Most commercial soaps sold in stores today are made with harsh chemical detergents, hardeners and synthetic lathering agents. Some of these ingredients can be drying or irritating to the skin. Our hand made soaps are made with gentle, high-quality ingredients that can restore balance and moisture to your skin. Here is a list of many of the ingredients used in our soaps and an explanation of why we use them.
Activated Charcoal: Known for absorbing and drawing oils/impurities from the skin.
Apricot Kernel Oil: A light oil that is absorbed nicely into the skin.
Avocado Oil: Great for people with sensitive skin. It is high in vitamins A, D & E.
Beeswax: It is known for locking in moisture inside the skin. Beeswax can help keep the skin supple and soft. It also creates great bubbles for soap.
Canola Oil: Gives a nice, low, creamy lather and is moisturizing.
Castor Oil: Helps to create a rich and creamy soap lather. It is also a humectant (attracts moisture to your skin).
Cocoa Butter: Helps to hold in moisture and softens skin.
Coconut Milk: Cleanses the skin from the inside out removing dirt, dust, and dead cells while maintaining the skin's natural hydration.
Coconut Oil: Cleanses the skin and removes oils and impurities without drying.
Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide (lye): Creates a chemical reaction known as saponification. This process is what breaks down the oils and turns them into soap. You must have lye to make soap - don't let anyone tell you otherwise. They may disguise the name or leave the ingredient "Off" of their list, but if they say it's soap - it's in there.
Goats Milk: Rich in B2 and A vitamins, yields glycerin in the finished product, which helps retain moisture in the skin.
Honey: Because of its antioxidant and humectant properties, honey soap is great for dry or damaged skin. It also creates great bubbles for soap.
Kaolin Clay: Gentle for sensitive skin, it helps to draw out any toxins and impurities in the skin, helps retain moisture. It also gives a silky and creamy texture to soap.
Lard: A good moisturizer for the skin, provides a good lather and cleansing properties.
Mango Butter: Produces a hard bar that gives a moisturizing and conditioning lather.
Oats: Ground oats are used for a gentle exfoliant.
Olive Oil: Very moisturizing and mild for all skin types.
Rice Bran Oil: Very moisturizing and mild for all skin types.
Rose Clay: Helps to cleanse, detoxify and exfoliate dead skin cells. Adds a silkiness to the soap.
Shea Butter: Adds moisture to nourish the skin.
Sunflower Oil: Gives a nice creamy lather that is very moisturizing.
Titanium Dioxide: Titanium dioxide is a white inorganic compound, which has been used for around 100 years in a vast number of diverse products. It is non-toxic and safely helps to whiten the soap.