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Our Ingredients & Standards

ORGANIC, NOURISHING AND NONE OF THE CRAP OTHER COMPANIES USE

You won’t find any bizarre or toxic chemicals just pure, minimally processed natural ingredients known for their powerful healing and nourishing qualities.

Natural ingredients are most powerful in their pure, whole form. That’s why we only use ingredients that are minimally processed retaining as much of their bioavailable vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals as possibleand then we add nothing else. We stick to this principle, even though this goes against industry norms — even for supposedly natural products.

We select natural ingredients best suited to support our bodies and microbiomes. Then we partner with the highest quality suppliers that meet our exacting standards.

 

We go way beyond the highly touted EWG VERIFIED ™ standards with formulations so clean you could eat them. They are kind of like a nutrient-dense, home-cooked meal!

 

See every ingredient we use and their quality standards unlike other companies, we have nothing to hide.

 

WHAT WE LEAVE OUT:

  1. No "green chemistry” or toxic chemicals.
  2. No "naturally derived" ingredients (compounds taken from a natural substance and result in an unnatural product). Learn more.
  3. No cheap natural ingredients or fillers (including water!).
  4. No man-made “safer” preservatives (e.g. sodium benzoate). We use natural preservation systems only.
  5. No greenwashing e.g. leading with “natural ingredients”, then slipping in a bunch of junk.
  6. No over use of harsh natural ingredients (like essential oils).

OUR INGREDIENT STANDARDS INCLUDE:

  1. Minimally processed (e.g. unrefined, cold-pressed, non-irradiated).
  2. Nutrient-dense.
  3. Plant & mineral-based.
  4. Certified organic & pesticide-free.
  5. Hexane-free (no chemical processing).
  6. Fair Trade / sustainably sourced.
  7. Non-GMO.
  8. cGMP (good manufacturing) / ISO 9001.
  9. Gluten Free.
  10. Vegan & Cruelty Free.
  11. Glass packaging (eliminates potential toxins leaching from plastic and ingredient degradation).

Plant Oils

ARGAN OIL |  Argania Spinosa 

What is it? Oil extracted from the nuts of the Argan Tree from Morocco.

What are its benefits? Provides deep, nourishing moisture and natural protection from environmental damage for scalp, hair and skin. Rich in omega 6, vitamin A and E. Helps regulate sebum and skin PH.

Great for all skin types. Works well for hair and beards as a leave-in conditioner taming frizz and repairing split ends without a greasy feel.

Quality standards: Hexane-free. Unrefined. Cold pressed.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


AVOCADO OIL |  Persea Gratissima

What is it? Oil pressed from the fleshy pulp surrounding the avocado pit. Believed to have originated from South-Central Mexico.

What are its benefits?
Full of healthy fats (including oleic acid and omega 3 fatty acids) and skin nourishing vitamins A, D and E. Non-greasy. Nutrient rich. Helps soothe and heal dry / damaged skin. Has been shown to help relieve symptoms associated with eczema and psoriasis.

Quality standards: Hexane-free. Unrefined. Cold pressed.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


BLACK CUMIN SEED OIL |  Nigella Sativa

What is it? Oil from Nigella Sativa seeds - a plant indiginous to parts of Europe, Asia, & Middle East. Also known as nigella sativa seed oil.

What are its benefits? Contains thymoquinone, which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. Known to help with common skin concerns (e.g. acne and eczema) as well as gingivitis due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Quality standards: Hexane-free. Unrefined. Cold pressed.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


CANDELILLA WAX |  Euphorbia Cerifera

What is it? Wax derived from leaves of the Candelilla shrub indigenous to northern Mexico and the Southwestern US.

 

What are its benefits? Vegan alternative to Beeswax with similar benefits as a skin-protective barrier agent known to help prevent moisture loss from skin.


Quality standards: Meets National Formulary (NF) standards.


COCONUT OIL |  Cocos Nucifera

What is it? Oil extracted from the fruits of Coconut Palm Trees. Fractionated coconut oil is produced when lauric acid has been removed from the coconut oil and primarily consists of the medium-chain triglycerides. Fractionated coconut oil is very similar to MCT Oil.

