What we use and why
The following is provided for informational purposes only.
Avocado Oil contains vitamins, protein, lecithin and essential fatty acids. Research indicates it stimulates collagen metabolism, softening the skin and reducing the visible signs of aging (i.e., wrinkles!)
Borage Oil is high in gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), and used to sooth psoriasis, eczema, and prematurely aged skin. It's a good tissue and skin regenerator.
Castor Oil makes great lather. It also provides conditioning properties, and helps hold moisture in the skin.
Cocoa Butter adds a wonderful emollient quality to a bar of soap. It also adds hardness.
Coconut Oil makes a hard bar of soap with creamy lather.
Grape Seed Oil is a concentrated source the antioxidant vitamin E, as well as linoleic and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It's a very light weight oil that protects and moisturizes.
Hemp Seed Oil Widely thought of as having the near-perfect blend of EFAs for your skin. It's also in vitamins A and E. Hempseed oil has been reported to reduce inflammation, eczema, & psoriasis. Body care products containing hemp seed oil can reduce skin discomfort by soothing and restoring dry or damaged skin and increasing the skin's ability to retain its natural moisture. Added to soap, it creates a silky feel.
Jojoba Oil most closely resembles the sebum in our skin. Great for gently dissolving and lifting away dirt, oil and other assorted pore-clogging gunk.
Kukui Nut Oil Hawaiians have been using this exotic oil for hundreds of years. It contains very high levels of linoleic and alpha-linolenic essential fatty acids. This oil is readily absorbed into the skin and provides important essential elements. It's particularly good for use after sun exposure, as well as for dry skin, psoriasis, acne and eczema. Did you know...The Kukui Nut Tree is the official state tree of Hawaii.
Mango Butter . has good emolliency and helps protect against the sun and other elements. It is said to prevent drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles. It reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores flexibility.
Olive Oil is the predominant oil in our soaps. It is mild, and has been used on skin for thousands of years. Olive oil helps the skin attract and retain moisture without interferring with natural functions - it lets your skin breathe. It helps keeps your skin soft, supple and younger looking.
Palm Oil makes a mild, hard bar of soap with excellent cleaning properties.
Passionfruit Oil is rich in Vitamins A and C, fatty acids, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and carotenoids which play a part in healthy skin.
Rice Bran Oil is rich in fatty acids & antioxidant properties. It softens and has some sunscreen properties. Rice Bran Oil is known to be good for mature, delicate or sensitive skin. It'sa light oil. When used in soap, it produces a luscious lather.
Rosehip Seed Oil moisturizes dry, mature, sensitive, aging and problem skin. Because of the balance of linolenic and linoleic acids, rose hip oil is classified as a cellular regenerative oil. It may regenerate scar tissue, lessen wrinkles and age spots and help to prevent and fade stretch marks.
Sesame Oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. It is high in antioxidants that protect against the sun and air pollution, and provides valuable moisturizers and skin conditioning agents. Sesame oil is said to be good for psoriasis, eczema, rheumatism, and arthritis.
Shea Butter is extracted from the nut of the African Karite tree, and has been used for centuries to help dry or aging skin. It is emollient and therapeutic and helps heal skin that is damaged or cracked, helps reduce scars, and can also help bruises and soreness. Shea butter protects the skin against the damaging effects of the sun and repairs cellular degeneration. It is high in unsaponifiables, which means that it has a lot of goodies that don't react with lye during the soapmaking process. The extra oils are available in the soap to nourish your skin.
Sweet Almond Oil is rich in protein and natural emollients. It is known for its ability to soften, soothe and recondition skin, and can offer relief for itchy or inflamed skin. In soap, it adds moisturizing qualities and stable lather.
The information presented here and throughout this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical problem or to replace the advice of a health professional. We are not making any claims that our products heal or cause or contribute to physical or emotional changes.