When looking for a bar of soap, regardless if it is one of ours or someone else’s, it is important to know what to look for.
Below you will find a list of the oils & butters that go into our wonderful soaps along with the benefits of each.
Sweet Almond Oil
Quickly absorbs into the skin. Rich in oleic and linoleic essential fatty acids. Contains vitamins A, B1, B6 and E. Helps rebuild flaky, itchy, inflamed and irritated skin.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Stable lather. Penetrates skin without leaving an oily feel. Contains vitamins A, C & E. Wonderful for mature and healing skin.
Hydrates and nourishes skin. Contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, D & E. Great for even the most sensitive skin.
A cleansing oil suitable for eczema, itchy, dry and inflamed skin. Contributes to a wonderful lather and a harder bar of soap.
Beeswax has emollient, soothing and softening properties and helps retain skins natural moisture. Contains vitamin A, helping cell development.
Canola oil is from Canada and is made from rapeseed. Canola oil when used in soaps adds a good source of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids for healthy skin as well as helping produce a stable lather.
Castor oil is one of our most common oils. Found in almost all of our soaps adding a rich smooth lather as well as a skin conditioner helping retain skins natural moisture.
Produces a quick rich lather that last while leaving you skin feeling silky smooth.
Made from the same bean as the chocolate you love so much. Cocoa Butter is a very beneficial butter when used in soap. Cocoa butter lays down a protective layer holding in moisture. Adding a great lather and conditioning properties to soap.
Another one of our popular oils and used in most of our soaps. Saponified coconut oil is one of the three oils used for cleaning. One of the only oils that will lather in any water, even saltwater. Coconut oils also nourishes the skin, keeping it soft and smooth while helping to prevent premature aging and wrinkling.
Not just for cooking, Corn Oil creates a stable, creamy lather and is high in conditioning properties.
If you are one that suffers from eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne and dry or aging skin… This is the oil to look for in our soaps. Flaxseed Oil; a wonderful oil for helping to reduces scars and irritable skin.
Grapeseed Oil has mildly astringent qualities helping to tighten and tone skin making it useful for acne and other skin conditions. Grapeseed oil also contains proanthocyanidins which are considered to be wonderful antioxidants that help diminish sun damage. Helpful in wound healing.
Rich in vitamins A and E. Great for dry, irritated skin and reduces inflammation making it an excellent choice for mature skin. Please note, Hempseed oil is prone to spoiling before others oils will. If you have a bar of soap with this beneficial oil, don’t let it go to waste. On side note, if you are curious where Hempseed oil is derived, search the web, you might just be surprised at what you read.
Olive Oil is the oldest known oil used for soap making. Ideal for those with problem skin and newborns. Olive Oil forms a ‘breathable’ layer on the skin preventing loss of internal moisture. Produces small silky bubbles.
Extracted from the fruit from the palm tree; Palm Oil is a wonderful base for most of our soaps, bringing all the oils together on a good stable foundation.
Palm Kernel Oil & Palm Kernel Flakes
Pressed from the kernels for the palm tree, Palm Kernel Oil is one of the three oils used to add cleaning to our soaps. (The other two oils we use for cleaning properties are Coconut and Babassu Oil.) In addition to cleaning, Oalm Kernel Oil forms a rich lather and contributes to a longer lasting bar of soap. (Palm Kernel Flakes is a hydrogenated version of Palm Kernel Oil.)
Rice Bran Oil
High in vitamin E and anti-oxidents, Rice Bran Oil is a wonderful oil for mature, delicate or sensitive skin.
Dermatologist everywhere have started recommending this butter to their patients. Shea Butter adds tremendous quality to our soaps. Stable lather, great conditioner, silk feel for treating dry or blemished skin, discoloration, scars and wrinkles.
High in vitamins E. Helps condition the skin leaving a silky smooth feeling.
“It’s the oils and butters that make the soap.”