 

What are its benefits? Rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and E and a unique combination of fatty acids. Penetrates, moisturizes and supports skin in a way that few other oils can. MCT oil quickly sinks in without clogging pores or oily residue.

 

Quality standards: Hexane-free. Refined. Extra Virgin. Cold pressed. Certified Fair Trade.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International

Note: The fractionated oil we use comes solely from Certified Organic Coconuts (some fractionated coconut oils contain palm oil — ours does not).


JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL |  Ricinus Communis

What is it? Oil from the bean/seed of the Castor Oil Plant, Ricinus Communis. Used for centuries as a medicine and skin ointment. “Jamaican Black” comes from roasted beans creating ash (and a higher PH than regular castor oil) and is the best quality available.

 

What are its benefits?  Rich in Omega 9 and antioxidants, it can promote healthy hair growth and nourish skin. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties can help clear up dandruff and skin infections.


Quality standards: Hexane-free. Unrefined. Cold pressed.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


JOJOBA GOLDEN OIL |  Simmondsia Chinensis

What is it? Oil from seeds of the Jojoba Tree. Called oil, but actually a wax. Golden Jojoba oil is a higher grade than Jojoba with a rich golden color.

 

What are its benefits?  Easily absorbed by skin giving instant and long lasting hydration and moisture. Rich in vitamins E and B complex, along with the essential mineral Zinc – Golden Jojoba is a healthy, gentle and powerful oil. It hydrates hair and smooths the hair shaft, adding elasticity, softness and shine.

 

Quality standards: Hexane-free. Unrefined. Cold pressed.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


OLIVE OIL |  Olea Europaea

What is it? Oil from the fruits of Olive Trees. Known as “liquid gold” heralded by ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans for its wide range of health promoting uses.

 

What are its benefits?  Naturally rich in vitamins K, A and E, plant sterols and phenolic compounds, it fights free radical damage and soothes skin. Moisturizes, heals and protects both skin and hair.


Quality standards: Hexane-free. Unrefined. Extra Virgin. Cold pressed.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


PALM OIL |  Elaeis Guineensis

What is it? Oil pressed from fruit of Oil Palm Trees. Controversy stems from Palm Oil harvested via clear cutting of forests in order to feed massive demand by the food industry often listed as “vegetable oils and fats”.

 

What are its benefits? It contains hard to find tocotrienols, (members of the vitamin E family) which are high-powered antioxidants. In soap, it is known for its ability to remove dirt and excess oils from hair and skin without stripping them.

 

Quality standards: RSPO Segregated Palm Oil (“Segregated” means the Palm Oil we use is both certified organic and only comes from certified sustainable sources). Read more about our commitment here »

Hexane-free. Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


SESAME SEED OIL | Sesamum Indicum

What is it? Oil from seeds of plants in the genus Sesamum, also called Benne. Indigenus to Africa.

 

What are its benefits? Rich in mono- and polyunsaturated acids (PUFAs) and is low in saturated fats. Contains two unique chemicals, sesamol and sesamin — powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory benefits. Loaded with B-complex vitamins.


Quality standards: Hexane-free. Unrefined. Expeller pressed.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


SHEA BUTTER | Butyrospermum Parkii

What is it? Derived from the kernels of the Shea Tree’s fruits of West Africa.

 

What are its benefits? Works to control inflammation, soften and repair skin while conditioning hair and scalp. Rich in stearic, oleic acids and vitamins E and A.

 

Quality standards: Unrefined. Raw. Certified Fair Trade.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


TAMANU OIL | Calophyllum Inophyllum 

What is it? Oil pressed from the fruit kernel of the Tamanu nut tree (aka “Foraha Oil” or “Green Gold”). Contains high levels of Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, and Stearic Acid.

 

What are its benefits? Soothes and eliminates various skin conditions. Repairs, protects, softens and nourishes skin and hair. Known to reduce acne, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis when used topically.

 

Quality standards: Hexane-free. Unrefined. Virgin. Cold pressed.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International

Essential Oils

ANISE ESSENTIAL OIL | Illicium Verum 

What is it? Oil extracted from dried fruits from the Star Anise Plant.

