A Look At the Ingredients

soap making ingredients

Avocado Oil

Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, B, D, and E with high levels of fatty acids. This oil is added to my soap to enhance their skin-feel and overall quality.


Alkanet Root Powder

Alkanna Tinctoria Root

Alkanet is an herb whose roots are used as a dye. I infuse it into olive oil which I use to give my soaps a natural purple tint.


Castor Seed Oil

Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil

Castor seed oil is a humectant and adds a rich and stable lather to soap.


Cocoa Butter

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter

Cocoa butter is skin-loving with a chocolate-like aroma. Using this butter elevates the quality of my soap and adds hardness. The cocoa butter used is fair trade and ethically sourced.


Coconut Oil

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

Coconut oil gives soap great cleansing properties, bubbly lather, and hardness.


Essential Oil

Distilled from herbs, flowers, and plants, essential oils are a natural option for scenting soap. The essential oils I've chosen for my soap are 100% pure and skin-safe.


Fragrance Oil

Fragrance oils are what give my soaps their amazing scents. My fragrances are often a blend of fragrance and essential oils and are always made with high-quality aroma components. All my fragrances are phthalate-free.


Olive Oil

Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil

Olive oil adds richness and a creamy lather to soap. Olive oil also helps balance the cleansing properties of the coconut oil to ensure that the bars are gentle on skin.


Mica

Mica is a powdered mineral that's used as a colorant in my soaps. The mica I use has been refined in a lab to ensure purity and combined with pigments. This mica is ethically sourced.


Rice Bran Oil

Oryza Sativa Bran Oil

Rice bran oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants and has similar qualities to olive oil.


Sea Salt

Salt helps harden bars of soap and shorten their curing time.


Shea Butter

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit

Shea butter is luxurious and skin-loving. This butter enhances the quality of my soap and makes the bars gentler. The shea butter I use is fair trade and ethically sourced.


Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium hydroxide saponifies all the oils and butters to turn them into soap. Soap cannot be made without this. No sodium hydroxide remains in the final product.


Sodium Lactate

Sodium lactate is a liquid salt that's added to soap to make the bars harder and longer lasting. It is derived from sugars such as beets and corn.


Titanium Dioxide

Titanium dioxide is a skin-safe mineral pigment that's used as a colorant in soap.


Water

Distilled water is used to dissolve sodium hydroxide and turn it into lye so that it can interact with the oils and butter to turn them into soap.