Some of our ingredients derive from natural ingredients meaning that they are taken from an originally natural source and processed into an ingredient that helps to create the products we make like emulsifiers, humectants, preservatives etc.


Derived from the seaweed, emulsifier, thickening agent, stabilizer

Caprylyl Glycol

Coconut derived humectants, emollient, preservative, increases the antimicrobial activity of certain preservatives

Disodium Cocoglucoside Sulfosuccinate

Glucose (sugar) derived surfactant


Thickening agent, stabilizer

Guar Gum

Extracted from the guar bean, emulsifier, thickening agent, stabilizer


Ingredients that help reduce moisture loss from the skin


Derived from rose ether, prevents microbial contamination

Polysorbate 20

From coconut oil, used as a stabilizer, extremely mild emulsifier, helps hold water soluble and water insoluble ingredients together


Ingredients used to prevent the contamination of yeast and mold

Sorbic Acid

From the mountain ash berry, natural preservative, protects products from mold and fungus

Sodium Bicarbonate

Baking soda neutralizes acid, making products less irritating, balances pH

Sodium Coco Sulfate

Natural derived surfactant made from 100% coconut oil

Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate and Lauryl Glycoside

A natural, gentle, surfactant made from a reaction between coconut/palm oil and starch/sugar

Stearic Acid

Fatty acid naturally occurring in cocoa butter, emulsifying agent used to thicken and stabilize products, with emollient, skin softening properties


One example of a surfactant is soap.  We use plant based surfactants in our body wash and hair care which are used to break the surface tension of water so that it can penetrate more fully. The foaming action of a soap surfactant helps water get under dirt and grease on surfaces like dishes, hands, and fabrics, allowing the water to carry the dirt away.

Vegetable Emulsifying Wax

Coconut derived emulsifier, stabilizer and thickener

Vegetable Glycerin

From vegetable oil, humectants, long used as a skin beautifier, pulls water from the air and binds it to the skin, a by-product of the soap making process, emollient

Xanthan Gum

Derived from corn sugar, firming, thickener, emulsifier, and stabilizer.

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