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Olive Oil: A traditional emollient used in soap because it is mild and gives a “moisturized feel” to the soap. Can get a bit sticky sometimes. Olive oil is imported generally from Spain and the European region.
Sunflower Oil: Very similar to olive with a lighter/cleaner feel to it. Can have a tendency to get “sticky” but the skin feels oh so nice when sunflower is used. We would use sunflower more, but too much can make the soap soft.
Shea Butter: Makes a creamier bar with a more “moisturized feel”. Too much shea butter can make the soap sticky and reduce lather. With sensitive skin, reduced lather can be a good thing, so shea butter can be a real assistant, but in the end this has to be “in balance” with the rest of the soap.
Organic Palm Oil: When we use palm, we use organic “sustainable” palm, for the reasons of deforestation in tropical regions. Palm and similar, are pretty much necessary to make a harder, stable bar of soap that is appealing to the population majority.
Coconut Oil: One word… Lather. Coconut adds to hardness and creates “big bubbles” in soap. A little goes a long way, too much can be “too effective”.
Hemp Oil: We use unrefined hemp to avoid chemical contamination possible in the refining process. It also gives a nice natural aroma to the soap. Hemp oil adds a unique skin feel and moisturizing effect.
ESSENTIAL OIL VS NATURAL FRAGRANCE:
Essential Oil is a naturally derived plant fluid (usually by distillation of the plant) extracted from bark, leaf, or petals of the plant. Essential oil is usually a “pure”, single plant oil, example “Patcholi essential oil” will be from the “Patchouli” leaf. The FDA has noted that these must be listed separately on labels or they should be called “fragrance”. In other words if you make an all natural essential oil blend, it doesn’t matter, they still have to be called “fragrance” if not listed separately. Since our suppliers utilize essential oils and other natural raw materials to make our certified natural blends, they do not wish to disclose every ingredient, so, our way of doing this is calling them Certified Natural Fragrance, since this informs the consumer that it is indeed of natural origin, if/when applies. If an individual does not care either way, we have a great deal of soaps that have lab created aroma chemicals also in them to “enhance” the aroma. These fragrances will simply be called “fragrance” and the “certified natural” will be dropped as a qualifier.