On our packaging we list must ingredients using the INCI names (International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient). This can sometimes be difficult to understand so we've listed all of our ingredients and the common name equivalents below.
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Oils, Butters, Waxes & Powders
acacia concinna fruit powder | shikakai
Shikakai is a plant based, ayurvedic powder and acts as a natural astringent for hair, enhancing its binding properties
aqua | water
A natural resource that we limit as much as possible in creating our solid products. To create our cold-processed soap, however, we need a certain percentage of water in order to mix it with the lye.
behentrimonium methosulfate | non-sulfate emulsifier from rapeseed
Behentrimonium methosulfate is a plant based (vegan) conditioning emulsifier naturally derived from Colza or rapeseed. It's able to penetrate the hair shaft making it an excellent moisturizer.
butyrospermum parkii | shea butter
shampoo bars | soap | balms
Shea butter is a plant based ingredient comes from the seeds of the Shea Karite tree. Shea butter hydrates skin and protect hair from extreme conditions. Ours are raw, unrefined, and hand crafted (no chemical or solvent) by women working in small co-operatives in Africa.
calendula officinalis | calendula flower extract
Calendula extract is a natural substance derived from the marigold flower. Calendula has antifungal, anti inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that make it useful in healing wounds and soothing eczema.
carbo activatus | activated charcoal
Activated Charcoal is a plant based ingredient produced from sustainably sourced coconut. Activated Charcoal pulls out toxins and other impurities from the skin to leave it extra clean.
cinannomum cassia bark | cinnamon powder
Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices. Rich in antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds, this natural ingredient is growing in popularity as a skin care ingredient. Proponents claim it can help treat hyperpigmentation and acne, lighten the skin, and decrease signs of aging.
citrus sinensis | orange peel powder
shampoo bars | soap
Orange peel powder is a natural ingredient made of dehydrated orange peel. Orange peel powder not only makes skin healthy but also maintains the health of hair.
cocos nucifera | coconut oil
shampoo bars | soap | insect balm
Coconut oil is a plant-based ingredient extracted from the meat of mature coconuts, its a source of saturated fatty acids of medium chain like capric, caprylic, and lauric acid. Coconut oil is great for hair because it heals damaged hair but softening, hydrating and strengthening. Ours are cold processed.
curcuma longa | turmeric root extract
Turmeric is a natural ingredient. Thanks to the high percentage of natural antioxidants, turmeric extract helps to protect against premature skin aging and wrinkles. It is also helpful for skin conditions like eczema.
disodium laureth sulfosuccinate | sulfate-free surfactant
Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is naturally (plant based) derived from vegetable oils (vegan), is not preserved with formaldehyde and is made without ethylene oxide. Its a sulfate free surfactant and an excellent foaming agent which produces a creamy rich lather.
fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) | seaweed powder
Seaweed is a plant based ingredient from the ocean. It contains the well-known element of collagen and other nutrients that are responsible for hair repair, hydration, mineralization and also its thickness. Ours comes from a Maine family-owned company and is naturally sun dried to retain all of its nutrients.
gnaphalium leontopodium | edelweiss flower extract
shampoo bars | soap | body balms
Edelweiss extract is from a flower called Leontopodium Alpinum that grows in the Swiss Alps. It's a naturally derived plant botanical with potent antioxidants. It has twice the free radicals scavenging power of vitamin C. As a result, it is one of the best natural anti aging ingredients.
helianthus annus | sunflower seed oil
Sunflower Oil is a natural ingredient, produced from the seeds of the most widespread grain sunflower plant, Helianthus Annuus. Sunflower Oil helps maintain the skin barrier and decrease trans-epidermal water loss. Oleic acid helps deeper penetration of sunflower oil into the skin. Sunflower Oil is an excellent source of beta-carotene, precursor of Vitamin A. In the skin beta –carotene converts into retinol - a powerful antioxidants and skin regenerating agent,
Honey is a natural humectant and moisturizer. It draws moisture deep into the skin, making it useful for dry skin conditions and anti aging.
hydrolyzed silk protein
Hydrolyzed silk is a natural ingredient that is derived from the leftover cocoons made by silkworms. It works especially well to add luster and shine to hair. The majority of hydrolyzed silk protein are preserved with Phenoxyethanol, but ours is preserved with Potassium Sorbate, a natural organic compound found in the berries of the mountain ash and Benzilalcohol, a naturally occuring product most commonly found in plants (cranberries, apricot, ylang ylang).
iris germanica | orris root powder
shampoo bars | soap
Orris root powder is a natural ingredient made from the dried and ground root of the iris plant. It helps in treating skin problems. It is also very effective in maintaining hair health and helps in treating hair loss. It is also a fixative.
kaolin | white clay
shampoo bars | soap
White kaolin clay is a very fine and light clay that has natural absorbency properties. It is the mildest of all clays and is suitable for people with sensitive skin. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it.
