Where does our sheep milk come from?
We receive our sheep milk exclusively from Austrian dairy company Leeb Biomilch GmbH. Located in the Upper-Austrian Kremstal Valley, Leeb Biomilch has specialized in the natural processing of sheep and goat milk.
Learn more at www.leeb-milch.at
How much superfat is in Ovis soap?
Our standard sheep milk soap items contain 2% superfat. Our shower soaps are a bit richer - with 6.5% of excess oils.
Is Ovis soap suitable for sensitive skin?
Ovis soap is carefully produced with rich nutrients that create a re-fattening effect. Thus, it is truly gentle to your skin. We even have a fragrance without colorants or fragrances, which we call “without scent”. This is the model most suitable for people with sensitive skin or allergies.
What colorants are in the soap?
We use food colorants only. These kinds of colorants are gentle to the skin.
My soap has brown stains. What is that?
Some of our fragrances contain petals (like rose petals, olive tree leaves, verbena petals, etc.), which might make the soap look a bit dotted. This doesn’t diminish the quality of your soap. Quite the contrary, there is even more nature in these editions!
What’s the difference between shampoo soap and solid shampoo?
The main difference is the soap base and the way each product is produced.
With our shampoo soap, we saponify only natural oils. Our solid shampoo on the other hand isn’t an actual soap. We don’t saponify our solid shampoo: We mix the ingredients, press them in a mold and let them dry for 24 hours.
There are also two different ways of applying these two kinds of soap. Shampoo soap depends on the water hardness. If the water contains a lot of calcium, it is best to do an “acidic rinse” after you’ve washed your hair in order to make it silky and shiny. This is obsolete with our solid shampoo.
My hair feels scruffy. What do I do?
When you wash your hair, you’re rather dependent on the water hardness. Hard water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium. The scale settles on your hair during your hair wash and afterwards your hair may feel scruffy, dry, even sticky, and greasy – as if you haven’t washed your hair in days. If the water is too hard, we recommend and acidic rinse.
How to prepare this rinse: Mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar (or lemon juice) with one liter of water and rinse your hair after you’re done washing it.
Oil treatments can do good too. Try an olive oil, coconut oil, or argan oil treatment once a week before going to bed! Put a few drops of oil in your palms and massage it deeply from the hair line to the ends. Let it soak in overnight and rinse thoroughly the next morning. Et voilà: strong, shiny, and healthy hair that feels soft and silky.
What’s the difference between syndet base and conventional soap?
The base of the two is completely different. The average pH level in conventional soap is between 9 and 10. Syndet soap is pH balanced and thus adjusted to the pH level of our skin. Therefore syndet soap won’t break down the natural acidic protective layer of your skin. This makes syndet soap perfect for your daily mild face wash – no tight feeling of the skin, no burning. You could even use syndet soap to remove makeup. Ovis syndet-based facial soap enriched with aloe vera and sheep milk is the perfect addition to your skin care routine.
What is this Terralene that Ovis soap boxes are made of?
Terralene is an innovative, biodegradable synthetic. It is made from nearly 100% renewable raw materials. Its main component is sugarcane, i.e. its residue, bagasse. Thus, no extra land is needed for the cultivation of the plant. Bagasse products are food-safe and water and heat resistant. Terralene soap boxes are 100% recyclable.