Sunday, January 17, 2016

Loving Skin Naturally with Castile Soaps


Every bath using Casa de Lorenzo Castile Soaps brings you closer to nature, literally.

We take pride in using ingredients from nature to make the best possible natural clean for your skin. Our goal is to keep it simple and natural. Fundamentally, Casa de Lorenzo Castile Soaps contain only water, oils and essential oils. The oils undergo saponification, where they turn into soaps through the aid of alkali, water and heat. This is the traditional way of making soaps, as has been done centuries ago.


The natural ingredients of our soaps and our blending expertise ensures the perfect natural clean for your skin type without drying your skin. Our Moisturizing Castile Soap is very gentle and absolutely moisturizing, its perfect for babies and those with sensitive skin. The Cleansing Castile Soap strikes an amazing balance between cleaning and moisturizing your skin, perfect for everyday use. Our Dark Castile Soap is like the Cleansing variant, only this one has coffee scrubs and real coffee that cleans, energizes and tightens skin. The Manila Castile Soap is made to match the demands of Filipino skin experiencing the tropical heat, Philippine traffic and the effects of daily commute.

Our essential oils mixed with the soaps provide a pleasant experience to the senses as well as its added benefits to your skin and well-being. These are concentrated plant extracts that give distinct benefits other than just smell.

By using our soaps, not only will you be using a biodegradable and earth-friendly product. You are also letting nature care and pamper for your skin.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Season End Sale


We're welcoming 2016 and ending the holiday season with a huge sale! Its a chance for everyone to enjoy huge savings and while going natural at the same time. For those who haven't used Casa de Lorenzo products yet, now is the best time to try especially our soaps.

All purchases amounting or exceeding 2,016.00 pesos from January 4 to 8, 2016 automatically qualify, and the following discounts will be applied:

Castile Soaps : 50% OFF
Essential Oils: 30% OFF
Carrier Oils: 30% OFF

 For example, the order is 1 gallon unscented Moisturizing Castile Soap, 10mL Tea Tree Oil and 10mL Ginger Essential Oil, the original prices are as follows:

1 Gallon Unscented Moisturizing Castile Soap - 1,900.00 Php
10mL Tea Tree Oil - 365.00 Php
10mL Ginger Essential Oil - 455.00 Php
Total: 2,720.00 Php + Shipping

But since the total is above 2,016.00 Php, see again the price when the discount is applied:

1 Gallon Unscented Moisturizing Castile Soap - (50% Discount) 950.00 Php
10mL Tea Tree Oil - (30% Discount) 255.50 Php
10mL Ginger Essential Oil - (30% Discount) 318.00 Php
Total: 1,523.00 Php + Shipping

Just a few things to note, the DIY Castile Soap bundle is not  part of the promo. Shipping costs are not covered by the promo. For any additional questions, just contact us at  0939-919-2916 (Smart) / 0917-608-1219 (Globe) or email at order@thecasadelorenzo.com

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Using the DiY Castile Soap Bundle

Customize and make your own natural soap with Casa de Lorenzo DiY Castile Soap bundle. Mix in anything you’d like to add and have it your way. You can add fruit extracts, green tea, beer, honey or even melted chocolate. Your imagination is the only limit to making your very own soap.

Directions:
  1. Pour Casa de Lorenzo Liquid Castile Soap in a clean bowl (stainless, ceramic, or glass will do).
  2. Put your chosen additives and mix well. Limit your additives from 5-15% of total volume. Example: 90% Liquid Castile Soap and 10% brewed green tea.
  3. If you’re adding fruit juices or extracts you squeezed out yourself, make sure you strain it before mixing. If you’re adding tea, you may brew it first in reduced water before adding (ex: 4 tea bags in 1 cup of water). If you’re adding honey or beer, just mix it in. You may even choose to put tea leaves or herbs directly on to the soap and let it stay for 24-48 hours before straining out the leaves (but a week is better).
  4. Put a few drops of essential oils to scent your soap and mix really well. A mixer or wire whisk can help things go faster. Sometimes essential oils can thicken the soap when added, all you need to do is just add a little water and mix well until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Once done, put it in a dispenser and start enjoying your soap!
  6. Since what you’d be using are all organic ingredients (they can spoil over time) and we’re not recommending putting preservatives on soaps, make sure you make small batches at a time and use it up for one or two so your soap won’t go bad.
  7. Any questions? Email us at order@thecasadelorenzo.com or give us a call: 0939-919-2916 (Smart) or 0917-608-1219 (Globe).

