INGREDIENTS ARE EVERYTHING!
I take pride in the ingredients in my soaps. Staying true to the name, many ingredients are foraged from our beautiful natural Mojave Desert landscape. Many are grown and harvested right from my own garden. I never use preservatives or unnatural colors. Our Earth has so much to offer and I intend to tap into this wonderful resource.
I believe you'll feel the difference with soothed, moisturized skin.
Visit our Blog page to see how we process some of our ingredients.
When you see Aloe Vera as an ingredient in my soaps, know it comes from my garden of Aloe Vera plants.
Inside the leaves of this succulent, is a wonderful Aloe Vera gel. This gel is packed with minerals, antioxidents, enzymes, vitamins A, C and E. It's incredibly moisturizing and can soothe irritated skin. Surprising to me, it is a natural makeup remover. Stay tuned for a facial and shaving soap I'm working on.
The Creosote Bush is native to the Mojave Desert and used for many reasons by the native americans. It was considered to have "cure-all" medicinal properties. You name the illness, the creosote was thought to be useful. It was used to soothe and heal cuts and scrapes. I cut branches from the creosote plant in my yard and infuse it in olive oil for several months before making soap with it. The result is a gentle, rain-like scent. A local favorite.
When you see Goat Milk Soap on my label, you know this milk comes direct from the farm. Never store bought. And goat milk has so many wonderful properties.
Creates a creamy and gentle soap.
Rich in fatty acids, proteins and glycerine. All great for skin.
Rich in antioxidants like Vitamin A, C and E.
Sage grows so hearty here in the desert. We have three varieties in our yard. Texas, Russian and Salvia. They bloom different shades of beautiful purple flowers and their leaves are pungent with the aroma of sage. I dry the flowers and use as decoration on some soaps and I dry and grind the leaves. The dried sage leaves make a good mild exfoliation and are also good to create a nice earthy green color. A lovely ingredient.
ALWAYS NATURAL COLORANTS
Why use synthetic colors when mother nature provides vibrant colors to play with? The colors of my soap can vary based on the oils and base I am using, such as goat milk or tea infused water. Whatever the base, you can be sure your soap was naturally colored. Here's just a few natural colorants I use: Alkanet Root, Madder Root, Turmeric, Cocoa, Carrot Juice, Pureed Cucumber, French Pink Clay, Rose Kaolin Clay, and Activated Charcoal. I'm constantly experimenting and trying out new trends but I always will keep it as natural and organic as it can get. Clean, Fresh, Simple.
MESQUITE BEAN POD
The Mesquite Tree was used by Native Americans for many reasons. The wood has been used for cooking and barbecuing. The bean pod can be ground into a fine flour and used for pancakes, baked goods and much more. The bean pod can also be boiled in water to extract a beautiful sweet syrup. Sugar is known to be good for lather in soaps and so it was this boiling process that piqued my interest. I began experimenting on how to incorporate it into soaps. The result is a fluffy lather, yet creamy and soothing bar of soap. I love this native desert ingredient