A Look At the Ingredients

soap making ingredients

Activated Charcoal

Carbo Activatus

Activated is a naturally black colorant that adds additional cleansing properties to soap.

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 then 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.

Colloidal Oatmeal

Avena Sativa Kernel Flour

Colloidal oatmeal is made from oat kernels that have been ground into a super fine powder. This adds a smooth feel and gentle exfoliation to the soap.

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 non-tox meaning they're free of carcinogens, mutagens, phthalates, and other hazardous toxins.

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 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 also 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.


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.