Solid soap bars are staging a comeback, and we’re making them cool again.
At Okiki, we have been making our luxurious soap bars ever since selling our collection at the first Farmer’s Market that we attended back in 2016. From then on, we knew we wanted to carry on producing opulent, sustainable alternatives to soap wash for our lovely customers, that also use no plastic, and less water in the process of manufacturing. For those who don’t know, most shower gels are often made from synthetic detergents, whereas the base of our Okiki soaps are solely made up of shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut, or olive oil. In this blog post, we are going to tell you exactly why soap bars are the next BIG thing in skincare, and why you should consider switching to them from your unsustainable soap wash.
1. Soap bars usually last much longer than ordinary liquid soap wash
Our Okiki studies show that we use liquid soap much quicker compared to a simple soap bar when washing in the shower, meaning the number of times you must replace your soap wash is much higher. Our Okiki soap bars are designed to aid the skins elasticity for a younger looking complexion and leave the skin feeling completely hydrated. Their rich ingredients mean the bar is able to penetrate deep into the skin and so dry skin will never be an issue again.
2. Soap bars help you reduce your plastic waste
Overall, soap bars are much better for our environment. Soap bars have a much smaller carbon footprint than bottles of liquid soap, and at Okiki, we package all of our soap bars in our recyclable cardboard boxes meaning there is a zero-plastic waste, or zero waste at all should I say! Hooray! As our planet continues to struggle with human demands, every little difference helps so why not change to soap bars today
3. There are so many different formulas
At Okiki, we have created a total of 18 different soap bars, you can check them all out here. Whilst soap bars are traditionally assumed to be drying or overly harsh, our array of different recipes will ensure they are anything but drying or overly harsh on your precious skin. For example, our Jade Olive Soap is made from a combination of olive and coconut oils, meaning it is extremely moisturising and gentle to help maximise your skins hydration and to give you a beautiful glow every day!
4. They’re easy to travel with
Now we are allowed to travel further than out of our living room, we all know that feeling of not being able to fit in all our toiletries into one bag (I am a notorious over packer). Not to worry – simply pop your soap bar into a travel soap container and you’re good to go. Since the soap isn’t a liquid, you won’t have to include it in your clear bag that houses your sample-sized shampoo and mini perfume bottle.
5. No preservatives needed
Our Okiki soap bars do not require preservatives of any kind to stay fresh, safe, and effective. Most liquid soaps/hand wash that contain water usually need preservatives in order to last longer – and although not all preservatives are harmful, your skin will thank you massively when indulging in our natural oils within the Okiki soap bars.
Here comes VALENTINE! It's that time of the month when we all feel the rhythm of love in the air! It is a celebration of love, for your friends, significant other, family or yourself.
We have come up with a list of 4 Okiki products to gift for Valentine's Day, as nothing says I love you like some handmade products!
“I have found my second half – I’m no longer alone” Another beautiful word native to the Yoruba language. Hearts and minds have been poured out in this to create these flawless scented candles that possess a rich blend mixture of spices such as clove, clementine, and nutmeg, on a base of amber and rose petals for the celebration of love. Its floral and fruit scent, is a marriage of two beautiful scent families, created to submerge you into a state of bliss as you unwind. Enjoying every moment with your dearest is something we will want you to have. It is wonderful to not be alone. If you can't be with your special someone or a loved one this Valentine's Day, gift them this beautiful, fragranced and unique candle.
A native Yoruba name that interprets to mean 'Follow Me Home', or a loving way to say ' Come home with me'. In this Valentine, we want you to add to your tender and deepest moments with the one you love, dazzling with melodic rhythm and soft lights. What better way is there than our Bamidele Scented candles that give you the perfect atmosphere infused with natural ingredients possessing aroma therapeutic properties. This candle lasts sixty hours and is a great way to tell your special someone or friend that you cherish them. The crackling wood wick is great for putting your mind in a state of calmness and tranquillity. Its luxury scent is a great addition while taking a bath.
As one of our best seller with amazing reviews, our Lolu Balt salts offers you a blend of unique premium ingredients such as Himalayan and Red Sea Salt and organic Dead Sea Salt which removes dead skin cells and toxins revealing the healthier skin beneath. Essential oils Lavender, and Ylang-ylang to keep your skin moisturised, revitalised, rejuvenated, and clean. A soak in this is perfect to relieve you during stressful periods and excellent while taking warm baths during the colder months.
Also, a great present for that wonderful friend is our Serenity Bath Salt. Immersing yourself in this, will be the perfect substitute for a spa with real rose and blue mallow flowers. Cast off those worries and enjoy the best especially during this period with the Serenity Bath Salt. This bath salt is formulated to not just protect your skin but also to help your skin stay radiant, younger, and healthy. Containing Epsom salt, Blue Mallow petal, Rose oil, and Frankincense oil, you can be sure that you are soaking into nature's goodness feeling relaxed and lighter.
We at Okiki skincare want you to have an amazing and unforgettable experience this Valentine. Also, we want you to know that you can be your Valentine, you can enjoy these goodies with yourself and have that self-care to unleash your radiant self.
Winter is here! You know how snowflakes cover the streets and trees; how we have colder and darker evenings even though it's not 4 pm. It's at that time. Many things come in winter, like anxiety, low productivity, fatigue, and even stress. We want you to nourish your body and be motivated in this season.
Self-care is essential for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. This is the reason we've compiled seven ways to make you feel relaxed and have positive feelings for yourself and others.
It would brighten up the room and make it all cosy and warm while you watch your favourite Netflix show with your loved ones. Some scented candles are also used for aromatherapy, i.e., they have healing properties. Our Nana Efua Neneh Candle, which contains bergamot essential oil to alleviate stress Jasmine oil to calm the mind. Our Adeola Candle creates a warm and cosy atmosphere with its fruity scents to soothe the mind and spirit. I keep a candle lit all day since the weather is so dreary
Write your thoughts and worries in a journal. This will help you to clear your head. I use my journal to track the highs and lows of my day, I also sometime plan out things like my meals for the week too
It's winter, and the skin gets dry and flaky because of the low humidity and cold. Moisturize your skin regularly and drink enough water. Our Oat & Chamomile Body Lotion is an excellent moisturizer that will leave your beautiful skin soft and silky. Also, use our Oat & Honey Intensive Hand Balm is a deeply hydrating mix that nourishes and prevent cracked hands. A portable balm is great for when your on the move and need to hydrate your hands
It is the perfect time to connect with your loved ones. Do an activity together, and if they're not around you, call them or have a video chat with them. W
Self-care does not only involve mental health. It also affects physical health. Sign up for the gym, take walks, do yoga, or you could work out at home. Staying fit is very important to our health. I for one enjoy going on a walk, I sometimes call my friend whilst going on walk. Listen to some music - given that we are at home 24/7 with little change of scenery a walk can do a world of good
Do things you enjoy doing– read a book, learn a skill, go out for events, go shopping, visit loved ones, play games, take pictures – to make this season memorable.
As much as we want you to enjoy this season, we don't want you breaking the banks because this self-care ensures that you're happy during winter and more joyful after. Stay within your budget and enjoy this beautiful season.
We at Okiki Skincare want you to radiate positivity and have that self-care to uncover your radiant self.Continue reading
Oat, also known as Avena sativa, does not only make an excellent meal; it is also perfect for your dry skin. Oat has been used for centuries to keep the skin healthy and nourished.
We added oat into our products to give you that healthy and beautiful skin because of oat's fantastic benefits. These products have 5- star reviews because of the tremendous results it has provided. With these products, you can bid your dry skin farewell.Continue reading