Coconut oil contains properties that feed and moisturize the skin. It is rich in proteins that keep skin healthy and rejuvenated, both internally and externally. Proteins also contribute to cellular health and tissue repair, along with a wide range of other essential activities within the body. Vitamin E in coconut is essential for healthy skin growth, repair of wear & tear on the skin, keeping skin smooth and protecting against cracking. Above all, it prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, since it has good antioxidant properties.
Shea butter is a skin super-food that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea tree. Naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production, It’s what helps us give our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells . Shea butter has been used in Africa and other countries for years to improve skin and hair.
Avocado oil squeezed from nut of the fruit is found to have very high nutritional value. It has one of the best moisturizing ability among all oils and that is exactly why we use it often in our products.The benefits of avocado oil depends a lot on the presence of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, anti-oxidants and Vitamin E which prevents skin from inflammations and itchiness thereby helping skin to maintain its health and softness. Avocado oil has also showing benefits in Acne Treatments, unclogging pores, natural sunscreen protection and ant-ageing .
Sweet Almond oil had been used extensively for its health benefits and as a beauty aid much before science caught up with the goodness of this seed oil. Now we know that the oil is rich in Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, besides a number of other minerals and vitamins, which explains why it is so good for our heart, skin and hair. Sweet almond oil has been often used for - Deep Skin Cleansing, Relieve Eczema & Psoriasis, Muscle Aches & Fatigue, Treat Skin Rashes, Reduce Fine Lines and other Signs of Ageing.
Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, which is native to Morocco. Argan oil is most commonly used for hair conditioning and as skin moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin . This one of the most expensive oils is extremely rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E so its the ideal product to give skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer.. Argan oil is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. You can find this Oil in our Shampoo Bars !
Bentonite is one of most popular clays and comes from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments here in the United States. It is mined from deposits that can range anywhere from 100 feet to several thousand feet. Because of its super absorbing capabilities, this is a great clay for oily skin since it can suck up all that excess sebum easily. Not only that, but it has electric properties that when mixed with water makes the molecules charged and attracts toxins out of your face and to the clay kind of like a magnet. This also goes for any skin ailments involving bacteria and fungus (also impurities) like psoriasis and eczema. With its tightening, acne-clearing, and impurity-absorbing abilities, you can probably tell why bentonite is "The King of Clays" for any skin care.
Kaolin clay is sometimes referred to a Pink or Rose Clay. It has mild exfoliating powers and like all clays, helps to detoxify the skin by drawing impurities from pores, increase circulation, reduces skin irritation, and helps to reduce inflammation. It derives its color from the naturally occurring iron oxide giving our Pink Himalayan Salt Soap beautiful look !
French Green Clay With a beautiful light green color and soft texture, sometimes called Sea Clay and is one of the most effective, and most commonly used mineral skin clays in cosmetics. Green clay owes its coloration to two important factors: iron oxide and decomposed plant matter. That’s right, the natural green tones found in this luxurious clay are from the very cycles of life that the earth uses to regenerate herself. This clay has big absorbent powers due to the constitution of its micro molecules. It “drinks” oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin.
Activated Charcoal Powder similar to common charcoal, but is made especially for use in medicine and cosmetics. It is produced by a high temperature steam activation process in a presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to develop lots of spaces or “pores.” These pores help “trap” chemicals and toxins. Charcoal is being used in many beauty products to treat acne, clean pores, Soothe and Heal Bites, Cuts and Skin Irritations, brighten skin and detoxify from impurities.
Salt helps to cleanse pores deeply, balance oil production and thwart bacteria that can instigate breakouts and acne. Pink Himalayan Salt is high in vitamins and minerals, The magnesium and some other trace minerals found in HPS absorb through the skin to help heal damaged muscle and other soft tissues, it also helps to draw the toxins out of the skin , leaving your skin smoother, softer, and healthier.
Beer is a humectant, which means it attracts and locks moisture to the skin, its also packed with skin loving vitamins which help purify and renew the skin. It is also thought that beer yeast, B vitamins and pantothenic acid helps with skin elasticity and acne by slowing the production sebum and killing pimple-causing bacteria.Beer also helps to maintain the pH level of the skin. Are You beer lover ? Try our Local IPA Beer Soap !
Carrot has many skin benefits due to the abundant amount of vitamin A, C beta-carotene and other antioxidants, which has soothing properties, protect against various skin problems and help in maintaining skin health. Additionally beta carotene promotes cell renewal which means you get rid of old skin cells so much faster. Dead and old skin cells can clog your pores which is one of the primary causes of acne problems like pimples. Carrot has also been known/used for anti-aging benefits, treatment of blemishes/scars, making skin glow and sun protection
Honey is extremely moisturizing and soothing. Naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention. Its is also clarifying because it opens up pores making them easy to unclog. Additionally, honey is full of antioxidants that are great for slowing down aging. We use Local Raw Honey from Wisconsin.
Oatmeal contains polysaccharides, which have a gel-like texture when combined with moisture. This light gel leaves a protective layer over the skin that seals in skin’s natural moisture while also providing additional nutrients. For many with sensitive skin, the skin barrier function may be compromised, and a layer of Oatmeal acts like a protective, second skin. The proteins in oats also improve the skin barrier’s functionality by increasing the production of filaggrin, an essential building block of the skin barrier’s function. Oats also act as a gentle exfoliator for skin, excellent for removing dead cells and revealing brighter skin that lies beneath.
Buttermilk has many benefits for health and beauty. It creates mild bar that is softening and brightening skin. Great source of calcium, B-vitamins, and potassium. It is also naturally rich in lactic acid that is found in many expensive beauty products and has been known for treating age spots, freckles and even tightens skin.
SOAP NUTS are actually a berry fruit related to the lychee and are not nuts at all. They earned the name “nuts” because of the way that they dry into hard shells. It grows on the Sapindus mukorossi (Soap Berry) tree in the Himalayas. Soap Berries have been used to make natural hair care products since time immemorial. Rich in vitamin A, D, E, and K and known to impart shine to your hair and make it soft, healthy, shiny and lustrous. They are also known to be anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, prevent hair loss, promote new hair grown, fight dandruff and reduce split ends .
BRINGRAI (false daisy) a ayurvedic herb for hair loss and premature greying of hair . A regular use of Bhringraj will make your hair grow darker and thicker. You will also have more shine and softness in your hair. We use blend of Bringrai, Amla and Shikakai powders in our "Grow'em Hair" Shampoo Soap.
AMLA FRUIT (indian gooseberry) is an antioxidant having high content of vitamin C, minerals, amino acids, flavonoid and tannins. It can help slow or prevent hair loss, reverse graying and promote stronger and healthier growth. Plus the anti-fugal properties will keep your scalp dandruff-free.
SHIKAKAI (translates to "hair-fruit" or "fruit for hair") is a shrub-like tree that grows in central India. It has been used for centuries as a cleanser for hair, body. Shikakai is very high in vitamin C as well as vitamins A, D, E, K and antioxidants which are essential for healthy and rapid hair growth. These vitamins provide the hair follicles with the necessary micro-nutrients to help hair grow fast and healthy. It also has low pH levels, which means it won't strip hair of its natural oils.