Ingredients

Natural Additives

Mineral Clay Natural Skin Care

 

We individualize our handmade soaps, shampoos and skin care products by including natural additives.

Natural additives lend their own special qualities by adding nature's own nutrients and
providing a unique look, color, texture and even aroma.

We know that skin care products are only as good as the ingredients used to create them. We purchase only certified organic fruits, vegetables, juices, flowers, and grains when available.

Some ingredients, like salts and clays, are not agricultural items and cannot be certified organic. But since we are a USDA certified organic company, we are required to submit documentation that even our salts and clays are naturally derived and organic compliant. 

All of our sugars are organic and vegan (bone-char free).


Organic Apples
Organic Apples

Apples are loaded with pectin, a soluble fiber that helps tighten pores, and fruit acids that help purify and promote cell renewal. Apples are also a skin toner and help fight acne.

Organic Raw Apple Juice
Organic Raw Apple Juice

Apple Juice helps with skin problems like dermatitis and psoriasis. A cup of apple juice added to your bath will cleanse and soften skin. It also works wonders as a conditioner for the scalp and hair.  It helps with dandruff and itchy scalp and makes hair shiny, silky and manageable.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) removes scaly build-up and residue from hair shafts and closes the cuticles. Since residue coats the hair causing it to look dull, removing residue gives your hair more natural shine. It also reduces tangles, helps relieve an itchy, dry scalp and dandruff and gives hair more body and luster.

Australian Black Clay
Australian Black Clay

Australian Black Clay clay soothes irritation and draws out impurities from the skin, helping clear blemishes. Black clay is often used in face and body masks to stimulate circulation, remove dead skin cells, absorb excess oil and improve skin tone.

Organic Avocados
Organic Avocados

Today avocado pulp is used to make moisturizing complexion masks. Avocados are high in beta-carotene, lecithin, fatty acids, potassium and protein, not usually found in fruit. They are high in vitamins A and D and contain more vitamin E than any other fruit. Avocado pulp is rich, nourishing, and moisturizing leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.

Baking Soda
Baking Soda

Baking Soda has been used for years to treat stomach ailments, eliminate odors, clean your home and create scrumptious food.  But baking soda is also great for skin and hair care. It can be used as a dry shampoo, a clarifying rinse to remove residue and chlorine from hair, natural deodorant, foot soak, bath soak and more.

Bamboo Charcoal
Bamboo Charcoal

Due to its exfoliating and detoxifying properties, bamboo charcoal is great for folks with acne, troubled skin, or oily/combination skin. It works to unclog skin and absorb excess skin and scalp oil. Charcoal adsorbs dirt and debris from pores leaving skin ultra-clean, soft and smooth. 

Organic Bananas
Organic Bananas

The sugar's fruit acids are natural exfoliants that help slough off dead skin and revitalize dull skin. Bananas, an excellent choice for smoothing and moisturizing dry skin, are often used in facial masks to help reduce wrinkles. They also contain anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that may help fight acne.

Beer
Beer

Beer has been used to help acne, eczema, and skin infections. In hair care, beer tightens the cuticle of the hair shaft and adds luster, body, and manageability. The proteins from the malt and hops coat the hair, build it up and help repair damage.

Bentonite Clay
Bentonite Clay

Bentonite has astringent properties which helps shrink enlarged pores due to the accumulation of oil and dirt. It provides gentle exfoliation which helps naturally cleanse and unclog pores and is useful for treating problem skin. When used in natural deodorants, nutrient-rich bentonite clay helps absorb sweat naturally.

Organic Cane Sugar
Organic Cane Sugar

Natural sugars contain Glycolic Acid, a type of alpha-hydoxy acid that helps help loosen the “glue” that holds the dead skin cells to the surface of the skin which allows the old, skin cells to be washed away. Cane sugar also provides gentle abrasion to help prevent acne, blackheads, whiteheads, breakouts and skin blemishes.

Organic Carrot Juice
Organic Carrot Juice

Carrots are rich in antioxidants which fight tissue damage caused by free radicals, help rejuvenate sun-exposed and mature skin and may help with wrinkles. The soothing properties of carrots have been used to treat dermatitis, eczema, and rashes. The fresh root, finely chopped, has been used as a beauty mask for the face.

