I have a very strict policy about what "all-natural" means: food-grade base oils, with only the finest herbs, spices, sea salts, and clays for color. All my products are derived from natural sources, and contain no preservatives. No parabens, no pthalates, no sodium laurel sulfate, no artificial fragrances or colors, no petroleum products. My products are good for you, and good for the environment. If you cannot identify or pronounce the ingredients, why use it on your body?
Store-bought soaps and lotions are made with synthetic additives, moisturizers, and fragrances that can irritate sensitive skin types. My unique products are designed with simplicity in mind: I select base oils that naturally contain the highest levels of antioxidants, fatty acids, and minerals so artificial additives are not needed. I formulate my recipes with Olive oil, Castor oil, Shea Butter, and Coconut oil for maximum conditioning, creaminess, bubble, and cleansing properties. These oils are combined with a lye solution in the Cold Process method - in which no additional heat is required - resulting in a mild, highly conditioning bar of soap that cleanses well and produces good lather.
Bathing isn't just about cleansing the body; it refreshes the spirit. Essential oils have long been prized for their aromatherapeutic benefits, and are extracted from plants: leaves, bark, fruits, flowering tops, and roots. Fragrance oils, on the other hand, have been synthetically designed to mimic the scents of essential oils. Though less expensive, these artificial fragrance oils often irritate people with allergies because producers do not have to list which chemical compounds were used to create the scent. Because I am dedicated to using all-natural ingredients, I will not use synthetic fragrance oils.