We use all-vegetable
and all-botanical ingredients in our products. Nothing more,
nothing less. Here
are the details:
Oil - This classic soap making ingredient makes a very
emollient, gentle to hair and skin soap. This oil was used to
make traditional castile soap. Olive oil makes a soap that
cleans well and is gentle, but remains very soft and doesn't lather
Oil - The best all-around soap making oil. Coconut
oil makes a soap that lathers tremendously and cleans
wonderfully. A soap made with all coconut oil can
unfortunately be drying to the skin and hair Coconut oil actually
cleans a bit too well. For that reason, we use it in
combination with other ingredients.
Oil - We use palm oil as a natural hardener for our
soaps. By itself, palm oil doesn't lather or clean
particularly well, but it does help yield a harder bar and helps
balance the coconut and olive oils in our formulas.
Oil - Used in our soaps as a moisturizing base oil, it
is one of nature's great humectant oils. Castor oil draws
moisture out of the air and helps the skin and hair retain their
Almond Oil - A wonderful emollient oil that softens and
conditions the skin. Sweet almond oil makes a very mild,
luxurious lather. While sweet almond oil makes a wonderful
soap all by itself, it is prohibitively expensive.
Butter - A mimic of the body's sebum oil that Fernwood
uses as a moisturizer as well as skin and hair protectant.
Shea butter is a natural fruit wax that possesses a number of
qualities that are of enormous benefit to skin and hair.
Coconut Oil - A very light weight press of coconut
oil that penetrates into the skin beautifully and helps provide
a lovely protective matte on the skin..
Primrose and Rose Hip Oils - Used as conditioners in our
Liquid Shampoo Soaps. They posses a family of linolenic acids
and linoleic acids which are extremely beneficial to damaged skin
Oils - These are natural herb, flower, and plant
distillates and extracts. They are NOT formulated
perfumes. Perfumes can contain hundreds of different
components. Our blended fragrances contain only pure
essential oils. Most perfumes also contain a high percentage
of synthetic fragrances, fixatives, preservatives and dyes.
Fernwood believes our fragrancing method greatly reduces the
chance for allergic reaction.
Water - Fernwood uses only distilled water in its soap
making. The finest of spring waters usually contains a number
of minerals which give good spring water a wonderful taste.
Unfortunately, these same minerals can cause unwanted chemical
reactions in soap making that could easily effect the quality and
consistency of our soaps.
Extract - We use rosemary extract as a natural preservative
in our products. It is a powerful antioxidant that in itself
is good for skin and hair as well as acting to prolong the life
of our products.