Organic Carrots
Organic Carrots

Organic carrots steeped in sunflower oil create a beta-carotene rich oil that is great for skin and hair. Carrot root oil moisturizes and tones skin, nourishes tired-looking skin and can be helpful for dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and rashes.

Organic Chocolate (Fair Trade)
Organic Chocolate (Fair Trade)

Chocolate contains antioxidants, which inhibit the free radicals that otherwise break down normal cell reproduction. Many people use green tea-based cosmetic products, for their antioxidant qualities, but dark chocolate has four times as many antioxidants as green tea. It also contains well known cellulite fighter - natural Caffeine!

Organic Cocoa (Fair Trade)
Organic Cocoa (Fair Trade)

Cocoa powder, rich in antioxidants, helps give you smooth and healthy skin. Cocoa powder helps to renew skin cells, promote healthy skin tissues and promote healthy cell development. In hair care, cocoa powder helps moisturize, soften, smooth and promotes shinier hair.

Organic Coconut Milk
Organic Coconut Milk

Coconut milk, softening, soothing and moisturizing to the skin, adds creaminess to handcrafted soap. Rich in natural antiseptic fatty acids, coconut milk, gently removes impurities without drying sensitive skin.

Organic Coffee (Fair Trade)
Organic Coffee (Fair Trade)

Coffee is used in soaps to absorb odors from the skin. It also contains a well-known cellulite fighter - Caffeine! Coffee grounds provide pumice-like exfoliation, removing dead skin cells, and firming and toning skin. In hair care, brunettes have been pouring freshly brewed coffee on their hair for centuries to help transform flat brown tones into shiny, rich color and maybe even do away with some of those pesky gray strands.

Organic Coffee Beans
Organic Coffee Beans

Ground Coffee Beans provide pumice-like exfoliation, removing dead skin cells, and firming and toning skin. Coffee is also used to absorb odors from the skin and contains a well-known cellulite fighter - Caffeine!

Organic Cornstarch
Organic Cornstarch

Cornstarch gives skin a fresh, dry and sleek feeling. It adds the silkiness of silk fibers to soap, without using animal products. Cornstarch also helps to cut a bit of the oiliness and adds a velvet texture to natural body butters.

Organic Cucumber
Organic Cucumber

Cucumbers are a natural source of antioxidants, calcium, potassium, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin C, all of which are believed to be helpful in treating eczema. Cucumber, also known to soften, soothe and tone the skin, is great for facial care and is often used in moisturizing and anti-age creams.

Organic Dark Brown Sugar
Organic Dark Brown Sugar

Brown sugar naturally exfoliates and removes dead cells which promotes healthy skin cleansing, increased circulation and helps buff lackluster skin to a healthy, polished glow. Brown sugar helps clean pores, removes impurities and also has anti-bacterial properties that can help prevent acne and pimples. 

 

Dead Sea Mud
Dead Sea Mud

Dead Sea Mud, packed with organic nutrients, proteins, minerals and natural enzymes, stimulates circulation, rejuvenates skin, and leaves the skin glowing and youthful looking. It deep cleans to remove impurities. The fine, natural grain of the mud softly yet effectively sloughs off dead skin cells and leaves the skin looking fresh and radiant. 

Dead Sea Salt
Dead Sea Salt

Dead Sea Salt is so rich in minerals that it has been renowned for its therapeutic effects since ancient times. Skin absorbs the minerals lost due to sun, age and pollution, looking healthier and younger! Research has demonstrated that regular soaking in Dead Sea salt baths provides relief from skin ailments such as psoriasis and acne

Epsom Salt
Epsom Salt

An Epsom salt bath is known to ease pain and relieve inflammation, making it beneficial in the treatment of sore muscles, fibromyalgia, and irritated skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Some other health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, soothing back pain and aching limbs, soothing tired and sore feet, healing cuts, treating cold and congestion and providing itch relief from sunburn and poison ivy.

Organic Eggs
Organic Eggs

In hair care, eggs are an egg-cellent natural conditioner. They strengthen hair and leave it shiny and manageable. Eggs help moisturize hair because they contain lecithin, an important component of cell membranes.

Organic Figs
Organic Figs

Figs, one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber, are also rich in copper, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin K. Extract from figs has moisturizing properties, is an excellent skin hydrator, a natural humectant and helps tighten skin. Rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene, figs also have natural enzymatic exfoliation action.

