What you put on your skin matters, so what we put in our soap does, too. You won’t find petroleum products or inexpensive, ‘filler’ vegetable oils in these soaps.

We have chosen our oils, herbs, pigments, soap making temperatures, stirring style and packaging with quality in mind. We continue to actively study the products we use, and we're committed to meeting the highest standard in our production practices.

In our Original Botanical Soaps, we add no synthetic colors or fragrances. We do use carefully selected, skin-safe, FD&C approved pigments and fragrance oils in our Dragonfly line.

Ingredient Purpose
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil Skin conditioning, emollient.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil Produces terrific lather with lots of bubbles.
Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil Makes a hard bar of soap. Holds the bar together well in water.
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oils & Waxes We have discontinued using any soya in our soap; we found it decreased the life of the bar. But we love it in our soy wax candles!
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Superior emollient.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil Lathers delightfully, and contributes to a creamy emolliency. We have increased the unrefined shea, and decreased or eliminated the castor in many of our soaps over the past year. We are thrilled with an improvement in lather (which surprised us) and a generally longer-lasting bar.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit Superior emmollient. We're now using an unrefined shea - a little more expensive, but absolutely lovely in the soap. It lathers well and helps keep our bars nice and solid right down to the sliver stage.
Calendula Extract Superior emmollient, healing qualities, scent.
Chamomile Extract Superior emmollient, healing qualities, scent.
Essential Oils Fragrance. There is tremendous debate about whether any aromatherapeutic or skin-care effects from essential oils remain after soap making. Those who make such claims often have no studies to back them; therefore, we choose not to make therapeutic claims. You decide for yourself -- let me know what you think. :)
Fragrance Oils Fragrance.
Oatmeal Texture, skin-soothing.
Lemon Peel Texture, Scent, Zing!
Lavender buds Texture, visual appeal, and to help fix the essential oil.
Calendula Petals Texture, skin-soothing in soap. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, fungicidal in balms, salves, and lotions.
Poppy Seeds Texture.
Annatto, Alkanet Root, Turmeric Color.
Other Herbal Teas and Macerations (e.g. ginger root, plantain, nettle, etc.) Contribute various qualities to the scent and texture of the soap, and to the creaminess of the dense lather.