Monday, December 29, 2014

Our Story

Our story:

Necessity is the mother of invention

- Plato

When my youngest son was five years old he experienced a mild case of eczema.
His condition was more uncomfortable for him than dermatologically serious. Commercial bath products contained chemicals and preservatives that only increased the irritation he felt after bathing. Many of these bath products – although advertised as ‘gentle’ contained chemicals with qualities similar to those found in detergents. 

If my wife couldn't find the best product for my child, she would make it herself. Let me describe Radha, the soapmaker. Professionally, she is a senior engineer for a large software company. She works in quality assurance, which requires an adherence to rigorous standards. Secondly, in the kitchen, she is a cook who insists on the freshest, most flavorful ingredients available at the local market. She brings these characteristics to making our soap products.

She made soap out of completely natural and organic ingredients that relieved my son’s 
eczema. She then experimented with various essential oils, butters, and other ingredients to develop her own recipes. After testing on kind friends – and further refinement,we developed first, a soap product line, then lotions, scrubs and balms, and shaving products (shampoos are next).

Two years later, Lexington Soaps started producing high quality bath products that you will find invigorating in the morning, and soothing in the evening.

-Umesh Shelat

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Which Soap is right for me?

11/30/2014 12:32:11
Which soap is right for me?
The best soap for your skin depends - on your skin. Our two primary objectives for our soaps is to 1) cleanse, and 2) moisturize. All of our soaps have ingredients specifically designed to do both of these in different proportions. For example, our Lavender Tea Tree has moisturizing ingredients (African shea butter, coconut oil), however I categorize it as a deeply cleansing because of its astringent ingredients (tea tree oil, activated charcoal). We recommend Lavender Tea Tree for individuals with skin that contains or produces high oil content [athletes, teens, peoples from Mediterranean countries etc.]. On the other hand, our goat milk blends have cleansing and exfoliating properties, but are highly moisturizing because of the goats milk.  For example, the oatmeal in our Oatmeal Honey, is ground to a specific consistency so that you feel the exfoliation without being abrasive. 
So, to make a long story longer, I suggest: