The Vegetable Soaps of the monks of Camaldoli

The vegetable soaps of the Camaldolese Monks are characterized by their raw processing, which follows the ancient recipe of homemade soaps and the craftsmanship with which they have always been made.

Vegetable soaps are produced with natural ingredients because they are made from vegetable fats.

Their cold processing allows the biological and natural substances contained in the used oils to keep intact all the essential properties for body care.

The soaps and natural soaps produced by the Antica Farmacia di Camaldoli, fruit of the Italian and Mediterranean tradition, are made from a base of precious olive oil and enriched with coconut oil and rapeseed oil. The different formulations proposed by the Camaldolese Monks, meet every need and are ideal for those who want to take care of their well-being, and transform the simple cleansing of face and body, in an act of love.

Olive oil, which is the main ingredient of Camaldoli's vegetable soaps, has been known for thousands of years for its innumerable properties, especially for its high emollient and nourishing power for the body. It is a powerful antioxidant able to prevent the signs of aging, fighting the harmful action of free radicals; it protects from external aggressions, such as cold, sun and wind; it restores elasticity and tone to the skin, nourishing it deeply. It has an anti-inflammatory and soothing action on redness and irritation and is tolerated even by the most sensitive skin.

Coconut oil is a vegetable oil rich in antioxidant substances, such as hyaluronic acid, which have an emollient and moisturizing action on the skin. Coconut oil has antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal properties and is an excellent foaming agent.

Rapeseed oil is a good moisturizer and has emollient and nourishing properties for the skin, it has always been the basis of homemade soaps.

In Camaldoli vegetal soaps there is also Rosemary essential oil, which has a toning action on the skin, stimulates blood circulation and slows down skin aging and is a good antiseptic.

The vegetable soaps of the Camaldolese Monks are characterized by their raw processing, which follows the ancient recipe of homemade soaps and the craftsmanship with which they have always been made.

Natural cosmetics such as the soaps of the Camaldoli Monks are organic vegetable products because each ingredient is highly selected of natural origin. They do not contain preservatives or colorants, they are ph neutral soaps suitable for all skin types, especially for sensitive skin. They are recommended for face and body care, for men and women and for the whole family.

The vegetable soaps of the Ancient Pharmacy of the Camaldolese Monks, in the form of 125 g soaps, bear the symbol of the Camaldolese, represented by two doves that drink from the cup and are presented in convenient paper bags.

The vegetable soaps of the Camaldolese monks are:

  • Milk soap
  • Honey and Beeswax Soap
  • Red Wine Soap
  • Olive Oil Soap
  • Honey Soap

Milk Soap

It is a vegetable soap with strong emollient properties because, to the undoubted benefits of olive oil, coconut oil and rapeseed oil, and essential oil of rosemary, are added those of milk. Milk, used since ancient times, is considered an elixir of beauty; rich in proteins, vitamin A and B8, it has a moisturizing and softening action on the skin, fights free radicals and prevents skin aging, stimulating cell turnover; it has purifying and soothing effects and restores elasticity to the tissues. The corn starch contained in the soap, cleanses naturally and gently.

It is particularly suitable for dry skin.

Honey and Beeswax Soap

It is a vegetable soap suitable for delicate skin, as, in addition to the well-known olive oil, which is the fundamental base, coconut oil, rapeseed oil and rosemary essential oil, it contains the nourishing and emollient properties of honey and beeswax. Honey and beeswax, or alba wax, undoubtedly have antibacterial and emollient properties. Beeswax in particular has an anti-dehydrating action because it has a chemical structure similar to that of the skin and forms a protective film that resists washing with detergents and cleaners, and protects against aggressive atmospheric agents. Honey and beeswax are excellent healers and stimulate cell regeneration.

Particularly suitable for delicate skin.

Red Wine Soap

The vegetable soap with Red Wine of the Camaldolese Monks, is a natural soap for sensitive skin. It is produced with red wine "Borbotto", from the Cooperativa Agricola e Forestale La Mausolea owned by the Monastic Community of Camaldoli. The red wine, known since ancient times for its countless benefits, not only at the table, has always been used for body care. Rich in antioxidant properties and polyphenols, it counteracts skin aging and promotes microcirculation. The emollient and regenerating principles of red wine make this soap an excellent ally in the fight against free radicals, making the skin of the body, especially the face, elastic, toned and hydrated.

Red wine soap is particularly suitable for mature and sensitive skin.

Olive Oil Soap

The vegetable soap with olive oil is ideal for all skin types, and thanks to the emollient and antioxidant properties contained in olive oil, emollient par excellence, it gives the skin a pleasant sensation of hydration and elasticity. It is made of 100% organic oil, produced by the Cooperativa Agricola e Forestale La Mausolea owned by the Monastic Community of Camaldoli. It contains no preservatives or colorants.

For all skin types.

Honey Soap

The handmade vegetable soap with honey, is a soap without dyes or preservatives. At the base, consisting of olive oil, coconut oil, rapeseed oil and essential oil of rosemary, is added honey, a natural antibacterial that makes the soap ideal for delicate skin. Honey deeply nourishes the skin, making it tonic and elastic, has a healing and antioxidant effect that prevents skin aging. Excellent both for cleansing the face and body.

Honey soap is recommended for the whole family.

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