This soap is an anti-inflammatory power house for helping relieve issues like arthritis, joint pain, and swelling. Madder root is from the same family as coffee and acts as a natural astringent. Black pepper essential oil is a natural skin purifier and has the ability to eliminate impurities, toxins, and bacteria from the surface of the epidermis allowing pores to breathe. It also has warming anti-spasmic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Lemongrass essential oil tones and purifies skin while its anti-inflammatory properties relieve redness and itching.