We like to keep things simple. This is what we use, and why.
activated bamboo charcoal
Activated charcoal is extremely porous, and has an incredible ability to absorb excess oil. We add it our products for a gentle cleaning boost, and for it's naturally dramatic hue.
A silky soft starch made from ground arrowroot rootstalks, it’s light feel and ability to absorb excess oil make it a perfect fit for our dry shampoo.
Not just for toast, we use this nutrient rich fruit oil in our lip balms.
Commonly known as pot marigold, calendula extract is a very calming plant oil, with a warm and subtle herbal scent. It lends a beautiful orange hue to the finished product.
A vegan wax derived from the leaves of the candelilla shrub. We use it to harden our vegan lip balms.
Also known around town as fractionated coconut oil, medium chain triglycerides, and MCT oil, this ingredient is the result of heating and separating the fatty acids found in coconut oil. It feels featherlight on skin and tends not to clog pores, which is why we love to use it in our balm cleanser.
Pressed from the seeds of the castor bean plant, castor oil is naturally thick and sticky. We use it in soaps to create a rich lather.
Citric acid is often seen being mixed with baking soda to create fizzy bath treats. We also use it as a pH adjuster.
Naturally occurring, each clay has it’s own unique texture and absorbency level. We use a variety of clays in our soaps to add slip, texture, and muted visual tones.
A unique and versatile oil that goes well with (almost) everything. We mostly use it in soaps, where it creates big beautiful bubbles.
di-ppg-2 myreth-10 adipate
A gentle surfactant which allows oil and water to mix. We use it in our cleansing balm so that the oils are easily removed from your skin, without the need to steam or scrub them off.
We use these plant essences to naturally scent our products, and to bring their unique properties into each product we make. We scent products designed for the face very gently.
Glycerin draws moisture from the air to your skin, to help it stay hydrated. Ours is sourced from organic, non-gmo soybeans.
Made from the leaves and stems of indigo producing plants, this blue powder imparts a lovely blue-grey to our soaps and potions.
A liquid plant wax that resembles our skin’s own natural sebum. We include it in our lips balms and balm cleanser.
A nourishing butter made from mango seeds.
Olive oil is infamous for it's use in soap. It’s gentle on skin, and creates a soft, cushiony lather.
Also known as cera bellina, this ingredient is derived from beeswax. We use it to thicken our cleansing balm and help it rinse cleanly.
rice bran oil
A gentle, vitamin rich oil made from the outer hull of brown rice.
Created during the production of rose absolute, rose wax is beautifully fragrant.
We use this briny essence of the sea to exfoliate, soften, and purify.
A staple in our skincare kit, this deeply moisturizing butter is made from the nut of the karite tree.
sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide
Also known as lye, these two ingredients are used to turn fats and oils into soap. The lye is fully used up during saponification, so none remains in the final product. Unless you’ve found yourself at a medieval recreation, lye today is lab made to ensure strength and purity.
We make our classic soap bars with tallow, which we get from a local business who works with small BC farms. Tallow is a traditional soap ingredient that makes very long lasting, and very gentle soap. We love it for the amazing properties it brings to our soaps, and because it allows us to work with a surplus local ingredient instead of shipping in new materials from across the globe. Plus, we get to help another business work towards their goals of reducing their footprint.
An antioxidant extraordinaire that keeps the oils and butters in our formulas fresh. Our vitamin E is sourced from non-gmo sunflower seeds, which also provide skin loving phytosterols and naturally occurring squalene.
Our products are created in a studio that handles coconut products and other common allergens, and while we try our best, crossover may occur. Please get in touch if you have any specific concerns.