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 and butters, herbs, spices and clays. A variety of liquids are incorporated into soaps—such as wine, beer, aloe, ocean water, tea and coconut milk (among a lot of other options)—for what they bring to the final product such as creamy or bubbly lathers.

For many people the comparison between artisan and mass-produced products is a no-brainer: Simple ingredients without parabens, phthalates, synthetic hardeners 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. Only the finest butters and oils available are selected (organic whenever possible) with a variety of skin-loving benefits. Some favorites: olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, almond oil, shea butter, avocado oil, cocoa butter, mango butter, safflower oil, rice bran oil…just to name a few.

Herb, root and spice infusions as well as clays are used for many product colorants, with mica powders occasionally used; these are finely ground minerals 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 is phthalate-free.

All products are made in small batches—using my tested recipes—incorporating the best-quality ingredients that feel good and smell good. Bottom line is that we all want our skin to feel amazing…simplí.

Simpli body butter
Simpli lavender soap
Simpli lotion bar

From the Soapbox is a blog with occasional musings and bits of information that you may find interesting. Some examples: What’s in commercial soap? Ingredients to look for in soap during cold winter months.

BLOG: From the Soapbox

The soap—WOW! My skin is so soft. No ashy legs and arms. Thank you SO much!!
~ Andrea B.