Every time I blink another soap brand comes to my attention and being the soap lover that I am, I have to try and get my hands on them one way or another. I do love shower gels but there’s just something so therapeutic about a chunk of soap and with the blends that are being produced now you’re spoilt for choice. I love the fact that there’s a resurgence of soap and that traditional blends and standing shoulder to shoulder with new formulations.

This brand Okiki Skincare caught my eye because they offer a wide range of soap bars each quite unique: they also caught my eye because they are a mother and daughter business…and I have a soft spot for female-owned beauty businesses. Their products are the result of their Nigerian/British heritage plus they are all either vegan or vegetarian.

Okiki skincare aleppo

Aleppo Soap

Aleppo soap isn’t just any old soap it’s a soap with a history. It is named after the city of Aleppo in Syria and it’s been said that it goes as far back as Queen Cleopatra and Queen Zenobia.  This is a soap traditionally made from olive oil which is known for being great at hydrating the skin and Laurel berry oil extract which is known for its healing capabilities as well as for being anti-microbial and anti-fungal making it a great choice for those with acne, eczema and fungal infections etc…

This is a hard soap and is particularly long-lasting. The fragrance is kind of earthy and natural … quite comforting actually.


Olive Oil – reduces water loss in the skin and protects against environmental damage, as well as moisturising as it helps lift oil soluble makeup and dirt.

Glycerin – a humectant so helps draw moisture into the skin and keep it there.

Laurel Berry Fruit – rich in Oleic and Linoleic acid, wonderful for skin problems such as acne, dry skin, eczema, rashes, psoriasis, rosacea and fungal infections.

Carrot and Payapa Soap

This lush sweet smelling soap is made of skin-loving butters like shea butter & cocoa butter, blended with avocado oil, sea buckthorn oil, carrot and papaya ….these are the kind of ingredients that when used in skincare are touted for their ability to preserve, nourish and protect the skin. This soap is perfect for a revitalising cleansing experience.

Key Ingredients

Darcus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Juice – Richest source of vitamin A (beta-carotene), rich in vitamin B, C, D, E, G, K; powerful antioxidant properties, boosts cellular renewal.

Glycerin – a humectant so helps draw moisture into the skin and keep it there.

Darcus Carota  Sativa (Carrot) Powder – a famous molecule for being a potent antioxidant, suntan accelerator and having skin-regenerative abilities

Sea Buckthorn Oil – contains the rare palmitoleic acid (omega 7), to stimulate the skin’s regenerative process and strengthen the epidermis.

There are some fragrances in this product that may be an irritant to more sensitive skins so keep that in mind.

Okiki skincare black clay

Black Clay & Dead Sea Mud Soap

If your skin is in need of a detoxifying deep cleanse then this is the soap for you. It harnesses the deep cleansing power of black clay and the nourishing power of Dead Sea mud to create a soap bar that will cleanse your pores while at the same time nourishing and hydrating your skin. 

Glycerin – a humectant so helps draw moisture into the skin and keep it there.

Rice Bran– potential to promote hydration, reduce pigmentation, even out skin tones, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Cocoa Butter – high in fatty acids, which is why it’s often touted for its ability to hydrate and nourish the skin and improve elasticity. The fat in cocoa butter forms a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture.

Honey – has antimicrobial properties along with being rich in antioxidants that accelerate healing of the skin.

Tea Tree Essential Oil – has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It’s thought to calm redness, swelling, and inflammation.

One thing to note is it has  lavender, peppermint and rosemary which although they’re antimicrobial and antibacterial, can be an irritant for some people with more sensitive skin.

How they’re sustainable

They are keen to contribute to our society and the environment.

They’ve partnered with the One Tree Planted initiative. For every large candle sold, and will donate £1 to help re-plant trees in Ghana. They understand the value of community.

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