Details about our ingredients

Below you will find details on all of our Ingredients to better help you to understand what goes into our soaps & creams

green olives in olive oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a major component of the Mediterranean diet. It is rich in antioxidants. The antioxidants in olive oil may help protect the body from cellular damage that can lead to a range of health conditions and diseases. Olive oil is widely recognized as one of the world’s healthiest oils. Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains a number of active compounds that contribute to heart health. Observational studies consistently find that those who consume the most have a lower risk of heart disease. Olive Oil Pomace is obtained from the pulp left over from the first pressing of the Olive Oil. The difference between the two is that Olive Oil Pomace is refined, has less of the Olive scent, and it has a clearer yellow color than our Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Bottle of sunflower oil and sunflower flowers with seeds on wooden table

Sunflower Oil

The health benefits of sunflower oil may include its ability to improve heart health, boost energy, strengthen the immune system, improve skin health, lower cholesterol, protect against asthma, and reduce inflammation. Sunflower oil, rich in vitamin E, is considered by many to be important in improving skin health and regenerating cells. Suitable for all skin types, this oil is especially helpful in repairing dry, weather damaged skin. Once applied to the skin, it provides a protective barrier that holds in moisture and improves the skin's appearance.
avocado oil

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is the natural oil pressed from the pulp of an avocado. Avocado oil is very similar to olive oil in terms of utility and nutritional value. Avocado oil contains both lutein and vitamin E, both of which are important for good eye and skin health. Avocado oil has also been known to treat flaky, dry skin. Its ability to be absorbed through the epidermis and into the dermal layer of skin — which most oils and moisturizers are unable to do — makes avocado oil incredibly penetrative. Used over time, avocado oil can reduce the appearance of age spots and minor sun damage as well.
Castor oil plant on white background

Castor Oil

Castor oil is a thick, odorless oil made from the seeds of the castor plant. Its use dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was first used as lamp fuel and later for medicinal and beauty treatments — Cleopatra reportedly believed the oil would brighten the whites of her eyes. Castor oil is a good source of: Vitamin E Omega-9 fatty acids Omega-6 fatty acids Additionally, ricinoleic acid, the main fatty acid found in castor oil, has anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing properties. It may help reduce skin inflammation, support healing, and aid in pain reduction in people with wounds hydration.
Hand holding Shea butter in the wooden bowl

Shea Butter

The 'Tree of Life' is a popular nickname given to the Shea tree because of its ability to address numerous health, hair, and skin conditions. Shea (pronounced shay) butter is also known as "Mother Nature's Conditioner" for its exceptional softening and moisturizing properties. Shea butter is a fat that is derived from shea nuts of the shea tree. Shea is packed with essential fatty acids and vitamins, making it perfect for collagen production and UV protection. Its buttery texture contains 60% fat, which makes it ideal for penetrating the skin. It contains Vitamins A, E, and F.
Chopped cocoa butter

Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is a type of fat that comes from cocoa beans. Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids, which is why it’s often touted for its ability to hydrate and nourish the skin and improve elasticity. The fat in cocoa butter forms a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture. One common use of cocoa butter is to smooth scars, wrinkles, and other marks on the skin. Cocoa butter has also been promoted to heal rashes from conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. In more recent times, researchers have found that cocoa has several healthful properties, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Liquid coconut MCT oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the meat of matured coconuts and harvested from the coconut palm tree. Studies show that coconut oil—which is extracted from the meat of mature coconuts—may improve skin barrier function and repair, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, fights the signs of skin aging, and makes an effective moisturizer.

Mango Butter

The source of mangos’ rich benefits are its seeds. Mango butter is crafted by extracting the content of the mango seed and cold-pressing it into a creamy butter. Like shea and cocoa butter, mango butter can nourish skin and hair and support overall skin health. Mango is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Just 100 grams of mango contains most of your daily recommended dose of Vitamin C. It is also a great source of Vitamin E, Vitamin A, folates, and copper.

Red Palm Oil / Butter

Red palm oil, palm oil (which is white in color) and palm kernel oil are all derived from the fruit of the oil palm species, Elaeis guineensis. Both red palm oil and palm oil are made from the fleshy part of the fruit. The difference between red palm oil and palm oil is that red palm oil is very minimally processed and thus retains the vast majority of its vital nutrients (which is why it maintains its red color!), where as palm oil has been refined, stripped of its nutrients and bleached
green spinach smoothie with spirulina, chia seed, lime, apple