French Green Clay
French Green Clay

It has great absorbent powers and literally "drinks" oils, toxins and impurities from your skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin bringing fresh blood to damaged skin cells, revitalizing the complexion while tightening pores. This clay is great for oily skin and helps to clear problem skin.

Goat Milk
Goat Milk

Goat Milk is one of nature's finest moisturizers and skin softeners due to its high butterfat content. In hair care, goat milk replenishes the moisture in every strand by penetrating the hair shaft. It nourishes the scalp, adding life, luster, and body to hair.

Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan Pink Salt

These salts, known for their healing properties, are an effective treatment for dry skin, psoriasis, and acne. Himalayan salt can also soothe insect bites, heal blisters, and even help with arthritis. Himalayan salt baths cleanse and detoxify the skin, leaving it smoother, softer, and healthier.

Organic Honey
Organic Honey

Numerous studies have proven its effectiveness in fighting infection, promoting new skin growth and even lessening scarring. Honey hydrates, moisturizes, soothes and softens leaving skin soft and supple. In hair care, honey revitalizes hair and acts as a natural sealant, holding moisture and shine in the hair.

Kaolin Clay
Kaolin Clay

Kaolin is one of the mildest and purest of all clays. It can be used on even the most sensitive skin. The very fine, naturally absorbent texture gently cleans, exfoliates and eliminates clogged pores. In hair care, gentle and rich in silica, kaolin clay helps clean scalp without drying. It calms inflammation and helps moisturize dry, brittle hair.

Kaolin Clay, French Pink
Kaolin Clay, French Pink

Extremely beneficial for dry and sensitive skin, it gently cleans, exfoliates, and eliminates clogged pores, while improving circulation. Pink clay is soothing, cleansing, hydrating and detoxifying and gives soap a smooth creamy lather and a lovely rose color.

Organic Lemon Peel
Organic Lemon Peel

Lemon peel contains Vitamin C, a host of antioxidants and is an excellent source of calcium, potassium and Vitamin A.

Lemon peel provides a mild cleansing action and gentle exfoliation that is great for oily skin and reducing pimples in acne prone skin. Lemon peel acts as an astringent for the skin and hair.

Loofah
Loofah

Loofah, one of the best exfoliants, is a sponge made from the fibrous skeleton of the fruit. These all natural vegetable sponges gently exfoliate your skin, removing dead cells to reveal healthy new ones and improve circulation. Exfoliation, the best renewal process for your skin, helps shed the top layer of dead, dry flakes and unclogs pores while improving the look and feel of your skin.

Mediterranean Sea Salt
Mediterranean Sea Salt

Mediterranean Sea Salt helps to deeply cleanse pores, balance oil production and decrease bacteria that can cause breakouts and acne. Since sea salt can absorb the toxins from the skin, it is a natural cleanser and detoxifier. It also helps increase circulation, has antiseptic properties and soothes and softens irritated skin.

Organic Menthol Crystals
Organic Menthol Crystals

Menthol crystals stimulate cold receptors in the skin and are excellent for use in products made to provide cooling and soothing relief for muscular aches and pains. Their strong minty aroma also helps with upper respiratory and nasal congestion.

Noirmoutier Grey Sea Salt
Noirmoutier Grey Sea Salt

These pure salt crystals, loaded with health-enhancing minerals, help exfoliate dead skin, remove toxins from the skin, clean pores, strengthen skin tissue and stimulate circulation to keep skin looking younger.

Organic Oat Flour
Organic Oat Flour

Oat flour is finely ground oatmeal. Oatmeal is a soothing, anti-inflammatory grain that helps calm dry, inflamed and sensitive skin and helps with the painful itching associated with eczema and minor skin irritations. Finely ground oatmeal binds moisturizing emollients to your skin which helps dry skin.

Organic Oatmeal
Organic Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a soothing, anti-inflammatory grain that helps calm dry, inflamed and sensitive skin and helps with the painful itching associated with eczema and minor skin irritations. Finely ground oatmeal binds moisturizing emollients to your skin which helps dry skin.

Organic Plums
Organic Plums

Plums are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help promote healthy and radiant looking skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of plums stimulate circulation to help ease acne and blemishes and reduce winkles.

Organic Pomegranate
Organic Pomegranate

It is a rich, nutritious fruit and fruit juice. Pomegranate juice contains a higher level of antioxidants than any other fruit juice. Antioxidants help fight free radicals. 

