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  • Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice) - Aloe Vera Gel is made from Aloe Vera leaves. Aloe Vera is known for its healing properties for the skin and hair.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar (Acetic Acid) - Apple Cider is made by fermenting the juice of apples.  Apple Cider can be used as a preservative, cleansing or beauty method.  It is used in our tonics and astringents as an alternative to Isopropyl Alcohol because of its ability help maintain healthy skin and restore a healthy pH level.
  • Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) - Baking soda is a gentle, alkaline powder that neutralizes acids. It is used in our milk baths and body powder products to aid in soothing and softening the skin.  We also use baking soda in some our our lotions and creams along with Borax.
  • Beeswax - Beeswax is the wax secreted from the underside of bees which they use in making the walls of the honeycomb. It is used in our products to thicken our creams, lotions and butters.
  • Borax (sodium tetra borate) - Borax is a natural chemical substance found on alkaline lakeshores. It is used in our products as an emulsifier and natural preservative in our lotions and creams.
  • Citric Acid - (Vitamin C) - Citric Acid is used in our bath salts to add an effervescent effect.  It also acts a a mild preservative.
  • Cornstarch (Zea Mays (Corn) Starch - Cornstarch is a powdery starch made from corn.  It is used in our body powers, milk baths to add silkiness and to soothe the skin.
  • Glycerin USP (Vegetable) - Glycerin is a natural by-product of soap making. It is a humectant that draws moisture to itself. It is used in our lotions, creams, toners, and astringents to add additional moisturizing.
  • Honey Powder (Honey Fructose, Maltodextrin) - Honey Powder is natural honey has has been sprayed dry into a fine powder, then blended with fructose and Maltodextrin to keep it free flowing. It is used on our milk baths and bath salts.
  • Stearic Acid - Stearic Acid is naturally derived from soybeans. It is used in our products to help bind and thicken our creams.
  • Vodka (Alcohol) - Vodka is a natural alcohol made from potatoes. It is also a natural preservative.  It is used in a small percentage in some of our toners, astringents, and body sprays.  We prefer the natural "alcohol" over Isopropyl Alcohol.
  • Witch Hazel 86% (Witch Hazel Distillate, Alcohol)- Witch Hazel is extracted from the witch hazel shrub. It is used in our lotions, crèmes, cleansers, toners and astringents.

Natural Preservatives

Anti-Oxidants are preservatives that reduce the rate of oxidation in oils to extend the shelf life of fragile oils. We use the following products in our creams, lotions and butters.

  • Vitamin E T-50 Oil (Tocopherol)

  • Rosemary Oil Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis - A natural anti-oxidant extracted from the Rosemary Leaf.

Anti-Microbials are ingredients that help destroy bacteria (micro-organisms). We use the following product in all of our handmade skin care products that contain water in the ingredients to help extend the shelf life.

  • Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus Grandis and Glycerin)

 

 

 


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