Soap Ingredient Philosophy
These handmade soaps contain absolutely no genetically modified oils (GMO). Buy with confidence, you are not supporting the engineered food industry. There are no added parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (or similar), unnatural preservatives, or petroleum products. All soaps are vegan except our goat milk soaps and CinnaBee which contains honey and beeswax.
A traditional emollient used in soap because it is mild and gives a moisturized feel to the soap. Can get a bit sticky sometimes. Olive oil is imported generally from Spain and the European region.
Very similar to olive with a lighter/cleaner feel to it. Can have a tendency to get sticky but the skin feels oh so nice when sunflower is used. We would use sunflower more, but too much can make the soap soft.
Makes a creamier bar with a more moisturized feel. Too much shea butter can make the soap sticky and reduce lather. With sensitive skin, reduced lather can be a good thing, so shea butter can be a real assistant, but in the end this has to be in balance with the rest of the soap.
Palm and similar, are necessary to make a harder, stable bar of soap that is appealing to the majority of consumers. Exclusively uses organic and sustainable for the reasons of deforestation in tropical regions.
One word... Lather. Coconut adds to hardness and creates "big bubbles" in soap. A little goes a long way, too much can be "too effective".
Unrefined hemp is used to avoid chemical contamination possible in the refining process. It also gives a nice natural aroma to the soap. Hemp oil adds a unique skin feel and moisturizing effect.