pH modifiers and Antioxidants

Caustic Soda

Caustic Soda

This is one of the key Ingredients in cold process soapmaking. Caustic Soda (or Lye) is added to water and then (very carefully!) mixed with our blend of pomace olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic cocoa butter and organic shea butter. It is the caustic soda which causes the chemical reaction of saponification, turning those oils and butters into soap (and glycerine). So, you will not see caustic soda listed as an ingredient on our bars of soap, but you will see sodium olivate, sodium cocoate, sodium cocoa butterate, sodium shea butterate and glycerine.

INCI: sodium hydroxide
Origin: China  /  E.U.

Used in the making of Soap

Decyl Glucoside

Lactic Acid

We source a non-dairy lactic acid. It is important than skincare and haircare products have a pH that is aligned to the pH of our skin and hair. We use Lactic Acid to regulate the pH of our shampoo bars.

INCI: lactic acid

Found in: Shampoo Bars

Sprig of Rosemary

Rosemary Antioxidant

The oils and butters used in our products are prone to degrade over time due to oxidation. We use this pure and natural Botanical CO2 Extract to act as an extremely effective antioxidant to extend their active life.

INCI: helianthus annuus seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract

Found in: Shampoo Bars