Discover the Benefits of natural ingredients for soap.

The article discusses the benefits of various natural ingredients used in skincare products. Activated Charcoal is highly adsorptive and can remove impurities from the skin’s surface while having antibacterial properties that can help alleviate infections. Aloe Vera Juice Concentrate, Certified Organic is known for its soothing, emollient, antibacterial, and healing properties that can heal skin irritations, burns, wounds, promote new skin growth, moisturize, protect, and counter the effects of aging. Beeswax, Certified Organic, is used to give a waxy feel to cosmetics and possesses healing qualities. Black Willow Bark Extract is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, potent antimicrobial, and non-irritating, making it very gentle on the skin. Blue Agave, Certified Organic is a succulent native to Mexico that can provide powerful hydration while protecting against environmental stress and aging. Calcium Bentonite Clay cleanses, tightens, and tones the skin while also being helpful in treating acne, eczema, itching, and hives. Castor Oil, Certified Organic, is soothing, lubricating, rich in fatty acids, acts as a humectant, and gives a rich creamy lather to soaps. Chaparral, Chickweed, Cinnamon, Coconut Oil, and Cucumber are some of the other natural ingredients with significant benefits in skincare. The article also highlights the importance of using naturally derived cosmetic-grade earth pigments and essential oils in skincare products. Overall, natural ingredients are effective in improving the appearance and health of the skin without causing harm to the body.

Ingredient Botanical Name
Activated Charcoal
Aloe Vera Juice Concentrate, Aloe barbadensis
Certified Organic
Beeswax, Certified Organic Cera alba
Black Willow Bark Extract Salix nigra
Blue Agave, Certified Organic Agave tequiliana
Bluebonnet, Wildcrafted Lupinus texensis
Calcium Bentonite Clay
Castor Oil, Certified Organic Ricinus communis
Cedarwood Juniperus virginiana/
Juniperus mexicana
Chaparral Larrea tridentata
Chickweed, Wildcrafted & Stellaria media
Certified Organic
Cinnamon, Certified Organic Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Clay (Kaolin, Moroccan Red,
French Green, Rose)
Cocoa Butter Theobroma cacao
Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Cocus nucifera
Cucumber Cucumis sativus
Earth Pigments
Essential Oils
Honey, Raw Filtered
Horsemint, Wildcrafted Monarda punctata/
Monarda citriodora
Juniper, Wildcrafted Juniperus virginiana/
Juniperus mexicana

Aloe Vera Juice Concentrate, Certified Organic – Aloe barbadensis – native Texas succulent, often called “The Miracle Plant”, soothing, emollient, antibacterial, heals skin irritations, burns, and wounds, promotes new skin growth, moisturizes, protects, and counters the effects of aging; restores skin damaged by the sun’s UVB rays Beeswax, Certified Organic – Cera alba – unbleached and pure, cosmetic grade, used to give a waxy feel to cosmetics, also possesses healing qualities, only our balms contain beeswax, our soaps do not Black Willow Bark Extract – Salix nigra – analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, potent antimicrobial, contains salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid) which is the ingredient that aspirin was originally synthesized from, increases cell renewal by increasing turnover of the stratus corneum layer smoothing the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, non-irritating and very gentle, has exhibited activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Propionibacterium acnes, two of the skin flora implicated in the formation of acne Blue Agave, Certified Organic – Agave tequiliana – a succulent native to Mexico. best known for its role as the base ingredient of tequila; capable of drawing moisture close to the skin providing powerful hydration while protecting against environmental stress and aging Bluebonnet, Wildcrafted- Lupinus texensis – native Texas wildflower, the state flower of Texas, cleansing, useful for skin irritations, dandruff, and blemishes; we harvest our bluebonnets legally and in a sustainable manner Calcium Bentonite Clay – adsorbs and absorbs dirt, oil, and toxins from the surface of the skin, cleanses, tightens, and tones, lends a slippery feel to soaps and increases lather, great for purifying the skin, helpful in treating acne, eczema, itching, hives Castor Oil, Certified Organic – Ricinus communis – soothing, lubricating, rich in fatty acids, acts as a humectant to draw moisture to the skin and hair, gives