Almond Oil: A skin softener, rich in protein and vitamins A, B, and E. Offers relief for itchy or inflamed skin and is readily absorbed by the skin.
Coconut Oil: A natural moisturizer, this oil also creates a nice fluffy lather when used in soap.
Essential Oils: Natural oils extracted from fruit, plants and flowers which have therapeutic properties.
Grapeseed Oil: An antioxidant and wrinkle fighter packed with Vitamin E.
Hazelnut Oil: Rich and nourishing, this oil is full of vitamins and minerals making it useful for treating acne and wrinkles.
Jojoba Oil: Readily absorbed by the skin, this oil acts as both a moisturizer and a humectant. It is also useful for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Olive Oil: A wonderful, skin-friendly moisturizer which is extremely mild and suitable for sensitive skin. Olive oil is packed with vitamins, minerals and proteins.
Palm Oil: A moisturizing oil which adds a nice firmness to a bar of soap.
Soybean Oil: A gentle oil with high percentages of linoleic and oleic acids which provides mildness suitable for all skintypes.
Sunflower Oil: A light oil containing vitamins A, B, D and E, sunflower oil is mild and moisturizing.
Almonds: Help to unclog pores and to exfoliate skin leaving it silky smooth and squeaky clean.
Beeswax: Its emollient properties help skin retain moisture. It also contributes to make a harder bar of soap.
Cocoa Butter: A wonderful skin softener and moisturizer with a long history of cosmetic use.
Coffee: Particularly useful as a natural deodorizer and a powerful exfoliant.
Flower petals: Ground rose and lavender petals have astringent qualities; Calendula is good for rough or cracked skin, and chamomile has calming and soothing characteristics making it wonderful for sensitive skin.
Goat's milk: Packed with vitamins, goat's milk will add soothing and moisturizing properties to soap. Particularly helpful for sensitive or irritated skin.
Grapeseeds: The origin of grapeseed oil, it has the same antioxidant and wrinkle fighting properties plus the benefits of exfoliation.
Honey: A wonderful source of enzymes, carbohydrates, B-complex vitamins and vitamins C, D, and E. Honey also protects skin from moisture loss and has hydrating and soothing properties.
Kelp: Packed with vitamins and minerals, kelp soothes and moisturizes the skin.
Lemon Peel and Juice: Containing a high level of Vitamin C, lemons are astringent and useful for deep-cleansing.
Oatmeal: A gentle exfoliant to aid in unclogging pores, oatmeal also soothes sensitive skin and adds a pleasing texture to soap.
Sea Salt: Sea salt is not refined like table salt and therefore retains the valuable minerals and trace elements of which it is composed.
Shea Butter: Also known as African karite butter, this precious additive is highly nourishing and moisturizing to the skin. Excellent for soothing irritated skin.
Spirulina: Blue-green algae are nutrient powerhouses providing vitamins for the skin as well as coloring soap a pleasant shade of green.
Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant that helps prevent wrinkles.
Volcanic Mud: A mineral packed gift from days gone by, volcanic mud has cleansing and stringent properties which make it a wonderful additive for oily complexions.
Wine: Besides being a wonderful beverage, red wine contains antioxidants to fight free-radicals and the effects of age.
Basil: A balancing oil which is both relaxing and uplifting, basil is particularly useful as a stress-reliever which will help to strengthen and calm your spirits.
Chamomile: Good for dry and sensitive skin and profoundly soothing, good for allergic skin and sunburn.
Clary sage: A natural antiseptic and deodorizer with a warming and sedating effect.
Clove Bud: A warming and stimulating oil with powerful antiseptic properties. Also useful as an insect repellent.
Eucalyptus: Insect repellent
Ginger: Antiseptic, good for poor circulation. A warming and tonifying oil. Stimulating.
Grapefruit: Cooling and slightly astringent, refreshing and detoxifying, grapefruit is particularly helpful for problem skin.
Lavender: One of the most versatile and useful of all herbs, lavender has antiseptic qualities. It is recommended for sensitive or greasy skin as a balancing or regulating oil. It relieves tension and stress and has a restorative effect on the skin. It is helpful for sunburn and is also an insect repellent. You pretty much can't say enough about lavender!
Lemongrass: Astringent, deodorizing and tonifying, lemongrass is useful for unblocking pores and deep-cleansing the skin.
Lime: As with other citrus oils, lime is deep-cleansing and therefore beneficial for oily complexions.
Orange: Relaxing and uplifting, orange is a stress-reliever, a detoxifier and a good cleanser. It is beneficial for oily, dull or tired skin.
Peppermint: A natural antiseptic, deodorant and insect-repellent. It is both stimulating and cooling as well as refreshing and warming.
Rosemary: A warming and clarifying oil which is useful for stimulating the circulatory system. As with Peppermint, Rosemary is a natural antiseptic and insect-repellent.
Tea Tree: A natural preservative, tea tree oil has antiseptic and cleansing qualities. It is helpful for itchy skin, insect bites and acne. It is also known for it's antibacterial qualities.
Ylang-Ylang: This fragrant oil is considered helpful for all skin types. It is useful for treating stress, anxiety and tension.