No palm oil or palm oil derivatives are used in the making of our soaps. We use natural ingredients and any fragrance oils we use are certified not tested on animals, and certified Phthalate-Free & Nitro Musk Free. We use fair trade shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil in our products.
Following is a little information about the oils and butters we do use.
About the Oils & Butters
Shea Butter: Is a luxurious butter made from the African shea tree. It has been used for centuries in Africa because of its moisturizing and healing properties – it can protect and condition skin that has been damaged. Interestingly, Shea butter has a high amount of what’s known as unsaponifiable compounds, more of the buttery, nourishing and moisture rich Shea is delivered to the skin when used as a soap in comparison to other oils used for soap making. Add to that because we do our soaps hot process some Shea is held back and added right at the end of the soap making process ensuring that even more of this fabulous oil is delivered to your skin.
Cocoa Butter: Prevents skin dryness and peeling. Cocoa butter makes an excellent skin moisturizer, plus it does more than just hydrate the skin — it helps heal it. Being a saturated fat it is especially beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin – and, because it is easily absorbed it remains on the skin for hours.
Tallow: Tallow makes great soap, it is good for people who have extra dry skin as it is uniquely compatible with the biology of our cells. Tallow fat is typically 50 to 55 percent saturated, just like our cell membranes.
Castor Oil: Castor oil is extracted from the Castor Bean Plant. It is rare in that it is mostly ricinoleic acid, an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, that adds conditioning properties to the soap.It acts similar to glycerin, drawing moisture to the skin.
Coconut Oil: in soap has been used by many with skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne to treat and clear up skin. Even if you don’t have these conditions, you may suffer from occasional dry skin, especially during those winter months, and coconut oil can help.
Olive Oil: Olive oil in soap cleans your skin without stripping away the natural oils — so you don’t end up dry and flaky after it’s use. Olive oil also allows the skin to sweat and shed cells naturally; commercial soaps that contain synthetic cleaners and fragrances can block your pores and cause irritation. Glycerin, a byproduct of the soap-making process is highly moisturizing — it actually absorbs water from the air. Commercial soap producers usually remove the glycerin from their products to use for other purposes.