Olive oil – high in oleic, linoleic and palmitic acids. It is highly moisturizing and naturally anti-bacterial. Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants such as vitamins A and E, and contains chlorophyll.
Coconut oil – contains lauric acid which is naturally anti-viral. In addition, it gives soap a creamy fast-foaming lather and is beneficial for dry skin by reducing protein loss.
Tallow – is high in oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids. This gives a creamy lather and good conditioning properties. It also results in a harder bar, facilitating longer use. Glycerin from tallow is chemically closer to the naturally-occurring oils on your own skin, and thus can be less drying than soap made from 100% plant-based oils. We render our own tallow from beef fat obtained at local butchers. In addition to preventing a useful substance from otherwise being wasted, we are able to produce the purest, cleanest tallow possible.
Virginia Cedarwood Essential Oil – has astringent, antiseptic, & antiseborrhoeic properties, and can be helpful for oily skin, acne, eczema, and soreness in muscles & joints. It also naturally repels insects.
Spearmint Essential Oil – relaxes nerves and calms muscle spasms, can relieve headaches, and is a potent anti-microbial and decongestant.
Our scented soaps are made with organic steam-distilled essential oils only: no artificial fragrances.