Òir: Gaelic Inspired Soap (Made From Natural Ingredients).
Òir‘s soap is made from cocoa butter + shea butter. The shea butter comes from a women’s cooperative in Ghana, which helps them to live a more independent life.
Launched in November 2021, Òir (pronounced as ‘oar,’ with ‘Òir’ meaning ‘gold’ in Gaelic) was founded by Jolene Roberts, as a nod to her Scottish roots.
Jolene makes the soaps from a studio in her converted garage. Prior to launching the business, she worked in the beauty and care industry. She was a nail technician for five years, before training as a special effects make up artist, which fueled her obsession for cosmetics.
“Like so many of us, I’ve become increasingly aware of my personal impact on the planet, but I also love luxury cosmetics, which is sometimes conflicting, yet I don’t think it needs to be,” said Jolene.
“I was conscious that I was using a lot of shower gel in plastic bottles, and I wanted a more sustainable option, so I learned how to make soap with a blend of super moisturising oils to create a real washing treat. It’s a great plastic free replacement for shower gel, and it looks beautiful next to any sink or bathtub,” said Jolene.
The soaps are available in the following scents: lemongrass, pink grapefruit, clary sage and rosemary, peppermint, lavender, patchouli and tea tree, rosemary, ho leaf and geranium, lemongrass and cinnamon, cedarwood, clary sage, rose geranium, and vetiver.
Find out more here: http://oirsoap.co.uk