Everyone in my family (Phil Mansfield, Cally Mansfield) has extremely sensitive skin. Even my dog (Moses Mansfield)! I’ve nurtured a wide range of skin complications—from Cally's food allergy reactions, to Phil's environmental allergies, to my son (Killian Mansfield) who had a wide range of skin issues related to his cancer treatments. I couldn't find a soap that both smelled great and was pure, gentle and moisturizing enough for my family—so I made it.
Phoenicia Soap Co. is located in the heart of the Catskills. People come here to relax in the wild (wild meaning nature and the quirky folks that hang here). The silhouettes on my soap labels symbolize things that make being here fun. Some of my soaps float—so you can find them in a swimming hole; some have essential oils that protect against sun or insects. ALL are vegan and use pure essential oils.
This is hard wood that’s been burned in very low oxygen. Like activated charcoal, it’s very porous and extremely absorbent and can help with insect bitten, or rash-or-acne-prone skin.
Unlike artificial scents, pure essential oils provide nourishment for your skin. For instance, rosemary is antibacterial; oregano oil can kill ticks; lavender oil can soothe burns and abrasions and repels insects…
This is a natural sunscreen and can be anti-inflammatory. Hemp Aloe is my gentlest soap.