We’re so glad that you clicked this page because we want you to know more about what types of ingredients we use, and why we use them.
Aloe Vera – Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that has a gelatinous membrane inside each petal. The gel is found in many cosmetics and alternative medicine. It’s often used as a soothing gel on burnt and irritated skin. Not only do we love the hydrating properties, we are also in love with the light green color it gives our soaps.
Coconut Oil – Coconut oil has long been used in soap recipes to create bubbles, add hardness to the bar, and its moisturizing abilities. Coconut oil is extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts and is used in various food, medicine, and beauty industries.
Color – We add color to many of our soaps and we use everything from Micas, Pigments, as well as FD&C approved colors for bath and body use. We also carry uncolored soaps if you would prefer a more natural look.
Essential Oils – Essential Oils are extracted from various herbs, peels of fruit, and even flowers. Many people believe that plant essential oils provide healing benefits. Even if you don’t believe in all of the lore behind essential oils, you can still enjoy the beautiful aroma :)
Fragrance Oils – Fragrance Oils are a combination of natural essential oils combined with skin safe synthetic oils created from perfumists. Some have more essential oils in the blend, some don’t have any at all. It just depends on the fragrance. We always use high quality fragrances that are body safe. The great thing about fragrance oils is you get to smell like blackberries and salty beach air… things that you cannot get natural essential oils from.
Goats Milk – Many of our soaps contains food grade goats milk. Goat Milk soaps are very popular as it is considered very gentle and moisturizing. Oftentimes, goat milk soaps have a slight “cheesy” scent whereas our goat milk soaps do not. We all love cheese but who wants to smell like it?? Yuck!
Herbs and Seeds – Many times we add herbs and seeds in and on our soaps. We always list them on the ingredients list so that you know exactly what they are. Oftentimes they are used for decorative purposes, and other times they provide great exfoliation when used.
Honey – Honey is known as a humectant and many people add it to soaps for it’s moisturizing and lather boosting abilities. We also love it because it adds a very pretty amber color to the soap.
Palm Oil – Palm oil is very popular in soap making because it adds a creamy lather while making the soaps nice and hard. A nice and hard bar of soap means it will last longer in the shower. We always use sustainable sources of palm oil because we love orangutans and we want to make sure they have a place to live.
Shea Butter – Shea Butter is a natural butter created from the the nut of the African Shea Tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). It’s known for it’s moisturizing abilities and we just love it in our soaps.
Sodium Hydroxide – Sodium Hydroxide, also known as Lye, is needed to make a traditional bar of soap. Combined with oils and butters, it creates what we know as soap. Though sodium hydroxide is caustic, once combined with fatty acids, it becomes harmless and safe to use.
Sorbitan Oleate – Sorbitan Oleate is a vegetable essential fatty acid and is often used to emulsify liquids with oils in creams and lotions. It’s great at keeping our soaps moist.
Sorbitol – Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol made from berries. It is often used as a skin conditioner and found in many products like toothpaste, lipsticks, and lotions.
Vegetable Glycerin – Glycerin is a humectant, which means that it draws moisture to your skin. When you make a traditional bar of soap, glycerin is created through the sapoinification process. Many of the commercial bars of soaps have their glycerin pulled out and then sold separately, but our soaps retains it’s glycerin. Some of our bars even have even more glycerin added!
So there they are! All of the most common ingredients found in our soap and other products. If you have any questions at all, feel free to email us and we’ll answer them as best as we can :D