What are its benefits? A natural antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal. Imparts a licorice-like flavor.

Quality standards: Hexane-free. Made in the USA. GFSI and cGMP certified.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


CINNAMON ESSENTIAL OIL | Cinnamomum Zeylanicum 

What is it? Comes from the leaf and bark of the trees that belong to the Cinnamomum species.

What are its benefits? Shown to have significant inhibitory effects against 23 different genera of bacteria. Of all essential oils, it is seen as the most effective at killing the bacteria that causes tooth decay (cavities).

Quality standards: Hexane-free. Made in the USA. GFSI and cGMP certified.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


CLOVE ESSENTIAL OIL | Eugenia Caryophyllata 

What is it? Extracted from the buds and stems of Clove Trees. High in eugenol, a principal component, clove was used in ancient times in dental procedures to numb gums. A powerful antioxidant with a spicy flavor.

What are its benefits? Destroys oral bacteria that can cause gingivitis and bad breath. Effective ingredient in fighting the bacteria that causes periodontal disease. Learn more about clove's superpowers in oral health

Quality standards: Steam distilled. Hexane-free. Made in the USA. GFSI and cGMP certified.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL | Boswellia Carterii 

What is it? Comes from the resin of the Boswellia tree commonly found in Africa, India & the Middle East. Also called Olibanum.

What are its benefits? Known for a wide range of health benefits and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years.

Quality standards: Steam distilled. Hexane-free. Made in the USA. GFSI and cGMP certified.


GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL | Pelargonium Graveolens 

What is it? Oil distilled from the leaves & flowers of the Geranium Plant, a perennial shrub.

What are its benefits? Known to help eliminate dead skin cells and promote regeneration of newer, healthier skin. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and is able to treat acne, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. 

Quality standards: Steam distilled. Hexane-free. Made in the USA. GFSI and cGMP certified.


LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL | Lavandula Angustifolia, Bulgaria 

What is it?  Perennial evergreen plant that produces perhaps the most used essential oil in the world. The highest quality Lavender Essential Oil is derived from steam distilling only the fresh Lavender flowers and no other part of the plant.

What are its benefits? Antiseptic and antifungal. Antioxidant properties can help reduce itching and swelling caused by insect bites. Known to soothe minor cuts and burns, while eliminating bad bacteria from wounds. Promotes healing of irritated and scarred skin, and can improve eczema and psoriasis.

Quality standards: Steam distilled. Hexane-free. Made in the USA. GFSI and cGMP certified.


PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL | Mentha Piperita

What is it? Oil from a naturally occurring hybrid of Water Mint and Spearmint plants. Highest potency and purity comes from steam extracted from the leaves only (not stems).

Note: Peppermint flavoring found in commercial toothpaste is an artificial menthol and offers no benefit in preventing gingivitis. It is not the same as Peppermint Essential Oil.

What are its benefits? Natural anti-inflammatory and gum stimulant.

Quality standards: Steam distilled. Hexane-free. Made in the USA. GFSI and cGMP certified.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL | Rosmarinus Officinalis

What is it? Oil is extracted through the steam distillation of the Rosemary Plant’s flowering tops and leaves.

What are its benefits? Tones and firms skin, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, helps protect from free radical damage, and promotes circulation.

Quality standards: Steam distilled. Hexane-free. Made in the USA. GFSI and cGMP certified.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International. From Spain.


TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL | Melaleuca Alternifolia

What is it? Oil extracted through the steam distillation of the biomass consisting of Tea Tree leaves and twigs. Also called Melaleuca oil.

What are its benefits? Strong antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. High in natural anti-inflammatory agents and contains the plant-chemicals cineol and propanol, both known to decrease gingivitis and reduce plaque.

Quality standards: Steam distilled. Hexane-free. Made in the USA. GFSI and cGMP certified.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International

From the Earth

BAKING SODA | Sodium Bicarbonate

What is it? A salt composed of a sodium cation and a bicarbonate anion.