Spinach powder

Spinach powder is made by grinding dried spinach leaves into finely textured green powder. It is loaded with a wide range of nutrients including beta-carotene, iron and fiber. These and other nutrients that are abundant in spinach powder have been associated with numerous health benefits, including protecting against age-related macular degeneration, preventing constipation, improving weight loss, lowering blood pressure, and fighting insulin resistance.
Organic White Vanilla Protein Powder

titanium dioxide

Many people are familiar with titanium dioxide as an active ingredient in sunscreen. Titanium dioxide works as a UV filtering ingredient in sunscreen – it helps protect a person’s skin by blocking absorption of the sun’s ultraviolet light that can cause sunburn. Pure titanium dioxide is a fine, white powder that provides a bright, white pigment. Pigment-grade titanium dioxide is used in some cosmetics to aid in hiding blemishes and brightening the skin. Titanium dioxide is one of the most popular colorants in soap making. It’s commonly used to transform soap from cream to white, or to lighten other colors. Titanium dioxide is considered a safe pigment with no adverse effects in cosmetic applications and is approved by the FDA.
Red pasta with beetroot

Red Beetroot Powder

This bright, sweet and bitter veggie is low on calories and is a powerhouse of protein, fiber, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium and iron. Beets are also a must-have in your beauty regimen to deal with your various skin issues. The Beetroot Powder is excellent for detoxing your skin and helps stimulate blood flow levels. Other than this, it can also fight signs of wrinkles, get rid of free radicals, replenish dead skin cells and remove pigmentation. Beetroot works wonders on oily skin and in fighting against acne and pimples and is the best way to hydrate your skin and deal with itchiness.
Kumkum powder, India

Mica powder

The word mica is thought to be derived from the Latin word micare, which means "to glitter”. Mica is a general name for a group of natural Earth minerals that are mined, purified and pulverized into fine powders and then used for dozens of different applications including cosmetics and soap making. In the soaping world, micas conjure images of rainbow-hued powders with lots of sparkle. In geology, mica refers to a group of metamorphic minerals. Metamorphic rocks and minerals are formed from pre-existing rocks by exposure to extreme heat and pressures. Micas come in many different forms due to the wide array of ways in which they can form within the earth. In fact, there are more than 20 different kinds of mica minerals!
Rosehip in a basket

Rose Hip Oil / Powder

Rosehip is part of the fruit that grows on the blossom of a wild rose called Rosa canina. This rose grows mostly in Europe and parts of Africa and Asia. Extracted from the seeds of wild rose plants, rosehip powder is a skincare wonder, providing a wide range of skin-healthy benefits. The rich concentration of vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients, make the powder derived from the rosehip fruit able to penetrate deep into skin layers and vitally improve your skin health. Known for its high concentration of vitamin C, which is one of the most potent antioxidants out there, rosehip powder also has high levels of vitamins E, A, and D. This combination of nutrients makes rosehip powder a powerful antioxidant that helps protect skin against environmental aggressors and slow down signs of aging. Also packed with other types of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, rosehip is known to fight inflammation and refresh skin.
Cosmetic background, clay texture. Mask pink dry clay for face and body

French Pink Clay

Pink Clay is very famous in skin care for its amazing calming, anti-aging and cleansing benefits. Pink clay is actually suitable for any skin type, but people with sensitive skin especially praise this type of clay for being so gentle and delicate with already problematic and troubled skin. Pink clay is a combination of white and red clay, so it contains benefits from both. White clay (kaolin) is very beneficial for oily skin, it helps to control oil production. Red clay is used for mature skin that needs improvement in elasticity and boost in collagen products. Here is the list of Pink Clay benefits: Deeply cleans the pores without stripping off skin’s own protective barrier Red clay contains Silica mineral which improves skin elasticity and cell regeneration Whitens and brightens skin Red clay contains copper which production of collagen and elastin in cells Improves skin tone Normalizes sebum production Has a disinfectant effect Restores impaired tissue function
lavender flowers and lavender aromatic oils

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of Lavandula Angustifolia Flowers, a member of the mint family, originated from Bulgaria. It is pure, authentic, entirely alcohol and solvent free. Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile botanicals in the world. Lavender essential oil does an excellent job of regulating and balancing your skin’s moisture barrier, it actually prevents it from turning too dry. Lavender oil smells good – it helps you relax by reducing stress and anxiety almost immediately. It’s not only great for your mental well-being, but also has amazing benefits for your face and skin. This wonder oil is one of the best to help keep your skin clear and acne free, fight the signs of aging, improve the skin’s moisture balance and elasticity, deeply nourish dry skin and calm and soothe a number of skin conditions.
Rose hips oil with berries on wooden background

