Simplí is a Gaelic word for simple and straightforward. I strive to create basic, “good for you” skin products with natural, responsibly cultivated, high-quality ingredients such as organic and essential oils, herbs, spices, clays, beer, tea and coconut milk.
For many people the comparison between artisan and mass-produced products is a no-brainer: Simple ingredients without parabens, phthalates and chemicals just seems to make sense when it comes to our skin. I make mostly vegan products in small batches; I say mostly because sometimes I include honey, beeswax or organic Greek yogurt. I select only the finest butters and oils available (organic whenever possible) with a variety of skin-loving benefits. Some of my favorites: olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, almond oil, shea butter, avocado oil, cocoa butter, mango butter, babassu oil, rice bran oil…just to name a few.
I try to stay natural, often using herb, root and spice infusions and clays for color. However I occasionally use mica powder for some colorants; these are finely ground minerals—some with cosmetic-grade colorants and pigments (Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act-approved as safe). Cosmetic-grade fragrance oils are also sometimes used, as some people want a scent with more longevity or request scents that are not found organically/in nature. Every fragrance oil I purchase is phthalate-free.
All of my products are made using the best-quality ingredients that feel good and smell good!
Blue Line Bars
The Simplí Blue Line series is comprised of various batches with different scents, with the same look and recipe. Simplí donates $3 to the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) for every bar of Blue Line soap sold. ODMP is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raise awareness and pay tribute to the more than 20,000 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Funds raised by ODMP also go to various programs, including officer safety. Simplí has sent checks to ODMP for 3 batches of soaps thus far. The latest batch, called “Hopped Forest,” is made with a dark wheat beer. It has a warmer (dark beer) color and the scent is woodsy and peppery.
The soap—WOW! My skin is so soft. No ashy legs and arms. Thank you SO much!!~ Andrea B.