Olive Oil: Olive oil is an excellent moisturizer that attracts and holds moisture close to the skin and forms a breathable film to prevent loss of internal moisture. When used to make soap, the bars have excellent lather, the soap is mild & cleans well. It is commonly used by individuals who are looking for a natural way to take care of their skin. The vitamin E in olive oil is great for skin care.
Palm Oil: When used in soaps, palm oil creates a hard, long lasting bar of soap that is mild & is and excellent cleanser. Palm oil is rich in vitamin A and E. Others also use palm oil for it's moisture content and to improve the softness of your skin. Palm oil contains natural antibacterials that fight acne bacteria.
Hemp Oil: Hemp oil is and excellent source of essential fatty acids to your skin. These fatty acids are high in antioxidant protection and help to protect your skin from moisture loss. Hemp oil is high in vitamins A and E. Hempseed oil has been reported to reduce inflammation, eczema & psoriasis too.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil Is a preferred oil in soaps because it helps produce a hard bar which has a quick, fluffy lather, even in cold water. Coconut oil is an emollient and is moisturizing, conditioning and protecting to the skin.
Castor Oil: Castor Oil is a pale-colored oil extracted from castor oil beans, the seeds of the castor-oil plant. The oil, when used in cosmetics, acts as a humectant. It attracts and retains moisture to the skin. It is also a thickener and an emollient.
Lye: Lye The common term for a caustic alkali used to make soap. The term is fairly general, and can refer to either potassium hydroxide (also known as potash) or to sodium hydroxide (also known as caustic soda).
Saponification The reaction between a caustic alkali (lye) and the fatty acids in a vegetable oil or animal fat which results in soap.
Are you a Chemist? We aren't. We just love to make our soap with natural ingredients.
Below, you will find some helpful information about the ingredients we use.
Our soap cleans you the natural way! That's why we would Rather Lather with Rainforest Natural Soap!
Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil. Fragrance Oil A blend of synthetic and/or natural ingredients creating a specific fragrance. Essential oil is a natural oil found in many common plants.
Mica Colorant: Color Mica is a product made through the process of grinding mica. It is then colored with binders and pigments after the controlling of particle size.
pH general information: Your skin makes a light acidic secretion to help protect itself. This is called the Acid Mantle. Becauase it is so acidic, the most effective way to clean it off, is by using an alkaline foaming system like soap. Your skin begins resecreting the mantle immediately. Within 20 minutes, it's about 1/3 strength. Within 2-3 hours, it's back up at full strength. This varies from person to person & there are rare cases of this mechanism failing in very sick individuals. There is no health reason to choose one product over another based on pH, assuming pH levels are within 3.30 and 10. It's interesting to note, that the mildest cleanser you can use, also contains the highest pH at 10.01. Poor quality and mass market soaps usually have Free Alkali in them. This is what makes them so harsh and drying. This is good for shelf life, but can be bad for dry skin. Our Rainforest Natural Soap is pH tested before it leaves our shelf. Remember, go natural! Your skin will love it!