Rose Hip Essential Oil

Rosehip oil is also known as rosehip seed oil. It’s derived from the rosa canina rose bush, which is grown mostly in Chile. Unlike rose oil, which is extracted from rose petals, rosehip oil is pressed from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant. Prized since ancient times for its valuable healing benefits, rosehip oil is loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids. It also contains phenols that have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. The many fatty acids in rosehip oil make it an excellent option for hydrating dry, itchy skin. The skin also easily absorbs the oil, allowing its antioxidants to travel deep into the skin’s layers. Natural exfoliation with rosehip oil can help reduce dullness and leave you with glowing, vibrant skin. Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins A and C, which are both necessary for the production of collagen.
Oil with pink geraniums on board

Geranium essential oil

Geranium essential oil is derived by steam distillation of the leaves of Pelargonium graveolens, a plant species native to South Africa. Geranium oil is grown in many regions, including Europe and Asia. There are many varieties and strains of the pink flower with a fresh, floral fragrance. Each variety differs in scent, but is near-identical in terms of composition, benefits, and uses. Because geranium oil is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory oil, it actively boosts skin’s health and natural glow. By helping skin stay conditioned, and soothing irritated or breakout prone skin, it fights against skin affected by harsh weather conditions or prone to acne.
cherry blossoms at sky

Cherry Blossom Essential Oil

Cherry blossoms are extremely high in antioxidants that help mop up skin-damaging free radicals. Left to do their job, these free radicals are one of the prime causes of premature aging. These pretty petals are a storehouse of essential fatty acids that help repair the skin’s natural barriers and promote a smooth, supple complexion. Cherry blossom extract can lighten hyperpigmentation and clarify uneven skin by inhibiting the production of melanin. The blooms have powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help heal and soothe irritated skin. Finally, cherry blossoms boost collagen synthesis to increase skin elasticity, improve smoothness and inhibit increase in pore size.
cedar oil and nuts

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil is a substance derived from the needles, leaves, bark, and berries of cedar trees. Cedarwood oil may also be beneficial for other skin conditions. For example, it may reduce the appearance of scars, treat minor wounds, alleviate arthritis pain, and soothe symptoms of eczema. Cedarwood Essential Oil can help soothe irritation, inflammation, redness, and itchiness, as well as dryness that leads to cracking, peeling, or blistering. It helps regulate sebum production, eliminates acne-causing bacteria, guards the skin against environmental pollutants and toxins, reduces the chances of future breakouts, helps to eliminate unpleasant odors, and reduces the appearance of the signs of aging.
Ylang Ylang flower

Ylang ylang essential oil

Ylang ylang is a yellow, star-shaped flower that grows on the Cananga tree (Cananga odorata). This tropical species is native to countries surrounding the Indian Ocean, such as India, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and parts of Australia. Ylang ylang’s aromatic scent is fruity, flowery, and rich. One of the best beauty benefits of ylang ylang essential oil is its sebum balancing properties. Sebum refers to the natural oils produced by our skin. Ylang ylang oil has a balancing effect that helps correct overly oily as well as very dry skin types. You can’t miss out on the anti-aging effects of ylang ylang oil! It has antioxidant properties that fight off free radicals which are responsible for premature aging, fine lines & wrinkles. The anti-inflammatory properties of ylang ylang essential oil make it good for treating inflamed skin. There are a number of essential oils with antiseptic properties and ylang ylang oil is one of them! It can be used to treat acne, ingrown hairs, rashes, boils and disinfect wounds.

Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the patchouli plant, a type of aromatic herb. Patchouli oil contains a variety of skin benefits and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and skin imperfections. Patchouli essential oil can also promote a smooth and glowing complexion. The sweet and musky scent of Patchouli essential oil is often used in perfumes and colognes and can emit a natural musk when applied to the skin. Patchouli has been utilized for thousands of years. The Romans, for example, used it as an appetite stimulant. In Egypt, it was said that the pharaoh Tutankhamun — also known as King Tut — arranged to have gallons of patchouli oil buried with him in his tomb. Patchouli oil has long been used in traditional Asian medicine, especially in Malaysia, China, India and Japan. It is used to help address skin and hair problems, such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, dry chapped skin, dandruff and oily scalp
Chandan Oil or Sandalwood Perfume

Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood essential oil comes from the wood and roots of Santalum album, or the East Indian sandalwood tree. This is one of the most valuable trees in the world. Its products are used across the globe. For centuries, the dry, woody aroma of the sandalwood tree made the plant useful for religious rituals, meditation, and even for ancient Egyptian embalming purposes. Today, essential oil taken from the sandalwood tree is particularly useful for enhancing mood, promoting smooth skin when used topically, and providing grounding and uplifting feelings during meditation when used aromatically. The rich, sweet aroma and versatility of Sandalwood oil makes it a unique oil, useful in everyday life.
Lemongrass essential oil extract in bottle with fresh lemongrass plant

