We try to put as little ingredients as possible in our products. Specific product ingredients will be on their listings, but the basics are:
Soap: Sodium hydroxide mixed with Olive oil, Coconut oil, Palm oil, Avocado oil, Shea butter, Jojoba oil, fragrance or essential oils, and mica for coloring.
Bath bombs: Baking Soda, Epsom Salts, Citric Acid, Corn Starch, Coconut Oil, fragrance or essential oils, and mica for coloring.
Lye is what makes real soap, soap! Lye (sodium hydroxide) mixes with oils creating a chemical reaction called saponification, which makes soap! Extra science speak: Saponification is a process that involves conversion of fat or oil into soap and alcohol by the action of heat in the presence of aqueous alkali (e.g. NaOH). So when all is said and done, the lye isn't there anymore, it's been eating up by the chemical reaction :)
We feel we've made a better soap than our competitors by doing our testing upfront with high quality oils, and getting a superfat level we like. Superfatting means that not all of the oil was eaten up by the chemical reaction - so it's not quite as drying as some other soaps. We live in Alberta, it's dry here! We need all the help we can get :)
We decided early on that we were not going to use an extra chemical emulsifier in our bombs. This means that yes, the oil and mica may leave a ring around your tub. This is easily wiped off right after a bath - it is not a stain. If it's left to dry, you may need to use your regular bathroom cleaners, but it's not staining your tub. We feel better keeping any additional chemicals down to a minimum in our products.
We have to leave that up to you, dear user. It's everyone's responsibility to test products before using if there's a known sensitivity or allergy. if you have sensitive skin, test the product on a small area of skin first before proceeding. If you experience any irritation, discontinue use immediately.
Please send us an email or use the form on our contact page, and we will respond as soon as we can!