All Natural Additives
Natural additives lend their own special qualities to our small batch soap by adding nature's own nutrients and providing a unique look, color, texture and even aroma to the final product.
Activated Charcoal - Made by processing a high-carbon material at a high temperature and then “activating” it with hot air or steam. Its large surface area means it can help detox the skin, remove toxins, excess oil and bacteria. It allows the skin to feel clean without the use of harsh chemicals.
Alkanet Powder - Alkanet is a plant that grows in Mediterranean climates and produces rich, purple roots. When dried out and then either powdered or shredded, these roots will tint handmade soap from pale lavender to a dark royal purple.
Aloe Vera Liquid - We use it in place of distilled water in some of our recipes. You'll love the way it feels on the skin.
Brazilian Red Clay - Rich in copper and iron and is said to help soften the skin, while also possessing stronger drawing and absorption properties. It adds a wonderful silky lather.
Colloidal Oatmeal - Binds to your skin and locks in moisture, giving your skin a chance to rehydrate. It also softens your skin and soothes itching. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it great for people who have dry skin.
Coconut Milk - Contains lots of fatty acids. Soaps made with this ingredient can help deep cleanse the skin by removing all sorts of impurities (dirt, dust, dead cells, etc.) , all the while preserving skin's natural hydration.
Essential Oils - Essential oils are key elements in soap making; used to add fragrance naturally, essential oils are also included to impart their healing properties
Goat Milk - Rich in fatty acids that can help support a healthy skin barrier to keep skin nourished and moisturized. We use it in place of some distilled water in special recipes. Sourced locally.
Indigo Powder - Natural Indigo powder in soap has antibacterial benefits and has a beautiful range of colors, depending on amount used per pound of oils.
Kaolin Clay - Kaolin is all-natural white, porous clay in powder form. It's mild, white, fluffy and adds a silky feel to soaps. It's great for dry or sensitive skin and it can absorb both oil and water. It's also a good additive for anchoring scent. We use it in nearly all of our recipes.
Madder Root Powder - Madder is a beautiful, permanent red dye from the roots of a pretty, vine-like, low growing herb that is extremely drought-resistant. It has been cultivated in Europe and the Middle East for at least 5,000 years.
Purple Brazilian Clay -naturally occurring copper, selenium, zinc, and magnesium. Brazilian clays add a wonderful silky lather to soaps
Raw Honey - We love using our own honey off the farm! It imparts a light, warm, sweet scent. The added sugar content helps increase lather too! This also causes the soap to increase in heat and helps it reach gel phase during saponification, something that helps the colors pop and gives the bars a slightly shiny appearance.
Rose Clay - Creates a beautiful natural color and it helps absorb excess oil from the skin.
Turmeric - Comes from the root of Curcuma longa. It contains a chemical called curcumin, which might reduce swelling. bright yellow powder commonly used in cooking, dyeing fabrics, and beauty products. It gives cold process soap a range of color, depending on usage rate per pound of oils.
Wheatgrass Powder - Contains amino acids and minerals. Used in natural cosmetics and in soap making for its nutritive value and its natural coloring
**Note, we do use colored mica and fragrance oils in some of our soaps (but always ethically sourced and Paraben & Phthalate free!).
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