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WHY WE DO & DON'T

WHY we DO use our own raw goat milk in our soaps

TOP SEVEN BENEFITS OF GOAT MILK SOAPS AND LOTIONS!

Helps keep skin acne-free; Prevents premature aging; Protects from skin cancers;  Cleanses gently yet deeply; Helps heal skin infections; Rapid repair to damaged skin - AND Gives skin healthy nourishment!

WHY WE USE THESE INGREDIENTS IN OUR PRODUCTS

 

We Use Local Organic, Free-Trade Coffee:

Did you know that coffee is GREAT for the outside of the body?  It's true! The caffeine and chlorogenic acids (CGA) contained in coffee beans can help reduce inflammation due to skin problems such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Additionally, coffee grounds are promising for fighting skin infection diseases given the antimicrobial properties of their CGA and caffeine. Also, coffee may help reduce the appearance of cellulite on the skin. It’s thought that the caffeine in coffee is the key to cellulite reduction by dilating blood vessels beneath the skin and improving overall blood flow. In turn, this may help decrease the appearance of cellulite.

Only the Best Frankincense Oil Blend: 

Frankincense is a powerful essential oil for beauty and skincare. It is an effective way to calm the complexion naturally. Its healing benefits not only soothe irritated and damaged skin but are also renowned for reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scars. We use a blend of Frankincense grown in various regions throughout the planet which is highly concentrated and boasts a complex level of anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting benefits. It also promotes elasticity and cell turnover.

Some Limited Editions Contain Certified Organic Patchouli Oil: 

Patchouli is a great essential oil for beauty and skincare thanks to its anti-aging properties. Not only does it promote detoxing and healing, but it also helps with fine lines and wrinkles too. This oil also has various anti-ageing properties. Not only does it heal and detox your skin, but its active compounds also help to stimulate muscle contractions to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.

We Also Use Certified Organic Geranium Oil: 

Geranium essential oil soothes irritated skin and boosts hydration. It has similar properties as rose essential oil.  This oil is a natural anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory oil, it actively boosts skin's health and natural glow. By helping skin stay conditioned, and soothing irritated or breakout prone skin, it fights against skin affected by harsh weather conditions or prone to acne.

 

The Best Local & Natural Lavender Oil: 

Lavender essential oil has many benefits to the skin and a calming aroma. It naturally reduces redness and helps to clean the skin’s surface without stripping its natural oils. Lavender oil kills germs, which may help to prevent and cure acne outbreaks. The oil's beta-caryophyllene works as a natural anti-inflammatory and it can assist in relieving the inflammation. Additionally, Lavender oil contains antibacterial and antifungal qualities, which may aid in the healing process.

Amazingly Beneficial Certified Organic Rhubarb Root Powder: 

This amazing powder helps the skin in so many ways! It's a great moisturizer and helps to recover skin hydration. It protects the skin from future moisture loss. It contains a molecule called rhaponticin, which has been found to help stimulate the growth of skin cells and barrier lipids. The vitamin A in rhubarb may also help fight free radicals that cause skin damage and premature aging, keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful. It's also high in antioxidants, and many other important vitamins and minerals that provide a variety of health benefits.

Anti-inflammatory Ceylon Cinnamon:

This powder contains antiseptic properties which makes it an excellent ingredient in the treatment of acne, pimples and blackheads. Additionally, it helps reduce signs of aging, improves complexion, helps treat eczema and rosacea and cleanses the scalp.

We Grow Our Own Juniper Berries/Oil: 

They have antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties that help fight against acne and breakouts. They also help balance the sebum production by reducing excess oil production. This, in turn, reduces clogging and blocking of pores.​

The Best Ever Cranberry Seed Oil: 

This contains benzoic and other organic acids that help fight skin irritation and inflammation. The rich Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids help strengthen the skin's protective barrier, to calm inflamed and dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.

WHY we DON'T

Some companies use chemicals that are not only NOT beneficial, but are actually harmful. We don’t use chemicals, harmful ingredients, artificial colors or fragrance oils.

WHY WE DON't USE THESE INGREDIENTS IN OUR PRODUCTS

One of the most common chemicals in bath and beauty products is Ceteareth-20. If you check the label of your soaps, shampoos, lotions etc and see Ceteareth-20, here’s the research as to why we don’t include it in our products.

Ceteareth-20 is the polyethylene glycol ether of cetearyl alcohol; may contain potentially toxic impurities such as 1,4-dioxane. Common concerns. More specifically, ceteareths may contain 1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide, both possible human carcinogens.According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel, ceteareth 20 is safe to use for cosmetic purposes. However, dermatologists warn those with damaged, irritated, or extremely sensitive skin not to use products that contain the ingredient as it can make skin irritation even worse

Another chemical used in skin-care is PEG-100. Proper purification is essential with this additive, but we don’t use it at all because there is no real benefit. Here’s some more information on PEG-100 

PEG-100 The PEG found is skincare products is a thick sticky substance that can clog pores. Ingredients composed of PEG to be avoided include PEG 100 Distearate, PEG 150 Distearate, PEG 100 Stearate, PEG 16 Lanolin, PEG 20 Stearate, PEG 20 Stearate, PEG 200 Dilaurate, and PEG 8 Stearate  PEG-100 Stearate is safe to be used on skin and hair. It is sometimes considered carcinogenic because the manufacturing process leaves behind a residue known as 1,4-dioxane that has been linked to uterine and breast cancers. However, with proper purification procedures in check, PEG-100 Stearate is safe for use. Polyethylene Glycol-100 stearate is an ethoxylated chemical, meaning that it's created using the carcinogen ethylene oxide, traces of which, and its carcinogenic by-product 1-4,dioxane can remain in the product.

Fragrance Oils are not beneficial and can actually be harmful. 

The problem with fragrance oils in skin care products is that manufacturers don’t have to tell you what chemicals are used to create it. Because the components that go into fragrances are classified as “trade secret”, manufacturers do not have to disclose exact ingredients. Synthetic fragrances are made with additional chemical ingredients and petroleum by-products. Among those chemicals are aldehydes, benzene derivatives and toluene - some of the same chemicals found in toilet bowl cleaner, paint thinner, wart remover, and insect repellents. Because of the vast number of fragrance ingredients, the potential health outcomes are varied. Fragrance ingredients are known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, developmental toxins, neurotoxins, and more.


Artificial colors have no place in any of our products.  

Colors such as artificial Micas, Lakes and FD&C are the most controversial and can be particularly harmful. Keep an eye out for yellow #6, Red #40, and Green #3.  Most dyes are made with a combination of 20 or more chemicals in order to achieve a particular shade. These chemicals are synthetically created from chemically refined petroleum by-products, acetone, and coal tar. The safety of these dyes is highly controversial.  

The three most widely used culprits-Yellow 5, Yellow 6 and Red 40-contain compounds, including benzidine and 4-aminobiphenyl, that research has linked with cancer. Research has also associated food dyes with problems in children including allergies, hyperactivity, learning impairment, irritability and aggressiveness. 


Remember: products that you put on your skin get absorbed into your cells with some amount reaching your bloodstream. Your skin is your body's largest organ. Potentially harmful effects of dyes include neurotoxicity, cancer risk, skin irritation, rash, eczema, and hyper-pigmentation. 
 

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