Ingredients

 

The oils and botanicals in hand made soap a very different from store bought.  You'll notice the difference immediately.  I'm able to use only the best ingredients to create bars that feel and smell luxurious, with handfuls of creamy lather, lovely fragrances and soft, smooth skin that retains it's natural emollience and 'glow'.  Many oils are helpful for mature skin, some for acne, eczema and psoriasis and some for sensitive skin types, like me.  I'm incredibly proud of the product I have to offer and the ingredients that go into making these beautiful bars. Enjoy!

Organically grown and sustainably harvested ingredients from around the world.

Almond Oil, Sweet

Reduces puffiness and under-eye circles. Improves complexion and skin tone. Treats dry skin. Improves acne. Helps reverse sun damage. Reduces the appearance of scars. Reduces the appearance of stretch marks. Gentle on the skin, Has vitamin A and E and oleic and linoleic acid.

Argan Oil

Argan (Argania Spinosa) Oil has the remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize and protect the skin and hair. The Moroccan Oil is rich in Omega-6 Linoleic Acid and Omega-9 Oleic Acid and can be effective in soothing dry and problem skin types. It helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles and is recommended for inclusion in formulations intended to support maturing skin.

Beer

Beer soap is great.  The sugars in the beer give the soap a fantastic lather.  Beer is actually good for your skin. Hops contain skin softening amino acids and are known to be antibacterial and soothing to irritated skin. When mixed with a little lemon juice, beer can clear blocked skin pores and lighten brown spots.

Buttermilk

Buttermilk is excellent as a bleaching agent.  It is enriched with lactic acid, ideal for solving a host of skin-related issues.  It can help solve skin woes like discoloration, spots, blemishes, lighten age spots, tighten skin, soothe sun damage and sunburn.

Canola Oil

Canola Oil is rich in vitamins E and K, and reduces skin problems and ageing signs like acne, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and spots. Canola is a good substitute for olive oil. It gives a nice, low, creamy lather and is moisturizing.

Calendula Petals

Calendula or Pot Marigold infused in oil has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that might make it useful in healing wounds, soothing eczema, and relieving diaper rash. It's also used as an antiseptic.

Camel Milk

Camel milk is very rich in natural AHAs, which help exfoliate dead skin to reveal new cells, as well as iron and vitamin D & C. The lactic acid found in camel milk also helps to even skin tone and brighten.

Castor Oil

Castor Oil helps heal dry skin and creates loads of fluffy lather. Also known as Christ Palm for its healing properties, it can help to prevent wrinkles, fine lines.  It contains antioxidants. It is also anti-bacterial and can help fight acne, soothe sun burn and moisturize skin.

Chamomile Petals

Chamomile petals infused in oil helps fade spots, eliminate acne scars and fight breakouts, if used topically, due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Chamomile is a powerhouse of antioxidants and protects the skin from free-radical damage.

Charcoal

Acne-causing bacteria can trigger pimples and other inflammatory lesions, resulting in irritation, redness, and swelling. The antibacterial properties of activated charcoal, however, may help lift bacteria from the pores. This may help with reducing acne and improving overall skin complexion.

Clay

Clay is used to absorb and eliminate impurities and oils from the skin. Exfoliate dull skin to reveal a new layer of skin with a refreshed and healthy glow. Be ideal for addressing acne, congested skin, cuts, cellulose and excessive sweating.

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter benefits for skin include locking in moisture and protecting the skin from oxidative stress, moisturizing dry flaky skin and healing irritated, acne-sensitive skin.   High in vitamin E and other antioxidants.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk has high levels of Vitamin C which helps maintain elasticity and flexibility of skin. It is also rich in copper, and prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil benefits the skin in several ways; reducing inflammation, keeping skin moisturized and helping to heal wounds. The medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also possess antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria.

Cottonseed Oil

Cottonseed Oil contains about 20 IU of vitamin E per ounce. Cottonseed Oil produces a thick, long-lasting lather when made in soaps, in addition to having emollient properties. Produces a hard, creamy bar.

Goat Milk

Dermatologists agree that goat's milk works for all skin types and has multiple benefits including boosting moisture levels, repairing the skin's barrier, preventing fine lines and wrinkles, and reducing acne.

Grapeseed Oil

Since grapeseed oil doesn't clog pores, it's ideal for all skin types, including oily skin that needs moisturizing. Also helpful to moisturize skin, heal acne, lighten skin, tighten pores, reduce the appearance of scars and remove makeup.

Hempseed Oil

Hemp oil is perfect for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging your pores. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin's oil production. Dryness can also cause your skin to overproduce oil, which in turn, can stimulate acne.

Honey

Honey is a humectant, meaning that it helps retain moisture on the skin. It's is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention of acne.  Full of antioxidants, it slows down aging.  It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow and complexion boost.

Lavender

Since lavender has anti-fungal properties and reduces inflammation, it can help keep eczema at bay. Lavender oil can also be used to treat psoriasis. The lavender oil helps cleanse your skin and lessen redness and irritation.

Mango Butter

Mango Butter is rich, nourishing nature of this butter can even help benefit those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. High in Vitamin A and C and antioxidants. Mango Butter has natural emollient properties, high oxidative ability, wound healing, and regenerative activity and softening effect to the skin.

Mica Powder

Mica is a natural stone mineral with shiny flakes. When mica is ground into a powder, you get mica powder. Mica powders are therefore sparkly, sort of like very fine glitter. They're used to give a metallic or shimmery pearl-like effect.  Cruelty-free and vegan.