a rich creamy lather to soaps Cedarwood – see Juniper Chaparral – Larrea tridentata – native Texas shrub, antimicrobial, antiseptic, deodorizing, disinfectant, used for itchy scalp, dandruff, skin irritations, rashes, wounds, and body odor Chickweed, Wildcrafted & Certified Organic – Stellaria media – naturalized Texas herb, high in vitamin C, antioxidants and minerals, emollient, demulcent, analgesic, soothing, healing, useful for skin irritations, itching, inflammations, rashes, sores, and painful small joints; we harvest some of the chickweed we use ourselves and we purchase an organic infused oil to supplement Cinnamon, Certified Organic – Cinnamomum zeylanicum – Has a stimulating, uplifting, warming, effect and is antiseptic and astringent. Clay (Kaolin, Moroccan Red, French Green, Rose) – cleanses and tones, absorbs dirt, oil, and toxins from the skin, increases lather, and lends natural colors to our soaps Cocoa Butter – Theobroma cacao – the fat of the cocoa bean, smells like chocolate, super emollient, for chapped skin and lips, dry skin, mature skin, stretch marks, skin irritations, and wrinkles Coconut Oil, Certified Organic – Cocus nucifera – emollient and healing, used in soaps to produce a big fluffy lather Cucumber – Cucumis sativus – cooling, soothing, and healing, useful for irritated skin, freckles, windburn, sunburn, wrinkles, and skin eruptions Earth Pigments (ultramarines & iron oxides) – We use only naturally derived cosmetic grade earth pigments which have been used safely for many years. These pigments are made from naturally occuring compounds like iron, sulfur, china clay (kaolin), and sodium carbonate. We never use harmful synthetic FD&C dyes or CI colors. Almost all artificial FD&C and CI colors approved for use by the FDA are made from coal tar oil, or are synthetically produced from petroleum products. Despite these derivatives having been shown to cause cancer when injected into the skin of mice, they are still widely used today. Essential Oils – fragrant natural botanical extracts that possess many healing properties on both the physical and emotional levels, used in the ancient art and science of aromatherapy Honey, Raw Filtered – provides emollience, healing, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, as well as vital nutrients for the skin Horsemint, Wildcrafted – Monarda punctata – native Texas wildflower, contains an aromatic antiseptic called thymol, strongly antibacterial, useful for wounds, acne, infections, as an insect repellant, and a fragrant hair tonic; Monarda citriodora – native Texas wildflower, contains citronellol, a lemony aromatic substance used in perfumes and insect repellants, we use both types of horsemint which are responsibly wildcrafted by ourselves, friends, and family Juniper, Wildcrafted (also known as Cedar) – Juniperus virginiana/Juniperus mexicana – native Texas trees, known by native Americans as “The Medicine Tree”, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, astringent, deodorizing, detoxifying, healing, useful for oily skin, acne, wounds, burns, cellulite, dandruff, psoriasis, sore muscles and joint pain, and as an insect repellant, the essential oil is calming, soothing and strengthening; all of our cedarwood products come from Texas and are responsibly wildcrafted from fallen trees Juniper Berry – Juniperus communis – astringent, deodorizing, antiseptic, detoxifies and clears congested skin making it excellent to help clear acne & cellulite Jojoba Oil, Certified Organic – Simmondsia chinensis – our organic golden jojoba oil is unrefined thereby retaining all of its healing properties, a natural mimic of the oil secreted by human skin used to protect against premature aging and wrinkling and to lubricate skin and hair, a pure liquid ester that will never go rancid, non-comedogenic (will not clog pores), a powerful antioxidant, antibacterial, a soothing and conditioning agent,and useful for the treatment of acne, also great for sensitive skin Mesquite, Wildcrafted – Prosopis spp. – native Texas tree, cleansing, antimicrobial, astringent, soothing; responsibly wildcrafted in Mexico by native peoples Neem Oil, Certified Organic – Azadirachta indica – tree native to India, used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine, commonly referred to as the “village pharmacy”, antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, insect repellant, kills parasites, helpful for treating acne, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, herpes, cold sores, ringworm, fungus, itching, diaper rash, skin cancer, wounds, and