As we were preparing to pour soap in the middle of March,and we decided to pour a few extra batches for the local food bank. Since washing hands often with soap is recommended to stop the spread of COVID-19 and the food banks in PEI were low on soap, that inspired a great idea. Let’s give our customers a means to support their food bank of choice, by offering boxes of soap for $50.00. Without knowing the response we ordered enough raw materials for 5,000 bars. April 11th, we sent out an email, with-in 48 hours all the 5,000 were spoken for. So we increased the amount to 8,000. We are now at 8,610.
Pouring, cutting, racking, labelling, bagging and boxing is an incredible amount of work. Some local homeschool families volunteered to label, bag and box 1,000’s of bars, to help with this overwhelming project we got ourselves into.
Now we are at the final stages of sorting where the soap is going and putting letters in the boxes letting the Food Banks know who donated the soap. Today the first boxes were delivered and shipped. The Upper Room Food Bank, Salvation Arm and Caring Cupboard received their soap today and Alberta’s food bank soap was shipped.
I am so grateful we have the most wonderful generous customers that want to help support their food banks. We are all in this together.
We have been making Hand Milled Face Soap since the start of GCSC in 2003. At first is was a way to use the ends of the blocks that were not sellable. In 2007, Anna a summer student made Supersoap for oily and acne prone skin. She put every essential oil in the batch that would help with acne. Customers found a great improvement in their skin! Over the years we have tweaked the recipe. We now add ground oats and a bunch of carrier oils that are great for your face.
Rice Bran; fast-absorption allowing it to soothe irritation quickly without clogging pores or adding oiliness
Pomegranate; contains a high level of vitamin C content. The oil helps in regulating the production of sebum, and oily secretion which may cause acne and oily skin
Camellia Seed Oil; is packed with fatty acids, but more importantly, it’s packed with antioxidants that produce an anti-inflammatory effect. The oil nourish the skin but also calms any inflammation, soothing acne prone skin and effectively fading redness.
Evening Primrose; helps strengthen the skin barrier, reduces moisture loss, and causes the anti-inflammatory effects that can calm some of the lesions associated with acne, as well as the redness.
Marula; oil makes a good moisturizer for oily skin and treating acne because it’s non-greasy. It also has antimicrobial properties and may be effective against the bacteria that contribute to the formation of pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. pimples
Abyssinian; it is a very lightweight oil and won’t leave your skin feeling greasy or tacky. Calms and soothes problem prone skin. The oil helps control the overproduction of sebum, which can lead to acne prone skin.
Jojoba infused Chamomile; this oils molecular structure is very similar to your skin’s natural sebum. This makes it an excellent oil for oily skin to stop the overproduction of your own skins oil.