Introducing New Milas Bittim soap made with Wild Pistacia (Menengiç) and Olive Oil with Alfalfa Powder.
Bittim (Bıttım pronounced Burturm) Castile soap traditionally comes from Siirt and Mardin in the South East of Turkey. We have long wanted to make our own to ensure the quality, size and ingredients of this traditional famous bar of soap.
Luckily, our oil supplier has been able to produce this amazing bright green/yellow oil from the South of Turkey. The fruit can be dried and it is used in coffee and can be eaten and tastes a bit gritty. Menengiç coffee is lovely.
Wild Pistacia or Pistacia terebinthus is an ecologically grown, small tree native to Mediterranean and South East Turkey. The plant is rich in tannin and resinous substances and is used for its aromatic and medicinal properties which includes being an anti-inflammatory.
The soap produces a fantastic lather, great as a shampoo and general body wash. Traditionally used for issues like flaky scalp and hair loss.
Not only is it great for all skin types, but it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Like all our soap, it has not been tested on animals.
Our OLIVE OIL is from our local trees in Milas. Olive Oil produces a soap that cleans effectively, producing a velvety smooth lather that leaves the skin silky smooth and refreshed. Olive oil supports regeneration of the skin tissue and regulation of the natural moisture balance.
Makes the skin smooth and soft and it stimulates, strengthens and nourishes the skin. Rich in high quality antioxidants, which neutralise free radicals that can be harmful to the skin. Rich in substances with anti -inflammatory effects.
Helps relieve dry skin, reduce scars and dark spots, minimise wrinkles, easily removes make up, helps common skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne and treats skin rashes.
The word alfalfa actually comes from the Arabic phrase, al-fac-facah, meaning ‘father of all foods’ – in reference to its super-powered nutritionals.
Alfalfa chlorophyll and its high Vitamin A content help to cure dry skin problem. It improves complexion and the texture of skin through the different nutrients that the body receives when consumed.
Alfalfa has a high content of Vitamins like B1 and B6 as well as C, which are beneficial for the hair. Vitamins B1 and B6 are vital to make sure that your hair grows healthily. Vitamin C helps in improving the circulation of blood in the scalp and also with the antioxidant action that takes place in hair follicles. The Vitamin E in alfalfa increases the uptake of oxygen and this in turn helps in scalp circulation, which is important for hair’s proper growth and health.
Alfalfa contains minerals, such as calcium, zinc and iron. These minerals help in preventing and reducing the loss of hair. Zinc is known to stimulate hair growth. The iron present in alfalfa also helps in hair growth as iron deficiency may be one of the causes of hair loss.
MAKING THE SOAP