What are its benefits? Supports gum health. Has mild abrasive properties that let it break the bonds of molecules that stain the teeth. It also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can help fight harmful bacteria.

Quality standards: Food grade. USP grade. Aluminum free.


CALCIUM MONTMORILLONITE (BENTONITE) CLAY

What is it? Form of Calcium Bentonite Clay also known as Green Clay or Desert Clay.

What are its benefits? Mildly abrasive for gently polishing and cleaning teeth. Binds with toxins and harmful bacteria removing them from your mouth. Rich in minerals that support tooth remineralization. Abundant in minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica and potassium, all beneficial to teeth, gums and overall health.

Quality standards: Edible/Food grade. Certified GRAS. Therapeutic grade. Filtered / Unprocessed. Non-irradiated. Mined from remote / protected reaches of the California Mojave Desert in the Death Valley Region.


HIMALAYAN SALT

What is it? Mined from the Salt Range mountains of Pakistan, near the Himalayas, created from ocean deposits 600 and 540 million years old. Also called Pink Himalayan Salt.

What are its benefits? Encourages production of salivation, which supports remineralization of teeth. Himalayan Salt eliminates risk of plastic contamination found in most modern sea salts. Superior to common table salt due to macro and trace minerals.

Quality standards: Food grade. Unprocessed. Ethically Sourced. Kosher Certified.


KAOLIN CLAY

What is it? A white, fine clay rich in naturally occurring silica.

What are its benefits? Creates a smooth toothpaste that gently cleans teeth, absorbs toxins and supports tooth remineralization.

Quality standards: Non-irradiated. Filtered/Unprocessed. Made in the USA.


FULVIC ACID / TRACE MINERAL CONCENTRATE

What is it? A family of organic acids, natural compounds, and components of the humus (which is a fraction of soil organic matter). Includes over 70 trace and macro minerals, 14 amino acids, 5 vitamins and 16 organic acids. Supplies living systems with vital nutrients missing from our soil due to overfarming.

What are its benefits? Powerful transporter of nutrients into (and waste out of) cells. Increases the uptake of the nutrients in the food we eat. Detoxer that binds to toxins and helps remove from the body. Contains all trace minerals in their natural (non man made) form — crucial for whole body health. Vital to a host of cellular functions and aids in tooth remineralization. Fulvic acid is a key component for optimal cellular metabolism, helping skin and mucosa to more efficiently take in nutrients. Helps heal, repair and regenerate skin. 

Quality standards: Chemical free / cold water extraction. Independent 3rd party laboratory testing for strength, potency, composition and integrity. cGMP certified, FSMA & HACCP FDA Compliant. 

Mined from pure, USA clay deposits of ancient plant and marine material.

Plant Oil Extracts

GLYCERIN

What is it? A natural byproduct of the soap making process from palm and coconut oil.

What are its benefits? It acts as a humectant, bringing moisture to the skin. (Used solely in making our 3 in 1 Bar).

Quality standards: ISO 9001 registered. cGMP certified.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International


VITAMIN E | Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus 

What is it? A powerful antioxidant. Can be produced from natural and synthetic sources.

What are its benefits? Acts as a natural preservative for our natural soap. Antioxidants protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. (Used in soley in making our 3 in 1 Bar).

Quality standards: Non-GMO. Extracted from sunflower oil. ISO 9001 registered. cGMP certified. OTCO certified.

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International

Natural Extracts & Derivatives

SODIUM CITRATE

What is it? A naturally derived antioxidant/chelating agent added to the soap oils during the saponification process.

What are its benefits? It stabilizes and protects our natural soap oils from going rancid. (Used in soley in making our 3 in 1 Bar).

Quality standards: ISO 9001 registered. cGMP certified. OTCO certified.


SORBITAN OLIVATE

What is it? Extracted from olive oil. A mixture of fatty acids from olive oil plus a dehydrated sugar known as sorbitol.

What are its benefits? It functions as an emulsifier and mild cleansing agent. Helps bind liquids to oils. Helps moisturize skin.

Quality standards: PEG-free.


Note: While our ingredients are rich in naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, they will not cure deficiencies, or prevent or cure diseases. See our website footer for more.