands of years ago after cooking fat dripped into fire ash resulting in a chemical reaction that created soap. Since this time, soap has basically been made exactly the same way but using either caustic soda or potash dissolved in water and animal fat or oil.
Volcanic Earth’s Natural Soaps are made to this age old recipe, however animal fat has been replaced with our beautiful virgin coconut Oil, Nagai Oil, the skin healing Tamanu Oil and olive oil. Soap making (referred to as "saponification) takes place when caustic soda, which has been dissolved in water, acts upon fats in the oil. Because of the combinations of our high quality virgin coconut oil, the resultant soaps are packed full of glycerine (with normal soaps the glycerine is taken out to make Glycerine). This high level of glycerine renders our soaps softer, lathery, creamier, gentler and super moisturizing for the skin.
When selecting your bath and body products or coconut oil soap below, just be aware that these are CHEMICAL-FREE and are gorgeous hand-milled coconut soaps - All natural with no artifical flavoring or chemical preservatives. Our products are never tested on animals. For even more great bath and body products check out our full range of natural skin care products using the menu in the left hand column.
Most soaps are mass-produced with solvents and chemicals. Even coconut soaps are usually made from copra oil. Copra comes from old, partially mouldy coconuts that have been broken up and put in unhygienic containers often for weeks at a time. Sitting on inter-island wharfs with flies and mildew, the goodness and antioxidants of coconuts is virtually destroyed and there are risks of toxins and unwanted bacteria forming in coconut oil made from copra.
This is not the case with Volcanic Earth. Our beautiful handmade soap is made from Virgin Coconut Oil extracted within 1 - 3 hours of cracking open the coconut (referrred to as the DME or Direct Micro Expelling method). Every batch is virgin, rich in antioxidants and chemical-free. Our premium Virgin Coconut Oil is made using only fresh coconuts from the pristine, rural areas of Efate Island and some of the more remote outer islands of Vanuatu. The ultra-nutrient rich volcanic soil of Vanuatu and the absence of urban pollution, insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers is the perfect environment for coconut trees to flourish. These factors, coupled with the DME method of production, explain why our Virgin Coconut Oil has been described as the best coconut oil in the world.
”Where can I order the Volcanic Ash Soap in Australia? My sister bought some back from Vanuatu for my 9 year old to try for a really bad case of Molluscum Contagiosum (water warts). She had 93 of them on her body. For 3 years i tried everything and within a week of using this soap they were gone..unbelievable!! I would love to get some more soap.”
West Wyalong, NSW
Our handcrafted / handmade coconut oil soaps are the very best in skin care using only safe, natural ingredients. Small batch runs of handcrafted soap ensure the quality of each batch. We also hand mix, hand cut and hand wrap each bar. Curing time is long (3 - 4 weeks) which means that the soap is ready for immediate use when it reaches you.
So why is each one of our coconut soaps a handmade soap when we could mass-produce them?
The main reason is to help create much-needed jobs for indigenous Ni Vanuatu - particularly women. The other reason is the fact that a handmade soap says something special about Volcanic Earth, our staff and what we stand for.
Thank you in advance for stopping by and we hope that you enjoy the large selection of lovely, handmade soap made from some of the best coconut oil in the world!
Great looking skin starts with a good soap and there is nothing better than a coconut soap made from our beautiful, Virgin Coconut Oil - so high in antioxidants and moisturizing goodness. Great for ALL SKIN TYPES including oily skin, dry skin and skin prone to Acne, Psoriasis or Eczema. In fact, our Tamanu Oil Soap (see below) is a coconut soap with the added benefits of pure TAMANU OIL to specifically target these every day skin condiitons as well as sun damage, skin blemishes, age spots, stretch marks, wrinkles and as a good shaving soap. Volcanic Ash and Pumice are also used extensively by Volcanic Earth in our own Healing Centre Spa, as is the case with some of the top beauty and health spas around the world. It follows that our Volcanic Pumice Soap (see below) is a perfect, exfoliating soap for removing dirt, grit, grease and grime - ideal for gardener's hands.
Choose your coconut oil soaps and selected bath products today!