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INGREDIENTS

 

INGREDIENT ORIGIN FAMILY AKA NATIVE TO KNOWN QUALITIES
activated charcoal burned bamboo, wood, peat various activated carbon, activated coal various low-volume pores to increase surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions
alkanet root powder Alkanna tinctoria Boraginaceae Dyer's Bugloss Mediterranean region roots are used for red dye
almond oil seed oil of Prunus dulcus Rosaceae N/A Middle East and South Asia high levels of vit. E and monounsaturated fatty acids
aloe vera juice, organic Aloe vera Xanthorrhoeaceae, family of flowering plants under order Asparagales true aloe Africa, Arabian peninsula, Madagascar, etc. succulent plant stores water in leaves, chemical aloin is known laxative
annatto seed, organic Bixa orellana Bixaceae, the achiote family achiote Brazil carotenoid pigments, slight peppery, nutmeg flavor
apricot oil seed oil of Prunus armeniaca Rosaceae, the rose family Armenian plum Asian continent, unknown high levels of oleic acid, emollient properties, vit. A, C, E
avocado oil fruit oil of Persea americana Lauraceae, the laurel family alligator pear Mexico, Central America chlorophyll, carotenoids, oil from flesh, monounsaturated fatty acids, lecithin, squalene, vit. A, B1, B2, B5
beet root powder, organic taproot of Beta vulgaris Amaranthaceae, the amaranth family table beet Europe folate, manganese, potassium, copper, etc
bentonite clay composite of aged volcanic ash N/A Montmorillonite various; largest mine in Wyoming swells with water, absorbtion, purification
calendula petals Calendula officinalis Asteraceae, the sunflower family pot marigold SW Asia, W. Europe, Mediterranean anti-inflammatory properties, flowers edible
canola oil, organic cultivar of Brassica napus L. Brassicaceae, the mustard family LEAR (low-erucic-acid-rapeseed) bred in Canada from the rapeseed plant bred for reduced pungent flavor, which resulted in low erucic acid content
castor oil seed oil of Ricinus communis Euphorbiaceae, the spurge famliy the castor oil plant Mediterranean, E. Africa, India 90% ricinoleic acid (unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid) - analgesic properties; blue-green algae control
citric acid naturally occurring in various life forms N/A N/A citrus fruits natural organic acid, natural preservative
cocoa butter, organic Theobroma cacao Malvaceae, the mallow family Theobroma oil Mesoamerica high levels of saturated fatty acids, natural antioxidants, emollient properties
coconut oil, organic flesh (copra) of Cocos nucifera Arecaceae, the palm famliy N/A unknown, oldest record is 5th century A.D. in India coconut water used in WWII & Vietnam when IV fluid was short.
echinacea genus Echinacea Asteraceae, the sunflower family purple coneflowers E. and C. North America (indigenous) Native American tribes used it to treat common colds but there is no conclusive evidence to support this idea.
essential oils plants various N/A various concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants
fragrance oils safe synthetic fragrance N/A aroma oils, aromatic oils, essential oil blends N/A synthetic aroma compounds or essential oils diluted with a carrier like propylene glycol, carrier oils, or mineral oils
ginger powder, organic Zingiber officinale Zingiberaceae, the ginger family ginger root S. China 1 - 3 volatile oils incl. gingerol, analgesic effects
glitter plastic N/A N/A dinosaurs plastic coated in coloring, aluminum, oxides, bismuth oxychloride
hemp oil Cannabis sativa Cannabaceae, small family of flowering plants hempseed oil C. Asia, Indian subcontinent high growing, low THC content variety of cannabis
hemp seeds Cannabis sativa Cannabaceae, small family of flowering plants N/A C. Asia, Indian subcontinent high growing, low THC content variety of cannabis
jojoba oil Simmondsia chinensis Simmondsiaceae, the jojoba family goat nut, wild hazel, coffeeberry SE North America liquid ester wax
kaolin clay kaolinite N/A China clay C. Georgia, Kaolin Capital of the World low shrink-swell capacity, low cation exchange
lavender buds genus Lavandula, various species Lamiaceae, the mint family English Lavender, French Lavender all across Europe and Asia known to have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties
mango butter Mangifera indica Anacardiaceae, the cashew family mango seed butter SE Asia high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids, solid at room temp, melts on skin
olive oil, organic Olea europaea Oleaceae, the family of flowering plants under order Lamiales N/A Mediterranean basin 70% oleic acid
oxides naturally occuring pigments N/A N/A naturally occurring in earth's crust an oxide is a chemical compound with at least one oxygen atom and one other element
poppy seeds, organic Papaver somniferum Papaveraceae, the poppy family opium poppy Mediterranean region seeds are rich in calcium, carbohydrates, protein, oil
rhassoul clay mineral deposits natural mineral clay ghassoul Morocco Silica, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, lithium
rice bran oil Oryza sativa Poaceae, the true grasses Family N/A Southern China high smoking point; presence of oryzanol (rare antioxidant), and squalene
salt sodium chloride mineral halite various necessary mineral, natural preservative
shea butter, organic fat of the nut of Vitellaria paradoxa Sapotaceae, a family of flowering plants Vitellaria Africa majority stearic acid, oleic acid; absorbs rapidly into skin
skin safe micas Mica (silicate minerals) N/A N/A various; largest deposit in India N/A
sodium hydroxide (lye) ashes inorganic metallic base and alkali salt lye N/A caustic alkaline substance, reacts with fatty acids, resulting in the salt of fatty acids, AKA soap
sodium lactate fermentation of beets or corn, neutralization N/A sodium salt of lactic acid plants in soap, makes for a harder bar
spinach powder, organic Spinacea oleracea Amaranthaceae, the amaranth family N/A ancient Persia (Iran) manganese, vit. A, K, C, Iron
sugar, raw organic genus Saccharum Poaceae, the true grasses family short chain carbohydrates S. Asia, Melanesia important to many life forms
sunflower oil seed of Helianthus annus Asteraceae, the sunflower famliy N/A N. America, S. America monounsaturated/polyunsaturated mixture of oleic and linoleic acids, vit. E & squalene
ultramarines safe synthetic pigment N/A N/A naturally occurring in earth's crust originally ground precious stones; synthetic versions exist
vanilla color stabilizer synthetic fragrance N/A N/A N/A odorless liquid meant to bind with vanilla or vanillin content in fragrance oil and prevent it from turning soap brown
vegetable glycerine natural the glycerol backbone is central to all triglyceride compounds glycerol glycerol is the simple sugar alcohol group that is central to all triglycerides colorless, odorless, sweet-tasting, natural bi-product of saponification process; a humectant
water we use purified water N/A N/A Earth, Mars polar covalent molecule of two hydrogen and one oxygen atom