Our soap base is made from 100% plant oils - sustainable palm oil, palm kernel oil, organic shea butter and vegetable glycerin. No tallow (animal fats) or detergents. Just pure quality plant oils.
Commercial soaps have a lot of chemicals and detergents that dry out the skin. (Just look at the ingredients label!) That’s why you have to apply moisturizing creams after washing with them. Our soaps have no parabens, petro-chemicals or Sodium laurel Sulphates. Our ingredient suppliers also provide certification verifying we are getting the quality and content we are paying for!
The addition of certified organic shea butter means your soap is unbelievably creamy and moisturizing.
Sodium palmate (extracted from the flesh of the palm fruit) is used as a base ingredient in our soaps. Our palm oil comes from plantations in South East Asia that have been certified as sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. (www.RSPO.org) Every batch of soap noodles has a unique RSPO trace number which links it to the specific palm plantation that the oil was sourced from.
Palm Kernel Oil
Palm Kernel oil is an edible plant oil derived from the kernel or seed at the core of the palm fruit. This oil along with Palm Oil is processed with lye (Sodium Hydroxide) and salt to create soap and glycerin.
Palm Kernel Fatty Acid
A mixture of acids derived from the palm oil plant that promotes lathering. Acts as a surfactant, cleansing agent and foam booster.
Glycerin is a by-product of the saponification process and improves the moisturizing properties of the soap bar. Glycerin has the ability to draw in moisture preventing the drying of skin and is a natural moisturizer. It is a humectant and frequently used in soap as a way of increasing and maintaining moisture in the skin.
Organic Shea Butter
An off- white or ivory-colored fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, Shea butter is mainly used in skin products as it cannot be saponified and therefore makes the bar more “creamy”.
Natural sale is a byproduct of the saponification process.
Most of our soaps use synthetic fragrances which are safer than most essentials oils. Each fragrance used in our soap is “leave on” grade which is higher quality than most soaps. There are 3 grades - “wash off” for soaps, “leave on” for lotions and then the grade used for food.
Fragrances that are used in the manufacture of our soap are made from a blend of essential oils, natural fragrances and man-made fragrances which are all certified by IFRA. www.ifraorg.org This insures that the ingredients are 100% safe for use for their application are only made from pure natural ingredients. In Australia IFRA are the regulator for fragrance industry and all manufactures are required to test all ingredients.
Our experience in selling soaps is that essential oils can cause a lot more negative reactions (rashes etc) when used in soap, fragrances last MUCH longer and therefore the soap sells better and you cannot get many of the wonderful “smells” we use unless a fragrance is used.
The ingredient EDTA is a common preservative found nearly in all soap bars, cosmetics, sunscreens, pharmaceutical drugs and even in blood plasma transfer. The amount of EDTA found in the soap is less than .003% and acts as antioxidant and extend the shelf life of the soap bar. It works by binding mineral ions to stop mold growth and prevent rancidity.
EDTA softens hard. The metal ions in water can make it hard, which is a problem because hard water won’t get you clean. Body washes, shampoos and other cleansers work as surfactants, which are responsible for attracting dirt and oil and pulling it off your skin so it can be rinsed away by water. Metal ions found in hard water hinder the surfactants’ ability to cleanse your skin. As the chelating agent, EDTA neutralizes the metal ions in hard water and allows the surfactant to do its job. The end result is soft water and squeaky clean skin.
Used as a water softener to chelate (bind) certain mineral ions to prevent soap scrum and bathtub rings. As with EDTA the amount used is minuscule.
While 99.9% of the soap ingredient are completely natural and are derived from sustainable resources, there is some components that are required to enhance the longevity of the product, the only alternative would be to refrigerate the soap bars and have a 6 month shelf life.
Does Not Contain
NO Sodium Laurel Sulphate (SLS)
NO Animal fats
NO Propylene Glycol
NOT tested on animals