We are committed to only using sustainable and safe ingredients that are responsibly sourced from reputable suppliers. Our handmade soaps, and other handmade products, contain absolutely no genetically modified oils (GMO).
You can buy with confidence, you are not supporting the engineered food industry. Soap makers that use conventional soybean oil and/or corn oil are not only using inferior oils, but are also supporting an industry that genetically modifies products and may be putting small farmers out of business.
We add no parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (or similar), unnatural preservatives, or petroleum products to our soaps. All soaps are vegan except our goat milk based soap, Morning Brew.
What does it mean to be GMO free?
GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. They are commonly plants that have been genetically modified to have certain traits such as drought or chemical resistance. We do not use any GMO ingredients in any of our products.
Our stance on the Palm Oil controversy
Over the past few years, the rise in bio-diesel and the need for edible non-hydrogenated oils has created a huge demand for palm oil. Palm oil is only harvested significantly in tropical rain forest regions and the potential for deforestation is the root of the problem. We use an organic palm oil which is a renewable and sustainable resource. Our organic palm oil is not as likely to contribute to the industry which ultimately demands more deforestation and our organic palm oil is farmed organically thus not polluting the land.
Our Oils: Why do we use them, and what are the benefits?
A traditional emollient used in soap because it is mild and gives a moisturized feel to the soap. Can get a bit sticky sometimes. Olive oil is imported generally from Spain and the European region.
Very similar to olive with a lighter/cleaner feel to it. Can have a tendency to get sticky but the skin feels oh so nice when sunflower is used. We would use sunflower more, but too much can make the soap soft.
Makes a creamier bar with a more moisturized feel. Too much shea butter can make the soap sticky and reduce lather. With sensitive skin, reduced lather can be a good thing, so shea butter can be a real assistant, but in the end this has to be in balance with the rest of the soap.
We exclusively use organic, sustainable for the reasons of deforestation in tropical regions. Palm and similar, are necessary to make a harder, stable bar of soap that is appealing to the majority of consumers.
One word... Lather. Coconut adds to hardness and creates "big bubbles" in soap. A little goes a long way, too much can be "too effective”.