Moringa Oil, Infused

The oil's powerful anti-aging properties are among the most appreciated benefits of Moringa Oil. They protect your skin against free radicals, reducing the visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties even help improve acne prone skin.

Neem Oil, Infused

Neem Oil works as a natural substitute for anti-aging products and as a protective agent against skin damage caused by UV rays. It deeply penetrates skin to restore moisture, enhance elasticity, smooth wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, and heal cracks caused by dryness

Oatmeal

Oatmeal can soak up the excess oil on your skin and help treat acne. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. Oats also contain compounds called saponins, which are natural cleansers. They remove the dirt and oil that clog the pores and exfoliate the skin.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil is used in many anti-aging creams and conditioners because of its natural skin-healing properties. Moisturizes the skin and makes it softer and more supple, helps to plump up the skin and reduce any lines or crevices.  Antioxidants may help prevent premature signs of aging on the skin. Vitamins A, D, E, and K.  Antibacterial.

Palm Oil

Palm Oil restores hydration to dry skin, preventing further dryness by sealing in moisture. Suitable for use on sensitive skin, it effectively nourishes areas afflicted by eczema, psoriasis, and stretch marks. The antioxidant properties of Palm Oil boost immunity and delay the onset of wrinkles.

Palm Kernel Oil

Palm kernel oil is a rich antioxidants agent that contains vitamin E. And vitamin E, coupled with the antioxidants properties in it, help prevent the signs and symptoms of aging. Observation has also shown that the use of palm kernel oil does not only prevent fine lines, it helps delay sagging and wrinkled skin.

Ricebran Oil

Rice bran is a cornerstone of Japanese skincare. Rich in antioxidants.  It has the potential to promote hydration, reduce pigmentation, even out skin tones, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These skin benefits of rice bran oil are largely attributed to the high level of vitamin E, vitamin B, omega-9, a rich array of fatty acids.

Safflower Oil

Rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin E which help in promoting skin health. These vitamins act as antioxidants. They help in regenerating damaged skin cells and getting rid of the acne causing bacteria. The oil is light and non-greasy and thus, it gets absorbed in the skin easily without blocking the pores.  It is rich in vitamins E and K, and reduces skin problems and ageing signs like acne, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and spots.

Shea Butter

 Shea Butter has natural moisturizing and healing properties and may prove beneficial for many skin issues. It has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It is rich in fats that make it an excellent emollient and skin moisturizing agent. Experiments also showed it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These can help reduce inflammatory skin diseases and the damage the skin and hair.

Soybean Oil

Soybean oil is rich in vitamin E, a nutrient that can help promote skin health. Applying it topically may protect against inflammation and help the skin retain moisture.

Sunflower Oil

Rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin E which help in promoting skin health. These vitamins act as antioxidants. They help in regenerating damaged skin cells and getting rid of the acne causing bacteria. The oil is light and non-greasy and thus, it gets absorbed in the skin easily without blocking the pores.

Tallow

Healthy Fats Lead to Healthy Skin. Tallow contains the same fats or lipids found in healthy, supple human skin. Promotes Youthful-Looking Skin. Harmonious Balance Between Tallow and Sebum. Contains CLA - A powerful Element. Intense Moisturizer.

Quality & Responsibility

 

NATURAL

I use only pure, unadulterated oils and butters to make my soaps.  I only purchase from suppliers who test & uphold strict standards for purity.

NON-GMO

I'm able to purchase almost 100% non GMO and Organic materials.  The prices are getting better as folks vote with their dollars and sense.

RAIN FOREST FRIENDLY

When ever possible, I purchase products with the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal, because they are grown and harvested on farms and forests that follow sustainable practices.

HAND CRAFTED

I calculate the recipes, weigh, stir, pour and cut every batch of soap personally and I won't sell anything I'm not 100% happy with.

FAIR TRADE

I purchase Fair Trade materials whenever possible, such as Shea Butter.  The price is higher, but the quality is also better.

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SUSTAINABLE

I buy palm oil that is RSPO Certified, because they promise no deforestation, no peat development, and no exploitation (NDPE). See Ingredients.

8 Principles for Growers to be RSPO Certified

  1. Commit to transparency

  2. Compliance with applicable laws and regulations

  3. Commit to long-term economic and financial viability

  4. Use of the appropriate Best Practices by growers and millers

  5. Environmental responsibility and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity

  6. Responsible consideration of employees, and of individuals and communities effected by the growers and millers

  7. Responsible development of new plantings

  8. Commitment to continuous improvement in keys areas of activity

NATURAL

I use only pure, unadulterated oils and butters to make my soaps.  I only purchase from suppliers who test & uphold strict standards for purity.

NON-GMO

I'm able to purchase almost 100% non-GMO and Organic materials.  The prices are getting better as folks vote with their dollars and sense.

RAIN FOREST FRIENDLY

Whenever possible, I purchase products with the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal, because they are grown and harvested on farms and forests that follow sustainable practices.

HAND CRAFTED

I calculate the recipes, weigh, stir, pour and cut every batch of soap personally and I won't sell anything I'm not 100% happy with.

FAIR TRADE

I purchase Fair Trade materials whenever possible, such as Shea Butter.  The price is higher, but the quality is also better.

SUSTAINABLE CERT 1.jpg

SUSTAINABLE

I buy palm oil that is RSPO Certified, because they promise no deforestation, no peat development, and no exploitation (NDPE). See Ingredients.

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