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.


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 and bubbly lather.


Fragrance Oil

Fragrance oils are what give my soap their amazing aromas. 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 pigment that acts as a colorant.


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.