Posted on

New Artisan Small Batch Soaps

Here is a preview of one of the new products I will be debuting at the Eagle Holiday Market on November 19th.

I call this one is “Holy Cross”. It was inspired by the local landmark as well as the Season. Featuring real Frankincense, Myrrh Gum, and GOLDen Honey, with added natural scents of orange, cinnamon, and clove.

I intend for this to be one of my “Signature Soaps”, meaning that it will available year-round and sold in wholesale lots to as many local stores as I can get to carry it. I am not sure yet about the final weight of the bars, since they are still curing, so this label is subject to change, but here is the prototype I designed. I turned one of my photos into digital art for each of my Signature soaps, and I think they turned out quite well. I will unveil “Gore Range” and “Piney Lake” another day.holy-cross-1

Look for more sneak peeks at my Holiday lineup, coming soon!

 

Posted on

Pure Dew Body Butter

Can I hear a “No More Alligator Feet!” chant? LOL. Your best defense, my “Pure Dew” is Naturally Scented and contains no preservatives. Great on elbows or anywhere you need intense moisturizing.

INGREDIENTS:  Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Beeswax, Castor Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil

Posted on

My Ingredient List

NOT COMPLETE – this page will always be “a work in progress since I am constantly testing and trying new things. I do try to ensure that any ingredients being used in retail products make the list. Remember that you can click on words with dotted underlining to view more information about that term.

Current labeling laws in the USA allow for the use of either common or “INCI” names. I use common names for most ingredients but I list essential oils by their formal Latin names (unless it is space consideration), and I source ALL my ingredients extremely carefully, with quality in mind first and foremost.

COMMON NAME   _____________  –                    INCI NAME

Aloe Vera Gel/Juice –  ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

Almond Oil  – PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL

Apple Cider Vinegar  – ACETIC ACID (APPLE CIDER VINEGAR)

Argan Oil – ARGANIA SPINSOSA (ARGAN) OIL

Arrowroot Powder  –  MARANTA ARUNDINACEA (ARROW) ROOT

Baking Soda  –  SODIUM BICARBONATE

Beeswax   –  CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

Beet Root Powder    –  BETA VULGRIS (BEET) ROOT POWDER

Behentrimonium Methosulfate – BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE

Bentonite/ Redmond Clay  – BENTONITE

Buttermilk Powder   –   BUTTERMILK POWDER

Butylene Glycol – BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Calcium Carbonate   –  CALCIUM CARBONATE

Calendula (Marigold) Flowers – CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER

Candelilla Wax  –  EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX

Chamomile Flowers  –  ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER

Castor Oil     –    RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL

Cetearyl Alcohol CETEARYL ALCOHOL

Cetyl Alcohol – CETYL ALCOHOL

Citric Acid – CITRIC ACID

Coca Betaine  –  COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE

Cocoa Butter   – THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER

Coconut Oil – COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL

Coenzyme Q10 – C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE (and) TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (and) UBIQUINONE

Cornstarch   –  ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH

Epsom Salts  – MAGNESIUM SULFATE

Emulsifying Wax  – CETEARYL ALCOHOL (and) POLYSORBATE 60

Epsom Salts   – MAGNESIUM SULFATE

Eucalyptus Oil  –  EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL

Evening Primrose Oil –  OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL

Fractionated  Coconut Oil  – CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Fragrance, Artificial – FRAGRANCE

Frankincense Essential Oil (s)  – BOTSWELLIA CARTERII (INDIAN FRANKINCENSE) OIL. BOTSWELLIA SERATTA  (SOMALIAN FRANKINCENSE) OIL

Geranium Oil  –  PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) OIL

Geranium Water  (Hydrosol) – PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS LEAF (GERANIUM) WATER 

Glycerin –  GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE-BASED)

Grapefruit Peel Oil – CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL

Grapeseed Oil  – VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL

Green Tea  –  CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF

Guar Gum    – CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM

Hemp Seed Oil   – CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP)  SEED OIL

Honeyquat – HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEY (HONEYQUAT)

Hydrolyzed Oats – HYDROLYZED OATS

Hydroxyethylcellulose – HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE

Jasmine Oil    –  JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) OIL

Jojoba Oil   –  SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL (pronounced Ho-Ho’-Ba)

Kaolin Clay/White China Clay   – KAOLIN

Lanolin   – LANOLIN

Lavender Flowers – LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWERS

Lavender Oil  –  LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL

Lemon Peel Oil – CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL

Lemongrass Oil – CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) OIL

Liquid Soap Base  –  I currently use an Organic liquid soap base in my shampoo, but am working on my own liquid soap formula, with the intent of replacing the premade base once I can satisfactorily match this one. INGREDIENTS: WATER, POTASSIUM OLEATE (saponified olive oil) POTASSIUM COCOATE (saponified coconut oil)  GLYCERIN,  POTASSIUM CITRATE (saponified citric acid) POTASSIUM PALM KERNELATE (saponified palm oil) PALM KERNAL ACID. 

