Picking the right ingredients for a new bar of soap is a creative process. A lot of thought goes into ensuring that I find the healthiest and most natural ingredients that will leave you with soft and clean skin.
The base of Pipit & Finch soaps is consistent; each bar is made of simple and clean saponified olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. Nothing beats these tried and true ingredients when it comes to cleaning and moisturizing your skin.
Selecting a scent for a new soap bar is where the fun really begins! Though I keep the design clean and minimal, each Pipit & Finch bar is a unique blend of essential oils and additional ingredients that are designed to provide as many benefits as possible. And the ingredients in the Cedarwood and Vetiver soap are magic in a bar! There are five special ingredients in this bar that combine to produce a relaxing, nourishing, anti-inflammatory, and calming effect.
Below I’ll provide a look into the exceptional properties of these ingredients. If you're short on time but still want to learn more about what you're putting on your body, there's a TLDR at the end of the post. I hope you’ll learn something new, and find out what it is that makes your skin love Pipit & Finch soap so much 😉. Thanks for reading!
The Ingredient Run-Down
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood essential oil boasts an abundance of beneficial properties. These include the reduction of stubborn acne and calming of anxiety. Not only does Cedarwood provide stress relief, but due to its relaxing qualities it can even help improve sleep and lengthen sleeping time! Cedarwood is also very effective in calming and reducing inflammation, and has antibacterial properties. This essential oil can be derived from a variety of plants, and has been used for thousands of years. The woody, long-lasting scent of Cedarwood produces a calming effect, leaving you feeling as invigorated and relaxed as a beautiful day at Lake Tahoe would.
Vetiver Essential Oil
The other main star of this soap – vetiver – is a plant originating in tropical Asia. The oil from this plant is commonly used for medicinal purposes; it treats everything from circulation problems, to stomach pain, to nervousness. The oil from the root of this plant has also been used for its olfactory benefits since ancient times, and it’s no surprise why. Sometimes referred to as the “oil of tranquility”, vetiver will leave you feeling calm and grounded. Like Cedarwood, Vetiver is known for the anti-inflammatory effect it can have on your skin, as well as its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. This ingredient will keep you clean, calm, and happy. Its characteristic scent is fresh, green, and woodsy – certain to have a relaxing effect on you.
Lavender, Bergamot, and Rosemary
Alongside the essential oils of Cedarwood and Vetiver, Lavender and Bergamot essential oils promote relaxation and also help to reduce inflammation. I picked these oils to fully round out the scent of the bar, and because their aromatherapeutic benefits will leave you feeling like you just left a spa every time you shower. Lavender delivers a fresh, floral scent, while Bergamot leans citrusy. Both essential oils are very calming – the perfect boosters to the relaxing effect of this soap.
The final super ingredient in this bar is Rosemary Powder. Like the other ingredients, Rosemary Powder has anti-inflammatory properties. As you can see, this bar is a life saver for sensitive skin. The Rosemary power also provides light exfoliation, which is the process of getting rid of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. Exfoliation is a key step to getting softer and more healthy looking skin. Because this soap isn’t rough, it will exfoliate your skin in a gentle, non-irritating way. This maintains the soothing effect of the bar, even as the Rosemary powder helps renew your skin.
A Word to the Wise
If you’re a fan of grounding, earthy, and natural scents, then this is the bar for you. As one of our customers said in a review for this bar,
“This may be my new favorite scent! I am a Tahoe girl and this is nothing less than a fabulous forest in a bar of soap!! Every bar is always soft and luxurious for my skin and made of all natural ingredients. You’ve got to try this one!”
Each Pipit & Finch soap is designed and handcrafted with care to give you a luxurious shower experience that heals and softens your skin at the same time. The Cedarwood and Vetiver bar will transport you to your favorite wooded retreat. Get lost in the calming and grounding scents of the forest in your own home. This is the perfect soap for nature lovers, people with sensitive skin, and absolutely anyone who wants to wind down with an extremely relaxing shower.
Being Reno based, spending time at Tahoe is one of my favorite things to do. Whether it be skiing or relaxing at the lake, it's beyond wonderful to have such a beautiful place so close to home. Tahoe provides endless inspiration, and I’m so excited to pay homage to this beautiful piece of nature with my Cedarwood and Vetiver soap bar. So if you're a fan of natural scents – or just great soap – take the advice of this customer, and try out this bar!
Okay, so I’ve gone pretty in depth about the ingredients in this soap, because I’m super proud of how great this bar is for you! But if you don't have time for a deep dive, here's a quick overview: the Cedarwood and Vetiver bar is absolutely packed with benefits! The ingredients provide a strong anti-inflammatory effect that calms the skin. They also hold antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and have been used for medicinal and aromatherapeutic purposes for thousands of years. This bar will soothe your skin, and the scent will calm your senses. It also provides gentle exfoliation. Basically, if you're looking for a soap that works like a magic potion for relaxation, then this is the one for you. I hope you’ll give it a go. I know you’ll love it!