Witch hazel (alcohol-free)
Local organic apple cider vinegar
Organic aloe vera gel
Organic jojoba oil
Lavender essential oil
Lemon essential oil
Peppermint essential oil
Organic litsea cubeba essential oil
What Does “Saponified” Mean?
Saponification is the chemical reaction used in the soap making process. When the oils and fats are combined with lye (a strong alkali) they are called saponified. At the end of the process the lye is all gone, and you are left with just soap. To learn more about this, have a look at my blog post on the subject.
About “Filler” Oils
Cheaper oils are often used as a “filler” but I don’t use them because they don’t add much nutrient value to the soap.
I don’t use palm oil in any of my products, since its production is harmful to the environment, destroying critical habitat for many endangered species, as well as being linked with the eviction of forest-dwelling peoples. Find out more here.
I only use high quality oils and butters that are filled with beneficial nutrients for the skin. Learn more about this on my blog.