Loofah Sponge  – LUFFA CYLINDRICA (LOOFAH) FRUIT

Mango Butter  – MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER

Meadowfoam Seed Oil   –  LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

Neroli Oil –  CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER OIL

Neroli Flower Water/Hydrosol –  CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER WATER

Oatmeal   –  AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL

Oatmeal Powder/Oat Flour  –  AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR

Olive Leaf Extract – PROPANEDIOL (and) WATER (and) OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT

Olive Oil  –  OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Orange/Sweet Orange Oil –  CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL

Palmarosa Oil  –  CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMA ROSA) OIL

Peppermint Leaf Oil    –  MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL

Pine Oil/Scotch Pine Oil  –   PINUS SYLVESTRIS (PINE) LEAF OIL

Propanediol – PROPANEDIOL

Red Iron Oxide Pigment   –  IRON OXIDE (NATURAL PIGMENT)

Rhassoul Clay – CLAY

Red Raspberry Seed Oil   –  RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL

Rice Bran Oil    –  ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL

Rose Absolute 5%  –   ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL

Rose Water (Hydrosol)  –  ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER

Rosehip Oil   –  ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) FRUIT OIL

Rosehip Powder   – ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED POWDER

Rosemary  –  ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF

Rosemary Oil – ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL

Rosemary Powder   –  ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY)

Sandalwood Oil – SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL

Sea Salt – All Types – must be listed on products labels as simply  SEA SALT.  I use all of the following in various products: Coarse Dead Sea Salt, Fine Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Medium White Sea Salt                   

Shea Butter  –  BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)

Sodium Carbomer  –  SODIUM CARBOMER

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate – SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE

Spearmint Leaf Oil   –   MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL

Squalane  –   SQUALANE

Stearic Acid     –    STEARIC ACID

Sugar     –  SUCROSE  (ORGANIC FAIR TRADE CANE SUGAR)

Sunflower Oil   – HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Tapioca Starch – MANIHOT ESCULENTA (TAPIOCA) ROOT STARCH

Tea Tree Oil   –  MELAEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL

Titanium Dioxide  –  TITANIUM DIOXIDE

Vanilla Oil   – VANILLA PLANIFOLIA BEAN EXTRACT

Vitamin E, Natural  –  TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

Wintergreen Leaf Oil    –   GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF OIL

Witch Hazel Distillate  – HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) (and) WATER (and) ALCOHOL

Xanthan Gum   –   XANTHOMONAS CAMPESTRIS (XANTHAN) GUM

Ylang Ylang Oil  –  CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER (YLANG YLANG EXTRA) OIL

Zinc Oxide – ZINC OXIDE

Posted on

Active Botanical Daily Face Wash

Gentle enough for daily use and all skin types. Botanicals gently cleanse and exfoliate while aloe vera, mango butter, rose watergeranium water, and honeyquat hydrate and nourish skin.

INGREDIENTS: COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, ALOE VERA JUICE, MANGO BUTTER, EMULSIFYING WAX, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS LEAF (ROSE GERANIUM) WATER, ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WATER, ORGANIC ROSE HIP, KAOLIN (NATURAL CLAY), CHAMOMILE, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEY (HONEYQUAT), STEARIC ACID, FRAGRANCE (CERTIFIED 100% NATURAL), CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMA ROSA) OIL, JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (CEDARWOOD) OIL, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SORBIC ACID

Posted on

Announcing ….. Citrus Basil Sugar Scrub

INGREDIENTS: SUCROSE (ORGANIC FAIR TRADE CANE SUGAR), ORGANIC LIQUID CASTILE SOAP CONSISTING OF WATER (and) POTASSIUM OLEATE (and) POTASSIUM COCOATE (and) GLYCERIN (and) POTASSIUM CITRATE (and) POTASSIUM PALM KERNELATE (and) PALM KERNAL ACID, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (RAW SHEA BUTTER), COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, FRAGRANCE
INGREDIENTS: SUCROSE (ORGANIC FAIR TRADE CANE SUGAR), ORGANIC LIQUID CASTILE SOAP CONSISTING OF WATER (and) POTASSIUM OLEATE (and) POTASSIUM COCOATE (and) GLYCERIN (and) POTASSIUM CITRATE (and) POTASSIUM PALM KERNELATE (and) PALM KERNAL ACID, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (RAW SHEA BUTTER), COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, FRAGRANCE
8 ounces $15

Back in stock by popular demand, and I am really glad, thank you, because I missed having it around myself. 8 ounce tub as shown is $15. The price per ounce has gone down, and it should be easier to dispense from this wide-mouth tub.

Things have been crazy busy for me this year so far, and I have not had a lot of time to craft, but all that changes NOW. I don’t want to spend every January immersed in financial and payroll reports for multiple entities any more (​just Re-dew reports!)

I am looking forward to swapping that lid out for a white or perhaps green one, but honestly, it is like this… Until I finish crawling out of the hole of debt that I accrued setting up ‘The Lab’, I am sort of making do when it comes to container colors (haunting clearance sales and snapping up any USA-made bargain containers that I  can use.) When it comes to ingredients, however, I have never and will never cut ANY corners. I like to think that those priorities are also yours, and that you will forgive me the occasional odd color choice during this first year of operations.

Available now in Citrus Basil Scent ~ Coming Next in All Natural Lavender & Lemongrass ~ Coming Soon in ?? Make your wishes heard now!

INGREDIENTS:  Sucrose (Organic  Fair Trade Cane Sugar), Organic Liquid Castile Soap (Water, Potassium Oleate,  Potassium Cocoate, Glycerin, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Palm Kernelate, and Palm Kernal Acid),  Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance