Ingredients List

Ingredients List

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter Cocoa butter is the natural fat extracted from the cacao bean. Also known as oil of the obroma, cocoa butter is slightly yellowish in color. Often found as an additive to cosmetics, shampoos and soaps, but it is also a natural emollient making it ideal for lotions and lip balms. The moisturizing abilities of cocoa butter are frequently recommended for prevention of stretch marks in pregnant women, treatment of chapped skin and lips, and as a daily moisturizer to prevent dry, itchy skin. The fact that is a natural preservative and has a faintly pleasant aroma further lends benefits to its cosmetic uses.

Butyrospermum Parkii :  Unrefined shea butter contains an abundance of healing ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins and a unique fatty acid profile, and is a superior active moisturizer. Unlike petroleum based moisturizers, shea butter actually restores the skin's natural elasticity. Shea butter enables your skin to absorb moisture from the air, and as a result, it becomes softer and stays moisturized for longer. In addition, shea butter has natural sunscreen properties and anti-inflammatory agents. Because of its amazing properties, shea butter is an excellent ingredient for soaps, lotions and creams. Perhaps it is most effective when applied to the skin in its pure state. Regular users of pure, unrefined shea butter notice softer, smoother, healthier skin. Shea butter has also been shown to help with skin conditions and ailments such as extreme dryness, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, skin allergies, fungal infections, blemishes, wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, scrapes, and more. Taken from Agbangakarite

Coffea Arabica Seed Oil (and) Hydrogenated  produced by hydrogenating the cold pressed oil from roasted coffee beans with other vegetable oils. The light hydrogenation process creates a butter with good oxidative stability and a smooth, silky feel.

Hydrogenated Persea gratissima (Avocado) -  is expeller crushed from the fresh flesh of the avocado fruit and then hydrogenated to yield a soft greenish butter. This is a much softer butter than any of the other butters we carry. Avocado butter is a very rich, moisturizing treatment for the hair and skin, and it has some natural sunscreen properties.

Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter -  Exhibits excellent moisturizing

Orbignya oleifera (Babassu) Oil is fatty oil from kernels of babassu nuts similar to coconut oil.  Considered to be a superior emollient that is beneficial for either dry or oily complexions. It gently moisturizes without leaving an oily sheen  

Shea Olein:  is a byproduct of the Shea Butter production, which produces fractionated oil. Shea Oil is used for protecting skin from harsh weather environments. The oil offers benefits for skin problems such as dermatitis, eczema, burns, dryness and other irritations

Pathenol:   Is an humectant, panthenol helps retain moisture and aids overall cell metabolism.
 Vitamin E – Natural is an “active” cosmetic ingredient which is a highly efficient moisturizing component and mainly acts as an anti-oxidizing agent, helping to minimize lipid peroxidation.

Soy Bean Oil:
 Soybean oil is widely used oil and is commonly called ‘vegetable oil’ Soybean oil contains natural antioxidants which remain in the oil even after extraction.

 Virgin Olive Oil: This oil is obtained only from the olive, the fruit of the olive tree, using solely mechanical or other physical means in conditions, particularly thermal conditions, which do not alter the oil in any way. It has not undergone any treatment other than washing, decanting, centrifuging and filtering. It excludes oils obtained by the use of solvents or re-esterification methods, and those mixed with oils from other sources. 

Coconut Oil -Our Virgin Coconut Oil is extracted from freshly harvested coconuts using a "wet milling" process that uses neither chemicals nor high heat. The result is a clear coconut oil that retains the distinct scent of coconuts. Our Virgin Coconut Oil is a off-white to white solid at temperatures below 76 degrees F. Virgin Coconut Oil is naturally full of antioxidants and has a long shelf life. Lye: No lye no soap: a main ingredient in soap. Lye is very caustic and can be dangerous if misused 
Cottonseed Oil: Cottonseed oil lasts a long time and stores well, due to its high antioxidant content. Cottonseed oil is classified as a vegetable oil. It is extracted from the cotton plant, or more accurately from the seeds, and is generally used for cooking 

Hemp Seed Oil: is pressed from the seed of the hemp (cannabis) plant irrespective of the strain of cannabis. However there is an extremely low or undetectable level of any psychoactive molecules in hemp seed oil as the seeds themselves do not contain psychoactive molecules. Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a pleasant nutty flavor

Neem Oil:  (Azadirachta indica) is reported to remove toxins, purify blood and prevent damage caused by free radicals in the body. 
Imported from France and made from sterile seed, hemp seed oil is high is essential fatty acids.

 Jojoba Oil: Jojoba (Simmodsia chinensis [Latin]) is a perennial woody shrub grown primarily in the desert regions of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Native Americans have long used jojoba oil to help heal sores and wounds. Today, jojoba oil is still most commonly used for cosmetic purposes, particularly for the maintenance of healthy skin. 

Jojoba oil helps promote healing of the skin in many ways. It has antimicrobial properties, which means it actually discourages the growth of some bacterial and fungal microbes that attack the skin. In addition, the chemical composition of jojoba closely resembles that of the skin’s natural sebum, so it is easily absorbed and rarely causes allergic reactions, even in the most sensitive individuals.

Jojoba oil is actually composed of liquid wax esters rather than oil. The body’s natural sebum also contains wax esters, which act as a sort of natural moisturizer and environmental barrier for the skin. However, wax ester production steadily decreases with age, causing the skin to appear dull and emphasizing wrinkles; a reduced ester content in the skin can also lead to the development of conditions such as psoriasis, dandruff, and rosacea.

Jojoba oil can prevent the skin from becoming too oily. Because the structure of jojoba oil so closely resembles natural sebum, it can actually trick the skin into producing less natural sebum, which, unlike jojoba, can clog pores. Jojoba oil may help treat acne, both by reducing sebum production and by protecting the skin from harmful bacteria.

Jojoba oil contains many important nutrients, such as vitamin E, B complex vitamins, and the minerals silicon, chromium, copper, and zinc. It also contains a lot of iodine, which may be where jojoba gets its ability to fight against bacterial and fungal infection. In addition to acne, jojoba has traditionally been used to treat
canker sores, cold sores, athlete’s foot, and warts.

 Argan Oil: This legendary, lightweight oil, grown organically in Morocco, is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. An oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree, endemic to Morocco, that is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. The tree, a  relicit species from the Tertiary age, is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of southwestern Morrocco.
Evening Primrose oil (Oenothera biennis) Evening primrose oil is exceptionally high in fatty acids, and especially in gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which nutrition wise is important to the body, as it affects many of the enzyme functions in the body.
Peach Kernal Oil contains vitamin A, various of the B vitamins and vitamin E. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful natural antioxidants helping to combat the emergence of free radicals and other damaging elements in the skin making peach kernal oil particularly suited for nourishing the skin and moisturising eczema.
Cherry Kernal Oil: Sweet cherry kernel oil is a stable, emollient oil, high in oleic acid, vitamin A and natural tocopherols.
Virgin prune kernel oil is a recently developed vegetable oil pressed from the seeds, or stones, of the d'Agen prune plum.  The seeds were found to have an oil content of 35% by weight, consisting of 70% oleic acid and 20% linoleic acid. The oil has a flavor reminiscent of bitter almond, and has been aggressively marketed as a gourmet cooking oil. It is also used in the cosmetic industry for its emollient properties.
Fragrance Oils: Fragrance Oils normally are made up of a number of synthetic imitations of essential oils creating a fragrance that will smell like a flower, herb, plant or other fragrance.
Vegetable Glycerin: Vegetable Glycerine is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid with an incredibly sweet taste having the consistency of thick syrup.  It is a Humectant that attracts moisture.
Soy Bean Oil: Soybean oil is widely used oil and is commonly called ‘vegetable oil’ Soybean oil contains natural antioxidants which remain in the oil even after extraction.
Beeswax: Mine is all natural, unrefined, unbleached. As a matter of fact, I get my beeswax directly from the bee keeper.
Soy quat provides a substantive protien that stays on the hair.
Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey  - Honey has long been found to destroy bacteria. It is a natural anti oxidant that is high in vitamin C and promotes collagen formation in the skin. Provides excellent hair shine. It does not look or smell like honey you purchase at the grocery store.   
Hydrolyzed Silk - a non-animal protein source 
Jelly Wax:   Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax. The product is an alternative to petroleum based products provides excellent UV and oxidative stability, exceptional wetting properties, humectancy and film forming properties. 
Mango Butter: Natural emollient properties, high oxidative ability, wound healing, and regenerative activity due to its high unsaponiable. Mango Butter has been traditionally used in the rainforests and tropics for its skin softening, soothing, moisturizing and protective properties and to restore flexibility and reduce degeneration of skin cells. It has a protective effect against UV radiation. 
Xanthum Gum: Xanthan gum is used as a thickener in sauces, as an agent in ice cream that prevents ice crystals from forming, and as a fat substitute that adds the "mouth feel" of fat without the calories. It is used in canned pet food to add "cling".  In pastry fillings, it prevents "weeping" (syneresis) of the water in the filling, protecting the crispness of the crust.   It has a very high viscosity (thickness) even when very little is used. 
Guar Gum: Good emulsifier and stabilizer in food industry.
LYE:  Lye is created out of a chemical reaction between soda, known as sodium carbonate, and calcium  hydroxide, or lime. In raw form, it's made into solid flakes, chips, or grains.  Chemical suppliers provide lye to manufacturers to make a wide variety of products, such as fabric, paper, personal soap, laundry detergent, pool-cleaning supplies, metal polishers, and drain de-cloggers. NO LYE< NO SOAP!

To Make Soap: The process in which a fatty acid is neutralized with an alkali or base to form a soap. The chemical reaction process is called Saponification.

Essential Oils: An essential oil is a liquid that is generally distilled (most frequently by steam or water) from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant. Essential oils, contrary to the use of the word "oil" are not really oily-feeling at all. Most essential oils are clear, but some oils such as patchouli, orange and lemongrass are amber or yellow in color. Essential oils contain the true essence of the plant it was derived from. Essential oils are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way.
Preservatives: ( We use )
Optiphen plus, is a unique paraben-free and formaldehyde-free liquid preservative system Consisting of Phenoxyethanol (an aromatic ether alcohol), Sorbic Acid(a natural product that potentiates preservation) and Caprylyl Glycol (an emollient base)

Optiphen N
Germal Plus:  Liquid Germall Plus is a broad spectrum, water soluble preservative for oil-in-water and water-in-oil emulsions and water soluble formulations. It is highly effective against gram positive and gram negative bacteria, yeasts, molds and commonly found organisms.

Germaben II :  Germaben II is a convenient, ready-to-use broad spectrum anti-microbial preservative for personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, lotions, creams, body sprays and other formulations. It is highly effective against gram positive and gram negative bacteria, yeasts and molds and does not need any additional preservatives.

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