So, How did this journey begin?
I first got to know the power of black seed oil when I came into contact with Dr. Abaas who explained all the properties of this oil which I had not heard of before. So, like many lotions and potions, we had tried beforehand, I and my family gave this a go. Now, I won’t say that seeing a difference was immediate, it did take time – in fact, my wife was not patient! However, we persevered as listening to Dr. Abaas with his expert knowledge gave us hope in enjoying the experience we heard about. And, sure enough, in months to come, we could not stop using the black seed oil.
Having found out more and more about this oil, we then introduced this to the rest of our family who all have enjoyed in different ways in all aspects of their lives.
Upon a conversation with Dr. Abaas about a year after being introduced, he said this:
“Every part of the (Black) seed is blessed! It has value and nothing should be wasted. However, we have this concentrated deep buttery residue which is left after the seed pressing process. There must be something that can be done with this. He asked me, “Can you make soap using this butter?”
I didn’t know at the time. However, I am an engineer and chemistry is my passion! So, the words that fell out of my mouth were, “No, but let me give it a go”. Weeks and weeks of research and trials followed. Some failures, but with those failures came even more knowledge and with that knowledge came even more experiments and further improvements.
I was, and still am, determined that our soaps would be made the traditional way to the highest quality– the cold press way. It’s the best way to make natural soaps. We source the best ingredients and we hand mix everything – that way, we are able to take great care of our soaps. Once mixed they are poured into molds and left to cure for six weeks. Yes, six weeks. Good things come to those who wait, right?
Our formula is carefully engineered so that no artificial ingredients need to be added. There is just no need, the Black Seed Oil acts as a natural preservative and it has a natural (unique) colour making the soap gentler and more balanced. We have deliberately kept this fragrance free, making it less irritant to those with sensitive skin.
It’s a formula that both the Blessed Seed and I are happy with and we know our customers are too as the Blessed Seed grew, so did the demand for soap! Our customers also have the comfort of knowing that we are a member of the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers too!
Now, 11 years on, we are working on expanding our range. Watch out for our shampoo in the future.
Did You Know?
Mild Black Seed Oil Capsules are great for individuals that are sensitive and children equally. Also those those who find it unpalatable.Black Seed Soap & Shampoo Bar