Handcrafted Soaps Ingredients
All of the ingredients in our soaps are natural and beneficial to the body and the skin. We use the finest base oils available such as Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Soybean Oil, Sesame Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Kukui Nut Oil, and Macadamia Nut Oil.
Our botanical additives include Lavender Flowers, Chamomile Petals, Honey, Peppermint Leaves, Orange Lemon and Lime Rind, Cinnamon, Calendula Petals, Jojoba Meal, Paprika, Ground Walnut shells and Apricot Kernel Meal just to name a few.
Each ingredient provides its’ own special benefit. Soaps containing jojoba oil will over time help to decrease wrinkles. Those with Vitamin E aid in smoothing out dry rough patches. Avocado goes to work on age spots and scars. Soaps stressing Kukui Nut will repair damaged, wrinkled or mature skin. Several of our soaps are designed to address specific skin conditions.
Yes, we do use sodium hydroxide. There is no sodium hydroxide in the finished product. The soap is a byproduct of the chemical process of lye, water, oils and botanicals. You cannot have REAL soap without lye.
Handmade soaps retain their natural glycerin so they will soften and smooth your skin, not dry it out. Just using a natural soap without the chemical ingredients usually improves most skin conditions.
We use pure essential oils for fragrance. Each essential oil has properties that on release deliver additional benefits. Our lavender bar, for example, is a wonderfully scented bar that retains its’ subtlety while relaxing the mind and healing the skin.
All of our formulae have been enhanced to provide increased levels of emollients to maximize the moisturizing and conditioning effect.
Our soaps are entirely chemical free. The rich, creamy lather you will experience is produced by Sustainable Palm or Coconut Oil rather than sodium laurel sulphate. All of our bars are cured for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Each unique, hand cut bar is approximately 4 ounces. No dyes are used. A range of colors is achieved through added herbs and spices. Brighter colors are achieved by using iron oxides and mica.
Our most popular items are the Lavender Body Bar, Shea Butter Body Bar and Goat's Milk Facial Bar.
If you are tired of subjecting your skin to detergent bars pumped out of large machines, give us a try - your skin will thank you!