Lemongrass essential oil

Lemongrass is a tropical, grassy plant, extracted from the leaves and stalks of the lemongrass plant. Lemongrass oil has a powerful, citrus scent. It’s often found in soaps and other personal care products. The herb is packed with vitamin A and C, so it works hard to keep your skin and hair glossy. It also has astringent properties, which help to minimize your pores, as well as keep your oil levels balanced. Renowned for its remarkable anti-inflammatory and emollient characteristics, lemongrass works wonders in calming irritated skin, due to dry weather in summers and winters. Applying a small amount of moisturizing cream, body lotion or soap containing lemongrass essential oil provides soft, smooth, hydrated skin, sans roughness and redness. Using a soap, body wash and hand wash containing lemongrass extracts, on the face as well as the body, keeps skin clear, healthy and shielded from infections.
Fresh peppermint and oil on wooden background

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is an aromatic herb in the mint family. It’s a hybrid mint that’s a cross between spearmint and watermint. It can be found naturally in North America and Europe. Peppermint essential oil can be extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant and is used for a variety of different purposes. Peppermint oil has a sharp odor that’s cool and refreshing. Its taste is similar. You may be familiar with the coolness in your mouth after you consume something with a peppermint flavor. Peppermint oil naturally cleanses the skin and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has a cooling effect which soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne.
Jasmine and vanilla essential oil on wooden background

Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine oil is an essential oil derived from the white flowers of the common jasmine plant, also known as Jasminun officinale. The flower is believed to originate from Iran, but can now also be found in tropical climates. For centuries, jasmine has been popular for its sweet, romantic fragrance and has been used in some of the world’s best-known perfumes, including Chanel No. 5. Jasmine oil may be effective in treating and preventing infections when diluted and applied to the skin. Jasmine oil may have a cicatrizing effect and promote wound healing through the formation of scar tissue. We know that jasmine oil has antiseptic properties that are beneficial in treating skin infections.
Eucalyptus essential oil on wooden table

Eucalyptus essential oil

Eucalyptus oil is classified as an essential oil, and is derived from the leaves of eucalyptus trees. It is known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and pain-killing qualities. Eucalyptus oil contains certain healing properties, and can be effective in treating cuts, insect bites, minor wounds and sores. It has also been found to treat symptoms of the herpes simplex virus. As with many essential oils, it’s considered to be an effective natural moisturizer, while its anti-inflammatory compounds can treat skin issues such as acne and eczema.
Dropper bottle of lime essential oil

Lime Essential Oil

The essential oil of lime is extracted by cold compression of fresh lime peels or by steam distillation of its dried peels. Lime, like a lemon, is full of antioxidants and possibly other beneficial nutrients, as is its essential oil. The lime essential oil may have some antiseptic properties, and it can treat infections and might even protect against their development. When externally applied, lime oil can cure infections of the skin and wounds. It can be miraculously effective in curing sores, psoriasis, ulcers, rashes and other similar problems. Lime essential oil can tone up muscles, tissues, and skin as well as the various systems that function in the body.
Chamomile oil aromatherapy

Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile oil comes from the flowers of the chamomile plant, which actually happens to be related to daisies. Chamomile oil is extracted from chamomile plant flowers, using a process known as steam distillation. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile essential oil can help calm skin inflammation and redness, making it a useful natural remedy for conditions, such as acne. If you’re looking for a natural remedy to treat skin conditions such as eczema, then chamomile oil can be your best bet. Thanks to chamomile oil and its healing properties, you can treat acne scars faster than usual.

Saponification is the name for the process of making soap. There are a couple of major soap-making methods, but all come down to creating a mixture of sodium hydroxide (lye) and distilled water, called lye solution and the oils. As the process progresses, the sodium hydroxide is consumed, leaving soap behind.

All soap is made using this process, though of course much more can be added and removed along the way.

The ancients who discovered how to make soap could not carefully measure the ingredients and so could not accurately guarantee that all potassium hydroxide was converted into soap. Now, however, it is a simple matter to ensure that there is just enough oil so that all the potassium hydroxide is converted to soap in the process.

Sodium Hydroxide isn’t organic, but it is one of the allowable non-organic ingredients included in USDA organic standards since their inception. On the groovy point, we disagree. The truth about potassium hydroxide in soap-making is simple: there is no true soap, as defined by the FDA, without potassium hydroxide (lye). Now that we have explained that part of the puzzle we want you to know exactly what we use to create the wonderful soaps that you can find in our shop when you buy from us you are getting the best and most organic ingredients available on the market

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