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Avocado oil High in protein, vitamins A and E, and potassium, it treats dry and damaged skin. Avocado oil makes our natural soaps rich and emollient.
Coconut oil One of the basic soap making oil necessary to make high quality cold process natural soaps. Coconut oil is considered to enhance the creamy lather of soap.
Olive oil Another basic soap making oil necessary to make high quality cold process soap and probably one of the best. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and protein. Natural soaps and lotions from this oil are mild and creamy.
Palm oil Yet another basic soap making oil. It produces soap with long lasting bubbles and is gentle to the skin. It adds firmness and stability to cold process soap. Along with coconut and olive oil, palm is one of the staples of cold-process soap.
Ucuuba butter Ucuuba butter: This unique butter is actually very dark in colour and produces a soap that is naturally dark brown. It is reputed to have insect repelling qualities.
Shea butter Shea butter comes from the nuts of the Shea-Karite tree which is mostly found in the regions of West Africa. For centuries, Shea Butter has been used to protect and repair skin from inevitable aging, weather and sun and dermatological conditions. Its high content of unsaponifiable fats gives it the ability to moisturize and retain elasticity in the skin.
Cocoa butter Cocoa butter is derived from the seeds of the cocoa tree. It improves the overall consistency of soap, making it both creamy and hard. It provides wonderful moisturizing and hardening properties in soap.
Sea Buckthorn oil This is an oil that is very rich in Vitamins C and E, unsaturated fatty acids, beta carotene and natural tocopherols (natural preservatives). Its natural UV spectrum also shows moderate absorption in the UV B range, making it useful in sun care products. It is said to be beneficial in combating wrinkles, eczema, psoriasis, and rosecea, and is great for dry skin.
Calendula oil This oil is produced by infusing calendula petals into olive oil, which produces a product that is especially good for dry and chapped hands. It is very mild and a result is used in many baby products or for those with very sensitive skin. Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) Lye is essential for making cold process natural soaps. It is the catalyst that allows the fats and oils to saponify and turn into soap and glycerin. The sodium hydroxide does not remain in the final bars of soap because it reacts with the oils and fats and is chemically changed into soap and glycerin.
Essential oils Scents that are distilled directly from botanicals (flowers, leaves, petals, berries, etc).
Fragrance oils Fragrance Oils are used when we are looking for a special scent that cannot be found with essential oil. We only use fragrance oils that are formulated especially for soap making.
Exfoliates Oatmeal, ground loofah and cornmeal are used in some bars to gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin.
Herbs: Herbs like chamomile and eucalyptus are used to soothe and soften dry and sensitive skin. Flower petals help scents keep their scent and add texture.
Spices: Cooking spices can be used to scent and color soap. Some examples are cinnamon and nutmeg.
Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) Lye is essential for making cold process soap. It is the catalyst that allows the fats and oils to saponify and turn into soap and glycerin. The sodium hydroxide does not remain in the final bars of soap because it reacts with the oils and fats and is chemically changed into soap and glycerin.
Color Pigments Yellow Oxide, Ultramarine Pink, Ultramarine Violet, Red Oxide, Chromium Oxide, Green Oxide and Ultramarine Blue are used as colorants in some our soaps. These are natural dyes that are made from ground rock and are approved for use in cosmetics by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
Kaolin Clay is known as "white" clay or "china" clay and has been called the purest of all the clays. It is very mild and gentle making it ideal for sensitive skin. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. Kaolin clay does not draw oils from the skin excessively therefore making it helpful in cleansing combination skin. It has natural absorbency properties.
Powdered Pumice is super fine and gentle enough to use on legs and elbows but effective enough to clean the dirtiest gardener's or mechanic's hands.
Distilled Water An essential part of many recipes.