WHAT MAKES GROUND SOAP SO AWESOME
We use pure and natural vegetable ingredients in our products, 85 to 95 percent of which are certified organic. We only use pure and natural essential oils to scent our products and that means that even people who are sensitive to scent typically have no averse reaction to it.
Skin issues are often caused by the products that people use every day. Many people suffer from mild irritation, oily skin and seasonal dryness that can be irritated further by using beauty products made with synthetic or animal ingredients.
So we choose to only use the best kinds of oils and butters on earth and we source them only from certified organic producers around the world. We then lovingly blend them into our products using low temperatures in order to retain all of their natural enzymes and nutrients. This ensures that the moisturizing and healing benefits of these exotic oils are intact when you use our products on your skin. Best of all, there is no filler, no preservatives, and nothing artificial; just pure and potent skincare made by nature.
We use authentic cold-pressed Virgin Organic Olive Oil from Italy. It's a big ingredient in our bar soap because of it's anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and is well known to make gentle and moisturizing soap. The term "Castile Soap" actually refers to soap that's made with primarily Olive Oil.
We have an ongoing love affair with Shea Butter! We LOVE it! The fact that African mothers have been slathering their skin and that of their babies with it for thousands of years is enough to convince us that it's pretty special stuff. The Shea nut grows wild in West African countries where they are hand-picked and crushed. The oils are collected after being melted out over wood fires and made into butter. Ours comes from a certified organic co-operative in Ghana. You can find it in our soaps and as the main ingredient in our skincare products.
The same bean that brings us chocolate also gives us Cocoa Butter, and just like chocolate it's full of antioxidants. It's a very deep moisturizing butter and is known for its anti-aging and wrinkle busting abilities. We use certified organic Cocoa Butter from the Philippines.
Coconut Oil is full of healthy vitamins and natural enzymes that are known to be anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. But in soap, this oil is what brings the cleaning power. When turned into soap, it's a powerful cleanser that can cut through grease better than any liquid dish soap on the market. Ours is certified organic from the Philippines.
This soft butter is wild harvested from the nut of the mango fruit in India. It is known for its healing properties and is a powerful antioxidant.
We use herbs in our products in several different ways. Some are used for their health benefits, some as exfoliants and some just to add a splash of colour. We source them from one supplier and all are organically grown.
We use no scent other than essential oils. We hear all of the time from people who say that they are normally sensitive to scents but our products don't make them react or cause headaches. The real thing costs more but it's worth it.
You'll never find ingredients in our products that are harmful to environments or the people who produce them. For example, we'll never use palm oil! Why? Because the high demand in many industries for this cheap oil means that rain forests are routinely being leveled to make way for more massive palm plantations. We also know that using certified organic ingredients reduces the chance of counterfeiting in the supply chain and ensures that what we use is what the label says it is.
We believe that there is a market for products that are truly pure and organic and that people value authenticity. Creating products from the right ingredients makes a difference in keeping people (including producers) and the environment healthy and ultimately, makes for a quality product.