A Bit O' Bubbly
Our recipes include a combination of oils that we have spent many test batches working to conjure the right formula that results in a lush bubbly, moisturizing experience in our soaps and a posh, nurturing effect in our leave-on products and soaks.
Not all of our bars have every ingredient listed below, but we do use a combination of those listed.
We've spent many batches reformulating our recipes in search of the perfect bubbles, submitting samples to testers after we've subjected ourselves to our product. We do not use animals for testing.
We will continue to tinker as we experiment with other oils and different types of soap, but behind our bubbles and products you will find any combination of the following oils listed below. Please keep in mind that sodium hydroxide (lye) is a necessity in making soap. During saponification a natural glycerol is created, which is beneficial to the skin. Saponification is a chemical process that happens between lye and fats as they turn into soap. By the end of a cure lye is no longer present in the bar. We use distilled water for its purity. Pictured at left is an example of the lather our soaps produce.
The following is according to references on the internet.
BABASSU OIL: Used for centuries to soothe dry skin. A great emollient for dry and oil skin types. Considered to be a gentle moisturizer and aids in boosting lather. Similar properties to coconut.
CASTOR OIL: Attracts and holds moisture in the skin. It is considered a moderate conditioning oil, which helps boost lather.
COCOA BUTTER: An emollient and edible vegetable fat that is quite popular in the cosmetic industry. This butter helps heal chapped, dry skin. It absorbs quickly into the skin and contains natural antioxidants. Cocoa butter is rich in vitamin E, which helps to soothe, hydrate, balance and nurture the skin.
COCONUT OIL: Wonderful in providing a stable
lather, a hard bar and a high conditioning agent. Helps add to the whiteness of
EMU OIL: Is a great emollient that acts as a water-binding agent. It is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and considered to be hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Considered to help heal a rash of skin problems while soothing aches and pains. We're not physicians. We don't carry doctorates of science, so we cannot legally make claims about this oil, but we do have our stories.
GRAPESEED OIL: A lightweight oil that is quickly absorbed by the skin. We have found it tends to help produce a fluffy lather. It is a moderate conditioner.
KOKUM BUTTER: Rich in essential fatty acids, aids in skin cell rejuvenation, non-comedogenic. Helps provide transport of nutrients to cells, is an anti-oxidant containing vitamin E.
LARD: Makes a nice lathery white bar of soap with high-conditioning qualities.
MANGO BUTTER: Extracted from the mango fruit. Considered to be an emollient and has incredible moisturizing properties. Known to restore skin's elasticity and to help regenerate skin cells. Contains natural anti-oxidants. A great source for essential fatty acids.
OLIVE OIL: Helps prevent the skin from losing moisture, softens and nurtures skin. High in conditioning.
PALM OIL: Lends to a harder bar and has great mild cleansing qualities. Considered a high conditioning oil.
PALM KERNEL OIL: Helps make a bar harder and boosts lather. Another high conditioning oil.
RICE BRAN OIL: A nourishing oil thought to have anti-oxidant qualities, which will protect and replenish the skin. Beneficial to delicate, mature and sensitive skin.
SHEA BUTTER (unrefined): Helps make a bar harder and is fabulous conditioner. Nourishes the skin. Rich in vitamins A, E & F which are good for hydration and vitality. Helps to soothe the skin. Promotes skin renewal. Contains essential fatty acids.
SOYBEAN OIL: Produces a mild, stable lather.
NOTICE: This information is for educational purposes only. Information on this page has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.