About Our Ingredients

  • Coconut Oil

         Coconut oil is misunderstood a lot.  Many think that the suntan oil that smells like coconuts is coconut oil.  There may be some in it.  I hav...
  • Aloe Vera Gel

         The Egyptians regarded this plant as “The plant of immortality”.  I am not sure I would go quite that far, but it does have a long list of ben...
  • ALL NATURAL ESSENTIAL OILS VS. FRAGRANCE OILS - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

       As you have likely figured out by now, I only use essential oils in my products. Fragrance oils are widely used in the homemade soap world, and ...
  • WHY IS GLYCERIN GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN?

      Glycerin can be made from either vegetable oils or animal fat.   I use raw vegetable glycerin in my moisturizers and facial creams, but the soap ...
  • COLORANTS IN ALL NATURAL SOAP – GOOD OR BAD?

    Are you sure the products are truly all natural?  Do some research to be sure you are comfortable with what you are using.  Here is a bit of information on colorants.
  • WHY LYE?

         Lye is THE essential ingredient in soap making. Without it you do not get soap.  No matter what anyone says!  All soap bases including glycerin soap, is made with lye, and it is not that "scary".
  • Why Borax? Is it safe?

             From time to time people ask me why I use borax and is it safe. This is a legit question since not everything that is natural, is safe!   ...
  • THE WONDERS OF SHEA BUTTER

    Shea Butter!  For years I did not use Shea butter in my products.  Not because I did not choose to, but because I did not know about it or it’s be...
  • WHY I USE PALM OIL

    PALM OIL IS ONE OF THE MAIN INGREDIENTS IN MY SOAPS – SO WHY AND WHAT IS IT?  I AM GLAD YOU ASKED!  This oil comes mostly from the African Palm.  ...