Cypress Scents Ingredients List

Cypress Scents takes pride in top quality ingredients that are well thought out. Each ingredient adds something to the product to make it an excellent quality for you and your loved ones. I’m going to explain the ingredients in our product and why we use each one.

Goat Milk Soap

  • Olive Oil: Olive oil cleanses the skin without stripping away the extra oils. It allows the skin to breathe and sweat naturally and also allows the skin cells to shed away. It makes for a very hard bar of soap and is very rich in oxidants. There are very few people that are allergic to olive oil so it is a great oil to have in soap.
  • Palm Oil: Palm Oil adds hardness to the bar. It helps create a longer lasting soap for our customers. Our palm oil is certified ethically produced. No orangutans harmed by my soap! Our supplier is part of the roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organization that supports sustainable palm oil production.
  • Coconut Oil: Besides the properties of coconut oil that we all know in love (it’s SO good for you!), coconut oil produces large fluffy lather that lasts a long time when you soap up!  Coconut oil possesses antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties…can’t go wrong with that!
  • Castor Oil: Castor oil helps to produce large fluffy, thick lather.
  • Shea Butter: We use shea for its moisturizing benefits but it also has inflammation reducing properties, and is skin smoothing.
  • Goat Milk: Of course! Goat milk is one of the key ingredients. I milk my own goats and make the soap from the fresh milk. Can’t get any better than that! Read more about how much goat milk is in my soap and the process in which I get it from my very spoiled goats!
  • Sodium Lactate: sodium lactate is a liquid salt that produces harder, longer-lasting bars of soap. It is also an emollient, which means it retains moisture.
  • Fragrance Oil OR Essential oil: Most of our soaps contain either of these two ingredients. If the soap contains fragrance oil, it is phthalate free (cancer causing agent). If it contains essential oil, it is a skin safe oil.
  • NOTE about EO: If your soap contains essential oils, it will be an all natural bar. Only natural colorants (spinach leaf powder, etc) also.
  • Other ingredients that go into my soap are on a per bar basis such as lavender buds, oatmeal, coffee grinds or espresso, etc

You can purchase Cypress Scents Goat Milk Soap here:

Goat Milk Soap

Pearberry goat milk soap


Goat Milk Lotion

  • Goat Milk: Of course! Goat milk is one of the key ingredients. I milk my own goats and make the soap from the fresh milk. Can’t get any better than that! Read more about how much goat milk is in my soap and the process in which I get it from my very spoiled goats!
  • Distilled Water
  • Sweet Almond Oil: It is rich in Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, besides a number of other minerals and vitamins, which explains why it is so good for our heart, skin and hair.
  • Avocado Oil: is one of the richest sources of beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid. … Not only is avocado oil extremely good at hydrating and softening your skin, is it also often recommended as an effective treatment for acne and blackheads, eczema and other forms of skin inflammation.
  • Emulsifying Wax: combines oil and water/milk into one solution
  • Shea Butter: We use shea for it’s moisturizing benefits but it also has inflammation reducing properties, and is skin smoothing
  • Steric Acid: Thickening agent in lotion
  • Fragrance or Essential Oil Most of our soaps contain either of these two ingredients. If the soap contains fragrance oil, it is phthalate free (cancer causing agent). If it contains essential oil, it is a skin safe oil.
  • Optiphen (Preservative): Because this lotion is milk and water based, it must contain a preservative. It’s a necessary evil, unfortunately. Optihpen is a paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative
  • Vitamin E: known for it’s anti-oxidant properties
  • Silk: We use silk for its slip in our lotion. It helps to reduce the oiliness that people relate with a typical lotion. This lotion goes on your skin smooth and doesn’t leave an oily residue.

Purchase our Goat Milk Lotion here:

goat milk lotion

What does Cypress Scents soap NOT have?? This is the ingredients of a popular ‘moisturizing cream’ soap, let’s look, shall we?

  • Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate
    • Summary: Cleansing agent that doesn’t appear to have any beneficial properties for your skin
  • Stearic Acid
    • Summary: Cypress Scents uses this in our Lotion as a thickening agent but not in our soap. In soap, it’s used as a hardening agent but has no benefit to skin in soap.
  • Sodium Tallowate
    • Summary: Tallow: beef fat. Very beneficial for your skin in soap.
  • Sodium Palmitate
    • Summary: Palm Oil: Very beneficial for your skin in soap
  • Lauric Acid
    • Summary: saturated fatty acid that contributes hardness, cleansing, and big fluffy lather. Cypress Scents gets the lauric acid naturally from coconut oil, palm oil and olive oil.
  • Sodium Isethionate
    • Summary: detergent used in detergent bar soaps. It makes a dense lather in addition to the lather made by the soap.
  • Water
    • Summary: Cypress Scents uses Goat Milk in place of water in soap
  • Sodium Stearate
    • Summary: It is found in many types of solid deodorants, rubbers, latex paints, and inks
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
    • Summary: An added surfactant derived from coconut oil. Cypress Scents gets it’s surfactant properties naturally from the oils it uses.
  • Sodium Cocoate
    • Summary: Coconut Oil. This is Good!
  • Sodium Palm Kernelate
    • Summary: Palm Kernel Oil. This is good also!
  • Sodium Chloride
    • Summary: Salt-Helps with lather
  • Tetrasodium EDTA
    • Summary: chelating agent, binding with metals to make lotions more stable and soaps lather better without the interference of metal ions. I don’t even know what any of this means or understand why it’s used.
  • Tetrasodium Etidronate
    • Summary: Same thing as tetrasodium EDTA. in here twice?
  • Titanium Dioxide
    • Whitener.
  • NOTE: There was a few note of the fact that it could be either Sodium Cocoate OR Sodium Palm Kernelate, etc. Which is it? Coconut oil or palm kernal oil?

 

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