The use of Silk had been popularized as early as 2000 BCE in India. Excavations from sites of the Harappan civilization as well as descriptions in the Ramayana, all point to the tradition of using fine silks. Forest Essentials brings to you an ancient secret for flawless skin and ageless beauty in our new range of freshly prepared Silk Soaps.
As per authentic Ayurvedic methodology and formulations, the Silk Soaps are made using the finest natural ingredients, blends, and unique processes, such as a ghee wash and pure silk infusion. The soaps are prepared by hand using the old-fashioned cold process, which helps to retain the essential fatty acids in the soap. Water is added to pure cow’s ghee and is churned thoroughly by hand, to remove excess water, and the mixture is then strained through very fine muslin cloth. This is repeated at least 20 times to get a very fine light quality of ghee which makes its molecules easily absorbed by the skin. Natural silk is then infused, which confers the silken texture & consistency to the soaps. Pure natural spring water, herb and flower teas and essential oils are blended to further enrich the concoction; these cleanse, nourish and replenish moisture levels, countering the effects of stress and pollution.
The lustrous silk soaps contain benefits of the natural Coconut, Palm and Almond organic oils, as well as of pure Ghee, to the skin. The oils deeply moisturize and add glow to the skin, while the Pure Ghee is composed of highly effective compounds that regenerate and nourish skin cells.
The soaps also infuse fresh herbs including Ashwagandha- to rejuvenate the skin, Mulethi-which refines skin texture, and Vacha- for moisture replenishment. The natural humectant ingredients: Milk, Yogurt and Raw Honey, are also dissolved in the soaps to retain moisture in the skin. Finally, the finest Lac Oil, pure Sandalwood Paste and Silk Infusion, combine to clarify and tone the texture of the skin, leaving it with a natural sheen.
According to the Shastras, beautiful skin is described as “rosy, lustrous, unblemished, smooth, evenly coloured, soft and firm.” We invite you to explore Forest Essential’s luxurious range of 100% Natural Silk Soaps:
Preserving the natural fragrance, color and texture of its ingredients, this unique soap contains 25% of Panch Amrit, also known as Ambrosia. This soap also consists of pure Desi ghee, whole cream milk, fresh yoghurt, raw Organic Honey and Cane sugar. It is a deeply cleansing and nourishing soap.
Key Ingredients: Saponified (Cocos nucifera) Coconut Oil, Saponified (Elaeis guineensis) Palm oil, Ricinus communisastor (Castor) Oil, Garcinia indica (Kokum) Butter, Eladikeram, Fresh Cow’s Milk, Fresh Yoghurt, Desi Ghee, Raw Organic Honey, Raw Saccharum officinarum (Cane Sugar) Natural Silk Solution, Zingiber Zerumbet (Vanardraka), Hemidesmus Indicus (Sariva), Acorus Calamus (Vacha), Holarrhena Antidysenterica (Kutaja), Cocus nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Glyccirrhiza Glabra (Mulethi), Vetiveria Zizanioides (Khus) Oil.
Lakshadi Tailam or Lac Oil has been used for centuries in Ayurveda for its wonderful clarifying properties. The finest Lac derived from Kusum trees along with fresh and Sandalwood paste, are infused in Sesame Oil, which balances oil production and helps to minimise open pores. The healing properties of Multani Mitti and Kasturi Manjal clarify, refresh and protect the skin while Tea tree oil and Nagkesar treat pigmentation and even out the skin tone.
Key Ingredients: Saponified (Cocos nucifera) Coconut Oil, Saponified (Elaeis guineensis) Palm oil, Ricinus Communisastor (Castor) Oil, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter, Nelumbo Nucifera (Kamal nal), Pterocarpus Santalinus (Red Sandalwood), Symplocos Racemosa (Lodhra), Lakshadi Tailam, Tocophyeryl Acetate (Vit. E), Kasturi Manjal, Multani Mitti, Lakshadi Tailum, Olea Europaea (Olive) oil, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Natural Silk Solution, Fresh Black Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Paste, Bhimseni Dryobalanops Aromatica (Kapur), Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom), Mesua Ferrea (Nagkesar), Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Essential Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Essential Oil , Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove) Essential Oil.
Our Iconic Soundarya Serum and the Soundarya Ubtan are both incorporated in this soap with their high performance properties and exquisite fragrances. An ancient recipe, this soap is unique in its properties, which confer smooth, radiant and brilliantly polished skin. It contains 52 herbs including Turmeric, Fennel Seeds, Star Anise Fruit, Sandalwood, Fenugreek, Manjistha, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Marjoram, Poppy Seeds, Camphor and Saffron which leave the complexion soft, glowing and gently polished. The soap also includes 24 K Gold Bhasm, which is an excellent anti-oxidant and has the property of penetrating to the deepest layer of skin, thereby providing radiance and increased elasticity.
Key Ingredients: Saponified (Cocos nucifera) Organic Coconut Oil, Saponified Organic Unrefined Black Sesame Oil, Palm oil, Prunus Organic Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Soundarya Serum, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter, Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha), Crocus Sativus (Kashmiri Kesar), Fresh Cow's Milk, Natural Silk solution, Fresh Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Paste , Fresh Pistacia Vera (Pista) Paste, Fresh Prunus Dulcis (Badam) Paste, Fresh Anacardium Occidentale (Kaju) Paste, Fresh Curcuma Longa (Haldi) Paste, Fresh Citrus Reticulata (Narangi) Paste, 24K Gold Bhasma
The unique aspect of this soap is that it is formulated with the freshest, deeply scented desi rose petals, layered with cane sugar, and then kept in the sun to prepare for over 60 days. The moisturizing properties of the rose, its scent and delicacy are captured in the resulting mass. This mass is then mixed with butter, oils and fresh pastes; all infused with silk, to create an incomparably exquisite soap.
Key Ingredients: Saponified (Cocos Nucifera) Coconut Oil,Saponified (Elaeis Guineensis) Palm Oil,Ricinus Communisastor (Castor) Oil,Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter, Fresh Rose petals Concentrate,Raw Saccharum Officinarum (Cane Sugar), Fresh Cow’s Milk, Natural Silk Solution, Fresh Kasturi Manjal Paste, Fresh Pistacia Vera (Pista) Paste, Fresh Anacardium Occidentale (Kaju) Paste, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Steam Distilled Essential Oil.
Each of these soaps has been carefully cured over 12 weeks, with no artificial colours or synthetic fragrances.