kaolin (and) illite | french pink clay
shampoo bars | soap
French Pink Clay is a combination of red and white clays. A natural ingredient considered to be the mildest of all the clays and works well for normal, sensitive and mature skin.
lawsonia inermis | neutral henna powder
Henna is a natural ingredient, derived from the leaves of the henna plant, Lawsonia inermis. It deters scalp issues such as dandruff, detoxifies the follicles, makes hair stronger, and leaves the hair feeling silky.
montmorillonite | green clay
shampoo bars | soap
Green Clay is a natural (plant based) ingredient and effectively eliminates dirt, product build-up, dandruff, and toxins, while balancing oil production to cleanse excessive oils without stripping the natural oils.
moroccan lava clay | rhassoul clay
Rhassoul Clay is exclusively mined from the Atlas Mountains in Eastern Morocco. This magnesium-rich red powder is formed by a natural combination of volcanic activity and geothermal changes. Rhassoul Clay is rich in magnesium and potassium. It is one of the best antifungal, antibacterial, anti acne, and antimicrobial ingredients that help to clean skin.
myristica fragrans | nutmeg powder
Nutmeg powder is a natural ingredient. It helps in balancing oily skin by tightening pores and exfoliating skin. Furthermore, nutmeg powder also helps to reduce inflammation and irritation of the skin, hydrating the skin from deep within, thereby providing a more even complexion and tone.
olea europaea | olive oil
soap | insect balms
Olive oil is the natural oil extracted from olives, the fruit of the olive tree. Olive oil makes a hard, long lasting soap with a gentle cleansing lather, suitable for all skin types including sensitive skins.
orbignya oleifera | babassu seed oil
Babassu is a natural ingredient, rich in fatty acids like lauric. Babassu oil is one of the best emollients for all skin types. Ours is cold pressed.
palmaris palmata extract | dulse seaweed
Dulse Seaweed is a natural resource from the ocean. The extract's high levels of folate, magnesium, calcium, iron, pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5), and amino acids stimulate the skin, promote cell growth, and improve skin appearance. Ours comes from a Maine family-owned company and is naturally sun dried to retain all of its nutrients at the highest possible level.
persea gratissima | avocado oil
Avocado oil is a natural ingredient with high content of monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acid that makes avocado oil penetrative. Avocado oil is rich in Vitamin E, A, B5, C and K. Collagen starts to break down as we age, over exposure to sun, poor nutrition and other pollutions. Avocado oil is believed to help improve collagen production. Avocado oil is also very useful for sun damaged and dehydrated skin to reduce flaking.
prunus amygdalus dulcis | sweet almond oil
Sweet Almond Oil is natural ingredient, rich in constituents like vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, and magnesium. Sweet Almond Oil is one of the best and most used oils for skin care. It does not clog pores, has good anti-oxidant properties, combats stress and promotes clear, soft, healthy looking skin.
ricinus communis | castor oil
Castor oil is a natural ingredient. The fatty acids in castor oil promote the growth of healthy skin tissue, making it helpful in restoring uneven skin tones. Ours is cold pressed.
sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI) | coconut-derived surfactant
Sodium cocoyl isethionate is a plant based (vegan) ingredient that is derived from coconuts, specifically coconut oil (so its palm free, unlike many surfactants). It's also biodegradable. Its deluxe foaming capacity and conditioning effects leave the hair feeling hydrated, soft, and silky-smooth.
sodium hydroxide | lye
Lye is a converted form of salt. All real soap is made with lye (without lye it's not soap, it's a detergent). It is one of the few non-organic ingredients that the USDA allows within their organic standards.
stearic acid | plant-based emollient
Stearic Acid is an effective plant based stabilizer, thickener, and softener agent. The majority come derived from palm oil because it's less expensive, but ours is derived from coconut oil.
theobroma cacao | cocoa seed butter
soap | insect repellent | lip balm
Cocoa butter is a natural ingredient derived from the seeds of the cacao tree. Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and deeply hydrates the skin. It makes an excellent skin moisturizer. Saturated fats are especially beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin because they are easily absorbed and remain on the skin for hours, which helps in restoring moisture. This is very important for lip balms. Cocoa Butter contains compounds called cocoa mass polyphenols. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that help diminish signs of aging and soothe skin rashes. They help improve skin elasticity and skin tone.
trigonella foenumgraecum | fenugreek powder
Fenugreek powder is a natural ingredient made from the seeds of the fenugreek plant. Fenugreek seeds contain flavonoids and saponins, both of which help increase hair growth and strength.
urtica dioica | nettle powder
Nettle leaf powder is a natural ingredient made of ground dehydrated Nettle leaves. Not only does Nettle help in combating hair loss, it also helps in hair re-growth. Nettle leaves are rich in silica and sulphur. This helps in making hair shinier and healthier.
Softly exfoliates and nourishes. We use wheat bran as a gentle natural exfoliant. In addition to providing a gentle scrub, it nourishes the skin.