sunburn Oat Flour, Certified Organic – Avena sativa – native Texas grass, soothing, moisturizing, demulcent, softening, calming, good for rashes, itching, bites, and all skin irritations, oatmeal also serves as a gentle exfoliant and mild cleanser Olive Oil, Certified Organic, Extra Virgin – Olea europaea – used extensively in skincare for centuries, high in monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant and a superior moisturizer, used to nourish and protect the skin and to combat the effects of aging, draws moisture to the skin while allowing normal skin functions to take place, one of the very best oils for natural skin care; we use only cold pressed certified organic extra virgin olive oil (never the cheaper solvent extracted pomace oil): recent research has shown that olive oil possesses oleocanthal – a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-aging compound and pain killer Palm Oil, Certified Organic, Sustainable – adds longevity and hardness to the soap; ours is RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified which means it doesn’t deplete the rainforest Pink Himalayan Sea Salt – posesses the ability to re-mineralize the body with minerals and trace elements essential to soften skin as well as ease aches and pains Prickly Pear Cactus, Certified Organic & Wildcrafted – Opuntia spp. – a native Texas cactus, gelatinous pads are used as a healing poultice for acne, wounds, ulcers, bruises, bites, burns, arthritis, swelling, and pain; astringent, hydrophilic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, possesses similar properties to aloe vera, fruits are high in anti-aging antioxidants, bio-flavonoids, and vitamin C; we purchase certified organic and also use responsibly wildcrafted prickly pear that we gather from our own rural property Red Sandalwood, Wildcrafted – Pterocarpus santalinus – we use it for the gorgeous deep purplish rose color it lends to our soap and as an exfoliant, but it is also said to have analgesic properties Sea Salt – sodium chloride – contains 84 elements and minerals found naturally in the human body which are essential to good health, used as a treatment for psoriasis, eczema, acne, and general good health, relieves muscle tension, soothes and softens the skin; we use natural solar dried salt harvested from pristine waters Shea Butter, Certified Organic – Butyrospermum parkii – Extracted from the kernels of a wild African tree, shea butter is an excellent emollient with great healing properties. High in triglycerides and fatty acids, its soft buttery texture melts easily into the skin. Traditionally used by indigenous people for burns, wounds, sunburn, muscle aches and as a moisturizing beauty aid for hair and skin. Sodium Hydroxide – Commonly known as lye, this is what transforms our premium organic vegetable oils into pure natural soap. All bar soap is made with it. If you make the soap properly though, there is no active lye left in the final bar. Please don’t compare our lye soap with grandma’s old fashioned lye soap. Our exact scientific formulations and improved ingredients insure a milder product that’s much gentler to your skin than the soaps of yesteryear. Sunflower, Certified Organic, High Oleic – Helianthus annuus – native Texas wildflower, the herb was traditionally used to heal wounds, burns, bruises, and in the bath for arthritic pain; leaves a protective moisturizing barrier on the skin and is high in antioxidant vitamin E and essential fatty acids Vitamin E – tocopherols – a natural anti-oxidant that helps to slow the aging process by scavenging free radicals; heals, moisturizes, and protects; prevents scarring, and reduces UV exposure; we use only natural vitamin E, never the synthetic form Yarrow, Certified Organic – Achillea millefolium – naturalized Texas wildflower, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, healing, styptic, used for acne, wounds, dandruff, irritated skin, rashes, burns, scarring, cellulite; responsibly wildcrafted Witch Hazel – Hamamelis virginiana – native Texas tree, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, soothing, healing, helps prevent wrinkles, controls oil, tightens pores, and relieves itching Yucca Root, Wildcrafted – Yucca spp. – anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, laxative, alterative, pain killer. Contains natural saponins, the precursor to cortisone. A soap made from the crushed roots is said to be an effective treatment for dandruff and skin irritations. The root is also poulticed and applied to inflammations, wounds, bleeding cuts, sprains etc.