Olive Oil - Olive Oil is naturally rich in vitamin E (natural alpha-tocopherol). High in oleic acid. Good for skin cell regeneration. Traditionally, Olive Oil is the only oil used in castile soap. The wonders of olive oil are gaining acclaim for antioxidant properties, which protect the skin from premature aging. It also seals in needed moisture to help skin look younger and more vibrant.
Vegetable Shortening- If you suffer from dry skin, or just want a good moisturizer, pure vegetable shortening does an excellent job out of the can. Image how great it feels blended with other natural oils.
Cucumber - Cucumber helps treat many skin problems. It has become part of daily beauty product into face packs, facials, juice and many other things which can affect your skin. Due to its cooling effect it can be termed as a magic wand for all your skin problems. The cleaning and cleansing property helps your skin tremendously making it soft and supple.
Cantaloupe - It has been discovered that beta-carotene in vitamin A protects dark green, yellow and orange vegetables and fruits from solar radiation damage. It is widely believed that it plays a similar role in human body. Broccoli, squash, Carrots, tomatoes, cantaloupe, peaches, apricots etc. are particularly rich in vitamin A. Cantaloupe soothes and cools the skin.
Rosemary - Helps to increase circulation. Rosemary Is an outstanding free radical scavenger and therefore has amazing antioxidant properties. Rosemary is also known for its antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, parasitic and stimulant properties.
Oatmeal - Oats are a rich source of magnesium, potassium. zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, thiamine, and pantothenic acid. Oats also contain phytonutrients such as polyphenols, phytoestrogens, lignins, protease inhibitors, and vitamin R (they’re an excellent source of tocotrienols and multiple tocopherols - important members of the vitamin E family). In skin care products, oatmeal relieves dry, itchy or irritated skin.
Castor Oil - Excellent for dry, rough skin. Rich in fatty acids. Acts as a humectant in soaps and cosmetics as it draws moisture to itself. Castor oil is very smooth and silky and because of this, it has been used for many years for use in massage, including applications for calluses, bunions, moles, warts, various skin condition, cysts, and many other conditions.
Vitamin E - Is a principal fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin in the body. It protects cellular membranes, lipoproteins and other "oily" structures. Skin is high in unsaturated fatty acids ("oily" molecules) especially susceptible to free radical damage.
Palm Oil - Palm fruit oil is rich in antioxidants. Palm oil is a form of vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the Oil palm tree. Each fruit contains a single seed (the palm kernel) surrounded by a soft oily pulp. Oil is extracted from both the pulp of the fruit (palm oil) and the kernel (palm kernel oil). Palm oil is the largest natural source of tocotrienol, part of the Vitamin E family.
Canola Oil - High in Omega 3 fatty acids.
Avocado Oil - Ounce for ounce, avocado's top the charts among all fruits for foliate. potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium. Avocado oil is known for its excellent penetrating qualities without clogging skin pores.
Hemp Oil - Hemp oil is one of the few seed oils containing significant quantities (20%) of alpha-linolenic acid, an important omega-3 EFA. Hemp oil is also the source of a rare super omega-3 EFA called stearidonic acid (SDA) that is the “first metabolite” in the omega-3 family. Excellent moisturizing properties. Excellent glide without being greasy. Penetrates quickly - one of the “driest“ natural oils available. High in Essential Fatty Acids. Excellent choice for dry or damaged skin (i.e. eczema, psoriasis and mastaligia.) Darker color and slight natural odor when compared to Refined Hemp Seed Oil. All Natural. Expeller Pressed.
JoJoba Oil - One of the special qualities about Jojoba Oil is that it not really “oil” but it is comprised of liquid wax esters. Sebum, a liquid wax ester found naturally in human skin, acts to waterproof and protect both hair and skin, keeping skin from becoming dry and brittle.Jojoba is easily absorbed in the skin, is hypo-allergenic, and contains many key nutrients and minerals including: Vitamin E, Vitamin B complex, plus silicon, chromium, copper and zinc.
Sweet Almond - Sweet almond oil is used topically to moisturize dry skin and relieve itching due to dryness. This is a great addition to soap because it is quickly absorbed by the skin leaving it soft and smooth. Excellent penetrating qualities and good spread ability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage oil. Adds moisturizing attributes. Excellent substitute for petroleum based oils. Does not clog pores. All Natural. Cold Pressed.
What are Essential Oils (eo)?
Essential oils are derived from various parts of a plant. Plant oils can be found in seeds, bark, root, leaves, peel, flowers, wood, balsam and resin. Also, some plants produce numerous oils such as one from the flower and one from the leaves. Different oils from different parts of the plant produce a different plant oil.
Cedarwood - Imparts a warm, balsamic cedar smell that is soothing and comforting. Cedarwood is known for its antiseptic and astringent properties.
Lavender - The health benefits of lavender oil for the skin can be attributed to its antiseptic and antifungal properties. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly as it aids in the formation of scar tissues.
Lemongrass - A wonderful muscle and skin toner. Lemongrass is also known for its anti-oxidant, astringent, bactericidal, deodorant,
and fungicidal properties.
Honey - One of the oldest medicines known to man, honey has been used in the treatment of skin ulcers, wounds, eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff. Honey also ages to a impart a beautiful golden amber color to soap.
Coconut Oil - Coconut oil is renowned for health benefits in both skin care and cooking. Coconut Oil contains high levels of special fatty acids that boost metabolism, stimulate the immune system, reduce appetite and increase cardiovascular health. In skin care, coconut oil reduces free radical production and strengthens connective tissue, literally rejuvenating the skin. Coconut oil is excellent moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin. The benefit of coconut oil on the skin is comparable to that of mineral oil. Further, unlike mineral oil, there is no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin with the application of coconut oil. Coconut oil therefore is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It is believed to delay wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age.
Almonds - Almonds are an excellent source of protein, calcium, copper, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1, niacin and other B vitamins. With their high fat content their use helps replenish the skins natural oils. Like olive oil, the fat is “good fat” - unsaturated oils very high in linolenic acid that is especially beneficial for dry skin care.
Please Note - Natural Soap Cauldron does not certify any health claims associated with the ingredients we use to make our soap. This information is provided to highlight some of the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are present in the ingredients we have chosen to use. This information will guide you in choosing what ingredients are desirable for your specific skin concerns.
Shea Butter - High in vitamin and mineral content. Known to benefit dry skin. Melts at skin temperature. Natural Aroma. All Natural. Expeller Pressed.
Fragrance Oils (fo)
All Fragrance Oils used are 'Phthalate Free' scents
Rainforest Fragrance Oil - Aromatic Notes:
Jasmine, Floral's, Citrus, Light Woods
Sweet Rain Fragrance Oil - Aromatic Notes: Jasmine and Sweet Summer Flowers
French Vanilla Fragrance Oil - Aromatic Notes: Fresh Vanilla
Very Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil - Aromatic Notes: Bergamot, Sandalwood, Musk
Compared to: Victoria Secret
Burmese Wood Fragrance Oil - Blend of Cedar, Patchouli, Amber, Musk
Comparable to Trapp
Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil - Blend of Lily and Jasmine
Compare our fragrance to Bath & Body Works Fresh Linen.
Patchouli Fragrance Oil - Smells like Patchouli
Tea Tree - Tea tree oil contains constituents called terpenoids, which have been found to have antiseptic and antifungal activity. The compound terpinen-4-ol is the most abundant and is thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's antimicrobial activity.
Acai Butter Blend - Contains a proprietary blend of Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Acai Fruit which has 20 times the amount of anti-oxidants found in red wine. Nutrient and anti-oxidant rich