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Pili and Passionfruit Seed Oil Soaps

Every year, we try to come up with something different. Something we haven't really done before and something really distinct. Its a tradition we've been doing for the past few years, even before we've started selling soaps. This year, we made bar soaps made of Pili Oil and Passionfruit Seed Oil, along with Coconut and Palm Oils.

We wanted something very local, but at the same time having an exotic appeal. So we decided its time to use the Passionfruit seed oil we've extracted some time ago and we got ourselves some Pili pulp oil. The result is a very expensive and very exotic bar soap that is cleansing and at the same time very moisturizing.


Since the price prohibits us from making a lot, and there's not much source of passionfruit seed oil locally, we've decided its going to our private holiday giveaway. Hopefully, in the near future we can start making soaps with rare oils like the one on the bars we've just made.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

We're so excited its the season for giving again! And as our way of giving back to everyone, we've prepared exciting perks and freebies all throughout the 12 days of Christmas. We're changing the giveaways daily from December 1-12 so keep checking our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our promo page to find out.

We like to keep it plain and simple. All you have to do finalize your order with us from 9am to 5pm and the bonus of the day will be yours! If orders are received after 4:30 pm, there's a chance it will be processed the next day, and the bonus of the day of processing will be applied.

Give us a call at 0917-6081219 (Globe) or 0939-9192916 (Smart) for any clarifications and for faster reply.

Happy holidays!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Growing Lavender in the Philippines Update 1

As promised here's our update regarding our Lavender Officinalis plant. 2 months after we've posted that we're trying to grow lavender, a lot of its leaves started to dry out. Here's a look of how she's doing:


A month ago, we noticed an increase of leaves turning brown, and this was around the time that Metro Manila was getting more rainfall so we carefully re-potted the plant to a clay pot. It helped a bit, but typhoon Lando came and the noticeable impact of too much water showed. More than 50% of the leaves suddenly began to grow limp and a few days later, they just went brown. We've also tried spraying the plant with foliar, in case the roots are not functioning anymore and it seemed to have helped. A major concern right now is that there has been sporadic rains which may aggravate the case further inspite of a potting medium with very good drainage.

To sum up, here's a few things we've surmised while we're taking care of the plant:
  1. Lavender is such a sensitive plant. Slight changes affect it a lot.
  2. Protect the roots from too much water. Rain doesn't seem to do the plant much good, especially if it soaks up the area where its roots are. Controlling the water is essential to the plant's survival. Watering every 2 days may work, and using less water is best practice in this case.
  3. Avoid moving the plant constantly. It seemed to hate being moved from one place to another because we're hiding it from the rain. Perhaps a cover during rains may work instead.
  4. Lavender likes the sun. It can survive with partial sun, but if there's a place where it can get full sun, the better. If the plant is just getting partial sun, take it easy on watering a bit further.
  5. Foliar spray may have help the plant if you want to give it a boost of nutrients.
Hopefully, our plant survives this bout and no one accidentally waters it out of schedule. Nevertheless, whatever the outcome of our plant will be, we're already working on preparing for our next batch of lavender plants. We've recently bought lavender seeds and made plans for a mini greenhouse so we can apply what we've learned better.



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

DIY Castile Soap Bundle

We're excited to share to everyone our DIY bundle! It comes with 1 Liter Liquid Castile Soap and (2) 10mL bottles of essential oils. Now you can create your own soaps with any ingredients you can possibly imagine and make something you can call your own.


The possibilities are quite endless. With 8 essential oils to choose from, you can make different mixes and enjoy a variety of scents for your soap. Add ingredients like fruit extracts, additional oils and scrubs to spice up the benefits of your own natural soap, just don't overdo it. Here's the list of soaps and essential oils you can choose from:





So start making your very own natural soap today, get in touch to get your DIY Castile Soap Bundle.