You can be confident that our products are:
Hand poured in small batches
Free of all harmful chemicals
Raw/Unrefined when possible
Organic & locally sourced when possible
Designed for sensitive skin
Made in reusable, recycled, or biodegradable containers
& Shipped in reused and recycled packaging.
We will never use:
1. Propylene Glycol
Which acts as a penetration enhancer and keeps products from melting in heat and/or freezing when it is cold. It’s a main ingredient in nearly all deodorant, even most "natural" varieties. It helps ingredients to penetrate deep beneath the skin, thus increasing their access to the blood stream. While it may be safe in small amounts we choose not to include it because it provokes skin irritation and sensitization in humans as low as 2% concentration, while the industry review panel recommends cosmetics can contain up to 50% of the substance (more).
At the very least, we find it completely unnecessary in the manufacture of a high quality product that works better than products that contain it.
Such as sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium lauryth sulfate, SLS, ammonium lauryl sulfate, etc. It is a surfactant, detergent and emulsifier used in thousands of cosmetic products and cleaners. It is present in nearly all shampoos, toothpastes, body washes and cleansers, liquid soaps, laundry detergents and basically anything that has suds that isn't made via natural saponification.
We choose not to use any sulfates due to the controversy regarding its benefits and safety. More importantly, sulfates simply have not proven to be necessary in our products. We use glycerin soap that is made the old fashioned way: from the saponification of oil and lye.
3. Petroleum Products
aka petrolatum and mineral oil. A biproduct of the same petroleum used for gasoline and diesel fuels is a staple in our medicine cabinets. It acts as a “moisturizer” only to the extent that it keeps the area it is applied to moist. This can be highly beneficial to those who require a protective barrier between their skin and harsh elements. However your skin is a detoxification organ too, and the oxygen and nutrients needed by it in order to release toxins and repair itself can be blocked by the barrier petrolatum creates.
While certainly using petrolatum jelly and mineral oil isn't the same as rubbing gasoline or crude oil on your skin, we choose not to further support the industry by purchasing their materials to use in our line.