Robin’s Nest Handmade Soaps - Soaps


Classic Soaps made from Real Natural Oils

Our soaps are soothing and moisturizing to the skin, and give lots of soft, fluffy lather.  Our recipe uses all plant-based oils that we have hand selected for their beneficial skin care qualities, which you can read about below.  The wonderful smell of our soaps comes from 100% pure essential oils.  We use no dyes or artificial fragrances whatsoever.

Beneficial Qualities of Natural Oils

Each oil has its own unique qualities that it brings to the soap.

Base Oils:

Olive oil

Our recipe begins with olive oil because of its wonderfully conditioning and moisturizing qualities.   It makes a very gentle soap that soothes and improves dry, itchy skin.  It also gives the soap its soft, fluffy lather.

Coconut oil

Emollient, moisturizing, conditioning, and protective to the skin.  Gives the soap the ability to lather well even in hard water.

Walnut oil

Helps combat eczema, dandruff, and rough, dry skin.  High in vitamins A, C and E.  Moisturizing, anti-aging, regenerative and toning to the skin.  Gives the soap a luxurious, silky feel.

Tea Tree oil

Antifungal, antiviral, antibiotic and antiseptic.  Good for cuts, burns, and all kinds of wounds, as well as to relieve the pain and itching of insect bites.  Combats dandruff, acne, and many types of skin disease.

Essential Oils:

Lavender essential oil

Relaxing and calming.  Antiseptic and antimicrobial. Promotes healing and helps prevent infection in cuts, burns, and insect bites.  Reduces pain and inflammation.

Orange essential oil

Fresh, cheerful aroma. Antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory.  Detoxifies and may help protect the skin from sun damage and lighten age spots.

Lemongrass essential oil

Stimulating, uplifting, refreshing aroma.  Antimicrobial, antibiotic, and repellant to insects.  Studies have also shown it to fight cancer cells.

Tangerine essential oil

Bright, fruity and sweet aroma.  Is said to help calm and promote tranquility.  Acts as an antiseptic toner and is rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene.

Peppermint essential oil

Skin toning, cools inflammation, relieves itchiness and irritation.  Nourishes dull skin and improves oily skin.

Synthetic Detergent:

sodium cocoyl isethionate

stearic acid

coconut acid

sodium tallowate


sodium isethionate

sodium stearate

cocamidopropyl betaine

sodium cocoate or palm kernelate


sodium chloride

tetrasodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

trisodium etidronate

butylated hydroxytoluene

titanium dioxide

sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate

Real Soap:

olive oil

coconut oil

spring water

lye (which is completely converted during the soapmaking process)

tea tree oil

essential oils


How is it Different than Store-Bought?

Typical store-bought soaps are actually not soap at all, but detergent, made of harsh chemicals with synthetic lathering agents like SLS.  Since they can’t legally claim to be soap, they are labeled beauty bars, moisturizing bars, or body bars.  The difference is clear when you compare the ingredients; they’re not at all the same thing.

What it Does

We’ve heard again and again from our customers that our soap:

-Moisturizes and soothes dry, itchy skin, especially in the winter.

-Quickly and noticeably improves eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, rashes, and other skin conditions.

-Smells totally wonderful.

-Creates lots of soft, fluffy lather.

-Is very gentle and leaves sensitive skin feeling wonderful.

-Does not leave soap scum behind.

-Is perfect for hands, body, face, kids, and head-to-toe on babies. Wonderful for four-legged friends too.

-Works as an amazing stain remover for laundry.

-We've even heard of people using it for toothpaste! Haven't tried that yet, but good for them!