The following is a list of other ingredients we use for our products. We will try to keep this list updated when we add new products and ingredients to our inventory.
Aloe Vera - This is a healing and soothing ingredient for damaged skin. It is used to heal burns and wounds. Used in soap, creams, lotions and balms, and can also be used straight on the skin.
Arrowroot - This is a powder usually used in cooking for thickening soups and sauces. It has a very fine texture and is a wonderful ingredient for body powders.
Baking Soda - (Sodium Bicarbonate) Used in baking as a leavening agent and is also a good deodorizer. We use it in our bath bombs combined with citric acid which makes them fizz.
Beeswax - This is wax from the honeycomb of the bee. It is used as an emulsifying and stiffening agent in balms, creams and lotions. It forms a protective barrier on the skin.
Citric Acid - An organic acid found in citrus fruits. It is an environmentally friendly cleaning agent and also acts as an antioxident. Used with baking soda in our bath bombs to produce fizzing action.
Clay - Clays are minerals from the earth with drawing
powers which makes them very beneficial for applications such as face
masks. We use four different clays in our products.
Coffee - We use coffee in our kitchen soap for its neutralizing capabilities.
Cornmeal - We use cornmeal in some of our soaps and scrubs for exfoliation.
Corn Starch - Used in cooking to thicken gravies and sauces. In cosmetics it is usually used in powders as a healthy alternative to talc. It is silky feeling and it also alleviates itching.
Cucumber - Cucumbers are a great soother for burns and irritated skin. They are very refreshing and have good toning and cooling properties. We use fresh juiced cucumbers in our Cucumber Buttermilk Facial Soap.
Cyclomethicone - Cyclomethicone is an unmodified silicone that evaporates quickly after helping to carry oils into the top layer of skin. Also used in hair products because it help nutrients enter the hair shaft. Silicones form a protective barrier layer on the skin.
Dead Sea Mud - This has a high mineral content and detoxifying properties for the skin. Its therapeutic powers were even mentioned in the Bible. We use it in facial masks and also in our Dead Sea Mud bar.
DPG (dipropylene glycol) - is a liquid solvent used in preparing fragrance for use in incense making.
Emulsifying Wax NF - This is an ingredient used in creams and lotions to prevent the oils and other liquids from separating.
Flavor Oils - We use lip safe flavor oils in our lip balms. We are always adding new ones so keep checking!
Glycerin - This is a clear sticky liquid which is naturally produced from the soapmaking process. It is a humectant (draws moisture to the skin) and an emollient and it is very good for dry chapped skin.
Herbs - We use many wonderful herbs in our products
and we are always researching and adding new varieties according to their
Honey - Honey is a strong humectant (draws moisture to the skin) and it has been used as a treatment for infected wounds and is effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. We use honey in our balms and in our soaps. We also used powdered honey in some of our bath products.
Mica - Mica is used for a sparkly effect and to give color to some of our products and soaps. Lip safe mica is used in some of our lip balms.
Milk - Milk is wonderful for the skin because of its fat content. It is also high in proteins. We use cow's milk, goat's milk, buttermilk, coconut milk, soy milk and also powdered milks from either cows or goats. Milk used in bath products softens the water and makes the skin feel silky smooth.
Oats - Oats are good either taken internally or applied to skin preparations. Oats are skin soothing when used in bath products, scrubs and facial masks. We also add powdered oats to our Oatmeal Milk and Honey soap. Oats are known to soothe sensitive or irritated skin.
Preservatives - We feel it is better to be safe than sorry and we find it is necessary to add a preservative to some of our products that have a chance to come in contact with water which promotes the growth of mold and fungus. We use either Phenopip or Germall Plus in some of our scrubs and any other products that have a chance of growing little critters! We use the recommended safe amount for each application we produce.
Salts - We use Epsom salts, dead sea salts, sea salt
and dendritic salts in some of our bath products and scrubs.
Silk - We use liquid silk in some of our soaps and other body products for a wonderful silky feeling. It naturally refreshes the skin leaving it smooth and moisturized.
Soy Wax - We use only soy wax to make our wax candle tarts. Soy wax is made from all natural soybeans. Soybeans are a renewable resource and using soybeans helps our economy.
Stearic Acid - Stearic acid is a white waxy substance that adds thickness to creams and lotions and makes a harder bar if used in soapmaking.
Sugar - Sugar (either white, brown or turbinado) is a good additive in scrubs for exfoliation. We also add it to some of our soap recipes to enhance the lather.
Ultramarines and oxides - We use these to color our soaps. These pigments used to be mined but the FDA stepped in and they are now manufactured in labs to ensure purity.
Vanilla powder - This powder is a blend of dextrose and vanilla extract. A good additive to body powders especially if they are made to be edible.
Vitamin E - Vitamin E is used as an antioxident in our products and it is known to promote healing and protect the skin. We use vitamin e in all our lip balms and other salves and balms.
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