Organic Prune (Plum) Juice
Organic Prune (Plum) Juice

Prunes are dried plums. The juice is packed with nutrients and antioxidants that promote healthy skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of plums help stimulate circulation to help ease acne and blemishes. 

Pumice
Pumice

Pumice, a porous rock that forms during volcanic eruptions, can be ground into a mildly abrasive powder and used in soaps and scrubs as a natural exfoliant.

Organic Pumpkin
Organic Pumpkin

Natural enzymes found in pumpkin help exfoliate dead skin and leave skin softer and brighter. Pumpkin also adds a lovely natural orange color, sweet aroma, and creamy texture to soap.

Organic Rice Flour
Organic Rice Flour

Rice flour has been used as a natural beauty treatment for centuries to relieve inflammation associated with skin diseases and for cleansing and softening skin. Its oil-absorbing properties make it an excellent choice for balancing skin oils. This very fine and silky flour makes an excellent base for natural body and hair powders. 

Rhassoul Clay
Rhassoul Clay

Due to its ability to absorb oil and impurities, rhassoul clay leaves the hair and skin unbelievably clean, smooth, moisturized and feeling fresh. It removes dead skin, surface oil, and oil from inside and around clogged pores.

In hair care, it stimulates the scalp, helps restore softness and luster to dull hair and nourishes because of the higher ratio of silica, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and other trace minerals.

Organic Rosemary Oil Extract (ROE)
Organic Rosemary Oil Extract (ROE)

Often called nature's best antioxidant, it contains natural antioxidant compounds, that are very beneficial in both skin care and hair care. ROE has also demonstrated anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial characteristics.

Organic Tapioca Flour
Organic Tapioca Flour

In herbal medicine, the roots are made into a poultice and applied to the skin as a treatment for skin irritations. It is a highly absorbent powder, imparts a silky texture to body creams and helps decrease the oily feeling of natural oils and butters. Its very fine, velvety soft texture and absorbent properties make it a great base for body powders and dry shampoos.  

Organic Tomato Juice
Organic Tomato Juice

I like using tomato products in soap. Besides providing a lovely natural red color, tomato products are naturally high in the antioxidant lycopene and help refine enlarged pores and provide soothing relief for troubled complexions.

Tomato juice is the thinnest of the tomato products. We use it in place of water in our soap recipes. 

Organic Tomato Paste
Organic Tomato Paste

I like using tomato products in soap. Besides providing a lovely natural red color, tomato products are naturally high in the antioxidant lycopene and help refine enlarged pores and provide soothing relief for troubled complexions.

Thick tomato paste is made from tomatoes that have been cooked for a few hours, strained and reduced to a rich, sweet paste containing not less than 24% tomato solids.

Organic Tomato Puree
Organic Tomato Puree

I like using tomato products in soap. Besides providing a lovely natural red color, tomato products are naturally high in the antioxidant lycopene and help refine enlarged pores and provide soothing relief for troubled complexions.

Tomato purée is made from tomatoes that have been cooked briefly and strained to produce a thick, liquid. It is thinner than tomato paste and thicker than sauce. 

Organic Turbinado Sugar
Organic Turbinado Sugar

Turbinado sugar is an excellent addition to body scrubs. The crystals, coarser than those of refined sugar, help exfoliate dead skin cells without the damage that can result from heavy salts or pulverized nut shells or fruit pits, which can have sharp edges. The raw Turbinado sugar also adds the vitamins and minerals present in natural sugar cane juice, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron.

Organic Vanilla Beans
Organic Vanilla Beans

It is a great additive to skin care products. The major constituent of vanilla beans, vanillin, is a powerful antioxidant that helps the skin repair cell damage. Its anti-inflammatory properties help ease muscle strain and tension. Vanilla bean infused oils can be used for relaxing massages, calming baths or as a deliciously moisturizing body oil.

Organic Yogurt
Organic Yogurt

Yogurt moisturizes as it soothes, softens and rejuvenates the skin. Milk and yogurt contain lactic acid, a natural alpha hydroxy acid that helps remove dead skin cells and hydrate and sooth the complexion--leaving skin refreshed and clear. Yogurt is very rich and nourishing and is helpful for all skin types, even sensitive and delicate.



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