Frequently asked questions

How is Jakira soap different to regular supermarket soap?


Jakira Soap does not contain nasty chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), sodum laureth sulphate (SLES) or parabens. SLS and SLES are synthetic detergents added to many personal care products including bar soap and liquid soap. SLS and SLES are added because they are inexpensive and are very effective foaming agents that give products lather. However, SLS and SLES are known to be skin irritants that strip the skin of its natural oils which can cause dry skin. SLS can also cause irritation and reactions such as eczema and dermatitis as they penetrate the skin due to its small particle size. This is often the reason people think that they can't use regular bar soap. Jakira soap is different. Not only does it not contain SLS/SLES, but it also has a high glycerin content which makes it moisturising by helping skin to retain moisture. It is also gentle on sensitive skin. The fragrances used in Jakira Soap are Artisan, Australian-made fine fragrances which not only smell amazing, but are of excellent quality. This results in a far superior product than what you can purchase in a supermarket. The old fashioned saying that you get what you pay for, really is true in this case.




What is Glycerin Soap and what are its benefits over other soap?


Glycerin soap is soap that has a high glycerin content. Glycerin soap is much gentler on skin than most soaps, making it an excellent choice for people who have particularly dry or sensitive skin. Glycerin is a colorless and odorless liquid that comes from plant sources. It is a natural humectant, meaning it has the property of attracting moisture to itself from the humidity of the air. This prevents moisture loss from the skin and leaves the skin feeling lightly moisturised and supple. It also can help to slow the evaporation of water from your skin to reduce chronic winter dryness. In short, it's a skin secret weapon, especially for those who find regular soap drying or irriating to their skin.




How does Glycerin Soap compare to Goat's milk soap and other hand-made soaps?


There is no doubt that carefully crafted Goat's milk soap and other hand-made soaps that do not contain synthetic surfactants such as SLS or SLES are better for your skin than cheaper alternatives that do contain SLS/SLES. Jakira soap goes one step further though and has additional glycerin added to it during the manufacturing process. This gives it it's characteristic translucent appearance and makes it even more moisturising than goats milk and other hand-made soap. Several of our customers who swore by goats milk soap have now converted to glycerin soap because it is even more moisturising than what they had been using. One of our customers with eczema said she has tried many different hand-made soaps but this is the only one she has found that does not cause break-outs on her legs. If you haven't tried this soap before, we encourage you to give it a go. We are confident that you find find it to be gentle and moisturising on your skin. If you don't agree, just send it back for a full refund (less postage costs).




What are the coloured parts inside Jakira Soap and what happens when as you use it?


It is all soap. There are no petals, rocks or anything else added inside the soap. It has been carefully hand-made using various in-house design techniques that have been developed over several years. This adds a design element and interest to the soap that is synonymous with the Jakira Soap Art brand. As you use it, the design changes. It has been carefully made not to fall apart, right up until the very end. So not only is Jakira soap excellent for your skin, but it is also interesting to look at you use it. It is like a little work of art in your shower. Great soap doesn't have to be boring!




It is too pretty to use. What else can I use it for?


We hear that a lot which we will take as a compliment. If you don't want to use it straight away, you can put it in your linen or clothes drawers which makes your towels/clothes smell AMAZING! Other customers have told us that they leave one out on the bath room sink which makes the room smell lovely every time they go in there. And when you do get around to using it, your skin will love it too.




What is the money back guarantee?


Based on the feedback from hundreds of our customers over several years, we are confident that you too will love Jakira soap if you haven't tried it. We know that it is excellent quality that is moisturising and gentle on sensitive skin and it has been carefully hand-made with a high attention to detail. We stand behind the quality of our products. So if there is anything that you are not satisified with, please contact us and we will do everything we can to rectifiy the situation. You can even send it back for a full refund (less the cost of postage).




If I live in Hervey Bay, Australia, can I pick it up to save on postage?


Yes you can. Just select the "Local pick up option" at check out and we will contact you to arrange a time and address for local pick up.




Is Jakira Soap vegan friendly?


Yes. It doesn't contain any animal products, nor is it tested on animals.




What are the ingredients?


Aqua, glycerin, glyceryl laurate, coconut oil, sorbitol, fragrance, colour





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